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Fleischmanns Comprehensive Plan is focus of Oct. 22 meeting

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns Comprehensive Plan Committee is seeking public input on Fleischmanns’ draft Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing on Oct. 22 will include a brief presentation on what a Comprehensive Plan is and highlight some of the key recommendations contained within the draft Comprehensive Plan.


Halloween fun at Frost Valley

Claryville — Halloween Theme Weekends will be held at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville on three weekends - Friday-Sunday, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
In addition, A Community Halloween Evening will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at Frost Valley, starting at 7 p.m.


Last Tanglefoot concert Oct. 24 at RAG

Roxbury — Tanglefoot, the tumultuous band from Canada, a perennial favorite at The Roxbury Arts Group will play its last U.S. concert at RAG on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors. Reservations are essential, call 607 326-7908.


10th annual GAC Oktoberfest Saturday at Belleayre Mountain

By Julia Green
The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills will hold its 10th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge.
Music by the Schwarzenegger Connection and Bavarian folk dancers will set the tone at the event, which will feature vendors selling a variety of German crafts, including wood carvings, amber jewelry, beer steins, and clothing. German refreshments, including imported German beer, homemade cakes, German specialty cakes, bratwurst, soups, and other German classics will also be available.


Shandaken farm stand controversy grows over proposed zoning change

By Jay Braman Jr.
It appears the ongoing farm-stand flap in Shandaken is at a stalemate. A proposed farm-stand law remains in limbo, and in the meantime the man that stands to be most affected by the law made a last ditch effort recently to get the town board to scrap it altogether and start fresh.
Al Higley, the operator of the Hanover Farms produce stand on Route 28 in Mount Tremper, made an appeal to the board at the town council’s October meeting, saying that it would be a bad idea for the board to pass the law as proposed.


History of tractors featured at meeting

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County (HSM), at its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 17, will look back at a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


DEC releases draft for gas drilling regs

By Matthew J. Perry
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released last Wednesday a long-awaited draft of its Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding natural gas drilling. While the report’s release does not signal the imminent arrival of drilling pads and water trucks in the Catskills, it is a decisive step towards a new industrial future for the region.


Students' art project decorates market

Halcottsville — Students from seven area schools produced large panels of art this year to help decorate the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. The back wall of the market’s pavilion is now adorned with a series of murals that depict various farmers’ market themes.


Fleischmanns First hosts House Tours

Fleischmanns — Village residents will open the most interesting historic homes for tours and hosts an entire day of family fun and baseball on Sunday, Oct. 11 during “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House & Garden Tour,” starting at 11 a.m.


CROP Hunger Walk planned for Oct. 18

Margaretville — Adults and youth will gather Sunday, Oct. 18, to fight poverty and hunger during the annual CROP Hunger Walk. Local participants will join millions of people raising funds for CROP, which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.


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