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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.


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.


Townwide yard sale in Andes

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Andes will host a Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day throughout the community. Residents of Andes will be digging through an assortment of goods and hosting yard sales throughout the hamlet.


Music recording workshop set Sept. 12 at RAG's Old Bank Gallery

Roxbury — Musicians, composers, songwriters or bands that have recorded or are contemplating recording their own music are invited to meet with composer, musician, and music industry veteran Joe Pignato on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group.


Many "agreeable pursuits" planned for two days of old-fashioned Roxbury fun

Roxbury —The 10th annual Turn of the Century Days in Roxbury promises to be the best ever, with two full days of vintage baseball, Victorian fashion and exhibits, children’s pastimes, old world crafts and mountain music. It will all be accompanied with a feast of old-fashioned food, barbecue, a beer garden and as a special salute to 1898, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening.


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