Community

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.


Congressman Murphy visits Delhi

Delhi — A receptive crowd gathered at the Crossroads Café & Coffee Bar in Delhi last Saturday at 11 a.m. to attend Congressman Scott Mur-phy’s first “Congress at Your Corner” in Delaware County.
Delaware County Board of Supervisors Chair, Jim Eisel, introduced Murphy to the room of constituents that included Andes Supervisor, Marty Donnelly, and Delaware County Dem-ocratic Committee Chair, Cindy Lockrow-Shimmerling.


Day Camp Open House as Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will host a Day Camp Open House on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children and parents will receive tours and information about Frost Valley’s renowned day camp. Lunch is included.


Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Pakatakan Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, opens on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which is starting its 18th season, operates every Saturday through mid-October. Admission is free. Special events will be planned throughout the season.


Hospital's health fair offered screenings, community info

By Brian Sweeney
More than 125 members of the public took advantage of the free services provided at Margaretville Hospital’s annual Spring Health on May 8. The Health Fair was a cooperative effort that involved hospital staff, plus representatives of several outside agencies, who teamed to provide complimentary services and literature on numerous topics.


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