Humans of the Catskills: Shaune Bornholdt

Journey to the Catskills: On a summer day in 1973, on the Columbia University campus, I was chatting with another mother while our preschoolers splashed hands in the fountains. She told me of a place that sounded magical. Her family had recently pooled resources with four other families to buy part of a mountainside up near the Rondout Reservoir in Sullivan County – and they … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Shaune Bornholdt

FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI

WEEKEND INTENSIVE Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Fiction Writing with Thaddeus Rutkowski, a weekend intensive held online Saturday and Sunday, July 9 – 10, 2022, from to 1 to 4 pm. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class. Everyone has a story to tell. Your story may be true or it may be fictional, but … Continue reading FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI

Humans of the Catskills: Rhiannon Radu

Journey to the Catskills: My journey here has been a back-and-forth from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills from the start. In the 1990s, my father would travel every weekend to the mountains for downhill mountain bike races and meets at Plattekill. He met my mother, who was “his mountain flower,” and soon I came along. I was dubbed “The Plattekill Baby” among their friends. … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Rhiannon Radu

Humans of the Catskills: Jen Dragon

Journey to the Catskills: In 1983, I brought my art school college boyfriend (who I had only known for about three weeks) to meet my sister (who lived in Mt. Tremper) by bus via Adirondacks Trailways. She sent us out on an errand in her car to get wild rice from Jane’s in Phoenicia (which later evolved into the famous Jane’s Ice Cream). We were so thrilled … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Jen Dragon

Humans of the Catskills: Rebecca Andre

Journey to the Catskills: Growing up on farms in Harford County, MD, I was used to wide open spaces. After high school, much to the sorrow of my identical twin sister, I followed a boy and relocated to Bucks County, PA. That relationship ended. Still, I stayed for 18 years, apprenticing with designer Carolyn Fell and eventually landed my dream job as set stylist at … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Rebecca Andre