Open Eye stages Elizabethan Evening

Margaretville — More than 80 guests at The Open Eye Theater ’s second annual Midsummer Night’s Dinner arrived at the lobby of the Hanah Resort to find honored guests Drs. Robin and Stephen Larsen seated with Queen Elizabeth I, Lord Chamberlain Christopher Hatton, The Lord Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Lady in Waiting Sarah Greenley.

Played by Open Eye veteran Anne Saxon-Hersh, Vern Vance, Thomas Hafner and Sarah Hagakore, with the celebrated psychological researcher and his art historian wife, they were the focus of the opening reception.

Magic comes to Open Eye

Margaretville — Master Magician Arthur Martello will present an evening of magic and dialogue titled “Step Into my Parlour” at 7:30 p.m. on July 21 at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street in Margaretville for one performance only.

'Community ArtSpace' opens at Commons

Margaretville — The “Community ArtSpace” is open!

Twiglight ride Saturday on D&U

Twilight on the Rails: even the words conjure up those unbelievable lilac and turquoise sunsets, followed by an inky sky with stars so big you almost feel you can touch them. You only get that in the Catskills. On the Delaware & Ulster Railroad, the splendor is complimentary, and it comes scented with wild thyme (and maybe a touch of bovine). The laidback clickety-clack brings on the perfect state of "summertime." Add to the magic the perfectly tuned music, and you are in heaven in the hills — with your special someone.

Author of 'The Best Color' to sign Saturday at Bibliobarn

Margaretville — The Bibliobarn, located behind the Commons building on Main Street, will host a book signing and reception for Fleischmanns author Barbara Taff and her book, The Best Colors, on Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m.

The Best Colors, written and illustrated by local artist Barbara Taff, is a fun story for children to learn about diversity and teamwork through color mixing.

Open Eye auditions for 'Shortcuts'

Margaretville — Following the popular success of “Summer Shortcuts” in August 2011, The Open Eye Theater producing artistic director Amie Brockway has announced a new program of very short plays to open Thursday August 9, and run Thursday through Sunday for two weekends.

There will be a dozen or so 10-minute plays selected from more than a hundred submissions from all over the US. Some of the selected plays are written by area playwrights.

MCS lists honor students for fourth quarter

Margaretville Central School has announced its Honor Rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2011/12 school year.

Open Eye to create Shakespearean dinner experience

Margaretville — The historic Tudor flag will be hung in the lobby of Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club on Tuesday July 10, for the second A Midsummer Night’s Dinner where Shakespeare’s England will be recreated for the evening by The Open Eye Theater beginning at 6 p.m.

MFD started as "Thomas Winter Hook and Ladder Co."

The following account of the origins of the Margaretville Fire Department was originally printed in the Catskill Mountain News on Aug. 15, 1963.

Some time prior to September 30, 1887, a meeting of interested individuals was held to bring about the first organized firefighting unit in Margaretville. It was through the urging of Dr. J. H. Banker that this meeting was held; thus he is considered to the founder of the Margaretville Fire Department.

Kingston/Benedictine woes won't affect Margaretville Hospital

By Jay Braman Jr.
As Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley officials mull over the very real possibility of closing one of their two hospitals in Kingston, they made it clear last week that those financial problems will not have any effect on services offered at Margaretville Hospital or at Mountainside Residential Care Center.

The Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley owns and operates both facilities in Margaretville as well as the Kingston and Benedictine hospitals in Kingston.

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