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Chamber concert event Sunday in Denver

Roxbury — A unique combination of chamber musicians will perform an eclectic program on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old School Baptist Church in the Denver Valley. Members of the Little Delaware Chamber Players and Youth Ensemble will join forces in a concert.


Pay phones disappearing along Catskill corridor

By Jay Braman Jr.
They were once an important fixtures along the local landscape and beyond. Convenient for any communication, they were also the go-to device in roadway emergencies, to report fires or a crime. But now, public pay phones have not only taken a back seat to today’s cell phones, but they have been kicked to the curb altogether by Verizon, the company that once had dozens of them along the Route 28 Corridor at gas stations, delis and other gathering spots.


Joshpe book recalls life of rural doctor

Stamford — Dr. Glen Joshpe, a well-known and now retired Stamford physician, has written and published his autobiography. Joshpe practiced internal and family practice medicine for 33 years. He served as president of the Delaware County Medical Society for many years and was medical director of Community Hospital of Stamford, and subsequently Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.


Ambulance request in Shandaken budget

By Jay Braman Jr.
The budget process has begun this year in Shandaken with two of the most expensive departments hitting the ground running, asking for new vehicles, and another department head asking for extra, unbudgeted help for this year.
That was the case at a recent special meeting of the town board. The meeting was called to make a decision on the long-hovering tax issue for the City-owned Pine Hill sewer plant, but Supervisor Peter DiSclafani warned the budget season has apparently started as well, noting ambulance department personnel in the audience along with the town’s tax assessor, both with funding requests.


"The Case for Israel" plays in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel will show the documentary film,“The Case for Israel,” based on the book by Alan Dershowitz on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. The film presents background information on the state of Israel, and deals with its problems and offers interviews with Israeli leaders.


Square dancing for all levels classes and dances planned

Roxbury — Is square dancing, a dying tradition?  Not any more.  Catskills Folk Connection, in collaboration with The Roxbury Arts Group, is presenting four dances this fall plus two workshops for beginners.  The Catskills’ regional treasure, Hilt Kelly and his band, The SideKicks, will play for the monthly dances at venues in Delaware and Greene counties.


13th Quilting Weekend planned at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA has lined up six veteran quilting instructors for the 13th annual Quilting Weekend from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Workshop presenters are all repeat presenters at the Frost Valley weekend and include Katrina Litchman, Kris Driessen, Sherry Sega, Kathleen Davies, Anne Foland and Bob Silverman.


Dry Whet Paint Show at RAG; opening reception is Saturday

Roxbury — For the second time, artists who participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s Whet Paint fund-raiser, are being given an exhibition of work done in their studios at perhaps a more leisurely pace. Dry Whet Paint will include works by some 40 area artists and will be on exhibit in both the Walt Meade Gallery and the Old Bank Gallery from September 12 to October 9. An opening reception in both spaces will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Manhattan Country School energy outlet turns sunny with solar electric installation

Roxbury — In a bid to further increase its sustainability, the Manhattan Country School Farm (MCSF) in Roxbury has garnered a major grant to help install enough solar panels to provide all of its electricity. Rather than go off grid, the rural branch of this progressive, scholarship-based independent school, MCSF is collaborating with its funder, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to link its solar production to the electric grid that supplies power statewide.


Poetry workshop in October at Fairview

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains is offering an introduction to writing poetry workshop entitled, Top Ten Memories Poetry Workshop with Bethany Saltman. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville. Tuition is $40.


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