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Holiday Farmers' Market is Nov. 28 at Round Barn

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market will host its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Round Barn on Route 30, Halcottsville. Most vendors for this annual event will be regulars from the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market that operates on Saturdays from May through mid-October at the historic Round Barn.


Treasure Express rolls on Saturday

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 the holiday spirit.


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.”


Pat Meehan, former CWT leader, dies at 61

By Jay Braman Jr.
Patrick Meehan, 61, the supervisor of the Greene County Town of Windham and an original member of the Coalition of Watershed Towns, died Sunday as a result of complications due to hip replacement surgery.
Meehan made a mark in the region outside his town’s borders as an outspoken co-founder of the Coalition of Watershed Towns. Created in the early 1990s, the coalition was formed to fight a plan by New York City to impose crippling land-use regulations on the five-county watershed region and condemn private property for water protection purposes along the way.


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.


Area servicemen and women to receive sweet holiday treats

Margaretville — The Community Christmas Project is requesting the names and addresses of servicemen and women from the towns of Middletown, Halcott and Hardenburgh. Homemade cards and locally made maple candies will be sent to those whose information is received by Dec. 1.


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