Community

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.


DCHA will offer basket weaving workshop Jan. 11

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) will offer a basket weaving workshop on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Real Estate Changes: December 25, 2013

Contemporary barn
Having an offer on their Roxbury home, Alex and Betty Wilcox were ready to make a commitment on a contemporary barn located in Bovina, that they had seen with real estate sales person, Carol Spinelli of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties. The home and architecture were absolutely perfect for them. They were anxious to close as soon as possible and with Carol's help, the transaction went smoothly and closed this past week. This property was exclusively listed and sold by Carol Spinelli of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.


"Selections" show Zooms to Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Local artist Christopher Engel will open a show of his work, “Selections,” on New Year’s Day at Zoom Gallery.
After studying at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and at the Art Students League in New York, Engel was awarded two residencies at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, one of the first art colonies in the United States.


Winter concert delights Andes community

By Cheryl Petersen
Turning to the audience with a big grin on her face, Band Director Tamara Titch asked, “Aren’t they great?” The audience applauded in agreement. The Andes Central School students indeed had the energy and talent to perform a fantastic Winter Concert, along with Tamara Titch and Choral Director, Sandra Reynolds, both teaching for 10 years, and piano accompanist, Janice Armstrong.


Snowmobile Safety Class will be offered on Jan. 11

North Blenheim — The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will be the site of a New York State-certified snowmobile safety course on Saturday, January 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The course will provide fundamental information for snowmobilers to ensure both their safety and that of other trail users. Successful completion of the course will result in the award of a New York State Snowmobile Safety Certificate. It is free and open to anyone 10 years of age or older.


Cold water fishing and boating economic impacts under study

Delhi — The Delaware County Economic Development Agency and Friends of the Upper Delaware River are engaged in conducting a study of the economic impact of the cold-water fishery that now exists on the Delaware River’s upper sections, including the East and West branches.
The study has been underway for approximately two months and an on-line business survey is now being conducted to gather further information that will quantify those economic impacts, which are believed, based on preliminary research, to be in excess of $200 million.


$1.3 million grant awarded for Margaretville Best Western

By Joe Moskowitz

The Next Best Western: The Margaretville Motel will be razed and a 62-room Best Western motel will be erected on the site if Margaretville Lodging LLC obtains the balance of funding for the project. The corporation was awarded a $1.3 million grant toward the project last week. — Photo by Dick SanfordThe Next Best Western: The Margaretville Motel will be razed and a 62-room Best Western motel will be erected on the site if Margaretville Lodging LLC obtains the balance of funding for the project. The corporation was awarded a $1.3 million grant toward the project last week. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Community says goodbye to radio personality Bob Ackershoek

By Joe Moskowitz
Roxbury is never going to sound the same again. The big booming voice of Bob Ackershoek has fallen silent.
Ackershoek died Friday, several days after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 62.
Ackershoek was vacationing in South Carolina when he was stricken. He had brought with him the things he loved most, Cassie Grabowski, his companion of more than 30 years, his golf clubs, and plenty of rock and roll music, undoubtedly some of it by “The Beach Boys.”

In his radio element


State Appeals court upholds Judge George’s removal from office

By Joe Moskowitz
Former Town of Middletown Justice Glen George never planned to return to the bench after his term of office ends on December 31, and now he has no choice. The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that the State Commission on Judicial Conduct was correct when it ordered George removed from office.
The 74-year-old George, citing medical problems, hasn’t heard a case since last winter. On May 1, the commission ruled that he was unfit to serve on the bench and ordered him removed.


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