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Dry Whet Paint Show at RAG; opening reception is Saturday

Roxbury — For the second time, artists who participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Whet Paint fund-raiser, are being given an exhibition of work done in their studios at perhaps a more leisurely pace. Dry Whet Paint will include works by some 40 area artists and will be on exhibit in both the Walt Meade Gallery and the Old Bank Gallery from September 12 to October 9. An opening reception in both spaces will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Manhattan Country School energy outlet turns sunny with solar electric installation

Roxbury — In a bid to further increase its sustainability, the Manhattan Country School Farm (MCSF) in Roxbury has garnered a major grant to help install enough solar panels to provide all of its electricity. Rather than go off grid, the rural branch of this progressive, scholarship-based independent school, MCSF is collaborating with its funder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to link its solar production to the electric grid that supplies power statewide.


Poetry workshop in October at Fairview

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains is offering an introduction to writing poetry workshop entitled, Top Ten Memories Poetry Workshop with Bethany Saltman. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville. Tuition is $40.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


9/11 ceremony Friday in Roxbury

Roxbury — Members of the Ralph S. Ives Jr. American Legion Post 1785 of Roxbury will hold a ceremony remembering the victims of 9/11 terrorist attack in the village square at noon on Friday, Sept. 11.


RAG gearing for "Tabletops" event

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its annual “Over The Top Tabletops” extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The event features elegant and whimsical tables, individually designed, to create the most beautiful fund-raiser in the area.


Methodist church starts Sunday School

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will be starting Sunday school on Sept. 6 with a welcome breakfast at 9:30 a.m.


Free puppet show Thursday at Andes

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Andes — The Andes Library will host a free Kids Project Puppet Show on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Kids Project show is a disability awareness program featuring kid-size puppets. The puppets interact directly with the audience, answering questions, telling stories, relating kid-to-kid.


Woofs 'n' Wags Dog Walk and Fair scheduled for Sept. 19 in Delhi

The 7th Annual Woofs n’ Wags Dog Walk and Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Field on Route 10 in Delhi.
The annual Dog Walk fund-raiser benefits the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, providing much needed monetary support for the Catskill region’s homeless dogs and cats. Each year, the Dog Walk promotes the joys of pet ownership while highlighting two dozen animals from over 275 available for adoption.


YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


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