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Father/child fly fishing weekend set

A Father/Child Fly Fishing Weekend will be held from Friday to Sunday, July 2 to 4, at Frost Valley YMCA’s Straus Center in Claryville. This is an opportunity to share this time-honored tradition with your son or daughter.


Rep. Murphy gave keynote address at Delaware County Democratic Committee dinner

By Julia Green
The top of the mountain held a distinctly blue hue on Saturday evening, when the Delaware County Democratic Committee held its annual dinner at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club. On hand to speak were Margaretville native Max Finberg, who serves as director of the USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Congressman Scott Murphy, who represents New York’s 20th Congressional District.


MARK honoring board member Dennis Metnick

Margaretville — Whether you’ve known him for a moment or forever and a day, the MARK Project Board of Directors invites you to join them as they roast and toast MARK’s own voice of reason and rhyme, Dennis Metnick.


John Biruk appointed Middletown highway chief

John Biruk of Halcottsville was appointed Middletown superintendent of highways by the town board at its June meeting. Biruk succeeds Bill Russell, who retired May 21 after nearly 19 years as superintendent of highways.


Photography show opens at Zoom Gallery

Fleischmanns — Photographer Colin D. Young will open at Zoom Gallery in Fleischmanns on July 3 where he is a part-time resident. Young also maintains a residence in New York City as well as being a world traveler.  The upcoming show of his work reflects his enthusiasm for the Village of Fleischmanns, the Catskill Region and points around the world that visualize his appreciation of community and nature.


Planners will speak at Pine Hill program Saturday

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will host a meeting for all stakeholders in Pine Hill and the surrounding areas on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.  


Roxbury Sidewalk Fest on July 3 offers a full day of entertainment

Roxbury — The jam is on July 3 with two great bands appearing in Roxbury during the annual Sidewalk Festival.  With vintage baseball, fun summer ball park fare and barbecue, a street full 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.


Graduations Friday and Saturday for local high school students

The high school graduation season culminates this weekend, when Andes, Margaretville, Onteora and Roxbury central schools will hold their commencements on Friday and Saturday.


Tunament raises funds for graduates

The 10th annual Tunament, a fund-raising golf tournament, will be held on Friday, July 30 at Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury. The Tunament is held in memory of Margaretville native Bill “Tuna” Sanford.


Belleayre supporters irked by Mt. Snow stimulus funds

By Jay Braman Jr.
Recent news that Mount Snow Ski Center in Vermont is getting $25 million in federal stimulus funds has opened old wounds for the Coalition to Save Belleayre. It was the winter of 2009 when the coalition wanted federal economic stimulus funds to be used at the state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


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