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Sixteen-foot snowman standing tall in Roxbury

By Dick Sanford
When life deals you lemons, you make lemonade. So what do you do when Mother Nature dumps four feet of snow in your front yard on Main Street in Roxbury? If you’re Frank Jankowski, Debbie Bauer and Frank’s seven-year-old daughter Catherine, you take that four feet of snow and make it into a 16-foot-tall snowman, that’s what!


Kolb and Horowitz perform Thursday at OCS

Onteora — Onteora Central School District has announced a rescheduled performance by pianist, Justin Kolb, with guest appearance by Mikhail Horowitz, on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, Boiceville.


Irish Comedy Night Saturday at Andes Hotel

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Andes — NYC Comics return by popular demand on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. to The Andes Hotel performing stand-up comedy. Joanne Genelle returns as MC with a show featuring two fabulous comics, Nanci Richards and Mary Dimino, performing their witty content with some Irish jokes mixed in.


Local officials pledge help to bolster area's economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The economic summit held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Tuesday got out the message that local governments want to help the little guy fight to survive the current recession.
And while officials from both Ulster and Delaware county were on hand with similar messages, it was noted that Ulster is outspending Delaware when it comes to tourism promotion, something that at least one official would like to see change.


SAV seeking volunteers

Delhi — The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence (SAV) program is currently looking for volunteers to help support the 24-hour hotline.  Individuals interested in helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence can volunteer from home.


Catskill Cabradio is March 13

Pine Hill — It’s time to crawl or shovel your way out and reconnect with friends and neighbors for a fun-filled free evening on Saturday, March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center on Main Street in Pine Hill.


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.


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