Margaretville basketball preview: Lady Blue Devils prepare for season opener

By Julia Green
The hoop season is underway, and Margaretville girls’ basketball Head Coach Kyle Holden is optimistic about his Lady Devils’ chances this season.
The girls, who finished last season 9-11 overall and 7-7 in league play, return seven players from last year’s squad, three of them starters. In addition to a strong core of returners, the Lady Blue Devils have a healthy source of senior leadership in the form of five seniors this season, to whom Holden will be looking for leadership.

Holiday basketball tournament at MCS

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold its 2nd Annual MCS Booster Club Holiday Basketball Tournament at MCS on Dec. 11 through 13. The tournament will again feature boys’ and girls’ brackets and will feature boys’ varsity teams from Andes, Franklin, Gilboa and Margaretville central schools. The girls’ bracket will feature teams from Andes, Franklin, Hancock and Margaretville central schools.

Million dollar game show quest falls short in Thicke of contest

By Brian Sweeney
They didn’t win a million dollars, but they had plenty of fun trying.
Margaretville resident Betty DeSilva, along with daughter, Diane DeSilva, and granddaughter, Brianne Ballard, appeared on the NBC program “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” last week and came up short of their million-dollar goal.

Local family to be featured on "Millionaire" Family Weekend

By Brian Sweeney
Many of us long to be millionaires — especially when the bucks can be earned in a short amount of time by appearing on a television show. Margaretville resident Betty DeSilva, her daughter, Diane DeSilva, and granddaughter, Bree Ballard, recently had that opportunity while playing the first-ever family version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”
The episode on which they appear was scheduled to air on local NBC affiliates on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Viewers should check their local listings for times and channels.

Youth basketball sign-ups at MCS

Sign-ups will be held for the Margaretville Central School Youth Basketball on Saturday, Dec. 6 at MCS. MCS  Booster Club Basketball is open to boys and girls who are in grades 3 through 6 at Margaretville Central School.

Soccer success: It takes a village

By Pete Palen
The 2008 high school boys’ soccer season was a special one. It was marked by excellent play by all our area boys’ teams. The Andes Mountaineers fielded one of their strongest teams in years, had a winning season, and were a formidable opponent. The Roxbury Rockets were in the hunt for the Delaware Mountain Championship right up to the final week of the season. Margaretville and South Kortright were crowned Upper Delaware and Delaware Mountain Champs, respectively. The Blue Devils and Rams then played their way to the Section IV, Class D Championship game at The Soccer Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta, where Kortright was crowned champion in a hard-fought match. Likewise, The Delhi Bulldogs culminated a two- season run of 36-2 with their first Section IV, Class C Championship.

Foothills Shoe Company making strides in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Marc Levenshus has been in the footwear business for over 30 years, and he’s bringing that experience to Margaretville.
His business, Foothills Shoe Company, opened its doors about a month ago in the Bussy Building on Main Street in Margaretville, in the former location of the Village Homemaker.
“In conversations with people up here, I realized that there were no stores to buy footwear, socks, thermal underwear, those kind of accessories,” he said. “When this location became available, I thought it might be a good opportunity to offer the goods I had off-price. That’s the concept: to offer brand names off-price.”

Several Mountainside residents recall casting ballots for FDR

Seventy years ago, a newly-elected president created a sequence of programs to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Now, more than half a century later, the country faces many of the same problems with a brand new leader.
A number of residents at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville remember the era of FDR and its challenges that have some parallels to the world we face today.

The Holiday Treasure Express returns with a parade and more

Margaretville — The Holiday Treasure Express returns after a successful campaign last year and now it includes a Main Street parade, business showcase and shopping adventures for all. The spirit of cooperation led to the creation of a campaign that serves local merchants while creating a diverse set of entertainments for visitors and residents alike.

MCS Scitamard Society to present "The Women"

Margaretville — The MCS Scitamard Society will present “The Women” by Clare Booth Luce this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, in the newly refurbished school auditorium at Margaretville Central School.
The comedy, written in 1936, will be presented at 7 p.m. both evenings. The show, which first opened on Broadway and ran for 657 performances, was a feature film in 1939 starring Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. It was also seen in a more recent remake this fall with Meg Ryan, Annette Benning and Debra Messing.

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