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Roxbury opens "Doors" to artists

By Julia Green
Part-time Roxbury resident Herrat Sommerhoff sees the value in recycled materials. As an artist, Sommerhoff has exhibited in the United States and in Europe artwork created from recycled materials. As a local CROP teacher, she uses all recycled materials. And her latest project takes recycling to a new place altogether: doors.


Whet Paint show at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Over 40 local artists will participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual Whet Paint on Saturday, Sept. 5. The artists will gather at RAG in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast, choose canvases in various sizes and disperse throughout the area to paint landscapes, village scenes or still-life arrangements before returning to RAG at 4 p.m., wet canvases in hand.


Organizers look to get in the swim with community pool, recreation complex

By Brian Sweeney
The organizers behind the Catskill Recreation Center have applied for a building permit for a proposed community swimming pool project in Arkville.
Representatives of Arkville resident Kingdon Gould Jr. and his family, who are spearheading the project, attended the Middletown Planning Board’s Aug. 13 meeting and presented updated plans.


Methodist church starts Sunday School

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will be starting Sunday school on Sept. 6 with a welcome breakfast at 9:30 a.m.


Free puppet show Thursday at Andes

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Andes — The Andes Library will host a free Kids Project Puppet Show on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Kids Project show is a disability awareness program featuring kid-size puppets. The puppets interact directly with the audience, answering questions, telling stories, relating kid-to-kid.


Woofs 'n' Wags Dog Walk and Fair scheduled for Sept. 19 in Delhi

The 7th Annual Woofs n’ Wags Dog Walk and Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Field on Route 10 in Delhi.
The annual Dog Walk fund-raiser benefits the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, providing much needed monetary support for the Catskill region’s homeless dogs and cats. Each year, the Dog Walk promotes the joys of pet ownership while highlighting two dozen animals from over 275 available for adoption.


YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


Potpourri sachet-making Saturday at Farmers' Market

Halcottsville — Maureen MacDougall will demonstrate the art of making potpourri sachets on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville. MacDougall’s workshop is for all ages. There will be a $5 materials fee.


County Chamber announces awards

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will recognize several businesses and individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2009 Annual Awards Dinner.
Delhi Telephone has been selected as Business of the Year. "They continue to research the telecommuting needs of their individual and business customers regularly," stated Mary Beth Silano, executive director of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.


Townwide yard sale in Andes

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Andes will host a Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day throughout the community. Residents of Andes will be digging through an assortment of goods and hosting yard sales throughout the hamlet.


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