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Hospital's health fair offered screenings, community info

By Brian Sweeney
More than 125 members of the public took advantage of the free services provided at Margaretville Hospital’s annual Spring Health on May 8. The Health Fair was a cooperative effort that involved hospital staff, plus representatives of several outside agencies, who teamed to provide complimentary services and literature on numerous topics.


Watercolor show featured at CWC

Margaretville — A new exhibition of 17 watercolors by Margaretville artist Oneida Hammond is now on view at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main St., Margaretville.
“Catskill Images,” a collection of paintings inspired by scenes found around every bend in the rural Catskills, may be seen weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through June 30.


Middletown comprehensive plan is meeting topic Thursday

The Town of Middletown will hold a planning workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Margaretville Firehall to discuss the town’s Comprehensive Plan and to seek feedback from those in attendance.


Food program is beneficiary of fund-raiser

Pine Hill — Friends of the Central Catskills are being asked to help raise funds for the community meal and food distribution program while enjoying a Sunday brunch in the beautiful and elegant Peekamoose Restaurant on Route 28, Big Indian.


Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


Historical Society to conduct barn survey

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


Pakatakan Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, opens on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which is starting its 18th season, operates every Saturday through mid-October. Admission is free. Special events will be planned throughout the season.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Art Et Cetera making a move in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Art Et Cetera has moved to 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns, centrally located across from the post office and two doors from the Skene Memorial Library. Gallery owners John and Gloria Mulloy want to do their part in the revitalization of Fleischmanns and plan to renovate the entire building which houses the Art Et Cetera gallery and flea market.


ASHC has busy schedule from spring through fall

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Andes — A wide variety of programs is on the schedule in the coming months for the Andes Society for History and Culture.
Six events are being planned from May through October, four of which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House (PVMH) and its adjacent hall. That will be the site for the first program, on Saturday, May 16, when the “Tremperskill Boys,” a local musical group, will be performing at 7 p.m.


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