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.
The Blueberry Festival
Saturday August 8th ~ Rain or Shine
Canal Street & Liberty Square, Ellenville
Our 16th Annual Blueberry Festival!
A FUN-FILLED HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FAMILY/COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST ~ 7:30-11:00 a.m.
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:
MR. PHIL, THE FIVE CREATIONS, SIDE F/X, and THE CARL RICHARDS BAND
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY AREA ... INTERACTIVE INFLATABLES ... FACE PAINTING ... GAMES
HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY PIE BAKING CONTEST:
entries close 11:00 - JUDGING at NOON - Liberty Square
THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL ~ SATURDAY AUGUST 8th 2015
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
email@example.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..
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.
AT LAKE LOUISE MARIE! $20 TO DROP IN OR 10/$100 WITH PUNCHCARD!
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
FATHER’S DAY CRAFT!
Monday, June 15, 4:15 OR 6:30pm
Make a special Father’s day gift for Dad.
For kids in grades K-5,
Ellenville Public Library & Museum,
40 Center Street, Ellenville.
Please sign up at 647-5530.
What: Summer White Wines in the Garden
When: 8pm, Friday June 26th, 2015
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY
Details: We are celebrating summer white wines in our garden. Four summer wines paired for $49. RSVP (845) 647-3000.
GM Cotes de Provence Rose
Fennel and Pear Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette
Pata Negra Verdejo
Curried Coconut Oysters
Grazziano Chenin Blanc
Honey Glazed Chicken, Roasted Carrot Rice
Highland Cellars Gewurtztraminer
Great Hills Blue Cheese, French Sour Cherry
About Aroma Thyme: www.WhereBeerDrinkersGo.com
Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003. It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world.“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy. I want to make sure I know what we are representing. I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine.
Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals. There is a strong focus on New York wines. Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence. All prices ranges are represented.
Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period. The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world. The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits. “The extensive bar selections shock everyone. We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano.
Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association.
Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.