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2009 Relay for Life a huge success

By Mike Porter
Seven years ago, when Delaware County first decided to hold a Relay For Life, the offices of the American Cancer Society felt that a small rural county like Delaware could possibly raise $20,000 to $30,000 annually. In spite of predictions about amount of fund raising possible, the Delaware County Relay For Life has exceeded its goals each year.


Roadside Cleanup Day in Big Indian

Twenty-six adult volunteers and 10 children from Big Indian/Oliverea assembled Saturday in front of the hamlet’s fire department prior to conducting a morning-long roadside cleanup. The volunteers covered a two-mile stretch along Route 28 running through Big Indian and a four-mile stretch along Route 47 running south past Oliverea. The day’s event was organized by the Big Indian/Oliverea Beautification Committee chaired by Martie Gailes.


Free testing at hospital health fair

Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital's Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Golf tourney in Delhi May 8

Delhi — The annual Big Wheels Golf Tournament, held at the Delhi College Golf Course will take place on Friday, May 8, according to the Big Wheels tournament committee. The event serves as a primary fund-raiser for programs and services which provide assistance to Delaware County senior citizens.


Upcoming workshops from Writers in the Mountains

Upcoming workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will explore the wellsprings of creativity and the craft of poetry.
The Wild Mind emphasizes the writing process over product by having participants create and expose themselves to visual images, sound bytes and tactile media, to enhance and enliven their writing.


Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


Honor mom and help the Humane Society

Delhi — Mother’s Day is approaching fast and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) has some great gift giving ideas. Give the gift that gives twice, lasts a lifetime and is one-of-a-kind. Be a part of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society’s Heart Walk and show Mom what she really means to you.
This Mother’s Day, honor your mother or grandmother and help the animals at the same time.


Car big prize at Chamber golf tourney

Delhi — Shoot for a Hole in One and win a car, sponsored by chamber member Country Club Automotive Group at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course on June 4.


Cornell study suggests farm exemptions lagging

By Matthew J. Perry
An ongoing study by Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests that Delaware County’s remaining farmers generally do not receive sufficient tax exemptions on prime soil and working land in general.
Study findings were presented at the county board of supervisors meeting on April 8. Amy Kenyon, who led the discussion, pointed out that agricultural exemptions are determined by individual assessors, and that oversights often are not due to systemic problems or biases in the state or county taxation methods.


Big Wheels tourney set at Delhi links

Delhi — The annual Big Wheels Golf Tournament, held at the Delhi College Golf Course will take place on Friday, May 8, according to the Big Wheels tournament committee.
The event serves as a primary fund-raiser for programs and services which provide assistance to Delaware County senior citizens.


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