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Storyteller to appear at Andes

Andes — Writer, humorist, voice actor, and all around oddball, Mitch Rapoport, will be reprising his role of Egbert Einstein (Albert’s curmudgeonly cousin), and performing a coming-of-age story about bigotry taken from his manuscript, “Empty Songs and Vacant Melodies,” and a short cerebral writing entitled, “Bellicose Bravado,” at a gathering of the Andes Roundtable, a group of people who meet weekly in Andes to “stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendships.”


Catskill Center (CCCD) marks 40th anniversary with daylong party

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will celebrate its founding 40 years ago with a family festival at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad Park in Arkville on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


"Steel Magnolias" coming to Open Eye

Margaretville — “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling will have its first performance on Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.
Directed by David J. Turan, this heart wrenching comedy/drama is set in a beauty shop in a small Louisiana town in the 1980s. The shop is owned and operated by the very hip Truvy (Jo Boring). She is assisted by seemingly shy and exceedingly religious Annelle (Lizz Browne).


OCS Superintendent nixes future shot glass handouts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora Junior Prom shot glass matter has been resolved.
Sort of.
After hearing the opinions of a couple of seniors, some parents and administrators, the Onteora School Board put to rest the subject of seniors being given shot glasses as a gift at the prom last month.


Two Onteora trustees resign from school board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two trustees on the seven-member Onteora School District Board of Education resigned unexpectedly this week.
The news came at a special meeting of the board Monday when Michelle Friedel and Richard Wolff, both Town of Olive residents who are two years into three-year terms, sent word through written notice.


Roxbury Seniors Earn Graduation Prizes

Roxbury Central School graduation awards at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 27 were as follows:


NYC land acquisition study will be the subject of meetings

Delhi — Delaware County will present the findings of the New York City Watershed Economic Impact Assessment Report conducted by Downeast Development Consulting Group.


Art funds available in Delaware County

The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that funding is available for 2010 through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization program administered in Delaware County by RAG. Grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations in Delaware County or to individual artists who are sponsored by a not-for-profit organization for arts projects that take place in 2010 and are open to the general public.


Roxbury students earn honors in final marking period

Roxbury Central School has announced its Honor Roll for the Fourth Quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


Feinstein brings Great American Songbook to life at Belleayre July 11

Highmount — Michael Feinstein will bring the cherished songs of the Great American Songbook to life in his mesmerizing style at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
A six-time Grammy nominee, The New York Times calls Feinstein, “The greatest proponent of the American Songbook since Frank Sinatra.” His new CD on Concord Records, “The Sinatra Project,” is heading up the Billboard charts.


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