Margaretville

Village races on ballot Wednesday; check back tonight for vote tallies

By Julia Green
Voters head to the polls today in Fleischmanns and Margaretville to cast their ballots for mayor and trustee positions.
On the ballot in the Margaretville mayoral election are Deputy Mayor John VanBenschoten and Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol O’Beirne. Current trustee Iris Mead and Margaretville resident Wallace Patterson are running for two open seats on the village’s board of trustees.


Art in Common series explores mix of art forms

Margaretville — The “Art in Common” series brings another engaging “Artists at Work” session to the Margaretville Commons on Main Street on Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Talks, demonstrations refreshments and even some hands-on opportunities will be offered.


Blood Drive at MRCC

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Blood Drive at Mountainside Residential Care Center on Monday, March 23 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“We are hoping that many people come out and support the hospital and give blood,” commented event chair Kathie Herbst.


Dance-a-Thon April 18 benefits hospital auxiliary

Margaretville — The third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon benefit, hosted by the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary, will be held at Belleayre Ski Center’s Upper Lodge on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m.


Teams got a kick at MCS indoor tourney

The Margaretville Booster Club held its sixth annual Booster Club Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend.
The competition for teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders was held Friday night. The Ellenville Young Guns defeated Margaretville’s Yee Borshky in the championship match to finish first; Ellenville’s Junior Gunners finished third while Margaretville’s Popp’n Pop Tarts took fourth.


Cemetery work to be discussed this Saturday

Margaretville — A meeting of Friends of Middletown Cemeteries will be held Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of Fairview Public Library, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville. The discussion will include inventory and restoration projects for 2009.


Summer camp for seniors is topic of talk

A new “camp for seniors” will be the featured topic at the March 12, 10 a.m. meeting Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. Tom Briggs, director of the Delaware County Office of the Aging, will speak about the 4C Camp for Adults to be held at 4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delhi from August 28 to 30.


MCS hosts soccer tourney this weekend

Margaretville — The MCS Booster Club will host their sixth annual indoor soccer tournament at Margaretville Central School on Friday evening, March 13 and all day Saturday, March 14.
The tournament will include 44 teams divided into four age groups. This year the tournament is being expanded with more teams in the grades 6-8 bracket, which will be on Friday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.


MRCC nurses certified in wound care

Margaretville — Two nurses at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville have recently received Wound Care Certification. Susan Cole, RN, and Diana Briggs, LPN, completed their training in December in Niagara Falls given by the Wound Care Education Institute. They are the only Wound Care Certified nurses in Delaware County.


Heated races for mayor and trustee positions in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Voters in Margaretville will go to the polls next Wednesday to cast their ballots in the mayoral election for the village, as well as to fill two seats on the board of trustees.
In the mayoral election, voters will have a choice between John VanBenschoten, who has served as a village trustee for the past four years, and Carol O’Beirne, the executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. Current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton announced in January that he would not be seeking another term.


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