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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.


Pakatakan Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, opens on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which is starting its 18th season, operates every Saturday through mid-October. Admission is free. Special events will be planned throughout the season.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Art Et Cetera making a move in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Art Et Cetera has moved to 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns, centrally located across from the post office and two doors from the Skene Memorial Library. Gallery owners John and Gloria Mulloy want to do their part in the revitalization of Fleischmanns and plan to renovate the entire building which houses the Art Et Cetera gallery and flea market.


Todd Mountain Theater Project fund-raiser set at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) kicks off the season on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with its annual Auction/Brunch Benefit. This year’s gathering will be held at The Andes Hotel on Sunday, May 24 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Quilt talk and film featured at Fleischmanns holiday event

Fleischmanns — “Threads: Quilters Talk About Their Craft,” a roundtable discussion by four accomplished Catskills quilters, will be held Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the Fleischmanns Community Church, Main Street, Fleischmanns.


Tremperskill Boys play Saturday in Andes

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By Claudia Jacobson
The Tremperskill Boys, a new musical group playing Catskill Mountain folk tunes and dances, will premier playing at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on May 16 starting at 7 p.m. The Boys will play a generous variety of fiddle tunes, many of them familiar and a few new.


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