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Open Eye holds casting call for December performances

One more actor is needed to complete the cast for a new stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel “The Cricket on the Hearth,” performing in early December at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. Amie Brockway has written the script for this festive holiday play with music, and Monica Wildermuth will direct.


Three-day festival over holiday period planned in Pine Hill

The Pine Hill Oktoberfest will be held from Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11 through 13 in the hamlet and will feature a number of events. Things get underway on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. when Ernie Williams performs at the Colonial Inn. Saturday and Sunday events begin at noon each day and will include exceptional German food, beer, wine, music and more.


Oct. 11 is last chance for voter registration

Saturday, Oct. 11 is the last chance to register to vote for the November 4 General Election. Local registration will be held in the towns of Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Hancock, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney and Walton from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. All other towns will hold registration on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.


Vintage Catskill Mountain News issues online; kick-off program is Thursday at Fairview

The earliest issues of the Catskill Mountain News, which for more than a century has been chronicling the life and times of the greater Margaretville area, may now be viewed on-line and on a dedicated computer at Fairview Public Library.
A tutorial on the use of the new library computer is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at Fairview, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville.


Margaretville Hospital planning Fall Health Fair

Margaretville Hospital will hold its annual Fall Health Fair on Monday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Flu shots will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the cost of which will be totally covered for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. The cash price is $30 per shot which may be covered in part by private insurances.


Lark in the Park celebrates the Catskills

The Catskill Center and the Catskill Mountain Club have announced the Fifth Annual Lark in the Park celebration to be held October 4-13 in the Catskill Park and surrounding communities. The Catskill Mountain Region will come alive with numerous outdoor activities during the Lark in the Park, launched in 2004 to commemorate the centennial of the Catskill Park.


Fall Festival moves to D&URR for holiday

The 29th annual Belleayre Fall Festival has been moved to the area behind the Delaware & Ulster Railroad on Route 28, Arkville and will be held on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12.
In partnership with Belleayre Mountain the railroad will offer an exciting array of high quality craft vendors.


New teachers join Phoenicia faculty

By Jay Braman Jr.
There are no less than six new teachers at the blackboards at Phoenicia Elementary School this fall. According to Principal Linda Sella there’s also a new lunch lady at the school.
“We have four new teachers. Mr. Hallock in third grade, Mr. Grady in physical education, Ms. Scherry in fourth-grade and Ms. Sobolewski in second-grade."


Roxbury Central School welcomes new faculty

By Julia Green
Three new teachers have joined the staff at Roxbury Central School this year.


Bovina resident takes art criticism award in stride, keeps low profile

By Matthew J. Perry
Although he describes his weekly turn as art critic for The New Yorker magazine as “the best job in the world,” Peter Schjeldahl, a longtime resident of Bovina, doesn’t seem to take praise for granted.
Artists, after all, are famous for their adversarial relations with critics. And then there are the art historians. Schjeldahl, a dropout of two colleges and largely self-taught, seems pleased by the notion of himself as a misfit among academics and others who use their degrees as a basis for opining about art. They can say what they like about him; after all, he’s been writing about art for 40 years.


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