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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.


MTC wins approval for Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) has received Public Service Commission approval for expanding services into Downsville. MTC began the process of replacing the Downsville Community Antenna System Inc., more than a year ago. The Public Service Commission issued its Certificate of Confirmation in mid-December.


Community Arts Funding award winners named

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that a film festival, theatrical productions, workshops for adults and kids, and musical performances all over Delaware County will be part of the cultural mix during 2010 thanks to awards totaling $21,800 received by 17 not-for-profit organizations and individual artists through the Community Arts Funding program.


Healthy heart is about making the right choices

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Auxiliary encourages entire community to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by participating in Wear Red Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10.


DEC Big Indian land buy cheered by resort officials

By Jay Braman Jr.
A spokesman for Crossroads Ventures, the company hoping to sell 1,200 acres of land to the state, said Friday that New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) announcement that it will use dedicated funds to make the purchase was a good sign that the long-awaited transfer is still on. Environmental groups that are watching the matter closely, however, are taking a wait-and-see attitude.


Census Bureau seeking workers for local counting

 The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking people who are looking for part-time temporary work.  The pay will be between $11 and $18 per hour. The jobs are easy and training is provided. There’s also mileage reimbursement. The Census Bureau is taking applications and testing at several sites around Delaware County.


Louisiana heat will warm RAG at Feb. 20 show

Roxbury — Think sun, think warm, think Louisiana on a sweltering Saturday night. The Cajun culture sure knows about good times. It cultivates the combination of friends and family, great upbeat soul inspired Zydeco music and an abundance of true southern cooking. It almost makes you want to book a flight and venture into the heart of the Bayou. Well, think again, no need to travel further than Roxbury as The MARK Project hosts a traditional Louisiana Saturday Night on Feb. 20 at The Roxbury Arts Center.


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