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Fly tying workshops planned

Phoenicia — The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.


MCS grad Owen Finberg receives soccer coaching honors

South Kent, CT — Margaretville Central School graduate (1995) and South Kent School Director of Athletics and Head Soccer Coach Owen Finberg has been recognized as one of the top high school soccer coaches in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas.


Heart of the Catskills Humane Society shop offers perfect Valentine's Day choices

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Delhi — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society is here to help you find the purr-fect gift for all your loved ones! Don’t know what to give that special someone who has everything? We can help!


Margaretville Fire Department elects new officers for upcoming year

Members of the Margaretville Fire Department elected officers for 2009 at their meeting held on Monday, Dec. 1.


Belleayre group seeing red over Greene business tactics

By Jay Braman Jr.
Coalition to Save Belleayre Chairman Joe Kelly has called for an investigation of existing and proposed building projects on and near Windham and Hunter Mountain ski centers, claiming that the two facilities are continuing attacks on the state-owned Belleayre Mt. Ski Center.


Community turnout tops 300 for Andes farm documentary

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By Matthew J. Perry
More than 300 people filled the gymnasium at Andes Central School last Saturday night to view “The Dairy Farms of Andes,” a student produced, 50-minute film which first took shape in an elective cinema class two years ago.


MTC Cable plans Downsville expansion

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville-based MTC Cable has begun the process of an expansion into the hamlet of Downsville. General Manager Glen Faulkner said that if all approvals are granted, MTC Cable will enter into a franchise agreement with the Town of Colchester and replace the current Downsville Community Antenna System.


Interest high in Gillibrand's post; Hamden man tosses hat into ring

By Matthew J. Perry
Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn in to the United States Senate as Hillary Clinton’s replacement yesterday. Back in the 20th Congressional District of New York, which includes most of Delaware County, the major political parties are hustling to find a candidate with the best chance of winning Gillibrand’s old seat in a special election.
The election will occur between 30 and 40 days after Governor Paterson calls for it.


Liyana, Afro-fusion musical group, performs Saturday in Roxbury

By Julia Green
It is a country that spent its fair share of time in the national news spotlight in recent months for many of the wrong reasons, including a disputed presidential election, a major outbreak of cholera, and an inquiry into the country’s diamond-mining process following claims that the industry was plagued by violence and other transgressions.
But the Zimbabwean “diamonds in the rough” that are coming to the Catskills at the end of January have little to do with the mining of precious stones.


Catskill authors discuss and sign books on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Commons

The Catskills – their history, science, lore and never-ending appeal – will be the topic when three regional authors visit The Commons on Main Street, Margaretville Saturday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. to discuss and sign their books, which will be available for purchase.


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