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Wind quintet plays Aug. 22 at Andes park

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Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park offer you a free concert featuring the Academy Wind Quintet on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Ballantine Park.
This ensemble comprises players from within the United States Military Academy Concert Band and carries on the great tradition of woodwind playing that has existed at West Point since 1815.


Roxbury showcases fireworks and community party Sept. 5

Roxbury —To honor the 10th anniversary of Roxbury’s Turn of the Century Days, local organizations and supporters have mustered generous contributions to fund a community-wide party in Roxbury on Saturday evening, Sept. 5. A fireworks display at dusk will cap an evening of fun, with an open music jam by the Masters of MoMo and barbecue and refreshments offered by the Cha Cha Hut.


"Shirley Valentine" at Open Eye

Margaretville — Willy Russell’s “Shirley Valentine,” winner of two Laurence Olivier Awards, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Tony Award, and a Theatre World Award comes to The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The show will play Thursdays - Sundays through Sept. 6.


Margaretville hosts Street Fair Saturday, Aug. 29

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, stoneware and pottery, handbags and sunglasses, clothing and accessories.


Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays at Roxbury Library

The Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury Library.
This year-round social club welcomes new members and provides basic mah jongg instruction on an ongoing basis.


Public invited to see animals at center visit

Margaretville — Animals from the Bailiwick Ranch and Discovery Zoo will be making a visit to Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The community is welcome to stop by Mountainside and join residents who will enjoy the visits by the many unusual animals.


Crossroads threatening to back out of land sale

By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of a proposed $400 million resort in Shandaken are asking the Ulster County Legislature to grant a right-of-way over county land that lies between their holdings and more than 1,200 acres of property they plan to sell to the state.


Martial arts academy opens in Stamford

Stamford — The Mountain Martial Arts Academy of Stamford will open its doors to everyone and would like to invite you to participate in its “martial arts for everyone” month.
There will be classes available for children, starting at the age of six, in Stamford and Delhi and adult classes in Stamford.


Catskills Poetry Festival Saturday at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center welcomes the public to the First Annual Catskills Poetry Festival at The Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Award-winning poets from the Catskill Mountain Region will give performances of their poems depicting life in rural America, love and nature.


Pine Hill mulls historic district designation

By Jay Braman Jr.
The process to consider having the hamlet of Pine Hill named an historic district has begun.
While nothing has been decided yet, the first meeting to investigate the idea was held last Thursday in the hamlet’s community center, where the center’s executive director, James Krueger, explained how things will go.


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