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Roxbury Site Plan Review Law under consideration

By Brian Sweeney
A proposed Site Plan Review Law for the Town of Roxbury will be the subject of a public hearing at the town hall on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. The Site Plan Review Law has been modified from a version that was voted down by the board several years ago.


Roxbury’s Turn of the Century Day is Saturday

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayAll the old-time mountain fun of 1898 comes but once a year in Roxbury’s celebrated Turn of the Century Day festivities. This Saturday, Sept. 4 the entire family can enjoy vintage baseball, children’s crafts and games, a parade of fashion, vaudeville acrobats, spectacular fireworks at dusk, and as always, plenty of vintage victuals, including grilled sausage sandwiches, chicken barbecue, fruit pies and beer and wine for the grownups. 


Regional parcelizing is Roundtable topic

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The Andes Roundtable will see the premiere of “Parcelizing the Catskills and ‘The Boiled Frog Syndrome,’” a documentary produced by Art Siegel of Walton, and Jack McShane of Andes Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Hunting Tavern on Main Street, Andes.


Community worship Sunday at park

Roxbury — There will be a community worship service in Kirkside Park this Sunday at 10 a.m.

Members of the Jay Gould Memorial Church and the Roxbury United Methodist Church will host this service as part of their Labor Day weekend events. Pastors Richard Dykstra and Peg Van Siclen will co-lead the service and music will be provided by church members.


Catskill Interpretive Center kiosk dedicated in Mt. Tremper

Mount Tremper — Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannies, and other local officials today formally unveiled and dedicated the new Catskill Interpretive Kiosk site.


Anti-gas drilling rally September 8 in Delhi

Delhi — A group of Delaware County residents will hold an anti-gas drilling rally and march in Delhi on Wednesday, September 8 from 5-6 p.m. in front of the Delaware County Office Building on Courthouse Square before and during the county board of supervisors’ monthly meeting there. 


Roxbury fireworks Sept. 4 will cap a day of family fun

Fireworks in Kirkside Park have become a “new” tradition for Roxbury's Turn of the Century Day, and once again the sky will light up at dusk on Saturday, Sept. 4 with a spectacular send-off to summer and “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898.”


‘Whet Paint’ on the easel

Roxbury — Whet Paint, The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) annual and wildly popular fund-raiser has added some new twists and surprises this year. Re-imagined as Whet Paint/ Inside Out, RAG hopes to emphasize the “plein air” aspect of painting in the open air that has always been at the heart of the event.


‘The Tempest’ plays at Open Eye

Margaretville — “The Tempest,” brimming with mystery, magic, romance and comedy, was first performed in 1611 and thought to be the last play written by William Shakespeare. Amie Brockway directs and composer Robert Cucinotta provides original music for The Open Eye’s summer season production.


Fleischmanns First brings art to Wagner Avenue ball field

Fleischmanns — Twenty children, ages 7-12, responded to the open call for drawings earlier this spring from the Fleischmanns First Art Project Committee. The drawings were reviewed and interpreted by the committee as inspiration for its first art beautification project, a mural on the concession stand at the Wagner Avenue ball field.


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