January 30th thru February 28th Into the Storm Daniel Angeli and Candy Spilner, Paintings Candy Spilner, Artist Talk January 30th at 2pm, opening reception 3-5pm. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY 12758. (845) 436-4227. Visit them on Facebook CAS Arts Center or check out their Website!
Daniel Angeli, “Cracked Hull,” 2013, photograph, acrylic on canvas. Featured in “Into the Storm” at the CAS Arts Center through February 28.
Candy Spilner, “Kubutamahan” 2012, oil, sand, photocopy on board construction. Featured in “Candy Spilner, Paintings” at the CAS Arts Center, on display through February 28.
The Library is offering another fun adult craft class with Ramona Jan! Create a framed mirror collage that represents with you, using personal mementos and other provided materials. Call 439-5440 to register for this January 23rd class.
AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers will provide free tax preparation and electronic filing at the Livingston Manor Library this tax season. AARP Tax-Aide is set up for taxpayers with low and middle income and particularly those age 50 and older. Participants do not need to be AARP members; all are welcome. Tax-Aide is a free, confidential service offered by friendly, trained volunteers, certified by the IRS. The program has helped nearly 50 million people since 1968 and currently has over 5,000 sites throughout the country. Call the Livingston Manor Free Library at (845) 439-5440 for an appointment.
The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Exhibition Season. Applications from artists and curators may be submitted now through February 1, 2016.
All work will be considered for solo and group shows at the recommendation of our independent panel in a “blind jury” process. We encourage artists working in any medium to consider making a proposal.
For more information and our online Submission Form, visit our website by following this link Call for Submissions
The 11th Annual Boxcar of Goodies was divided into three on December 23rd and the three lucky winners were Joanne Porzini, Joanna Hartell and Sharon Jones. Congratulations and thank you to everyone for shopping local.
Congratulations to the winners of the Holiday Trains on Main Coloring Contest! So many of the drawings were colored so very well by the elementary students of Livingston Manor Central School. Well done children! 1st Place: Ashley Hoag, 2nd Place: Cassie Wolcott and 3rd Place: Sean Nichols.Prizes (donated by Charles Angelo Irace and Jackie Jara-Cole will be available for pick-up in Mrs. Mills computer lab at LMCS when classes resume. Photo courtesy of Charles Angelo Irace.
FLY AWAY SALE
You’re invited to the “Fly Away Sale” on the last 4 days of the “Holiday Duck Print Exhibit” – Thursday, Dec, 31 through Monday January 4th (closed Jan. 1st.)
Both framed and unframed prints are for sale at up to 50% off the original prices AND 100% of the proceeds go to assist Sullivan County cancer patients with travel-to-treatment expenses. The prints were a generous donation to Ride 2 Survive – Sullivan County. Fly on in and enjoy them! The Exhibit & Sale ends on Jan 4th.
And speaking of ducks, did you know the national conservation organization, Ducks Unlimited, was founded right here in Lew Beach? We’ll have a little display about that history as well as a map of our fabulous Bashakill Wildlife Management Area – a major local flyway for migrating ducks, geese and birds, as well as home to many.
On Saturday, December 5th, the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and CAS Arts Center kick off Holiday Trains On Main, a nostalgic trip back in time with model trains on view at many locations in town. Maps showing the locations will be available at CAS and participating businesses. In addition, the public is invited on December 5th and 12th to two special presentations about railroad history hosted by CAS at the Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor.
A great old ad that was used by the O&W Railroad to promote travel to “the mountains”. Submitted by John Conway.
Visitors can enjoy the show up close or looking in the windows even when
closed to experience the magical nostalgia of the season.
Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 pm “The Quiz…And Other Stories” – presented by Fred Fries. The arrival of the Ontario & Western Railway hastened the growth and development of Livingston Manor from a wilderness mill-town into a thriving community. But likewise, Livingston Manor’s numerous industries played an important role in the railroad’s subsequent survival for eighty-five years. “The Quiz…And Other Stories” recollects the memory of Livingston Manor as a railroad town.
Saturday, December 12th, 1:00 pm “Doctors Say ‘Go to the Mountains!’ How the Railroad Built Tourism in the Sullivan County Catskills” – presented by John Conway, Sullivan County Historian. Both of the region’s two great periods of tourism came about largely because of its reputation as a healing environment and the railroad’s promotion of the pure air, pure water and pure milk to be found here. Sullivan County Historian John Conway takes a critical look at the role of the railroad in building a tourism industry here that eventually comprised more than 500 hotels and 50,000 bungalows.
Boxcar of Goodies
To thank patrons for shopping locally, Livingston Manor businesses are giving away an armload of gifts to three lucky shoppers. The 11th Annual Boxcar of Goodies, filled with gifts donated by local businesses, gives additional incentive to shop in Livingston Manor. The more you shop, the better your chances of winning. Receive one entry for every $20 spent in a participating business. The drawing is December 23rd.
Fall Passports Are Here!
Thank you for supporting local business and entering to win $20 gift certificates from ALL of the eighteen participating businesses!
Shopping in Livingston Manor matters, and we would like to congratulate Sheila Shultz, the winner of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce Fall 2015 Passport Program.
Get ready to participate in our 11th Annual Boxcar of Goodies that is coming up.
Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun during the Livingston Manor Labor Day Festival on Sunday, September 6.
Pre-festival activities include a 5K run at 10:00 a.m. and fun runs for kids at 11:00 a.m., both starting on Main Street.
Festival activities will open in Renaissance Park (near the traffic light on Main Street) at 1:00 a.m. starting with music by Doug Rogers and the Backseat Drivers who will be followed by guitarist Cat Wilson and a talent show highlighting the abilities of local youth. The talent show will be opened by the gifted singer Tessa Nettleton, 8th grader and last year’s talent show winner. For children, there will be country-fair-style games, face painting and crafts. Library volunteers will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers from Snowdance Farm, and Thai food will be available from Sweet Basil. Visitors will find vendors with child-friendly products including handmade toys and dolls; view vintage cars from local car clubs and browse the colossal book sale.
Three beautiful handmade quilts will be raffled off to benefit the library; the Livingston Manor Central School (LMCS) 8th grade class will hold a bake sale; and the LMCS teachers will have free iced coffee for festival-goers.
This event is sponsored by the Livingston Manor Library and the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce with support from Global Natural Foods, Livingston Manor Rotary Club, Jeff Bank and M&M Auto Group. Proceeds benefit the children’s programs of the Livingston Manor Library.
For more information call 845-439-5440. To register for the 5K run, go to livingstonmanorlibrary.org for a printable registration form or active.com to register online.