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Spring Sporting Weekend at YMCA

Claryville — A Spring Sporting Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA on June 20 and 21 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course, along with a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday.


Legion teams get into swing of a new season

By Julia Green
Local baseball players didn’t get much of a break when the school baseball season came to a close recently, as the Legion baseball season is already in full swing.
“It’s an easy continuation of the high school season,” said Rick Funck, who coaches the Margaretville Legion team. Funck’s squad features 10 players from his MCS varsity squad, as well as five players from the school’s modified program. Two players from Onteora and one first-time player round out the roster to its maximum of 18 players.


BOCES, Margaretville Hospital team for health care

Margaretville —The Northern Catskills Occu-pational Center in Grand Gorge and staff at Margaretville Hospital are again teaming up for an innovative program that gives students a firsthand glimpse into the health care world.


Painting and Buddhism focus of lecture series

DAA Gallery will host the second Artist Lecture Series in Delhi, featuring local artist Valley Fox in “A Buddhist Point of View” on Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. Valley Fox, a Buddhist from Trout Creek, will discuss painting and its relation to Buddhism.


Burn ban proposal revised by DEC

By Jay Braman Jr.
After a one-year review, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a revised plan for regulating open burning.
In an effort to reduce the impacts of pollutants such as dioxins, particulate matter and carbon monoxide and to limit the risks of wildfires, the DEC announced plans last June to extend a ban on open burning statewide beyond the current ban for any municipality with a population of 20,000, a law in effect since 1972.


Community Chorale to perform two shows

The Community Chorale of the Catskills will present performances of its spring concert this week. On Friday, June 12, the chorale will be at Roxbury Central School and on Saturday, June 13 they will perform at Margaretville Central School. Both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. and there is no admission charge for either concert.


Hinchey, Murphy, DiNapoli among Democratic Dinner guests

Delhi — Several invited guests will be in attendance at the Delaware County Democratic dinner on Saturday, June 20 at the SUNY Delhi Hospitality Center.
Those expected to speak to those gathered are state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; Representatives in Congress Scott Murphy (D-20-Glens Falls) and Maurice Hinchey (D-22-Hurley); June O’Neil, the state Democratic committee chair; and Irene Stein, who chairs the state Rural Democrats.


Head Start students get jump on art lessons

By Julia Green
Ben Stiller’s latest museum installment, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” hit theaters on May 22, but some local schoolchildren enjoyed their own take on the concept last Wednesday.
Arkville Head Start students participated in “Family Night at the Museum” Wednesday morning at the Arkville Firehall. The event incorporated “Picturing America,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that offers a set of 40 high-quality, color reproductions of American art that range from paintings, sculpture, photographs and architecture to book arts, decorative arts and fine crafts.


Hunter training, Women in Outdoors at Sporting Weekend

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA’s Spring Sporting Weekend on June 20 and 21 will include a two-day Hunter Safety Course, along with a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday.
The Hunter Safety Course (for rifle hunters) will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants must attend both days to receive certification. Dan Raczak will be the lead instructor. The initial day will involve primarily classroom instruction, with the second day including some shooting at Frost Valley’s rifle range.


Slow-pitch softball league organizational meeting set

An organizational meeting for a newly forming Fleischmanns softball league will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fleischmanns ball field. The slow-pitch league will be open to men and women over 17 years of age with the number of games to be played yet to be determined.


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