I started this web site, Pine Hill-in-the-Catskills, to answer an absence I noticed in other sites about rural regions. Those sites described an area, but it was as if they were never populated. No individuals, no people! Pine Hill is all about our people, our neighbors, our community, and the assortment of businesses and numerous cultural centers we are blessed with. I photographed the folks who operate our businesses-- cook our food, make our plates, make our cakes, sew our curtains, frame our pictures, and repair our myriad building issues. In short, all the terrific humans who, together, make Pine Hill the very special place it is. Mankind's reliance on each other stands out all the more in the limited, that simple, beautiful need for others in our lives, whose presence aid us in our daily operation, that makes our hamlet the treasure that it is. There is a genuine joy in our interactions, an appreciation of each one's quirks and strengths; what the self-reliance of near-isolation has produced in each other and in the sacred ground on which our community thrives as a result.
Tony Jannetti here. I hope this expansion of the basic web site to include an page where we can discuss anything facing those of us living here in the Catskills. I hope our neighbors will take advantage of the opportunity to speak their minds in the comments to the posts. Please keep it civil, keep it polite, and speak openly and honestly about issues that matter to you. Suggestions always welcome.