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SK teams bring home sectional hoop crowns

By John Bernhardt
The landscape of Section IV was painted a deep shade of South Kortright Blue Saturday in Binghamton. With one side of The Arena packed with loyal basketball enthusiasts from South Kortright, both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams captured Class D, Section IV championship titles. The Rams will take their twin championship show to the New York State Tournament in back-to-back regional championship contests Saturday at SUNY Cortland.


Arc of Delaware County held adaptive ski program

This winter marked the second consecutive year that Belleayre Ski Center has operated an adaptive ski program to teach people from The Arc of Delaware County how to ski. Roughly 10 people from the Arkville program participated, some of whom have been confined to wheelchairs their entire lives. There were also a number of participants from the Walton program.


Maple Hike on tap Sunday at Frost Valley

Claryville — A Maple Sugar Hike is planned at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, March 15 starting at 1 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a late winter hike amidst the Catskill Mountain high peaks and get a firsthand look at Frost Valley’s maple sugaring activities. The hike will cover all phases of the sugaring operation - from the tap to the sugar shack, where nature’s sweetest product is produced locally each year by the Frost Valley staff and a hearty force of sugar-loving volunteers.


DEC extends Belleayre ski season

By Jay Braman Jr.
At a time when every dollar counts, the owners of local lodges and eateries received welcome news this week when it was announced that Belleayre Mountain Ski Center would remain open longer than originally planned.


Delaware leads gains in big game success

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County hunters led the way in a statewide surge in deer take during the 2008 season. The deer take in Delaware increased nearly 24 percent overall and the buck take was up about 19 percent, according to figures released last week by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These figures were much higher than the overall state increase in the deer harvest that went from 219,141 to 222,979.


CWC assisting boating program aimed at Cannonsville Reservoir

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on March 3 authorized the allocation of $150,000 from the Catskill Fund for the Future (CFF) to support a new pilot program allowing recreational boating on the Cannonsville Reservoir.


Belleayre Hall of Fame inductees are announced

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Boston Culinary Group this week announced the 2009 inductees to the third annual Belleayre Hall of Fame. Judy Shiner, Bill Hornbeck and Carl Lumbaca have been named to have their portraits appear on the wall in Belleayre’s upper lodge alongside inductees from the past two years.


Frost Valley YMCA hosts Women's Wellness Weekend

Claryville —Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville will host its seventh annual Women’s Wellness Weekend from March 27-29.

The weekend amidst the idyllic atmosphere of the Catskill Mountain High Peaks presents a chance for participants to choose from a variety of workshops while also benefiting from the relaxing surroundings


Flights of Fancy: Folk art at DCHA

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association will open a new exhibit in the Elijah Thomas Gallery, Flights of Fancy, focusing on the bird carvings of the late Charles Albert. An opening wine and cheese reception will take place at the museum on Friday afternoon, March 6 from 4 until 6 p.m.


Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost valley

Claryville — The seventh annual Women’s Wellness Weekend at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville from March 27-29 offers a unique opportunity for women of all ages to get away, recharge and hear from a panel of wellness presenters geared toward giving them the tools for a healthier life.


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