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Local school budgets approved

By Julia Green
What they asked for, they got.
All three area school budgets that were proposed for the 2009-2010 school year were approved in Tuesday's vote, in which all propositions were given the green light and all unopposed candidates for Board of Education seats were elected.


First Ride-n-Peak event rolls smoothly

By Julia Green
Ninety-eight riders turned out for Saturday’s first-ever Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak event in Margaretville, a bike event to benefit the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
“It went very well,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was one of the collaborators for the event, along with the MARK Project, the KAATS Foundation, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Plattekill Mountain and Delaware County Tourism.
“Feedback was extremely positive and people wanted to see more of the same kind of event,” O’Beirne added.


Catskill Cabaradio variety show at Community Center on June 13

The Catskill Community Radio presents a potluck dinner on Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. and the Catskill Cabaradio variety show starts at 7 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street, Pine Hill.


VanValkenburgh to sign autographs at Purple Mountain

Fleischmanns — Ward Eastman is back. Norman Van Valkenburgh’s surveyor-sleuth, the only surveyor in American mystery fiction, once again follows clues to unravel decades-old murders, this time in the Esopus Valley during construction of the Ashokan Reservoir and in the Millbrook Valley before the coming of the Pepacton Reservoir.


Two diverse artists opening shows at Roxbury Arts Group on Saturday

Roxbury —Two artists with very different backgrounds and approaches to putting brush to canvas will have exhibits at The Roxbury Arts Groups’ galleries with opening receptions on Saturday, May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
“Cityscapes: As Seen Through the Eyes of Lubomir Thomas Kralicek (Lubo)” will be at The Walt Meade Gallery at The Roxbury Arts Center on Vega Mountain Road, and “Painting Light: Capturing the Moment,” landscapes and interiors by Doug Jamieson will be at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Old Bank Gallery. Both exhibitions will be on view through July 11.


Fleischmanns will be hopping with holiday weekend fesitivites

Fleischmanns — Fleisch-manns will once again host a village-wide celebration this Memorial Day Weekend worthy of its festive history as one of the greatest summertime resort towns of the Catskills.
On Saturday, May 23, the entire Main Street will be bustling with vendors and tag sales, vintage base ball on Wagner Avenue ball park, the season opening of the Museum of Memories, the Community Church’s annual Quilt Show and Skene Library’s annual book and bake sale.


RUPCO names Lawrence-Bauer to development post

Kingston — Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) Executive Director Kevin O’Connor announced that Joan Lawrence-Bauer has joined the organization’s staff as Director of Communication and Resource Development.
In that capacity, Lawrence-Bauer will take a leadership role in both internal and external communication with all agency stakeholder groups.


Burdick to be honored by Delaware County Democrats

Delhi — When the Delaware County Democratic Comm-ittee holds its annual dinner on Saturday, June 20 at the SUNY Delhi Hospitality Center, it will present its “Peg Pandick Woman of the Year” award to Pandick’s current successor as the county election commissioner.


Shakespeare reading at Fairview Library

An informal free workshop for those interested in reading Shakespeare is held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Fairview Public Library on Walnut Street, Margaretville.


Cooperative venture places spotlight on "wellness"

By Brian Sweeney
The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has completed a whirlwind of events to commemorate Wellness Week. The auxiliary has the goal of promoting spiritual, social and emotional wellness through an ongoing series of community events.
This year featured almost daily activities as the auxiliary continued to work in cooperation with a growing number of organizations that has similar goals.
John Riedl, who chairs the auxiliary’s wellness committee, said his group was very pleased with the Wellness Week programming.


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