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DEP land purchases accelerate

By Jay Braman Jr.
In the news recently is the announcement that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has purchased another batch of acreage in the region.


Route 30 crash

Taylor's carTaylor's carDriver Gary Taylor of Accord escaped serious injury Tuesday morning after his southbound pickup truck drifted off the right side of Route 30 near the Town of Middletown transfer station, plunged over the bank and came to rest on its roof on the Delaware and Ulster train tracks.


Old-fashioned fun

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayRoxbury’s Turn of the Century Day Saturday offered a little something for everyone in old-fashioned fun. Roxbury Nine brought home the Keator Cup again with a 12-2 victory over the Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club. Roxbury pitcher Ryan Funck pitched a complete nine-inning game to earn the victory. Roxbury kids, at left, Laura Walker, Destiny Proctor and Ian Walker were having fun Saturday dressed in their 19th century costumes. More photos are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Jodie Barber.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


Historic walking tour in Margaretville

E. L. O'Connor DrugstoreE. L. O'Connor DrugstoreMargaretville — A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street, will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.


Rotary "Fun"raiser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Rotary will holds its popular “Funraiser” this Friday night at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia, offering ticket holders a chance to win a whopping $5,000 cash prize and other items.


Martin Lerner Gallery debuts photography show

Roxbury — The Martin Lerner Gallery will debut its first photography show with an opening wine and cheese reception on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.  The artists will be present.  There will be live music in the garden by Richard Tucker.

The show will feature photographs by Ruth Darvie, Steffie Kinglake, Martin Lerner and Javier Munoz.


Dance classes on tap at Roxbury

Roxbury — Patti Dell will resume teaching her popular tap-dance classes at The Roxbury Arts Center on September 11.

There will be 10 classes, ending on November 27, to account for two breaks in the schedule.


Tickets are now on sale for auxiliary Fashion Show

Margaretville — The Auxiliary for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has announced that its eighth annual Fashion Show & Luncheon Buffet will be on Saturday, Sept. 11 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. This year’s event will have a red, white and blue theme to honor those who died on September 11, 2001.


Twilight on the Rails rolls Saturday at D&U

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, September 4, the Blues Maneuver will take to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6-8:30 p.m. for a slow moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


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