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Frost Valley offers Kids' Winter Camp fun; holiday promotion encourages family visits

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskill Mountain High Peaks will host its popular Kids’ Winter Camp from Sunday-Friday, Dec. 27, 2009 through Jan. 1, 2010.


Flu shots will be available at Roxbury Central School clinic

Delhi — Delaware County Public Health will hold a free H1N1 Flu Shot and Nasal Mist Clinic for Delaware County residents only on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The clinic will be held at Roxbury Central School. The clinic is walk-in only; please do not call for an appointment.


Roxbury caroling Saturday; Holiday Cantata Sunday

Roxbury — A time-honored tradition that is forever new, the Holiday Cantata at the Gould Church on Sunday, Dec. 20 brings many sounds of the season, from traditional carols to ancient Celts, with spirituals and catchy Broadway songs to “tune” holiday spirit. You can create your own holiday cheer the evening before with community caroling in an old-fashioned horse drawn carriage along Roxbury’s Main Street on Dec. 19.


Andes hosts open house Saturday at new highway garage

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Town of Andes officials will host a dedication and open house on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. to mark the completion of the town’s new highway garage. The garage, which is located on county Route 1 south of the hamlet of Andes, was built using grant and loan funds from the USDA’s Community Facilities program. The garage has been named the Harold C. Grommeck Town Highway Garage after the late Harold Grommeck, a former town board member, in recognition of his tireless work on behalf of the people of the Town of Andes.


Roxbury teacher charged in arson case

By Brian Sweeney
A Roxbury Central School teacher was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with arson stemming from his alleged involvement in setting fire to a camping trailer that he co-owned with another RCS teacher. Mike McAfee, 44, was charged with one count of fifth-degree arson, a Class A misdemeanor.


Ulster loans made easier

Kingston — The owners of small businesses in Ulster County could find it easier to get credit to keep their doors open.
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein unveiled a “Credit for Success” program designed to provide loans of between $25,000 and $150,000 to qualified small business owners.


Catamount returns to local culinary style

By Jay Braman Jr.
Emily Fisher was all smiles Sunday afternoon.
Seated at the bar of her Catamount Restaurant, Fisher was brimming with pride, feeling that she and the Catamount team have struck a chord with their new concept for the eatery.


Spring trial set for local woman in theft incidents

By Brian Sweeney
A Margaretville woman who is accused of stealing more than $21,000 from two people pled not guilty to the charges in a November 23 appearance in Delaware County Court.
Barbara B. Ackerley, 58, was arrested last June. She was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny. Ackerley is accused of taking the money from two elderly victims who had been in her care. Both of the theft victims reside in the Town of Middletown.


OCS ratifies teachers' deal after 17 months

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Onteora School District Board of Education unanimously ratified a new four-year teachers’ contract last week, officially ending a 17-month stretch during which the teachers went without one.


Primitive Biathlon set for Jan. 17

Shandaken —After 13 previous years of highly successful competition, the Shandaken Primitive Biathlon will be held again on January 17 in Oliverea.


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