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Annual Cauliflower Festival Saturday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The seventh annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival this Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Village Park is a celebration of food, history and rural living. The free festival, which runs rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., pays tribute to an era when cauliflower production played an important role in the region’s social and economic life.


Quilt Hall of Fame welcomes inductee

Hunter — Millbrook resident Peggy Stoll was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters’ Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 20. Peggy is an active member of three local quilting groups, Catskill Mountain Quilters in Arkville, the Sunbonnet Quilters of Denver-Vega and the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild of Kingston.


Free storytelling workshop open to youth and adults

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Andes — Do you love stories? Do you remember how it feels to curl up in bed, basking in the rise and fall of a loved one’s voice telling you a tale as you drifted off to sleep? Or perhaps you’ve been the tale-teller yourself, sharing the magic of story with your own family around the dinner table, a room full of friends, or a classroom full of wide-eyed students. Whatever your experience, even if you have no experience at all, we invite you to join in this exciting, new project!


Hospital's original ambulance squad to be honored with Citizenship Award

By Julia Green
The members of the original Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Squad will be honored with the Keene Roadman Citizenship Award at the hospital auxiliary’s annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club.
Original squad members who still reside in the area who will be on hand to accept the honor are four Margaretville residents, Lou Hamway, Bob Hill, Willis Marks and Tom Smith.


Open Eye auditions set

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater is seeking actors of all ages and types for  a holiday production of “The Princess and the Goblin,” a new play adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher from the book by George MacDonald.   Adults, teens, and children with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition.


Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


Congregation Bnai Israel's 90th anniversary celebrated

By Adele Siegel
An enthusiastic audience of over 200 people celebrated Congregation Bnai Israel’s 90th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 6. The essence of the event was expressed in the plaque presented by Mayor David Morell on behalf of the Village of Fleischmanns:
“Presented in recognition of Congregation Bnai Israel’s founders, present members and future generations for their rich cultural contribution to the Village of Fleischmanns. We join you in celebrating your 90th anniversary as a respected asset to Fleischmanns and the Catskill community. As a historical site, the Bnai Israel synagogue is a treasured component of our national, state and local heritage.”


Quilting demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Claire Herz will demonstrate fusible quilting techniques with her son, Jeremy, who is the artist behind her beautiful quilted wall hangings, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


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.


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