Will, Wi-Fi and wild games scheduled at Fairview Library

The Fairview Public Library kicks off its spring and summer season events with that wild and crazy game of Bunco on Monday evening, starting June 16 at 7:30 in the community room of the library. Bunco is a popular parlor game involving 100 percent luck and no skill and a simple set of rules. This will be a monthly library fund-raiser with a suggested donation of $5 per player. Call the library, 586-3791 or June Meinstein, 586-4018, to sign up.

Barefoot Boys play in Andes June 21


Kick off your shoes and start off your summer fun with a concert of Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain folk songs, ballads, square dance tunes, and instrumental medleys by The Barefoot Boys. You’ll relish this high energy, string band trio’s rollicking renditions of regional music, played on nine different instruments and sung with three-part harmonies. The concert, sponsored by The Andes Society for History and Culture (ASHC) will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at The Pleasant Valley Meeting House on the Tremperskill.

Author Stradling at Catskill Center for book signing

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville will host a lecture and book signing on Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. featuring author David Stradling. 
His recent book, Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills was described by William Cronon, University of Wisconsin, Madison as “the finest modern history yet written of the Catskills.”

Garden Tour sponsored by library


The Andes Public Library will sponsor a benefit tour of 12 gardens on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the theme of “The Early Summer Garden.” Maps showing the location of each garden may be purchased that day at the library, 242 Main Street, Andes, for a suggested donation of $10. Admission for children is free.

Bike race topic of info meeting

Katskill Agriculture, Art, Tourism & Sports (KAATS) and The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce invite all those interested to a community-wide informational meeting concerning a proposed, annual, four-day bicycle race to take place throughout the Catskill Region.

Guided tours of Margaretville to be offered June 21

Summer officially begins June 21 and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will welcome the season by leading three guided tours of the historic Village of Margaretville. The tours will begin at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Binnekill Square Park on Main Street, across from NBT Bank. The easy walk covers about a mile of village streets.

Auxiliary, MCS host successful blood drive

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center teamed with Margaretville Central School for a successful blood drive at the school on May 29. Students, school personnel and community members were invited to donate blood. In total, 37 donors participating in the blood drive, which was held in the school auditorium.

Phoenicia tourist rail ride marking 25th anniversary

Time flies when you’re having fun. This year, the Catskill Mountain Railroad Company is celebrating its 25th season operating tourist trains along
the Esopus Creek in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.   
Historically, the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Scenic Train has traveled along a 12-mile round-trip between Phoenicia and Boiceville. With its all-volunteer workforce, and its continued effort to expand, the Catskill Mountain Railroad is proud to announce a new extension to its scenic train ride.

Sheep and goat info offered to farmers

Farm owners thinking of adding sheep and goats to their livestock base are encouraged to attend a farmer education day on June 20 in East Meredith.
Sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, this full-day event will inform new and experienced sheep and goat owners of the nuances and benefits of co-grazing these pastured browsers successfully.

Pilgrim Holiness Church marks two anniversaries

Historic church was built in 1908 and reconstructed in Grand Gorge 50 years ago

By Julia Green
The Pilgrim Holiness Church in Grand Gorge commemorated the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of its sanctuary building on Saturday with a day of celebratory activities, including a 10 a.m. service followed by lunch at the Grand Gorge Civic Center. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the original construction of the building in June 1908, which first served an Advent Christian congregation.

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