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Fiction writer to teach at WIM fall workshops

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains will present a new workshop, “Beginning/ Intermediate Fiction” with Helane Levine Keating, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17, 18 and October 31 and November 1 at the Fairview Library, Margaretville from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuition is $75. Register online at writersinthemountains.org or call 607 326-7908.


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.


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.


Lark in the Park offers outdoor fun

Arkville — Once again the Catskill Park will be a flurry of activity as two local organizations sponsor the 2009 Lark in the Park celebration, to be held October 3-12. 
This is the sixth annual Lark since the event was conceived in 2004 as a commemoration of the centennial of the Catskill Park.


Right number: Verizon returns pay phone after outcry

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a page one story in the Catskill Mountain News, Verizon has done an about face on the removal of area payphones.
It was reported last week that Verizon Technicians removed the payphone from out in front of the Big Indian Service Center, a phone used frequently in this noncellular area. Verizon planned to remove the other eight phones in the Town of Shandaken by Sept. 18 and the company hoped to eliminate 90 percent of all pay phones in Ulster County by Sept. 25.


Central Catskills Collaborative to draft Scenic Byway vision

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative invites the public to participate in crafting a preliminary vision and goals statement, the next step in the development of the Corridor Management Plan.
The vision statement will guide the Scenic Byway nomination over the course of the project.


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