Community

Phone calls are a scam

It has come to the attention of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office that a fund-raising phone campaign is being conducted and that callers are claiming to be employees of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office is not involved in this solicitation campaign and does not ever solicit funds from the public over the phone.


Catskill Center to lead Scenic Byway Project

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will lead the effort in pursuing a Scenic Byway designation for a 50-mile stretch of Route 28 in the Catskill Mountain Region.
A designation will stimulate local economies through tourism and recreation and open the door to federal and state moneys. The Central Catskills Collaborative, a group of seven communities along the Route 28 Corridor, recently contracted with The Catskill Center to guide the development of a Corridor Management Plan, a requirement in the Scenic Byway nomination process.


Martial arts academy opens in Stamford

Stamford — The Mountain Martial Arts Academy of Stamford will open its doors to everyone and would like to invite you to participate in its “martial arts for everyone” month.
There will be classes available for children, starting at the age of six, in Stamford and Delhi and adult classes in Stamford.


Marshall Tucker concert canceled

Delhi — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marshall Tucker Band concert scheduled for August 15, 7 p.m. at Clark Sports Center, SUNY Delhi has been canceled.


Crossroads threatening to back out of land sale

By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of a proposed $400 million resort in Shandaken are asking the Ulster County Legislature to grant a right-of-way over county land that lies between their holdings and more than 1,200 acres of property they plan to sell to the state.


Blues Maneuver will rock Stamford's 76 MAIN! venue

Stamford — The Blues Maneuver, one of the Catskill region’s premier dance bands for more than a decade, will perform at the newly reopened Carriage House at RAG’s 76 MAIN! in Stamford on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. In what promises to be the dance of the summer, the six-piece band will rock the place with their eclectic repertoire ranging from ’40s tunes to swing, Motown and classic R&B. Admission is $10.


3-D archery events set for two weekends at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturdays, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Competition categories are offered for each targets from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes. Foam animals are set in natural terrain on a 1/2-mile trail of easy hiking for most everyone. Competitors will shoot from various positions.


National Inclusion Project awards grant for Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp program

Claryville — The National Inclusion Project recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Frost Valley YMCA to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting at the camp, which has served children with special needs for over 30 years.


Cut! Theater owners cancel renovations; historic Margaretville building up for sale

By Julia Green
Jonathan Starch and David France, owners of the Galli-Curci Theatre building on Main Street in Margaretville, announced last week that they are putting the building up for sale. After four years of stewardship of the building, Starch said in an e-mail Wednesday that he and France “have decided to focus full-time on our other projects.”


Cool Latin jazz featured at Belleayre; Tango and Bossa Nova stars featured

Highmount — Two nights of cool Latin jazz will kick off the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. Pablo Ziegler and the Trio for Nuevo Tango (The New Tango) will get the series started in sultry style on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.
Magical Queen of the Bossa Nova, Leny Andrade follows on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Known as the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil, Andrade has been wowing audiences with her vocal prowess for more than four decades.


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