Holiday Show opens Saturday at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week in the Longyear Gallery is the Annual Gallery Holiday Show featuring the artwork of all Longyear members. An artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 3-6 p.m.

Santa to make stop at Visitors Center this weekend


North Blenheim — Santa Claus will be making an early appearance on Saturday, Dec 11, at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center to hear wish lists from local youngsters and pose for free photos from noon to 2 p.m. Wagon rides will also be available and each child will receive a special gift.

Reprise men’s shop in Margaretville offers interesting mix of quality clothing

By Brian Sweeney
Men’s fashions from around the globe are now available at Reprise, which opened during the Thanksgiving holiday week on Main Street, Margaretville.

Community Chorale of the Catskills will perform holiday shows this weekend at Margaretville, Roxbury

The Community Chorale of the Catskills, directed by Richard Tucker, will present its annual Holiday Concert this weekend. Performances will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Purcell Center in Margaretville and Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury.

Stream again threatened Phoenicia's Main Street

By Jay Braman Jr.
For the second time in as many months, the Stony Clove stream overwhelmed a bridge on the west side of Phoenicia’s business district, sending a torrent of flood water down Main Street and through the hamlet’s business district.

New owner has big plans for Roxbury business site

By Brian Sweeney
A key property at the entrance to the hamlet of Roxbury will soon be reestablished as a multi-use commercial entity.

Phillip Lenihan of New York City and Andes has purchased the historic Roxbury General Store building and the adjacent post office building. The structures are located at the intersection of Main and Bridge streets.

Fleischmanns seeks public input on proposed zoning amendments

Fleischmanns — The Fleischmanns Village Board is seeking input at a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on proposed amendments to its zoning law.

Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction a hit as Christmas Project fund-raiser

By Jill Ribich
A festive crowd of nearly 70 hearty souls braved the cold and wind Sunday evening to attend the annual Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction and Dinner Dance at the La Cabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns.  
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Community Christmas Project, a grass-roots organization that provides food, clothing and holiday cheer to those in need throughout the Town of Middletown.Jennifer Slauson and Dorothy MaffeiJennifer Slauson and Dorothy MaffeiFor many years the Community Christmas Project has brought comfort and cheer to families and senior citizens in Middletown.  It is their goal that not one child in the area goes without warm mittens, brightly wrapped toys and a complete turkey dinner at Christmas.  Volunteers work year-round to raise money, purchase gifts and food, wrap and deliver the items, and seek out the people to whom these items will be distributed.

Christine O’Shaughnessy of Roxbury named to Health Foundation Board

Margaretville — Christine O’Shaughnessy has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Community rallies in support of Belleayre


By Jay Braman Jr.
More than 200 people stood outside in the cold in the Brookside Hardware parking along Route 28, Margaretville Monday to show support for the 45 to 48 workers who have been given layoff notices from their jobs at nearby Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

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