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Frost Valley’s Hike Heads To Waterfall Aug. 15

Claryville—A hike to Shelter Creek waterfall, one of the most scenic attractions on Frost Valley Y’s property, is planned for Sunday, Aug. 15 from 1-3 p.m.


Landowner files $2 million lawsuit in longtime Binnekill stream dispute

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville property owner is suing several current and past village and county officials for $2 million as a result from a long-standing dispute over the Binnekill stream.


Visitors will dig NYPA archeological project

North Blenheim— The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors’ Center Complex will be transformed into an archeological field school from August 16 to 20.


Jody Primoff paintings at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville — Five works by landscape painter Jodi Primoff are currently on exhibit in the lobby of Margaretville Hospital. The exhibit is part of The Roxbury Arts Group’s rotating series of exhibits at the hospital, curated by Nat Thomas.


Auxiliary Antique & Flea Market set Saturday at Margaretville Park

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 42nd annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


Youth Theater Workshop set Aug. 21 at Open Eye

Margaretville — Just prior to the opening of The Open Eye’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Tem-pest” (August 25-September 4), the theater will host a special Youth Theater Workshop for those ages 6-18. The workshop will take place on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2-4 p.m.


Liddles to mark 50th anniversary

By Julia Green
Fifty years ago in nearby Hamden, Andes residents Ann and Dick Liddle took a gamble on the weather, getting married outdoors on what turned out to be a beautiful summer day.


Lost Villages author Sive to lead tour on Saturday

Halcottsville — Explore the villages “lost” to the reservoir system with Mary Sive, author of Lost Villages: Historic Driving Tours in the Catskills, on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville.


Writers in the Mountains workshops will feature topics with varied themes

Roxbury —Three new writing workshops, sponsored by Writers in the Mountains, are scheduled in the upcoming months. Those interested in registering for classes may do so on line at writersinthemountains.org or by calling 607 326-4802.


Alleged Esopus drowning incident remains a mystery

By Jay Braman Jr.
On Saturday afternoon the Phoenicia Fire Department received a chilling call.
A teenage girl in a red swimsuit was allegedly seen playing in the water on the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia one minute and the next she was gone, leaving only a life jacket stuck on a branch bobbing in the currents.


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