Birds of Paradox at the Cowdome

Arkville — Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox ( have announced a debut album and a Northeast tour slated for fall, but first, a lucky audience will be treated to a very special summer show on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cowdome in Arkville.

Birds of Paradox’s roster reads like a veritable Who’s Who of bands, with its debut album including members of John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band, Paul McCartney and Wings, The Who, The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, ELO, The Temptations and Procol Harum.

Artist reception Saturday at Erpf

Arkville — John Sanders: Metallurgy, a new exhibit at the Erpf Gallery, features wall sculptures and sculptures of bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel, and steel. An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday July 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Erpf Center: 43355 State Highway 28.

John Sanders, a resident of Roxbury, created his own technique called “flame-carved steel”, which renders the same textural results in steel as one might see in carved stone. In every sculpture, the viewer sees Sander’s mastery of heavy steel.

Arkville water district loan costs cut

Staff report
The loan portion of the Arkville Water District upgrade project has been reduced by more than half from original calculations, it was announced last week.

Loan obligations for the project have been lowered to $377,000, after the funding agencies reconsidered the project in the wake of last summer’s historic flooding.

Bird of Paradox flying to Cowdome

Arkville — The Arkville Cowdome will host one of the biggest musical events of the summer on Saturday, Aug. 4 when it hosts the band, “Bird of Paradox.”

Free "Stake Land" screening in Arkville

Arkville — A free screening of the movie “Stake Land” will be the first event at The Arkville Cowdome.
The Arkville Cowdome will open its doors on Sunday, May 27 at 6 p.m. for a free screening of “Stake Land,” a motion picture that was filmed locally in 2010. Immediately after the screening, director Jim Mickle will answer questions about “Stake Land” and his current project; “We are What We Are,” another movie that is being shot in a number of local communities.

Second hand store, bait & tackle shop open on Route 28 in Arkville

By Brian Sweeney
A bait and tackle shop and a second hand store opened last week in a Route 28, Arkville location. Tom Phillips and Cheryl Myers are proprietors of the dual businesses.

DOT signs for Arkville are on the way

By Pauline Liu
When those Catskill Park highway guide signs for Arkville finally arrive, they will be a sight for sore eyes for some so called, “Arkvillians,” who call the hamlet home.

While Arkville may be late in receiving its signs, some agree that it’s better late than never, to be included in the program. “I was thinking, ‘Where’s our signs?’” said Tanya Minteer, who owns the Meadowood Inn Bed and Breakfast in Arkville.

DOT skips Arkville signs

By Pauline Liu
What’s become of the Catskill Park highway guide signs for Arkville?  So far, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has no official answer.

The signs began appearing along other parts of Route 28 last spring. The new federally-compliant, white-on-brown highway signs are topped with what the DOT calls “a Catskill-theme sign panel” to enhance tourism, provide continuity as well as branding for the communities in the Catskill Park.

Brookside Veterinary opens in Arkville

By Pauline Liu
After months of delays, a new veterinary facility has opened in Arkville. Brookside Veterinary Hospital officially opened its doors last Wednesday at 42981 state Highway 28.
According to owner and veterinarian, Dr. Laraine Caliri, portions of the facility remain under construction, but completion is just weeks away.

“The plan is to be full-service in less than a month,” she said.
Dr. Caliri hopes to begin performing surgeries in the next week or two. Other services include emergency room, hospitalization, acupuncture, boarding and grooming.

ChaCha Hut open in Arkville

By Pauline Liu
There’s a new restaurant on Route 28 in the hamlet of Arkville. Cha Cha Hut BBQ marked its grand opening last Thursday.

If the name sounds familiar, perhaps that’s because the barbecue restaurant has moved from Roxbury-to-Andes-to-Arkville, all in a matter of three years and has a growing following. 
Considering this troubled economy, it seems that the owners, Frank and Cherie Davis, have made a bold move. However, they’ll tell you, that moving to Arkville simply made good economic sense.

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