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Andes — The Tremperskill Boys will bring their high-energy, fiddle-driven music with them when they open the season at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
This skilled band of musicians is intent on pleasing with less well-known but musically well crafted Irish, Scottish and Appalachian tunes brought to life with the accordion, claw hammered banjo, flute and fiddles.


Board member applicants being sought

Margaretville — The Middletown Town Board is seeking persons interested in serving on the town’s various appointed boards. The boards involved are the planning board, the zoning board of appeals and the board of assessment review.


Winner's Circle Leadership Day set for Friday at Christian Center

Margaretville — Com-munity private and public sector leaders, professionals, business owners and sales professionals are invited to attend the second annual Winner’s Circle Leadership Day on Friday, May 7.


RCS team scores at Science Olympiad

Roxbury — The Roxbury Central School Science Olympiad Team claimed six medals and a 10th-place overall finish at the Junior High Science Olympiad State Finals at SUNY New Paltz last weekend. In addition, the Roxbury team, which features students in seventh, eighth and ninth grades, narrowly missed taking home the Best Small School trophy by a mere two places.


Pine Hill battle shaping up over sewer district extension

By Jay Braman Jr.
It was reminiscent of the bad old days in the Town of Shandaken, where Monday night a public hearing on a plan to extend the Pine Hill Sewer District spiraled downward to an old-fashioned free for all with lots of yelling and gavel banging.
The matter at hand was whether the Pine Hill Sewer District should be extended to include another 30 properties in accordance with an agreement reached over a decade ago between the town and the city of New York.


"Talent" displayed at CMCC show

Margaretville — The Catskill Mountain Christian Center (CMCC) hosted CMCC Has Talent! on Sunday night, April 11, awarding the very prestigious Hammy Awards to select performances. Of the 11 acts, first prize went to Paul Engelhardt, Deanna Barto and backup singers Joseph Barto, Skylar Barto and Tylor Barto who performed Sonny & Cher’s classic “I Got You Babe” in ’60s costume.


Gardening series continues May 15 at Kelly gardens

Halcottsville — The Catskill Community Garden Club presents a Spring series designed to help anyone become a gardener called “See How it’s Done.” The series will include gardening tips from local gardeners presented in their gardens.


Catskills Ride & Peak event aims to boost biking, tourism

By Julia Green
In its second year, the annual Catskills Ride & Peak event on May 22 aims to further the growth of the Catskill region as a premier cycling destination. Last year, the inaugural event attracted 98 riders for the five different courses; a number that impressed event organizer Lucci Kelly.
“Ninety-eight riders for the first year is considered quite terrific, actually,” she said. “We have all the right conditions for wonderful bicycle riding.”


Hands-on demonstrations Saturday for kids of all ages at the Commons

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents: “Artists at Work with Children” on Saturday, May 8 from 3-6 p.m. throughout the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.
Two fine craft artisans, Val Wells with marbling and Claire Herz with quilting will have hands-on demonstrations for children of all ages.


Herman Gottfried was landowner ally versus NYC

By Diane Galusha
Herman Gottfried, an attorney who represented hundreds of residents and business owners dispossessed by New York City’s Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoir projects, died April 24, 2010 at the age of 99.
Gottfried, just six months shy of his 100th birthday, passed away at Huntington Hospital in Huntington.


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