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Holiday Treasure Express Parade Saturday in Margaretville

The Holiday Treasure Express Parade, with more than 35 floats and marching acts, will step off on Main Street Margaretville this Saturday, Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m. to ignite your holiday spirit. You’ll want to be in town well before the parade gets underway, because there is plenty of fun and lots of great shopping deals to be had before the parade leads everyone to a grand holiday celebration at the Village Pavilion.


Warm weather stalls ski season opening

By Jay Braman Jr.
The operators of the area’s ski resorts think that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter need to have a talk. Mild temperatures have set the stage for something not seen in years. A Thanksgiving weekend with no skiing in the Catskills.


Hospice provider to receive group's Advocate Award

Oneonta — Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care is the recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York’s Community Advocate Award for 2009. Over the last four years Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered in many different ways including the creation of the educational DVD “Making Life Easier….Together” for those newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


More credit available for Ulster County businesses

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.
“Small businesses provide the backbone of our economy and employ the vast majority of those employed in the private sector,” Hein said.


Local merchants upbeat about Margaretville business

By Julia Green
During World War II, the British government designed a series of “motivational” posters with the intention of distributing them to boost public morale in anticipation of the hardship that would befall the region during the war. The first and second were distributed and used across the region but the third was never released, as it was intended to be used only if the Nazis succeeded in invading Britain.
The slogan? “Keep Calm and Carry On.”


Regional art auction Friday at Commons

A selection of original paintings of area historic sites will be auctioned Friday, Nov. 27 as a benefit for the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM).
Silent bidding will commence at 3 p.m.at the Portfolio Café on the second floor of The Commons, Main Street, Margaretville, where the works will be displayed.


Digital mammography introduced at Margaretville Hospital

Margaretville Hospital is now utilizing state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment.
The new digital mammography system was placed in service on November 12, following a 10-day period for installation and staff training. The equipment has received certification from the American College of Radiology.


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.


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