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Twilight on the Rails rolls Saturday at D&U

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, September 4, the Blues Maneuver will take to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6-8:30 p.m. for a slow moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


Quilting demos at market Saturday

Halcottsville —The textile team of Jeremy and Claire Herz will demonstrate fusible quilting techniques from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 4 as the final event of the ”Catskill Arts & Air” festival series at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville. Events are free.


Whet Paint / Inside Out at RAG Sept. 4

Roxbury — Whet Paint, The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) popular annual gallery fund-raiser returns on Saturday, Sept. 4 with several exciting innovations, but it’s still the best opportunity to buy art by the area’s most talented artists at reasonable prices.


Dance classes on tap at Roxbury

Roxbury — Patti Dell will resume teaching her popular tap-dance classes at The Roxbury Arts Center on September 11.

There will be 10 classes, ending on November 27, to account for two breaks in the schedule.


National Inclusion Project awards grant to Frost Valley YMCA for Day Camp kids

Claryville — The National Inclusion Project recently awarded a $15,000 grant to the Frost Valley YMCA to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting at the camp, which has served children with special needs for over 30 years.


Elderly Phoenicia couple killed in tractor-trailer accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
An elderly Phoenicia couple was killed Thursday on Route 28 in Boiceville when their car was hit from behind by a tractor and trailer driven by a New Kingston man.


WIOX Roxbury radio officially begins transmitting

By Jay Braman Jr.
Roxbury’s new station flicked the switch to “broadcast” last Friday, and operators of the nonprofit endeavor promise to serve and reflect the diverse interests in the region.


Margaretville Street Fair

Street Fair FineryStreet Fair Finery Courtney Spaulding assisted the Catskill Mountain Christian Center with its tradition of providing assorted paper hats at the Margaretville Street Fair on Saturday. More photos from the Street Fair are in the Image Gallery. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Joyce St. George to receive Citizenship Award

Joyce St. GeorgeJoyce St. GeorgeMargaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Board of Directors has selected Joyce St. George of New Kingston to receive  the Keene A. Roadman Hospital Citizenship Award. The award will be presented on October 16 at the Harvest Moon Ball which is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Ms. St. George has served as a member of the Margaretville Hospital Board and Mountainside Residential Care Center, and held the position of board chair from 2005-2007.


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.


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