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Dry Brook Ridge hike June 7

Join The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in a celebration of National Trails Day on a hike up the Dry Brook Ridge Trail on Saturday, June 7.
The fabled Dry Brook Ridge overlooks Arkville and runs from Margaretville and the East Branch of the Delaware River south over Balsam Lake Mountain to the Beaver Kill. This difficult 15-mile hike will be split into two sections, allowing participants the opportunity to join one or both legs of the journey.


Delaware County art tour to hit the road June 7

Delaware County has a growing community of artists and art galleries. The 3rd Annual Delaware County Gallery Tour on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will create a full-day event enabling visitors from outside the local area to drive through participating towns and villages, enjoying the magnificent countrysides, while en route to galleries spread throughout Delaware County.


Century celebration

Rosa Bauer celebrated her 100th birthday at Mountainside Residential Care Center yesterday. A native of Karlsruhe, Germany, Rosa has been a resident of Mountainside for the past six years. Her daughter, Eleanore Heinrich, is a resident of Andes.


Water bottles available for tests

Homeowners seeking to have their water tested for coliform/E.coli bacteria at the Catskill Regional Water Testing Laboratory (CRWTL) in Delhi can now pick up free collection bottles and instructions at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) office at 905 Main Street in Margaretville.


DURR stokes up for new rail season

The Catskill Mountains spring back to life on Memorial Day weekend, as cars at the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure.
“Whether you’re a mountain regular or a first time visitor, you haven’t truly experienced authentic mountain life until you and your family enjoy a ride on the rails. You’ll be transported back in time with the rhythmic rumble and clatter that once ferried folks throughout these hills and valleys,” commented Executive Director Dave Riordan.


Open Eye Theater fund-raiser rolls Sunday on DURR

The Open Eye Theater invites you aboard the Memorial Day Express for an evening of motion, magic and mystery! The historic Delaware and Ulster Railroad train pulls out of the Arkville station at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.


Opinions are heavily negative at public hearings about wind project

By Julia Green

They had lots to say and what they said was overwhelmingly negative.

The majority of comments made by area residents at two public hearings held by the Roxbury Planning Board regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Moresville Wind Project last week were given by those opposed to the project.


CWC announces education grant funding

 

Twenty-seven education grants totaling nearly $135,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors. The awards will go to schools and nonprofit organizations serving school age students in the Catskills and in New York City. 


Delaware Dems honor Coddington

Tom Coddington of Andes will be honored as the 2008 Delaware County Democrat of the Year at the committee’s annual dinner. DCDC Chairman Cindy Lockrow said, “We are very proud to recognize Tom for this honor. The Democratic Party is indeed the ‘party of the people’; Tom’s quiet, steadfast service and dedication to this organization is admirable, and we look forward to Tom’s continued involvement. His expertise as the communications committee chair has been invaluable as part of our core efforts to raise awareness of the political process in Delaware County."


Day Camp open houses May 4 and 18 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville has planned a series of open houses for its Day Camp programs. Day Camp Open Houses are scheduled on Sundays, May 4 and May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Frost Valley’s renowned Day Camp program will run on the following dates: June 30 through July 11, July 14 through 25, July 28 through August 8, August 11 through 22 and August 25 through 29.


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