Newly Opened Arts Inn Participates in the AMR Open Art Studios Tour This Weekend

Arts Inn opened earlier this year as a bed and breakfast and events venue, and defines itself “as a place to restore, renew and connect.” The owners, Randy Leer and Heidi Stonier, have had family connections to the area since the 1940s when Kitty Leer, the matriarch, arrived in Fleischmanns with her parents as refugees from WWII; the family opened an eatery, and bed and … Continue reading Newly Opened Arts Inn Participates in the AMR Open Art Studios Tour This Weekend

Humans of the Catskills: Heidi Stonier

Journey to the Catskills: What brought me to the Catskills? Fate, love, destiny? Our dream of opening an art and cultural center waited thirty years as my husband and I raised our family in suburban New Jersey. We’ve known and loved the Catskills and have family roots dating back to the 1940s when Fleischmanns, New York provided refuge to émigrés fleeing World War II. When our lives reached … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Heidi Stonier