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Roxbury graduates gathered for alumni banquet

By Betty Heiseler
The RCS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, July 17 at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury with 50 people attending. This included 35 alumni and 15 guests. A dinner buffet was catered by Mary’s Cookin’ Again and music was provided by DJ Patrick del Rosario.


Invasive Emerald Ash Borer is discovered near Saugerties

By Brian Sweeney
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect first discovered in North America in 2002, was detected last week in Ulster County. The EAB is a bark beetle originally from East Asia. The insect attacks all of the native species of ash trees. It is estimated that EABs have already killed more than 40 million ash trees in the United States.


Redeemers to entertain Saturday aboard D&U

The Redeemers, one of the Hudson Valley’s most danceable rock-and-roll bands, will perform at a Twilight on the Rails event on the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville on Saturday, July 31 with the train departing at 6:30 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


Todd Mountain Theater Project presents "Limbo Tales" in August

Roxbury — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) launches its 12th season at The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) on August 5 with an unforgettable play, “Limbo Tales,” by Len Jenkin. The play was produced in New York City in 1980, where it won Obies for best play and best director.


Margaretville lot closed week of Aug. 2 to 6

The municipal parking lot behind the Gottfried Professional Building on Walnut Street, Margaretville will be closed to all vehicles from Monday, Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. until Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.
During this period, the parking lot will be resurfaced. Inclement weather may extend the period during which the lot is closed.


Traditional Family Camp Aug. 22 to 27 at Frost Valley

Claryville — Family Camp, one of the most enduring traditions at Frost Valley YMCA, is set for Sunday through Friday, Aug. 22 to 27. This special session, which many families have been attending for decades, provides six days filled with everything a family needs to get away from the busy workday routine, unplug from the noise and reconnect with each other.


Insects transported in firewood the leading cause of infestations

By Brian Sweeney
The primary means for the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetles to spread is via the transportation of firewood. The insects fly only a limited distance during their lifetime, but the devastation they produce can spread rapidly when wood containing the insects is transported for long distances.


"Stream Watch" wetlands program offered July 28 and 29

North Blenheim —The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host a two-part program on stewardship of the wetlands, entitled “Stream Watch,” on Wednesday and Thursday, July 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program, part of NYPA’s Summer Education Series, will take place at a new outdoor pavilion on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, and is being presented in cooperation with The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.


Shandaken Town Clerk charged after assaulting deputy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The longtime town clerk in the Town of Shandaken was arrested last week following an alleged scuffle between her and the deputy town clerk in the town’s offices in Allaben. Laurilyn Frasier, 59, of Phoenicia, was arrested on Tuesday, July 20 after a complaint was made to the Ulster County Sheriff’s office that Frasier had pushed her deputy, Jacqui Gugleilmetti.


Honest Brook Music Festival's 22nd season continues Aug. 1

The Honest Brook Music Festival's next concert will feature Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique with pianist Keun-A Lee on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Her program will include songs by Ravel, Hugo Wolf and Mozart, among others, and she will close her program with a group of Negro Spirituals.


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