Margaretville

Many new attractions planned for Margaretville Cauliflower Festival

Margaretville — The Seventh Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival, to be held in the Margaretville Village Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, will feature two new attractions: Catskill Forest and Wood Products exhibits and demonstrations; and a tent full of farm-related fun for youngsters.


MCS boys off to quick soccer start

By Julia Green
The Margaretville boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams posted strong early season results when they faced Milford last Wednesday and Thursday.
The Blue Devil boys received two goals apiece from senior Greg Lehn and junior Tyler Smith in their nonleague game at Milford, which the Blue Devils won, 5-1. The first Margaretville goal came halfway through the first half, when first-year varsity player Ian Williams found the net mere minutes after entering the game as a substitution.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


Poetry workshop in October at Fairview

Margaretville — Writers in the Mountains is offering an introduction to writing poetry workshop entitled, Top Ten Memories Poetry Workshop with Bethany Saltman. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library in Margaretville. Tuition is $40.


Methodist church starts Sunday School

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will be starting Sunday school on Sept. 6 with a welcome breakfast at 9:30 a.m.


Freshtown celebrations pick up steam; Christmas target date for completion

By Brian Sweeney
Renovations to the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are in full swing and store officials hope to have all work completed by Christmas.
PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said this week the renovations of the former A&P Supermarket on Bridge Street are progressing well. The store reopened as a Freshtown last January. After a number of months of planning, major work on the total overhaul of the store got underway several months ago.


Area boys' soccer coaches optimistic about upcoming season

By Julia Green
Andes Mountaineers
The Mountaineers of Andes Central School return a strong core of upperclassmen for the 2009 soccer season, including first-team Delaware League All-Star selection Josh Bonifacic and honorable mention Delaware League All-Star honoree Peter Fabrykiewicz from last year’s squad. Bonifacic, a senior, served as the starting goalkeeper for the Mountaineers last year while Fabrykiewicz, a striker, tallied 16 goals on the season to finish as Andes’ leading scorer.


Margaretville opening day is Sept. 2; Andes and Roxbury schools start Sept. 8

Summer is drawing to a close, and area schoolchildren will report to classes in the coming weeks. Students at Margaretville Central School begin classes today, while students at Andes and Roxbury central schools report to class on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


"Artistic Nature" exhibition on display at CWC

Margaretville — “Artistic Nature,” an exhibition of 25 watercolors and acrylic paintings by Sharon Suess of Halcottsville, is on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation in Margaretville through October 9.


Local baseball standout recalls career highlights

By Gene Fix
I recently read the article about Patrick O’Connell pitching a perfect game last spring. I was given this article by Ron Tweedie. My name is Gene Fix and I graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1963. I played baseball under Coach Glen Reither.


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