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Summer reading set at Roxbury

The Roxbury Library Association is offering the NYS-initiated theme “Be Creative @ Your Library” for the Roxbury Library’s 2009 Summer Reading Program. Individual sessions for different age groups will provide youthful participants with a range of activities, from reading and storytelling to arts-and-crafts projects, with refreshments offered at the end of each session, all free of charge.


Folk art carving demos Sat. July 11 at market

Deb Rendo will demonstrate folk art carving on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Fleischmanns native earns doctorate degree

Fleischmanns native Abigail Davis has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davis’ area of specialization is early American literature and culture; her minor field is Literacy and Rhetorical Studies.


Two Onteora trustees resign from school board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two trustees on the seven-member Onteora School District Board of Education resigned unexpectedly this week.
The news came at a special meeting of the board Monday when Michelle Friedel and Richard Wolff, both Town of Olive residents who are two years into three-year terms, sent word through written notice.


Roxbury Seniors Earn Graduation Prizes

Roxbury Central School graduation awards at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 27 were as follows:


$24 million radio plan pitched to Delaware County

By Matthew J. Perry
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors received a sobering report last Wednesday on the radio system used by emergency services and police.
While there are no immediate, glaring problems that suggest lives may be at stake, county officials are facing the daunting challenge of necessary, expensive work, with initial estimates of as much as $24 million, upgrades and, worse, a looming deadline.


Market Basket gets boost from Delaware County program

Arkville — Hometown, homemade and homegrown have been the hallmarks of Edmund Millar’s Market Basket enterprise since it opened in Arkville in 2004.
Winner of the Catskill Mountain News’ best service award for best grocery, The Market Basket is also a down-home choice for freshly made breakfasts, lunches and prepared meals.


Catskill Forest Association Donates Equipment to BOCES

Arkville—The Catskill Forest Association, Inc. (CFA) delivered over $6,115 in new wood carpentry power equipment to the Delaware-Chanango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) on Tuesday, June 23.


Leather smithing demos set Saturday at market

Halcottsville — Liza Belle Burke of the “Lost Art of Living” in Margaretville will demonstrate custom leather smithing on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
The custom crafted sandals and accessories of Liza Belle Leather appeal to both the functional needs of the Catskill locals and the fashion sense of the shopper from the big city.


Mountain music in Stamford Saturday

Stamford – The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to sponsor the 4th Annual Music on the Mountain Festival on Saturday, July 4. The performances scheduled as follows:
Blues Maneuver: 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


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