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First Catskills Cup has tennis prize money

Fleischmanns —The enduring tradition of summer tennis in Fleischmanns is lobbing into the future as the Catskills Cup at  Fleischmanns Park, a three-day competitive tournament on August 14-16 with more than $2,000 in prizes in the offing. 


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.


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.


$2.2 million Route 28 project ready for paving

By Jay Braman Jr.
There’s $2.2 million in Federal Stimulus dollars headed to the Town of Shandaken, where electronic road signs signal the beginning of a repaving project for Route 28.
The signs, located just west of Phoenicia and east of mount Tremper, announce that the project will begin on Aug. 10.


Luminous exhibits will open at RAG

Roxbury — Two luminous exhibits by area artists Nat Thomas and Yale Epstein will open in the galleries of The Roxbury Arts Group on July 25 and continue through August 22. An opening reception for both exhibits will be held on July 25 from 2-4 p.m.


Rob Stanley endorsed by GOP

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Republicans unanimously endorsed councilman Rob Stanley Thursday to run for town supervisor in the November election.


Mettawee Theatre Company plays free show

Stamford — The Mettawee River Theatre Company returns to Stamford for the 26th year of appearing in the area through the auspices of The Roxbury Arts Group.
Presented this year by RAG 76 MAIN!, the company is coming with a brand new production, “Beyond the High Valley – a Quechua Story.” The performance will take place on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on the Cyr Center lawn in Stamford. Admission is free.


Actors sought for 10-minute plays

Open auditions for actors and actresses of all ages will be held at The Roxbury Arts Group’s 76 MAIN! Performing Arts Center located at 76 Main Street in Stamford, on Tuesday evening, July 28 at 7 p.m.


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