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Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


Freshtown taking first steps to Margaretville store makeover

By Brian Sweeney
The first steps in the renovation at the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are underway. Although much of the work is not visible to the shopping public, PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said last week that preliminary steps are being taken in the large-scale renovation.


Residents sought for board positions

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Margaretville is seeking village residents to fill vacancies on the planning board and zoning board of appeals.
Both committees meet on an as needed basis. Persons wishing to be considered should submit a letter of interest to the Clerk at the village offices located at 773 Main Street, Margaretville, or by mail to Box 228, Margaretville.


Immigrant film screening draws crowd in Fleischmanns

By Julia Green
More than 230 people turned out to view “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film by Jessica Vecchione that was screened at La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant in Fleischmanns on Saturday.
Roughly 70 people attended the afternoon screening while more than 160 were on hand for the evening showing.


Clean-up May 17 in Margaretville

The Annual Margaretville Clean-up Day will be held on May 17. Meet 9 a.m. at the Amphitheater Park across from NBT Bank. Help your community look its best! Volunteer to help make Margaretville litter free. Join your friends, community volunteers and MCS students.


Cornell study suggests farm exemptions lagging

By Matthew J. Perry
An ongoing study by Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests that Delaware County’s remaining farmers generally do not receive sufficient tax exemptions on prime soil and working land in general.
Study findings were presented at the county board of supervisors meeting on April 8. Amy Kenyon, who led the discussion, pointed out that agricultural exemptions are determined by individual assessors, and that oversights often are not due to systemic problems or biases in the state or county taxation methods.


Doors of Roxbury project set to open April 25

Roxbury — Whether you are a painter, sculptor or even a welder, area artists are invited to unlock the doors of their creativity with an exciting new public arts project.
Sponsored by the MARK Project and funded in part by the NYSCA Community Arts Funding Program administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, the Doors of Roxbury came to light through the efforts of local artist Herrat Sommerhoff who will be working with another local artist, Nat Thomas, on this re-claim, re-use and recycle group effort.


Wellness Week events planned for May 8 through 17

By Julia Green
The Margaretville community will have the opportunity to celebrate a Wellness Week during the week of May 8 through May 17, thanks to the efforts of an ongoing community task force and the Margaretville Hospital Aux-iliary Wellness Committee.
The week’s events will include the semi-annual health fair at Margaretville Hospital, a discussion of senior health, a “Food Play” program at area schools, Margaretville Central School’s annual Wellness Fair, and a Ride N Peak bike ride.


Life issues forum topic

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum, a gathering where people of faith look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, will meet this Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in
Roxbury, to address the question: “Is it OK to Die?”


Plein Air paintings display at hospital

Margaretville — The Margaretville Memorial Hospital and The Roxbury Arts Group are hosting an exhibition of paintings from members of the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters, April through June, in the hospital’s central lobby.


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