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
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.
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!
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.
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.