Margaretville

"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.


Margaretville boys battle for league lead as baseball season enters final weeks

By Julia Green
Margaretville 19, Gilboa 7 (Tuesday)
The Blue Devils dealt a hardy loss to visiting Gilboa last Tuesday, defeating the Wildcats 19-7. The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead, scoring seven runs in the first inning to Gilboa’s one.
“Gilboa did score an unearned run in the first inning – we had an error in the infield – but we came up at the bottom of the first inning and scored seven runs,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck. “Chris Costa led off with a walk, Cody Fronckowiak singled, and Patrick O’Connell hit a triple. We only had three hits, but Patrick had a triple to knock in a couple runs and we scored a couple more that inning on sac flies.”


Davie's no-hit outing paces Lady Rockets

By Julia Green
Roxbury 2, H-T 1 (Tuesday)
Roxbury pitcher Heather Davie had been knocking on the door for quite awhile, and in last Tuesday’s home game against Hunter-Tannersville, the door finally opened. Davie, a junior, pitched the first no-hitter of her career, tallying eight strikeouts and four walks in the outing, which the Rockets won by a narrow 2-1 margin.


Hospital, MRCC "go green" for environment, savings

By Brian Sweeney
A shift to “greener” practices at Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will save the use of approximately 200,000 foam cups annually.
The decision to cut back on disposable products is just one of the changes being implemented to make the hospital and its sister facility, Mountainside (an 82-bed long-term care facility) more environmentally friendly.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


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.


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