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Catskill Park signs to get design makeover

By Jay Braman Jr.
Driving through the Catskill or Adirondack mountain parks, it’s easy to notice that all the road signs are a different color scheme than anywhere else in the state. But now those fairly new brown and yellow signs must come down and be replaced with brown and white ones. That’s according to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), working under marching orders from Washington.


Vacation Bible School June 15-18 in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School will be rounding up all kids four years old and up at the Jay Gould Dutch Reformed Church Carriage House in Roxbury from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 through June 18.


CWC awards 23 education grants

Margaretville — Twenty-three education grants totaling nearly $120,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors.


Burroughs Community Day is June 12

Fleischmanns —When Alf Evers was asked what Catskill book besides his own monumental history should always remain in print, he replied without hesitation, John Burroughs’ In the Catskills. Bob Steuding, author of Last of the Handmade Dams,” Rondout, and Heart of the Catskills says, “Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting and informative books, once again available, on the Catskills. It is an invaluable resource, one which no student of the Catskills should be without.”


Shandaken to hold metal collection week

Shandaken — The long held and popular tradition of an annual metal pick up by the Shandaken Highway Department is once again upon us.


Community Chorale of the Catskills presents spring performances

The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present two performances of its annual spring concert this weekend. Performances will be held Friday, June 11 at the Roxbury Central School and Saturday, June 12 at the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.


Registration open for 1,000 Books Club

Margaretville — Registration for the 1,000 Books Club is now open at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville, the Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns or the Margaretville Central School Library.
The 1,000 Books Club is an early childhood literacy program, the goal of which is to make it convenient, easy and free for parents to have access to 1,000 quality children’s books to read aloud to their children.


July 1 deadline for comments on Comprehensive Plan

The Town of Middletown Planning Board will be taking written comments regarding the town’s Draft Comprehensive Plan until July 1.


State withholding payments of promised highway funding

By Jay Braman Jr.
It remains unclear whether much paving will occur on Shandaken’s roads this year.
As paving crews blaze westward on the state-owned Route 28 this week, Shandaken Highway Superintendent Eric Hofmeister said that putting pavement on any local roads is on hold.


Farewell reception is Sunday for Methodist Pastor Joon Lee

The members of the Margaretville and Fleischmanns United Methodist Churches invite other community members to join them in saying farewell to Pastor Joon Woo Lee and his family on Sunday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m. at a picnic on the Margaretville church grounds.


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