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Leno bandleader Kevin Eubanks featured at Belleayre Jazz Series

Highmount — The Catskill Mountain Jazz Series turns up the heat when soulful crooner Kevin Mahogany pays tribute to arguably the best jazz singer of them all, Johnny Hartman, on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain.


Catskill Center to lead Scenic Byway Project

Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will lead the effort in pursuing a Scenic Byway designation for a 50-mile stretch of Route 28 in the Catskill Mountain Region.
A designation will stimulate local economies through tourism and recreation and open the door to federal and state moneys. The Central Catskills Collaborative, a group of seven communities along the Route 28 Corridor, recently contracted with The Catskill Center to guide the development of a Corridor Management Plan, a requirement in the Scenic Byway nomination process.


Registration still open for MCS universal Pre-K

Registration is still open for the Margaretville Central School District Universal Pre-K (UPK) Program.
All students who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2009 are eligible for the half-day program, which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.


Blues Maneuver will rock Stamford's 76 MAIN! venue

Stamford — The Blues Maneuver, one of the Catskill region’s premier dance bands for more than a decade, will perform at the newly reopened Carriage House at RAG’s 76 MAIN! in Stamford on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. In what promises to be the dance of the summer, the six-piece band will rock the place with their eclectic repertoire ranging from ’40s tunes to swing, Motown and classic R&B. Admission is $10.


Roxbury Library book discussions planned for fall

The Roxbury Library Association will offer a four-month “Reading Between the Lines” (RBTL) adult book discussion group beginning in September.


Diabetes program at Margaretville

Margaretville — Dr. Amelia Conte-Russian will offer a free presentation on Diabetes Education/Management on Wednesday, Aug. 19 starting at 6 p.m. in Club Med at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.


Ulster Savings receives Freddie Mac Gold rating

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced that they achieved an overall Tier One Gold performance rating from Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest investors in residential mortgages, for superior investor reporting and loan default management during 2008.


Cut! Theater owners cancel renovations; historic Margaretville building up for sale

By Julia Green
Jonathan Starch and David France, owners of the Galli-Curci Theatre building on Main Street in Margaretville, announced last week that they are putting the building up for sale. After four years of stewardship of the building, Starch said in an e-mail Wednesday that he and France “have decided to focus full-time on our other projects.”


3-D archery events set for two weekends at Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Outdoor Sporting Program will hold a 3-D Archery Shoot and Barbecue on Saturdays, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Competition categories are offered for each targets from cub, novice, youth, traditional, women, hunter, open, to pro and top bow classes. Foam animals are set in natural terrain on a 1/2-mile trail of easy hiking for most everyone. Competitors will shoot from various positions.


Cauliflower Festival taking shape for Sept. 26

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village park, Margaretville. Space is still available for vendors and community organizations. Visit www.cauliflowerfestival.com or call 586-3300 for forms.


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