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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.


Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays at Roxbury Library

The Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury Library.
This year-round social club welcomes new members and provides basic mah jongg instruction on an ongoing basis.


Rehearsed readings for new plays planned at Open Eye Theater

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater is preparing rehearsed readings of two new plays for young and family audiences, to be performed on Aug. 7 and 13 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these free readings and to participate in discussions about the plays afterward.


National Inclusion Project awards grant for Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp program

Claryville — The National Inclusion Project recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Frost Valley YMCA to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting at the camp, which has served children with special needs for over 30 years.


Cool Latin jazz featured at Belleayre; Tango and Bossa Nova stars featured

Highmount — Two nights of cool Latin jazz will kick off the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. Pablo Ziegler and the Trio for Nuevo Tango (The New Tango) will get the series started in sultry style on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.
Magical Queen of the Bossa Nova, Leny Andrade follows on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Known as the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil, Andrade has been wowing audiences with her vocal prowess for more than four decades.


ACS seeks more capital improvements funds

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School (ACS) District will vote on August 11 on whether or not to approve an additional borrowing in excess of $300,000 to support ongoing capital improvement projects. A public hearing on the measure was held Tuesday evening.


Parkinson's tourney Sept. 12 in Roxbury

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.


Route 28 cell service stalled due to economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The ongoing saga of cell phone service along the upper Route 28 Corridor continues with no end in sight. These days, everyone’s blaming something on the economy, and now added to that long list is the lack of quality cellular phone service in Shandaken. where poor or no coverage is still not the exception but the norm.


Auxiliary golf tournament fund-raiser Sunday at Hanah

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 10th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Proceeds will help to finalize the efforts to raise funds for the four-wheel-drive ambulance that the auxiliary is purchasing for the hospital.


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