Features and Upcoming Events

Pilgrim Holiness special services

Special services are in progress at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Grand Gorge each evening at 7:30 p.m. from April 8 to April 13 and then at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 13.
The speaker for the special services is the Rev. Dale Hayford. Special singing will also be offered at each of the services.


John Burroughs lecture on April 12 will focus on wild places in the Catskills

The Spring 2014 Roxbury Burroughs Lecture, sponsored by John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge, will be held Sat., April 12 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Masonic Hall on Bridge Street (2335 Co. Highway 41).
Dr. Daniel Payne, professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, author and noted Burroughs scholar, will offer a look at “John Burroughs’ Wild Places: The Catskills and Adirondacks.”
There is no admission charge; donations towards the continued upkeep and restoration of Woodchuck Lodge will be gratefully accepted.


Easter Bunny at NYPA Sunday

The Easter Bunny will make his annual visit to the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Sunday, April 13, from noon to 2 p.m.
The Bunny will pose for free photos with children and parents may bring their cameras.
Free face painting by Karina Marvelina will be available in the visitors center theater. There will also be a free raffle for several baskets filled with Easter goodies and various outdoor children’s activities, weather-permitting.


Business owners to be honored at May 21 Chamber dinner

The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2014 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 21 at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, 576 West Hubbell Hill Road. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner and program from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
The chamber will recognize several local businesses during its 2014 Awards presentation.
The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to The Catskill Mountain Club, Rick Roberts, president.


Seussical plays well at MCS

The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society completed a very successful engagement of “SEUSSICAL” ™ on April 4-5.

Cassandra Olin directed the play, with musical direction by Richard Tucker and assistance from William Powers. The musical is based upon the works of DR. SEUSS.


Jade Litaker brings her musical gifts to the college stage

By John Bernhardt
As a high school student, she charmed and delighted local audiences on the Andes Central School stage. Her impressive singing voice helped bring to life, among others, legendary musical characters like Jasmine of “Aladdin,” Mabel of “The Pirates of Penzance” and Mrs. Potts of “Beauty and the Beast.”


Youngster's projects bring smiles to foster kids

By Brian Sweeney
A fourth-grade student at Margaretville Central is doing her part to brighten the lives of foster children in the area.
Saira Pereira, an Arkville resident, first took an interest in assisting foster children several years ago. With the goal of helping a young girl who was entering into foster care, Saira held several bake sales to raise funds. Her thought was that while foster homes provide an improved environment, the situation often is accompanied by considerable uncertainty.


Local businesswoman on Health Foundation board

Carmen Lopez of Fleischmanns has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors. She is president and owner of Litho Net Inc. a direct mail management, production, and marketing company previously located in New York City. She permanently relocated her home and business to this area in 2008 after several years of part time residency. She is a graduate of Staten Island College.


Vendors sought for Arkville Fair Day

Arkville – The Arkville Fire Department is currently organizing the second annual Arkville Fair Day and Parade. Vendors are being sought to sell goods and services during the event.
The Fair will be Saturday, July 12 from 10 am until 3pm at the Arkville Fire Hall on Rt. 28 in Arkville. A parade will be held through the hamlet beginning at 11 am. There will also be a band and activities for kids throughout the day.


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