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Storyteller to appear at Andes

Andes — Writer, humorist, voice actor, and all around oddball, Mitch Rapoport, will be reprising his role of Egbert Einstein (Albert’s curmudgeonly cousin), and performing a coming-of-age story about bigotry taken from his manuscript, “Empty Songs and Vacant Melodies,” and a short cerebral writing entitled, “Bellicose Bravado,” at a gathering of the Andes Roundtable, a group of people who meet weekly in Andes to “stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendships.”


Free concert in Andes features "Blind Mice"

Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park will present a free concert in Ballantine Park, Tremperskill Road, county Route 1, on Saturday July 25 from 2-4 p.m. featuring Blind Mice, three singer-songwriters playing their own acoustic music in three-part harmony.


Here's the Scoop: July 15, 2009

The Wild Life
Sometimes, column topics change. Other times, they are reinforced.
This is one of those times.
This week’s topic was going to be about the adventures of moving to the “country” and the different types of experiences vs. the “city” living (Arkville) we had enjoyed over the years.


Hook, Line & Sinker: July 15, 2009

By Judy Van Put
Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported that Pepacton Reservoir fishing has been good if you are out at the right time. One fisherman caught ‘a fair number of fish’ during the late afternoon, while his buddies were not at all successful fishing all morning. Al said that with a full moon, things change - and while the best fishing is traditionally early morning and late evening, fishing has been spotty during the full moon period. He predicted that conditions should be getting more predictable and improved this next week coming up; that a new moon fishes better than a full moon.


Time Out: July 15, 2009

The worldwide obsession with the passing of Michael Jackson devoured many of us during the past two weeks. No matter where you turned, the glare of the media lights were focused on everything Jackson. Speculation about how Jackson died and endless commentary concerning issues that marred his life made watching television or reading a newspaper almost painful.


Bovina Fire Department to mark 60th anniversary

Bovina Center — Bovina Day, and the 60th anniversary of the Bovina Fire Department, will be marked this year by a night and day of events beginning this Friday, July 17 when an old-fashioned melodrama will be presented in the Bovina Town Hall.


Life on Regal-Hill: July 15, 2009

By Gail Hillriegel
It has been busy here at Regal-Hill. Three fields have been harvested, Allegra’s heifer calved and we are still milking her, there continues to be thundershowers or rain with warnings of hail, saw two deer while walking and one day we even saw two bears.


Police News: July 8, 2009

Shandaken Police arrested Lorne W. Guthrie, 43, of Big Indian and charged him with felony second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child after they responded to a 911 call Sunday for a violent domestic dispute at a residence on Oliverea Road in Big Indian.


Next generation opens Roberts' Auction in Arkville

By Brian Sweeney
Ed Roberts Jr. got his first taste of auctioneering at the age of eight. During the following decades he spent a good deal of time assisting with Roberts’ Auction, which was owned by his parents, Sandy and Ed Roberts Sr.
While he helped out with the Fleischmanns-based business, Ed’s primary occupation was contracting. He later added the installation of overhead doors as a specialty. Like many physically demanding careers, the work took a toll on Ed.


Feinstein brings Great American Songbook to life at Belleayre July 11

Highmount — Michael Feinstein will bring the cherished songs of the Great American Songbook to life in his mesmerizing style at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
A six-time Grammy nominee, The New York Times calls Feinstein, “The greatest proponent of the American Songbook since Frank Sinatra.” His new CD on Concord Records, “The Sinatra Project,” is heading up the Billboard charts.


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