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Bishop to visit St. Margaret's on Sunday

For the first time in its almost 100-year existence, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Margaretville will be visited by the presiding Bishop of the Albany Episcopal Diocese, Bishop William Love. Bishop Bill will hold High Holy Mass at St. Margaret’s on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public and all are invited to join in the potluck lunch immediately following the service.


Bauer returns for Wilde evenings at The Open Eye Theater in October

Oscar Wilde’s classic novel of obsession and terror, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” gets a fresh and exciting twist in Vernon Bauer’s new one-man show, coming to the Catskills for a two-night engagement just in time for Halloween. The show, titled simply “Dorian Gray,” is being presented as part of The Open Eye Artist Showcase Series and will be performed at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made after October 17 by calling 586-1660.


Fleischmanns house, garden tour October 12

For the first time in decades, some of Fleischmanns’ most interesting and historic homes will be open to tour in “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House & Garden Tour,” on Sunday, October 12 during the Columbus Day weekend. The community team of Fleischmanns First has gathered a harvest of family fun for that Sunday, including vintage base ball with the Mountain Athletic Club, a quilt show and pie sale at the Fleischmanns Community Church, a children’s activity tent and hay bale maze and plenty of festive ball park food, including bratwurst, in Fleischmanns’ historic Wagner Avenue Village Park.


Festival antique appraisals benefit Historical Society

Bob Connelly, a nationally recognized antiques appraiser and auctioneer, will provide verbal appraisals of antiques for visitors to the sixth annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the history tent. A fee of $4, or $10 for three items, will be charged, with proceeds going to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.


Floats wanted for Holiday Treasure Express parade

The second annual Holiday Treasure Express, a community-wide holiday celebration and “shop local” campaign, makes its return this year with a brand new twist. A major parade up Margaretville’s Main Street, with bands, floats, antique cars, and lots of other surprises has been scheduled for November 29 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) to kick off the season-long event.


50th Shavertown Old Home Day celebrated

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The 50th Shavertown Old Home Day was held on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on the Tremperskill Road, Andes. Sixteen people attended. Bob and Alice Jacobson opened the Meeting House for us and provided coffee and tea. Bob and Alice and Jean Butler displayed their pictures of homes taken by the reservoir.


Margaretville Cauliflower Fest features down home fun Saturday

Jumping frogs, rumbling tractors, a barrel train and a mystifying magical performance will add to the fun at the Sixth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the village park. The event is free and is held rain or shine. It is sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce.


Thrift Shop fashions all the rage of Hospital Auxiliary show

By Dorothy Jennings
Anyone laboring under the misconception that women are the weaker sex has never witnessed Black Friday’s annual shopping frenzy offering super sales beginning as early as Midnight following Thanks-giving dinner. News reports screening women frantically battling over a marked down item in Wal-Mart or Bloomingdale’s will testify to the tenacity of shopaholics possessing a shared trait near and dear to the hearts of most ladies, a bargain!
And there were bargains galore on Saturday afternoon during the Fifth Annual Fashion Show sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Margaretville Hospital. Ranging from sporty attire to elegant gowns, there was something for every taste.


Final Yankee Stadium game comes 76 years after first visit

Willis Marks attended first game during 1932 season
By Julia Green
At 86 years of age, Margaretville native Willis Marks has a few different “claims to fame” to his name.


Horizons show opening at Longyear

Opening this week is a new collective show by the Longyear member artists, featuring Transitory Horizons, a solo exhibition by Ann Lee Fuller. The artists’ reception will take place at Longyear Gallery on Saturday, September 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Ann Lee Fuller describes her work as being “a combination of literal and abstract, a meeting of contrasts.” Her well known work is inspired by the shifting weather of the Catskill Mountains rural landscape with its transitory horizons and unique moments of light created when sky meets land.


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