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Women and Heart Disease talk rescheduled for Feb. 18

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is sponoring an education program on Women and Heart Disease on Thursday, Feb. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. with the location to be determined.


Arkville business owners making plans for hamlet improvements

By Brian Sweeney
More than 20 Arkville business owners and organizational leaders turned out for a public meeting last Thursday to express interest in seeking funds to improve the hamlet’s appearance. The MARK Project, a community economic development agency, organized the meeting at Casey Joe’s Coffeehouse. The focus of the session was to determine if business representatives were interested in MARK seeking grants to make improvements in Arkville.


Roxbury Arts Group's singer/songwriter series kicks off March 20

Roxbury — Contemporary folk events have always been popular with Roxbury Arts Group (RAG) audiences, so this year RAG is presenting a series of four singer / songwriter performers who represent the spectrum of today’s folk-based genre, from the bluesy rock of veteran powerhouse Graham Parker, to the Guthrie inspired socially conscious Mark Erelli through the lyric and romantic Canadian Lynn Miles and the pop noir of Roxbury favorite Erin McKeown.


CWT fights DEP on gas drilling rights

By Jay Braman Jr.
Another voice in the region has been heard on the much-discussed subject of gas drilling in the New York City Watershed.This time it’s the Coalition of Watershed Towns (CWT), an advocacy group that, for almost 20 years, has fought for the rights of over 50 towns and villages in the Catskills that make up what is known as the West of Hudson Watershed.


DEP expands testing with electronic "snow pillows" to gather data

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced last week that it is expanding the testing of electronic “snow pillows” first installed in 2008. The snow pillow is a device that measures the amount of water in snowpack for a watershed area.


Crossroads to unveil updated resort plans

By Jay Braman Jr.
Since September 2007 the Crossroads team has been retooling their development plans for a resort/spa near Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Almost two-and-a-half-years later it appears they have something to show the public. On Thursday, Feb. 18 Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park Developer Dean Gitter will be the guest speaker at the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Kingston Holiday Inn.


Andes Food Pantry the latest in community outreach

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By Matthew J. Perry
A new food pantry located in the Presbyterian Church of Andes opened its doors for the first time yesterday. A modest operation at present, open just one day a week, its organizers are preparing to answer to greater community needs.
At present, the pantry will be open on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary announces thrift shop changes

Margaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary has announced changes in the operation of their Thrift Shop. Effective immediately, the Shop is closed one day a week, New York State Sales Tax will be added to all purchases except clothing, and security cameras will be installed at both entrances to the store.


MCS gets grant for 1,000 Books program

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School announced last week that it received a $4,000 matching grant from The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation to implement an early childhood literacy program called The 1,000 Books Program in cooperation with Fairview Public Library in Margaretville and Skene Memorial Library in Fleischmanns. According to MCS Head Librarian Pat Moore, the hope is to have the program up and running this spring.


Irma Mae recalled at RLA program

Roxbury —Roxbury Library Association Tuesday Forum attendees will hear and discuss Irma Mae Griffin History Room folk history tape recordings of the late Bertha Cammer’s reminiscences of her lifelong experiences as a resident of Roxbury and Delaware County on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to all RLA Tuesday Forum programs, activities, and gatherings, which are free of charge.


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