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9/11 ceremony Friday in Roxbury

Roxbury — Members of the Ralph S. Ives Jr. American Legion Post 1785 of Roxbury will hold a ceremony remembering the victims of 9/11 terrorist attack in the village square at noon on Friday, Sept. 11.


RAG gearing for "Tabletops" event

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its annual “Over The Top Tabletops” extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The event features elegant and whimsical tables, individually designed, to create the most beautiful fund-raiser in the area.


Many new attractions planned for Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival, to be held in the Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, will feature two new attractions: Catskill Forest and Wood Products exhibits and demonstrations; and a tent full of farm-related fun for youngsters.


Tourney nets nearly $4,000 for auxiliary at fund-raiser

Margaretville — The 10th annual Golf Outing sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at Hanah Golf Resort on August 9 raised $3,909.
First-place in low gross went to Dan Moore, Lyle Smith, Hal Denton and Harris Cohn. Low net score went to Bruce Baum, Gary Atkin, Zack Clark and Jerry Hamil. Second Low net went to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumprer and Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider. 


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.


Margaretville opening day is Sept. 2; Andes and Roxbury schools start Sept. 8

Summer is drawing to a close, and area schoolchildren will report to classes in the coming weeks. Students at Margaretville Central School begin classes today, while students at Andes and Roxbury central schools report to class on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


Andes welcomes new pastor

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The Presbyterian Church of Andes (town) welcomes their new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steven R. Swanson, to the pulpit Sunday, Sept. 6.


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