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MCS students earn recognition at annual academic banquet

Margaretville Central School held its 13th annual Excellence in Academics Banquet on Monday night to recognize the academic achievements of students in grades seven through 12. In addition to honoring the students who appeared on the honor roll, high honor roll and principal’s list, a number of scholarships and awards were presented.


Cordero to rock RAG June 26

Roxbury — Cordero, a hot bilingual indie-rock band that switches easily between atmospheric Southwestern ballads, guitar-and-drum driven numbers, and Ani Cordero’s moody vocals to re-imagine the notion of Spanish rock, will be raising the temperature at The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.


NYPA completes major project overhaul

North Blenheim—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) marked the completion of a nearly four-year overhaul of its Blenheim-Gilboa (B-G) Pumped Storage Power Project at an event Thursday where NYPA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel was joined by state and local officials in highlighting the milestone.


Dairy Princess to appear at NBDC offices

Walton — Bloomville resident Nikki Holdridge, the 2010 Delaware County Dairy Princess, will attend public receptions in the lobbies of National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC), in recognition of June is Dairy Month. Holdridge will offer dairy products to sample, as well as recipes and other information about the benefits of dairy product in the diet.


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.


Catskill Park signs to get design makeover

By Jay Braman Jr.
Driving through the Catskill or Adirondack mountain parks, it’s easy to notice that all the road signs are a different color scheme than anywhere else in the state. But now those fairly new brown and yellow signs must come down and be replaced with brown and white ones. That’s according to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT), working under marching orders from Washington.


Vacation Bible School June 15-18 in Roxbury

Roxbury — The Saddle Ridge Ranch Vacation Bible School will be rounding up all kids four years old and up at the Jay Gould Dutch Reformed Church Carriage House in Roxbury from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 through June 18.


CWC awards 23 education grants

Margaretville — Twenty-three education grants totaling nearly $120,000 were recently approved by the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors.


Burroughs Community Day is June 12

Fleischmanns —When Alf Evers was asked what Catskill book besides his own monumental history should always remain in print, he replied without hesitation, John Burroughs’ In the Catskills. Bob Steuding, author of Last of the Handmade Dams,” Rondout, and Heart of the Catskills says, “Without a doubt, this is one of the most interesting and informative books, once again available, on the Catskills. It is an invaluable resource, one which no student of the Catskills should be without.”


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