Margaretville

Veterans invited to tell their stories

Margaretville — Veterans in the Town of Middletown and contiguous areas who would like to share their stories of military service with posterity are invited to participate in the New York State Veteran Oral History Program.


9th Annual Tunament

FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE — The Ninth Annual Tunament Golf Tournament, named after the late Bill “Tuna” Sanford was held Friday at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The annual event raises money to fund a scholarship for Margaretville Central School graduates in memory of Bill Sanford.


Free "al fresco" concerts offered at amphitheater

Margaretville — A series of free music concerts “al fresco” in the MARK Amphitheater in Margaretville will be held on three Fridays from 6-8 p.m.
The concerts are sponsored by the MARK Project with support from the O’Connor Foundation and bring several of the area’s most popular musical acts to the open-air performance space next to the Masonic Hall on Margaretville’s Main Street.
Wendy Nief, popular vocalist of jazz, blues and pop standards, will kick things off on Friday, July 31, accompanied by Geoff Samuels and Rob Roman.


Work progresses on Dollar General on Main St, Margaretville

By Brian Sweeney
Work is progressing rapidly on construction of a Dollar General store scheduled to open in Margaretville on October 15.
The Dollar General store will be located on a parcel adjacent to the Margaretville Post Office, several hundred yards west of Margaretville Central School.


Priscilla Burrage

Priscilla Margaretta (Maurer) Burrage, 79, of Essex, Vermont passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2009 at The Vermont Respite House in Williston after fighting cancer for several years.
She was born in Framingham, Mass. on December 10, 1929, the daughter of Dr. Gordon Bostwick Maurer and Mrs. Florence G. Maurer, and grew up in Margaretville.


"Steel Magnolias" coming to Open Eye

Margaretville — “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling will have its first performance on Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville.
Directed by David J. Turan, this heart wrenching comedy/drama is set in a beauty shop in a small Louisiana town in the 1980s. The shop is owned and operated by the very hip Truvy (Jo Boring). She is assisted by seemingly shy and exceedingly religious Annelle (Lizz Browne).


Mountainside Residential Care Center marks 15th year

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed skilled nursing facility, is marking its 15th anniversary.
Mountainside (MRCC) had its origins as part of a skilled nursing facility housed within the Margaretville Hospital, but the need for greater nursing home capacity was soon apparent. Plans for a separate facility were developed and in 1994 Mountainside was opened adjacent to the hospital.


Margaretville advances to Legion regionals

By John Bernhardt
A Patrick O’Connell pitching gem, near perfect defense, and timely offense helped propel Margaretville past Sidney, 3-1, in Monday’s qualifying round for the District Championship in Junior American Legion baseball.


Ed Schluter, Jr.

Edward R. Schluter Jr., 92, of Halcottsville passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville.
He was born July 23, 1916 in Oyster Bay, the son of Edward R. and Lillian Puvogel Schluter.
He married Matilda Erb October 16, 1946, in Mehanicsville.
He had been a resident of Halcottsville since 1980 and a member of the Halcottsville Fire Department.
Ed was a captain in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was with the 78th division, 309th Regiment Cannon Company and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was a self-employed contracting engineer.
Ed was an active member and past chief of Hicksville Fire Department as well as a founding member of the Firemaster Benevolent Association.


Ellen E. Sheehan

Ellen E. Sheehan, 87, of Stamford, formerly of Margaretville, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.
She was born July 11, 1922 in Freeport, the daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth (Stolzenberger) Tiernan.
Ellen graduated from Freeport High School and the Brownes Business School.
She married George J. Sheehan May 23, 1948 at Freeport.


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