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Roxbury Business Association encourages "dreamers" at its series of mixers

By Joe Moskowitz
In Roxbury, they’re looking for a few good dreamers. The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) is even willing to pay an imaginary million dollars for just one good idea.
And the ideas at this point are just dreams. But if people talk about their dreams, who knows what might happen? That’s the concept behind a series of mixers sponsored by the GRBA.
Big Dreams: Abby Liddle holds a million dollar “dream” check that she would use to build a miniature golf in the community. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzBig Dreams: Abby Liddle holds a million dollar “dream” check that she would use to build a miniature golf in the community. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz


Bowling for Others

Bowling for a Cause: Margaretville Bowl Junior Bowlers recently conducted a bowl-a-thon, which raised $664 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  St. Jude is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.  St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where no family ever has to pay.Bowling for a Cause: Margaretville Bowl Junior Bowlers recently conducted a bowl-a-thon, which raised $664 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  St. Jude is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.  St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where no family ever has to pay.


Boat rental and steam cleaning vendors sought for 2014 season

Do you enjoy outdoor recreation? Do you like meeting new people and encouraging them to explore the wonders of the Catskills?
Consider starting a new business, or adding to an existing one, by renting and/or steam cleaning canoes, kayaks, and sailboats for use on four New York City reservoirs in the Catskill-Delaware Watershed.


Andes Clinic marks first anniversary

By Cheryl Petersen
The first anniversary for the Andes Clinic is just round the corner. As part of Bassett Healthcare Network, the Andes Clinic opened March 25, 2013 and has now reported 2,300 visits. “The clinic is meeting the need for primary care,” said Dr. Susan Fiore. “It’s been so well received that this spring we will be expanding services.”
TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.


Judd Hirsch left blowing in the wind on turbine project

By Joe Moskowitz
The Town of Denning Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has decided that it’s best to wait another month before making a final decision on whether actor Judd Hirsch should be allowed to construct a 176-foot tall wind turbine on his property in the town.
The ZBA was scheduled to make a decision at a meeting last week but tabled the matter for a month because only three members who were familiar with the issue showed up for the meeting.


Margaretville Village working on a taxpayer-friendlier budget this year

By Joe Moskowitz
Village of Margaretville officials are working on a fiscal year 2014-15 budget that will be much friendlier to taxpayers than was last year’s package.
The tentative budget calls for a total tax hike of only $7,339, or 1.98 percent. Last year’s preliminary spending plan called for a whopping 25 percent tax increase. It was finally whittled down to a still-frightening 14.54 percent increase.


Mountainside earns another 5-star rating

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mountainside Residential Care Center received a five-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue.
Mountainside is receiving a five-star rating for the fourth year in a row.
“HealthAlliance is proud that Mountainside has earned this achievement for a fourth straight year,” said David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “The community can be certain that we have high-quality, long-term care facilities right here in their backyard.”


Jack Grace Band returns to Andes March 8

One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will keep you wanting more on Saturday, March 8. 
ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. 


Michael Worden will read from his new mystery March 29 at DCHA

Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by crime author and police detective Michael Worden.
Worden will read from his new book The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire.


MCS PTA holds info session on Common Core March 10

The Margaretville Central School Parent Teachers Association (PTA) will host an informational Common Core Curriculum meeting on Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the school library.
Parents of MCS students, and the general public, are invited to attend.
Attendees will learn how the Common Core Modules are being taught and parents will get the resources they need to help their child at home.


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