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Thrift Shop styles all the rage at fashion show

By Dorothy Jennings
Thrift Shop devotees were treated to an extravaganza on Saturday afternoon at the sixth annual Fashion Show hosted by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at the Purcell Center.
Spearheaded by Eleanor Barrack, this fun occasion commands a loyal following of dedicated bargain hunters, and was sold out a week prior to show time.


Shandaken budget up 2%; some seeking more cuts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Supervisor/Budget officer has proposed a spending plan for 2010 that would jump taxes only two percent over this year, but opponents of the administration say that during these tough times the plan doesn’t cut it.


Multi-artist show opens Oct. 10 at Erpf

Arkville — Since Henry Hudson’s historic voyage 400 years ago, the majestic Catskill Mountain Region has become emblematic of America’s artistic heritage and environmental ethic.
In honoring this cultural tradition, The Catskill Center has brought together nationally recognized and regionally treasured artists and writers – all of whom share a deep connection to the Catskill Mountain Region – in the inaugural issue of the Catskills Almanac.


Bovina church's 200th to be marked

A two-day celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bovina Presbyterian Church will be marked on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.


Traditional sewing work will be shown at market

Halcottsville — Kathy Grassi will demonstrate the various traditional sewing techniques she uses to create her handmade clothing and accessories on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Andes stone sculptor hosts weekend open house

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Andes — Stone sculptor Ken Hiratsuka will hold an open studio in the sculpture garden at Squid Farm, his home in Andes, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. Squid Farm is located on Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes, look for stone sculptures in front of the red barn. Light refreshments will be served.


16th year of Fiddlers! planned for Oct. 11

Roxbury — Fiddlers!, The Roxbury Arts Group’s popular annual event will mark its 16th year on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 10 p.m. This day of traditional music includes old-fashioned square dancing, a jam session for all area musicians as well as a concert performance by some of the top fiddle virtuosos in North America.


Local WWII veterans visit war memorial in D.C.

By Julia Green
It was two years ago that Margaretville resident Ronnie Wranovics was listening to CBS’ Albany affiliate, WRGB, and she learned about the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Wranovics, whose fiancé, Marty Hartmann, is a WWII veteran, was immediately interested.


"Covered Bridges" reception Saturday at Chace

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents “Covered Bridges,” new paintings by Inverna Lockpez, Oct. 2 through Nov 8. A reception for the artist is Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
In this new body of work, 12 glorious canvasses, Inverna Lockpez once again celebrates the rich history of the Catskill Mountains.  This time she paints covered bridges.


Fund-raisers planned to aid Bovina family

Community response has been swift and generous to assist Bovina Center residents Shana McIntosh-Eaglefeathers and her five children who were left homeless by a fire that destroyed their home last Thursday.

Monetary donations may be mailed to the “Fund for Shana’s Children” at the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, P.O. Box 508, Delhi, NY 13753.


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