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Catskills Ride & Peak event aims to boost biking, tourism

By Julia Green
In its second year, the annual Catskills Ride & Peak event on May 22 aims to further the growth of the Catskill region as a premier cycling destination. Last year, the inaugural event attracted 98 riders for the five different courses; a number that impressed event organizer Lucci Kelly.
“Ninety-eight riders for the first year is considered quite terrific, actually,” she said. “We have all the right conditions for wonderful bicycle riding.”


Hands-on demonstrations Saturday for kids of all ages at the Commons

The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild presents: “Artists at Work with Children” on Saturday, May 8 from 3-6 p.m. throughout the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville.
Two fine craft artisans, Val Wells with marbling and Claire Herz with quilting will have hands-on demonstrations for children of all ages.


Jenny Nelson show opens at Chace

Andes — Opening its sixth season on Main Street, Chace-Randall Gallery presents new works by Jenny Nelson. The show will hang from May 7 to June 20. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Working in oil on canvas and linen, Nelson’s abstract renderings of line and light are widely admired and collected–from the Catskill Mountain Region to Atlanta, Ga., where she exhibits extensively.


Sager endorsed by county Democrats

Hamden — David A. Sager of Jeffersonville, a member of the Sullivan County Legislature, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for the 42nd State Senate District, now represented by Republican John J. Bonacic.


"Carousel" on stage at MCS May 7 and 8

Margaretville — The MCS Scitamard Society will present the musical “Carousel” on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 in the school auditorium. The musical, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Richard Rogers, will be seen at 7 p.m. both evenings.


Brakes applied to Route 28 repaving project

By Jay Braman Jr.
As promised, work has begun on the $8 million project to repave Route 28. But while it was previously announced that the new pavement would stretch from Route 375 all the way to the Ulster/Delaware county border at Highmount, it turns out that complete repaving will halt in Boiceville.


Regional spelling bee winners go to head of the class

Roxbury — Winners of in-school Cultural Arts Spelling Bees will compete in the Second Annual Delaware and Otsego counties Regional Bee at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to the general public. Light refreshments will be served.


Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli to play at Roxbury May 15

Roxbury — Mark Erelli, the gritty-voiced singer songwriter from Boston brings The Roxbury Arts Group’s Singer/Songwriter series to a rousing close on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center.


Volunteers raised more than $140,000 for cancer fight at Relay for Life

By Mike Porter
Following last year’s topping of $1 million in total contributions was difficult, but Delaware County’s Relay For Life did just that. In this difficult time economically, county residents raised $140,000 by the end of festivities on Saturday.


Community invited to assist with watershed tree planting

Margaretville — Staff from The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD), Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD), New York City DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation and The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), will be assisting local elementary students and community members in planting trees in Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville in celebration of a project titled "The Man Who Planted Trees."


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