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Alta hosting open house with tours, prizes June 19

Halcottsville — Alta Log Homes in Halcottsville will host a factory tour and open house on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone attending the open house can register in a drawing for door prizes such as gift certificates for Woodstock Harley-Davidson, Hanah Mountain Resort Country Club in Margaretville and Hudson Valley Cycle Center.


Rep. Murphy to address Dems at dinner

Margaretville — The 2010 Delaware County Democratic Committee Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 19 at Hanah Resort & Country Club in Margaretville. Delaware County Democrats can anticipate a lively evening as the county Democratic Committee prepares to welcome Representative Scott Murphy as keynote speaker for its 2010 annual dinner. Murphy represents New York’s 20th Congressional District, which contains almost all of Delaware County.


Catskill Center director sees regional economy at "tipping point"; organization will refocus efforts on eco-friendly development

By Julia Green
Few would argue that a perfect storm of external factors has developed to create a dire economic situation in the Catskills in recent years. Declining population, stringent watershed regulations, an increase in city-owned land, and a stagnant real estate market have left the region reeling and scrambling to find its footing on an ever-changing terrain.


Maple production down 29 percent in New York State

New York’s 2010 maple syrup production decreased 29 percent from last year. Syrup production is estimated at 312,000 gallons, down from the 439,000 gallons produced in 2009 according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office. Only Vermont produced more syrup than New York.


Pathos Players reading Sunday at DCHA

Delhi — Join the Delaware County Historical Society (DCHA) on Sunday, June 20 for the first of four dramatic readings in 2010 presented by The Pathos Players. This month’s reading, in the Frisbee House tavern, will focus on the legacy of the railroads in Delaware County.


MCS students earn recognition at annual academic banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 13th annual Excellence in Academics Banquet on Monday night to recognize the academic achievements of students in grades seven through 12. In addition to honoring the students who appeared on the honor roll, high honor roll and principal’s list, a number of scholarships and awards were presented.


Famed Canadian folk outfit offers RAG workshop, concert

Roxbury — LeVent du Nord, one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world will give a concert and a workshop on Saturday, June 12 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


YMCA marks Father's Day with High Falls Hike

Claryville – Frost Valley YMCA will mark the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day with a free hike to High Falls on Sunday, June 20 starting at 1 p.m. High Falls is the most impressive natural landmark at Frost Valley and staff members felt it was the perfect hiking destination to celebrate Father’s Day.


YMCA, hospital get funds for sand and salt storage

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved two grants of $50,000 each to help an Ulster County camp and educational facility, and a Delaware County hospital construct buildings to store road-de-icing materials.


Area schools name top grads

Staff report
Area schools have announced their top honor graduates from the Class of 2010.


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