Eight Catskill fire towers will be lighted by lanterns placed in the observation cabs, at 9pm Saturday night in a quiet tribute to the historic sites. The lights will burn for about a half hour at 8 towers including Mount Utsayantha in Stamford and Hunter Mountian in Hunter. The towers, erected in the 1900’s in response to a series of devastating forest fires, were used to sight fires into the late 70’s before many fell into disrepair and were closed or removed. The fire towers that remain have been maintained by volunteers. For more information on the Fire Tower Lights, you can contact the Catskill Center at (845)586-2611.
The Rock in the Park Toys for Tots fundraiser held August 10th at General Clinton Park was a big success, according to event co-organizer Jason Hall.
The event featured 3 live bands including former drummer for Lynyrd Skynryd, Artimus Pyle, who also donated one of a kind posters to auction off for the cause. Chenango County Toys for Tots organizer, Denis Rifanburg said this will help a lot of local children this year. Hall and his wife Erica are Bainbridge residents who formed the event to give back to their local community.
A new hiking trail along the Pepacton Reservoir officially opens today just outside the village of Andes, thanks to a partnership between New York City watershed watchdogs, hiking enthusiasts and local officials. The Shavertown trail is 5.2 miles long, with the trailhead located near the kayak and canoe storage area off of County Route 1, six miles south of Andes.
The last of the 2013 Concerts on the Green will take place tonight in Bainbridge at 6:30 with the Old Time Band. St. Peter’s Episcopal church will have a pie sale beginning at 6pm. Bring your chairs or blanket to the village green and enjoy the show. In case of inclement weather, the music and pies will be at the Town Hall Theatre.
The annual Bainbridge Days will be held tomorrow with a variety of fun activities and sales from 10am – 2pm. Main Street will be lined with vendors and many village business will have specials and sales thoughout the day. There will be a classic car show in the village parking lot, and there will be a bounce house and dunk tank. There will also be music by a local band on the Village Green at 6pm Saturday evening.