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Auxiliary Thrift Shop features March sales

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a March Out Like a Lamb Sale starting March 22 and running through March 31.
All spring/summer items will be on sale for half off regular prices. Great deals and many items to choose from! The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main Street, Margaretville. Hours are: Monday-Saturday from noon-4 p.m. For additional information, please call 845 586-3737.


Organic Valley Coop reps speak with regional dairy farmers

By Cheryl Petersen
Representatives from the Organic Valley Cooperative recently spoke to regional farmers interested in a future of organic farming.
Attendee and Arkville farmer, Sally Fairbairn said, “Our farm has been in my husband’s family for 100 years. We graze dairy heifers and I wanted to look into the option of going organic.” After the meeting, Fairbairn added, “Twenty years ago, organic dairying would be very difficult, but this information shows that a support system has been set up to make it workable.”


Roxbury Business Association mixer planned for March 25

Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its monthly business mixer and networking event on Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m., at Roxbury Wine and Spirits store, located in the Old Bank Building, next to Queens Mountain Café in Roxbury.
Dare to Share - Roxbury Dream Campaign will continue with new dreamers and new ideas, and will introduce a panel on tourism, local history and the Catskills’ long-time connection to New York City.


Rescued dog in need of medical aid

By Jay Braman Jr.
Riley, a young Staffordshire terrier, needs help.
He needs a couple of things actually, one being a permanent home, since he’s in the care of the Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort (SAVE), a town sponsored organization that houses strays out behind town hall, next to the recycling center along the shore of the Esopus.
DOGGY SOS: Shandaken Animal Control Officer Nancy Hudler comforts Riley outside the chain link hotel he calls home. Riley needs surgery, but the town can’t afford to have it done.DOGGY SOS: Shandaken Animal Control Officer Nancy Hudler comforts Riley outside the chain link hotel he calls home. Riley needs surgery, but the town can’t afford to have it done.


Maple Event March 15 at NYPA

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Mine Kill State Park will host a free backyard maple sugaring event on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center.
Join the fun and learn how to choose and tap the proper tree, collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup at home. One lucky visitor will win an eight-ounce jar of genuine Catskill maple syrup.
Admission and parking are always free, but reservations are required. Call 518 827-8690 for reservations or more information.


Paulina Cowan spends spring break helping rebuild in New Orleans

Paulina Cowan of Roxbury is one of 13 students from The College of Saint Rose who are spending an Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans helping citizens of the city continue to rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The 13 students are volunteering with lowernine.org in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the hardest-hit parts of the city. They are helping homeowners rehabilitate and build homes in what remains the most devastated neighborhood in New Orleans.


Auxiliary meets March 13

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a General Meeting on Thursday, March 13 from 3-4 p.m. in the Club Med Room at Mountainside. All members are welcome. The board’s Executive Committee will meet from 4-5 p.m.
Mountainside is located at 42158 State Route 28, Margaretville.


New CMN Poll asks "Where do you call home?"

By Trish Adams
A new poll on the Catskill Mountain News website (www.catskillmountainnews.com) lets readers identify their home base. With more than 15 choices, from around the hills to around the tri-state area and even a “snowbird” connection, the hope is that hardly any readers will have to choose “other.”


Rockettes' show ticket sales benefit Christmas project

The Margaretville Community Christmas Project is sponsoring a trip to New York City to see the new production “Heart & Lights,” featuring the Rockettes, on Saturday, May 3.
The charter bus outing will include tickets to the show at Radio City Music Hall and then allow participants approximately four hours of shopping and dining.


Blood Drive Scheduled for March 28

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will sponsor a Blood Drive on Friday, March 28 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Mountainside’s Club Med Room.
Support your hospital and community by donating blood. Walk-ins are welcome.
Please call 1-800-RedCross or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. For additional information please call Eleanor Aulino at 845 586-4029.
Mountainside is located at 42158 State Highway 28, Margaretville.


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