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34th Fleischmanns Tennis Tourney raises juvenile diabetes research money

The 34th annual Fleisch-manns Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27 at the village courts, which have been newly resurfaced this past week by Copeland Coating.
First round sets are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue through the semi-finals. The four final matches, men’s and women’s singles and men’s and mixed doubles will be concluded on Sunday, followed by the trophy and awards presentation, benefit auction and a buffet luncheon.


Electric Junkyard Gamelan will light up Roxbury venue

Prepare for a night of music that is as visually stimulating as it is melodic, funky, rocking and guaranteed to keep you grooving in the aisles. On Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. The Electric Junkyard Gamelan comes to The Roxbury Arts Group.
The group plays original groove driven music played on self-invented instruments fashioned from coat hangers and rubber bands, bed frames, old farm equipment, turntable platters, clay pots, saw blades and truck springs. Its four musicians play haunting modal melodies that float over funky bass lines and layers of danceable interlocking rhythms.


Singer/songwriter John Gorka performs Thursday at RAG

John Gorka, one of America’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, will appear at The Roxbury Arts Group on Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Gorka began his career when he was a student at Moravian College in eastern Pennsylvania in the ’70s at Godfrey Daniels, a venerable music club. There he encountered folk troubadours like Stan Rogers, Eric Anderson and Tom Paxton.


Youth Theater Workshop at the Open Eye

The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville will offer the Youth Theater Workshop to kids from the age of six to 18. This year, award winning playwright John Newman has been commissioned to write a play especially for this event. His play is called “The End of Oz” and it is divided into three sections, one for each week of the workshop series. There are morning and afternoon classes offered each week of the series.


Water Discovery Center model unveiled; organizers hope to start building in three years

Charter members and friends and the public gathered at the Town of Middletown’s Town Hall to view a scale model of the proposed Water Discovery Center (WDC) to be built in Arkville. The model, created by Ryerson Studios in Kingston, was accompanied by briefings from the architect, Joseph Hurwitz of West Hurley, and the exhibit designer, Leonard Levitan of Shandaken and New York City.


WCPA pleased with comments on wind project

By Julia Green
The majority of comments submitted to the Roxbury Planning Board in response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Moresville Wind Project support the Western Catskill Preservation Alliance’s (WCPA) assertion that the project is impossible as it is currently outlined, according to Ron Karam, president of the WCPA.


Landowners organizing to prepare for natural gas lease solicitations

By Matthew J. Perry
The pie-in-the-sky stories promise money beyond comprehension. In Texas, the savviest received $20,000 an acre. Royalties on productive wells can bring in thousands more to the luckiest. Land, once too expensive to farm or keep in the family, suddenly becomes the source of salvation.


American Broadband to buy Margaretville Telephone Co.

By Brian Sweeney
The Margaretville Tele-phone Co. Inc. (MTC), a corporate and civic leader throughout the region since 1916, will be purchased by American Broadband Communications LLC, it was announced last week. The new owner is based in Charlotte, N.C. and specializes in acquiring telecommunications firms with fewer than 5,000 lines.


Bread Alone burglary yields 18K in dough

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a larceny of roughly $18,000 in cash from the Bread Alone Bakery in Boiceville. The burglary occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. Monday.


Open Eye presents "As You Like It"

The Open Eye Theater presents William Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy, “As You Like It” opening on Thursday, July 17 and running through Sunday, July 27.


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