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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Margaretville — “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling will have its first performance on Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.
Directed by David J. Turan, this heart wrenching comedy/drama is set in a beauty shop in a small Louisiana town in the 1980s. The shop is owned and operated by the very hip Truvy (Jo Boring). She is assisted by seemingly shy and exceedingly religious Annelle (Lizz Browne).
By Celin Schoen
The Hobart Horseshoe Festival, scheduled this year for July 25 at the Hobart Community Center and surrounding grounds, has become a fixed event, one which vendors and visitors alike anticipate eagerly.
Highmount – Piano virtuosos John Covelli and Justin Kolb, along with special guests Mikhail Horowitz, Louis Otey and Jacqueline Kerrod, will perform a benefit show at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m.