PRATTSVILLE — Have a great and safe summer and thank you to our healthcare workers — doctors, nurses, EMTs, etc. — for keeping us healthy so we can enjoy our summer.

From Nancy Barton of Prattsville Art Center: She wants all to know “about the “Music Box on Main Street” project we are premiering at the Art Center with musical performances on July 17, and a day for the public and visitors to play the musical architecture and join a barbecue on July 18. This musical installation in the Prattsville Art Center’s new performance space is being created by the internationally renowned artists from New Orleans Airlift. The project integrates interactive “playable” musical architecture that can be used by performing musicians and our local community. New Orleans artists Delaney Martin and Taylor Lee Shepherd created The Music Box Village, after Hurricane Katrina to help their community recover. The Music Box on Main Street here will draw our community and visitors to Prattsville’s Main Street, as it continues to come back to life in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Delaney and Taylor will be joined by sound artists from New York City and the Catskill Mountains for the two day premiere of the Music Box, which includes a musical staircase, sonic brooms, playable library books and a call and response to the town’s noon fire alarm. The project has received major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Greene County, as well as our local community. Please get in touch with Nancy if you can and/or want to support the Art Center in any manner.

From Carolyn Bennett: The Zadock Pratt Museum is looking for photos and brief accounts of Hurricane Irene from Prattsville residents who would be willing to share them for an exhibit entitled “Prattsville Afloat,” which will open at the Museum on Aug. 27 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Flood. We’ve designed a “community room” where individuals and families can come and post their stories and photos on foam core that has been attached to the walls. Anyone interested can call the Zadock Pratt Museum at 518-299-3395.

The East Jewett UMC is continuing their Huge Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24. Featured is a bag sale, $4 for a large bag and the 5th bag is free. The Church is located at 2252 Rt 23C, East Jewett. Check out their treasures and support their good works.

Tom and Ursula Gurley Lindley are the grandparents of baby girl Blayke Monroe Lindley, born July 10, weighing in at 6 lbs. 11 oz and measuring 19 inches. Blayke joins older brother Jackson to round out the family dynamics. Ursula and Tom had just returned home to Missouri from Indiana and had just missed being there for the birth. They were there planning the wedding of daughter Katie and Mark which will take place May 28, 2022.

Happy Birthday to Chrissy Thorington, Brianne Cross and Karen Aurigema on July 17. On July 20 we wish Javin Traver and Arnold Jaeger a very Happy Birthday. On July 21 we send Happy Birthday wishes to John Baker and Kaitlyn Cross and twin cousins Lukas Pruyn and Arabella Gurley (figure it out). Happy Birthday to Alexis Marsh and Dave Rikard on July 22. Happy Anniversary to Eddie and Lisa Zimmerman on July 20. Happy Anniversary to Gene and Deb Brainerd on July 23.

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