2019 CMC Dinner Silent Auction Items

We’re doing things a little differently this year.  Rather than a raffle we will be holding silent auctions for a number of wonderful items. See below.

Check the description of the dinner and make your reservations by October 10th.


Pepacton Boat Launch” – An original Acrylic on paper painting by renowned local artist Nancy McShane.

This framed, 14 x 17 inch painting was created plein air at the Pepacton Reservoir Perch Lake boat launch site. Nancy started oil painting in 1973 under the guidance of Michael Honigsburg, a local portrait artist, in Long Beach NY, who she continued with for about 17 years.  Since moving to Andes, Nancy has become a landscape painter and has been featured in numerous art shows around the Catskills. “I’m in awe every day of the beauty that surrounds me.” Nancy say. “The mountains and valleys, trees, wildflowers and wildlife give me endless inspiration.”  Over the years she has taken workshops at Woodstock School of Art, Suny Cobleskill, The Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow, VT and she is a member of the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters. Estimated Value: $400

Star Trails over the Balsam Lake Mountain Fire Tower” by Garth Battista 

This 16 x 20 inch  photographic print on metal shows about two hours of earth’s rotation, centered on Balsam Lake Mountain’s iconic Fire Tower. Taken September 16, 2018 by Garth Battista. Battista is a former book publisher, and now works as an educator at the Manhattan Country School Farm in Roxbury.  His photographs can be seen on Instagram (@sea_feverish). For prints or custom nightscape photos, Battista can be reached at garth.battista@gmail.com. Estimated Value: $100

A Three Course Dinner for two at the Binnekill Tavern in Margaretville.

Enjoy a first course, main course and dessert (beverages not included).  The winner will also receive a signed copy of Binnekill chef and CMC member, Bryan Calvert’s cookbook Brooklyn Rustic and 2 Binnekill Mugs which will be presented when the winner dines at the Binnekill.  The Binnekill offers a large variety of delectable “Mountain Comfort Food”, which coincides with the theme of the location, décor and local products, along with some longstanding favorites. Retail Value: $100

2 pairs of Kahtoola Microspikes  (winner picks sizes)

Keep on hiking with confidence when ice or packed snow coat the trails with Kahtoola MICROspikes®. Winner of Backpacker Magazine’s Editors’ Choice 2018 Hall of Fame Award, MICROspikes® can be used with all styles of hiking boots and most other cool weather outdoor footwear.  Donated by Morgan OutdoorsRetail Value: $140

AlsRentals A two person all day Kayak or Canoe rental at Al’s Sporting Goods in Downsville

2 person, all day canoe or kayak rental from Al’s Sporting Goods in Downsville. Located At the Foot of the Pepacton Reservoir on the East Branch of the Delaware River on Routes 30 & 206, Al’s Sport Store is a Canoe and Kayak Outfitter for the East Branch of the Delaware River and Pepacton Reservoir. The East Branch is mostly quiet water with a few more active sections that are easily navigated with basic paddling skills. The river is generally 2-3 ft deep with some places lower and higher. Or paddle the scenic flat water of the Pepacton. Retail Value: $60

$100 spa treatment at the Emerson Resort and Spa.

The Spa at the Emerson Resort will introduce you to spa therapies inspired by the earth’s elements and the tranquility of the Catskills. The Emerson Spa provides a serene experience that combines our natural surroundings with the deep relaxation effects of stone therapy and custom design treatments to suit the health, lifestyle and desire of every guest. Retail Value: $100

$75 gift certificate for dinner at Woodnotes Grill at Emerson Resort and Spa: Food you know, done the Emerson way, with fresh, locally sourced foods and unforgettable flavors that hone in on the local spirit. Enjoy burgers, chops, seafood, vegetarian fare and more, responsibly prepared with native ingredients, innovative twists… and a little love from the Catskills.  Retail Value: $75
$50 gift certificate for Quarter Moon Café located in DelhiNY, the Quarter Moon serves fresh local fare in a comfortable, elegant setting.  The menu offers a range of items across various price points. The Quarter Moon calls their menu smoke-centric, with smoked meats you might expect, but they are also smoking cream to make their own smoked ice cream and crème brulee.  Retail Value: $50
The Thule Hull- A- Port  is a standard J-style cradle, delivering superior carrying performance and protection with its 4-touchpoint adjustable padding and rust resistant steel design. Retail Value $160
Pair of hiking poles: Makalu Lite Poles from Lekilight, thin, stable but still extremely comfortable. Made from high-tensile strength aluminum and features an Aergon COR-TEC grip and the SpeedLock Plus locking system. Retail Value: $120
50L backpack: If your backpacking needs call for a bigger pack, check out the EcoGear’s Pinnacle 50L Hiking Backpack.  Made of REPREVE, from recycled plastic bottles, the pack is water resistant, has a large main compartment with hydration sleeve and reservoir clip (reservoir not included), adjustable backpack strap and hip belt system for custom fit, Air flow-vent back system and more. Retail Value: $130