THE BEST! Trout Parade Named Top Area Parade

Livingston Manor’s Trout Parade was  voted The Best Parade by The River Reporter Readers in the newspaper’s annual write-in vote contest.

The Best of Contest is now in its 16th year and now involves more than 2000 ballots from all over Wayne, Pike, Sullivan and Orange Counties.

A special “Best Of …” supplement to the newspaper will feature the Trout Parade’s win and all the other category winners and will be on newsstands in late January.

The Trout Parade, now a Livingston Manor tradition, was launched in 2004 and features zany costumes, colorful puppets, raucous music and many supporting events — all with trout-related themes.

The Catskill Art Society produces the Trout Parade in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and with support from businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from the event benefit a variety of cultural programs for children in Livingston Manor as well as Catskill Art Society.

For more information and details on how to become a sponsor or to participate in the upcoming 2012 Trout Parade, contact Catskill Art Society at 845-436-4227; or go to

Catskill Art Society Celebrates 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years at CAS

This year Catskill Art Society, CAS, celebrated its 40th anniversary (1971 – 2011) as it welcomed a new and more stable future in the community: CAS is now in contract for the purchase of their fabulous space.  After only four years in residence at 48 Main Street in Livingston Manor, CAS seized a wonderful opportunity to secure its future for the next 40 years and beyond.  In its 40th Anniversary Fund Drive, CAS is asking participants, members and the community to contribute an additional $40, $400, or $4,000 to their regular gift.

Please call 845-436-4227 or email

Catskill Art Society is 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.