MCS budget passes; Johnson elected to board

In voting on Tuesday, the Margaretville Central School budget passed with a vote of 159 to 48. Terry Johnson was elected to a seat on the Board of Education, defeating current board member Randy Moore. Johnson received 134 votes to Moore's 72.

Other budget vote results will be updated as they become available.

Miller earned degree in veterinary medicine

Paige Elizabeth Miller, the daughter of Fred and Rebecca Miller of Margaretville, was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, PA on May 13.

Dr. Miller is a 2004 graduate of Margaretville Central School, where she was the salutatorian of her class and where she was active in advanced science research. She was also a member of the MCS Blue Devils’ 2002 NYS Section IV Championship soccer team coached by the late Dan Cohen.

Margaretville Rotary held 75th anniversary celebration

By Cathy Hinkley
The Rotary Club of Margaretville celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dinner meeting for 75 members and guests at Hanah Mountain Resort & Country Club on Wednesday night.

Guest speakers included Rotary District 7170 Governor, Dale Flinn from Ithaca and Rotary Exchange Student from Hamburg, Germany, Sophie Nellies visiting from the Rotary Club of Delhi.
The theme for the evening focused on the goodwill and better friendships fostered by the Rotary International program of student exchange.

Jed Porter certified by guides' group

Bishop, CA — After passing his ski mountaineering exams near Whistler in British Columbia, Margaretville native Jed Porter has been fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA).

The guide training and exams, administered by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), produce certified guides to a high level of ability. Only 89 U.S. guides have been fully certified in rock, alpine and ski guiding by the AMGA since the American program was recognized internationally in 1997.

Irving Berlin's America at Open Eye

Margaretville — The opening performance of the world premiere production of Chip Deffaa’s “Irving Berlin’s America” is Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street.

“Irving Berlin’s America” is a musical play featuring more than 25 songs by Berlin, and a few favorites by his friend George M. Cohan. The playwright will be present at the opening and there will be a reception and conversation with him and the cast following the performance.

Warner helps pace MCS to top of tennis league

By John Bernhardt
Patience and persistence are a big part of James Warner’s tennis game. Fast and smart, Margaretville’s top ranked tennis player often bides his time, waiting for his opponent to serve up an unforced error.

MCS students get Engineered byDesign education

By Brian Sweeney
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Margaretville Central School are nearing completion of the district’s initial year of participation in the innovative Engineering byDesign program.

Engineering byDesign (EbD) utilizes the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to provide a well-rounded learning experience. The program was introduced four years ago and is currently being used in more than 350 school districts.

MCS to stage 'Annie Get your Gun'

Staff report
Cassandra Olin, band director at Margaretville Central School, says she was at school last summer, completing work for her master’s degree. Some of the other degree candidates started talking about why schools don’t produce old Broadway musical shows. Olin says the kids aren’t familiar with the names, but everyone knows the songs. Olin, who took over the MCS Scitamard Society, that’s “dramatics” spelled backwards, decided to give one of the old shows a try.

Honor students named at Margaretville

Margaretville Central School has announced its honor rolls for third quarter of the 2012 – ’13 school year.

RCS girls top rival Blue Devils

By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s Marissa Greene was making up for lost time in the Rockets’ softball opener at home. Injuries in both her sophomore and junior seasons prevented Greene from getting much time on the softball field. Friday, Greene started anew, pounding out four hits and scoring four times as Roxbury launched a new softball season by beating Margaretville, 24-9.

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