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Bovina United Presbyterian Church bicentennial celebration Oct. 10 and 11

The Bovina United Presbyterian Church will celebrate its bicentennial over the weekend of October 10 and 11 with a series of events open to the public.
The festivities will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the unveiling of an historic marker on the front lawn of the church followed by a brief service at noon and then a picnic lunch at the site of the original church. A hike will follow the picnic.


Middletown Historical Society planning exhibit and programs

Margaretville — Upcoming exhibits and programs of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will shine a light on the once common business of dairying, walk down some forgotten roads, and remember a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


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.


Evening of jazz set at Roxbury Arts Group

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group will present An Evening of Jazz when Siggy Davis and the Noah Baerman Trio perform an evening of sassy, earthy and soulful tunes at the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.


After-school programs set at Pine Hill

Pine Hill — Early Childhood Educator and Pine Hill Resident Becky McCallister will be running an affordable before and afte school program, which will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7 to 8 a.m. and then again from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center.


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.


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