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Catskill Mountain House featured in Saturday film

Fleischmanns — “The Catskill Mountain House and The World Around, “ a brand new film by Catskills area filmmaker Tobe Carey, will be shown on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns. This is only the second screening anywhere for this film, which had its world premiere October 23 in Hunter.


Word forum on religious differences

Roxbury — The Engaging the World Forum, where people of faith look at and share thoughts on challenging issues of contemporary life, will meet Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Carriage House at the Gould Church in Roxbury.


Friends of RR meet on Sunday

Roxbury — Friends of the Roxbury Railroad will meet on Sunday, Oct. 24 at noon to help decide the future of one of Roxbury’s most important historic landmarks.


Renewable energy tour

Arkville — Learn about solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal systems by joining members of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) for a driving tour of Catskill homes and businesses that use these renewable energy systems.


Halloween party at Visitors Center

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North Blenheim — The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will hold its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 23, from noon to 2 p.m.

Skip West, regional musician and educator, will highlight the event with Halloween music and stories from noon to 1 p.m.


Delhi artist exhibits at CWC

Margaretville — Tranquil Catskill Mountain landscapes are the focus of a new exhibit at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) office, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.

Eighteen works by Jeanette Koji of Delhi are on display at the CWC through December 30. The public is most welcome to stop by to view them during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).


Legend of Sleepy Hollow at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Just in time for the scary season, The Roxbury Arts Group presents The Puppet People in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” featuring hand crafted marionettes and special effects on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Center, Vega Mt. Rd. in Roxbury. Families will be admitted for just $5.


Emerald Ash borer workshop

Arkville — Landowners with greater than four acres are invited to a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount to learn how to prepare for the eminent threat of the emerald ash borer (EAB). 


Arrests made in crash that killed Margaretville woman

By Brian Sweeney
Two people have been arrested on charges resulting from a March 24 crash that claimed the life of a Margaretville woman.

The investigation by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department revealed that the two people charged in the accident had been “texting” with cell phones when the accident occurred.


McDevitt removed from ministry by Diocese

By Brian Sweeney
The former pastor of the Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville who pled guilty to sexual abuse charges has been permanently removed from the ministry.

It was announced last week by the diocese that the Rev. James McDevitt is no longer permitted to celebrate mass or other sacraments or to engage in any other public activities as a priest.


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