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YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


Potpourri sachet-making Saturday at Farmers' Market

Halcottsville — Maureen MacDougall will demonstrate the art of making potpourri sachets on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville. MacDougall’s workshop is for all ages. There will be a $5 materials fee.


County Chamber announces awards

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will recognize several businesses and individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2009 Annual Awards Dinner.
Delhi Telephone has been selected as Business of the Year. "They continue to research the telecommuting needs of their individual and business customers regularly," stated Mary Beth Silano, executive director of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.


Townwide yard sale in Andes

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Andes will host a Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day throughout the community. Residents of Andes will be digging through an assortment of goods and hosting yard sales throughout the hamlet.


Writers in the Mountains has full lineup of classes

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) has planned a full program of classes for the fall. There will be classes for beginning and slightly more experienced poets and a brand new class for those interested in trying their hand at fiction.


Pottery and photo workshops at Farmer's Market

Halcottsville — Chris Parrow will show how various techniques and hand building pottery and can be used to create one-of-a-kind pieces on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Also, Catskill Images proprietor Jill Ribich will explain what it takes to get a great aerial photograph.


Shandaken, NYC settle tax dispute

By Jay Braman Jr.
Following the advice of Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) officials, the Shandaken Town Board agreed Monday to a settlement of a dispute with New York City over the assessed value of the Pine Hill waste treatment plant.


Storytelling Troupe performs at Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe is gearing up for yet another great season of free storytelling concerts and workshops.
This year’s activities kick off with a performance by the Albany-based musical storytelling duo “Tales ’n Tunes” this Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Andes Library.


Shandaken Day set for new site with many exciting attractions

By Jay Braman Jr.
The popular annual event known as Shandaken Day is set for this Saturday and promises to be better than ever.
This year the fun plays out in Big Indian Park alongside Route 28 in Big Indian, where all the attractions of previous incarnations of the celebration will be offered. But this year, according to organizers, Shandaken Day will take on a flavor more unique to Big Indian.


Patriotic Tournament benefits Parkinson's fight

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The red-white-blue scramble tournament will be played with a four-person captain and crew format, and six holes each will be played from the red, white and blue tees; mulligans and skins will also be featured.


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