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Two Independent candidates file for Andes town races

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By Brian Sweeney
Two Independent candidates in the Town of Andes filed petitions with the Delaware County Board of Elections by last Tuesday’s deadline to have their names added to the ballot for November’s election.
Denise Norris will be running on the Independent line for a seat on the Andes Town Board. She will be running against Republican incumbents Martin Liddle and Daniel Grommeck. The top two vote recipients will win election.


"Artist and His Work" opens at Longyear

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “The Artist and His Work: A ‘Not Quite’ Retrospective” featuring the paintings of local artist John Hopkins. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m.


"Artistic Nature" exhibition on display at CWC

Margaretville — “Artistic Nature,” an exhibition of 25 watercolors and acrylic paintings by Sharon Suess of Halcottsville, is on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation in Margaretville through October 9.


OCS secretary is charged with taking fund-raiser money

By Jay Braman Jr.
State police have arrested an Onteora High School employee and charged her with felony grand larceny and related charges, alleging that she stole over $9,000 that school groups accumulated by holding fund-raisers.
Elizabeth Sopata, 45, of Kingston was charged on Aug. 4.


Congregation Bnai Israel to mark 90th anniversary

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel of Fleischmanns will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 2 p. m. with a gala program of history, song and dance.
Tim Mulvaney, master of ceremonies, David Schneiderman and June Meinstein will offer a chronology of events in the life of Congregation Bnai Israel and of Fleischmanns.


Supremes legend Mary Wilson brings hits to Belleayre Aug. 29

Highmount — Mary Wilson, founding member of the world’s most famous female trio - The Supremes - will bring her hit-filled show to the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Mary was among the vocal powerhouses, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, who turned songs like “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again,” into timeless classics.


Roadside weed control spraying questioned; DEP uses chemicals near reservoirs it protects

By Brian Sweeney
Days after a citizen complained to the Middletown Board about potential contamination from municipal pesticide use, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection applied pesticides adjacent to the Pepacton Reservoir.


Margaretville Street Fair Saturday

The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in Margaretville. Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, this event is free and family-friendly.


"Natural Collections" show opening at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Art Etcetera’s Zoom Gallery at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns will present a new exhibit, “Natural Collections,” paintings, drawings and collage inspired by nature by artist Diane Adzema. The exhibit will hang from September 5 through October 4 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Samite returns to RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Back after a long absence from The Roxbury Arts Group, Samite, Soul of Africa returns on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Charlie Shew on bass and guitar and Jeff Haynes on percussion to present an evening of unforgettable East African music with a contemporary point of view. Samite finely interweaves classical guitar, flute, voice and the haunting plucked metal tones of the kalimba to forge magnificent music with an ancient quality to it.


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