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Reading Between the Lines planned at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — Beginning in September, the Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a four-month Reading Between the Lines (RBTL) adult book discussion group.


Freshtown celebrations pick up steam; Christmas target date for completion

By Brian Sweeney
Renovations to the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are in full swing and store officials hope to have all work completed by Christmas.
PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said this week the renovations of the former A&P Supermarket on Bridge Street are progressing well. The store reopened as a Freshtown last January. After a number of months of planning, major work on the total overhaul of the store got underway several months ago.


Roxbury opens "Doors" to artists

By Julia Green
Part-time Roxbury resident Herrat Sommerhoff sees the value in recycled materials. As an artist, Sommerhoff has exhibited in the United States and in Europe artwork created from recycled materials. As a local CROP teacher, she uses all recycled materials. And her latest project takes recycling to a new place altogether: doors.


Whet Paint show at RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Over 40 local artists will participate in The Roxbury Arts Group’s annual Whet Paint on Saturday, Sept. 5. The artists will gather at RAG in the morning, eat a hearty breakfast, choose canvases in various sizes and disperse throughout the area to paint landscapes, village scenes or still-life arrangements before returning to RAG at 4 p.m., wet canvases in hand.


Organizers look to get in the swim with community pool, recreation complex

By Brian Sweeney
The organizers behind the Catskill Recreation Center have applied for a building permit for a proposed community swimming pool project in Arkville.
Representatives of Arkville resident Kingdon Gould Jr. and his family, who are spearheading the project, attended the Middletown Planning Board’s Aug. 13 meeting and presented updated plans.


Methodist church starts Sunday School

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will be starting Sunday school on Sept. 6 with a welcome breakfast at 9:30 a.m.


"Natural Collections" show opening at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Art Etcetera’s Zoom Gallery at 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns will present a new exhibit, “Natural Collections,” paintings, drawings and collage inspired by nature by artist Diane Adzema. The exhibit will hang from September 5 through October 4 with an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.


Samite returns to RAG on Saturday

Roxbury — Back after a long absence from The Roxbury Arts Group, Samite, Soul of Africa returns on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with Charlie Shew on bass and guitar and Jeff Haynes on percussion to present an evening of unforgettable East African music with a contemporary point of view. Samite finely interweaves classical guitar, flute, voice and the haunting plucked metal tones of the kalimba to forge magnificent music with an ancient quality to it.


Roxbury making final plans for Turn of the Century Days

Roxbury —At the 10th annual “Turn of the Century Days” in Roxbury, there’s always something new coming to 1898. This Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, a gala fireworks display on Saturday evening will cap a full day of old-fashioned baseball, mountain music, period fashion, children’s pastimes, history and architecture, horse-drawn carriage rides, beer garden and all the authentic country victuals you can eat.


Asian Longhorned Beetle that is threat to Catskills is focus of Sept. 3 program

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) are hosting a public training on September 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Catskill Center to address the potential threat of an Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in the Catskill Mountain Region.


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