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Fire destroys Roxbury barn; lawn mower ignited the blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A large barn outside of Roxbury was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

The barn was located just off Route 30, on Mac More Road, and was owned by Christie and Jason O’Donnell.


Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8.

The lodge is located at 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road, Roxbury, 12474. Follow signs from Route 30, just north of the hamlet of Roxbury.


Andes Community Day will be Aug. 14

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Andes —We’ve lost count of how many years Andes has had an August Community Day celebration. But we haven’t lost our sense of old-fashioned fun that will take place this year on Saturday, Aug. 14.


ASPCA, cops collar animal abuser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
After being watched for almost a year, a 52-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with failing to provide proper sustenance to a dog and faces further charges in connection with 40 dogs that were found in cages and without food or water, according to the Ulster County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA.)Rescued DogRescued Dog

Her number came up last week after moving the animals to a new location in Phoenicia, ironically a closed pet store, along Route 28 just outside the hamlet.


Patti Austin, Scofield/Lovano Quartet close out Belleayre Jazz Series Weekend

Highmount – The soaring vocals of Grammy-winning artist Patti Austin on Saturday, Aug. 7 and the organic rhythms of the John Scofield/John Lovano Quartet on Friday, Aug. 6 will close the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival. The shows begin at 8 p.m.


Hike heads to waterfall Aug. 15

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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.


Pathos Players perform Sat. at DCHA

Delhi — The Pathos Players, featuring well-known local actors Robert Gaffney, Reggie Brunson and Walter Putrycz, will present a one-act play in the historic ca. 1800 Frisbee Barn on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. at the Delaware County Historical Society.


Painting donated as prize for Open Eye fund-raiser

Margaretville — Catskill Mountain artist Ellen Wong has donated one of her latest paintings, “View from Roxbury Mountain Road,” to The Open Eye Theater for its annual raffle to support upcoming programming.


Towns seek to pass on Scenic Byway Money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) met recently to talk over its future.


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.


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