Margaretville

Roxbury Lady Rockets win Mountain Division title

By Julia Green
The Roxbury girls’ softball team, which finished last in 2008, completed a stunning turnaround on Monday by beating visiting Downsville, 1-0, to clinch the Delaware Mountain League division title.
The Rockets, 12-2, clinched the title, thanks, in large part, to a strong showing by Roxbury pitcher Heather Davie both in the circle and at the plate. Davie tallied 13 strikeouts and four walks, limiting the visiting Eagles to a mere three hits, and hit what would be the game-winning RBI double in the sixth inning for the Rockets, who committed no errors in the outing.


"FOODPLAY" offers serious lessons for local students

By Julia Green
Judy Shiner’s grandson now prefers a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit to a cookie as a pre-bedtime snack – a change that Shiner credits to his viewing of “FOODPLAY.”
Shiner, who is a part of the Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee, was the one who suggested bringing the production to the area after hearing of the positive impact it had on her own grandchildren.


Public invited to celebrate Mountainside anniversary

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include barbecue chicken and trimmings, music by Blues Maneuver, speakers, crafts for children, antique cars and more.


Acupuncturist brings services to Margaretville

By Julia Green
Choir practice isn’t the only thing going on in the Margaretville United Meth-odist Church during the week these days. Now, on Friday afternoons, the church is home to an acupuncture clinic offered by Julia Rose, a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist who operates the Phoenicia Healing Arts Center.
Rose was working in her Phoenicia-based private practice when, last spring, she started a sliding scale clinic after hearing of others that had been successful.


Three-run homer by Williams propels Margaretville boys to victory

Margaretville 5, Roxbury 2
The elusive sunlight glinted off the silver barrel of Margaretville slugger Ian Williams’ brand-new bat in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday’s non-league showdown with the Roxbury Rockets. And the resounding crack as he made contact with Roxbury pitcher David Clark’s 0-1 pitch left no doubt that the ball was headed over the outfield fence.


Watercolor show featured at CWC

Margaretville — A new exhibition of 17 watercolors by Margaretville artist Oneida Hammond is now on view at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main St., Margaretville.
“Catskill Images,” a collection of paintings inspired by scenes found around every bend in the rural Catskills, may be seen weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through June 30.


Historical Society to conduct barn survey

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


Hospital's health fair offered screenings, community info

By Brian Sweeney
More than 125 members of the public took advantage of the free services provided at Margaretville Hospital’s annual Spring Health on May 8. The Health Fair was a cooperative effort that involved hospital staff, plus representatives of several outside agencies, who teamed to provide complimentary services and literature on numerous topics.


Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


"Unanticipated Consequences" exhibit opens May 16 at Longyear

The opening of Longyear’s solo show season will kick off on Saturday, May 16 from 4-7 p.m. with the artist’s reception for “Unanticipated Consquences,” a collection of Christopher Moore’s digital photography.
Moore’s background in photography dates back to the ’60s, when he got his first camera.  After attending Pratt Institute in the early 1970s, Moore worked in the commercial world for over 20 years.


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