Greene County Success Stories

60 Years of BIG Screen Viewing in Greenville, NY - June 4, 2019

This summer marks the 60th anniversary of The Greenville Drive-In. When the theater originally opened on June 18, 1959, moviegoers gathered to view a double feature on an 85 foot screen! Things have changed a lot over the years, but current owners Dwight Grimm and Leigh Van Swall are keeping the focus on community.

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Saint Bernard Dog Show Opens the Season for Quintessential Catskills Family Resort - May 13, 2019

Ellen & Mike Mansey and their daughter Lauren weren’t quite sure what to expect when they opened their family’s Wolff’s Maple Breeze Resort a week early this season to host an AKC Specialty Dog Show Cluster and welcome 50 of the Top Saint Bernards (and their exhibitors) from across the country.

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The Marble Rock House – A Revitalized Live-Music Destination in Leeds, NY - April 26, 2019

Longtime friends Neil Murphy and Terry Lynch, both native to the charming hamlet of Leeds, NY,  have begun to realize a shared dream - bring live music back to Greene County at an unparalleled level.

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Keeping the Upholsterer's Craft Alive at Sewing Room’s Workshop in Greenville, NY - March 25, 2019

With so many diverse home furnishings and clothing items so readily available in big-box retail and online, the idea of reupholstering a piece of furniture, or altering a suit or dress seems quite alien to more and more of us.  Eunice Hamilton grew up in a time when consumers bought products for the long-haul, and when the showed wear, or needed repair people didn’t kick them to the curb or...

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Spirits of Cairo: A Passion for Potent Potables - February 14, 2019

Tom Vasquez started Spirits of Cairo to create a wonderful destination for wine and spirits enthusiasts while contributing to the return of Spirit to what he refers to as “the sleepy little town I now call home”.  His shop at 217 Main Street in Cairo, NY (set to expand later this year) has become a vibrant part of the great fabric of this rural community at the foot of the Great Northern...

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The Windham Local: Creating a Mountaintop Public House - January 30, 2019

Dave Liatti knows one fundamental truth about most humans – We love to gather in welcoming, familiar places to eat, drink, share songs, tell stories, and sometimes just to watch and listen to other people. This was the concept behind British Public Houses as far back as the 16th century when neighborhood patrons began referring to these establishments as ‘Our Local’.

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Subversive Malting & Brewing Taps into Downstreet at their Catskill Beer Café - January 11, 2019

Max Ocean and Zane Coffey found the perfect location to bring their ‘Radically Local Farm Beer’ to Greene County.  Their Catskill Beer Café lives in a newly restored storefront between Village Pizza II  and DiStefano’s New York Barber Shop at 414 Main Street, Catskill, NY.

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Celebrating Community, Connecting with New Customers: The Athens Victorian Stroll - December 11, 2018

The Historic Hudson River Village of Athens, NY comes together the second Saturday of every December to revel in its storied past, celebrating the holidays as in a bygone era.  Welcoming storefronts invite visitors from near and far to step inside and become part of this unique community as imagined in the 19th century.

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Century-Old, Family-Owned State Tel Launches High-Speed Fiber Optics in Athens, NY - November 1, 2018

On December 31, 1909 the telecommunications industry was in its early years in Greene County.  On that date, State Telephone Company was incorporated with 7 directors each subscribing to one share of an amalgamation of several rural and ‘farmers’ lines (small operations that strung wire from farm to farm) and connected them to a switch in a nearby village.  Phone service was relegated to...

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Catskill Collectibles — Turning a Passion into an Online Lifestyle Business in Greene County, NY - November 1, 2018

Tom Illari began coming upstate to Greene County during the heyday of Catskill Mountain vacation getaways.  While spending time hiking and enjoying the natural splendor that has intrigued and awed visitors since the early 1800s, his passion for collecting memorabilia grew and grew.  Fast forward fifty years, and Catskill Collectibles has become not only an online revenue stream for this...

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