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30th annual Fall Festival: Two days of fun at Belleayre

Highmount — The fall foliage will almost be an afterthought. Belleayre Mountain is anxious to open its venue doors when the 30th Annual Fall Festival will introduce its new pulse of energy in the form of the newly expanded Entertainment Village.


Three artists offer Pakatakan demos

Halcottsville — Three area craftspeople will demonstrate their skills at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes will use a tabletop loom to demonstrate the multiple designs available with one or two favorite four-harness weave patterns. She will also give demonstrations of tapestry weaving on a frame loom.


Oktoberfest will be annual fund-raiser

The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills presents its 10th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge.
Featuring authentic German refreshments, music by the Schwarzenegger Connection, plus Bavarian folk dancers, wood carvings, jewelry, imported gifts and CDs, portraits by a sketch artist and prize drawings.


Open House at hospital Oct. 12

Margaretville — Seasonal flu shots will be offered as part of a Fall Health Fair at Margaretville Hospital on Monday, Oct. 12 in the hospital lobby. The flu shots, which are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be completely covered by Medicare or Medicaid insurance. The cash price for flu shots is $31.


Seniors enjoyed potluck meal

The Roxbury Senior Citizens’ Club met on September 15 and a “potluck” dinner was enjoyed.
The secretary and treasurer’s reports were given. The treasurer also read a detailed report for the past year.


Delarc innovative programs gaining national attention

By Brian Sweeney
For more than three decades, the ARC of Delaware County (Delarc) has been utilizing a common sense, compassionate approach to dealing with individuals who are exhibiting behavior problems. In recent years, the Delarc philosophy has been gaining attention with organizations across the country.


WIM presents reading at Art in Common event

As part of the “Art in Common” fall events collaboration, Writers in the Mountains will be presenting a reading of recently completed works from the organization’s Journal Writing classes, along with a wine and local cheese tasting. This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville.


History of tractors featured at meeting

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County (HSM), at its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 17, will look back at a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


DEC releases draft for gas drilling regs

By Matthew J. Perry
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released last Wednesday a long-awaited draft of its Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding natural gas drilling. While the report’s release does not signal the imminent arrival of drilling pads and water trucks in the Catskills, it is a decisive step towards a new industrial future for the region.


Sam Baker plays at Ballantine Park concert

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Andes — Sam Baker is returning to Andes to share the stage with Scott Hill for a concert benefiting Ballantine Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
Sam Baker is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who enjoys a devoted and extensive following in North America and Europe.


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