Margaretville

Catskill authors discuss and sign books on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Commons

The Catskills – their history, science, lore and never-ending appeal – will be the topic when three regional authors visit The Commons on Main Street, Margaretville Saturday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. to discuss and sign their books, which will be available for purchase.


Art in Common warms up February with music, art, fine crafts, readings

Margaretville — The multi-arts series “Art in Common” brings you fun, art and enrichment every Saturday in February at the Commons building in Margaretville — performances by Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, a group show opening at Longyear Gallery, fine craft artisans demonstrating their creative work, and Catskill authors from Purple Mountain Press regaling you with discussions about our region’s landscape, history and settlement.


ACS boys down Eagles, Devils in hoop play

By Julia Green
Downsville 46, Andes 71 (Tuesday, Jan. 20)
It was a group effort that led to Andes’ sound victory over visiting Downsville on Tuesday night, which snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mountaineers.
Ethan Berghammer led Andes with 18 points and Eric Reed added 14 while Cody Ruff tallied 11 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Mountaineers, who moved to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in the league. Josh Bonifacic led Andes in rebounds with 11.


Basketball results mixed for girls' teams; Lady Rockets post first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 54, Andes 43 (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Mariah Ruff led Andes with 19 points, including three three-pointers when Andes hosted Downsville last Wednesday. The Mountaineers also got 11 rebounds apiece from Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and six assists and five steals from Ruff.
Andes led by two points at the end of the first quarter, but relinquished the lead in the second, when Downsville went on a 13-5 scoring run.


Margaretville girls split pair in week's basketball action

By Julia Green
Margaretville 39, Windham 29
The Margaretville girls improved to 7-3 overall after a convincing 39-29 win at Windham last week Tuesday.
The Blue Devils were led by Erica Faulkner, who tallied all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, when Margaretville outscored Windham 30-16. Faulkner also had 13 rebounds for Margaretville.


SK nips RCS in boys' hoop thriller

By Julia Green
SK 55, Roxbury 51 (Jan. 13)


Kidney is perfect Christmas gift for local boy

By Julia Green
The number one item on nine-year-old Margaretville resident Cameron Passarelli’s Christmas list this year was a kidney. A close second was a Nintendo Wii.


Longyear Gallery presents Artists at Work Sunday

Longyear Gallery joins the Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild to present the initial Artists at Work event in this winter’s Art in Common series being held at the Margaretville Commons on Saturday, Jan. 24, between 4 and 7 p.m.
These events are offered free of charge for community entertainment and enrichment.


Priest's generous donation funds hospital renovations

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Hospital’s goal of renovating its Emergency Department will begin soon due in great part to the generosity of a longtime local priest.


O'Beirne, VanBenschoten running for Margaretville mayor's position

By Brian Sweeney
Carol O’Beirne and John VanBenschoten have announc-ed that they will be running as Margaretville mayoral candidates on March 18.
William Stanton, mayor for the past six years, recently announced that he will not be seeking another term.


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