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Frost Valley Y joins celebration of 125th anniversary of camping

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Claryville — Frost Valley joined with Y facilities around the globe in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of YMCA camping on July 14.Frost ValleyFrost Valley

Frost Valley has been located in the Catskill Mountains since 1958 and traces its roots to 1901 when the camp was established in New Jersey.


Christopher Curto of Margaretville selected for new West Point Class

West Point — Christopher William Curto, the son of Natale and Joy Curto of Margaretville, has received an appointment to join the Class of 2014 at the United States Military Academy at West Point.Christopher CurtoChristopher Curto

Curto, a lifelong resident of Margaretville, graduated from Margaretville Central School on June 25, 2005.

Christopher then attended SUNY Sullivan from September 2005 to June 2007, and graduated with an associate’s degree in computer science. While attending SUNY, Christopher participated on the varsity cross-country running team where he earned several awards. He maintained an overall GPA of 3.1, and attained Dean’s List in Spring 2007 with a GPA of 3.53.


Charlie Daniels Band rocks Belleayre July 24

Highmount — Southern rock icon and legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels brings his blistering live show to the Belleayre Music Festival stage on Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for an evening of flat-out fun and old-fashioned rock jamming.Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels

Hard-charging anthems like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” are among the signature tunes that propelled the Grammy-winning band to international success and more than 20 million albums sold in a career that spans half-a-century. Those hits and many more will be rolled at Belleayre in an evening filled with fast-paced fiddling and sizzling guitar.


NBDC Haiti donations acknowledged

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Walton — National Bank of Delaware County received a letter Friday from Physicians for Peace, an organization that provides education, clinical care and medical supplies to countries with unmet needs and scarce resources. The letter thanked the bank it for its part in collecting and donating medical equipment to support disaster relief in Haiti following a devastating earthquake in February.


Public input welcome at Thursday’s Scenic Byway meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative (CCC) will address the question of how its seven towns and villages will work together to keep the scenic byway a thriving entity at a public meeting on Thursday, July 22 from 6-8 p.m. at The Catskill Center in Arkville.


Summertime emergencies focus of Wellness Program

Margaretville —A free program on Summertime Emergencies will be presented by Eric Stutt, M.D. on Thursday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Purcell Center on Academy Street, Mar-garetville.

Dr. Stutt’s talk will address topics such as heat-related illness, sunburn, tick-borne diseases, lightning strikes, poison ivy, heat stroke, bat bites and any other subjects raised by participants.


Blood Drive planned July 29 at Mountainside Care Center

The Auxiliary for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 29 at Mountainside Residential Care Center. The blood drive will be held in the Residential Care Center’s Club Med from 1:30-6:30 p.m.


Auxiliary to vote on bylaws changes

As part of its goals for 2010, the Auxiliary for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center formed a Bylaws Committee to review and revise the Auxiliary Bylaws.


Writer’s tour, artist demo July 24 at farmers’ market

Halcottsville — A writer’s tour brings visitors to the Halcott Center Grange to meet Donald Bouton on Saturday, July 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville, as part of the continuing “Catskill Arts & Air” open-air festival series. The tour leaves the market at 10 a.m. and returns by 2 p.m.


The Grand Hotel is subject of Historical Society program

Fleischmanns — “The Grand Hotel, An Economic and Architectural History,” is the title of an illustrated talk by Annon Adams, who will speak on Sunday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street, Fleischmanns.


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