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Delhi's Parker House closing Saturday

By Julia Green
When the Parker House closes its doors this Saturday, it will be for the last time. After 23 years in business, the Delhi store is bringing to an end its run as one of the premier proprietors of fine gifts and jewelry in the area.


Roxbury blood drive is Jan. 20

Roxbury — There will be a Blood Drive at the Carriage House of the Gould Church in Roxbury on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 800 GIVE-LIFE or go to www.RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Artists Choose Artists opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists,” Longyear’s first invitational show featuring the work of both Longyear Gallery members and their favorite guest artists working in different media. The Artists’ Reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


Musical doubleheader Jan. 16 at Andes Hotel

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Andes — January 16 is a night not to be missed at the Andes Hotel. The Pre-war Ponies are performing in the Yellow Room from 6 to 9 p.m. and immediately after that the Jack Grace Band in the tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is no cover charge for either band.


"Just Desserts" served by RLA

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will host a “Just Desserts” gathering at the Roxbury Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. to open the second half of the 2009-2010 RLA Tuesday Forum season. RLA Tuesday Forum Coordinator Julia A. Menne cordially requests that each attendee bring a dessert to pass.


Bonacic wants reservoirs lowered to cut down on flooding chances

By Jay Braman Jr.
State Senator John Bonacic says that water levels in New York City’s upstate reservoirs are too high and should be brought down to reduce the risk of flooding, but the Delaware River Basin Commission says it won’t matter much what the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does because flooding will still happen even if the reservoirs are empty.


Shandaken weighing Ulster proposal for town to start plowing county roads

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are changes coming in Shandaken.
Monday night was the first night for incoming Supervisor Robert Stanley, the Republican Councilman who defeated former Supervisor Peter DiSclafani at the polls last November. And while the new administration is already shaking things up a bit with a plan to cut back on one town employee’s salary and also make significant changes to the town planning board, it was Stanley’s announcement about the town’s highway department possibly taking over some of the snowplowing chores for Ulster County that seemed to be the biggest change for 2010.


Girl Scout Weekend set at YMCA

A Girl Scout Winter Sports Getaway will be held from Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville. Junior Girl Scouts will participate in the following: a class on dressing for the cold and how fabrics affect warmth, cross-country skiing equipment overview and a brief lesson, a snowshoe hike with lessons on first aid for cold weather, sledding education, making snow sculptures and trying snow painting, learning all about snow and ice cutting.


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