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Asian Longhorned Beetle that is threat to Catskills is focus of Sept. 3 program

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) are hosting a public training on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Catskill Center to address the potential threat of an Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in the Catskill Mountain Region.


Village Street Fair is Saturday

Margaretville – The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Main Street in Margaretville. This popular summertime event features vendors offering quilted crafts and fabric items lovingly made, designer sterling silver jewelry, hard to find antiques and collectibles, ever popular country lawn decorations, wooden crafts, and much more.


Writers in the Mountains has full lineup of classes

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) has planned a full program of classes for the fall. There will be classes for beginning and slightly more experienced poets and a brand new class for those interested in trying their hand at fiction.


Pottery and photo workshops at Farmer's Market

Halcottsville — Chris Parrow will show how various techniques and hand building pottery and can be used to create one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Also, Catskill Images proprietor Jill Ribich will explain what it takes to get a great aerial photograph.


Shandaken, NYC settle tax dispute

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following the advice of Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) officials, the Shandaken Town Board agreed Monday to a settlement of a dispute with New York City over the assessed value of the Pine Hill waste treatment plant.


Shandaken Democrats pick slate for fall

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Democrats came up with a full slate of candidates at their party caucus at the Glenford Park Pavilion last Tuesday evening.
As expected, there were no challenges to incumbent supervisor Peter DiSclafani, seeking his second two-year term. He will face Republican Challenger Rob Stanley, a town councilman now at the end of his first four-year term.


3-D Archery Shoot set for Saturday

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Competition categories are offered for each target from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes.


Man shot in fight at Phoenicia home

By Jay Braman Jr.
An early Sunday morning struggle between two visitors, reportedly brothers, and the owner of a Town of Shandaken home, ended when one of the visitors was shot in the groin inside the home on Route 214 in the Hamlet of Phoenicia.


Chamber mixer at Art Et Cetera

Fleischmanns — The Central Catskills Chamber of Comber will hold a member’s mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. in Fleischmanns at Art Et Cetera and Zoom Gallery on Main Street across from the post office and supermarket.


Wind quintet plays Aug. 22 at Andes park

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Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park offer you a free concert featuring the Academy Wind Quintet on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ballantine Park.
This ensemble comprises players from within the United States Military Academy Concert Band and carries on the great tradition of woodwind playing that has existed at West Point since 1815.


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