Willife rehabilitator Joanne Rowley offers help to furry & feathered friends

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Phoenicia woman who retired from nursing has continued on the path of helping and healing, but now takes care of furry and feathered friends that call the Catskills their home.
Joanne Rowley lives in a small cottage at the end of quiet lane just off Phoenicia’s Main Street.

She shares that home with whatever animals that come in need of help.

"Images from the Bay" opens Saturday at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Images from the Bay,” featuring the black and white photographs by visiting artist Laura Smith of Seaford, Long Island. The artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Nov. 13 from 3-6 p.m.

NYPA hosting free matinees in November


North Blenheim — As the wind kicks up and the days get shorter, come in from the cold and enjoy a cinematic break from the season at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) “Sunday Matinees” at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim.

Italian Circle welcomes public for meetings


Andes — The Italian Circle, a program of the Andes Public Library, 242 Main Street, meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library.

Wellness Committee hosted breast health program

Margaretville — Nearly 50 community members attended a presentation on breast health presented by Samira Khera, MD, on October 8 at Mountainside Residential Care Center.

The program was part of the Marian Connell Wellness Education Series sponsored by the Wellness Committee of the Auxiliary for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Center.

Woodstock Playhouse, Maverick Health get CWC loans


Margaretville — The Woodstock Playhouse will be purchased and refurbished, and a Boiceville building will be renovated to accommodate a medical clinic, thanks to low-interest loans provided by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC).

The loans were approved on November 2 by the CWC Board of Directors.

Metnick returns to the helm for STS's "Little Murders"

By Jay Braman Jr.
After a seven-year hiatus, Margaretville’s Dennis Metnick returned to the Shandaken Theatrical Society this fall, and from the audience reaction opening night to his interpretation of the dark comedy “Little Murders,” most hope that he stays this time.

Harvest brunch and auction at Open Eye

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater’s annual Harvest Brunch Buffet and Auction takes the spotlight on Sunday, Nov. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville. 

Humane Society hosts 'Holiday for the Heart'


Delhi — If you have a passion for holiday decorating, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society wants you to be one of its holiday tree and wreath decorators for its sixth annual Holiday for the Heart.

Halcottsville exhibit at town hall

Margaretville — A new exhibit, focusing on the community of Halcottsville, is now on display at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.

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