Community

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.


Real Estate Changes: December 30, 2009

Jefferson Farmette
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Foglia have sold their beautiful Farmette in Jefferson on 30 acres to Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson of Manhattan. This property was exclusively listed and sold by Robert E. Lawrence of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.


A Catskill Catalog: December 30, 2009

by Bill Birns
“Off with the old year, on with the new!” So read the headline in the Catskill Mountain News 100 years ago this week, as the second decade of the 20th Century was about to begin. That exuberant line appeared below a pen and ink drawing featuring the exciting newness of the time – Old Man 1909 driving away in one of those new-fangled automobiles, and Baby 1910 arriving in an even newer-fangled bi-plane flying machine.


Hinchey wants water quality protected from gas drilling

By Jay Braman Jr.
U.S. Representative Mau-rice Hinchey has told the state Department of Environmental Conser-vation (DEC) that he has numerous concerns about drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in the Catskill Mountains and has issued comments outlining 11 steps that he believes must be taken before any drilling is allowed.


Laurens downs Lady Rockets to spoil gritty comeback effort

Roxbury’s Rachel Meckes looks to pass to a teammate: by Dick SanfordRoxbury’s Rachel Meckes looks to pass to a teammate: by Dick Sanford
Story and photos by Dick Sanford
Laurens 31 - Roxbury 29
It isn’t every day that the Roxbury Lady Rockets’ basketball team draws a comparison to the Minnesota Vikings’ football club but both teams suffered similar fates Monday when each fell badly behind in the first half, played brilliantly in the second half to tie the score at the buzzer and then lost in overtime.


Pine Hill Center hosting census job sessions

The Pine Hill Community Center will be hosting application and testing sessions for work with the U.S. Census Bureau every Wednesday morning through January at 10 a.m. sharp. These jobs are temporary and begin towards the spring of 2010. They pay quite well and also reimburse mileage.
They will take walk-ins but strongly encourage you to reserve a spot by calling 866 861-2010.


Bowling: Dec. 30, 2009

Organization League
12/21/09 W L

Margaretville Bowl 37 23
ROCKO 35 25
VanLoan Enterprises 30.5 29.5
Average Joes 30 30
Howard Fairbairn Lum. 29 31
T-Bar Saloon 28 32
Water Guy 26.5 33.5
Erickson Automotive 24 36


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