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‘Last Dragon’ at Cyr July 21

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Stamford — A seven-foot dragon and a life-size knight on horseback for a jousting scene the audience will never forget will be present on the lawn of the Cyr Center in Stamford on Wednesday, July 21.


Funny ladies lead laughs Saturday night at Roxbury

Roxbury — Two of New York’s funniest women will bring their comedic gifts to The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, July 17, at 7:30 in an evening that’s sure to leave the audience in stitches.


Shandaken art tour set for this weekend

Shandaken — It’s the new scene in Shandaken. This little town in the high peaks of the Catskills is fast becoming an alternative to the crowds of Woodstock and Hudson. 


Free Riparian Buffer Workshop aboard the Delaware & Ulster Railroad July 31

Arkville — Join the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for its First Annual Riparian Buffer Workshop on Saturday, July 31.


18th-century firearms focus of program at Andes hall

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Andes — The Andes Society for History and Culture warmly welcomes Doug Liddle back this Saturday, July 17 to the dining hall of the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall at 7 p.m. for a program on historic firearms.


Wall to lead Catskill Heritage Alliance

Shandaken —The membership of the Catskill Heritage Alliance elected Roger Wall as chair at the group’s annual meeting on June 26. Wall succeeds Rich Schaedle, who had held the post for four years. He pledged to continue the CHA’s core mission—“speaking out for the environment and the hamlets.”


Photographic exposition, competition set at NBDC

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Walton — National Bank of Delaware County has launched the first in a series of annual photography contests. The contest seeks entries that follow the theme of the “Faces of Delaware County,” represented by portraits of residents of Delaware County.


Library offers summer reading

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host its annual summer reading program at the Roxbury Library during the month of July.


Store owners face challenge of cigarette sales fees

By Jay Braman Jr.
Albany probably didn’t see this coming.
When lawmakers started cooking up a plan to add a huge tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products they knew it was going to pinch smokers, but what about small-business owners?


Zimbabwe salute Saturday at market, RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group salutes Zimbabwe on Saturday, July 10, in an all-day presentation of music, art and film highlighting Zimbabwe artists. The day begins at noon at The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market with a demonstration of the art of the mbira. This will be followed by an evening of film and music at The Roxbury Arts Center.


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