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Fleischmanns' Mexican Community is focus of new documentary film

By Julia Green
Over two decades ago, Hamden resident Jessica Vecchione left the city life and the advertising rat race behind in favor of organic farming in Orange County. At the time, she could never have known how that decision would impact her life.
Now, more than 20 years later, she is putting the finishing touches on “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film about the Hispanic immigrant population in Fleischmanns that will be screened at La Cabaña this weekend.


Delaware Nat. earns top rating from Bauer Co.

Coral Gables, Fla. — BauerFinancial, Inc. has announced that The Delaware National Bank of Delhi has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm, has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks for over 25 years.


MCS honor students named

The following students of Margaretville Central School were named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


Preservation’s underway for Bovina’s historic Russell’s Store

By Matthew J. Perry
The rumors have been circulating that the end is near for yet another of a dying breed; the rural general store.
But preservation of the store in question, Russell’s, which sits at the eastern edge of the hamlet of Bovina near the intersection of county routes 5 and 6, is the expressed intent of the Bovina Historical Society, the MARK Project of Margaretville, and any number of private citizens. Nevertheless, with interested parties moving cautiously into alignment, Russell’s indeed may be shuttered temporarily before re-emerging as a combine of general store, hub of local craftsmanship and, it is hoped, the new home of the post office.


Volunteers sought at DCHA in Delhi

Do you have a few hours to spare? Roll up your sleeves and join the fun at the Delaware County Historical Association’s (DCHA) Volunteer Work Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the museum’s site on Route 10, three miles northeast of Delhi.


Local students earn NCOC honors

The following ONC BOCES, Northern Catskill Occupational Center students were named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.


Quick firefighter response saves Hasay Realty office

By Brian Sweeney
Quick response by firefighters is credited with saving a Fleischmanns real estate office from serious fire damage Sunday night.
The fire at Hasay Realty on Depot Street was spotted by a neighbor about 9 p.m. Fleischmanns Fire Chief Todd Wickham said that when volunteers arrived, flames were visible in the basement.


Dance-a-Thon party planned for April 18

It will be party time when the fabulous Blues Maneuver plays at the third annual Dance-a-Thon on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The event is a fund-raiser for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.


Freshtown donates food to community; Easter Bunny makes store visit

Margaretville — Since its appearance in Margaretville in February, the new Freshtown store, in the former location of the A&P, has been giving back to the local community.
With the help of its customers, the store has been making regular donations of groceries to local food pantries. Items are donated by shoppers who drop their contributions in the food pantry bins located at the front of the store.


Heart of the Catskills dance and auction set

Highmount — Tickets are on sale for the 10th annual Heart of the Catskills Spring Dance and Auction on Saturday, April 25 at Belleayre Mountain Highmount.
A major fund-raiser for the area’s largest animal shelter, the Humane Society’s Spring Dance and Auction blends music and goodies-for-bid on top of Belleayre Mountain to benefit the homeless dogs and cats of the Delaware County region.


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