News

DEP land purchases accelerate

By Jay Braman Jr.
In the news recently is the announcement that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has purchased another batch of acreage in the region.


Route 30 crash

Taylor's carTaylor's carDriver Gary Taylor of Accord escaped serious injury Tuesday morning after his southbound pickup truck drifted off the right side of Route 30 near the Town of Middletown transfer station, plunged over the bank and came to rest on its roof on the Delaware and Ulster train tracks.


Old-fashioned fun

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayRoxbury’s Turn of the Century Day Saturday offered a little something for everyone in old-fashioned fun. Roxbury Nine brought home the Keator Cup again with a 12-2 victory over the Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club. Roxbury pitcher Ryan Funck pitched a complete nine-inning game to earn the victory. Roxbury kids, at left, Laura Walker, Destiny Proctor and Ian Walker were having fun Saturday dressed in their 19th century costumes. More photos are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Jodie Barber.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


Historic walking tour in Margaretville

E. L. O'Connor DrugstoreE. L. O'Connor DrugstoreMargaretville — A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street, will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.


Rotary "Fun"raiser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Rotary will holds its popular “Funraiser” this Friday night at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia, offering ticket holders a chance to win a whopping $5,000 cash prize and other items.


Martin Lerner Gallery debuts photography show

Roxbury — The Martin Lerner Gallery will debut its first photography show with an opening wine and cheese reception on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.  The artists will be present.  There will be live music in the garden by Richard Tucker.

The show will feature photographs by Ruth Darvie, Steffie Kinglake, Martin Lerner and Javier Munoz.


Fall workshops planned at RAG

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) and the Catskill Artisans Guild continue their collaboration in a series of workshops scheduled at RAG this fall.


Roxbury News: Sept. 1, 2010

Gene Cronk and his son, Eugene, participated in the tractor pull at the Delaware County Fair. Eugene placed fourth in the 10,500 class. Gene placed third in the 14,500 class and fifth in the jumbo class.
The highlight of the day was when Eugene was presented with the sportsmanship trophy.


Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury — The upcoming holiday weekend brings with it three opportunities to tour Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920.


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