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Gas drilling awareness focus at Andes meeting

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Library sponsored an informational event, “What You Need To Know About Gas Drilling In the Catskills," Saturday that featured Wes Gillingham, program director for Catskill Mountainkeeper, and Anne Saxon-Hersh, a writer.


Music and kids' stuff at Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — Music, magic, clogging and fun for children will add spice to the seventh annual Mar-garetville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 26 in the village park. The festival (cauliflowerfestival.com) will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, sponsored by the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce and Kids in the Katskills. The event is free and will include fine art and crafts, cooking demonstrations, history exhibits, horse-logging demonstrations, cider making and much more to celebrate the agricultural heritage of the region.
Of course, local products, especially cauliflower, will be available for purchase.


Evening of jazz set at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present An Evening of Jazz when Siggy Davis and the Noah Baerman Trio perform an evening of sassy, earthy and soulful tunes at the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.


After-school programs set at Pine Hill

Pine Hill — Early Childhood Educator and Pine Hill Resident Becky McCallister will be running an affordable before and afte school program, which will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. and then again from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center.


RAG gearing for "Tabletops" event

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its annual “Over The Top Tabletops” extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury. The event features elegant and whimsical tables, individually designed, to create the most beautiful fund-raiser in the area.


Many new attractions planned for Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival, to be held in the Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, will feature two new attractions: Catskill Forest and Wood Products exhibits and demonstrations; and a tent full of farm-related fun for youngsters.


Tourney nets nearly $4,000 for auxiliary at fund-raiser

Margaretville — The 10th annual Golf Outing sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at Hanah Golf Resort on August 9 raised $3,909.
First-place in low gross went to Dan Moore, Lyle Smith, Hal Denton and Harris Cohn. Low net score went to Bruce Baum, Gary Atkin, Zack Clark and Jerry Hamil. Second Low net went to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumprer and Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider. 


Chamber concert event Sunday in Denver

Roxbury — A unique combination of chamber musicians will perform an eclectic program on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old School Baptist Church in the Denver Valley. Members of the Little Delaware Chamber Players and Youth Ensemble will join forces in a concert.


Pay phones disappearing along Catskill corridor

By Jay Braman Jr.
They were once an important fixtures along the local landscape and beyond. Convenient for any communication, they were also the go-to device in roadway emergencies, to report fires or a crime. But now, public pay phones have not only taken a back seat to today’s cell phones, but they have been kicked to the curb altogether by Verizon, the company that once had dozens of them along the Route 28 Corridor at gas stations, delis and other gathering spots.


Joshpe book recalls life of rural doctor

Stamford — Dr. Glen Joshpe, a well-known and now retired Stamford physician, has written and published his autobiography. Joshpe practiced internal and family practice medicine for 33 years. He served as president of the Delaware County Medical Society for many years and was medical director of Community Hospital of Stamford, and subsequently Robinson Terrace Nursing Home.


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