Fleischmanns — Fleischmanns’ most interesting historic homes will be open to tour in “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House & Garden Tour” on Sunday, Oct. 11 during the Columbus Day weekend. The Fleischmanns First team has gathered a harvest of family fun, including vintage baseball with the Mountain Athletic Club, a children’s activity tent, and plenty of festive ballpark food to enjoy all day in Fleischmanns’ historic Wagner Avenue Village Park.
Arkville — The public is invited to a lecture by Jody Primoff entitled “Jody Primoff, John Burroughs and Woodchuck Lodge” at the Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main Street Arkville, September 26 at 2 p.m.
Ballston Spa — Roxbury resident Tristan Mulder, whose alias is Teton Fox, just returned home from Heluva Rukus where over 250 shooters from all over the east coast came to compete at the New York State Cowboy Action Shooting Championships held in Ballston Spa on September 18-20.
Mulder took second place in the boys’ Young Gun category, which is for boys ages 14 to 16.
Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Fashion Show & Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Purcell Parish Center, Margaretville.
By Jay Braman Jr.
After two years of negotiations there is still no new contract between the Onteora School District and the teachers that work there, prompting an estimated 175 staffers to form a picket line outside a school during the September board meeting.
Corey Cavallaro, president of the Onteora Teachers Association, said Monday the picket was an attempt to convince the board of education to pay more attention to the issue.
Arkville — Once again the Catskill Park will be a flurry of activity as two local organizations sponsor the 2009 Lark in the Park celebration, to be held October 3-12.
This is the sixth annual Lark since the event was conceived in 2004 as a commemoration of the centennial of the Catskill Park.
By Jay Braman Jr.
Following a page one story in the Catskill Mountain News, Verizon has done an about face on the removal of area payphones.
It was reported last week that Verizon Technicians removed the payphone from out in front of the Big Indian Service Center, a phone used frequently in this noncellular area. Verizon planned to remove the other eight phones in the Town of Shandaken by Sept. 18 and the company hoped to eliminate 90 percent of all pay phones in Ulster County by Sept. 25.
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.”
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.
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.