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WIM presents reading at Art in Common event

As part of the “Art in Common” fall events collaboration, Writers in the Mountains will be presenting a reading of recently completed works from the organization’s Journal Writing classes, along with a wine and local cheese tasting. This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville.


History of tractors featured at meeting

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County (HSM), at its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 17, will look back at a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


DEC releases draft for gas drilling regs

By Matthew J. Perry
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released last Wednesday a long-awaited draft of its Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding natural gas drilling. While the report’s release does not signal the imminent arrival of drilling pads and water trucks in the Catskills, it is a decisive step towards a new industrial future for the region.


Sam Baker plays at Ballantine Park concert

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Andes — Sam Baker is returning to Andes to share the stage with Scott Hill for a concert benefiting Ballantine Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.
Sam Baker is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who enjoys a devoted and extensive following in North America and Europe.


Over the Top Tabletops fund-raiser Oct. 3 at RAG

Roxbury — The area’s most glamorous fund-raiser will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. Roxbury Arts Group’s Over the Top Tabletops will again be a fun-filled evening of delicious food and drink that celebrates the vibrant contribution that RAG makes to the cultural life of the community. Tickets are $75. Call 607 326-7908 for reservations.


Belleayre boosters blast state’s cost saving rhetoric

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By Jay Braman Jr.
In the immortal words of tennis great John McEnroe, says Joe Kelly of the Coalition to Save Belleayre, “you’ve got to be kidding me.”


Auxiliary's 6th fashion show is Saturday

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


Bovina family of six left homeless by fire

By Brian Sweeney
A Bovina Center woman and her five children escaped serious injury in a September 24 fire, but lost their home and all possessions in the blaze. Shana McIntosh Eaglefeathers and her children were able to escape from their home after discovering the blaze. Eldest son, Sol, is being credited with helping rescue his siblings.


Bnai Israel Sukkot services

Fleischmanns — For the first time in many years, Congregation Bnai Israel, Fleischmanns, will hold services for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Friday evening services will begin at 7 p.m.
The celebration of the bat mitzvah of Elia Tanzer will occur at Sabbath services on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.


Bovina church's 200th to be marked

A two-day celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bovina Presbyterian Church will be marked on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.


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