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Bovina family of six left homeless by fire

By Brian Sweeney
A Bovina Center woman and her five children escaped serious injury in a September 24 fire, but lost their home and all possessions in the blaze. Shana McIntosh Eaglefeathers and her children were able to escape from their home after discovering the blaze. Eldest son, Sol, is being credited with helping rescue his siblings.


Bnai Israel Sukkot services

Fleischmanns — For the first time in many years, Congregation Bnai Israel, Fleischmanns, will hold services for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Friday evening services will begin at 7 p.m.
The celebration of the bat mitzvah of Elia Tanzer will occur at Sabbath services on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.


Bovina church's 200th to be marked

A two-day celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bovina Presbyterian Church will be marked on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.


Traditional sewing work will be shown at market

Halcottsville — Kathy Grassi will demonstrate the various traditional sewing techniques she uses to create her handmade clothing and accessories on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Andes stone sculptor hosts weekend open house

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Andes — Stone sculptor Ken Hiratsuka will hold an open studio in the sculpture garden at Squid Farm, his home in Andes, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. Squid Farm is located on Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes, look for stone sculptures in front of the red barn. Light refreshments will be served.


16th year of Fiddlers! planned for Oct. 11

Roxbury — Fiddlers!, The Roxbury Arts Group’s popular annual event will mark its 16th year on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 10 p.m. This day of traditional music includes old-fashioned square dancing, a jam session for all area musicians as well as a concert performance by some of the top fiddle virtuosos in North America.


Local WWII veterans visit war memorial in D.C.

By Julia Green
It was two years ago that Margaretville resident Ronnie Wranovics was listening to CBS’ Albany affiliate, WRGB, and she learned about the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Wranovics, whose fiancé, Marty Hartmann, is a WWII veteran, was immediately interested.


"Covered Bridges" reception Saturday at Chace

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents “Covered Bridges,” new paintings by Inverna Lockpez, Oct. 2 through Nov 8. A reception for the artist is Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In this new body of work, 12 glorious canvasses, Inverna Lockpez once again celebrates the rich history of the Catskill Mountains.  This time she paints covered bridges.


Fund-raisers planned to aid Bovina family

Community response has been swift and generous to assist Bovina Center residents Shana McIntosh-Eaglefeathers and her five children who were left homeless by a fire that destroyed their home last Thursday.

Monetary donations may be mailed to the “Fund for Shana’s Children” at the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, P.O. Box 508, Delhi, NY 13753.


Hospital sets open house

Margaretville — Seasonal flu shots will be offered as part of a Fall Health Fair at Margaretville Hospital on Monday, Oct. 12 in the hospital lobby. The flu shots, which are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be completely covered by Medicare or Medicaid insurance. The cash price for flu shots is $31.


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