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Cauliflower Festival taking shape for Sept. 26

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village park, Margaretville. Space is still available for vendors and community organizations. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com or call 586-3300 for forms.


Route 28 cell service stalled due to economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The ongoing saga of cell phone service along the upper Route 28 Corridor continues with no end in sight. These days, everyone’s blaming something on the economy, and now added to that long list is the lack of quality cellular phone service in Shandaken. where poor or no coverage is still not the exception but the norm.


Ulster Savings receives Freddie Mac Gold rating

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced that they achieved an overall Tier One Gold performance rating from Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest investors in residential mortgages, for superior investor reporting and loan default management during 2008.


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.


No winner in Legion title game; Margaretville, Walton co-champs

By John Bernhardt
The Walton and Margaretville Junior American Legion baseball teams just couldn’t beat Mother Nature. The two local powers tried for a second time to determine a Delaware League champion, but once again, Mother Nature had other plans. After the Queen of Nature used persistent rains to suspend the championship game last week, the two teams squared off once again last week Tuesday to determine who would be the 2009 kingpins.


Aerial photo flight spots fire on couple's property

By Julia Green
Aerial photography: it’s all the rage these days. People have aerial snapshots of their homes, hometowns, alma maters, favorite vacation spots… a favorite location, shown from a bird’s eye view and framed to hang on the wall of their home.
That was undoubtedly what Eleonora and Rolf Bruderer had in mind when they drove to Sidney on July 17 to charter a small plane to fly over the Vega Valley where their house is located. And, while they didn’t end up with the experience they had imagined, they wound up with a heck of a story.


Official: DRBC flood regs "bad" for county

By Matthew J. Perry
Hard on the heels of an environmental impact study that outlined the withering effects of land acquisition in the Catskill Watershed, the county board of supervisors received another warning call last Wednesday concerning water regulation and its effects on the local economy and infrastructure.


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