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Freshtown grand opening this Friday

By Brian Sweeney
Freshtown of Margaretville will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, June 25 with free refreshments, food samples and other festivities. Tents will be set up in the parking lot for Friday’s grand opening and there will be many complimentary items offered to mark the occasion.


Andes to host byway meeting at town hall Thursday evening

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Andes — This month’s meeting of the Central Catskills Collaborative will feature a presentation by the Town of Andes Byway Group. The collaborative invites the public to participate in the meeting, which will be held at the Andes Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.


Four-artist show at RAG galleries

Roxbury — Four artists with widely diverse backgrounds and subject matter will exhibit works at The Roxbury Arts Group galleries from June 26 through July 23. The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Shandaken continues calling for cell phone coverage

By Jay Braman Jr.
Have you ever hit a deer at night and had to walk two miles before finding a phone to call for help?
Shandaken Town Councilman Jack Jordan has. Jordan, a Pine Hill resident and the town’s point man tasked with trying to increase cellular phone service in town, plans on making a note of the incident, and he wants others to do the same.


Local students earn German-American Club scholarships

Arkville —The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. recently awarded scholarships to three local high school graduates.  The study of German was required for only one of these scholarships.


Unveiling of historic marker will take place Sunday in New Kingston

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) and the New Kingston Valley Association will unveil a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m.


Margaretville man honored for donating 298 pints of blood

Endicott — Margaretville resident Vincenzo Ammirato was honored by the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross as one of nine “Real Heroes” at the First Annual Heroes for the American Red Cross Breakfast held in Binghamton on June 10.


Several thousand visitors expected at Desiderata Festival near Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
Desiderata Festival, an outdoor art, music, film and yoga event, will be held June 23 through 27 at Stone Tavern Farm in Roxbury. The event will include five days and four nights of on-site camping, multi-stage performances, film presentations, art exhibits and wellness projects. Based on similar festivals, the organizers estimate that 2,000 to 3,000 visitors will attend.


Deadline extended for Middletown Comprehensive Plan

By Brian Sweeney
The deadline for written comments on the Comprehensive Plan proposed for the Town of Middletown has been extended to July 1. The draft Comprehensive Plan is continuing to take shape following a public hearing held June 5. About 20 people attended the public hearing and others submitted written comments on the plan.


Alta hosting open house with tours, prizes June 19

Halcottsville — Alta Log Homes in Halcottsville will host a factory tour and open house on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone attending the open house can register in a drawing for door prizes such as gift certificates for Woodstock Harley-Davidson, Hanah Mountain Resort Country Club in Margaretville and Hudson Valley Cycle Center.


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