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Lost Villages author Sive to lead tour on Saturday

Halcottsville — Explore the villages “lost” to the reservoir system with Mary Sive, author of Lost Villages: Historic Driving Tours in the Catskills, on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville.


Writers in the Mountains workshops will feature topics with varied themes

Roxbury —Three new writing workshops, sponsored by Writers in the Mountains, are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so on line at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.


Alleged Esopus drowning incident remains a mystery

By Jay Braman Jr.
On Saturday afternoon the Phoenicia Fire Department received a chilling call.
A teenage girl in a red swimsuit was allegedly seen playing in the water on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia one minute and the next she was gone, leaving only a life jacket stuck on a branch bobbing in the currents.


Arc awards county scholarships

Walton —The Arc of Delaware County has once again awarded scholarships to one high school graduate in each of the county’s 13 public school districts.


Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


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 and Sunday, August 7 and 8.

The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, 12474. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of the hamlet of Roxbury.


Andes Community Day will be Aug. 14

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Andes —We’ve lost count of how many years Andes has had an August Community Day celebration. But we haven’t lost our sense of old-fashioned fun that will take place this year on Saturday, Aug. 14.


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


OCS exodus continuing as trustee leaves position

By Jay Braman Jr.
Yet another school official has left the Onteora School District.
Donna Flayhan, a first-term trustee who was to serve through the end of June 2011, said last week that she plans to move to uptown Kingston with her husband, Paul Boulay, a Kingston school district teacher, and their daughters, Tori and Suzy.


Dual show opens Saturday at RAG

Roxbury —Two photographers look at the world through very different lenses in a new exhibit opening at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery on Saturday, July 31. Helane Levine-Keating’s “Medusae of the Sea” are luminous color photographs of various jellies, also know as medusae, and sea anemones taken at the Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, Calif., the Boston Aquarium, Boston, Mass., and the Coney Island Aquarium, Brooklyn from 2007-2010.


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