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Honeybee population decline linked to environmental factors

By Brian Sweeney
In recent years, scientists have noted an alarming reduction in the nation’s honeybee population. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, the loss of honeybees could have a devastating impact on our food supply.In addition to producing honey, these bees are relied upon to pollinate the fruit, nut and vegetable crops that make up a large part of the country’s food supply.


Roxbury Cubs celebrated Scouting's 100th year

Cub Scout Pack #41 celebrated the 100th year of the Cub Scouts on March 13 at the Blue and Gold Dinner. Awards were presented to each of the boys at the potluck dinner, which also featured a dessert contest.


Comptroller blocking purchase of 1,200 acres from Crossroads

By Jay Braman Jr.
Last month no one thought it was so.
The New York Post reported Friday that State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was poised to torpedo the land sale of 1,200 acres of Crossroads Ventures land in Big Indian to New York State to be converted to forever-wild status. The New York Comptroller’s office has rejected the state’s planned purchase of 1,220 acres in the Ulster County Town of Shandaken, calling the price too high.


4th annual Team Trivia Challenge tested knowledge and raised funds

The fifth Team Trivia Challenge occurred at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall on Saturday, May 1. The fund-raiser is held annually to benefit the restoration of the historic Fleischmanns United Methodist Church, also known as the Fleischmanns Community Church.


Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli to play at Roxbury May 15

Roxbury — Mark Erelli, the gritty-voiced singer songwriter from Boston brings The Roxbury Arts Group’s Singer/Songwriter series to a rousing close on Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilt Kelly Hall of The Roxbury Arts Center.


Volunteers raised more than $140,000 for cancer fight at Relay for Life

By Mike Porter
Following last year’s topping of $1 million in total contributions was difficult, but Delaware County’s Relay For Life did just that. In this difficult time economically, county residents raised $140,000 by the end of festivities on Saturday.


Community invited to assist with watershed tree planting

Margaretville — Staff from The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD), Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD), New York City DEP, Catskill Watershed Corporation and The Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), will be assisting local elementary students and community members in planting trees in Andes, Roxbury and Margaretville in celebration of a project titled "The Man Who Planted Trees."


Three area business to be honored at Chamber event

Margaretville — Three area businesses will be honored on Wednesday, May 19 at the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner to be held at the Hanah Country Club & Spa in Margaretville.


Auxiliary honored with prestigious HANYS award

Margaretville — The Auxiliary for Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center was recently recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for playing a key role in shaping the future of New York State’s health care system by serving as health care advocates.


Tremperskill Boys play Saturday

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Andes — The Tremperskill Boys will bring their high-energy, fiddle-driven music with them when they open the season at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
This skilled band of musicians is intent on pleasing with less well-known but musically well crafted Irish, Scottish and Appalachian tunes brought to life with the accordion, claw hammered banjo, flute and fiddles.


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