Auditions this Sunday at Open Eye

Margaretville — Actors of all ages are invited to audition for “A Christmas Party” at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville, from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Performances are Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 16-18 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

Speed will be key to Roxbury boys' hoops

By John Bernhardt
Speed is the common denominator that Roxbury Coach Tom Faraci hopes will keep his Rockets in the mix in the Delaware League this winter.

Faraci has some roadrunners, and the Rockets will be playing an open throttle style of game, moving quickly up and down the floor.

Youth Theater Workshop at Open Eye

Margaretville — Young people age six to16 are invited to register for The Open Eye Theater’s All Day Youth Theater Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Open Eye Theater on Main Street in Margaretville.

Watershed education grants now available

Margaretville — Watershed Education Grant applications are now available from the Catskill Watershed Corp. for projects beginning in the fall of 2011. Schools and nonprofit organizations in the New York City Catskill-Delaware Watershed, and in New York City, are invited to apply.

A full weekend of entertainment at RAG

The Roxbury Arts Group is kicking off the holiday season with a full weekend of seasonal fun.

“It’s a Wonderful Life,“ RAG’s second annual radio-style staged play of a holiday classic will be performed live on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Carriage House at RAG 76 MAIN! Admission is $10.

Belleayre cutbacks ripped by officials


By Jay Braman Jr.
It’s been a week since Belleayre Mountain Ski Center management announced that as many as 48 employees at the state-owned facility will lose their full-time employee status and be converted to seasonal employees.

Parade & festivities in Margaretville on Saturday


Margaretville — A Holiday “Give & Gift” Making Fair, sponsored by The Kids in the Kaatskills in collaboration with the Catskill Mountain Artisans’ Guild, will present a children’s “Holiday Give & Gift Making Fair” on Saturday Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building on Main Street, Margaretville.

Belleayre staffers cry foul over job cuts


By Brian Sweeney
All of the workers being laid off at Belleayre Mountain have reportedly been offered seasonal positions, with no salary protection, and a 20 percent reduction in annual hours.
Seasonal employees are limited to 1,750 hours of work in one year. The workers will be allowed to maintain their benefits if they return as seasonal workers.

Arkville man killed on Route 28

By Brian Sweeney
A 28-year-old Arkville man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle near Fleischmanns last Wednesday night.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies said that Jay P. Todd was walking on the northbound lane of Route 28 near the center of the roadway about 6:15 p.m. when he was hit by a northbound vehicle operated by Sheldon Sife, 84, of Fleischmanns.

Pasternak honored with Spirit of the Catskills award


By Joan Lawrence-Bauer
Kenneth D. Pasternak, a lifelong presence in Fleischmanns, will receive the Spirit of the Catskills award at the 25th Annual Snowball at Belleayre Mountain in January.  

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