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Crossroads threatening to back out of land sale

By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of a proposed $400 million resort in Shandaken are asking the Ulster County Legislature to grant a right-of-way over county land that lies between their holdings and more than 1,200 acres of property they plan to sell to the state.


Martial arts academy opens in Stamford

Stamford — The Mountain Martial Arts Academy of Stamford will open its doors to everyone and would like to invite you to participate in its “martial arts for everyone” month.
There will be classes available for children, starting at the age of six, in Stamford and Delhi and adult classes in Stamford.


Catskills Poetry Festival Saturday at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center welcomes the public to the First Annual Catskills Poetry Festival at The Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Award-winning poets from the Catskill Mountain Region will give performances of their poems depicting life in rural America, love and nature.


Pine Hill mulls historic district designation

By Jay Braman Jr.
The process to consider having the hamlet of Pine Hill named an historic district has begun.
While nothing has been decided yet, the first meeting to investigate the idea was held last Thursday in the hamlet’s community center, where the center’s executive director, James Krueger, explained how things will go.


Arkville golfer's drive wins him a new car

George Griffin of Arkville was the lucky winner of a Chevy Cobalt on August 8 when he scored a hole-in-one at the West Oneonta Fire Department Golf Tournament.
George was playing in a foursome with Nelson Delameter, Ralph Ackerley and Bill Blish when he scored the ace. He used a 6-iron on the 175-yard, par 3 ninth hole at the Woodhaven Golf Course in West Oneonta.


Marshall Tucker concert canceled

Delhi — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marshall Tucker Band concert scheduled for August 15, 7 p.m. at Clark Sports Center, SUNY Delhi has been canceled.


Arm of the Sea Theater celebrates Hudson

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage of discover on Friday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. with a presentation of “Mutual Strangers: Henry Hudson & the River that Discovered Him,” a mask and puppet extravaganza by Arm of the Sea Theater. Admission is free.


Leno bandleader Kevin Eubanks featured at Belleayre Jazz Series

Highmount — The Catskill Mountain Jazz Series turns up the heat when soulful crooner Kevin Mahogany pays tribute to arguably the best jazz singer of them all, Johnny Hartman, on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain.


Catskill Center to lead Scenic Byway Project

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will lead the effort in pursuing a Scenic Byway designation for a 50-mile stretch of Route 28 in the Catskill Mountain Region.
A designation will stimulate local economies through tourism and recreation and open the door to federal and state moneys. The Central Catskills Collaborative, a group of seven communities along the Route 28 Corridor, recently contracted with The Catskill Center to guide the development of a Corridor Management Plan, a requirement in the Scenic Byway nomination process.


Registration still open for MCS universal Pre-K

Registration is still open for the Margaretville Central School District Universal Pre-K (UPK) Program.
All students who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2009 are eligible for the half-day program, which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.


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