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Famed Canadian folk outfit offers RAG workshop, concert

Roxbury — LeVent du Nord, one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world will give a concert and a workshop on Saturday, June 12 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


YMCA marks Father's Day with High Falls Hike

Claryville – Frost Valley YMCA will mark the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day with a free hike to High Falls on Sunday, June 20 starting at 1 p.m. High Falls is the most impressive natural landmark at Frost Valley and staff members felt it was the perfect hiking destination to celebrate Father’s Day.


YMCA, hospital get funds for sand and salt storage

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved two grants of $50,000 each to help an Ulster County camp and educational facility, and a Delaware County hospital construct buildings to store road-de-icing materials.


Area schools name top grads

Staff report
Area schools have announced their top honor graduates from the Class of 2010.


School kids give lesson on wellness; eating healthy, having fun emphasized

Halcottsville — Students from Margaretville, Andes and Roxbury Central schools presented demonstrations and exhibitions based on the theme “Kids Healthy Living: Eating Healthy and Having Fun!” at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Saturday.


Tourism promotional effort touts Catskills' convenience

Jay Braman Jr.
With the price of gasoline expected to peak well above $3 this summer, Ulster County is aggressively advertising its tourism opportunities to people in the New York City area and looking for new ways to attract those from nearby metro areas not wanting to spend as much on long trips over the coming year.


Catskill Park signs to get design makeover

By Jay Braman Jr.
Driving through the Catskill or Adirondack mountain parks, it’s easy to notice that all the road signs are a different color scheme than anywhere else in the state. But now those fairly new brown and yellow signs must come down and be replaced with brown and white ones. That’s according to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), working under marching orders from Washington.


Vacation Bible School June 15-18 in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School will be rounding up all kids four years old and up at the Jay Gould Dutch Reformed Church Carriage House in Roxbury from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 through June 18.


CWC awards 23 education grants

Margaretville — Twenty-three education grants totaling nearly $120,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors.


Burroughs Community Day is June 12

Fleischmanns —When Alf Evers was asked what Catskill book besides his own monumental history should always remain in print, he replied without hesitation, John Burroughs’ In the Catskills. Bob Steuding, author of Last of the Handmade Dams,” Rondout, and Heart of the Catskills says, “Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting and informative books, once again available, on the Catskills. It is an invaluable resource, one which no student of the Catskills should be without.”


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