Come to the Movies at the Grange! Saturday August 8th at 7PM

You are invited to a free showing of this touching movie about a courageous dog in the Catskills.

A screening of:

“The Mica Movie: Life is short. Bite hard.”

Heather Rolland, CrankyPaws Productions, and Jessica Vecchione of Vecc Videography are proud to present a short documentary film entitled The Mica Movie: Life is short. Bite hard. It will screen at the Halcott Grange Hall in Halcott Center, (264 Route 3, 12430) on August 8th, at 7:00 pm. After the screening of this 30 minute film, co-director Rolland – Mica’s owner – will be available for a Q&A session.

Coinciding with the release of the Hollywood film “Max,” The Mica Movie offers an in depth exploration of the Belgian Malinois from a rescue perspective. MicaPie CrankyPaws was a Belgian Malinois dog that entered rescue after 11 years on the end of a chain. Fostered and then adopted by Heather Rolland, an avid Catskills hiker, when Mica was diagnosed with terminal cancer Heather sought healing and solace for both of them from the forest. Against incredible odds, Mica — at age twelve with stage 3 mast cell sarcoma — completed the Catskill 35. Hers is the story of the transformative power of love; it also offers an intimate view into the bittersweet realities of dog rescue, and the wild and wacky world of dogs in social media.

Heather Rolland is the first Vice President of the Catskill 3500 Club, and has completed the summer, winter, solo, and ballgown rounds of the 35 highest peaks in the Catskills. She hikes daily, writes, and manages volunteer projects for the Catskills Conservation Corps. She makes her home at 2200 feet elevation, with 5 rescued pups ranging in age from 14 to 1 year old, and a very patient husband.

Jessica Vecchione is a resident of Hamden, NY and runs a video production company called Vecc Videography. She specializes in documentary style videos for online marketing of businesses and institutions. She has also produced documentaries featuring local issues including, “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns” and “Robert – Portrait of an Art-er”. She also produces Micro News Reports for the Watershed Post and other online news outlets.

Trailer for documentary:

July 21, 2015

Innes Kasanof, Town Supervisor, announced her retirement last night at the Halcott Town Board meeting, citing deep regret that her personal responsibilities prohibit her from continuing to serve as Supervisor. Under Innes’s leadership our small but very special town has enjoyed a period of great progress in a number of areas, while recovering from some of the most significant weather damage ever recorded. Innes has been the driving force for bringing broadband access to town, worked to make significant improvements to the Grange and the Highway buildings and left the town with a sound financial foundation. Those familiar with her approach to operating the Town will remember her term as Supervisor as a cooperative and productive time in the history of Halcott. One of the most lasting impacts of Innes’s leadership will be gentle guidance from the Land Use Code enacted a few years ago.

After announcing her resignation, the Town board appointed Alan White to serve as the Town Supervisor for the remainder of the year and appointed Innes to fill Alan’s Town Council position. We hope you will find the opportunity to thank Innes for all she has done.

Another Halcott Artist Featured Locally

Dear Friends: Don’t miss the exhibit, Field, Forest, Stream of the beautiful paintings of our very own Bob Axelrod opening July 17th at the Longyear Gallery in the Commons in Margaretville. See attached flyer for particulars. Halcott is proud to have so many gifted residents!

Saturday, May 30 was a good day for gardening!

Stalwart members of the Halcott Community Garden,
led by Alex Brock and Karen Rauter, sold plants, weeded
plots, planted potatoes and worked on new raised boxes.
When all was done the rain came. Perfect!
Halcott Community Garden May 2015

(L to R)

Dan & Carly Seibald, Chris & Dana Hensley, Carrie Bradley Neves,
Fernando Delgado, Karen Rauter, Victoria Quesada, Alex Brock