Carolyn Bivins Named ‘Heart of the Manor’ 2012

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY, Sept. 30. 2012 — Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the “Heart of the Manor”  award will be presented to Carolyn Bivins at the “Hoe Down for Our Town” on October 27, 2012, at Lanza’s Country Inn in Shandelee.

Local entrepreneur and founder of QuikType and Canvas Art, Carolyn Bivins has been active in the Town of Rockland since 1976. She started a local newspaper called The Towne Crier, published the first Town of Rockland Visitors Guide and continues to work with the Chamber of Commerce to advance Livingston Manor’s visibility.

Known widely for her impeccable skills as a graphic designer as well as for her generosity of spirit, there are few businesses, organizations and individuals that have not been aided by Ms. Bivins talents as well as her caring nature. Most recently, Carolyn has been instrumental in working on Manor Ink, a newspaper published by the young people of the community through the Livingston Manor Free Library.

The Community of Livingston Manor would like to extend to Carolyn Bivins our very best wishes.

Livingston Manor Alive with Birds of Prey

Chiavaro and female Peregrine Falcon

Livingston Manor, NY  – Excitement is building for Livingston Manor’s first Bird of Prey Day on Saturday, September 29 at the Livingston Manor Central School (LMCS). The event is hosted by Peter Chiavaro, a general falconer and resident of Livingston Manor. Dozens of bird of prey are expected to be on hand for the event, including falcons, hawks and owls.

Map and Special Offers, click to enlarge.

“Bird of Prey Day could be a once in a life time opportunity for people to experience the world of raptors first hand. Licensed falconers will be on hand to answer questions and introduce the public to their birds”, said Bird of Prey Day host Chiavaro.

The public is invited to get close to these wild and powerful birds of prey throughout the day. A Birds of Prey Tent will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Demonstrations will be held in the LMCS gymnasium at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There is also a not to be missed flying event scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on the field.

A variety of craft and food vendors will be on the grounds at LMCS. Many businesses on and around Main Street will also be offering special events and offers for Bird of Prey Day including the CAS Arts Center, Flour Power Bakery & Café, the Livingston Manor Library, Madison’s Main Street Stand, Main Street Farm, Morgan Outdoors, The Plunk Shop, Rolling River Café and Gallery, Wildlife Gift Shop and Willow and Brown.

Sponsors include Jeff Bank of Livingston Manor, the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, the Livingston Manor Community Center, Willow and Brown and All American Event Rentals.

Admission to the event is $3.00 per person. Funds raised will benefit low income families of the Livingston Manor School District.

For more information, please go to www.livingstonmanor.org to download a parking map and find more details regarding special “Bird of Prey Day” events and offers in Livingston Manor.

Manor Ink’s Sept. 29 Benefit Will Also Help Flood Fund

The staff at Manor Ink, Livingston Manor’s library-based, youth-led newspaper has voted to give 75% of the proceeds from this Saturday’s I-Ching fundraiser to the Rockland Relief Fund, aka The Flood Fund. The benefit happens from 5 to 7 p.m. at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor.

Students of the I-Ching will be giving personal readings from the ancient Chinese Book of Changes, the I-Ching which gives some pretty great advice about life. Donations of any size will be welcome and coffee, tea and homemade cookies (and fudge) will be served! Of the donations, 75% will now go to the flood fund; 25% will go toward Manor Ink’s printing and equipment expenses.

Copies of the latest issue will be available as a bonus to all participants. Morgan Outdoors is located at 46 Main Street in Livingston Manor, just up the block from Catskill Art Society.

For more information, contact Lisa Lyons, your host at Morgan Outdoors, at 845-439-5507, or Barbara Gref, a Manor Ink mentor, at 845-482-3458.

Author Nina Burleigh at CAS Oct. 6

This photograph of author Nina Burleigh was taken earlier this year at the Mosque of Nabi Musa, in the desert east of Jerusalem, where Muslims believe Moses is buried.

Reading with Author Nine Burleigh at Catskill Art Society

Livingston Manor, NY – Nina Burleigh, a journalist and the author of
five books including the bestseller “The Fatal Gift of Beauty,” will
be at the CAS Arts Center on Saturday, October 6, from 4:00 to 6:00
p.m. to read from her upcoming e-book, tentatively titled, “Under the
Black Blanket” and to discuss and answer questions about some of her
previous books, which will also be available for sale.

Burleigh spent six weeks in the Middle East during 2012, based in
Cairo and Jerusalem, working on various projects, including a short
book about the status of women in the wake of the Arab Spring. She
will share her observations on women, religion and politics in this
rapidly transforming and conflicted region, and read from her upcoming
e-book.

Burleigh will also bring and answer questions about some of her
previous books, including her best-seller, “The Fatal Gift of Beauty,”
about the dark side of Italy revealed by the Amanda Knox trial;
“Unholy Business,” about Biblical relic forgery in Jerusalem; and
“Mirage,” about Napoleon’s scientists in Egypt and the first
interaction between scientists and Islam in the modern era.

Burleigh is the author of five books, has appeared often on television
and radio, and has written for numerous magazines, websites and
newspapers. She and her husband are residents of Narrowsburg and
Manhattan.

The CAS Art Center is located at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor,
NY.  There is no cost to attend this event. The CAS Arts Center is
fully wheel chair accessible.

About Catskill Art Society
Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as
a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment
of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary
art practices and facilitates creative and professional development
for established and emerging artists. Located in Livingston Manor, the
renovated 4,500+ square foot facility includes a designated fine arts
gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting
studio, and a digital arts lab. For more information, please visit
www.catskillartsociety.org

Fly Fishing Hall of Fame to Induct Eight

Stu Apte, right, is among those to be inducted to the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame October 6 in Livingston Manor.

Induction Ceremonies October 6 at Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

See thumbnail biographies of the inductees here

Livingston Manor, NY  — The 17th Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Induction will take place on Saturday October 6th  at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor those individuals who have significantly enhanced the culture of fly fishing.

The following individuals have been selected for the 2012 installation:

LIVING: Stu Apte – Saltwater Fly Fishing Pioneer, Innovator, Conservationist & Author; Thomas McGuane – An author who has loved angling always; Ed Shenk Author, Angler, Fly Tyer, Instructor; Larry Solomon – Innovator, Fly Fisher, Author, Conservationist.

DECEASED: Joe Brooks – Dean & Mentor of Outdoors’ Writing, Conservationist, and 20th Century Ambassodor to Fly Fishing Around the World; Carrie Frost – Founder of the Fly Tackle Capital of the World, Stevens Point, WI; Dr. George Parker Holden – Historian and First Mentor to Modern Angling, Rodmaking and Streamcraft; Paul Young Rodmaker, Fly Tackle & Fly Fishing Innovator.

Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Day Schedule  Saturday October 6:
All activities will be held in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and are open to the public.

  • pm  –  “Paul H Young, His Legacy and Accomplishments” a special presentation by Historian Robert Golder; “Paul H. Young, His Legacy and Accomplishments” will be held in the museum.  Paul H. Young, rodmaker Bob Summers will bring in several examples of Young rods for display.
  • pm  – Pre Induction Reception.
  • 3 pm  – Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, officiated by MC Tom Woodbury. Immediately following the ceremony,  both new and past inductees will be available for photos, book signings.  All 2012 living inductees will be on hand in addition to family members and representatives of the deceased.  Past Hall of Fame inductees will include: Joan Wulff, Art Lee, Mary Dette, Al Cauuci and others.
  • 5:30 pm  – The 2012 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner will be catered on the Catskill Fly Fishing Center property.  Reservations are required to attend the dinner; ($50 CFFCM members and guests, non-members $65; call 845-439-4810 to make a reservation.)

At CAS: It’s a Party!

 40th Anniversary Is Cause for Big Sept. 29 Celebration

Livingston Manor, NY – Catskill Art Society (CAS) is hosting a party to celebrate the organization’s 40th Anniversary on Saturday, September 29 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the CAS Arts Center, located at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY.  2012 marks 40 years of providing exhibitions, classes, and community for artists and people who care about the arts.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a special evening of dinner catered by Flour Power Bakery and Café, wine from Eminence Road Farm Winery and Callicoon Wine Merchant, and live music. Tours of CAS’s proposed second floor theater and performance space will also be provided.

With donations from CAS members and the community, Catskill Art Society purchased the CAS Arts Center building at 48 Main Street out of foreclosure in October 2011. The 4,500 square foot first floor was renovated for CAS to become a tenant in 2007. Since purchasing the building, CAS has completed major work to reinforce and stabilize the foundation and roof of the 9,000 square foot building. Improving the building’s energy efficiency is next and then on to the real fun: renovating the second floor into a theater and performance space.

A $40 donation in honor of CAS’s 40th year as an organization is suggested at the door. Advance reservations are required. RSVP to the CAS Arts Center at 845-436-4227 or ann@catskillartsociety.org

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. Located in Livingston Manor, NY, the renovated 4,500+ square foot facility includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and a digital arts lab. For more information, please visit www.catskillartsociety.org

‘Framing the Landscape’ Exhibit Through Oct. 7

Show Features the Work of Gregory T. Davis, Chip Forelli & Kit Sailer

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY – Catskill Art Society presents “Framing the Landscape,” a three-person exhibition featuring photographs from Gregory T. Davis and Chip Forelli and oil paintings by Kit Sailer at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street. The exhibit runs through Oct. 7.

Gregory T. Davis lives and works as an artist in Kentucky. Davis will show a collection of color photographs in “Framing the Landscape” that are an examination of the dichotomy of vision within one space, separated by a single lens. He is a professor of photography at the University of Kentucky. Chip Forelli is an award-winning assignment and fine-art location photographer who specializes in black and white landscapes. Forelli describes his creative quest as “… the discovery of visual gifts – those precious instances of unrevealed beauty that we unknowingly encounter every day.” He lives in Damascus, PA. Kit Sailer will present oil paintings of sites in northwest Sullivan County where she has a second home in Callicoon. Sailer also lives in Jersey City, NJ, where she teaches painting and drawing to adults at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey and to K-12 teachers at the Artist/Teacher Institute.

CAS Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursday – Saturday and Monday 11 am – 6pm, and Sunday 11am – 3pm.  The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible and open to the public. There is no cost to attend the following events and all are welcome

About Catskill Art Society: Catskill Art Society is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary as a non-profit cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists. Located in Livingston Manor, NY, the expanded 4,500+ square foot facility includes a designated fine arts gallery, a large multi-purpose space, a pottery studio, a painting studio, and a digital arts lab. For more information, please visit www.catskillartsociety.org