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Feinstein brings Great American Songbook to life at Belleayre July 11

Highmount — Michael Feinstein will bring the cherished songs of the Great American Songbook to life in his mesmerizing style at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
A six-time Grammy nominee, The New York Times calls Feinstein, “The greatest proponent of the American Songbook since Frank Sinatra.” His new CD on Concord Records, “The Sinatra Project,” is heading up the Billboard charts.


Music camp planned in Stamford

Stamford — Space is still available for the Community Music and Arts Network Summer Jam Camp, to be held for two consecutive weeks from July 13-17 and July 20-24. This year’s modern music day camp for budding pop stars and wanna-be rock stars, ages 8-18, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at RAG – 76 MAIN! in Stamford.


Political season kickoff set at Shandaken caucus July 16

By Jay Braman Jr.
Several town-level positions will be contested in Shandaken elections this fall. While there has been much speculation about who will be running, or not running, all interested candidates are expected to make their intentions known at the political caucuses this summer.


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Summer reading set at Roxbury

The Roxbury Library Association is offering the NYS-initiated theme “Be Creative @ Your Library” for the Roxbury Library’s 2009 Summer Reading Program. Individual sessions for different age groups will provide youthful participants with a range of activities, from reading and storytelling to arts-and-crafts projects, with refreshments offered at the end of each session, all free of charge.


Folk art carving demos Sat. July 11 at market

Deb Rendo will demonstrate folk art carving on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Fleischmanns native earns doctorate degree

Fleischmanns native Abigail Davis has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davis’ area of specialization is early American literature and culture; her minor field is Literacy and Rhetorical Studies.


Two Onteora trustees resign from school board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two trustees on the seven-member Onteora School District Board of Education resigned unexpectedly this week.
The news came at a special meeting of the board Monday when Michelle Friedel and Richard Wolff, both Town of Olive residents who are two years into three-year terms, sent word through written notice.


$24 million radio plan pitched to Delaware County

By Matthew J. Perry
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors received a sobering report last Wednesday on the radio system used by emergency services and police.
While there are no immediate, glaring problems that suggest lives may be at stake, county officials are facing the daunting challenge of necessary, expensive work, with initial estimates of as much as $24 million, upgrades and, worse, a looming deadline.


Market Basket gets boost from Delaware County program

Arkville — Hometown, homemade and homegrown have been the hallmarks of Edmund Millar’s Market Basket enterprise since it opened in Arkville in 2004.
Winner of the Catskill Mountain News’ best service award for best grocery, The Market Basket is also a down-home choice for freshly made breakfasts, lunches and prepared meals.


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