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Roxbury making final plans for Turn of the Century Days

Roxbury —At the 10th annual “Turn of the Century Days” in Roxbury, there’s always something new coming to 1898. This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening will cap a full day of old-fashioned baseball, mountain music, period fashion, children’s pastimes, history and architecture, horse-drawn carriage rides, beer garden and all the authentic country victuals you can eat.


Asian Longhorned Beetle that is threat to Catskills is focus of Sept. 3 program

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) are hosting a public training on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Catskill Center to address the potential threat of an Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in the Catskill Mountain Region.


Village Street Fair is Saturday

Margaretville – The 23rd annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Main Street in Margaretville. This popular summertime event features vendors offering quilted crafts and fabric items lovingly made, designer sterling silver jewelry, hard to find antiques and collectibles, ever popular country lawn decorations, wooden crafts, and much more.


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.


Blues Maneuver rocks the DURR

The Blues Maneuver Band will take to the rails on the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkvlle on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.
Music, food, fun and a little romance play a part in this magical evening.


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