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Catskill Center appoints Alan White executive director

Arkville — The Board of Directors of The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) announced Monday the appointment of Alan White of Halcott Center as executive director.


RAG spring art show opening March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is starting its spring gallery season on March 20 with opening receptions from 2 to 4 p.m. for Janice DeMarino and Fawn Potash in The Old Bank Gallery on Main St. and for Diane Powell and Ariel Delacroix Dax in The Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Rd.


Snowbound Grand Gorge resident gets assistance from fire department members

By Karen Hinkley
A Grand Gorge man was helped out by members of the Grand Gorge Fire Department after the huge snowstorm of last week that left over five feet of snow in some locations. The man who lives in a remote area on mountain ridge had been unable to leave his home because of the accumulations of snow and finally reached out for help by contacting Constable Steve Williamson.


Catskill Landowners' Association opposes any gas drilling ban

Margaretville — The Catskill Landowners’ Associa-tion (CLA), a group of landowners dedicated to the protection of landowners’ rights, announced last week that it is opposed to any suggested regulation imposing a broad-scale, general ban on natural gas drilling on private property within the Catskill Region, unless landowners receive just compensation for the loss of this property right.


It's time for a new clock-minder to watch Roxbury church tower

By Julia Green
The times, they are a-changin’. Or, more to the point: the times, they are a-changin’ hands.
Roxbury resident Dan Underwood, who has been the primary caretaker of the clock tower in the Roxbury Methodist Church for the past 20 years, is handing over the reins. Taking over will be Roxbury Historian Anthony Liberatore, who has been taking care of the clock under Underwood’s tutelage.


St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday in Halcottsville

The Children of the Leprechaun, together with the Halcottsville Fire Department, cordially invite the public to the 17th annual Saint Paddy’s Day Parade along Main Street, Halcottsville on Sunday, March 14, starting at noon.


Historic Halcottsville Creamery heavily damaged by snowstorm

By Brian Sweeney
The historic Halcottsville Creamery building was among the victims of record snowfall totals from February 23 and 25 storms that wreaked havoc on the area. Owners Jim and Susan Kelly traveled from New York City to the Catskills two days after the successive snowfalls dumped more than five feet on the hamlet of Halcottsville. As they headed into the hamlet, they immediately realized that the silhouette of the former creamery building had been dramatically altered.


"Andes has Talent" show is a hit

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By John Bernhardt
Move over “American Idol.” “Andes Has Talent” is the new show in town. With the bright lights and glitter of a Las Vegas show stage, the Andes Central School gymnasium was the showcase for some dazzling talent Friday night.


Multi-talented Eric McKeown opens music series March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) singer/songwriter series kicks of on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. with Erin McKeown, an American multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer/songwriter in the Hilt Kelly Hall.


Area residents had key roles in memorable Oscar highlight

By Julia Green
It was one of the most talked-about moments of this year’s Oscar telecast Sunday night, save “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s upset of ex-husband and “Avatar” director James Cameron in the Best Director category. And, it involved two people with Roxbury connections.
As film director and producer Roger Ross Williams took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech for the Best Documentary Short Oscar for the short film “Music By Prudence,” he found himself in a bit of an awkward moment.


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