Humans of the Catskills: Stephen H. Foreman

Journey to the Catskills: I grew up a Jewish boy in the suburbs of Baltimore. However, from a very early age, I daydreamed about carrying a Winchester into the Rocky Mountains and living as a mountain man. Don’t ask me where that notion came from, but there it was (and is). The Jewish ‘burbs of B’more were a far piece from the Rockies, so I … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Stephen H. Foreman

Humans of the Catskills: Jeanette Bronee

Journey to the Catskills: I love motorcycling and many years ago I would ride up here, so twelve years ago, when I was looking for a place to get away from the city, this became a natural place to look upstate. It’s the greenest place on earth in the summer and being Danish I can even embrace the winters here. Vocation: I’m a keynote speaker … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Jeanette Bronee

Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

Journey to the Catskills: We came here initially to visit my lovely wife Jane’s sister in Margaretville (whose wonderfully funky farmhouse went up in a flurry of flames and gunfire) – that was halfway between our home in Stamford (CT) and Syracuse (NY) where my son was attending college. When we discovered there was no radio station here, we gathered up the support to start … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

Journey to the Catskills: When I was a very young child, I spent summers at my grandparents’ home in Woodstock. Ever since, the Catskills have been calling me home. I moved here from Brooklyn in 2001 so I could hear myself think and practice. Vocation: I am a musician and a producer. Avocation: I have always loved radio. I’ve produced music documentaries for public radio … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

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

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