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.

MCS girls win Upper Delaware League crown

By John Bernhardt
Margaretville’s nonleague tune-up left a well-oiled machine as the Blue Devils pounded Hunter-Tannersville 16-1 on Tuesday. Margaretville will face Jefferson in the Delaware League crossover title game at SUNY Oneonta tomorrow.

Simple test checks gas pump accuracy

With gas prices approaching $4 per gallon for regular 87-octane fuel, many people are interested not only in the price but also in the accuracy of the pump from which the liquid gold pours.
Here’s a simple test to make sure you’re getting what you pay for at the pump. It’s called the 10-gallon test.

Fersch, Morse win Delaware League tennis titles

By Marge Miller
Roxbury’s Alisa Fersch won the girls’ singles title while Margaretville’s Andersen Morse won the boys’ title at the Delaware League East Tennis Meet last week Tuesday at MCS. Fersch, seeded second for the day, defeated top-seed Sylwia Stopka of Hunter-Tannersville in a closely-fought, three-set match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, while third seed Morse defeated longtime rival, second seed Alex Porter of WAJ, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

"Feeling Good" show opening at Longyear Gallery Saturday

“People tell me that when they look at my art it actually makes them feel good,” says Sharon Suess, this month’s featured artist at Longyear Gallery. “Feeling Good” joins a new collective show by the Longyear member artists. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include two hours of chamber music contributed by cellist Ben Whittenburg and violinist Julie Signitzer.

Two businesses open in village at same location

Longtime summer residents Lenore and Ronald Blake have recently rented the premises at 812 Main Street to house their respective businesses.
Ron Blake is a luthier, who for the past 30 years has built, repaired and restored stringed instruments. He has marketed much of his work through “World Class Guitars” and Ed Roman Guitars, a Las Vegas retail store where he worked on guitars for such notables as Ted Nugent, Les Claypool, Leslie West and Paul Crook.

Margaretville second-graders suspended after assault plot is unveiled

By Brian Sweeney
Seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were suspended last week after they were accused of developing a plot to assault a classmate. The students were issued appearance tickets from the Delaware County Probation Department. The youths have also been suspended from school for five days. The children range in age from seven to nine.

Middletown Planning Board mulling over Comprehensive Plan

By Matthew J. Perry
After more than a decade in limbo, the vision of a comprehensive plan for the Town of Middletown is taking shape in extensive discussions on the planning board, although it remains an open question what the final result will look like.

Margaretville teams hit their strides on baseball, softball diamonds


It’s been many years since both the Margaretville softball and baseball teams entered the final weeks of the season with a shot at winning their respective Mountain Division titles.  With the season winding down, both teams have legitimate chances to play for the Delaware League title.

MMH Auxiliary aims for 1,000 members


The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center kicked off its 2008 Membership Drive on May 8 and the group has a goal of signing up 1,000 members by year’s end.

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