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Reading program is "for the dogs" at Fairview Library

Young readers are invited to a reading program featuring giant Leonberger dogs at the Fairview Public Library on Walnut Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Dec. 5. All are invited to meet the dogs, get to know them and read to them.


Physician's Assistant joins Margaretville Hospital staff

Margaretville – Katherine J. Uphoff, RPA-C, has joined the staff of Margaretville Hospital as a physician’s assistant.


Youth basketball signups at MCS

Margaretville Central School will hold signups for its youth basketball program on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at MCS. The first practice will immediately follow registration, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the season schedule will also be distributed.


Humane Society annual tree raffle planned Dec. 5

Delhi — Do you love the holidays but feel like you don’t have time to decorate a tree until the holiday is almost over? If you want to catch the holiday tree spirit early, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) invites you to their annual Holiday for the Heart Celebration and Tree Raffle.


Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction on Sunday benefits Community Christmas Project

Fleischmanns — The Jimmy DiGiacomo Auction to benefit the Community Christmas Project, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, starting at 4 p.m. at LaCabana Restaurant in Fleischmanns promises a lively evening for young and old.


First "Wellness Time" airing features Diabetes Education program

“Wellness Time,” will make its debut on MTC Cable public access Channel 10 on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and will be replayed on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. The program features information about Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center, the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside and the Auxiliary Wellness Committee.


Arson suspected in Roxbury trailer fire

By Brian Sweeney
A fire of suspicious origin destroyed a large camping trailer at Slauson’s Trailer Park near Roxbury on Saturday afternoon. The Roxbury Fire Department was called to the scene about 4:40 p.m.


Blood Drive Dec. 3 at Mountainside

A Blood Drive will be held at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on December 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. “We really need blood donors this time of the year. If you are able to donate, please call 845 586-3714,” said chairperson Kathie Herbst.


Belleayre Resort land sale to state deadline missed

By Jay Braman Jr.
The deadline has come and gone.
It was over two months ago when environmental groups that signed onto an agreement with the developers proposing to build the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park warned they would back out of the deal should those developers not transfer 1,200 acres of land in Big Indian to the State of New York for protection within 60 days.


Hunting Thrill

Dottie's DeerDottie's Deer

First New York Buck — This nice 8-pointer was taken 7:30 a.m. on the regular season opener by Dottie Smolen of Margaretville and Sweetwater, NJ. The deer was harvested near Arena Heights and weighed 125 pounds, dressed. Dottie started hunting in 1995 and just turned 61.


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