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Legion baseball teams start games June 8

Delhi — The Delaware County American Legion Junior Baseball season will begin play on Monday, June 8 with all eight-league teams in action.


Margaretville native Max Finberg named to Obama administration post

By Julia Green
In 1988, Max Finberg was walking the hallways of Margaretville Central School, preparing to graduate and head to Tufts University near Boston. Now, 21 years later, he’s walking the streets of Washington, D.C., as the newest appointee to a post within the Obama administration. Finberg, the son of Mike and Joanne Finberg of Margaretville, was recently named Director of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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.


More campers planning Catskill hikes this year

By Jay Braman Jr.
It might be the economy, or perhaps fuel prices, or even the lure of the region or all of the above, but one thing is for sure: there will be more visitors to the Catskills this summer.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced an increase in reservations for campsite space statewide, both in the number of campers and the length of stay planned.


Local school budgets approved

By Julia Green
What they asked for, they got.
All three area school budgets that were proposed for the 2009-2010 school year were approved in Tuesday's vote, in which all propositions were given the green light and all unopposed candidates for Board of Education seats were elected.


First Ride-n-Peak event rolls smoothly

By Julia Green
Ninety-eight riders turned out for Saturday’s first-ever Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak event in Margaretville, a bike event to benefit the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
“It went very well,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was one of the collaborators for the event, along with the MARK Project, the KAATS Foundation, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Plattekill Mountain and Delaware County Tourism.
“Feedback was extremely positive and people wanted to see more of the same kind of event,” O’Beirne added.


Marshall Tucker to rock at Delhi

Delhi — In conjunction with the 2009 Art & Soul of the Catskills Festival, the Marshall Tucker Band will be performing at 7 p.m. on August 15, at the Clark Sports Center, SUNY Delhi. Local band, Blues Maneuver, will be opening.


Barn survey planned for summer

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


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