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Kindergarten screening dates set at Onteora

Onteora — Kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2010-2011 school year will be held in the Onteora Central School District during the month of May.  This event will be held at all three elementary schools as follows: Bennett, May 25 and 26; Phoenicia, May 17 and 19 and Woodstock, May 24 and 27.


Helpers needed for clean-up job at cemetery site

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on county Route 38.
A workday is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m.


Blenheim Reservoir open for recreational boating

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Wednesday, April 14, to recreational boaters.
Boats and boat trailers accessing both reservoirs must be clearly marked with registration numbers and a NYPA permit.


Truck America Festival rolls into Full Moon Resort

By Jay Braman Jr.
The British version of the historic Woodstock Festival is going to invade the United States this year, starting in the Catskills. In the summer of 1969, there were three days of peace and music at what has come to be remembered by the world as the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.


Civil War is luncheon topic

Delhi — Join the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, May 15 for the first in their popular series of history luncheons scheduled for 2010. The luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the presentation following at approximately 1:15 p.m.


Watershed gas drilling halted by DEC ruling

By Brian Sweeney
Natural gas drilling in New York City’s watershed will be virtually impossible because of a stringent review process announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a release Friday stating that because of the unique issues related to the protection of New York City’s drinking water supply, the watershed will be excluded from the pending generic environmental review process for natural gas drilling.


Habitat for Humanity service trips are rewarding summer experiences

Claryville — Teenagers have the opportunity for a uniquely rewarding experience this summer by participating in Habitat for Humanity service trips offered by Frost Valley YMCA.
The 2010 Habitat for Humanity trips include: Adirondacks from Aug. 8-20 (ages 14-17); Washington, D.C. from July 25-August 6 (ages 16-17) and two trips to Maine from June 27-July 9 and from July 11-23 (ages 14-17).


Flowers and birds are walk focus

A program titled Ephemeral Wildflowers & Warblers will be held on Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in Arkville. Naturalist Matt Maloney will introduce participants to beautiful flowers and colorful wood warblers.


Free rabies clinic set in Andes

The Delaware County Public Health Nursing Service will offer two free area rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats in May. The first will be held on Friday, May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Andes fire station pavilion.


Annual report highlights 2009 CWC accomplishments

Margaretville — Despite challenging economic conditions, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) continued to make strides with its environmental protection, business assistance and education programs during 2009.


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