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First Ride-n-Peak event rolls smoothly

By Julia Green
Ninety-eight riders turned out for Saturday’s first-ever Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak event in Margaretville, a bike event to benefit the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
“It went very well,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was one of the collaborators for the event, along with the MARK Project, the KAATS Foundation, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Plattekill Mountain and Delaware County Tourism.
“Feedback was extremely positive and people wanted to see more of the same kind of event,” O’Beirne added.


Catskill Cabaradio variety show at Community Center on June 13

The Catskill Community Radio presents a potluck dinner on Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. and the Catskill Cabaradio variety show starts at 7 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street, Pine Hill.


VanValkenburgh to sign autographs at Purple Mountain

Fleischmanns — Ward Eastman is back. Norman Van Valkenburgh’s surveyor-sleuth, the only surveyor in American mystery fiction, once again follows clues to unravel decades-old murders, this time in the Esopus Valley during construction of the Ashokan Reservoir and in the Millbrook Valley before the coming of the Pepacton Reservoir.


Two diverse artists opening shows at Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday

Roxbury —Two artists with very different backgrounds and approaches to putting brush to canvas will have exhibits at The Roxbury Arts Groups’ galleries with opening receptions on Saturday, May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
“Cityscapes: As Seen Through the Eyes of Lubomir Thomas Kralicek (Lubo)” will be at The Walt Meade Gallery at The Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mountain Road, and “Painting Light: Capturing the Moment,” landscapes and interiors by Doug Jamieson will be at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery. Both exhibitions will be on view through July 11.


Fleischmanns will be hopping with holiday weekend fesitivites

Fleischmanns — Fleisch-manns will once again host a village-wide celebration this Memorial Day Weekend worthy of its festive history as one of the greatest summertime resort towns of the Catskills.
On Saturday, May 23, the entire Main Street will be bustling with vendors and tag sales, vintage base ball on Wagner Avenue ball park, the season opening of the Museum of Memories, the Community Church’s annual Quilt Show and Skene Library’s annual book and bake sale.


Watercolor show featured at CWC

Margaretville — A new exhibition of 17 watercolors by Margaretville artist Oneida Hammond is now on view at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main St., Margaretville.
“Catskill Images,” a collection of paintings inspired by scenes found around every bend in the rural Catskills, may be seen weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through June 30.


Middletown comprehensive plan is meeting topic Thursday

The Town of Middletown will hold a planning workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Margaretville Firehall to discuss the town’s Comprehensive Plan and to seek feedback from those in attendance.


Food program is beneficiary of fund-raiser

Pine Hill — Friends of the Central Catskills are being asked to help raise funds for the community meal and food distribution program while enjoying a Sunday brunch in the beautiful and elegant Peekamoose Restaurant on Route 28, Big Indian.


Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


Historical Society to conduct barn survey

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


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