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HFD celebrates 100th anniversary

By Claire Cella
HFD in 2010: First row, from left: Anthony Camillone, Joseph Camillone, Andrew Camillone, Jeff Slauson, Steve Finch, Toby Hubbell, Jerrod Hubbell, Brandon Laughren and Ralph Greenberg. Second row: Dave Riordan, Nathaniel Liddle, Ellen Faut, George Suess, Sharon Suess,HFD in 2010: First row, from left: Anthony Camillone, Joseph Camillone, Andrew Camillone, Jeff Slauson, Steve Finch, Toby Hubbell, Jerrod Hubbell, Brandon Laughren and Ralph Greenberg. Second row: Dave Riordan, Nathaniel Liddle, Ellen Faut, George Suess, Sharon Suess,In recent weeks, members of the Halcottsville Fire Department Auxiliary, a group of 21 women, have had their hands full preparing for the highly-anticipated, multi-part event that will take place all day on Saturday in Halcottsville.

The most significant celebration will be that of the 100th anniversary of the Halcottsville Fire Department.

Natalie Ormiston, president of the auxiliary, said the women formed a historical committee to research the fire department in preparation for the celebration. The department actually formed 108 years ago, she said, but at first, it was only a loosely associated group of local men. It wasn’t until 1910 that the group was officially organized, naming themselves the Wawaka Hose Company, after Lake Wawaka in Halcottsville.


Phoenicia sewer project to go forward

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Town Board voted Monday to enter into an agreement with the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) that will result in the CWC paying almost $300,000 to review all plans for a Phoenicia wastewater system and endorse a preferred plan for the hamlet to proceed with. But those that have been against the project are demanding that the town must now hire a specific attorney to represent the hamlet while CWC does its work.


Final vote is in for Re-Store challenge

Roxbury — Come to Main Street, Roxbury this Saturday, Sept. 18 for your last opportunity to see and vote for your favorite Re-Store Design Challenge store, then stay for refreshments and fun as the panel of expert judges convenes to determine which “Re-Store” team has won the first-ever Design Challenge. Your vote will help decide who wins!


Dan Underwood honored

By Claire Cella
The Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for 2010 was given to Dan Underwood of Roxbury at the Delaware County Senior Council’s 37th Annual Luncheon meeting held September 13 at Hanah Country Inn, Margaretville.


German American Oktoberfest

Highmount — The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. will sponsor its 11th Annual Oktoberfest at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The popular event is being co-sponsored by Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


"Wet Down" in Grand Gorge

Grand Gorge — The Grand Gorge Fire Department will host a “Wet Down” festival and community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.


Cauliflower is king on Sept. 25

Margaretville — Farming and nature go hand in hand and the Eighth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival, September 25, will showcase both.


New exhibit at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Plattekill Water Stars” featuring the photographs of Frank Manzo of Roxbury and Brooklyn. The artist’s reception will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, from 3-6 p.m.


Book store owner has the write idea

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By Claire Cella
When Garnette Arledge wanted to major in English in college, her father wouldn’t let her, convincing her that she could never make a living after studying English.


Lost arts featured at Cauliflower Festival on Sept. 25

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will present “Lost Arts of Farm and Home” at the Eighth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 25 in the village park, Margaretville.


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