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Zoom Gallery set for new shows

Fleischmanns — Zoom Gallery is now fully stocked and showing the work of several local artists for the summer of 2014. The gallery’s Room 1 contains the work of Martha Jean who has been a lifelong painter, teacher, and curator of art.
Zoom Gallery exhibits include the work of Marty Carey, creator of the Earth Week poster above.Zoom Gallery exhibits include the work of Marty Carey, creator of the Earth Week poster above.


New direction for Todd Mountain Theater

Todd Mountain Theater Project is following up the success of last summer’s residency program with a second residency, hosted by artistic director Suzanne Pred Bass from June 28 through July 5.


Auxiliary contributes another donation to MMH


Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Sandra Horan, left, accepted a check last week from the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center President Rita Herbst. Between the check presented on June 12 and a donation made in March the auxiliary has contributed $90,000 in its current fund-raising campaign. The money is being earmarked for renovations to the hospital’s radiology department. — Photo by Brian Sweeney


Spillian gets "Buzz" as a real-life castle attraction

By Joe Moskowitz
If you want to stay in a castle, your choices are limited but it just so happens there is one nearby. It sits on top of a mountain in a magical land called Fleischmanns.
The castle is called Spillian and the website BuzzFeed says it is one of 13 real-life Disney Princess Castles that you can stay at in the United States.
The dining hall at Spillian, a Fleischmanns-based retreat, looks for all the world like the grand room in the Disney animated feature “Beauty and the Beast.” — Photos by Joe MoskowitzThe dining hall at Spillian, a Fleischmanns-based retreat, looks for all the world like the grand room in the Disney animated feature “Beauty and the Beast.” — Photos by Joe Moskowitz


Onteora top grads headed to Harvard

By Jay Braman Jr.
Onteora Central School has announced that Cassandra Hastie is the valedictorian and that Micah Yannatos is the salutatorian of the Class of 2014.


Father's Day and Quilt Dedication held at Holy Innocents

Parishioners and Friends of Holy Innocents Parish joined together on Father’s Day for a special Mass and dedication.
Father Dante Tarantini was the main celebrant of a mass offered for all fathers, both living and deceased. The celebration was also marked by the dedication and blessing of baby quilts, once used by the foster/adopted children of Bishop Francisco Betancourt and Father Dante.


Town Tinker Tubing celebrates 35 years of fun on the Esopus

by Jay Braman Jr.
Thirty-five years ago, Chichester resident Harry Jameson had an idea. He was ready to launch his appliance repair business, which he called “The Town Tinker,” but with start-up funds scarce, Jameson thought there might be a more profitable use of his time and the old barn on Phoenicia’s Bridge Street that housed his repair service.
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Scarecrows on the job on Roxbury farm

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT: Scarecrows are hard at work keeping birds away from the corn crop at Straight Out of The Ground farm on Route 30, near Roxbury. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzSOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT: Scarecrows are hard at work keeping birds away from the corn crop at Straight Out of The Ground farm on Route 30, near Roxbury. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz
By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury farmer Madalyn Warren has about half a dozen new employees. She admits they work 24 hours a day, they don’t get overtime, actually they don’t get paid at all.
Warren has artfully brought back an old way of getting rid of an old problem, mainly crows that like to eat corn seeds.


"Milky Way" tour showcases local creameries on July 4

Walton — Catskills Family Creameries has announced the second annual Come Travel the Milky Way, a one-day tour of farmstead creameries on Friday, July 4.  


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