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Young artist opera recital Tuesday at RAG

Roxbury — Eve Gigliotti, a radiant mezzo-soprano and a 2009 member of the Glimmerglass Opera’s Young Artist Program will present a recital featuring works by Purcell, Rossini, Debussy and Bolcom on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main St., Roxbury.
The performance, presented by The Roxbury Arts Group, will be followed by a reception in the gazebo of Kirkside Park.


New ACS superintendent brings diverse experience to district

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By Matthew J. Perry
Dr. Robert Chakar, 41, has nearly eight years of experience as a building principal and almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator. Still, barely three weeks into his tenure as the superintendent of Andes Central School, he freely admits he sees a learning curve ahead.
“There are a lot of similarities between the job of superintendent and principal,” he says. “In both jobs you’re really a figurehead, interacting with the community and kids. You deal with the school district’s budget. As a principal I had to build budgets... but this will be the first time I’m actually signing off on a budget.”


Twilight on the Rails at the D&U Aug. 1

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the John Davey Jazz Quartet takes to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6:30-9 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


"Geologist's Lens" opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “A Geologist’s Lens,” featuring the works of photographer David Leveson. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Pie Social Saturday at Andes United Methodist Church

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Andes — The Andes United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Pie and Ice Cream” social on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship room at the church. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) dining will be available.


Hospital Auxiliary plans 41st antique and flea market

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 41st annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.
Proceeds from the antique flea market will directly benefit the local health care facilities affiliated with Margaretville Hospital. A hospital-sponsored Health Fair will be held during the market offering free blood pressure testing and blood sugar screening.


Hospital tourney Aug. 9

Margaretville — The ninth annual Golf Tournament hosted by Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville.
The event is now being held in memory of Howard Fuhrer, who was instrumental in getting the tournament started.


Babies Born

Jesse and Valerie Nichols of Andes have announced the birth of their daughter, Grace Ann, born June 22, 2009 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.


Condemnation work dragging in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
A recent claim that the Village of Fleischmanns never paid for property it took through eminent domain is true, but not as bad as it sounds.
That’s according to Village Trustee Todd Pascarella, who responded to a statement made last week by Gabrielle Kirch, an Andes resident who once owned the property on the corner of Depot and Main streets in the village.


Classical Jam to play at OSBC

Denver — Classical Jam, a vibrant ensemble best known for its engaging and lively presentations for today’s contemporary audiences, thought provoking concert themes, and wide-ranging repertoire from Renaissance dance music and traditional classical works, will perform at the Old School Baptist Church in the Denver Valley on Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.


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