ArtWalk ChalkWalk 2014 July 5th in Livingston Manor

artwalk_2014Take the Fifth
in the Manor

This year on Saturday, July 5 from 10 am to 4pm, in Livingston Manor, NY the third annual Artwalk/Chalkwalk has more in-store artist displays on Main Street than ever before!

Of course we still have artists and artisans in niches and cool-de-sacs but if you want to beat the heat take a turn into the Catskill Art Society to see the latest show Artists Untamed, a Jury-Selected Group Show and watch Ann Higgins, CAS and NorthEast Watercolor Society member craft a fine watercolor.

Right next door take a lunch break at Madison’s restaurant and explore the mixed media art of Nina Zherg and be sure to stop at Morgan Outdoors to view Wendy Hollander’s famous floral artwork.   Brandenburg Bakery will give you that extra spring in your step up Main to the LM Library; grab a book, take the kids and learn some origami from 11-1pm. Also on display until 7/31 is “Seasons”, Kate Hyden’s work.   And on your way back be sure to stop at Ed Lundquist’s Studio to see his latest multimedia artwork. Don’t go by Susan Pascale at Mountain Bear and Yolanda’s Interiors or you’ll miss some beautiful acrylics. And be sure to give a round of applause to our strolling troubador Karen Hudson!

The Catskill Mountain Keeper appropriately is hosting photographer Lance Verderame’s work and with a yard full of artists and artisans Claire Coleman at Plunk has managed to produce two full rooms of a unique memorabilia installation called “Chuck” that you are sure to never forget!

Willow and Brown has the beautiful watercolors of Valerie Taggart, Main Street Farm has “Sus.Te.Nance” a group show curated by Elizabeth Ennis of the Outsider’s Studio and RM Farm hosts “Serial”, works in various media by artists Joanna Hartell, Andrea Brown, and Elizabeth Ennis.

Look for the masterful and local works of Donna Greenthal, Caroline Harrow, handmade jewelry by Beti Horvath and specialties by Deb Feld, handmade lampshades by Kathie Fitzgerald. Of course we are handing out the maps again and would we forget the kids ..NO WAY!   Look for Chalkwalk again and sign your pint-size Picasso’s work up for an Artist Certificate and our YouTube Annual video.

Art in the windows, art in shops and Main street and fingers-crossed for another beautiful day in the Manor!


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Services Auction Online and at the Trout Parade

This summer you will find a variety of auctions in our area, but you may not find another like this one. The Livingston Manor Library will hold a silent auction for services on June 14th at the Catskill Art Society, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, the day of the Trout Parade, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At this auction, participants will bid on a variety of services contributed by fellow community members. Offerings range from important everyday services such as auto care, dog-sitting and hair cutting to more unusual services such as a fashion consultation, a day of bowling and a children’s birthday party. Many instructional services will be available such as art lessons, meditation, fly-fishing, swimming and ballroom dancing. Try some finally-I’m-going-to-do-it opportunities like yoga and strength training and some outright silly opportunities like hiring your very own couch potato! And for a grand adventure, be sure you get your bid in on the guided Delaware River float trip.

For a peek at the list of services and a chance to bid early, go to May 31 and June 13. Bids will be recorded and the highest bids will be carried over to the actual silent auction on June 14.

Proceeds from the auction will help support the varied programs and resources available at the Livingston Manor Library.

If you have a service you would like to donate or would like more information about the auction, call the library at 845-439-5440.

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Celebrate Spring with the Garden LARCs – May 17th from 10-4


Title of Event:
Garden Day

May 17, 2014 from 10-4pm
(Rain or Shine)

Main Street,
Livingston Manor, NY

What is it:
Celebrate Spring
with LM Library,
Sullivan County Audubon,
the LM Renaissance Team and the LM Chamber
of Commerce. 

The setting is the 2013 “Golden Feather” Renaissance award winning town of Livingston Manor.  The day is filled with neighborhood  vendors tempting us with their gardening related wares and plants for sale.    Music fills the air on an outside stage with live local talent.  Audubon fills us in on the birds and bees; Master gardeners answer questions and help with your garden plans.  A series of lectures on everything from composting to the plight of the Monarch butterfly is hosted by the Catskill Art Society, while our Library contributes books for sale on everything garden and outdoor related.  Our Main street shops shake off the winter dust and bring out the sun with a community-wide venture… so join us and celebrate Spring!

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Livingston Manor Renaissance Spring Kick Off

Find out what’s happening and ways you can help Livingston Manor bloom!
Refreshments too.Renaissance-LM-Spring-Kick-Off-Meeting

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Celebrate Maple Weekend in Parksville

Parksville Rail Trail in Spring    Photo by: L.M. Lyons

Parksville Rail Trail in Spring Photo by: L.M. Lyons

Parksville, NY   Sunday, March 23rd from 1:30 – 3:30pm, the public is invited to a Maple Weekend Tour at the Justus Asthalter Sap House in Parksville, NY followed by a short hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, along the Parksville O & W Rail Trail.

Meet at the Justus Asthalter Maple Sugar Farm at 1:30pm, located at 865 Aden Road, Parksville, NY, to witness tree tapping and sap boiling at a 4th generation Sullivan County sugaring operation.

Then explore a 1.3-mile segment of the Parksville Rail Trail along the picturesque Little Beaverkill. The Parksville Rail Trail is just off Route 17, at exit 98. Parking in the new municipal lot next to the historic Parksville Church and across from the Mobil Station, at the corner of Parksville Road and Short Avenue.

At approximately 2:30pm, the hike begins one block away in front of the old Mr. Willy’s on Main Street, where the trailhead is located. There will be two groups, the jack rabbits and the tortoises, so participants can pick the pace that fits them.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to warm up at nearby Rolling River Café in a relaxing, cozy atmosphere, just a block from the trailhead. Hot and cold beverages and tapas are available. You may want to stay for supper – chef Rob Rayevsky’s entrees are superb!

Reservations are required by Sunday March 23rd at 11:00am. Call Lisa at 845/439 5507 or email An update on trail conditions will be available too.

If trail conditions call for snowshoes, rentals for this special event are just $5. To reserve a pair or for driving directions, call Morgan Outdoors at 845 439 5507.

Sponsored by, with experienced staff from Trailkeeper partners: Lisa Lyons of Morgan Outdoors and Erin Burch of Catskill Mountainkeeper. is a partnership of local organizations, businesses, and agencies to promote the public trails and natural beauty of Sullivan County, NY, including: Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Catskill Mountainkeeper, the Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association, and Morgan Outdoors.


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Livingston Manor Renaissance Booth at the Local Market and Expo at Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference Saturday, March 8th


The Livingston Manor Renaissance booth  at the Local Market & Expo at
Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference Saturday, March 8th tells the world
how proud we are of our accomplishments from 2002 to 2013.
Check out the map for details!
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Click on the link below for conference info and to sign up:

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Livingston Manor Library Opportunities

Dear Chamber Member:
Would you like assistance with enrolling in the New York State Healthcare Exchange?
Is your business suffering from lack of promotion through social media?
Would improving your ability to use Microsoft PowerPoint help you get your point across?
The Livingston Manor Library has opportunities available for you coming up this month! See the attached flyers for details or call 439-5440 for more information.Business-Computer-classes-1_2014Healthcare-enrollment

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Hot Off The Press! A fabulous Catskill collaboration.

The lovingly created 2014 Visitor’s Guide is the joint work of the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce and Roscoe, NY – Trout Town USA. Two fabulous neighboring towns in NY’s Catskills.

Stop by to pick up your copy at dozens of locations in both towns.LM_ROS_vgcover_2014

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Trains on Main Grand Opening Dec. 7th

Trains on Main is pulling into Livingston Manor for its sixth year! Bring the kids and enjoy this spectacular holiday treat!  To kick off our favorite local tradition, we’re hosting a special Grand Opening party from 2-4pm on Saturday, December 7. You can see the miniature trains up close, talk to the model builders, listen to live music by the MountainTones, and even get your photo taken with Santa!

The 9th Annual Livingston Manor Boxcar of Goodies will be on display at the CAS Arts Center. The more you shop, the better your chances of winning one of three Grand Prizes.
Drawing Dec. 23rd.

Trains on Main will be on display at the CAS Arts Center, Morgan Outdoors, and other businesses around Livingston Manor through December 31.lmchamber_GD_winter_2013

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Foraging & Feasting

Foraging&FeastingAdditional details about Dina and Wendy:

“Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook” features
beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and delicious, enlightening
recipes. Falconi and Hollender share a long commitment to connecting with
nature through food and art. Their effort weaves together Dina’s 30 years
of passionate investigations into wild-plant identification, foraging and
cooking with Wendy’s deft artistic skills honed over 15 years as a
botanical illustrator. For the past three years they have been writing,
drawing, designing and testing the recipes for this book. Dina and
Wendy launched a highly successful campaign to raise funds to publish it
on Kickstarter in March of 2013.

Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with over 20 years teaching
experience in the use of herbs for food, medicine, and pleasure. She is a
founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of
the Weston A. Price Foundation, and on the board of Slow Food-Hudson
Valley. An avid gardener and wildcrafter, Dina also completed the
Permaculture Design Certificate Course.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, author, and instructor. Hollender’s
illustrations have been published in The New York Times, “O,” The Oprah
Magazine, Real Simple and The Observer (UK). Her work was included in the
13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and
the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History.
Reservations for this free event are required, as seating is limited.
Call Morgan Outdoors 845/439 5507,
46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.
Hours: 10 – 6, Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat. and 10-4 Sunday.

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