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MCS gets grant for 1,000 Books program

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School announced last week that it received a $4,000 matching grant from The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation to implement an early childhood literacy program called The 1,000 Books Program in cooperation with Fairview Public Library in Margaretville and Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns. According to MCS Head Librarian Pat Moore, the hope is to have the program up and running this spring.


Irma Mae recalled at RLA program

Roxbury —Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum attendees will hear and discuss Irma Mae Griffin History Room folk history tape recordings of the late Bertha Cammer’s reminiscences of her lifelong experiences as a resident of Roxbury and Delaware County on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.


O'Connor Foundation honored at 24th annual Snowball event

Highmount — The A. Lindsey and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation was honored for its long history of charitable work at the 24th annual Snowball held Saturday at Belleayre Mountain. Charlotte Hill, vice chair of The O’Connor Foundation, accepted the Spirit of the Catskills Award from Coalition to Save Belleayre Chairman Joe Kelly.


Sheriff Tom Mills endorsed by GOP for re-election bid

Delhi — Delaware County Sheriff Thomas E. Mills received the endorsement of the Delaware County Republican Party to seek re-election for the office of sheriff during the 2010 elections.


Verna D'Alto exhibit at hospital

Margaretville — The acrylic paintings of Halcottsville abstract artist Verna D’Alto glow with color that vibrates with intense energy, drawing the viewer to the work. Seven of her pieces, painted on canvas or paper are currently on display in the lobby of the Margaretville Hospital.


Coalition of Watershed Towns mulls more NYC land purchases

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Coalition of Watershed Towns, a regional advocacy group that is charged with protecting the rights of those who live in the region that provides the drinking water for nine million New Yorkers, is taking a close look at the City of New York’s plan to acquire more land in the area.


Winter Fiber Festival Saturday, Jan. 30 brings hands-on fun to "Art in Common"

Tina Harp of Mountain Yarns will present a Winter Fiber Festival with hands-on demonstrations in the traditional art of rug hooking on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building, Main Street, Margaretville as part of “Art in Common,” a series of multi-art events scheduled throughout the winter and spring at the Commons.


Harriet Grossman appointed to Fleischmanns Board post

By Jay Braman Jr.
Village resident Harriet Grossman has been appointed by the Fleischmanns Village Board to fill a vacancy created last October by the death of Trustee Malcolm Becker. Grossman had been a trustee for four years prior to an unsuccessful re-election bid in March when incumbent Martin Moralis was re-elected and voters ushered in newcomer Todd Pascarella to a trustee’s seat. That election also saw David Morell win the mayor’s job.


Open Eye Theater presents Evening with Deanna Kirk

Margaretville — An evening of warmth with popular songwriter and one of today’s most extraordinary jazz singers, Deanna Kirk, will be presented by The Open Eye Theater. This very special event, which will include a wine bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, will take place at The Open Eye, 960 Main Street in Margaretville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6.


AG's action vs. watershed businesses will be focus of special CWC meeting

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at Corporation offices, 905 Main Street, Margaretville. Board President Georgianna Lepke called the meeting to discuss implications of the recent pharmaceutical disposal enforcement actions brought against watershed health care institutions by the New York State Attorney General’s office.


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