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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.


Fleischmanns Comprehensive Plan is focus of Oct. 22 meeting

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns Comprehensive Plan Committee is seeking public input on Fleischmanns’ draft Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing on Oct. 22 will include a brief presentation on what a Comprehensive Plan is and highlight some of the key recommendations contained within the draft Comprehensive Plan.


Halloween fun at Frost Valley

Claryville — Halloween Theme Weekends will be held at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville on three weekends - Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
In addition, A Community Halloween Evening will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at Frost Valley, starting at 7 p.m.


Last Tanglefoot concert Oct. 24 at RAG

Roxbury — Tanglefoot, the tumultuous band from Canada, a perennial favorite at The Roxbury Arts Group will play its last U.S. concert at RAG on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors. Reservations are essential, call 607 326-7908.


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.


Thrift Shop styles all the rage at fashion show

By Dorothy Jennings
Thrift Shop devotees were treated to an extravaganza on Saturday afternoon at the sixth annual Fashion Show hosted by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at the Purcell Center.
Spearheaded by Eleanor Barrack, this fun occasion commands a loyal following of dedicated bargain hunters, and was sold out a week prior to show time.


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