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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.


Shandaken gearing up for late summer festivities

The Shandaken Day Committee together with the Town of Shandaken has announced its list of events scheduled to celebrate Shandaken Day on Saturday, Aug. 29. This year marks the sixth year of the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Big Indian Park on Route 28 and which will showcase the hamlets of Big Indian and Oliverea.


Andes will be hopping Saturday at annual Community Day event

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Andes — On Community Day in Andes, which will be held this Saturday, Aug. 8, the town is always hopping. Visitors can start out with the pancake breakfast at the firehall from 7 to 9 a.m. Then grab a bench on Main Street around 10:30 a.m. for the parade, which begins after the Trailways bus goes through. This year the parade will include all 100 campers from the Lake Delaware Boys’ Camp, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.


New voting machine tryouts planned around Delaware County

By Brian Sweeney
Area voters will have the opportunity to try out Delaware County’s new voting machines on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28, Margaretville.
The new voting system will also be available for public demonstrations on Monday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Hall on Main Street, Roxbury and on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware County Office Building at 111 Main Street, Delhi.


Ulster Savings receives Freddie Mac Gold rating

Kingston — Ulster Savings Bank has announced that they achieved an overall Tier One Gold performance rating from Freddie Mac, one of the nation’s largest investors in residential mortgages, for superior investor reporting and loan default management during 2008.


Cut! Theater owners cancel renovations; historic Margaretville building up for sale

By Julia Green
Jonathan Starch and David France, owners of the Galli-Curci Theatre building on Main Street in Margaretville, announced last week that they are putting the building up for sale. After four years of stewardship of the building, Starch said in an e-mail Wednesday that he and France “have decided to focus full-time on our other projects.”


Ladysmith Black Mambazo plays Belleayre

Highmount - Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the band that skyrocketed to international prominence after backing Paul Simon on his “Graceland” album, plays the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.


Young artist opera recital Tuesday at RAG

Roxbury — Eve Gigliotti, a radiant mezzo-soprano and a 2009 member of the Glimmerglass Opera’s Young Artist Program will present a recital featuring works by Purcell, Rossini, Debussy and Bolcom on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main St., Roxbury.
The performance, presented by The Roxbury Arts Group, will be followed by a reception in the gazebo of Kirkside Park.


New ACS superintendent brings diverse experience to district

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By Matthew J. Perry
Dr. Robert Chakar, 41, has nearly eight years of experience as a building principal and almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator. Still, barely three weeks into his tenure as the superintendent of Andes Central School, he freely admits he sees a learning curve ahead.
“There are a lot of similarities between the job of superintendent and principal,” he says. “In both jobs you’re really a figurehead, interacting with the community and kids. You deal with the school district’s budget. As a principal I had to build budgets... but this will be the first time I’m actually signing off on a budget.”


Twilight on the Rails at the D&U Aug. 1

There’s no better way to spend a lovely summer evening than on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville listening to great music as you roll along beside the East Branch of the Delaware River. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the John Davey Jazz Quartet takes to the rails on the historic D&URR from 6:30-9 p.m. for a slow-moving scenic train ride that everyone will enjoy.


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