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Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


Freshtown taking first steps to Margaretville store makeover

By Brian Sweeney
The first steps in the renovation at the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are underway. Although much of the work is not visible to the shopping public, PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said last week that preliminary steps are being taken in the large-scale renovation.


Roxbury News: April 15, 2009

by Barbara Scudder
It was a full house at the John Burroughs 172nd Birthday Party held at Cassie’s Café in Roxbury on Saturday, April 4. A dramatic reading “A Delaware County Life,” composed entirely from Burroughs’ works, was compiled and edited by Francis (Frank) Carbone of New Kingston. Fourteen readers from Roxbury and surrounding communities shared Burroughs’ reflections on everything from stone walls to birds’ nests. Mark Doerrier of LaGrangeville rendered Burroughs’ poem “Waiting” accompanying himself on the guitar.


Healthy fun is set Sunday April 19 at Frost Valley

Frost Valley YMCA’s third annual “Healthy Kids Day” is planned on Sunday, April 19 from 2-5 p.m.
The event provides an opportunity for young people to enjoy an assortment of physical activities that celebrate health and wellness.


Andes protests polling place shutdown

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes officials are protesting a Delaware County Board of Elections recommendation that would see a long-established polling site closed.


Fairview marks Library Week

National Library week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers.
Visitors to the Fairview Public Library enjoy free access to books, computers, music, movies and more. The Fairview Public Library is located at 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville.


ACS lists 3rd period honor rolls

Officials of Andes Central School have released the Honor Roll for the third marking period. Those earning recognition are:


Men’s golf league seeks new players; season starts May 5

The Tuesday night men’s golf league at Hanah Country Club will hold a sign-up meeting and practice round on Tuesday night, April 28 at 4 p.m. The league begins play on May 5 at 4 p. m.


O’Connell is ‘pitcher perfect’ in MCS victory over Windham

By John Bernhardt
When Windham’s Mike Iacono lofted a pop-up near the line between home plate and first base in Thursday’s high school game at Margaretville, there were three Blue Devils’ infielders who might have been able to make the catch. Calling off his teammates, nobody doubted it was Margaretville pitcher Patrick O’Connell who would finish the play. When O’Connell’s mitt closed around the ball, the sophomore hurler had accomplished the improbable, recording the final put out of a pitching rarity, a perfect game. Not a single Windham Warrior reached base against O’Connell during the entire seven-inning game.


Cyclists wanted for fundraiser

It’s like riding a bike. Wait! It is riding a bike. Whether you consider 100 miles to be a “ride in the park” or you’re an intermediate cyclist who can go the 50-mile distance, or maybe a relaxing 15 miles best suits your fancy, then the first annual Ride n Peak has the perfect route for you.


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