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Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip that Saved Nature: Part Seven

Chapter Seven: The Nature Fakers
We don’t know everything that Theodore Roosevelt and John Burroughs discussed on their trip to Yellowstone. After all, they were on the train together for several days and then in the park for two whole weeks.
But one thing they talked about was “nature fakers.”
A month before their trip, Burroughs had had an article published in the Atlantic Monthly, a popular and important magazine, about writers who claimed to write about nature but made up foolish things about animals that simply weren’t true.


Spring suckers always a prize catch for Bob Archibald

By Joe Moskowitz
Bob Archibald chops firewood, does stonework, plumbing, likes to hunt and really loves to go fishing. He said he planned to go fishing today to catch a couple of trout for dinner, but his back was bothering him and he had some bullheads in the freezer, so bad back and all, he stayed home and unloaded some logs to be split for firewood. Besides, it isn’t time yet for his favorite fishing.
That time is when the “suckers” run.
Bob Archibald of Margaretville has always enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including cutting lots of firewood.Bob Archibald of Margaretville has always enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including cutting lots of firewood.

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Roxbury Arts Group volunteers honored


Roxbury — Kevin Prior of Stamford and Charles Kowalski of Denver received the first annual Nancy Harding Volunteer Service Award from the Roxbury Arts Group, this past Saturday at a volunteer appreciation event held at the Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury.  Each was in attendance to receive their awards from Nancy Harding, for the whom the award was named after.  

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Local Easter services planned

Celebrate Easter at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church with a 7 p.m. Community Maundy Thursday Service with Pastor Rich Dykstra and Pastor Larry Dunlap leading the service.
On Easter Sunday there will be a 10 a.m. worship celebration at the church.
Church School will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
At Holy Innocents Cathedral in Halcottsville, Easter Sunday Mass will be held at 10 a.m. All are welcome and accepted.
The Interfaith Council and the Margaretville-New Kingston Presbyterian will also hold Holy Week and/or Easter Sunday services. Please check our print edition for specific advertising notices with details.

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MARK and CCCD partner for Earth Day celebration

Arkville — The year 1970 was the marking period for the hippie/flower child culture. With a war raging in Vietnam, protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause.
At the same time, Americans were feeding their V-8 sedans with leaded gas, industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press, and air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Mainstream America seemed oblivious to environmental concerns making “Environment” a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  

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To seniorize or sell? seminar for homeowners

Arkville — For most people, their home is one of their most valuable assets. Therefore, it is a good idea to carefully consider options regarding this asset when reaching retirement age and beyond. Many people prefer to “age in place,” while others are ready to downsize and each scenario raises many questions.

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Fishing collection to benefit Fairview Library

An extensive collection of fly-fishing gear, sporting gear and fishing collectables will be sold by McIntosh Auction Services on Saturday April 26, 2014 for the benefit of The Fairview Public Library. The auction will begin at 11:30 AM. The collection has been donated to the library by Cheryl Stelter’s family, Stephen Finkel of New Kingston and their daughter Sayde Finkel, currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ready to Roll


CATSKILL RENTALS— Whether it’s a bulldozer or a backhoe, a lawn mower or a string trimmer, or anything in between, Catskill Rentals on Route 30 in Kelly Corners has just about anything you might want to buy or rent for spring home improvement. Call them at 845 586-2500 for expert advice or to reserve equipment.— Photo by Dick Sanford

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Catalog Outlet is ready for Spring


CATALOG OUTLET — The Catalog Outlet Store, located in the Bussy Building at the intersection of Main and Walnut streets in Margaretville, has a full inventory of furniture for every room in the home. Much of the store’s inventory is currently on sale to make room for new merchandise arriving soon. Info: 845 586-6295.

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A pond on your property provides recreation and dinner

Are you thinking about building a pond in your backyard? Many people prize backyard ponds strictly for their recreational use and the tremendous boost they naturally add to your property’s value.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your fish and swim with them too — the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has some useful information about stocking and fishing from your own backyard pond. To ensure a farm pond will provide decent fishing for many years, it is important for pond owners to practice good management practices.

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