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Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


Congregation Bnai Israel's 90th anniversary celebrated

By Adele Siegel
An enthusiastic audience of over 200 people celebrated Congregation Bnai Israel’s 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6. The essence of the event was expressed in the plaque presented by Mayor David Morell on behalf of the Village of Fleischmanns:
“Presented in recognition of Congregation Bnai Israel’s founders, present members and future generations for their rich cultural contribution to the Village of Fleischmanns. We join you in celebrating your 90th anniversary as a respected asset to Fleischmanns and the Catskill community. As a historical site, the Bnai Israel synagogue is a treasured component of our national, state and local heritage.”


Quilting demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Claire Herz will demonstrate fusible quilting techniques with her son, Jeremy, who is the artist behind her beautiful quilted wall hangings, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Gas drilling awareness focus at Andes meeting

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Library sponsored an informational event, “What You Need To Know About Gas Drilling In the Catskills," Saturday that featured Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Anne Saxon-Hersh, a writer.


Dry Whet Paint Show at RAG; opening reception is Saturday

Roxbury — For the second time, artists who participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Whet Paint fund-raiser, are being given an exhibition of work done in their studios at perhaps a more leisurely pace. Dry Whet Paint will include works by some 40 area artists and will be on exhibit in both the Walt Meade Gallery and the Old Bank Gallery from September 12 to October 9. An opening reception in both spaces will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Manhattan Country School energy outlet turns sunny with solar electric installation

Roxbury — In a bid to further increase its sustainability, the Manhattan Country School Farm (MCSF) in Roxbury has garnered a major grant to help install enough solar panels to provide all of its electricity. Rather than go off grid, the rural branch of this progressive, scholarship-based independent school, MCSF is collaborating with its funder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to link its solar production to the electric grid that supplies power statewide.


Poetry workshop in October at Fairview

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains is offering an introduction to writing poetry workshop entitled, Top Ten Memories Poetry Workshop with Bethany Saltman. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville. Tuition is $40.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


9/11 ceremony Friday in Roxbury

Roxbury — Members of the Ralph S. Ives Jr. American Legion Post 1785 of Roxbury will hold a ceremony remembering the victims of 9/11 terrorist attack in the village square at noon on Friday, Sept. 11.


RAG gearing for "Tabletops" event

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its annual “Over The Top Tabletops” extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The event features elegant and whimsical tables, individually designed, to create the most beautiful fund-raiser in the area.


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