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Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


Historical Society to conduct barn survey

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


Pakatakan Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, opens on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which is starting its 18th season, operates every Saturday through mid-October. Admission is free. Special events will be planned throughout the season.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Art Et Cetera making a move in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns — Art Et Cetera has moved to 1033 Main Street in Fleischmanns, centrally located across from the post office and two doors from the Skene Memorial Library. Gallery owners John and Gloria Mulloy want to do their part in the revitalization of Fleischmanns and plan to renovate the entire building which houses the Art Et Cetera gallery and flea market.


Todd Mountain Theater Project fund-raiser set at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) kicks off the season on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with its annual Auction/Brunch Benefit. This year’s gathering will be held at The Andes Hotel on Sunday, May 24 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Police seeking leads in vandalism cases

State police are continuing their investigation into repeated vandalism incidents at the Andes Town Hall and swimming pool complex. Troopers at the Margaretville barracks said the vandalism has occurred over several years, but that the attacks have increased in recent months. Twice during that period, bullets have been fired through the windows in the Andes Town Court.


Free rabies clinics in Andes and Arkville

The Delaware County Public Health Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Andes and Arkville during the month of May. The first will be in Andes on Friday, May 8 and will be held at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.
The second will be on Friday, May 29 at the Arkville Firehall, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cats and dogs are eligible for their first rabies vaccine at three months of age. Pets must be confined while at the clinics.


Local students among top spelling bee finishers

By Julia Green
Two students from Stamford Central School placed first at the Delaware and Otsego County Arts and Cultural Final Spelling Bee on Saturday at The Roxbury Arts Group.


Kory Ancona earned symposium invite

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School senior Kory Ancona became the first MCS student to participate in the 24th annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Research Symposium in Albany on March 30 and 31. The annual event brings together some of the best and brightest young minds from around the state; over 400 students from more than 40 schools between Westchester County and Western New York presented original scientific research at the symposium.


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