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Free concert Friday evening at amphitheater

Free music concerts “al fresco” in the MARK Amphitheater continue in August, with the “Disciples of Agriculture” appearing this Friday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The concerts are sponsored by the MARK Project with support from the O’Connor Foundation, bringing popular entertainers to the open air performance space next to the Masonic Hall on Margaretville’s Main Street.


Pottery demo Saturday at Market

Halcottsville — Robin Bruck-Tanner will be demonstrating how she makes pottery on the potters’ wheel on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville.


Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets Tuesdays at Roxbury Library

The Catskill Mah Jongg Club meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury Library.
This year-round social club welcomes new members and provides basic mah jongg instruction on an ongoing basis.


Public invited to see animals at center visit

Margaretville — Animals from the Bailiwick Ranch and Discovery Zoo will be making a visit to Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The community is welcome to stop by Mountainside and join residents who will enjoy the visits by the many unusual animals.


Crossroads threatening to back out of land sale

By Jay Braman Jr.
The developers of a proposed $400 million resort in Shandaken are asking the Ulster County Legislature to grant a right-of-way over county land that lies between their holdings and more than 1,200 acres of property they plan to sell to the state.


Martial arts academy opens in Stamford

Stamford — The Mountain Martial Arts Academy of Stamford will open its doors to everyone and would like to invite you to participate in its “martial arts for everyone” month.
There will be classes available for children, starting at the age of six, in Stamford and Delhi and adult classes in Stamford.


Catskills Poetry Festival Saturday 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.


Pine Hill mulls historic district designation

By Jay Braman Jr.
The process to consider having the hamlet of Pine Hill named an historic district has begun.
While nothing has been decided yet, the first meeting to investigate the idea was held last Thursday in the hamlet’s community center, where the center’s executive director, James Krueger, explained how things will go.


Arkville golfer's drive wins him a new car

George Griffin of Arkville was the lucky winner of a Chevy Cobalt on August 8 when he scored a hole-in-one at the West Oneonta Fire Department Golf Tournament.
George was playing in a foursome with Nelson Delameter, Ralph Ackerley and Bill Blish when he scored the ace. He used a 6-iron on the 175-yard, par 3 ninth hole at the Woodhaven Golf Course in West Oneonta.


Marshall Tucker concert canceled

Delhi — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marshall Tucker Band concert scheduled for August 15, 7 p.m. at Clark Sports Center, SUNY Delhi has been canceled.


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