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Free storytelling workshop open to youth and adults

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Andes — Do you love stories? Do you remember how it feels to curl up in bed, basking in the rise and fall of a loved one’s voice telling you a tale as you drifted off to sleep? Or perhaps you’ve been the tale-teller yourself, sharing the magic of story with your own family around the dinner table, a room full of friends, or a classroom full of wide-eyed students. Whatever your experience, even if you have no experience at all, we invite you to join in this exciting, new project!


Quilt Hall of Fame welcomes inductee

Hunter — Millbrook resident Peggy Stoll was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters’ Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 20. Peggy is an active member of three local quilting groups, Catskill Mountain Quilters in Arkville, the Sunbonnet Quilters of Denver-Vega and the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild of Kingston.


Fleischmanns First opens "storied" homes to public tours on Oct. 11

Fleischmanns — Fleischmanns’ most interesting historic homes will be open to tour in “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House & Garden Tour” on Sunday, Oct. 11 during the Columbus Day weekend. The Fleischmanns First team has gathered a harvest of family fun, including vintage baseball with the Mountain Athletic Club, a children’s activity tent, and plenty of festive ballpark food to enjoy all day in Fleischmanns’ historic Wagner Avenue Village Park. 


Primoff and Burroughs focus of Erpf program

Arkville — The public is invited to a lecture by Jody Primoff entitled “Jody Primoff, John Burroughs and Woodchuck Lodge” at the Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main Street Arkville, September 26 at 2 p.m.


Roxbury teen on target at shooting championship

Ballston Spa — Roxbury resident Tristan Mulder, whose alias is Teton Fox, just returned home from  Heluva Rukus  where over 250 shooters from all over the east coast came to compete at  the New York State Cowboy Action Shooting Championships held in Ballston Spa on September 18-20. 
Mulder took second place in the boys’ Young Gun category, which is for boys ages 14 to 16.


Auxiliary Fashion Show Oct. 3 at Purcell Center

Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Fashion Show & Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Purcell Parish Center, Margaretville.


OCS teacher picket for new contract

By Jay Braman Jr.
After two years of negotiations there is still no new contract between the Onteora School District and the teachers that work there, prompting an estimated 175 staffers to form a picket line outside a school during the September board meeting.
Corey Cavallaro, president of the Onteora Teachers Association, said Monday the picket was an attempt to convince the board of education to pay more attention to the issue.


Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


Congregation Bnai Israel's 90th anniversary celebrated

By Adele Siegel
An enthusiastic audience of over 200 people celebrated Congregation Bnai Israel’s 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6. The essence of the event was expressed in the plaque presented by Mayor David Morell on behalf of the Village of Fleischmanns:
“Presented in recognition of Congregation Bnai Israel’s founders, present members and future generations for their rich cultural contribution to the Village of Fleischmanns. We join you in celebrating your 90th anniversary as a respected asset to Fleischmanns and the Catskill community. As a historical site, the Bnai Israel synagogue is a treasured component of our national, state and local heritage.”


Quilting demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Claire Herz will demonstrate fusible quilting techniques with her son, Jeremy, who is the artist behind her beautiful quilted wall hangings, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


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