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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.


Coalition to Save Belleyare wants stimulus money

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Coalition to Save Belleayre wants federal economic stimulus funds to be used at the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is expected to provide $24.6 billion in additional funding for Medicaid, education, infrastructure and “shovel-ready” projects throughout New York State. Joe Kelly, chairman of the Coalition to Save Belleayre, says the ski center’s expansion fits the bill.


"Keeping Mr. Lincoln" performances begin run Friday at The Open Eye

Margaretville — In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, and his remarkable life, The Open Eye Theater presents Sandra Fenichel Asher’s new play “Keeping Mr. Lincoln,” directed by Amie Brockway. There will be six performances only from Friday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 8, at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.


Flights of Fancy: Folk Art Exhibit to open at Delaware County Historical Association

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. The exhibit, which is free to members of the public, will remain open through early July.


Free financial seminars for Chamber members

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will be holding free to chamber members, “Business Survival in Delaware County.” Chamber members Steve McCarthy and Chris Gaddis will discuss the state of our current economy. “This is a two-part seminar,” stated Mary Beth Silano, executive director of the county chamber. “I’m grateful to have members who are offering their expertise to try and help fellow members during these hard economic times,” Silano continued.
The first part of this series will be held on March 26 at the Delaware County eCenter conference room from 7 to 9 p.m.


Walton gets stormwater grant; Phoenicia CWC loan is OK'ed

Margaretville — The Town of Walton will receive funding for three storm water improvement projects following action by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Feb. 3.
A total of $290,742 from the CWC’s Storm Water Retrofit Program will assist the town in stabilizing road banks and ditches, installing culverts, and improving drainage infrastructure on Bob Gould and Walton Mountain roads, and the Oxbow Hollow drainage basin, which includes Oxbow Hollow, Budine Hill and Crawford roads.


Pairings announced for Section IV tournament

Following is the schedule for the first- and second-round match-ups in the 2009 Section IV Class D high school basketball tournament.


Trip around the world makes its way to Mexico

This is the third installment in a series following New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner and her sister, Sandy Holsten, as they sail around the world in 90 days.

By Fran Faulkner
Preparations for the Queen Mary 2 to sail away from Callao began at 6 p.m.  Tugboats turned the ship around and headed it out to sea. Then, as we were leaving the harbor, the pilot boat arrived to pick up the pilot who had boarded earlier to guide us out of the harbor. 


Regional ski cooperation plans starting to take shape

By Jay Braman Jr.
After months of Hatfield and McCoy style feuding, the ski centers in Ulster and Greene counties are warming to the idea of working together to attract more visitors. And along the way one ski center in Delaware County has gotten involved too.


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