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Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


"Local" video at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a screening and a group discussion of “Catskill Mountain Locals,” a video directed by Margaretville resident Roger Bobley on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following the film screening and discussion session. The RLA welcomes the public to all Tuesday Forum events, programs, and activities, which are free of charge.


Upcoming workshops from Writers in the Mountains

Upcoming workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will explore the wellsprings of creativity and the craft of poetry.
The Wild Mind emphasizes the writing process over product by having participants create and expose themselves to visual images, sound bytes and tactile media, to enhance and enliven their writing.


Tickets available for chamber dinner to be held May 13 at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Dart fund-raiser May 9 in Andes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Village of Andes is looking to spruce itself up in anticipation by replacing the flags along Main Street.
To raise money for the roughly 60 flags, a “Stars and Stripes” dart tournament fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Weather Tite Barn in Andes. The tournament will start at 4 p.m. and will feature a 50/50 drawing and a variety of door prizes.


Free testing at hospital health fair

Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital's Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Andes alumni dinner planned for May 24

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The 53rd Andes Central School Alumni Association dinner and meeting will be held on Sunday, May 24 at the Andes Fire Department Pavilion on Tremperskill Road, county Rte. 1.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the pavilion with dinner following. At 5:30 p.m. the ACS president will welcome everyone and after the invocation, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served followed by a short business meeting.


Fleischmanns Village Board hires consultant to assist with planning

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns’ Village Board, recently retained consultant Alan Sorensen and his firm Planit Main Street, Inc. to assist with the creation of a Village Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is vital to the success of the plan’s creation and to this end an informational session for all Village of Fleischmanns residents will be held to solicit public input on Saturday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on Main Street.


Residents sought for board positions

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Margaretville is seeking village residents to fill vacancies on the planning board and zoning board of appeals.
Both committees meet on an as needed basis. Persons wishing to be considered should submit a letter of interest to the Clerk at the village offices located at 773 Main Street, Margaretville, or by mail to Box 228, Margaretville.


Immigrant film screening draws crowd in Fleischmanns

By Julia Green
More than 230 people turned out to view “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film by Jessica Vecchione that was screened at La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant in Fleischmanns on Saturday.
Roughly 70 people attended the afternoon screening while more than 160 were on hand for the evening showing.


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