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Share your classic Catskill memories
We all have as many classic Catskill memories as there were once hotels and bungalows.A while back, I asked people to share their stories.Where did you stay? Who was your roomie? What did you do when it rained?And I asked if you had any pictures? Postcards? Menus?

The idea is to share these priceless items, not only with residents who lived in the era of the classic Catskills but with future generations unaware of the historical and social significance of these resorts. The reach extends far beyond the local borders.We think it will be great for people to connect with that first love, with the camp pal who caught that big fish or with the kid who caught poison ivy.

Submit your images or stories to info@classicatskills.com

           




>> Memories, they're what made the Catskills classic
I’m dancing around the cabana area that surrounds the outdoor pool of the Shady Nook Country Club in Loch Sheldrake.

>> Glitz, Glamor and Gefilte Fish
Once upon a time that seems so very long ago, Tarzan – or the movie star who played him – taught a young Monticello ...

>> Preservation Hall: Finding ways to preserve the heritage of the Catskills
Vegas. Atlantic City. The Catskills. In the ’50s and early ’60s, the Catskills were one of America’s top entertainment hot ...

>> Seeking the Heiden, star of the Catskills
I often drive by the old Heiden Hotel, past the gabled Tudor-style, three-story structure that is covered in worn ...

>> The great Passover strike of '77
I hear that all the time. Right after I tell someone I live in Sullivan County. It doesn’t matter - big-time politicians ...

>> Mannie's hotel was a tight ship
I was on line in the kitchen, grabbing some two-dozen soups for my lunchtime guests at the Raleigh Hotel.  

>> Summer molasses in Sullivan
It's summer in Sullivan, and I've spent the last 20 mid-morning minutes inching my car a quarter-mile up Route 42.    

>> Perfect rolls, topped off with some traffic jam
All this traffic for challah and onion rolls.   What's going to happen when we serve up slots?   At not one, but possibly three casinos.

>> Hooray for rugelach; summer's no bummer when Izzy's in town

 Izzy's back.  Mitzi's back.  And soon they'll be rolling rugelach at Fialkoff's. As faithful to the county as newlyweds ...
 
>> Jennie G. still means quality
She sits on the shelves, amid the litewhite, natural oat and country wheat. She attracts the eye of choosy shoppers ...

>> Servin' up summer - in servitude style
"Why don't you waiter this summer?"   My son shot me a look as if I had asked him to pay for a full tank of gas.  

>> A cherry cheese or pizza knish?
"Don't tell me you're out of pizza knishes," warned the woman towing her two children. She tightened her sweaty grip ...

>> All you can eat in the Catskills
Frankie Abreu is down to serving his last three plates of sautéed mushroom caps with onions, a couple of small orders ...

>> My laptop for a cream puff
If only I could have found a chocolate cream puff. There had to be one extra in the kitchen or at another station.

>> Eat something, you'll feel better
Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, a summer resident of Fallsburg, said it takes 20 minutes to drive through Fallsburg...


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