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"Catskill Mountain Native Flora" exhibit featured at Erpf Gallery

Arkville — The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery will present an exhibition entitled “Catskill Mountain Native Flora” by painter Helene Manzo. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Erpf Gallery in Arkville. The show will hang through July 31.


Public hearing is June 5 on Middletown Comprehensive Plan

By Brian Sweeney
A public hearing on the proposed Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan will be held Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Margaretville Fire Department on Church Street. The Middletown Planning Board will conduct the hearing. Public input on the Draft Plan is critical in order to ensure the plan addresses the concerns of the residents and landowners in the Town of Middletown.


Beginning beekeepers workshop is June 21

Hamden — Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware County will host a beginner beekeeping workshop on Monday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The program will be held at Cooperative Extension, 34570 state Highway 10, Hamden. In the afternoon the participants will visit a nearby apiary and learn from a local beekeeper.


Volunteer assistance is needed for fire tower interpretive work

Arkville — For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York State, including the Catskill Forest Preserve, from more than 100 fire towers perched atop the highest peaks, searching for the dangerous telltale signs of forest fires.  In the Catskill region, there were 19 towers.


Belleayre Music Festival hosts BBQ, dance and auction May 30

Highmount — The Belleayre Music Festival is kicking off its 19th summer season with a BBQ Dinner Dance and Benefit Auction, featuring the music of Special Delivery, on Sunday, May 30. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with the silent auction viewing and a cocktail reception, wine and refreshments provided by the Board of Directors of the Belleayre Conservatory.


"Flower Alchemy" show blooms at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Flower Alchemy” featuring the photographs of Helane Levine-Keating of New Kingston. An artist’s reception will take place Saturday, May 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. The works on display include archival photographic images of various flowers, including amaryllises and orchids from Levine-Keating’s indoor winter garden in New Kingston, as well as orchids from the New York Botanical Gardens.


Margaretville graduate will spend a year in Thailand as Fulbright Teaching Assistant

By Julia Green
Roughly 230 miles north of Bangkok in lower northern Thailand sits a city called Phitsanulok. The capital of Phitsanulok Province, which stretches to the Laotian border, the name of the city means “Vishnu’s Heaven.”
It is here that Fleischmanns native Claire Cella will spend the next year as a teaching assistant, thanks to an English Teaching Assistantship Award from The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.


"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on stage at Andes this week

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Andes — The Peanuts Gang, characters from Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip, will invade the Andes Central School (ACS) stage on Friday and Saturday nights, May 21 and 22.  ACS students will perform “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” a musical production based on Schulz’s famous comic strip.  Show times both evenings are scheduled for 7 p.m.


Wilber Corp. reports rise in earnings

Oneonta – The Wilber Corporation, parent company of Wilber National Bank on Friday reported net income of $1.764 million and basic and diluted earnings per share of 16 cents for the three-month period ended March 31.


Andes students learn from staged accident

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By Julia Green
These days when you see a teenager, he or she is likely to be utilizing some sort of electronic device. iPod earbuds in the ears, thumbs typing away madly at a cell phone or PDA keys, face illuminated by the screen of a laptop computer. Such is the culture of the generation.


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