Community

Local school budgets pass with RCS building plan approved and Warner elected to MCS board

By Joe Moskowitz
Voters in three area school districts overwhelmingly approved 2014-15 school-year budgets last Tuesday.
One of the schools is also buying a bus, another is going to repair a 75-year-old building, and a third continues to turn over members of its board of education.


Headwaters History Days planned June 7-8

Fifteen museums, landmark structures and historic sites will be open for tours, exhibits and special programs June 7 and 8 when Headwaters History Days celebrates the heritage, culture, folklife and landscape of the East Branch Delaware River towns of Middletown, Roxbury and Andes.
A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7  in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.A noontime walking tour on Sunday, June 7 in the hamlet of Roxbury will include the riverside Kirkside Park, the exquisite 1896 Dutch Reformed Church, built by the children of Jay Gould, and other notable landmarks.


Impressive Turkey Toms taken by young hunters


OPENING DAY GOBBLER — Angela Davis of Margaretville shot this old tom turkey while hunting with her father Pat on Saturday morning on the Utter farm in Millbrook.  The turkey had a nine-inch beard and one and one-eighth-inch long spurs. The tom weighed approximately 20 pounds. — Contributed photo


BBQ, Bourbon and Bingo to benefit Phoenicia Library

By Jay Braman Jr.
It seems that there’s no end to the creativity of those trying to raise funds for a worthy cause in the Catskills.
The most recent one to draw attention is a Bingo/Barbecue/ Bourbon mash up slated for Sunday, April 27 at the Peeka­moose Restaurant and Tap Room on Route 28 in Big Indian. A benefit for the Phoenicia Library, which burned a couple years back and is now being rebuilt, this shindig promises to be as fun as it is unique.


Auxiliary hosts blood drive 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.


ARC celebrates "Everybody Can" contest

March is National Developmental Disability Awareness Month. There is no time more fitting to celebrate all that local students have learned about developmental and other disabilities as a result of their participation in the “Everybody Can” contest hosted by The Arc of Delaware County and Delta Kappa Gamma.
RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Pam Thompson, at left, from contest co-host Delta Kappa Gamma and Barbara Thompson, community relations assistant at The Arc of Delaware County, admire a contest entry. — Submitted photoRAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Pam Thompson, at left, from contest co-host Delta Kappa Gamma and Barbara Thompson, community relations assistant at The Arc of Delaware County, admire a contest entry. — Submitted photo


All Stars named for basketball and skiing

The Delaware League has announced boys’ and girls’ all-star teams in basketball and skiing for the 2013-14 sports season.
Those boys earning first-team recognition in basketball are Matt Finne of Davenport, Zach Perry, and Christian Cooper of Gilboa-Conesville, Kyle Short of Margaretville, Griff Metzko of South Kortright and Gregg Mattice of Stamford.
Kyle ShortKyle Short


Hackers target local card holders

By Joe Moskowitz
Dozens of area people and several local banks are struggling with a wave of stolen credit and debit card account numbers.
Arkville resident Terry Johnson told the News Monday that within minutes after using his bankcard locally, someone in Florida made a purchase using his account number. His bank’s security system spotted the transaction right away and there have been no more unauthorized charges on his account.


Margaretville Senior Meals celebrates 40 years

Anniversary of good eats on St. Patrick's DayAnniversary of good eats on St. Patrick's Day
The Margaretville Senior Meals Site, located in the basement of the Methodist Church and operated by the Delaware County Office for the Aging, celebrated its 40th anniversary Monday with a festive St. Patrick’s Day luncheon.


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