Arts & Leisure

Longyear Gallery opens new show; introduces new members

MARGARETVILLE — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Introductions: Showcasing New Members,” a new show featuring miniexhibitions by new members of Longyear Gallery including artists Gail Freund, Bonnie Mitchell, and Amy Silberkleit. Displayed in separate spaces of the gallery, these concurrent introductory exhibitions will be accompanied by a group show of all Longyear Gallery member artists in the […]

Phoenicia FOV turned 10


When the 2019 season of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice gets underway in August, it will be something of a dream-come-true, miracle, thing of beauty for Maria Todaro, Louis Otey and the team of professionals and volunteers supporting the effort. The 2019 season will be the Tenth Anniversary Season for a celebration unlike any other; a season that […]

Roxbury Arts Group turned 40


ROXBURY — Forty years ago, a group of dedicated community members gathered around a kitchen table and spoke about a need to create a venue to deliver high-quality arts programing to the rural towns and villages in which they lived. Together with founder Nancy Harding, they cleared a path and built a foundation for the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), an […]

Big gifts in small works

ROXBURY — The Roxbury Arts Group will continue its Small Works program through January 4, 2020 according to a notice from the arts organization this week. Calling the program an opportunity to give “the most unique gift you can give,” RAG officials said the works are all sized 12″ x 12″ or smaller and are all priced $300 or less. […]

“Seasonal Bird: A Very Charlie Parker Holiday” features top women of jazz

WOODSTOCK — Seasonal Bird: A Very Charlie Parker Holiday, featuring award-winning and vibrant young jazz saxophonist Alexa Tarantino comes to the iconic Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, Dec.21 in a single 7:30 p.m. extraordinary jazz concert. Leader, Alexa Tarantino gathers a quintet of today’s top women in jazz to bring this premiere night of music highlights the iconic bebop recordings and […]

New Kingston Valley Association to party at Ark Bowl

NEW KINGSTON — The New Kingston Valley Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping neighbors in the New Kingston area get to know each other; learn about its wonderful history; and improve the New Kingston community, will sponsor its Third Annual Holiday Get Together on Saturday, December 21, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Ark Bowl, 42366 NY 28, […]

Seasonal events on tap

The United Methodist Church has announced a number of seasonal events and encouraged all community members to participate. A Live Nativity will be held on Saturday, December 14th at Gray’s Farm in New Kingston (263 Old Winter Hollow Road) at 1:30 p.m. A Prayer Vigil will be held in the Sanctuary of the Margaretville Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 21 […]

Open Eye Theater to air children’s play on WIOX

MARGARETVILLE — “Welcome Home Bear,” a new one-act radio play for very young children by Sandra Fenichel Asher will air on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 6:00 p.m. in “On the Town,” hosted by Arnie Schwartz, at WIOX Community Radio in Roxbury. The Open Eye Theater and WIOX are collaborating on the program of radio theater for children, an almost forgotten […]


SEASON OF LIGHT — Members of Congregation B’Nai Israel in Fleischmanns will host the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Participants at last year’s event pictured above included New York State Trooper Paoli, Glenna Herz center and Wendy Brooks. The event will include chocolate Chanukah “gelt,” dreidels and the singing of Chanukah songs. The […]

Delhi parade features holiday themes in holiday weather

HO HO HO — Delhi residents got into the holiday spirit on Saturday during the annual holiday parade. Despite cold temps and flurries, the turnout was great. CNews photos by Dick Sanford.

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