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Earth Day activities set at NYPA in North Blenheim

In celebration of Earth Day, the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will feature a full program of green-themed family fun on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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. 


National Geographic Traveler gives The Roxbury a top rating

Roxbury — The cover story of the April 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine is The 2009 Stay List: 129 Hotels We Love.  The Roxbury is thrilled to announce that it was chosen out of thousands of hotels in North America to be included on the prestigious list. The Roxbury was one of only 30 hotels selected from the Eastern Half of the United States.  In total, 90 were selected from the United States, 13 from Canada, 14 from Mexico, and 12 from the Caribbean.


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.


Margaretville grad to study in five European countries this summer

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School graduate Eun Lee, daughter of Sunny and Joon Lee of Margaretville, will be traveling to five European countries this summer as part of a study abroad program.
Lee, a rising senior at Emory University in Georgia, will be traveling as part of the university’s European Sephardi Jewish Culture Program, a six-week intensive course devoted to Spanish Jewish culture Europe.


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