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Shandaken gearing up for late summer festivities

The Shandaken Day Committee together with the Town of Shandaken has announced its list of events scheduled to celebrate Shandaken Day on Saturday, Aug. 29. This year marks the sixth year of the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Big Indian Park on Route 28 and which will showcase the hamlets of Big Indian and Oliverea.


Andes will be hopping Saturday at annual Community Day event

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Andes — On Community Day in Andes, which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 8, the town is always hopping. Visitors can start out with the pancake breakfast at the firehall from 7 to 9 a.m. Then grab a bench on Main Street around 10:30 a.m. for the parade, which begins after the Trailways bus goes through. This year the parade will include all 100 campers from the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.


New voting machine tryouts planned around Delaware County

By Brian Sweeney
Area voters will have the opportunity to try out Delaware County’s new voting machines on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville.
The new voting system will also be available for public demonstrations on Monday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall on Main Street, Roxbury and on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware County Office Building at 111 Main Street, Delhi.


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.


Route 28 corridor project seeks uniform street signs

By Jay Braman Jr.
An unfunded mandate requiring the replacement of local street signs was spun into gold this week.
Well, not really gold. Actually yellow. And brown.


Catskills Poetry Festival Aug. 15 at Erpf House

Arkville — The Catskill Center welcomes the public to the First Annual Catskills Poetry Festival at The Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. Award-winning poets from the Catskill Mountain Region will give performances of their poems depicting life in rural America, love and nature.


Rehearsed readings for new plays planned at Open Eye Theater

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater is preparing rehearsed readings of two new plays for young and family audiences, to be performed on Aug. 7 and 13 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend these free readings and to participate in discussions about the plays afterward.


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