Community

Rescued dog in need of medical aid

By Jay Braman Jr.
Riley, a young Staffordshire terrier, needs help.
He needs a couple of things actually, one being a permanent home, since he’s in the care of the Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort (SAVE), a town sponsored organization that houses strays out behind town hall, next to the recycling center along the shore of the Esopus.
DOGGY SOS: Shandaken Animal Control Officer Nancy Hudler comforts Riley outside the chain link hotel he calls home. Riley needs surgery, but the town can’t afford to have it done.DOGGY SOS: Shandaken Animal Control Officer Nancy Hudler comforts Riley outside the chain link hotel he calls home. Riley needs surgery, but the town can’t afford to have it done.


Maple Event March 15 at NYPA

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Mine Kill State Park will host a free backyard maple sugaring event on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center.
Join the fun and learn how to choose and tap the proper tree, collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup at home. One lucky visitor will win an eight-ounce jar of genuine Catskill maple syrup.
Admission and parking are always free, but reservations are required. Call 518 827-8690 for reservations or more information.


Paulina Cowan spends spring break helping rebuild in New Orleans

Paulina Cowan of Roxbury is one of 13 students from The College of Saint Rose who are spending an Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans helping citizens of the city continue to rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The 13 students are volunteering with lowernine.org in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the hardest-hit parts of the city. They are helping homeowners rehabilitate and build homes in what remains the most devastated neighborhood in New Orleans.


Auxiliary meets March 13

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a General Meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 3-4 p.m. in the Club Med Room at Mountainside. All members are welcome. The board’s Executive Committee will meet from 4-5 p.m.
Mountainside is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville.


New CMN Poll asks "Where do you call home?"

By Trish Adams
A new poll on the Catskill Mountain News website (www.catskillmountainnews.com) lets readers identify their home base. With more than 15 choices, from around the hills to around the tri-state area and even a “snowbird” connection, the hope is that hardly any readers will have to choose “other.”


Rockettes' show ticket sales benefit Christmas project

The Margaretville Community Christmas Project is sponsoring a trip to New York City to see the new production “Heart & Lights,” featuring the Rockettes, on Saturday, May 3.
The charter bus outing will include tickets to the show at Radio City Music Hall and then allow participants approximately four hours of shopping and dining.


Blood Drive Scheduled for March 28

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will sponsor a Blood Drive on Friday, March 28 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside’s Club Med Room.
Support your hospital and community by donating blood. Walk-ins are welcome.
Please call 1-800-RedCross or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. For additional information please call Eleanor Aulino at 845 586-4029.
Mountainside is located at 42158 State Highway 28, Margaretville.


Writers in the Mountains host workshops about writing your own story

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) announces its popular six-week workshop The Significance of Story: Threads of Revelation with Carol Little at the Andes Public Library, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., from April 7 to May 12.
Says Little, “Every person’s story is unique, no matter what shared experiences we have had.  We are changed and shaped by what we experience—by our choices, our circumstances, and by things that simply happen as we maneuver through life. Stories have personal meaning, turning points and markers.


RCS will reveal proposed capital project on March 13

By Trish Adams
Superintendent Tom O’Brien and architect William Taylor will be “top of the bill” at a Thursday, March 13 Roxbury Central School Board meeting, where they will make a presentation about a proposed capital project that will be on the ballot at the RCS budget vote and election on May 20. The meeting was rescheduled from its regular Wednesday date.
There will also be a presentation on the proposed 2014-15 school budget at that meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.


Hrazanek facing 11 charges for environmental violations

By Joe Moskowitz
The embattled owner of a local auto-salvage business now has a legal fight on his hands. William Hrazanek, 68, of Fleischmanns is facing criminal charges, which could result in jail time and fines.
Hrazanek was arraigned in Town of Middletown Justice Court last week on a total of 11 charges, eight of which are misdemeanors. 
Tiring Troubles: Storing more than 1000 tires is but one of almost a dozen environmentally-related charges leveled at the Fleischmanns businessman.Tiring Troubles: Storing more than 1000 tires is but one of almost a dozen environmentally-related charges leveled at the Fleischmanns businessman.


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