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Music and kids' stuff at Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — Music, magic, clogging and fun for children will add spice to the seventh annual Mar-garetville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 26 in the village park. The festival (cauliflowerfestival.com) will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and Kids in the Katskills. The event is free and will include fine art and crafts, cooking demonstrations, history exhibits, horse-logging demonstrations, cider making and much more to celebrate the agricultural heritage of the region.
Of course, local products, especially cauliflower, will be available for purchase.


Evening of jazz set at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present An Evening of Jazz when Siggy Davis and the Noah Baerman Trio perform an evening of sassy, earthy and soulful tunes at the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.


After-school programs set at Pine Hill

Pine Hill — Early Childhood Educator and Pine Hill Resident Becky McCallister will be running an affordable before and afte school program, which will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. and then again from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center.


Author to read at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury —Writers in the Mountains will present author Ginnah Howard of Gilbertsville in a reading from her recently published first novel, Night Navigation and a discussion of the publishing process on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center. Admission is $5 and a reception will follow the talk.


Proposed FEMA flood mapping may bring homeowner headaches

By John Bernhardt
It was business as usual for the Town of Middletown Planning Board Thursday night.
The board worked industriously on an agenda that included an upgrade of the Comprehensive Plan and review and action of various applications seeking approval of property specification changes.
The real excitement actually occurred after the meeting was adjourned and Town Supervisor Len Utter asked to address the board with a point of information.


Many new attractions planned for Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival, to be held in the Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, will feature two new attractions: Catskill Forest and Wood Products exhibits and demonstrations; and a tent full of farm-related fun for youngsters.


Tourney nets nearly $4,000 for auxiliary at fund-raiser

Margaretville — The 10th annual Golf Outing sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at Hanah Golf Resort on August 9 raised $3,909.
First-place in low gross went to Dan Moore, Lyle Smith, Hal Denton and Harris Cohn. Low net score went to Bruce Baum, Gary Atkin, Zack Clark and Jerry Hamil. Second Low net went to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumprer and Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider. 


Chamber concert event Sunday in Denver

Roxbury — A unique combination of chamber musicians will perform an eclectic program on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old School Baptist Church in the Denver Valley. Members of the Little Delaware Chamber Players and Youth Ensemble will join forces in a concert.


Pay phones disappearing along Catskill corridor

By Jay Braman Jr.
They were once an important fixtures along the local landscape and beyond. Convenient for any communication, they were also the go-to device in roadway emergencies, to report fires or a crime. But now, public pay phones have not only taken a back seat to today’s cell phones, but they have been kicked to the curb altogether by Verizon, the company that once had dozens of them along the Route 28 Corridor at gas stations, delis and other gathering spots.


Joshpe book recalls life of rural doctor

Stamford — Dr. Glen Joshpe, a well-known and now retired Stamford physician, has written and published his autobiography. Joshpe practiced internal and family practice medicine for 33 years. He served as president of the Delaware County Medical Society for many years and was medical director of Community Hospital of Stamford, and subsequently Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.


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