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Bob Marley's band, The Original Wailers, brings popular reggae tunes to Belleayre

Highmount — The Original Wailers, Bob Marley’s band that propelled the infectious beats of reggae music into the international prominence, will perform at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.


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.


Registration still open for MCS universal Pre-K

Registration is still open for the Margaretville Central School District Universal Pre-K (UPK) Program.
All students who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2009 are eligible for the half-day program, which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.


Blues Maneuver will rock Stamford's 76 MAIN! venue

Stamford — The Blues Maneuver, one of the Catskill region’s premier dance bands for more than a decade, will perform at the newly reopened Carriage House at RAG’s 76 MAIN! in Stamford on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. In what promises to be the dance of the summer, the six-piece band will rock the place with their eclectic repertoire ranging from ’40s tunes to swing, Motown and classic R&B. Admission is $10.


Roxbury Library book discussions planned for fall

The Roxbury Library Association will offer a four-month “Reading Between the Lines” (RBTL) adult book discussion group beginning in September.


Diabetes program at Margaretville

Margaretville — Dr. Amelia Conte-Russian will offer a free presentation on Diabetes Education/Management on Wednesday, Aug. 19 starting at 6 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.


Free concert Aug. 22 in Andes features Academy Wind Quintet

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Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park will present a free concert featuring the Academy Wind Quintet on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ballantine Park, Tremperskill Road, county Route 1. 
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. 


Phone calls are a scam

It has come to the attention of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office that a fund-raising phone campaign is being conducted and that callers are claiming to be employees of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office is not involved in this solicitation campaign and does not ever solicit funds from the public over the phone.


Free concert Friday evening at amphitheater

Free music concerts “al fresco” in the MARK Amphitheater continue in August, with the “Disciples of Agriculture” appearing this Friday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The concerts are sponsored by the MARK Project with support from the O’Connor Foundation, bringing popular entertainers to the open air performance space next to the Masonic Hall on Margaretville’s Main Street.


Pottery demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Robin Bruck-Tanner will be demonstrating how she makes pottery on the potters’ wheel on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


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