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Bellayre supporters want stimulus bucks

By Jay Braman Jr.
The chairman of the Ulster County Legislature has urged Governor Paterson to allocate stimulus money for the expansion of state-owned Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.


Planning grants awarded by CWC board of directors

The Board of Directors of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) recently approved six community planning grants for nine municipalities in Delaware and Ulster counties.
The awards, issued under the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), totaled $200,000. They were approved at the CWC’s regular monthly board meeting April 7, when Board Secretary Charles Buck of Gilboa intoned the resolutions for the last time.


Reservoir open for boating use in North Blenheim

North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) reopened the upper and lower reservoirs at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Thursday, April 9, to recreational boaters.


Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 


Robert Titus lecture at Erpf to focus on Catskills Geology

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Robert Titus entitled “April 18, 382, 494, 286 BC — A Moment in Time” at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main St., Arkville, April 18 at 1 p.m.


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.


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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