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St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday in Halcottsville

The Children of the Leprechaun, together with the Halcottsville Fire Department, cordially invite the public to the 17th annual Saint Paddy’s Day Parade along Main Street, Halcottsville on Sunday, March 14, starting at noon.


Historic Halcottsville Creamery heavily damaged by snowstorm

By Brian Sweeney
The historic Halcottsville Creamery building was among the victims of record snowfall totals from February 23 and 25 storms that wreaked havoc on the area. Owners Jim and Susan Kelly traveled from New York City to the Catskills two days after the successive snowfalls dumped more than five feet on the hamlet of Halcottsville. As they headed into the hamlet, they immediately realized that the silhouette of the former creamery building had been dramatically altered.


"Andes has Talent" show is a hit

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By John Bernhardt
Move over “American Idol.” “Andes Has Talent” is the new show in town. With the bright lights and glitter of a Las Vegas show stage, the Andes Central School gymnasium was the showcase for some dazzling talent Friday night.


Multi-talented Eric McKeown opens music series March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) singer/songwriter series kicks of on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. with Erin McKeown, an American multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer/songwriter in the Hilt Kelly Hall.


Area residents had key roles in memorable Oscar highlight

By Julia Green
It was one of the most talked-about moments of this year’s Oscar telecast Sunday night, save “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s upset of ex-husband and “Avatar” director James Cameron in the Best Director category. And, it involved two people with Roxbury connections.
As film director and producer Roger Ross Williams took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech for the Best Documentary Short Oscar for the short film “Music By Prudence,” he found himself in a bit of an awkward moment.


"Darger" screening at RAG series

Roxbury — “In the Realms of the Unreal – The Mystery of Henry Darger” will be the second film in the Roxbury Arts Group’s Reel Artist Series on Sunday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q and A discussion with Christina Varga, Ellen Greene Stewart and Juliana Driever, facilitated by Jonathan Starch.


Buried! Storms pound area with more than four feet of snow

By Brian Sweeney
When it comes to record snowfalls in the Catskills, last week’s might be at the top of the heap.
Most people the News spoke to said they had never seen more snow in the Catskills than the amounts that arrived in storms on Tuesday and Thursday.
When it was all over, reports from area residents generally cited totals in the four-foot range.


Film series opens Sunday at RAG

The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) is introducing a series of Sunday film screenings called The Reel Artist Series. The series opens this Sunday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at RAG’s Hilton Kelly Hall with “Basquiat,” a Miramax Films made in 1996. It is rated R for drug use and strong language.


Skiers flock to region to enjoy fresh powder

By Jay Braman Jr.
When it comes to skiing and all things related to skiing in the Catskills, it is a sad reality that, after Presidents’ Day weekend, the annual decline of the industry begins. The number of visitors starts to drop off, ski centers begin laying off part-time help, there is less traffic in local eateries and shops, and eventually, in April, it all winds down to nothing.


NBDC to host identity theft forums March 9 and 10

Walton — It doesn’t take much — a momentary lapse, and you bite at the bait that just seems too good to be true. It is. National Bank of Delaware County is hosting two forums, on March 9 and 10, to help you avoid just such a scenario.


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