Margaretville

Lawrence-Bauer leaving MARK; taking Emerson PR post

Joan Lawrence-Bauer, executive director of the MARK Group since 2004, will leave that agency in May to become the public relations director for the Emerson Resort and the Belleayre Resort according to officials at both organizations.‚ÄÇ
Crossroads Ventures (CRV) Managing Partner Dean L. Gitter announced this week that Paul Rakov, who has served as the company’s spokesperson since 2005, will be leaving for a post with a New York City PR firm that specializes in luxury travel. Gitter said Rakov had performed ably in a difficult post and was able to use his experience at the local resort to make a major advance in his PR career.


Brookside plans for new store by summer

Store running in temporary quarters after March 5 fire

By Brian Sweeney
The owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, which was destroyed by fire on March 5, hopes a new store will be operational in a few months.
Will Finch told the News this week that he is awaiting signed building plans from an architect for a new store and warehouse. He said he has a contractor lined up and is hopeful that the new buildings can be completed in about 60 days. Even if that timeline is not met, “it will definitely be done this summer.”


Timberland Properties honored for Coldwell Banker sales work

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, with offices in Delhi and Margaretville, has been named the Number One Office for Coldwell Banker offices of its size in the Northern Region in 2007. This region includes 19 states from Massachusetts to Minnesota and from Maine to Maryland and over 1,000 offices.


Early kitchen wizards on display

At Middletown hall through end of May

Back in the days before electric appliances did most of the work of slicing, chopping and dicing, the well-equipped kitchen contained a variety of hand-forged‚ÄÇchoppers, or chopping knives. Fran Faulkner of New Kingston has placed some of these unusual implements on display at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.


Three-run seventh lifts MCS past RCS; Blue Devils score a pair of softball victories

By John Bernhardt
It’s been said that out numbers 19, 20 and 21 are the three toughest in a softball game. That was the case at Roxbury last Thursday night. Margaretville rallied to score three times in the final inning, squeezing past the Rockets, 6-4, in the home opener for both teams.


New art show at CWC office

Twenty-five works by Halcottsville artist Alix Hallman Travis are on display through July 10 at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) in Margaretville.
“Shapes of Water” can be seen at 905 Main Street next to the American Legion hall.


MCS Peer Mediation group takes on "bullies"

Margaretville Central School elementary school students are taking steps to end “bullying” incidents.
A group of students in the Peer Mediation group has addressed bullying incidents in the third, fifth and sixth grades with the help of a prepared video.


Margaretville nine wins opener

By John Bernhardt
Cold, damp weather caused Margaretville baseball coach Rick Funck to put a 40-pitch limit on members of his pitching staff during the Blue Devils’ opener in Roxbury last Thursday.
Four Margaretville pitchers shared the hill as the Blue Devils opened their season with a 14-4 victory over the Rockets.


Wounded troopers honored at Delaware County Shields event

By Brian Sweeney
Two New York State Troopers who were shot last April in Margaretville have been honored by the Delaware County Shields.
Troopers Matthew Gombosi and Richard Mattson received special recognition plaques last Tuesday in a ceremony at the Olde Caledonia Restaurant in Delhi. The honored troopers were cited for their work last spring during a tragic series of events that took place April 24 and 25 near Margaretville.


MCS tennis club looking to rebound with strong season

MCS varsity tennis, coming back from a mildly disappointing 2007 where they finished second in their league, looks strong for the new season which began March 31 at Andes, whose home games are being played in Fleischmanns.


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