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Towns seek to pass on Scenic Byway Money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met recently to talk over its future.


Jody Primoff paintings at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville — Five works by landscape painter Jodi Primoff are currently on exhibit in the lobby of Margaretville Hospital. The exhibit is part of The Roxbury Arts Group’s rotating series of exhibits at the hospital, curated by Nat Thomas.


Auxiliary Antique & Flea Market set Saturday at Margaretville Park

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


Youth Theater Workshop set Aug. 21 at Open Eye

Margaretville — Just prior to the opening of The Open Eye’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Tem-pest” (August 25-September 4), the theater will host a special Youth Theater Workshop for those ages 6-18. The workshop will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2-4 p.m.


Liddles to mark 50th anniversary

By Julia Green
Fifty years ago in nearby Hamden, Andes residents Ann and Dick Liddle took a gamble on the weather, getting married outdoors on what turned out to be a beautiful summer day.


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.


Insects transported in firewood the leading cause of infestations

By Brian Sweeney
The primary means for the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetles to spread is via the transportation of firewood. The insects fly only a limited distance during their lifetime, but the devastation they produce can spread rapidly when wood containing the insects is transported for long distances.


"Stream Watch" wetlands program offered July 28 and 29

North Blenheim —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a two-part program on stewardship of the wetlands, entitled “Stream Watch,” on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program, part of NYPA’s Summer Education Series, will take place at a new outdoor pavilion on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, and is being presented in cooperation with The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.


Shandaken Town Clerk charged after assaulting deputy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The longtime town clerk in the Town of Shandaken was arrested last week following an alleged scuffle between her and the deputy town clerk in the town’s offices in Allaben. Laurilyn Frasier, 59, of Phoenicia, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20 after a complaint was made to the Ulster County Sheriff’s office that Frasier had pushed her deputy, Jacqui Gugleilmetti.


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