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National Inclusion Project awards grant for Frost Valley YMCA Day Camp program

Claryville — The National Inclusion Project recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Frost Valley YMCA to implement Let’s ALL Play—Inclusion in Recreational Programs. The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a successful summer camp experience in an inclusive setting at the camp, which has served children with special needs for over 30 years.


Cool Latin jazz featured at Belleayre; Tango and Bossa Nova stars featured

Highmount — Two nights of cool Latin jazz will kick off the Catskill Mountain Jazz Series at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8. Pablo Ziegler and the Trio for Nuevo Tango (The New Tango) will get the series started in sultry style on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m.
Magical Queen of the Bossa Nova, Leny Andrade follows on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Known as the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil, Andrade has been wowing audiences with her vocal prowess for more than four decades.


ACS seeks more capital improvements funds

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School (ACS) District will vote on August 11 on whether or not to approve an additional borrowing in excess of $300,000 to support ongoing capital improvement projects. A public hearing on the measure was held Tuesday evening.


Parkinson's tourney Sept. 12 in Roxbury

The Second Parkinson’s Patriotic Tournament, a golf tournament to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury.


Route 28 cell service stalled due to economy

By Jay Braman Jr.
The ongoing saga of cell phone service along the upper Route 28 Corridor continues with no end in sight. These days, everyone’s blaming something on the economy, and now added to that long list is the lack of quality cellular phone service in Shandaken. where poor or no coverage is still not the exception but the norm.


Auxiliary golf tournament fund-raiser Sunday at Hanah

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host its 10th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at Hanah Country Resort, Margaretville. Proceeds will help to finalize the efforts to raise funds for the four-wheel-drive ambulance that the auxiliary is purchasing for the hospital.


Marbling demo at market

Halcottsville — Val Wells will demonstrate paper marbling on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.
Val will marble paper by floating paint on seaweed, drawing patterns on the surface, and applying paper to pick up the pattern.


$2.2 million Route 28 project ready for paving

By Jay Braman Jr.
There’s $2.2 million in Federal Stimulus dollars headed to the Town of Shandaken, where electronic road signs signal the beginning of a repaving project for Route 28.
The signs, located just west of Phoenicia and east of mount Tremper, announce that the project will begin on Aug. 10.


Burroughs focus of new ECCC show

Arkville — The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery has announced its third gallery show of the season – “Jody Primoff, John Burroughs and Woodchuck Lodge” – featuring works by Roxbury artist and writer, Jody Primoff. 
The public is invited to attend the gallery opening on August 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Erpf Gallery in Arkville.  The show runs through Oct. 3, with a lecture by Primoff on September 26 at 2 p.m. at the Catskill Center.


Aerial photo flight spots fire on couple's property

By Julia Green
Aerial photography: it’s all the rage these days. People have aerial snapshots of their homes, hometowns, alma maters, favorite vacation spots… a favorite location, shown from a bird’s eye view and framed to hang on the wall of their home.
That was undoubtedly what Eleonora and Rolf Bruderer had in mind when they drove to Sidney on July 17 to charter a small plane to fly over the Vega Valley where their house is located. And, while they didn’t end up with the experience they had imagined, they wound up with a heck of a story.


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