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Todd Mountain Theater Project presents "Limbo Tales" in August

Roxbury — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) launches its 12th season at The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) on August 5 with an unforgettable play, “Limbo Tales,” by Len Jenkin. The play was produced in New York City in 1980, where it won Obies for best play and best director.


Margaretville lot closed week of Aug. 2 to 6

The municipal parking lot behind the Gottfried Professional Building on Walnut Street, Margaretville will be closed to all vehicles from Monday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. until Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.
During this period, the parking lot will be resurfaced. Inclement weather may extend the period during which the lot is closed.


Traditional Family Camp Aug. 22 to 27 at Frost Valley

Claryville — Family Camp, one of the most enduring traditions at Frost Valley YMCA, is set for Sunday through Friday, Aug. 22 to 27. This special session, which many families have been attending for decades, provides six days filled with everything a family needs to get away from the busy workday routine, unplug from the noise and reconnect with each other.


Insects transported in firewood the leading cause of infestations

By Brian Sweeney
The primary means for the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetles to spread is via the transportation of firewood. The insects fly only a limited distance during their lifetime, but the devastation they produce can spread rapidly when wood containing the insects is transported for long distances.


"Stream Watch" wetlands program offered July 28 and 29

North Blenheim —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a two-part program on stewardship of the wetlands, entitled “Stream Watch,” on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program, part of NYPA’s Summer Education Series, will take place at a new outdoor pavilion on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, and is being presented in cooperation with The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.


Shandaken Town Clerk charged after assaulting deputy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The longtime town clerk in the Town of Shandaken was arrested last week following an alleged scuffle between her and the deputy town clerk in the town’s offices in Allaben. Laurilyn Frasier, 59, of Phoenicia, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20 after a complaint was made to the Ulster County Sheriff’s office that Frasier had pushed her deputy, Jacqui Gugleilmetti.


Honest Brook Music Festival's 22nd season continues Aug. 1

The Honest Brook Music Festival's next concert will feature Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique with pianist Keun-A Lee on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Her program will include songs by Ravel, Hugo Wolf and Mozart, among others, and she will close her program with a group of Negro Spirituals.


Regina Carter, Javon Jackson — featuring Jimmy Cobb — kick off Belleayre Jazz Series with shows this weekend

Highmount – The renowned Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival opens with two diverse acts — the Javon Jackson Quartet, featuring drumming legend Jimmy Cobb, on Friday, July 30 and violin virtuoso Regina Carter on Saturday, July 31.


OCS exodus continuing as trustee leaves position

By Jay Braman Jr.
Yet another school official has left the Onteora School District.
Donna Flayhan, a first-term trustee who was to serve through the end of June 2011, said last week that she plans to move to uptown Kingston with her husband, Paul Boulay, a Kingston school district teacher, and their daughters, Tori and Suzy.


Dual show opens Saturday at RAG

Roxbury —Two photographers look at the world through very different lenses in a new exhibit opening at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery on Saturday, July 31. Helane Levine-Keating’s “Medusae of the Sea” are luminous color photographs of various jellies, also know as medusae, and sea anemones taken at the Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, Calif., the Boston Aquarium, Boston, Mass., and the Coney Island Aquarium, Brooklyn from 2007-2010.


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