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

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