Thousands Head to the Catskills for the Summer


overloaded-car-luggage-summerThousands of families are heading to the Catskills this week, and especially today and tomorrow, for the beginning of the 2012 summer season. Most sleep-away camps get underway during the next week or so.

All drivers, especially those traveling tomorrow, Erev Shabbos, are urged to leave ample time for their trip. Drivers are encouraged to follow posted speed limits, as State Police troopers are on patrol on the highways. The troopers sit with their radar guns, and drivers who do not follow the reduced speed limits in certain zones will be ticketed. would like to remind its readers to help Catskills Hatzalah, which needs our help to continue its lifesaving work. Checks can be made payable to Catskills Hatzalah and mailed to POB 50, Monticello, NY 12701.

Also, the Catskills Hatzalah GPS Project is available for the general public. There is no charge for the use of these files. The goal of this project has been to allow those who respond to medical emergencies in the Catskills to utilize GPS to save time and get there safely. For more info, click here.

And of course, remember to stay with throughout the summer for the most comprehensive and kosher news coverage. There’s no need to click anywhere else. is your summer and year-round news source wherever you may be, whether in the Catskills, Flatbush or Boro Park, Lakewood or London, Yerushalayim or Yosemite, and everywhere in between.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. Wonder where they picked up a picture like that? Don’t recall ever seeing anyone in my fifty seven years of life leaving to the mts. with a car that looks like that!!!!
    Is there an underlying reason why a picture like that is posted?
    JUst wondering…..

  2. How do people afford to go to the bungalow colony while at the same time pay a mortgage/rent?
    I didn’t know there were so many rich lazy people, around.

  3. Please respect the year round residents. Every year there are countless stories of Chilul Hashem. The local Rabbonim and year round residents suffer the consequences when the summer crowd leaves. The Catskills is a beautiful place to live in-10 months of the year. Keep that in mind.
    Safe travels