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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.


"Darger" screening at RAG series

Roxbury — “In the Realms of the Unreal – The Mystery of Henry Darger” will be the second film in the Roxbury Arts Group’s Reel Artist Series on Sunday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q and A discussion with Christina Varga, Ellen Greene Stewart and Juliana Driever, facilitated by Jonathan Starch.


Congressman Murphy visits area constituents

By Julia Green
Congressman Scott Murphy, who represents New York’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was once again in Delaware County last week, when he had lunch with a number of area business people at the Quarter Moon Café in Delhi.


Maple sugar weekends planned at Frost Valley

Claryville — Free Maple Sugar Weekends are planned for March 20-21 and March 27-28 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Frost Valley’s Maple Weekends provide the opportunity for families to experience firsthand the wonders of Maple Sugar production.


County history, wreathmaking featured at Art in Common

The Delaware County Historical Association will be on hand to present numerous aspects of the county’s history on Saturday, March 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.


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.


Film series opens Sunday at RAG

The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is introducing a series of Sunday film screenings called The Reel Artist Series. The series opens this Sunday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at RAG’s Hilton Kelly Hall with “Basquiat,” a Miramax Films made in 1996. It is rated R for drug use and strong language.


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