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Farewell reception is Sunday for Methodist Pastor Joon Lee

The members of the Margaretville and Fleischmanns United Methodist Churches invite other community members to join them in saying farewell to Pastor Joon Woo Lee and his family on Sunday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m. at a picnic on the Margaretville church grounds.


DEP says drug traces don't threaten water

By Brian Sweeney
Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the New York City Watershed do not pose a threat to water quality, the Department of Environmental Protection has announced. In a press statement issued last week, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Cas Calloway said that a yearlong study has concluded that the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in New York City’s water source do not pose a public health risk.


Yoga will be focus at June 19 Wellness series program

Rob Greenberg will present a talk on “Dealing with Stress through Improving the Quality of Life - Improving the Quality of Breath,” as part of the Marian Connell Wellness Education Lecture Series on Saturday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Fairview Library, Margaretville.


Sanford-Owen reunion held June 9 at Arena

By Peg Sanford
The annual Sanford-Owen Reunion was held Saturday, June 5 at the Arena Firehouse with 52 present.
Doris Owen Ramp, 84, formerly of Margaretville and now of Seneca, S.C., though still looking young, was the oldest person present.


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.


School kids give lesson on wellness; eating healthy, having fun emphasized

Halcottsville — Students from Margaretville, Andes and Roxbury Central schools presented demonstrations and exhibitions based on the theme “Kids Healthy Living: Eating Healthy and Having Fun!” at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Saturday.


Tourism promotional effort touts Catskills' convenience

Jay Braman Jr.
With the price of gasoline expected to peak well above $3 this summer, Ulster County is aggressively advertising its tourism opportunities to people in the New York City area and looking for new ways to attract those from nearby metro areas not wanting to spend as much on long trips over the coming year.


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