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Volunteers needed to provide Thanksgiving meal

Margaretville — Your help is needed to host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. There are many people in the greater Margaretville area who are not able to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional meal. Either they live alone, have no family nearby, or cannot afford to have a dinner with all the trimmings for their family.


Jimmy Smith honored with lean-to dedication

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Shandaken — Family and friends will be celebrating the dedication of the newly constructed Rochester Hollow lean-to in memory of longtime Catskills Trails Supervisor James O. “Jimmy” Smith Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at the new lean-to site on the shoulder of Rose Mountain near the hamlet of Big Indian.


Plattepalooza was a winner in Roxbury

Plattepalooza 2010 was a great success over the Columbus Day weekend for Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury.  

From helicopter rides to live music to great food, kids bounce house,and a dunk tank there was something at the mountain for just about everyone this Columbus Weekend. It was the first time the mountain had ever had an event of this kind and proved to be a great time for all ages.  


Middletown Comp plan meeting on Oct. 26

By Brian Sweeney
A public hearing on the draft Town of Middletown Comprehensive Plan will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Route 28, Margaretville. The Comprehensive Plan has been the subject of numerous public hearings and workshop sessions involving town and county planning officials. The plan was developed by Nan Stolzenburg, a consultant with Planning Better Places.


Shandaken budget tops $5 million

By Jay Braman Jr.
“These figures are not set in stone,” Supervisor/Budget Officer Robert Stanley told a very small audience at the October Shandaken Board Town meeting last week. That evening Stanley released his preliminary budget plan. For the first time in history it will now cost over $5 million a year to run Shandaken; $5,032,447 to be exact. Taxes are set to go up, but by only 5.96 percent.


Belleayre free skiing for seniors may be cut

By Jay Braman Jr.
State Senator John J. Bonacic, who represents much of Delaware and Ulster counties, has joined with the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce to ask the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) not to end free skiing for seniors over the age of 70 at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. 


Phoenicia Times, Olive Press newspapers out of business

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By Jay Braman Jr.
Two western Ulster County newspapers have joined a growing list of print publications that have closed due to tough economic times.


Participants sought for Relay for Life

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Delhi — The American Cancer Society invites anyone interested in forming a team to the Relay For Life Kick-Off Ceremony Oct. 27, 6 p.m. at SUNY Delhi’s Alumni Hall.


Hospital program for Mammography Day

Margaretville — Mar-garetville Hospital will offer walk-in Digital Mammography exams on Friday, October 15 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and a free presentation on “Integrated Approach to Breast Health and Wellness for Men and Women” at 6 p.m. at neighboring Mountainside.


Frost Valley hosts Fall Family Farm Day

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Claryville — Fall Family Farm Day, a free event at Frost Valley’s working farm, is set for on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1-4 p.m.The fun at Fall Family Farm Day includes hayrides, a hay bale maze, scarecrow-making, live music, candle-making and petting the farm’s resident animals.


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