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Michael Worden will read from his new mystery March 29 at DCHA

Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by crime author and police detective Michael Worden.
Worden will read from his new book The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire.


"Paws for a Cause" March 15 rummage and bake sale supports Humane society

The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will hold its 14th annual “Paws for a Cause” rummage sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the United Ministry Church Hall on Court House Square in Delhi. 
Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the church hall, in the basement, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Donations should be clean and in working order. Donations of clothing, TVs or computers will not be accepted this year.


Local tourism businesses invited to Legislative Roundtable March 20

Hunter — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, along with the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and Catskill Association for Tourism Services (CATS) invites local tourism business to attend the 2014 Legislative Roundtable on March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Copper Tree at Hunter Mountain.


Two Old Tarts will relocate in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Two Old Tarts aficionados may be found trying to peek into the windows of the restaurant’s new location in Andes, behind the Tin Horn. But frost covers the windows now. And owners, Scott Finley and John Schulman, want to keep the interior a surprise. “Customers can see the inside when Two Old Tarts re-opens in late May,” said Schulman.


Taking Wing: Students rapt by raptors

Here's looking at you, kid!Here's looking at you, kid!
Roxbury Central School fourth-graders were treated to a wildlife lecture and bird-of-prey demonstration Tuesday morning by Bill Robinson of Saugerties, a retired science teacher and wildlife expert. Robinson kept his audience in rapt attention as he showed off several hawks and a turkey buzzard that he had raised from a chick. The program was made possible by a grant attained by RCS teacher Barb Cella and Fleischmanns resident Carl Shader, a long-time friend of Robinson’s. The program included flight and feeding demonstrations. More information about the program is available at robinsonswildlifelectures.com. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Campaign Season Preview

Sean Eldridge Hits the TrailSean Eldridge Hits the Trail
Sean Eldridge, right, chats with Burr Hubbell, left, and John Kincheloe during a campaign stop at the Hubbell Homestead in Kelly Corners on Friday. Eldridge, a Democrat, is running against Republican Chris Gibson for his seat in the 19th Congressional District in this fall’s mid-term elections. He was in the area listening to concerns from area residents. To learn more, visit: seaneldridge.com — Photo by Dan Flanagan


Sad Good-Byes and Hopeful Good Buys

A large crowd of well wishers turned out on Saturday evening at Home Goods of Margaretville to wish current owner Dorothy Maffei luck on her new journey. Party goers were greeted with good news that Home Goods is in the process of being bought by local residents Jess and Jake Olenych. The store will be reopening later this spring.
Dorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe MoskowitzDorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe Moskowitz
Goodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake OlenychGoodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake Olenych


Best Service Winner: Steve Yaekel, Margaretville Liquor Store

By Jay Braman, Jr.
Lots of things have happened since 1960.
The times certainly changed as things like a presidential assassination occurred, a man walked on the moon, disco music was actually popular, the Soviet Union fell, something called a personal computer appeared and the list goes on.
But what hasn’t changed is the fact that the Margaretville Liquor Store is run by the Yaekel family.
Steve Yaekel, Margaretville Liquor StoreSteve Yaekel, Margaretville Liquor Store


Best Service Winner: Gary Rosa, Attorney

Attorney Gary Rosa hung his shingle out on Main Street in Margaretville in 1987. Since then he has provided all types of legal service for folks from all over the region, especially, he says, those from Andes, Bovina, and Roxbury.
Andes, Bovina and Roxbury. He has no idea why that is, but he is certainly not complaining.
“They’ve always been good to me,” he said. “I like to think it’s because they like the service.”
Gary Rosa, AttorneyGary Rosa, Attorney


Best Service Winner: Heidi Condon, New Kingston

By Jay Braman, Jr.
New Kingston, for the uninitiated, is pretty small.
I found it for the first time one summer day when I went up Margaretville Mountain Road, leaving from the village and going over the hill past the Margaretville Mountain Inn and down the other side to where it spills off onto Route 6.
In the few miles between there and New Kingston, I was amazed at the scenery, thinking Lord of the Rings fans that stumbled onto this territory would believe they had actually found the Shire.


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