Hamlet expansion may slow DEP land purchases

By Jay Braman Jr.
Hamlets throughout the Catskills have the chance of expanding their boundaries now that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT) of the opportunity.
The DEP’s land acquisition program is not allowed to solicit land within hamlets and is now willing to expand those hamlet areas designated in the 1997 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by up to one-half mile in every direction.

Award-winning colorist featured at Longyear

Award-winning watercolorist Alix Hallman Travis of Halcottsville is well-known locally for her vivid, high contrast landscape, still life and figurative work in that medium. However, currently at Longyear Gallery is her first solo show featuring work on canvas in oil. This breakthrough exhibit joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists.

Golfers, donations welcome for Tuna-Ment

The eighth annual Bill Sanford Memorial Scholarship "Tuna-Ment" is planned for Friday, July 18 at the Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The tournament will have a 9 a.m. Shotgun Start and will be a four-person Captain and Crew Format.

Mitchell Hull attended leadership conference

Mitchell Hull of Margaretville spent June 29 to July 4 in Boston, Mass., at a leadership conference with The Congressional Youth Leadership Council of Washington, D.C. Mitchell was chosen to attend the conference as a result of leadership potential and skills he demonstrated at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held in Washington, D.C., in March of 2007.

"Enchanted Evening" planned for July 26 at Frisbee House

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will host “An Enchanted Evening at the historic Gideon Frisbee House” on Saturday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friends and neighbors are invited to a tasteful and unforgettable evening of gourmet food, live music, mingling and dancing under the stars at the Delaware County Historical Association’s site on Route 10, two-and-a-half miles north of Delhi.

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson bringing "Good Vibrations" to fest

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, one of American popular music’s greatest composers, will rock the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m. The Beach Boys took the American music scene by storm in the 1960s, creating some of rock-n-roll’s most memorable tunes. Brian Wilson was the driving force behind the band and his multi-faceted contributions rank among the most important elements of rock music.

Catskill Center annual meeting set for July 19

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will hold its 39th Annual Membership Meeting on the grounds of the historic Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Catskill native and author Bob Steuding will speak about the social history of the high peaks from his forthcoming book being published by Purple Mountain Press, The Heart of the Catskills.

French dessert cooking class at RAG

Don’t have lunch on Saturday, July 12. Come to The Roxbury Arts Group at noon and participate in a French Dessert Cooking class with Flora Hogman. You will learn how to make crepes, and to flip them in the pan. You will also make cherry clafouti and flambéed bananas. Then you get to eat everything up.

Catskills author signs books Saturday at Skene

Skene Memorial Library and The Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories host a brief book talk and signing by Catskills author John Ham. His new book, One Hundred Years on ‘Resort Ridge;’ The Legendary Mountain Hotels of the Northern Catskills, has just been published.

Archery shoot and BBQ July 12 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold its annual 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is great fun for the entire family. Frost Valley’s new 28-target 3-D course is located at 2244 Frost Valley Road in Claryville.

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