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Signs and kiosks topic at meeting

Arkville —The Central Catskills Collaborative welcomes Diane Galusha to its meeting at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville on Thursday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Galusha is the communications director and education coordinator at the Catskill Watershed Corporation. She was the leader of the CWC’s Watershed Commemorative Project, which created interpretive kiosks and signage at each of New York City’s six West-of-Hudson reservoirs.


Tunes on tap in Phoenicia

Phoenicia Phirst Phriday features Mark Brown, the Sunburst Brothers and The Shoe String Band on Friday, July 3.
The door opens at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m.


Artisans' Guild plans farmers' market demos

Halcottsville — The Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild will offer a series of artist demonstrations at the “Pakatakan Farmers’ Market” at the Round Barn in Halcottsville on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon., beginning June 27.


Area high school graduations are Friday and Saturday

Leslie Roselli will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2009 Andes Central School graduation ceremony on Friday, June 26. The celebration will be held at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. Seven graduates will receive their diplomas.
ACS seniors Hattie Brown and Melody Grapes, who possess averages less than one percent apart, will serve as co-valedictorians of the Class of 2009.


Railroads will be program focus

Delhi — Two Delaware County historical organizations are teaming together in July to promote a presentation on the Ontario and Western Railway. The Delhi Historical Society and the Delaware County Historical Association will welcome Professor Doug Barberio, noted aficionado and historian of the O&W, on Saturday afternoon, July 11 at 1p.m. Professor Barberio will deliver an informative presentation concerning that portion of the O&W which once traversed Delaware County.


Margaretville eCenter facelift underway

By Brian Sweeney
Exterior renovations got underway this week on a project to turn the Margaretville Masonic Building into an eCenter business incubator.
The building was purchased last year from the Masonic Lodge by the Delaware County Industrial Devel-opment Agency. The IDA previously has established an eCenter in Delhi.


Lucky Dog Farm hard hit by hail

By Matthew J. Perry
An especially wet, cool June turned violent last Monday when hailstorms swept through Delaware County, making what has been a difficult growing season even harder.
The hail fell across a wide area and several towns. The stones were largest, perhaps, in Hamden, where Richard Giles and Holley White-Giles have operated Lucky Dog farm for the last nine years.
“It was ferocious,” says Richard Giles. “It blew and raged for 30 minutes and pretty much sawed everything down.” He doesn’t recall his 55 acres receiving quite so much punishment before—from the sky, at least.


Concert celebrating the environment benefits local group

Highmount — More than 100 invited guests gathered at the legendary Galli-Curci Mansion in Highmount to hear the house’s current resident, Idith Meshulam Korman, play a piano recital celebrating the environment in nature-themed works by Schumann, Ravel, Messiaen and Cage.
The recital, held late in the afternoon on May 23, was a benefit for the local environmental community group, the Catskill Heritage Alliance (CHA), a member of the Save The Mountain coalition of groups opposing the private commercial resort proposed for Belleayre Mountain.


Dance Party set in Margaretville

Studio Director Gloria McLean invites the public to celebrate summer at the Dance Studio in the Commons Building Margaretville with artists based in the Catskills on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Dance and filmmaker Pooh Kaye, percussionist Michael Suchorsky, choreographer Gloria McLean and mystery guests will join forces to present an evening of live dance and music performance along with new short film and video screenings at the studio.


Janice Burdick honored as Democrat of the Year

Delhi — Janice Burdick was honored as Democrat of the Year at last Saturday’s Delaware County Democratic Committee (DCDC) dinner.
Tom Coddington, the 2008 honoree, presented Janice with a plaque from the committee, and a certificate and letter of congratulations from Rep. Scott Murphy. Tom thanked Janice for her years of exemplary service as deputy commissioner and her excellent work meeting the challenges of the recent special election.


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