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HAHV facilities limit visitors in effort to slow spread of flu

By Jay Braman Jr.
New visitor restrictions have been imposed at Kingston, Benedictine and Margaretville hospitals in an attempt to protect patients from exposure to the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses. No more than two people will be allowed to visit a patient at one time; no visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted; and no visitors with flu-like symptoms will be allowed.


CWC provides storm water help, education grant, business loan

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Nov. 3 approved funding to assist two nonprofit organizations and a Tannersville business.
The Mountain Top Library and Learning Center, which is renovating the 8,000-square-foot former Marian Center on Main Street, Tannersville, will receive a $240,000 Storm-water Retrofit Grant to control and treat runoff from the one-acre site.


Arkville girl lands vampire movie role

By Brian Sweeney
A four-year-old Arkville girl has been selected to perform in a key scene of the vampire movie “Stake Land” that is being filmed locally. Angelique Biasutto, a student at the Arkville Head Start program, was selected for the role after a chance meeting with movie personnel.


Kirkside Retirement Home a place of distinction

Roxbury — When Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and Roxbury native son Jay Gould, first purchased Kirkside in 1896, it was a humble seven-room farmhouse with little to offer in the line of the luxury to which Miss Gould was accustomed. It wouldn’t take long before Helen transformed this vernacular rural berth into the magnificent feast of architectural styles that grace Roxbury’s Main Street today.


Gas drilling is roundtable focus

The Andes Roundtable will hear a talk by Joan Tubridy of the Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Portfolio coffeehouse on the second floor of Margaretville Commons, at the intersection of Main and Bridge Street.


Holiday gala Dec. 5 in Roxbury

Roxbury — If you have ever driven down Roxbury’s Main Street, chances are you found yourself daydreaming about perusing through one of the grand-dame homes that are poised along the maple-lined passage of the hamlet’s historic district.


Chamber of commerce mixer planned at new Portfolio Cafe

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold a member-to-member mixer on Monday, Nov. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the new Portfolio Cafe located on the second floor of The Commons building.


Local Government Day presentations offered online

Margaretville — Fourteen presentations that were delivered at the Ninth Annual Catskills Local Government Day October 15 are now available for viewing on the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Web site, www.cwconline.org.
The presentations, in slide show format, were on the theme “Climate Change Made Local.”


Storytelling troupe a hit in Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe (CST) played to a packed house Friday at The Hunting Tavern in Andes. Performers at Friday evening’s concert included: Tina Cawley, Adriel Grapes, Richard Grapes, Carol Johnson, Rebecca Kole, Courtney Sage, Rachel Sage and Janet Stoop.


Big game season opens Saturday; DEC sees good hunting prospects

By Brian Sweeney
Big game season for white tail deer and bear in New York’s Southern Zone opens on Saturday, Nov. 21 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 13. The outlook for hunters is a good one, with nice weather predicted and a plentiful deer herd.


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