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

Humans of the Catskills: Rudd Hubbell

Journey to the Catskills: I was born here in the Catskills along the upper East Branch of the Delaware River. My whole world view began and ended in the hills and hollows during my growing years. Trips to either Oneonta or Kingston, NY were trips to the City. I was fortunate to be raised by a whole community of farmers, loggers and local merchants and … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Rudd Hubbell

Humans of the Catskills: Miguel Martinez-Riddle

Journey to the Catskills: In 2012 I bought a house on 6.3 acres in a village I had never heard of. A broker from Olive kept taking me further and further down Route 28. I was a full-time art professor in Tribeca, and a native of Brooklyn. After spending many summers in Lake Luzerne (the Lake George region of NY), and spending three wonderful years … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Miguel Martinez-Riddle

Humans of the Catskills: Steve Burnett

Journey to the Catskills: I came to Bovina in 1989. I was exiting yet another marriage and needed a place to ride motorcycles and drink beer. Back then Bovina was an unknown sleeping beauty. It was my escape from NYC until I started the farm in 2008. Then the full-time labors/learning began in an agricultural habitat not designed for Citi/idiots like me. Vocation: My wife … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Steve Burnett