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Book signing at Catskill Flies to benefit Catskill Fly Fishing Center

Jeffrey Antonucci will sign copies of his book “Deep Within a Blueberry Sky,” at Catskill Flies, 6 Stewart Avre., Roscoe, NY, on Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thanks to Jeffrey and Joe Rist of Catskill Flies, $5 from each book sold Saturday will be donated to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum.

According to the website, “Deep Within a Blueberry Sky” exemplifies the quintessential elements of what the selfless acts of giving and teaching, both profound offerings of love really signify and the tremendous good that comes as a result.

Fishing and the Catskills figure in the story that “Poppy Tom and, as we come to realize, his now deceased wife Grandma Jennie, designed for their granddaughter. The reader is escorted along with Sarah through a world where good grows on trees like so many green leaves and there are no-limits to what one can do, as long as they believe in themselves, in spite of any challenges they may think they have and what a jaded world says they have,” according to the website.

Jeffrey J. Antonucci followed in the footsteps of his father, uncle, and grandfather, all master tradesmen, by working in construction as a bricklayer. It wasn’t until the idea for this story came to Jeff, as he tells it, like a slideshow before his eyes, that he ever even thought of writing, what would become, this novel.

Up until that point, Jeff’s writings consisted of small personal pieces and poems for family members and friends. In addition, for the time he was employed as a senior facilities manager for a European corporation, Jeff composed email communications that were creative and fun to read, yet conveyed information that was pertinent to the safety and well-being of the 400-plus people that worked at that facility.

Jeff attributes his ability to write this story, which speaks to the infinite power of love, to the love and devotion given to him by his incredible parents, Sarah and Thomas, to his four brothers and their beautiful families, to all of his extended family, and to so many friends that, to Jeff, are like family, too. He also attributes it to the immense love, support, and unflinching commitment given to Jeff by his wonderful and amazing wife and children, and their little dog, for not only this endeavor, but for always and forever.

A supporter of the CFFCM, Jeff was among the volunteers who helped on the recent project to replace planks on the bridge.

John Kovach