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18th-century firearms focus of program at Andes hall

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Andes — The Andes Society for History and Culture warmly welcomes Doug Liddle back this Saturday, July 17 to the dining hall of the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall at 7 p.m. for a program on historic firearms.


Wall to lead Catskill Heritage Alliance

Shandaken —The membership of the Catskill Heritage Alliance elected Roger Wall as chair at the group’s annual meeting on June 26. Wall succeeds Rich Schaedle, who had held the post for four years. He pledged to continue the CHA’s core mission—“speaking out for the environment and the hamlets.”


Photographic exposition, competition set at NBDC

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Walton — National Bank of Delaware County has launched the first in a series of annual photography contests. The contest seeks entries that follow the theme of the “Faces of Delaware County,” represented by portraits of residents of Delaware County.


Kelly Miller Circus in Delhi July 12

Delhi — The Kelly Miller Circus will roll into Delhi for two performances under the big top on Monday, July 12 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the American Legion grounds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Delhi Girl Scout Troop 270.


Farmstand controversy growing among Shandaken town officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
Last Tuesday afternoon Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley was hopeful that the process of preparing a new farm stand law would move forward later in the evening when the town board was scheduled to meet with the planning board to try and hammer out something that would allow larger enterprises of this type in Shandaken.
By the time the meeting was half over it was clear that his hopes would be dashed.


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?


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