Margaretville Auxiliary hosts volunteer recognition brunch on Jan. 9

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold its General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Brunch on Thursday, Jan. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Club Med room at Mountainside.
The new slate of auxiliary officers for the 2014-2015 term, who were elected at the organization’s November 14 meeting, will be introduced. Officers for 2014 are: Susan McLean, president; Rita Herbst, first vice president; Karen Kolar, second vice president; Tony Tulumello, treasurer and Nancy Scofield, secretary.

Delaware County ARC's "Shift Happens" training aiding ARCs around the nation

“It has been a life-changing experience and process!” shared Lori Ramirez, CEO of The Arc of Fresno and Madera Counties, CA, when speaking of the training they have received from The Arc of Delaware County.
This training, known as Shift Happens, has helped organizations across the nation shift from traditional reactive approaches to positive, proactive approaches in supporting people with disabilities, and guided them in making comprehensive, culture strengthening improvements.

Humane society reopens its gift shop in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) has re-opened the doors of its gift shop in Andes. The re-opening comes after a temporary closing last fall, due to the financial strain of keeping open the old gift shop. The inventory was packaged and stored while Joanne Callahan and her husband and co-worker, Eddie Callahan, mobilized to find a solution to keep a presence of the HCHS in Andes.

Contest lights up the season

All lit up: Photo by Dick SanfordAll lit up: Photo by Dick Sanford

ALL LIT UP — In conjunction with the Holiday on Main & Shop Local Campaign, a lighting contest for businesses and homes in the Village of Margaretville was held this season.

ACS board reviewing plans for walking bridge

By Cheryl Petersen
Board members reviewed a variety of designs to reconstruct the walkway bridge to the school campus at Andes Central School at their monthly meeting last week. Architect Mike Bellows gave a presentation depicting the many possibilities and costs.

Margaretville Car Wash, closed since last summer, finally set to get cleaning again

By Joe Moskowitz
If you can find a clean car in the Margaretville area, chances are it recently returned from out of the area or it was rained on last weekend.
Local car owners don’t suffer from a lack of pride of ownership, they suffer from not having a place to wash their cars, But hopefully, the Margaretville Car Wash will reopen soon. 
After closing last summer, Margaretville Car Wash owner Frank Busciglio was hoping to have it back up and running in October, but the problems he ran into were far worse than he expected, and he had expected quite a few.

Denning man gets 25-year prison term for killing girlfriend

By Jay Braman Jr.
On March 6 of this year, emergency service personnel responded to a call on Woodfield Road in a secluded portion of the already secluded Town of Denning.
Upon arrival they found 37-year-old Jamielynn Bleakley, a woman who in the past had reported domestic violence in her home. She was face down in the snow at the bottom of a small set of steps. She was wearing sweatpants, sneakers, and a T-shirt. She was covered with a blanket and sheets of plywood.

Shandaken seeks to fill planning board seat

By Jay Braman Jr.
As a new year draws closer, the Town of Shandaken is trying to get its planning board up to full membership.
The planning board consists of seven volunteer members, each with staggered seven-year terms. The board is responsible for hearing cases regarding special use permits, site plan review, lot line adjustments and subdivisions. It then must make determinations on whether those permits should be granted and what conditions or restrictions should be placed within such permits to protect the town and the quality of life of its residents.

Christmas projects spread holiday spirit in Margaretville and Roxbury

By Brian Sweeney
Food boxes were delivered to 150 area families on Saturday as part of the Margaretville Community Christmas Project.
Dozens of volunteers arrived at the Purcell Center in Margaretville and loaded their vehicles with carefully packed boxes for delivery to residents throughout the area. In addition to the food boxes, Christmas presents and gift certificates were provided for180 area children. Sweetbreads were taken to 40 recently bereaved families. Approximately 50 elderly residents received gift certificates to the Flour Patch or the Cheese Barrel.

Fairview Library offers help with electronics

Need help understanding that new electronic gift you received? Then stop into the Fairview Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. to get help finding and downloading materials. Bring your device and your questions.
The library is located at 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville. For more information, please call 845 586-3791.

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