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.


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.


Shakespeare reading at Fairview Library

An informal free workshop for those interested in reading Shakespeare is held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Fairview Public Library on Walnut Street, Margaretville.


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.


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.”


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