Features and Upcoming Events

Painting and photo shows open at RAG

Roxbury — Double exhibits in The Walt Meade Gallery and The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group open on March 21 and continue through May 16. Opening receptions for both shows will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kevin Q. Gray, a photographer from Cherry Valley, with a special interest in antiquarian photo processes, such as tintypes and Polaroid emulsions, will exhibit recent works in The Old Bank Gallery.


Flights of Fancy: Folk Art Exhibit to open at Delaware County Historical Association

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association will open a new exhibit in the Elijah Thomas Gallery, Flights of Fancy, focusing on the bird carvings of the late Charles Albert. An opening wine and cheese reception will take place at the museum on Friday afternoon, March 6 from 4 until 6 p.m. The exhibit, which is free to members of the public, will remain open through early July.


New Kingston residents take icy plunge to help raise funds for Polar Bear Jump

By Julia Green
For most people, winter has lost its luster by mid-February. Patience with the cold has worn thin, the beauty of the snow has waned, and people look forward to the pending bloom of spring. Two New Kingston residents, however, opted to immerse themselves in the frigid cold of winter one more time. Literally.


Trip around the world makes its way to Mexico

This is the third installment in a series following New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner and her sister, Sandy Holsten, as they sail around the world in 90 days.

By Fran Faulkner
Preparations for the Queen Mary 2 to sail away from Callao began at 6 p.m.  Tugboats turned the ship around and headed it out to sea. Then, as we were leaving the harbor, the pilot boat arrived to pick up the pilot who had boarded earlier to guide us out of the harbor. 


Roxbury students' film project celebrates Black History Month

By Julia Green
In 1963, it was “I Have a Dream.”
Twenty-five years later, it was “Yes We Can.”
In some ways, the world is a very different place than it was during the civil rights’ movement of the mid-1960s. In others, it’s the same world with a different set of challenges.
February is Black History Month, and three Roxbury Central School (RCS) students have created a project that pays homage to a time in United States history where the concept of a black president was viewed as little more than a pipe dream.


Arkville welcomes new pizzeria with a tried and true recipe

By Julia Green
Locals knew it as PJ’s Pizza, but there’s a brand new establishment in place in Arkville. Donatello’s Pizzeria opened in the former location of PJ’s Friday, according to owner Donald Engelhardt.


Uruguay next stop for world traveler from New Kingston

This is the second installment in a series following New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner and her sister, Sandy Holsten, as they sail around the world in 90 days.
Our third port of call was Montevideo, Uruguay. We had to wait at anchor until weather conditions allowed us to enter the harbor.


MCS students get front-row seats to presidential inauguration

By Julia Green
Mitchell Hull did something a little special for his birthday this year: he witnessed history. Hull, an eighth-grade student at Margaretville Central School, attended the Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 17-21, and was a spectator at the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.


2008 Best Service Awards

By Margaret Inge
In its 11th year, the Catskill Best Service Awards continues to serve as a testament to the value of excellent service. The volume of votes cast substantiates the fact that customers appreciate the difference and are anxious to express their appreciation. Quality of service is a primary factor in the success of every business. Join us in congratulating those businesses and service providers who have distinguished themselves to their customers by the consistent delivery of high quality service.


New hands on deck boost Maine Black Bear

By Brian Sweeney
A longtime Arkville business is expanding its offerings thanks to the introduction of two new partners in the operation.
Maine Black Bear has been run by Bruce Beddoe for more than 27 years. The business traces its origins to Bruce traveling to Maine to pick up (Bruce lived in Maine and came here on the weekends with his truck to sell) fresh seafood and selling it from his truck along Route 28. A few years later, he officially opened a seafood market in a small building near the Dry Brook Bridge.


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