My dear friend, Lois Ostapczuk, is standing in front of a couple pieces of her artwork that is currently on display at the Catskill Watershed Corp. office in Margaretville. The fish displayed is the one from this year's Leaping Trout project which was auctioned off in December. Lois does beautiful woodland landscapes featuring local streams.
Our painting group, which consists of about 13 women from Olive, took a field trip up to the office to see Lois' paintings. Afterwards, we had a fun lunch at The Sportsman's Alamo Cantina http://www.alamocantina.com/ in Phoenicia, NY, owned by my former classmate from high school, Mike Ricciardella. Excellent food!