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Leadership simulcast is Friday at CMCC

The Winner’s Circle Business Institute is hosting the 2009 Maximum Impact Live Simulcast on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at Catskill Mountain Christian Center.
This premier leadership event offers insight and teaching from some of the world’s most successful leaders and forerunners.


Replacement work begins on Halcottsville bridge

By Julia Green
Work began Monday morning on the controversial and long-delayed replacement of a bridge that carries the Bragg Hollow Road over the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville. The bridge and its replacement have been the subject of much dissent over the course of the past year and even earlier, as Middletown Supervisor Len Utter said that plans to replace the bridge have been on the table since as far back as 1996.


Tedisco concedes special election; Murphy heads to Congress

By Julia Green
After three weeks of counting and re-counting, the results are finally in: Scott Murphy is set to become the newest member of Congress. Murphy, a Democrat, will become the next congressman to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District following a lengthy election process that has dragged on since the end of March. Murphy’s opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, conceded the election on Friday, bringing to an end a recount in which election officials spent weeks counting absentee ballots from across the district.


Andes alumni dinner planned for May 24

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The 53rd Andes Central School Alumni Association dinner and meeting will be held on Sunday, May 24 at the Andes Fire Department Pavilion on Tremperskill Road, county Rte. 1.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the pavilion with dinner following. At 5:30 p.m. the ACS president will welcome everyone and after the invocation, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served followed by a short business meeting.


Andes Library's Mexican Fiesta next Thursday

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Andes — Continuing its efforts to provide more great activities for families and get more community members involved in the library, the Andes Library is hosting its second in a series of ongoing “Family Night” events, a “Mexican Fiesta” on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.


Farm stand law creeps forward

By Jay Braman Jr.
There have been several meetings of Shandaken officials to figure out the controversial new produce stand law, the latest being a special session held last Tuesday by the planning board.
After reviewing the proposal that evening the planners recommended its passage by the town board, but made a couple of minor changes they had asked the town board to consider before adoption.


Art show celebrates biological regionalism at the Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Trout, new paintings by Alberto Rey. The show will hang from May 1 to June 7 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Alberto Rey’s recent body of work embraces the concept of biological regionalism and celebrates trout of the Catskill Mountain Region. All works are in oil on plaster—painterly renderings of brook and brown trout species in their river and stream environments.


Shandaken Theatrical Society presents Teen Music Showcase

Phoenicia —The Shandaken Theatrical Society will present a Teen Music Showcase on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. at the society’s playhouse at 10 Church Street in Phoenicia. Please call 688-2279 for reservations. Admission is $5. 
The event will feature singers, bands, and instrumentalists from an impressive local teen talent pool.


Honor mom and help the Humane Society

Delhi — Mother’s Day is approaching fast and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) has some great gift giving ideas. Give the gift that gives twice, lasts a lifetime and is one-of-a-kind. Be a part of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society’s Heart Walk and show Mom what she really means to you.
This Mother’s Day, honor your mother or grandmother and help the animals at the same time.


Roadside Cleanup Day in Big Indian

Twenty-six adult volunteers and 10 children from Big Indian/Oliverea assembled Saturday in front of the hamlet’s fire department prior to conducting a morning-long roadside cleanup. The volunteers covered a two-mile stretch along Route 28 running through Big Indian and a four-mile stretch along Route 47 running south past Oliverea. The day’s event was organized by the Big Indian/Oliverea Beautification Committee chaired by Martie Gailes.


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