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Bob Marley's band, The Original Wailers, brings popular reggae tunes to Belleayre

Highmount — The Original Wailers, Bob Marley’s band that propelled the infectious beats of reggae music into the international prominence, will perform at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.


Shandaken Democrats pick slate for fall

By Jay Braman Jr.
Shandaken Democrats came up with a full slate of candidates at their party caucus at the Glenford Park Pavilion last Tuesday evening.
As expected, there were no challenges to incumbent supervisor Peter DiSclafani, seeking his second two-year term. He will face Republican Challenger Rob Stanley, a town councilman now at the end of his first four-year term.


3-D Archery Shoot set for Saturday

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Competition categories are offered for each target from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes.


Man shot in fight at Phoenicia home

By Jay Braman Jr.
An early Sunday morning struggle between two visitors, reportedly brothers, and the owner of a Town of Shandaken home, ended when one of the visitors was shot in the groin inside the home on Route 214 in the Hamlet of Phoenicia.


Chamber mixer at Art Et Cetera

Fleischmanns — The Central Catskills Chamber of Comber will hold a member’s mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 5 until 7 p.m. in Fleischmanns at Art Et Cetera and Zoom Gallery on Main Street across from the post office and supermarket.


Wind quintet plays Aug. 22 at Andes park

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Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park offer you a free concert featuring the Academy Wind Quintet on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ballantine Park.
This ensemble comprises players from within the United States Military Academy Concert Band and carries on the great tradition of woodwind playing that has existed at West Point since 1815.


Roxbury showcases fireworks and community party Sept. 5

Roxbury —To honor the 10th anniversary of Roxbury’s Turn of the Century Days, local organizations and supporters have mustered generous contributions to fund a community-wide party in Roxbury on Saturday evening, Sept. 5. A fireworks display at dusk will cap an evening of fun, with an open music jam by the Masters of MoMo and barbecue and refreshments offered by the Cha Cha Hut.


"Shirley Valentine" at Open Eye

Margaretville — Willy Russell’s “Shirley Valentine,” winner of two Laurence Olivier Awards, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Tony Award, and a Theatre World Award comes to The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The show will play Thursdays - Sundays through Sept. 6.


Margaretville hosts Street Fair Saturday, Aug. 29

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, stoneware and pottery, handbags and sunglasses, clothing and accessories.


Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to wartime pilot

By Julia Green
In the pocket of Ruth (Franckling) Reynolds’ flight slacks, there could always be found a 1922 silver dollar. The edges were beaten and dented from hours spent bouncing it on the hard concrete while she and other Women Airforce Service Pilots waited for the fog to lift so that they could take off.
And, when they were finally able to take to the skies, they had no idea the history they were making.


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