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Stream plan will be topic at TU meeting

The Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28 in Boiceville. The program will feature a presentation entitled Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Plan and a video flyover of the Esopus Creek.


Hospital Health Fair planned for Friday, May 8

Margaretville — Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital’s Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Pine Hill Community Center gets energy boost

Pine Hill – The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced a $5,000 commitment to the Pine Hill Community Center to assist them in the completion of energy conservation measures as suggested by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


Chamber of Commerce dinner at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Platte Cove Artists-in-Residence opening reception planned for May 9

Arkville — The public is cordially invited to the opening reception of the 12th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville. 
The gallery exhibit will include paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, poems and prose inspired by the solitude and grandeur of The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Forest Preserve located in the Town of Hunter.


Beetles post a threat to Catskill maples

By Jay Braman Jr.
What would the Catskills be like without maple trees?
That’s one question worth asking now that yet another invasive species is closing in on the region.
Like Gypsy Moths have in the past, the Asian long-horned beetle is now creeping toward the mountains. These bugs, which first showed up in Brooklyn harbor about a decade ago in packing crates from China, have since been found on Long Island and in parts of New Jersey.


Leadership simulcast is Friday at CMCC

The Winner’s Circle Business Institute is hosting the 2009 Maximum Impact Live Simulcast on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at Catskill Mountain Christian Center.
This premier leadership event offers insight and teaching from some of the world’s most successful leaders and forerunners.


"The Sound of Music" at MCS this weekend

The MCS Scitamard Society will present “The Sound of Music” on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, in the school auditorium featuring an all-student cast. The musical, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Richard Rogers, will be seen at 7 p.m. both evenings. Tickets for adults will be $6, students and senior citizens $4 with all children under eight years old being offered free admission.


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.


Police seeking leads in vandalism cases

State police are continuing their investigation into repeated vandalism incidents at the Andes Town Hall and swimming pool complex. Troopers at the Margaretville barracks said the vandalism has occurred over several years, but that the attacks have increased in recent months. Twice during that period, bullets have been fired through the windows in the Andes Town Court.


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