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Shandaken budget up 2%; some seeking more cuts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Supervisor/Budget officer has proposed a spending plan for 2010 that would jump taxes only two percent over this year, but opponents of the administration say that during these tough times the plan doesn’t cut it.


Fall Foliage Hike set for Oct. 11 at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A Fall Foliage Hike to Biscuit Brook will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Frost Valley YMCA. This hike is part of a monthly series of free excursions led by Frost Valley’s staff. The Biscuit Brook hike is a beautiful ramble of about two miles, on mostly level terrain.


Traditional sewing work will be shown at market

Halcottsville — Kathy Grassi will demonstrate the various traditional sewing techniques she uses to create her handmade clothing and accessories on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Andes stone sculptor hosts weekend open house

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Andes — Stone sculptor Ken Hiratsuka will hold an open studio in the sculpture garden at Squid Farm, his home in Andes, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. Squid Farm is located on Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes, look for stone sculptures in front of the red barn. Light refreshments will be served.


16th year of Fiddlers! planned for Oct. 11

Roxbury — Fiddlers!, The Roxbury Arts Group’s popular annual event will mark its 16th year on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 10 p.m. This day of traditional music includes old-fashioned square dancing, a jam session for all area musicians as well as a concert performance by some of the top fiddle virtuosos in North America.


Local WWII veterans visit war memorial in D.C.

By Julia Green
It was two years ago that Margaretville resident Ronnie Wranovics was listening to CBS’ Albany affiliate, WRGB, and she learned about the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Wranovics, whose fiancé, Marty Hartmann, is a WWII veteran, was immediately interested.


"Covered Bridges" reception Saturday at Chace

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents “Covered Bridges,” new paintings by Inverna Lockpez, Oct. 2 through Nov 8. A reception for the artist is Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In this new body of work, 12 glorious canvasses, Inverna Lockpez once again celebrates the rich history of the Catskill Mountains.  This time she paints covered bridges.


Fund-raisers planned to aid Bovina family

Community response has been swift and generous to assist Bovina Center residents Shana McIntosh-Eaglefeathers and her five children who were left homeless by a fire that destroyed their home last Thursday.

Monetary donations may be mailed to the “Fund for Shana’s Children” at the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, P.O. Box 508, Delhi, NY 13753.


Hospital sets open house

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.


Fiction writer to teach at WIM fall workshops

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains will present a new workshop, “Beginning/ Intermediate Fiction” with Helane Levine Keating, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17, 18 and October 31 and November 1 at the Fairview Library, Margaretville from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuition is $75. Register online at writersinthemountains.org or call 607 326-7908.


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