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Margaretville Street Fair Saturday

The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Main Street in Margaretville. Sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, this event is free and family-friendly.


"Natural Collections" show opening at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Art Etcetera’s Zoom Gallery at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns will present a new exhibit, “Natural Collections,” paintings, drawings and collage inspired by nature by artist Diane Adzema. The exhibit will hang from September 5 through October 4 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Samite returns to RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Back after a long absence from The Roxbury Arts Group, Samite, Soul of Africa returns on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Charlie Shew on bass and guitar and Jeff Haynes on percussion to present an evening of unforgettable East African music with a contemporary point of view. Samite finely interweaves classical guitar, flute, voice and the haunting plucked metal tones of the kalimba to forge magnificent music with an ancient quality to it.


Roxbury making final plans for Turn of the Century Days

Roxbury —At the 10th annual “Turn of the Century Days” in Roxbury, there’s always something new coming to 1898. This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening will cap a full day of old-fashioned baseball, mountain music, period fashion, children’s pastimes, history and architecture, horse-drawn carriage rides, beer garden and all the authentic country victuals you can eat.


Asian Longhorned Beetle that is threat to Catskills is focus of Sept. 3 program

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) are hosting a public training on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Catskill Center to address the potential threat of an Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in the Catskill Mountain Region.


Village Street Fair is Saturday

Margaretville – The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Main Street in Margaretville. This popular summertime event features vendors offering quilted crafts and fabric items lovingly made, designer sterling silver jewelry, hard to find antiques and collectibles, ever popular country lawn decorations, wooden crafts, and much more.


Writers in the Mountains has full lineup of classes

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) has planned a full program of classes for the fall. There will be classes for beginning and slightly more experienced poets and a brand new class for those interested in trying their hand at fiction.


Pottery and photo workshops at Farmer's Market

Halcottsville — Chris Parrow will show how various techniques and hand building pottery and can be used to create one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Also, Catskill Images proprietor Jill Ribich will explain what it takes to get a great aerial photograph.


Shandaken, NYC settle tax dispute

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following the advice of Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) officials, the Shandaken Town Board agreed Monday to a settlement of a dispute with New York City over the assessed value of the Pine Hill waste treatment plant.


Storytelling Troupe performs at Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe is gearing up for yet another great season of free storytelling concerts and workshops.
This year’s activities kick off with a performance by the Albany-based musical storytelling duo “Tales ’n Tunes” this Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Andes Library.


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