Margaretville

Middletown fills planning and ZBA posts

By Matthew J. Perry
Four candidates were accepted last month by the Middletown Town Board to fill a full-time position and two alternates on the planning board, and one alternate to the zoning board of appeals.
Catherine McCarthy will fill a seat vacated by Pete Palen at the beginning of the year. Kate VanBenschoten and Paula de Simone were chosen as alternates, while that position on ZBA is now filled by Carolyn Konheim. All were approved by the board by a vote of four to one.


MCS honor students named

The following students of Margaretville Central School were named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


Blues Maneuver will rock Dance-a-thon

Blues Maneuver play at the third annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount.
The event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
While dance lessons will one again be part of the action, the evening’s focus will be on hitting the dance floor and socializing.


O’Connell is ‘pitcher perfect’ in MCS victory over Windham

By John Bernhardt
When Windham’s Mike Iacono lofted a pop-up near the line between home plate and first base in Thursday’s high school game at Margaretville, there were three Blue Devils’ infielders who might have been able to make the catch. Calling off his teammates, nobody doubted it was Margaretville pitcher Patrick O’Connell who would finish the play. When O’Connell’s mitt closed around the ball, the sophomore hurler had accomplished the improbable, recording the final put out of a pitching rarity, a perfect game. Not a single Windham Warrior reached base against O’Connell during the entire seven-inning game.


Men’s golf league seeks new players; season starts May 5

The Tuesday night men’s golf league at Hanah Country Club will hold a sign-up meeting and practice round on Tuesday night, April 28 at 4 p.m. The league begins play on May 5 at 4 p. m.


Margaretville grad to study in five European countries this summer

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School graduate Eun Lee, daughter of Sunny and Joon Lee of Margaretville, will be traveling to five European countries this summer as part of a study abroad program.
Lee, a rising senior at Emory University in Georgia, will be traveling as part of the university’s European Sephardi Jewish Culture Program, a six-week intensive course devoted to Spanish Jewish culture Europe.


Freshtown donates food to community; Easter Bunny makes store visit

Margaretville — Since its appearance in Margaretville in February, the new Freshtown store, in the former location of the A&P, has been giving back to the local community.
With the help of its customers, the store has been making regular donations of groceries to local food pantries. Items are donated by shoppers who drop their contributions in the food pantry bins located at the front of the store.


Local teams battled in spring diamond play

Local teams saw plenty of action last week on the baseball and softball diamonds.


Dance-a-Thon party planned for April 18

It will be party time when the fabulous Blues Maneuver plays at the third annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.


MCS features young tennis squad; Andes wins opening match

By Julia Green
Two matches into the tennis season, Margaretville Head Coach Jim Owdienko is working with a fairly young roster.
“We’re definitely in a rebuilding year,” he said. “We lost a lot of people last year, and we’ve got a lot of seniors who are first-time players.”
That list includes senior James Lor, who is currently the Blue Devils’ number one singles player, and half of their number one doubles team of brothers Tony and Alex Ramos.


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