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Congregation Bnai Israel celebrates 90th year

Congregation Bnai Israel in Fleischmanns celebrates its 90th year with Sabbath services led by Rabbi Moshe Pomerantz, and Hebrew classes for intermediate and beginning students conducted by both Rabbi Moshe and Kay Pomerantz. A special musical program is planned to culminate the celebration at summer’s end.


County Democrats hold annual dinner

The Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC) welcomed more than 140 guests to its annual dinner on Saturday at the SUNY Delhi Alumni Hall Hospitality Center. DCDC Chair Cynthia Lockrow acted as emcee for the evening, marking her first turn as hostess of the long-standing party tradition since she was elected late last year.


Turbine debate on hold as board waits for guidance

By Julia Green
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) submitted by Invenergy in regard to the proposed wind-turbine farm along the Moresville Ridge between Stamford and Grand Gorge was the subject of scrutiny at public hearings held in May; the comments received by the Roxbury Planning Board in response to the DEIS are still being scrutinized in preparation to drafting a Final Environmental Impact Statement.


Pasternak not guilty on charges

Local colleagues and friends of Fleischmanns native Kenneth P. Pasternak celebrated last week when U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano cleared the hedge fund chief of all charges in a suit brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pasternak, whose local philanthropy was celebrated on Saturday at the Margaretville Park Pavilion, maintained his innocence in the securities fraud case and has fought since 2005 to have the charges dismissed.


Guitarist and composer to perform at Emerson Resort

Mt. Tremper — The Phoenix Restaurant will present classical guitarist and composer David Temple for a concert and champagne reception in the Great Room at the Emerson Resort and Spa on Sunday, June 29.
Temple’s performance will be the first in a series of summer performances planned at the Mt. Tremper complex and is open to both overnight guests and local residents. The widely revered performer and recording artist has played throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player and is well-known for presenting guitar performances full of color and variety.


Catch the reading bug!

The Roxbury Library Association is participating in the 2008 NYS “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, Aug. 14.
Based on grade levels completed as of June 2008, programs for individual grade levels will occur from Mondays through Thursdays: Pre-K and K on Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m. with Tina Peters; grades 1 and 2 on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; grades 3 and 4 “Lunch Bunch Book Club” on Wednesdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m. with Lorrayne Bolger; and grades 5-7 “Literary Lunch Book Club” on Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. with Susan Whittenburg.


Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.


Fairview Public Library launches 2008 summer reading program

Join “Catch the Reading Bug!” this summer at the Fairview Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, ages four to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more.


Chace-Randall Gallery hosts Judith Lamb show

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Chace-Randall Gallery presents its midsummer solo exhibition: Judith Lamb, new still life paintings in oil, June 27 to August 10. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Senior projects cap learning experience at Andes Central School

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By John Bernhardt
“Whatever you do, keep this project going,” Bill Piervincenzi advised Andes Central School personnel after evaluating Senior Projects. Piervincenzi, a retired college professor and former ACS School Board member, spent two days last week as part of a judging panel observing and evaluating the Andes seniors’ presentations. Piervincenzi was impressed with the knowledge and confidence the students displayed in making their presentations.


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