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May 2017

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Wisdom of the Divine Natural World

Since the beginning of time, shamans looked to nature to understand the realms of wisdom and healing.

This course is for those who wish to explore the natural world and discover themselves. You may be a beginner or a veteran. You may be a healer. You may have no interest in healing. You may consider yourself talented or dense, spiritual or mundane. It doesn’t matter. Whoever you are, you are a child of the world, and your Mother has much to share with you.


In this largely experiental course we will delve into:

• Believing is Seeing and What You See is What You Get

• The World Forces: Sun, Soil, Mineral, Rain, Growth

• Emotion – How Do I Touch the World? How Does the World Touch Me?

• The Voice of the Seasons

• Learning Plant Spirit Language

• Plant Wisdom and How to Hear It

• Dream and Reality

• Ancestors, Soul and Spiritual Path

• Time Around the Fire

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Hanah's Brunch Special is Back

Hanah's Brunch Special is Back by popular demand!
Every Sunday 10am - 2pm.
Starting at $9.99 Continental fare with cold salads
$14.99 add 2 eggs any style,omlettes,eggs benedict,french toast and pancakes.
upgrade to $19.99 for eggs florentine,steak with  eggs and  bagels with lox.
Juice,coffe and tea included.

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Hanford Mills Releases its 2017 Events Calendar

 Explore the power of the past at Hanford Mills Museum
New Season Begins May 17

We dug out from the three feet of March snow, and our thoughts and actions are now focused on spring. In addition to our signature festivals, we will offer more Free Family Saturdays. In June, we will open the Learning Lab, a special place designed to give young children and their families a place to build, create and explore. We open May 17 with guided tours of the water- and steam-powered historic site offered Wednesdays through Sundays. Hanford Mills features a Fitz overshot waterwheel, restored water turbine, and historic woodworking machines.
Hanford Mills Museum Events
May 27, June 17, July 22, August 12 and September 2
Free Family Saturdays

Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child (preschool through high school).  
July 4, 10 am – 4 pm
Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth at Hanford Mills Museum. This family-friendly event includes a kids’ fishing derby, frog-jumping contest, homemade ice cream (chilled with ice from the Ice Harvest Festival), steam power demonstrations, Mill tours, field day games, vendors, and music.
September 9, 10 am – 4 pm
Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree

The 34th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest will feature tractors, automobiles, steam and gas powered engines, outboard motors, model engines and boats, and much more. The Museum will be operating its steam boiler and steam engines. Plus music, food and kids' activities.  
October 14, 10 am – 4 pm
Woodsmen’s Festival

The Woodsmen's Festival showcases logging, sawing and woodworking history and celebrates the many ways people use and work with wood. This event features demonstrations of lumberjack skills, a variety of woodworking exhibitors, tree walks, kids’ activities, food and more.  
February 3, 2018, 10 am – 4 pm
Ice Harvest Festival

 And, if you can help us get ready for the season, please come to the Volunteer Clean Up Day on April 29. 
 Looking forward to welcoming you back to Hanford Mills, tours begin May 17.

Job Posting: Mill Operations Manager
Mill Operations Manager Dawn Raudibaugh will retire this year. It will be hard to fill her work boots so we are starting early.

The Mill Operations Manager is responsible for the safe operation and stewardship of Hanford Mills Museum’s unique and authentic Mill, an historic rural-industrial complex listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Please share this job posting with people who may be interested. 

Required Qualifications
Strong mechanical aptitude, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Training, experience, and/or the ability to adapt his/her skill set to operating and maintaining water and steam-powered flat belt-driven power transfer systems.
An appreciation of historic preservation and the stewardship of historic industrial buildings, machinery, artifacts and landscapes
Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of milling, woodworking, carpentry, steam boilers and engines.
Knowledge of the accepted practices, philosophy and ethics of museums and historic preservation activities, and a commitment to the stated Mission, Vision, goals and purposes of Hanford Mills Museum.

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Pine Hill Community Center Updates and Amazing Events for All

This Week At The Center

Garden Book Sale: Help us fund the Community Garden
Stop in and purchase a garden book

Coffee's Ready "every day"
during office hours
Public WIFI and Public Computers

Gentle Yoga: A fun class, lightly paced 
9 am - 10 am $3/ class
Muffin Mondays: Freshly baked muffins with your coffee
Free Sitting MeditationAll are welcome

7 pm - 8:30 pm
Instruction available for new attendees
(Please bring a spare cushion as provided cushions go fast)

 Monkey See Monkey Do: 
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Exercise while seated in a chair imitate the movements of Patti Rudge and get a great workout
(New) Building Your Family Tree: Weekly from 2 pm - 3 pm
Learn the tips and tools available to research and build your family tree
Bring a laptop computer if you own one

Scrabble Night: Bring snacks to share starts 7 pm

Power Yoga: Emphasis on strength 
10 am - 11 am $10/class
Social CircleGood conversation starts at 1 pm 
Pinochle: Will not meet this week 
Swing Dance Class with Nanci: 
7 pm - 8 pm  $10/class

T'ai Chi Class: Unify the mind, body, spirit
9 am - 10:15 am $3/class

Beginners Tai-Chi Class:
10:30 am - 11:30 am $3/class
Learn with other new students 
Yoga Sculpt ClassCombines Yoga with traditional fitness techniques 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm $3/class

Gentle Yoga: A fun, lightly paced class 
9 am - 10 am $3/ class
 Monkey See  Monkey Do:
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Exercise while seated in a chair imitate the movements of Patti Rudge and get a great workout
(New) Club Pine Hill -- Red White and Blue Party 80's Night: 
8:00 pm - 12:00 am 

Come dressed in red white and blue or in your best 80's look
DJ Storm Spinning the best of the 1980's
Suggested $5.00 Donation

Coffee's Ready w/Polly: Weekly baked goodies + good conversation starts 10 am 

Open Rec: Pool table, Foosball and Ping Pong
(New) Bathing Suit Sale and Art Show: 
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pharmacy Building
Main Street
Pine Hill 

Sunday Fundays
Open Recreation: Pool Table, Foosball and Ping Pong
11 am - 1 pm

(New) Traditional Square Dance: Featuring John Jacobson and
The Tremperskill Boys

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suggested Donation $7.00

We are seeking donations for the community garden. If you have plants you are willing to donate please let us know.
Email us if interested in providing donations.

Interested in conversation or learning to speak Yiddish?
Email us at
We are looking to set up a class.

Upcoming Events

May 26
Club Pine Hill: Red White and Blue Dance Party 80's Night
Dress in Red, White and Blue or go 80's Fashion.
$5.00 suggested donation.

May 27

May 28
1 pm - 4 pm 
An Old-Time Traditional Square Dance 
In Collaboration with Catskills Folk Connection 
John Jacobson and The Tremperskill Boys
Suggested $7.00 Donation

June 3
Learn Adult CPR w/AED
9 am - 12 pm Free
Sign up now. First come first served. Max 10 people
Sign up at

June 3
Annual Plant Sale
10 am - 2 pm
Garden Books For Sale
Themed Garden Vases and Merchandise
We are seeking plant donations.
Please email us at
if able to donate healthy plants. 

June 4
Sunday Funday
Drag Art with paint - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 5
Legal Presentations #1: Ulster County Office for the Aging
Advanced Directives, Wills,
Medicaid Insurance Eligibility, Medicaid Application Process

1 pm - 4 pm
sign up

June 9
Acoustic Slow Jam
An evening for acoustic players both intermediate and advanced,
 learn new tunes, collaborate and discuss keys and chords.
A relaxed space where one can practice new techniques
without the pressure of an audience.

6 pm - 9 pm

June 10
Catskill Cabaradio
6 pm - 9 pm
Music By: Josh Roy
Spoken Word By: Bonnie Lykes
Interview By: Weston Block
Potluck supper starts at 6pm: Bring a dish
This is an Alcohol Free Event

June 11
Sunday Funday 
Paper Jelly Fish - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 12
Legal Presentations #2: Ulster County Office For The Aging
Trusts versus wills,
Advantages and disadvantages of types of trusts,
Asset protection.

1 pm - 4 pm

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June 16
Devil's Path Hikathon for Pine Hill Community Center
Your Executive Director will start at 4 am and attempt to
hike the entire Devil's Path in one day.
This path runs 24.2 miles and crosses over 7 peaks. 

He is seeking pledges of at least a dollar per mile. Follow along on Facebook.
Stop in for your pledge card

June 18
Sunday Funday
Circus Class - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 21
(New) Free Individual Medicare Counseling
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Meet with Eleanor Minsky with all of your Medicare issues and Questions
Make an appointment by calling 845-254-5469 or email us at

Remember to bring your medicare card and list of medications
Overview of Ulster County Office of Aging services offered
1 pm - 3 pm

June 25
Sunday Funday
Beaded Wind Chimes - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

July 7
Kool Kamp
Every Monday and Friday 10 am - 3 pm
For Kids 6-12 Starting July 7 and Ending August 25
Lots of fun and exciting activities planned for kids. 

July 14
Acoustic Slow Jam
An evening for acoustic players both intermediate and advanced,
to learn new tunes, collaborate and discuss keys and chords.
A relaxed space where one can practice new techniques
without the pressure of an audience.

6 pm -9 pm

July 27
Fire tower slide show and discussion
7 pm - 8:30 pm

 Learn why fire towers were placed on
so many of New York State's mountain tops.
Laurie Rankin, Director the NYS Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association, will be your host

August 11
Acoustic Slow Jam
An evening for acoustic players both intermediate and advanced,
learn new tunes, collaborate and discuss keys and chords.
A relaxed space where one can practice new techniques
without the pressure of an audience.

6pm -9pm

Thrift Store: Open Daily 11 am - 3 pm
Artisan Shop: Open Daily 11 am - 3

Center Hours
Monday: 11-3
Tuesday: 11-3
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-3
Friday 11-4
Saturday 10-3
Sunday 11-3

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Plattekill Gearing Up for the Summer Fun

Roxbury, NY: Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, New York, has announced changes to its summer operations for the 2017 season.


For more than 24 years, Plattekill has welcomed mountain bikers every weekend May through November for its lift-accessed summer mountain biking operation.  One of the first mountain bike centers to open in 1995 in the Northeast, Plattekill became an icon in the industry.  However, in the past few years, there has been a surge of mountain bike parks opening at ski resorts in the Northeast, Mountain bike "centers" have evolved into "parks" offering more manicured, flowy, machine built terrain: something that is extremely expensive for a small operation like Plattekill to compete with. 


With this increased competition, the market is now being spread out among many other facitilies.  Plattekill has had to restructure its biking operations to offer biking on a more limited basis this year.  "The Northeast bike park landscape has become increasingly more crowded, which has significantly affected our ridership," explains long-time owner, Laszlo Vajtay. "Simply put, we can’t afford to turn the lifts and staff the park on the same schedule we have in the past."


Plattekill will continue offering mountain biking for 2017, but on a smaller scale than in previous years. Biking will be open to the public the first weekend of each month in July, August, September, and October in conjunction with it's "Music on the Mountain" free concert series to create more of a "festival-like" setting. In addition the mountain will be open in conjunction with the "Eastern States Cup" series downhill race the weekend of July 8-9.  Lift hours on all operating weekends this year will be extended and will be open 9am - 5pm.  Guests will continue to have the opportunity to rent biking equipment. 


Plattekill will also be adding additional operating days by offering private mountain rentals for corporate groups, private parties and summer youth camps which may or may not include a biking component based on the individual group's needs.  These private rentals will afford groups the unique option of having the luxury of personalized service and privacy catered to individual interests including meeting space, team building, mountain biking, racing or a combination thereof. More information on mountain rentals can be obtained by contacting Plattekill's Marketing and Group Sales Manager, Christy Jaromack, at or (607)326-3500, ext. 116.


More information can be found at the Plattekill Mountain website

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2017 Belleayre Music Summer Festival Program

May 2017 Newsletter
Tickets go on sale to the general public for the 2017 Summer Season on June 1st at the Box Office at Belleayre Mountain and on Brown Paper Tickets.
This is our 25th season and you won't want to miss a single artist.
Also, be sure to mark your calendars for our Annual Auction and Barbecue Dinner which will be on Saturday July 29th and this year and will include a concert performance. 
Concert Schedule
Go to our website - for more details on the Artists.  
July 1st 2017


Together since 1971.
Playing the best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel and Blues.

July 15th 2017


Ricky Gordon (a/k/a "Dirty Red") is a drummer and percussionist extraordinaire who rubs elbows with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Carolina Slim, to name a few

July 22nd 2017


Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting and has been described as a genius by Wynton Marsalis.

August 19th 2017


Acoustic Jazz, Piano and Vocals

Nancy Kamen is an American jazz pianist, vocalist, sound artist, composer and producer whose innovative combination of jazz and classical music has entertained audiences worldwide.

August 26th 2017


pioneering jazz use of a vocalized melody on ''Creole Love Call"

September 2nd 2017


Brianna Thomas "may be the best young straight ahead jazz singer of her generation"
We have a new sound engineer and have adjusted the acoustics for the coming season.
Auction photos below





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Belleayre Conservatory | 845-254-6094 


Belleayre Conservatory | 845-254-6094 |
P.O Box 198
Highmount, NY 12441

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