Community

Phoenicia to lose health services

By Jay Braman Jr.
Maverick West Family Health expects to close its Phoenicia office early next year and relocate to larger facilities in Boiceville.


Melanie Williams and Jerry Warner III engaged

The parents of Melanie Williams and Jerry Warner III have announced the engagement of their children. Melanie is the daughter of Edward and the late Leigh Williams of Denver. Jerry is the son of Jerry and Linda Warner Jr. of Stamford.


Margaretville Hospital begins renovation and expansion

Emergency Dept. updates, Women’s Health Center, ambulance garage work
among projects underway

Margaretville — Work is underway to expand and modernize Margaretville Hospital’s Emergency Department, create a Women’s Health Center within the hospital and to refurbish the ambulance garage. The construction began mid-December and is expected to be completed by early April 2010.


RCS grad earns honors scholarship

Jonathan Dykstra, a senior at Roxbury Central School, has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2010-11 school year.


Life on Regal-Hill: December 30, 2009

by Gail Hillriegel
Well, we just finished the last birthday before Christmas here at Regal-Hill. Yes, George just had his birthday. Allegra made his cake, an orange-raisin kind that his mother used to make. Then I just made an ordinary uncooked white frosting for it.


Cross-country & snowshoeing program offered

A program on Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Catskills will be held from Sunday-Friday, Jan. 24-29 (also offered February 21-26 and February 28-March 5) at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville.


Benefit concert Jan. 10 for African service trip

There will be a benefit concert on January 10 to raise funds for area youth and adults who will be traveling to West Africa in July to help some of the neediest children of Ghana. The concert will be at p.m. in the home of Justin and Barbara Mellon Kolb outside of Fleischmanns and will feature performances by Justin Kolb, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown.


Looking back at the top stories of 2009

Following is a summary of the News’ top stories from January through June 16.

Week of Jan. 7-13
• Shoppers found shelves at the Margaretville A & P virtually empty over the holiday weekend as the Bridge Street grocery store prepares to close, making way for a new Freshtown scheduled to open by early February.
• After serving as mayor of Margaretville for six years, Bill Stanton has announced that he will not be seeking a fourth term.
• A proposal to build 34, 410-foot-tall commercial wind turbines on the Moresville Ridge between Roxbury and Stamford has been an ongoing topic of controversy for several years.


Toni Scheck and Chub Etts married

Chub Etts and Toni Scheck were married Christmas morning in the family home. Her son, David, and his girlfriend Rhoda were witnesses. Carol Ann Dykstra was also a guest.
Rev. Richard Dykstra performed the ceremony.
Following the ceremony the reception was catered at Cassie’s Café.


Yellowed Pages: Dec. 30, 2009

10 YEARS AGO
Wed., Dec. 8, 1999

MCS Trimming Superintendent List—A dozen local residents joined Margaretville Central School Board of Education members Monday evening to meet the first of three finalists being considered for the vacant superintendent’s post. Monday night they met Dr. Richard Hooley. Ms. Marcia Lamkin was scheduled for Tuesday night and Dr. John Gibson for Wednesday.


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