Greene County Success Stories

Hickory Hill Market – Creating a One Stop Provisions Shop in Windham, NY - November 12, 2019

Jim Miltenberger and Charley McGuffog looked at the growing number of people coming to the mountaintop town of Windham, NY and saw an opportunity.  Their newly constructed Hickory Hill Market is designed to be an up-scale and welcoming convenience destination for both visitors and residents – selling the essentials needed for the day, the weekend, or year-round living.

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Greenville HS Music Technology Students Produce Buy-In-Greene Holiday Radio Spot - November 5, 2019

Photo L to R: Vocalists Riley Hempsted, Baillie Kappel, Carmela Bucci, Tess Herwick, Jenna Barry, Maeoni Mazzzarese and Sound Recording Technician – Brianna Haggerty.

Each year, the Greene County Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Planning promotes Holiday Shopping & Dining at local businesses through its Buy In Greene initiative. Traditional online advertising is augmented with...

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The Tasting Lab – Creating a Local-vore Destination in Greenville, NY - October 16, 2019

The rising popularity of farm-to-table eateries and craft beverages was most certainly not lost on Madyson Vance and her father Tom when they combined both to create their comfort-food & drink emporium – The Tasting Lab.  This is the second joint venture in Greene County for the father/daughter team who opened Hop Barn Brewing in 2017, just up the road at the family’s Maple Street farm.

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Corner Gas Station to Craft Food Destination in Catskill, NY – J&J Smokehouse BBQ - September 10, 2019

Location, Location, Location.  No doubt that’s what the builders of the pre-WWII Chevron service station had in mind when selecting its site at the interchange of US 9W and what was then NYS 23 leading up to Jefferson Heights from Main Street in Catskill, NY.  Some 80 years on, Jim & Jill Sterling had a different type of re-fueling in mind when they renovated this classic Catskill-Brick...

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Gather Greene – A Take-Over Event Destination in Coxsackie, NY - August 7, 2019

Co-designers and owners Amna Ali and Jackie Brown have created a truly remarkable and unique retreat.  These interior design graduates of Pratt University have put their extensive experience staging events into an event-destination experience based on their shared passions.  Set on an over 100-acre site in the woods between the Hudson River and the Great Northern Catskill Mountains, Gather...

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Fifty Years of Farm Freshness from an Historic Stagecoach Stopover Site in Athens, NY - July 11, 2019

Lloyd Zimmermann began his fascination with agriculture as a boy visiting his summer home in Medway, NY in 1940.  This son of a Political Science professor at Hunter College and a Latin teacher from Queens met his wife, Mary Lou, when both were students at the University of Vermont. By 1965, the couple had purchased a Greene County home in the town of Coxsackie where they raised their three...

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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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