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Horseshoe Festival on July 25 in Hobart

By Celin Schoen
The Hobart Horseshoe Festival, scheduled this year for July 25 at the Hobart Community Center and surrounding grounds, has become a fixed event, one which vendors and visitors alike anticipate eagerly.


Auxiliary plans Antique & Flea Market

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 41st annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


Work progresses on Dollar General on Main St, Margaretville

By Brian Sweeney
Work is progressing rapidly on construction of a Dollar General store scheduled to open in Margaretville on October 15.
The Dollar General store will be located on a parcel adjacent to the Margaretville Post Office, several hundred yards west of Margaretville Central School.


Free concert in Andes features "Blind Mice"

Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park will present a free concert in Ballantine Park, Tremperskill Road, county Route 1, on Saturday July 25 from 2-4 p.m. featuring Blind Mice, three singer-songwriters playing their own acoustic music in three-part harmony.


Bovina Fire Department to mark 60th anniversary

Bovina Center — Bovina Day, and the 60th anniversary of the Bovina Fire Department, will be marked this year by a night and day of events beginning this Friday, July 17 when an old-fashioned melodrama will be presented in the Bovina Town Hall.


Storyteller to appear at Andes

Andes — Writer, humorist, voice actor, and all around oddball, Mitch Rapoport, will be reprising his role of Egbert Einstein (Albert’s curmudgeonly cousin), and performing a coming-of-age story about bigotry taken from his manuscript, “Empty Songs and Vacant Melodies,” and a short cerebral writing entitled, “Bellicose Bravado,” at a gathering of the Andes Roundtable, a group of people who meet weekly in Andes to “stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendships.”


Catskill Center (CCCD) marks 40th anniversary with daylong party

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will celebrate its founding 40 years ago with a family festival at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad Park in Arkville on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


"Steel Magnolias" coming to Open Eye

Margaretville — “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling will have its first performance on Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.
Directed by David J. Turan, this heart wrenching comedy/drama is set in a beauty shop in a small Louisiana town in the 1980s. The shop is owned and operated by the very hip Truvy (Jo Boring). She is assisted by seemingly shy and exceedingly religious Annelle (Lizz Browne).


OCS Superintendent nixes future shot glass handouts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora Junior Prom shot glass matter has been resolved.
Sort of.
After hearing the opinions of a couple of seniors, some parents and administrators, the Onteora School Board put to rest the subject of seniors being given shot glasses as a gift at the prom last month.


Two Onteora trustees resign from school board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two trustees on the seven-member Onteora School District Board of Education resigned unexpectedly this week.
The news came at a special meeting of the board Monday when Michelle Friedel and Richard Wolff, both Town of Olive residents who are two years into three-year terms, sent word through written notice.


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