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"Talent" displayed at CMCC show

Margaretville — The Catskill Mountain Christian Center (CMCC) hosted CMCC Has Talent! on Sunday night, April 11, awarding the very prestigious Hammy Awards to select performances. Of the 11 acts, first prize went to Paul Engelhardt, Deanna Barto and backup singers Joseph Barto, Skylar Barto and Tylor Barto who performed Sonny & Cher’s classic “I Got You Babe” in ’60s costume.


Gardening series continues May 15 at Kelly gardens

Halcottsville — The Catskill Community Garden Club presents a Spring series designed to help anyone become a gardener called “See How it’s Done.” The series will include gardening tips from local gardeners presented in their gardens.


Catskills Ride & Peak event aims to boost biking, tourism

By Julia Green
In its second year, the annual Catskills Ride & Peak event on May 22 aims to further the growth of the Catskill region as a premier cycling destination. Last year, the inaugural event attracted 98 riders for the five different courses; a number that impressed event organizer Lucci Kelly.
“Ninety-eight riders for the first year is considered quite terrific, actually,” she said. “We have all the right conditions for wonderful bicycle riding.”


Herman Gottfried was landowner ally versus NYC

By Diane Galusha
Herman Gottfried, an attorney who represented hundreds of residents and business owners dispossessed by New York City’s Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoir projects, died April 24, 2010 at the age of 99.
Gottfried, just six months shy of his 100th birthday, passed away at Huntington Hospital in Huntington.


Relay for Life this weekend in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Relay For Life will kick off on April 30 with a special Survivors’ Lap, an experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join to walk the opening lap as the rest of the event’s participants surround the track in support.


"Alternating Current" in the air at Longyear

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Alternating Current” featuring the paintings of Bovina artist Corneel Verlaan. The Artist’s Reception will take place Saturday, May 1, from 3 to 6 p.m.


Arbor Day observed at Woodchuck Lodge

Roxbury — A heritage apple tree will be planted in observance of Arbor Day on Saturday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Woodchuck Lodge, 1633 Burroughs Memorial Road in Roxbury.
The tree, an Esopus Spitzenberg from Catskill Native Nursery, is the gift of the Catskill Community Garden Club which will present it to Woodchuck Lodge, Inc., along with a classic shadblow, whose blossoms are a welcome herald of spring.


Margaretville School Board votes down proposed athletic merger with Andes

By Julia Green
The Margaretville Central School Board of Education voted four to one Monday night at its monthly board meeting to reject Andes Central School’s request for an athletic merger for the coming academic year.
Board president Barbara Funck represented the lone yea vote, while board members Robbie Martin, Randy Moore, Joe Moskowitz and Al Tanzer voted against the measure, which would have allowed male Andes student-athletes to compete on Margaretville Central School athletic teams.


New co-pastor will be installed Sunday

Halcottsville — The Reverend Linda L. Wilson, FCR will be installed as Co-Pastor of Holy Innocents Cathedral Church in Halcottsville in a ceremony to take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 2. The public is invited to attend.


Writers in the Mountains offers diverse spring, summer menu

Writers in The Mountains offers a diverse menu of classes this spring and summer. Classes are limited to eight to 10 participants.


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