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Twilight on the Rails at the D&U Aug. 1

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the John Davey Jazz Quartet takes to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6:30-9 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


$2.2 million Route 28 project ready for paving

By Jay Braman Jr.
There’s $2.2 million in Federal Stimulus dollars headed to the Town of Shandaken, where electronic road signs signal the beginning of a repaving project for Route 28.
The signs, located just west of Phoenicia and east of mount Tremper, announce that the project will begin on Aug. 10.


"Geologist's Lens" opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “A Geologist’s Lens,” featuring the works of photographer David Leveson. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Hospital Auxiliary plans 41st antique and flea market

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 41st annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.
Proceeds from the antique flea market will directly benefit the local health care facilities affiliated with Margaretville Hospital. A hospital-sponsored Health Fair will be held during the market offering free blood pressure testing and blood sugar screening.


Part-time resident among those busted in FBI sting of Jersey officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
Mariano Vega, a part-time Fleischmanns resident who was involved in the Fleischmanns First movement, has been charged in a probe that netted 44 New Jersey officials and others on corruption and money laundering charges.
Vega, who is City Council President in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of 44 people arrested in New Jersey and New York last Thursday in a broad-ranging corruption and international money laundering investigation that led to charges against two New Jersey Assemblymen and mayors of Hoboken, Secaucus and Ridgefield. The FBI and IRS investigation also ensnared rabbis from the Syrian Jewish communities in Deal and Brooklyn on money-laundering charges.


First Catskills Cup has tennis prize money

Fleischmanns —The enduring tradition of summer tennis in Fleischmanns is lobbing into the future as the Catskills Cup at  Fleischmanns Park, a three-day competitive tournament on August 14-16 with more than $2,000 in prizes in the offing. 


Babies Born

Jesse and Valerie Nichols of Andes have announced the birth of their daughter, Grace Ann, born June 22, 2009 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.


“Die Fledermaus” flies to Belleayre

Highmount – One of the greatest comic operettas of all time, “Die Fledermaus,” will be brought to life at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m.


Woodchuck Lodge tours Aug. 1 & 2

Roxbury — Woodchuck Lodge, the rustic Roxbury farmhouse where literary naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) spent summers during the final 10 years of his life, will be open for guided tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.


Veterans invited to tell their stories

Margaretville — Veterans in the Town of Middletown and contiguous areas who would like to share their stories of military service with posterity are invited to participate in the New York State Veteran Oral History Program.


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