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Longyear hosts Saturday reception

An opening reception for a group show of 25 Longyear Gallery artists titled “Celebrating Delaware County” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the gallery on the second floor of the Margaretville Commons building at 785 Main Street. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and holiday Mondays.


Belleayre wins top tourism business in voting by Ulster County agencies

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center has been named Ulster County Tourism Business of the Year by a committee representing the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Development Corp.
The awards recognize county entrepreneurs and businesses for leadership in their sectors, achievement of outstanding results and dedication and commitment to furthering business and the quality of life in Ulster County and the Hudson Valley.


Gould Memorial Reformed Church making plans for new forum series

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum begins its 2009-2010 series on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. with “What Does Religion Really Mean Today?”


Halcottsville artist's works on display in hospital lobby

Paintings by Halcottsville artist Sharon Suess are currently on display in the lobby of the Margaretville Hospital. They will be there through the end of the year.


10th annual GAC Oktoberfest Saturday at Belleayre Mountain

By Julia Green
The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills will hold its 10th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge.
Music by the Schwarzenegger Connection and Bavarian folk dancers will set the tone at the event, which will feature vendors selling a variety of German crafts, including wood carvings, amber jewelry, beer steins, and clothing. German refreshments, including imported German beer, homemade cakes, German specialty cakes, bratwurst, soups, and other German classics will also be available.


Shandaken farm stand controversy grows over proposed zoning change

By Jay Braman Jr.
It appears the ongoing farm-stand flap in Shandaken is at a stalemate. A proposed farm-stand law remains in limbo, and in the meantime the man that stands to be most affected by the law made a last ditch effort recently to get the town board to scrap it altogether and start fresh.
Al Higley, the operator of the Hanover Farms produce stand on Route 28 in Mount Tremper, made an appeal to the board at the town council’s October meeting, saying that it would be a bad idea for the board to pass the law as proposed.


Holiday parade returns to Margaretville; participants sought

Margaretville — Whether you are involved with a community organization, a merchant in the region, a tourism related facility, scout troop, or a skilled crafter, there is no better place to showcase your commodities than on a float at the second annual Holiday Parade as it returns to Margaretville’s Main Street with an unparalled pageantry of holiday and community spirit. This fanfare of floats and marchers begins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.


Lennox Forest "Talks and Walks" offered Fridays

Delhi — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Council Forestry Program will be offering five programs this fall, designed to help families enjoy and sustain their forests and woodlands.


"Life in Brief: A Series of One-Act Plays" presented by WIM

Margaretville — "Life in Brief: A Series of One-Act Plays" offered by Writers in the Mountains will be presented at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.  The plays are the result of the Ten Minute Play Writing workshop that was offered to the public by Writers In The Mountains and instructed by Frank Canavan.


Onteora Teachers' Association, district reach agreement for new contract

By Jay Braman Jr.
After working into the early hours of Tuesday morning, the negotiating teams for the Onteora School District and the Onteora Teachers’ Association reached agreement over details for a new contract.
“We have a settlement and a contract with the teachers,” said District Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford.
The agreement was reached against the backdrop of a strike threat issued by the union, which planned to take a strike vote Tuesday.


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