Roxbury woman gets Mother's Day Surprise

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury woman received a wonderful Mother’s Day surprise when her daughter arrived home after a long deployment in Kuwait.

LTJG (Lieutenant junior grade) Trisha Kutkiewicz has been serving a United States Navy deployment for the past six months, but was able to obtain a leave to pay a surprise visit her mom, Sandy Kutkiewicz. Making the visit even more special is the fact that Sandy has been suffering from the effects of cancer treatments over the past five months.

Local pastor was honored

Father Dante Tarantini, FCR, co-pastor of Holy Innocents Cathedral in Halcottsville, was presented the Cross of Saint Charles during the General Assembly of the Catholic Apostolic Church in North America on May 15.

The Cross of Saint Charles, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a priest of CACINA, is named after Saint Carlos Duarte Costa, the founder of CACINA. In presenting the award, Bishop Anthony Santore, FCR, the presiding bishop of the church, spoke of Father Dante’s dedication to both the national church and the faith community of Holy Innocents.

MCS baseball ends season at Doubleday

Staff report
Perhaps it was the spirit of playing baseball in a stadium where so many of professional baseball’s greats once played. Perhaps it was the traditions, the dignity, and the somber grace of a visit to a 73-year-old baseball cathedral.

Margaretville names top grads

Margaretville — Erin Filupeit has been named the valedictorian for the Margaretville Central School Class of 2012 and Katelynn Mauro is the class salutatorian.

As a student at MCS, Erin has loved keeping herself busy. She is able to maintain a high average while participating in numerous sports and activities.
She is a member of National Honor Society, Student Senate and Scitamard Society, holding an officer’s position in each organization

Faulkner named soccer MVP at SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill — The SUNY Cobleskill Department of Sport and Exercise announced Tuesday that sophomore Erica Faulkner of Margaretville has been named the women’s soccer team’s Most Valuable Performer for the 2011 season. She was honored with the award at the department’s 2012 Athletic Awards Convocation.

The sophomore midfielder was a Third Team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) scoring four goals and passing out one assist to lead the team in scoring with nine points on the year.

Open Eye's season begins with world premier

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater has produced the world premier of Walking Toward America, a new play by Sandra Fenichel Asher. It is the story of the escape by a Latvian family from the Russian annexation of their homeland, the Republic of Latvia, at the end of World War II. Faced with a choice of life under Soviet authoritarianism or a precarious trek to freedom, 50,000 families chose hardship and danger. It is largely an untold story that Asher makes into a riveting theater experience of courage, uncertainty, peril, humor and hope ending in New York harbor.

Puppet show comes to MCS

The Catskill Puppet Theatre will present “The Lion’s Whiskers” on Thursday, May 17 in the Margaretville Central School auditorium. The show will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.
The show is sponsored by the Fleischmanns-Pine Hill Rotary and admission is free to the community. It is recommended for children Pre K to fifth grade as well as older students interested in theatre.

MCS Tennis repeats as league co-champs

By John Bernhardt
For the third consecutive season, the Delaware League regular season tennis race has ended in a tie. Margaretville and Windham finished deadlocked at the top of the standings with identical 10-2 records. The championship draw was Margaretville’s second shared crown in the last three campaigns.

MCS students take third place in Olympics of Visual Arts

By Brian Sweeney
A team of Margaretville Central School students earned a third-place prize in an art competition held on May 3 in Saratoga Springs.

Sixteen MCS students in grades seven and eight competed in the 30th annual Olympics of Visual Arts and their work in the Fashion Design category earned the third-place prize.
The Olympics of the Visual Arts is an annual event sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers’ Association (NYSATA). Districts from all over the state are welcome to participate and the finals of the competition are held in Saratoga Springs.

Residents question MCS budget

By Pauline Liu
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education and its administrators faced a long series of difficult questions from the audience at a public hearing on the new budget Monday night.
“I’m speaking for the taxpayers,” said Warwick McKeon of Margaretville, after the meeting. The retired construction engineer, who was among the eight members of the audience, was clearly dissatisfied with the school district’s nearly $10.4 million budget, which carries a 2.04 percent tax levy increase.

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