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Author to read at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury —Writers in the Mountains will present author Ginnah Howard of Gilbertsville in a reading from her recently published first novel, Night Navigation and a discussion of the publishing process on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Center. Admission is $5 and a reception will follow the talk.


Proposed FEMA flood mapping may bring homeowner headaches

By John Bernhardt
It was business as usual for the Town of Middletown Planning Board Thursday night.
The board worked industriously on an agenda that included an upgrade of the Comprehensive Plan and review and action of various applications seeking approval of property specification changes.
The real excitement actually occurred after the meeting was adjourned and Town Supervisor Len Utter asked to address the board with a point of information.


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.


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.


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.


Ambulance request in Shandaken budget

By Jay Braman Jr.
The budget process has begun this year in Shandaken with two of the most expensive departments hitting the ground running, asking for new vehicles, and another department head asking for extra, unbudgeted help for this year.
That was the case at a recent special meeting of the town board. The meeting was called to make a decision on the long-hovering tax issue for the City-owned Pine Hill sewer plant, but Supervisor Peter DiSclafani warned the budget season has apparently started as well, noting ambulance department personnel in the audience along with the town’s tax assessor, both with funding requests.


"The Case for Israel" plays in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Congregation Bnai Israel will show the documentary film,“The Case for Israel,” based on the book by Alan Dershowitz on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. The film presents background information on the state of Israel, and deals with its problems and offers interviews with Israeli leaders.


Square dancing for all levels classes and dances planned

Roxbury — Is square dancing, a dying tradition?  Not any more.  Catskills Folk Connection, in collaboration with The Roxbury Arts Group, is presenting four dances this fall plus two workshops for beginners.  The Catskills’ regional treasure, Hilt Kelly and his band, The SideKicks, will play for the monthly dances at venues in Delaware and Greene counties.


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