Community

Detour teams with ACS for fund-raising concert

By John Bernhardt
They’ll be rocking the house again at Andes Central School. The school, which first gained musical notoriety by hosting a Hoobastank rock concert several years ago, will feature a second rock concert event. Detour, a local rock band with a legion of Delaware County fans, will be making a Detour 2 Andes on May 29 staging a three-hour concert event.


Business in the spotlight at annual chamber dinner

By Julia Green
The newly christened Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner last Wednesday at The Andes Hotel to honor a number of its members for their accomplishments and commitment to local business.
“Each one of our businesses make up the fabric of our community,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the chamber. “We have been able to grow our chamber at a time when other chambers are shrinking.”


Public invited to celebrate Mountainside anniversary

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include barbecue chicken and trimmings, music by Blues Maneuver, speakers, crafts for children, antique cars and more.


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.


"FOODPLAY" offers serious lessons for local students

By Julia Green
Judy Shiner’s grandson now prefers a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit to a cookie as a pre-bedtime snack – a change that Shiner credits to his viewing of “FOODPLAY.”
Shiner, who is a part of the Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee, was the one who suggested bringing the production to the area after hearing of the positive impact it had on her own grandchildren.


Burdick to be honored by Delaware County Democrats

Delhi — When the Delaware County Democratic Comm-ittee holds its annual dinner on Saturday, June 20 at the SUNY Delhi Hospitality Center, it will present its “Peg Pandick Woman of the Year” award to Pandick’s current successor as the county election commissioner.


VanValkenburgh to sign autographs at Purple Mountain

Fleischmanns — Ward Eastman is back. Norman Van Valkenburgh’s surveyor-sleuth, the only surveyor in American mystery fiction, once again follows clues to unravel decades-old murders, this time in the Esopus Valley during construction of the Ashokan Reservoir and in the Millbrook Valley before the coming of the Pepacton Reservoir.


Cooperative venture places spotlight on "wellness"

By Brian Sweeney
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has completed a whirlwind of events to commemorate Wellness Week. The auxiliary has the goal of promoting spiritual, social and emotional wellness through an ongoing series of community events.
This year featured almost daily activities as the auxiliary continued to work in cooperation with a growing number of organizations that has similar goals.
John Riedl, who chairs the auxiliary’s wellness committee, said his group was very pleased with the Wellness Week programming.


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