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Poetry workshop in October at Fairview

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains is offering an introduction to writing poetry workshop entitled, Top Ten Memories Poetry Workshop with Bethany Saltman. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville. Tuition is $40.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


9/11 ceremony Friday in Roxbury

Roxbury — Members of the Ralph S. Ives Jr. American Legion Post 1785 of Roxbury will hold a ceremony remembering the victims of 9/11 terrorist attack in the village square at noon on Friday, Sept. 11.


Roxbury opens "Doors" to artists

By Julia Green
Part-time Roxbury resident Herrat Sommerhoff sees the value in recycled materials. As an artist, Sommerhoff has exhibited in the United States and in Europe artwork created from recycled materials. As a local CROP teacher, she uses all recycled materials. And her latest project takes recycling to a new place altogether: doors.


Whet Paint show at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Over 40 local artists will participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual Whet Paint on Saturday, Sept. 5. The artists will gather at RAG in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast, choose canvases in various sizes and disperse throughout the area to paint landscapes, village scenes or still-life arrangements before returning to RAG at 4 p.m., wet canvases in hand.


Organizers look to get in the swim with community pool, recreation complex

By Brian Sweeney
The organizers behind the Catskill Recreation Center have applied for a building permit for a proposed community swimming pool project in Arkville.
Representatives of Arkville resident Kingdon Gould Jr. and his family, who are spearheading the project, attended the Middletown Planning Board’s Aug. 13 meeting and presented updated plans.


Methodist church starts Sunday School

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will be starting Sunday school on Sept. 6 with a welcome breakfast at 9:30 a.m.


Free puppet show Thursday at Andes

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Andes — The Andes Library will host a free Kids Project Puppet Show on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Kids Project show is a disability awareness program featuring kid-size puppets. The puppets interact directly with the audience, answering questions, telling stories, relating kid-to-kid.


Woofs 'n' Wags Dog Walk and Fair scheduled for Sept. 19 in Delhi

The 7th Annual Woofs n’ Wags Dog Walk and Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Field on Route 10 in Delhi.
The annual Dog Walk fund-raiser benefits the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, providing much needed monetary support for the Catskill region’s homeless dogs and cats. Each year, the Dog Walk promotes the joys of pet ownership while highlighting two dozen animals from over 275 available for adoption.


YMCA hosts Sprint Triathlon

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6 in Claryville.
The competition is open to anyone and includes a half-mile swim in Lake Cole, 11 miles of road bicycling and a 2.5-mile run.


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