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Bill Birns to be honored with MMH citizenship award

Bill Birns, a longtime local educator and public servant, will be honored with the 2008 Keene A. Roadman Citizen of the Year Award from the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. The award will be presented to Bill at the auxiliary’s annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Hanah Country Resort in Margaretville.


Mountainside Center joins National Quality Campaign

Mountainside Residential Care Center has joined thousands of long-term care facilities across the country in a voluntary national initiative, a campaign titled Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes. The campaign seeks to accelerate the rate of quality improvement in nursing homes by promoting excellence in care-giving for residents, monitoring key indicators of quality and acknowledging the critical role of staff in providing high quality care.


"Summertree" will debut at The Open Eye Theater

For its second summer production, The Open Eye Theater presents the play “Summertree” by Ron Cowen, which opens on August 21 and runs through August 31. Although the play was written in 1967, the underlying story is still relevant today. Director David Turan says the universal messages in the play are timeless, “This play really focuses on families, especially the relationships between parents and their sons.”


Shandaken Day set for Saturday

Shandaken Goes Greener is the theme for this year’s celebration at the site of future Catskill Interpretive Center on the Department of Environmental conservation Day Use Area on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper. Family fun, games, arts and crafts, delicious food and good times will be on hand on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Fall schedule listed by eCenter

The fall schedule of classes at the Delaware County eCenter offers a mix of computer and business learning. New to the schedule are classes that address business uses of the Internet and computer programs.


Brookside to be honored by Delaware County Chamber

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will recognize several individuals for their service to the county’s business community at its 2008 Annual Dinner. Delaware County Chamber’s Business of the Year will be presented to Brookside Hardware, LTD of Margaretville.


History group hosts annual meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon-3 p.m. at the New Kingston Valley Grange Hall on Cemetery Road, Margaretville.


McIntoshes play in Andes

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Ira & Laurie McIntosh will regale folks of all ages with their popular “Catskill Tales & Tunes” program at the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall in Andes. Sponsored by the Andes Society for History & Culture, the concert will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.


German-American Club awards scholarships

Two area students who had been awarded $500 scholarships by the German-American Club of the Northern Catskills, Inc. in June were invited to meet the club members at meetings over the summer.
Benjamin Young from Oneonta High School and Justine Dechow from Downsville High School were presented with certificates of merit for their achievements. Both wrote informative essays on three German-Americans who had contributed to American society.


Roxbury turns back the clock on fun

Roxbury’s annual Turn of the Century Days is packed with “all the agreeable pursuits of 1898” on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. With many new events and features, this is definitely the time to visit the 19th century, even if you’ve been there before. Here is a handy guide to what’s happening when, so you won’t miss your favorite part of the 19th-century.


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