I remember when I was a very small child, my grandmother would vacation at different hotels in The Catskills.  They were always very nice hotels, filled with other vacationing families.  We would visit my grandmother on Sundays.  My cousins and I would play in the pool all day, then we'd head with our parents to Monticello.  There was a restaurant called Kaplan's that my Uncle Jack just loved.  And lots of arcades for us kids to play in.  Those were the days.

Want to learn more?  Monticello in the 1960's, the Heyday of The Catskills is an informal discussion that will take place tomorrow, September 3 at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Broadway in Monticello. It's free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:15pm.

The discussion will be led by Monticello natives Marvin Rappaport and Steven Sharoff.  So, if you're looking to learn about the earlier days of The Catskills, or just looking to relive some great memories, this is an evening you'll be sure to enjoy.

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