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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.  


Longyear opens group show featuring 26 artists

Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Twenty-Six Artists,” a group show featuring the work of all Longyear Gallery members. The artists’ reception will take place Saturday, June 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.


Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds show opens at the Orphic in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Orphic Gallery has announced its first exhibit for the Summer of 2014; Images & Objects, Stories & Sounds featuring sculpture by Lenny Kislin and photographs by Catherine Sebastian.


Headwaters History Days planned June 7-8

Fifteen museums, landmark structures and historic sites will be open for tours, exhibits and special programs June 7 and 8 when Headwaters History Days celebrates the heritage, culture, folklife and landscape of the East Branch Delaware River towns of Middletown, Roxbury and Andes.
A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7  in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7 in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.


New York Power Authority will upgrade its visitor centers

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in the Northern Catskills, Western New York and Northern New York to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will benefit from the planned redesign and modernization by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) of the facility’s exhibits.  On May 22, the NYPA Trustees awarded a multimillion contract to an upstate firm for the upgrade of the exhibits at the center to reflect the transformative changes occurring in New York State’s electric power industry.The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will benefit from the planned redesign and modernization by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) of the facility’s exhibits. On May 22, the NYPA Trustees awarded a multimillion contract to an upstate firm for the upgrade of the exhibits at the center to reflect the transformative changes occurring in New York State’s electric power industry.


Economic impact of cold water fishery $414 million, study shows

Delaware County Economic Development and Friends of the Upper Delaware River have completed a study of the economic impact of the cold-water fishery that now exists on the Delaware River’s upper sections, including the East and West branches.


Goat farming grows more popular and Glenanore Farms leads the way

By Cheryl Petersen
Donna and Mike Noonan, owners of Glenanore Farms, hosted a farm visit last week, offered through the Delaware County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council. A dozen interested attendees networked and shared tricks of the meat-goat trade that is on the rise.
Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.Mike Noonan of Bovina with his Boer goats.


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