By Jay Braman Jr.
The Town of Shandaken was informed this month that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has filed a lawsuit challenging this year’s tax assessments of parts of the wastewater systems in Pine Hill and Chichester.
Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Here, There and Everywhere” featuring the recent work of artists Ellen Wong of Roxbury and Sharon Suess of Halcottsville. The artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 21 from 3-6 p.m., accompanied by a violin recital from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Phoenicia — The Shandaken Theatrical Society will hold auditions for its fall production, Jules Feiffer’s Little Murders, at the STS Playhouse, 10 Church St., Phoenicia, on Monday and Tuesday, August 23 and 24 at 7 p.m.
Town of Stamford Retreat
Mr. and Mrs. Albanese have purchased a 10-acre plus retreat in the Town of Stamford from Marie Decker. This property was listed by Chris DiCorato, associate broker for Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties and sold by John Simek, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.
Halcottsville — Enjoy a moderately easy and scenic four-mile hike through Kelly Hollow with David and Carol White on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville at the final writers’ tour of the “Catskill Arts & Air” open–air arts series.
Highmount — The Belleayre Music Festival rolls back the clock on nostalgic fun with a ’50s Dance Party: “The Day the Music Died” — featuring the Music of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m.