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Fall schedule listed by eCenter

The fall schedule of classes at the Delaware County eCenter offers a mix of computer and business learning. New to the schedule are classes that address business uses of the Internet and computer programs.


Brookside to be honored by Delaware County Chamber

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will recognize several individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2008 Annual Dinner. Delaware County Chamber’s Business of the Year will be presented to Brookside Hardware, LTD of Margaretville.


History group hosts annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon-3 p.m. at the New Kingston Valley Grange Hall on Cemetery Road, Margaretville.


McIntoshes play in Andes

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Ira & Laurie McIntosh will regale folks of all ages with their popular “Catskill Tales & Tunes” program at the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall in Andes. Sponsored by the Andes Society for History & Culture, the concert will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.


German-American Club awards scholarships

Two area students who had been awarded $500 scholarships by the German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. in June were invited to meet the club members at meetings over the summer.
Benjamin Young from Oneonta High School and Justine Dechow from Downsville High School were presented with certificates of merit for their achievements. Both wrote informative essays on three German-Americans who had contributed to American society.


Roxbury turns back the clock on fun

Roxbury’s annual Turn of the Century Days is packed with “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898” on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. With many new events and features, this is definitely the time to visit the 19th century, even if you’ve been there before. Here is a handy guide to what’s happening when, so you won’t miss your favorite part of the 19th-century.


Timberland Properties recognized for building preservations efforts

The Delhi Chamber of Commerce recently presented a Preservation Award to Eric Wedemeyer and Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties for its restoration of the Parker House on Main Street in Delhi.


Famed Gerry Estate displayed as part of MARK fund-raiser

It was once the playground of Roosevelts, Harrimans and Vanderbilts, but like some other great celebrities, the magnificent Gerry estate “Aknusti” has also suffered from neglect.
Also aptly named Broadlands, this turn-of-the-century compound stretches over three townships and truly represents life on a Gilded Age baronial scale: from its 20,000-square-foot Georgian mansion to the palatial stables where polo and thoroughbred champions were bred and born, even its builders Robert and Cornelia Gerry dubbed it “Aknusti,” or “expensive proposition” in Native American parlance.


One woman show hits RAG stage

The internationally acclaimed one-woman show “LiLiA!” will be on stage at The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.
Written and performed by Libby Skala, the granddaughter of Oscar nominee Lilia Skala, this moving piece relates Lilia’s challenges as she experiences the rude displacement from being Austria’s first female architect and European stage star to working in a factory in New York City. After fleeing Hitler-invaded Austria, Lilia finally rises to Hollywood fame in “Lilies of the Field,” acting alongside Sidney Poitier.


Energy savings program planned August 18 at CCCD

Are you worried about the upcoming heating season? Join representatives from the New York Energy $martSM Programs for a how-to session for homeowners and small businesses. Plan now for a more affordable winter. The program will be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development on Route 28 in Arkville.


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