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Middletown seeking board candidates

Margaretville — The town board of the Town of Middletown is seeking persons interested in serving on the town’s various appointed boards. The boards involved are the planning board, zoning board of appeals and board of assessment review.


Former county worker gets jail time on theft charges

By Brian Sweeney
A former Delaware County employee was sentenced to jail last week after she allegedly used her official position to steal more than $53,000 from child-support payment funds. Karen Faulkner, 50, of Trout Creek was sentenced to three months in jail and five years’ probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution of more than $53,000.


Leaf Peeper Special ready to roll

Phoenicia — With the start of the fall season, don’t miss the opportunity to view the spectacular colors of Ulster County foliage. For the ultimate experience take a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Leaf Peeper Special along the Esopus Creek.


Voting practice Oct. 9 in Andes

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Andes — A voting machine demonstration will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Andes Town Hall located at 115 Delaware Ave., Andes. The purpose of the demo is to familiarize voters with the new system they will be using this fall. Voters are encouraged to attend and cast a ballot for hands-on experience.


Annual Cauliflower Festival Saturday in Margaretville

Margaretville — The seventh annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival this Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Village Park is a celebration of food, history and rural living. The free festival, which runs rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., pays tribute to an era when cauliflower production played an important role in the region’s social and economic life.


Free storytelling workshop open to youth and adults

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Andes — Do you love stories? Do you remember how it feels to curl up in bed, basking in the rise and fall of a loved one’s voice telling you a tale as you drifted off to sleep? Or perhaps you’ve been the tale-teller yourself, sharing the magic of story with your own family around the dinner table, a room full of friends, or a classroom full of wide-eyed students. Whatever your experience, even if you have no experience at all, we invite you to join in this exciting, new project!


Quilt Hall of Fame welcomes inductee

Hunter — Millbrook resident Peggy Stoll was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters’ Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 20. Peggy is an active member of three local quilting groups, Catskill Mountain Quilters in Arkville, the Sunbonnet Quilters of Denver-Vega and the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild of Kingston.


Hospital's original ambulance squad to be honored with Citizenship Award

By Julia Green
The members of the original Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Squad will be honored with the Keene Roadman Citizenship Award at the hospital auxiliary’s annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club.
Original squad members who still reside in the area who will be on hand to accept the honor are four Margaretville residents, Lou Hamway, Bob Hill, Willis Marks and Tom Smith.


Open Eye auditions set

Margaretville — The Open Eye Theater is seeking actors of all ages and types for  a holiday production of “The Princess and the Goblin,” a new play adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher from the book by George MacDonald.   Adults, teens, and children with all levels of experience are encouraged to audition.


Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


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