Area students earn end of year awards

Students from Margaretville, Andes and Roxbury central schools earned a number of prizes at the 2008 commencement ceremonies.

Award-winning colorist featured at Longyear

Award-winning watercolorist Alix Hallman Travis of Halcottsville is well-known locally for her vivid, high contrast landscape, still life and figurative work in that medium. However, currently at Longyear Gallery is her first solo show featuring work on canvas in oil. This breakthrough exhibit joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists.

Golfers, donations welcome for Tuna-Ment

The eighth annual Bill Sanford Memorial Scholarship "Tuna-Ment" is planned for Friday, July 18 at the Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start and will be a four-person Captain and Crew Format.

"Enchanted Evening" planned for July 26 at Frisbee House

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will host “An Enchanted Evening at the historic Gideon Frisbee House” on Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friends and neighbors are invited to a tasteful and unforgettable evening of gourmet food, live music, mingling and dancing under the stars at the Delaware County Historical Association’s site on Route 10, two-and-a-half miles north of Delhi.

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson bringing "Good Vibrations" to fest

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, one of American popular music’s greatest composers, will rock the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The Beach Boys took the American music scene by storm in the 1960s, creating some of rock-n-roll’s most memorable tunes. Brian Wilson was the driving force behind the band and his multi-faceted contributions rank among the most important elements of rock music.

Catskill Center annual meeting set for July 19

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will hold its 39th Annual Membership Meeting on the grounds of the historic Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Catskill native and author Bob Steuding will speak about the social history of the high peaks from his forthcoming book being published by Purple Mountain Press, The Heart of the Catskills.

French dessert cooking class at RAG

Don’t have lunch on Saturday, July 12. Come to The Roxbury Arts Group at noon and participate in a French Dessert Cooking class with Flora Hogman. You will learn how to make crepes, and to flip them in the pan. You will also make cherry clafouti and flambéed bananas. Then you get to eat everything up.

Archery shoot and BBQ July 12 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold its annual 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is great fun for the entire family. Frost Valley’s new 28-target 3-D course is located at 2244 Frost Valley Road in Claryville.

Belleayre supporters blast commission idea

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre supporters reacted swiftly to the state legislature authorizing the creation of a commission that will evaluate whether state-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to privately run golf courses, ski centers and camping sites.
With the idea coming from Greene County ski centers Hunter and Windham, whose operators say state-owned Belleayre gets to sell cheap tickets because taxpayers pick up the slack, there’s now a county vs. county battle brewing between Greene and Ulster, with the latter’s legislative chairman calling for a boycott of Hunter and Windham.

Memorial and highway markers honor slain trooper

By Julia Green
Beneath an American flag flying at half-mast and a solemn gathering of his fellow state troopers, family members and friends, a dedication ceremony was held Sunday afternoon unveiling a memorial to slain New York State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, who was shot to death in the line of duty in Margaretville last April.
The memorial, a five-foot tall jet-black granite stone from India, features Brinkerhoff’s likeness as well as a passage about his life and the events that led to his death. It is located in front of the Middletown Town Hall building on Route 28.

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