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Margaretville Hospital puts 4WD ambulance into service

Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital has put its first four-wheel-drive ambulance into service.
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center raised $120,000 to purchase the 2010 Ford ambulance. The vehicle was delivered on June 18 and personnel then began the process of equipping the vehicle for duty.


"Shirley Valentine" returns for two Open Eye shows

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater will present the return of last season’s hit, “Shirley Valentine” with Patricia Van Tassel on Sunday, July 11 and Sunday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. This one-character play follows a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife who finds herself so stagnant and in a rut that she is reduced to talking to the wall. When her best friend invites her to join her on a holiday in Greece, she throws caution to the wind, packs her bags and goes.


Hospital exploring options for Family Health Centers

By Julia Green
Speculation has been rife in recent weeks regarding the fate of the two family health centers located in Roxbury and Margaretville that fall under the purview of Margaretville Hospital.
While Margaretville Hospital Executive Director Edmond Morache said that the hospital is considering a number of different options concerning the forward direction of the clinics, nothing has been decided quite yet.


Writer's tour, artist demos, music at farmers' market festival series

Halcottsville — Geology professor Robert Titus, of Hartwick College and Kaatskill Life magazine, will be leading a visit to Dry Brook to explore the creek’s Ice Age history and its record of flood events on Saturday, July 10. The program begins at 9 a.m. at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Route 30, Halcottsville and the tour departs at 10 a.m.


Donald H. McGee of Roxbury joins health foundation board

Margaretville — Donald H. McGee has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors. McGee, a retired publishing executive, was twice voted Publisher of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly.


Family Fly Fishing Weekends planned at Frost Valley YMCA's Straus Center

Claryville — Two family-oriented fly fishing events are being offered in July at Frost Valley YMCA’s historic Straus Center Inn. A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend is planned for Friday-Sunday, July 2-4 and a Couples Fly Fishing Weekend will be held Friday-Sunday, July 9-11. Both of these outings provide an ideal family getaway in the Catskill Mountain high peaks.


Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder plus fireworks show at Belleayre July 3

Highmount – The Belleayre Music Festival will color Independence Weekend “Red, White and Bluegrass” when Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder showcase their amazing repertoire on Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs returns to Belleayre in what promises to be a rousing holiday weekend showcase.


Tour Woodchuck Lodge this weekend

Roxbury —Woodchuck Lodge, the farmhouse where naturalist John Burroughs spent summers from 1910 to 1920, will be open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 3, 4 and 5.


Two great musical groups "headline" Sidewalk Fest

Roxbury — The jam is on July 3 with two popular local groups — Polish Moses and the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys — appearing in Roxbury during the annual Sidewalk Festival.  With vintage baseball, plenty of good eats, a streetful of craft and tag sales, Roxbury is the perfect summer Saturday destination for the whole family on July 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Past Scouts being sought for parade

Delhi — Delhi Boy Scout Troop 33 is seeking former scouts to participate in its parade on Friday, July 9.  The parade, marking Scouting’s centennial year, will start at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to coincide with Delhi’s Fair of the Square activities.


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