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Congregation Bnai Israel to mark 90th anniversary

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel of Fleischmanns will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 2 p. m. with a gala program of history, song and dance.
Tim Mulvaney, master of ceremonies, David Schneiderman and June Meinstein will offer a chronology of events in the life of Congregation Bnai Israel and of Fleischmanns.


Supremes legend Mary Wilson brings hits to Belleayre Aug. 29

Highmount — Mary Wilson, founding member of the world’s most famous female trio - The Supremes - will bring her hit-filled show to the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Mary was among the vocal powerhouses, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, who turned songs like “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again,” into timeless classics.


Roadside weed control spraying questioned; DEP uses chemicals near reservoirs it protects

By Brian Sweeney
Days after a citizen complained to the Middletown Board about potential contamination from municipal pesticide use, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection applied pesticides adjacent to the Pepacton Reservoir.


Margaretville Street Fair Saturday

The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in Margaretville. Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, this event is free and family-friendly.


"Natural Collections" show opening at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Art Etcetera’s Zoom Gallery at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns will present a new exhibit, “Natural Collections,” paintings, drawings and collage inspired by nature by artist Diane Adzema. The exhibit will hang from September 5 through October 4 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Samite returns to RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Back after a long absence from The Roxbury Arts Group, Samite, Soul of Africa returns on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Charlie Shew on bass and guitar and Jeff Haynes on percussion to present an evening of unforgettable East African music with a contemporary point of view. Samite finely interweaves classical guitar, flute, voice and the haunting plucked metal tones of the kalimba to forge magnificent music with an ancient quality to it.


Roxbury making final plans for Turn of the Century Days

Roxbury —At the 10th annual “Turn of the Century Days” in Roxbury, there’s always something new coming to 1898. This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening will cap a full day of old-fashioned baseball, mountain music, period fashion, children’s pastimes, history and architecture, horse-drawn carriage rides, beer garden and all the authentic country victuals you can eat.


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.


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