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Queens Mountain Inn latest venture for Roxbury business owners

By Brian Sweeney
Four years after establishing an art gallery on Roxbury’s Main Street and a year since launching a café, Martin Lerner and his wife, Yung Yung Tsuai, have ventured into the lodging business with the opening of the Queens Mountain Inn.

PEACEFUL — The Blue Room is one of four lodging spaces offered at the Queens Mountain Inn on Main Street, Roxbury.  — Photo by Jill Ribich, Catskill ImagesPEACEFUL — The Blue Room is one of four lodging spaces offered at the Queens Mountain Inn on Main Street, Roxbury. — Photo by Jill Ribich, Catskill Images


Fairview Public Library celebrates its 40th anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but it has been 40 years since the Fairview Public Library (Fairview) was formally chartered in September 1974.
The library’s history prior to becoming chartered ranges from a loft above a residential garage on Maple Street, to an upstairs business suite at the corner of Main and Walnut to the former high school building on Church Street to lying in wait for six years. The library charter serves the Town Middletown, which includes the villages of Margaretville and Arkville and hamlets of Halcottsville, Denver, and New Kingston. Being chartered enabled the library to become part of the Four County Library System.


England, France, Italy stops on tour for MCS, RCS students

Twenty-six students, teachers and chaperones from Margaretville and Roxbury recently returned from a 12-day adventure that saw them visit three countries including the cities of London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Sorrento and the Island of Capri.  
Students during their visit to Paris' Eiffel Tower.Students during their visit to Paris' Eiffel Tower.
The group departed on July 4 and hit the ground running shortly after landing in London. They started their adventure with a walking tour of London, visiting Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.  


Blue Barn changes with the times

By Jay Braman Jr.
What a difference three and a-half-decades make.
When Faye Storms opened Blue Barn Antiques in Shandaken in 1979, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, disco was cool, and around the Cats­kills the deer-hunting season was by far the biggest tourism event on the calendar.
Now, instead of scores of blaze orange adorned visitors carrying rifles, Shandaken sees more bearded hipsters holding iPhones.


Flag honors those lost on 9/11


Zoom Gallery set for new shows

Fleischmanns — Zoom Gallery is now fully stocked and showing the work of several local artists for the summer of 2014. The gallery’s Room 1 contains the work of Martha Jean who has been a lifelong painter, teacher, and curator of art.
Zoom Gallery exhibits include the work of Marty Carey, creator of the Earth Week poster above.Zoom Gallery exhibits include the work of Marty Carey, creator of the Earth Week poster above.


New direction for Todd Mountain Theater

Todd Mountain Theater Project is following up the success of last summer’s residency program with a second residency, hosted by artistic director Suzanne Pred Bass from June 28 through July 5.


Auxiliary contributes another donation to MMH


Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, left, accepted a check last week from the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center President Rita Herbst. Between the check presented on June 12 and a donation made in March the auxiliary has contributed $90,000 in its current fund-raising campaign. The money is being earmarked for renovations to the hospital’s radiology department. — Photo by Brian Sweeney


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