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Roxbury gearing up for TOC festivities

Roxbury — Roxbury’s celebrated festival of “all the agreeable pursuits” of 1898 on September 4 will be packed into one fun-filled day of vintage baseball, children’s activities, hand crafts, plenty of vintage victuals, spectacular fireworks at dusk, and as always, period fashions. 


DEP issues Phoenicia sewer ultimatum

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has informed the Hamlet of Phoenicia that enough is enough after taking 13 years and $1.6 million to consider whether or not to build a municipal wastewater system.


Judith Lamb and Marie Vickerilla, new works at Chace

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Andes— Chace-Randall Gallery presents a late-summer exhibition: new works by Judith Lamb and Marie Vickerilla. The show will hang from August 13 to September 26. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m.


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.


MARK salutes departing members and welcomes board replacements

Margaretville — As the MARK Project Inc enters its 33rd year of operation, the organization is saying goodbye to long standing board members Elaine Grandy and Dennis Metnick.Glen FaulknerGlen Faulkner

In their tenure at MARK Dennis and Elaine helped shape programs and projects like the Margaretville Main Street Revitalization Project, HOME Repair and Homebuyer Assistance programs, and the development and construction of Mountain Laurel Gardens. They aided in the fundraising for the new pavilion while ushering in the Freshtown Supermarket.


CWC launches new e-newsletter, ‘Watershed Currents

Margaretville — Are you interested in what’s happening in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed? A free monthly electronic newsletter, “Watershed Currents,” can keep you tuned in.


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.


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