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Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8.

The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, 12474. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of the hamlet of Roxbury.


Andes Community Day will be Aug. 14

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Andes —We’ve lost count of how many years Andes has had an August Community Day celebration. But we haven’t lost our sense of old-fashioned fun that will take place this year on Saturday, Aug. 14.


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


Patti Austin, Scofield/Lovano Quartet close out Belleayre Jazz Series Weekend

Highmount – The soaring vocals of Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin on Saturday, Aug. 7 and the organic rhythms of the John Scofield/John Lovano Quartet on Friday, Aug. 6 will close the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival. The shows begin at 8 p.m.


Hike heads to waterfall Aug. 15

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Claryville — A hike to Shelter Creek waterfall, one of the most scenic attractions on Frost Valley Y’s property, is planned for Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m.


Pathos Players perform Sat. at DCHA

Delhi — The Pathos Players, featuring well-known local actors Robert Gaffney, Reggie Brunson and Walter Putrycz, will present a one-act play in the historic ca. 1800 Frisbee Barn on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Society.


Painting donated as prize for Open Eye fund-raiser

Margaretville — Catskill Mountain artist Ellen Wong has donated one of her latest paintings, “View from Roxbury Mountain Road,” to The Open Eye Theater for its annual raffle to support upcoming programming.


Towns seek to pass on Scenic Byway Money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met recently to talk over its future.


Roxbury graduates gathered for alumni banquet

By Betty Heiseler
The RCS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, July 17 at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury with 50 people attending. This included 35 alumni and 15 guests. A dinner buffet was catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and music was provided by DJ Patrick del Rosario.


Invasive Emerald Ash Borer is discovered near Saugerties

By Brian Sweeney
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect first discovered in North America in 2002, was detected last week in Ulster County. The EAB is a bark beetle originally from East Asia. The insect attacks all of the native species of ash trees. It is estimated that EABs have already killed more than 40 million ash trees in the United States.


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