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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.


Music camp planned in Stamford

Stamford — Space is still available for the Community Music and Arts Network Summer Jam Camp, to be held for two consecutive weeks from July 13-17 and July 20-24. This year’s modern music day camp for budding pop stars and wanna-be rock stars, ages 8-18, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at RAG – 76 MAIN! in Stamford.


NYC land acquisition study will be the subject of meetings

Delhi — Delaware County will present the findings of the New York City Watershed Economic Impact Assessment Report conducted by Downeast Development Consulting Group.


Art funds available in Delaware County

The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that funding is available for 2010 through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization program administered in Delaware County by RAG. Grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations in Delaware County or to individual artists who are sponsored by a not-for-profit organization for arts projects that take place in 2010 and are open to the general public.


Margaretville bests Stamford 8-4; Awaits possible Legion playoff nod

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville 8 - Stamford 4
There was much uncertainty for the Margaretville American Legion baseball team as they headed to Stamford to play a Delaware League contest Monday night.
Backlogged games and the news that the Roxbury team had folded kept the Margaretville nine guessing about their playoff chances. With Margaretville locked in a three-team playoff chase with Delhi and Stamford, the visitors knew their only chance to continue their season in the playoffs was to earn a victory over their Stamford hosts. Margaretville did just that scoring early and often to top the junior Indians, 8-4.


Folk art carving demos Sat. July 11 at market

Deb Rendo will demonstrate folk art carving on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Mountain music in Stamford Saturday

Stamford – The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor the 4th Annual Music on the Mountain Festival on Saturday, July 4. The performances scheduled as follows:
Blues Maneuver: 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Boating Safety Certification Course offered July 11 at NYPA

North Blenheim — A New York State safe boating certification course will be held Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors’ center.
Dennis Downs, a certified instructor with the Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council, Inc., will conduct the free eight-hour course.


Workshops set this summer by Writers in the Mountains

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains has announced two writing workshops this summer.
Ev Ellsworth will lead two sessions of her longtime favorite journaling workshop.  
The classes will be held on Tuesdays from July 7 to August 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury and on Thursdays from July 8 to August 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Fairview Library on Walnut Street in Margaretville.


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