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Moments in Rock show opens Saturday at Erpf Gallery

Arkville — The Erpf Gallery and The Catskill Center kick off their 2009 gallery season on March 7 from 3-5 p.m. with an opening reception for Professor Robert Titus’ exhibit, “Moments in Time; Moments in Rock.”


Art in Commons action heating up

Margaretville —The popular multi-arts series “Art in Common” is running strong each Saturday, with music, art, hands-on crafts demonstrations and literary events lined up, along with refreshments, and tastings of wine, local brews and cheese. All events take place on Saturdays from 4 to 7 p.m. in Margaretville’s Main Street Commons building.


Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost valley

Claryville — The seventh annual Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from March 27-29 offers a unique opportunity for women of all ages to get away, recharge and hear from a panel of wellness presenters geared toward giving them the tools for a healthier life.


New area restaurants are on the menu for Andes

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By Matthew J. Perry
The sign remains, but the Cantina Mexican restaurant, ideally located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 28, in Andes, has closed its doors.
Its owners, Tom Joyce and Deborah Schneider, had been looking to sell the building and retire. After they reportedly received an offer this winter, they surprised the community with the restaurant’s sudden demise.
“It’s a shame,” says one Andes resident. “We did better with two nighttime destinations.”


Coalition to Save Belleyare wants stimulus money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Coalition to Save Belleayre wants federal economic stimulus funds to be used at the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is expected to provide $24.6 billion in additional funding for Medicaid, education, infrastructure and “shovel-ready” projects throughout New York State. Joe Kelly, chairman of the Coalition to Save Belleayre, says the ski center’s expansion fits the bill.


Fleischmanns candidate has big ideas for village

By Matthew J. Perry
Dave Morell, the single Fleischmanns resident to declare his candidacy for mayor before the February 13 deadline, is quick to state that he would serve at the pleasure of his constituents and will embrace their views.
“I’m willing to talk to anyone and I’m ready to do what the people of Fleischmanns want me to do,” he says.


Margaretville candidates bring varied backgrounds

By Matthew J. Perry
The Village of Margaretville will field two candidates for the board of trustees on March 18. Since there are two seats to fill, the outcome likely will not be a nail-biter, which is regrettable to Iris Mead, who is running for her fourth term.
“I wish there were more candidates,” she says. “But at least there’s a choice to be made about our mayor.”


Gas leak at Phoenicia Country Store leaves gaping hole

By Jay Braman Jr.
Smack in the middle of Phoenicia’s business district, another massive blemish appeared with little notice several weeks ago.
That blemish, a dug up parking lot where Verona Oil Company’s Country Store sits, was supposed to be a two-week event in a community already suffering from blight from the now infamous Phoenicia Hotel site next door. But immediately after an inspection by the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) two weeks ago, all work suddenly stopped, leaving a gaping hole in the ground and a large excavator perched precariously atop a pile of gravel at the site.


Art in Common series to host authors Feb. 28

Margaretville — The Saturday “Art in Common” series continues on Feb. 28 as three authors recently published by Purple Mountain Press of Fleischmanns; Bob Steuding, Michael Kudish and Tim Duerden, sign and discuss their books on regional lore and landscapes. A wine and cheese tasting will add additional local flavor to the event at the Commons building, starting at 4 p.m.


"Keeping Mr. Lincoln" performances begin run Friday at The Open Eye

Margaretville — In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, and his remarkable life, The Open Eye Theater presents Sandra Fenichel Asher’s new play “Keeping Mr. Lincoln,” directed by Amie Brockway. There will be six performances only from Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 8, at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.


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