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"Artist and His Work" opens at Longyear

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “The Artist and His Work: A ‘Not Quite’ Retrospective” featuring the paintings of local artist John Hopkins. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m.


"Artistic Nature" exhibition on display at CWC

Margaretville — “Artistic Nature,” an exhibition of 25 watercolors and acrylic paintings by Sharon Suess of Halcottsville, is on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation in Margaretville through October 9.


OCS secretary is charged with taking fund-raiser money

By Jay Braman Jr.
State police have arrested an Onteora High School employee and charged her with felony grand larceny and related charges, alleging that she stole over $9,000 that school groups accumulated by holding fund-raisers.
Elizabeth Sopata, 45, of Kingston was charged on Aug. 4.


Margaretville hosts Street Fair Saturday, Aug. 29

Margaretville – The 23rd Annual Street Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Main Street in Margaretville.
This popular summertime event features vendors offering quilted crafts and fabric items lovingly made, designer sterling silver jewelry, hard to find antiques and collectibles, ever popular country lawn decorations, wooden crafts, stoneware and pottery, handbags and sunglasses, clothing and accessories.


Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to wartime pilot

By Julia Green
In the pocket of Ruth (Franckling) Reynolds’ flight slacks, there could always be found a 1922 silver dollar. The edges were beaten and dented from hours spent bouncing it on the hard concrete while she and other Women Airforce Service Pilots waited for the fog to lift so that they could take off.
And, when they were finally able to take to the skies, they had no idea the history they were making.


Tomato blight a growing problem in northeast

By Julia Green
JR Lawrence’s vegetable garden in the back yard of his Swart Street, Margaretville home is a source of a variety of summer vegetables. Cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, beans, carrots, beets, peppers and squash all line the perimeter of his yard, interspersed with floral plants like dahlias and black-eyed Susans.
There is one crop that will be noticeably missing from his late-summer produce, however: tomatoes.
About a month ago, Lawrence’s six tomato plants fell victim to late blight, a disease of which plant pathologists have reported an outburst in the region this summer.


Rag Baskets demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Katherine Somelofski will demonstrate the art of making rag baskets on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Katherine’s “Rag Works” use strips of new and recycled fabric wrapped around ropes to weave objects from Apple baskets to Zephyr lily vases.


Opening reception Saturday at Andes gallery

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery will present new works by Woodstock artists Mariella Bisson and Meredith Rosier from Aug. 21 to Sept. 27. The exhibition is comprised of waterfall imagery in watercolor by Bisson and drawings in conte, pastel, gouache and ink by Rosier. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Esopus tuber drowns in Phoenicia accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
A Kerhonkson man drowned in a tubing accident Sunday afternoon in the Esopus Creek in Phoenicia.
According to Shandaken Police, Peter Debaun, 55, was tubing with a group on the creek when he fell from his tube in strong rapids and his legs became stuck in underwater rocks.


Auxiliary volunteers earn accolades

The sun was shining on the 41st annual Antique, Craft & Flea Market sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center on August 1. This was another banner year with many vendors participating and patrons coming through the gates.


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