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Red Cross Blood Drive March 25 at MRCC

Margaretville — The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will hold a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, March 25 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mountainside.
We urge all who can donate to please do so.  


Phoenicia Rotary to sponsor exchange students

Phoenicia — The Phoenicia Rotary is willing to sponsor two students entering 11th grade in September with full scholarships for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference.
Qualified candidates are those high school students finishing their sophomore year who demonstrate the potential to benefit from a program designed to nurture and instill confidence in their leadership skills and abilities.


Fire damage minimal at vacant Arkville house

By Brian Sweeney
A vacant home on Dry Brook Road, Arkville sustained only minor damage from a fire last Tuesday evening. The fire at a house owned by William Pyles started on an enclosed back porch. The porch was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they were able to bring the blaze under control in about 10 minutes.


Bald eagle population soaring in New York

Albany — With an annual midwinter survey near completion, preliminary results indicate that the bald eagle population in New York State may be at an all-time high since the state began its repopulation efforts more than 30 years ago, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced last week.


Women's wellness focus at Frost Valley

Claryville — Visitors to Frost Valley YMCA’s Women’s Wellness Weekend from March 26-28 will enjoy an opportunity for relaxation and renewal.
The theme is this year’s Women’s Wellness Weekend is ‘Body, Mind and Spirit.’


Large tax hikes or layoffs faced in Onetora District

By Jay Braman Jr.
Up to 38 teaching and staff jobs could be lost if the Onteora Central School District in a worst case budget scenario. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford announced that budget issues are going from bad to worse.


Alexis Molnar is FCCLA rep

Margaretville Central School student Alexis Molnar will be representing MCS at the NY State FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Conference in Otego, N.Y., from March 24 to 27. Molnar is a state-level FCCLA Junior Leader.


Wreath-making workshop Saturday at the Commons

“Wildflowers” will host a workshop to create a “Welcome Spring Silk Flower Door Wreath” in the Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville this Saturday, March 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the ongoing “Art in Common” series of multi-arts events.


New Kingston Post Office will be hosting Passport Day

New Kingston — The State Department announced that it is planning to raise passport fees, but customers can avoid the increase by getting their passports now. As a convenience to postal customers, New Kingston Post Office will host a passport day and accept passport applications on Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the New Kingston Post Office.


Rummage sale benefits CHS

Delhi — The Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be held Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Delhi United Ministry Church basement.
Included will be treasures, baked goodies, knickknacks and linens are standard fare among antiques, collectibles.


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