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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.


Clean-up May 17 in Margaretville

The Annual Margaretville Clean-up Day will be held on May 17. Meet 9 a.m. at the Amphitheater Park across from NBT Bank. Help your community look its best! Volunteer to help make Margaretville litter free. Join your friends, community volunteers and MCS students.


Cornell study suggests farm exemptions lagging

By Matthew J. Perry
An ongoing study by Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests that Delaware County’s remaining farmers generally do not receive sufficient tax exemptions on prime soil and working land in general.
Study findings were presented at the county board of supervisors meeting on April 8. Amy Kenyon, who led the discussion, pointed out that agricultural exemptions are determined by individual assessors, and that oversights often are not due to systemic problems or biases in the state or county taxation methods.


Doors of Roxbury project set to open April 25

Roxbury — Whether you are a painter, sculptor or even a welder, area artists are invited to unlock the doors of their creativity with an exciting new public arts project.
Sponsored by the MARK Project and funded in part by the NYSCA Community Arts Funding Program administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group, the Doors of Roxbury came to light through the efforts of local artist Herrat Sommerhoff who will be working with another local artist, Nat Thomas, on this re-claim, re-use and recycle group effort.


Wellness Week events planned for May 8 through 17

By Julia Green
The Margaretville community will have the opportunity to celebrate a Wellness Week during the week of May 8 through May 17, thanks to the efforts of an ongoing community task force and the Margaretville Hospital Aux-iliary Wellness Committee.
The week’s events will include the semi-annual health fair at Margaretville Hospital, a discussion of senior health, a “Food Play” program at area schools, Margaretville Central School’s annual Wellness Fair, and a Ride N Peak bike ride.


Life issues forum topic

Roxbury — Engaging the World Forum, a gathering where people of faith look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, will meet this Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in the Carriage House at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in
Roxbury, to address the question: “Is it OK to Die?”


Geology hike set for Saturday April 18

Claryville — A Geology Hike through some of the most pristine surroundings in the Catskills will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, April 18 starting at 9 a.m.
This hike will focus on the geologic origins of the Catskill Mountains. Participants will search for evidence of Frost Valley’s geologic past by visiting the unique rock formations of “The Labyrinth” and the Spring Ridge cave. 


Robert Titus lecture at Erpf to focus on Catskills Geology

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Robert Titus entitled “April 18, 382, 494, 286 BC — A Moment in Time” at The Catskill Center Erpf Gallery on Main St., Arkville, April 18 at 1 p.m.


Fleischmanns' Mexican Community is focus of new documentary film

By Julia Green
Over two decades ago, Hamden resident Jessica Vecchione left the city life and the advertising rat race behind in favor of organic farming in Orange County. At the time, she could never have known how that decision would impact her life.
Now, more than 20 years later, she is putting the finishing touches on “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film about the Hispanic immigrant population in Fleischmanns that will be screened at La Cabaña this weekend.


Delaware Nat. earns top rating from Bauer Co.

Coral Gables, Fla. — BauerFinancial, Inc. has announced that The Delaware National Bank of Delhi has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability. BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm, has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks for over 25 years.


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