The Wawarsing Historical Society and Knife Museum has begun its second season and will be open every weekend through Labor Day from 10am – 4pm.  
The Museum  is located in the Old Napanoch School at the junction of Irish Cape Road and Rt. 209 in Napanoch, NY.

In addition to its vast knife collection, the Museum features a Knife Store complete with a supply of pocket and sheath knives, leather sheaths and knife blanks.  Most of the items were made at the local Schrade plant.

From the weekends of  July 11 through August 16, a Flea Market/Museum Market will be held on the Museum grounds.  The cost for vendors is $20 for Saturday or $25 for Saturday and Sunday and all are welcome to participate.

The main mission of the Museum is to continue the heritage of knife making that made Ellenville one of the prime knife making areas in the country for over a century.
Memberships and donations are welcome.  For information call 845-647-7792 or 845-626-0086.  Also check out our web site at www.theknifemuseum.com.

Concert on the Green | Friday 31st July


The Blueberry Festival Saturday | August 8th

The Blueberry Festival
Saturday August 8th ~ Rain or Shine 
Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville

Our 16th Annual Blueberry Festival!

 Fire Company Fundraiser at Pioneer Engine Co. #1 Norbury Hall, Center St. 

STREET FESTIVAL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  ~ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    THERE IS NO FEE to enter the Blueberry Festival area. 175+ Vendors of Blueberry goods, crafts, clothing, jewelry, historical and cultural booths and much much more. Local businesses and Organizations will be represented. Delicious foods of all kinds (even Blueberry specialties created for The Blueberry Festival)  from one end of the festival to the other, including our local eateries. 

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY in Liberty Square:


 entries close 11:00 - JUDGING at NOON - Liberty Square


Proudly Sponsored by the Ellenville-Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce
 and our 2015 Co-Sponsors:
Catskill Hudson Bank; Dan Couse Agency - State Farm; Immediate Medical Care; Montreign Resort and Casino; Rolling V Bus Corp 
For more information please contact:  
   Mother Blueberry  ~  The Blueberry Festival Coordinator
info@ewcoc.com   845-647-4620    or visit our website  www.ewcoc.com

PLEASE NOTE: NO ANIMALS are allowed within the areas of The Blueberry Festival from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It is by VILLAGE RESOLUTION that NO DOGS are allowed within the areas of THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL. This applies to Vendors as well as Festival Attendees. Anyone not in compliance will have to leave the festival areas.
This will be strictly enforced..


All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden | Sunday, June 28th 2015 at 1 pm - 5 pm

What: All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden

When: Sunday June 28th 2015. 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St. Ellenville NY.

Details: All You Can Eat Mussels! And we are featuring Belgium Beer. It’s a perfect match. We are doing all you can eat mussels for $19.99 Sunday June 28th 2015. 1 pm - 5 pm in the Aroma Thyme Garden.  
 Beer is priced separately. 

RSVP (845) 647-3000

Did you know Mussels are farmed on the sea floor as well as in suspended systems  are a "Best Choice" for sustainability because of the minimal impact to surrounding ecosystems or cumulative ecosystem impacts. 

History and significance of Belgian beer

Beer in Belgium varies from the popular pale lager to lambic beer and Flemish red. Belgian beer-brewing's origins go back to the Middle Ages. There are approximately 125 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries. In Europe, only Germany, France and the United Kingdom are home to more breweries. Belgian breweries produce about 800 standard beers. When special one-off beers are included, the total number of Belgian beer brands is approximately 8,700. Belgians drink 93 liters of beer a year on average. Beer has been made in Belgium since at least the Middle Ages. It is believed today that beer was brewed at some monasteries during this period; however, no written proof exists. The Trappist monasteries that now brew beer in Belgium were occupied in the late 18th century primarily by monks fleeing the French Revolution. However, the first Trappist brewery in Belgium (Westmalle) did not start operation until 10 December 1836, almost 50 years after the Revolution. That beer was exclusively for the monks and is described as "dark and sweet." The first recorded sale of beer (a brown beer) was on 1 June 1861.

In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. This tradition may seem like behavior reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians take their beer seriously - and with good reason. The country has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs favor Belgian beers for their variety, real flavor and character.

It is easy to see the depth to which beer has become one with Belgium's culture. What other country has a driving tour through the countryside called the Beer Route? After a day of castle hopping, visitors can stop by one of the local cafés to enjoy some chocolate with their beer, as their worries melt away. Whether you were visiting a brewery, sitting in a café or attending a festival, visitors will remember the first time they tasted their favorite brew.

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 


PAINTING PARTIES | Every Thurs. 10-noon from June 18-Sept. 3, 2015



Every Thurs. 10-noon from June 18-Sept. 3, 2015

Really fun art classes in all media; watercolor, sketch, pastel and drawing taught by professional local artists from the Wallkill River School of Art.

For Adults and children!
Each week is a different subject and media; landscapes, still lifes, portrait, and new art technique! Each week you make a finished, frameable work of art!

Perfect class for adults and children together, or a fun thing to do with your guests- enjoy some quality time and learn a new art skill each week.

Paint a complete painting each class!

No preregistration; must purchase a punch card for $100; card entitles bearer to 9 art classes plus one free! All materials are supplied including smocks and paints:

Buy your card now! Good for one year!

Art Classes are held at the club house behind the pool at Lake Louise Marie Country Club270 Lake Louise Marie Road, Rock Hill, NY

mail $100 check  for punchcard to Wallkill River School of Art, 232 Ward St. Montgomery, NY 12549

Wallkill River School of Art       (845) 728-4001          www.WallkillRiverSchool.com

Ellenville's Number 1 Trip Advisor Restaurant: Aroma Thyme Bistro (845) 647-3000

One Awesome Blender

Rt 52 taking up the mountain

Rt 52 taking up the mountain
Photo credit: Steve Aaron

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