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RAG invites artists to submit contest entries

Roxbury —The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is inviting all artists to submit work for consideration for 2011 exhibits in The Walt Meade Gallery in The Roxbury Arts Center, and The Old Bank Gallery in the RAG office building on state Highway 30.


Congregation Bnai Israel lists summer programming

Fleischmanns — Congreg-ation Bnai Israel announces the arrival this weekend of Rabbi Moshe Edelman who will be sharing the pulpit alternate weeks with Rabbi Pomerantz. 
Rabbi Edelman has been a member of the United Synagogue Senior Staff since 1992 after 19 years as a congregational rabbi in Port Jefferson and Cedarhurst.


Metropolitan Klezmer plays Sunday at Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Klezmer music arrives in Fleischmanns on Sunday, July 11 at 2 p.m. when The Metropolitan Klezmer sextet comes to Congregation Bnai Israel Synagogue in a co-presentation with The Roxbury Arts Group. With influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown, Metropolitan Klezmer interprets aged Yiddish favorites with a mixture of tradition and irreverence.


Library offers summer reading

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host its annual summer reading program at the Roxbury Library during the month of July.


Store owners face challenge of cigarette sales fees

By Jay Braman Jr.
Albany probably didn’t see this coming.
When lawmakers started cooking up a plan to add a huge tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products they knew it was going to pinch smokers, but what about small-business owners?


Roxbury Library offers summer reading program

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association will host its annual summer reading program at the Roxbury Library during the month of July.


Folk art demos Saturday at market

Debb Rendo will be demonstrating how to carve and paint wood to create folk art on Saturday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to noon on as the first of 10 artist demonstrations scheduled this summer at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, Route 30, Halcottsville.


Fairview Public Library has busy summer planned for all ages

The Fairview Public Library in Margaretville is offering a variety of programs this summer for all ages. On July 2, the library will be holding a bake sale in front of the Freshtown. Come buy homemade goodies for your holiday weekend. At the same time, library personnel will be selling tickets for a prize drawing for a“wheelbarrow of fun” filled with items donated by local businesses.


Community arts funding applications available

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) has announced announce that it will again administer the Decentralization Program (Community Arts Funding Program) for 2011. Grants from $500 to $5,000 will be available to not-for-profit organizations and artists in Delaware County. The funds, made available through The New York State Council for the Arts, are for the fostering of continued development of local artistic and cultural resources throughout Delaware County.


Family Fly Fishing Weekends planned at Frost Valley YMCA's Straus Center

Claryville — Two family-oriented fly fishing events are being offered in July at Frost Valley YMCA’s historic Straus Center Inn. A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend is planned for Friday-Sunday, July 2-4 and a Couples Fly Fishing Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, July 9-11. Both of these outings provide an ideal family getaway in the Catskill Mountain high peaks.


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