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"Steel Magnolias" coming to Open Eye

Margaretville — “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling will have its first performance on Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.
Directed by David J. Turan, this heart wrenching comedy/drama is set in a beauty shop in a small Louisiana town in the 1980s. The shop is owned and operated by the very hip Truvy (Jo Boring). She is assisted by seemingly shy and exceedingly religious Annelle (Lizz Browne).


OCS Superintendent nixes future shot glass handouts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora Junior Prom shot glass matter has been resolved.
Sort of.
After hearing the opinions of a couple of seniors, some parents and administrators, the Onteora School Board put to rest the subject of seniors being given shot glasses as a gift at the prom last month.


Covelli, Kolb and friends play Belleayre benefit

Highmount – Piano virtuosos John Covelli and Justin Kolb, along with special guests Mikhail Horowitz, Louis Otey and Jacqueline Kerrod, will perform a benefit show at the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m.


Wood turning demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Joe Hartman will demonstrate the art of wood turning on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Painting & photo exhibit opening at Chace-Randall

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Accord,” new paintings by Michael Fauerbach and photography by Christine Rodin from July 17-August 16. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m.


Free sample youth theater workshop on offer at Open Eye

Margaretville — Young people ages 5-16 and their parents or guardians are invited to attend a free sample Summer Youth Theater Workshop class at The Open Eye Theater on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.


Horseshoe Festival on July 25 in Hobart

By Celin Schoen
The Hobart Horseshoe Festival, scheduled this year for July 25 at the Hobart Community Center and surrounding grounds, has become a fixed event, one which vendors and visitors alike anticipate eagerly.


Auxiliary plans Antique & Flea Market

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its 41st annual Antique and Flea Market featuring antiques, crafts, and general merchandise on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Margaretville Village Park.


Music camp planned in Stamford

Stamford — Space is still available for the Community Music and Arts Network Summer Jam Camp, to be held for two consecutive weeks from July 13-17 and July 20-24. This year’s modern music day camp for budding pop stars and wanna-be rock stars, ages 8-18, will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at RAG – 76 MAIN! in Stamford.


Political season kickoff set at Shandaken caucus July 16

By Jay Braman Jr.
Several town-level positions will be contested in Shandaken elections this fall. While there has been much speculation about who will be running, or not running, all interested candidates are expected to make their intentions known at the political caucuses this summer.


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