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Folk art demos Saturday at market

Debb Rendo will be demonstrating how to carve and paint wood to create folk art on Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to noon on as the first of 10 artist demonstrations scheduled this summer at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville.


Fairview Public Library has busy summer planned for all ages

The Fairview Public Library in Margaretville is offering a variety of programs this summer for all ages. On July 2, the library will be holding a bake sale in front of the Freshtown. Come buy homemade goodies for your holiday weekend. At the same time, library personnel will be selling tickets for a prize drawing for a“wheelbarrow of fun” filled with items donated by local businesses.


Community arts funding applications available

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) has announced announce that it will again administer the Decentralization Program (Community Arts Funding Program) for 2011. Grants from $500 to $5,000 will be available to not-for-profit organizations and artists in Delaware County. The funds, made available through The New York State Council for the Arts, are for the fostering of continued development of local artistic and cultural resources throughout Delaware County.


Family Fly Fishing Weekends planned at Frost Valley YMCA's Straus Center

Claryville — Two family-oriented fly fishing events are being offered in July at Frost Valley YMCA’s historic Straus Center Inn. A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend is planned for Friday-Sunday, July 2-4 and a Couples Fly Fishing Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, July 9-11. Both of these outings provide an ideal family getaway in the Catskill Mountain high peaks.


Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder plus fireworks show at Belleayre July 3

Highmount – The Belleayre Music Festival will color Independence Weekend “Red, White and Bluegrass” when Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder showcase their amazing repertoire on Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs returns to Belleayre in what promises to be a rousing holiday weekend showcase.


Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 3, 4 and 5.


Two great musical groups "headline" Sidewalk Fest

Roxbury — The jam is on July 3 with two popular local groups — Polish Moses and the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys — appearing in Roxbury during the annual Sidewalk Festival.  With vintage baseball, plenty of good eats, a streetful of craft and tag sales, Roxbury is the perfect summer Saturday destination for the whole family on July 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Past Scouts being sought for parade

Delhi — Delhi Boy Scout Troop 33 is seeking former scouts to participate in its parade on Friday, July 9.  The parade, marking Scouting’s centennial year, will start at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to coincide with Delhi’s Fair of the Square activities.


History marked at New Kingston event

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown and the New Kingston Valley Association unveiled a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday.
Fran Faulkner, longtime executive committee member of the historical society, former postmaster and “unofficial mayor” of New Kingston, unveiled the marker with her grandson, Brian Faulkner.
Former New Kingston resident Bill Birns, a retired teacher, spoke following the unveiling of the marker to the assembled audience of more than 60 people.


Father/child fly fishing weekend set

A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend will be held from Friday to Sunday, July 2 to 4, at Frost Valley YMCA’s Straus Center in Claryville. This is an opportunity to share this time-honored tradition with your son or daughter.


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