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Greener, cheaper sewer system under consideration in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
Phoenicia residents packed Shandaken Town Hall Saturday to hear more about an alternative sewer for the hamlet.
While some remain cautious about building any system at all, many at the two-and-half-hour session showed support for the latest version of a project that uses artificial wetlands and reed beds instead of the conventional concrete facility that a little more than half of Phoenicia voters voted down two years ago.


Freshtown Market opens doors; total store makeover will follow

Margaretville — The new Freshtown of Margaretville opened its doors for business last Wednesday, just 13 days after its owners took possession of the former A&P grocery store site on Bridge Street in the village.


Emerson Spa again awarded Four-Star rating from Mobil

Mt. Tremper – For the fifth year in a row, The Spa at Emerson Resort & Spa has been awarded the elite accolade of a four-star rating from the Mobil Travel Guide. The Emerson Resort & Spa is one of only five spas in New York State to receive the honor.


Delaware County residents win case against Vioxx drug-maker Merck & Co.

A 70-year-old Harpersfield woman and an 80-year-old Bloomville woman, both of who sued Merck and Company as the maker of the arthritis drug Vioxx, recently received notices of settlement agreements. The Harpersfield woman will receive $288,000 and the Bloomville woman will receive $89,000.


Local photographer's work on display at Delaware National Bank

Delhi — Artwork currently on display at the Main Office of The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, “Thru Her Eyes,” is a collection of images taken by photographer Barbara Boucher. Boucher is a resident of New Kingston and says that her interest in photography started early in her life.


Auxiliary Thrift Shop moving in Margaretville

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will soon be moving its Thrift Shop to 850 Main Street, Margaretville.
The Thrift Shop will be relocating by mid-February to a building owned by Peter Neumann. The structure was completed renovated several years ago after being utilized for a long time as a warehouse for a plumbing store across the street.


Valentine's Day cabaret planned at Boiceville Inn

Shandaken — With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. And so are the lovely sounds of Broadway, as the Shandaken Theatrical Society presents a Valentine’s Day cabaret and dinner-dance at the Boiceville Inn for two nights only on the big weekend.


Circus Skills Camp for Kids is offered at RAG Feb. 17-19

School is closed and it’s winter. What is a parent to do with the eight- to 12-year-old kids? The Roxbury Arts Group steps into the gap with a new three-day workshop, “Stars in Motion – The Fairy Tale Circus” to be held at the Hilt Kelly Hall on Vega Mt. Road on Feb. 17, 18 and 19 from 12:30- 3:45 p.m. and is led by Hana Roth Seavey, a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.


The heat of Louisiana at MARK fund-raiser

Roxbury —Think sun, think warm, and prepare to celebrate. On Feb. 28 at The Roxbury Arts Center The MARK Group will introduce its first ever “community development” event that is sure to serve as a cure for cabin fever.


Evening of dining, dancing planned at Open Eye Theater

Margaretville — Broadway singers Jenn Gambatese (“Tarzan”), Curtis Cregan (“Rent”) and musical director Brian Taylor (“Mary Poppins”) will provide an evening of songs to dine and dance to on February 7 at 7 p.m., at The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville.


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