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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.


2009 Relay for Life a huge success

By Mike Porter
Seven years ago, when Delaware County first decided to hold a Relay For Life, the offices of the American Cancer Society felt that a small rural county like Delaware could possibly raise $20,000 to $30,000 annually. In spite of predictions about amount of fund raising possible, the Delaware County Relay For Life has exceeded its goals each year.


Fund-raiser for Andes Central School teacher

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By Joe Damone
The Andel Inn and the Andes Central School PTSA hosted the second of three fund-raisers for injured ACS teacher Kerry McCracken last Sunday. The money collected from these events will be used to renovate Mrs. McCracken’s home so it is wheelchair accessible. Mrs. McCracken’s right leg had to be amputated last November after an auto accident in Stamford. This event raised $1,500, 100 percent of which will go to the renovation of Mrs. McCracken’s home.


Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


"Local" video at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a screening and a group discussion of “Catskill Mountain Locals,” a video directed by Margaretville resident Roger Bobley on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following the film screening and discussion session. The RLA welcomes the public to all Tuesday Forum events, programs, and activities, which are free of charge.


Upcoming workshops from Writers in the Mountains

Upcoming workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will explore the wellsprings of creativity and the craft of poetry.
The Wild Mind emphasizes the writing process over product by having participants create and expose themselves to visual images, sound bytes and tactile media, to enhance and enliven their writing.


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