Awards and recognition

Margaretville Rotary Club honors George Levy

By Julia Green
At its annual holiday party at the Binnekill Square Restaurant on Sunday, the Margaretville Rotary Club honored Dr. George Levy with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship award. Levy was presented with a certificate, lapel pin and medallion as emblems of the award.
Dr. Levy, a dentist who practiced locally for many years, joined the Margaretville Rotary Club in 1970 and has been a faithful member for the past 40 years. He served as the organization’s president in 1975.


Margaretville alumnus Max Mead named Coach of the Year in Mid-Hudson Athletic League

By Julia Green
Margaretville graduate and Ellenville boys’ head soccer coach Max Mead was named the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Coach of the Year at the close of the fall season. The Ellenville boys finished the season with a 7-11 record and advanced to the sectional semifinals after winning their first sectional game since 1990 and their first sectional game in Class B competition. They also won the Nelson Tournament, held in Fleischmanns, the past two years.


Local grad inducted into college Hall of Fame

An alumna of Andes Central School received distinguished athletic attention last month with her induction into her college’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Ruff Osborne, a 1990 graduate of ACS and the daughter of Mel and June Ruff of Andes, was inducted to the St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame on Oct. 2. Osborne, a 1994 graduate of the college, was a four-year basketball player at St. John Fisher, where she helped guide the Division-III Cardinals to the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons.


Bill Birns to be honored with MMH citizenship award

Bill Birns, a longtime local educator and public servant, will be honored with the 2008 Keene A. Roadman Citizen of the Year Award from the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center. The award will be presented to Bill at the auxiliary’s annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Hanah Country Resort in Margaretville.


Brenda Finch-Hasay honored as NY Postmaster of the Year

By Julia Green
A familiar face in Margaretville and Arkville has garnered recognition on a pretty big stage.
Brenda Finch-Hasay, the postmaster of the Arkville Post Office and the officer-in-charge at the Margaretville Post Office, was presented with the New York Postmaster of the Year Award at the state convention in Cooperstown at the end of May. At the start of August, Hasay, along with recipients of the award from other states, were recognized before the National League of Postmasters annual convention in Louisville, Ky.


Area's top female athletes took different paths to success

Carianne Fairbairn, Alisa Fersch and Jessica Srp honored for athletic achievements

Following are profiles of the top female athletes at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools for the 2007-08 academic year.


Three MCS retirees honored at dinner

There will be three familiar faces absent from the halls of Margaretville Central School when classes begin next fall. Superintendent John Riedl, elementary teacher Jackie Garelick, and aide Karen Cohen are retiring from teaching at the end of the 2007-08 school year.


Valk honored with Rotary award for 54 years

Fleischmanns resident Milt Valk was honored with an award celebrating his 54 years of service to the Fleischmanns-Pine Hill Rotary Club last Wednesday during a dinner at the Pine Hill Arms Restaurant.
District governor Dave Reynolds was in attendance, as well as Lana Rouff, who takes over as district governor this week.


Winfield Hinkley earns promotion

Technical Sgt. Winfield Hinkley, son of Wink and Karen Hinkley of Grand Gorge and an instructor at the Elmendorf Professional Military Education Center in Alaska, recently became a master sergeant through a ‚"Stripes for Exceptional Performers‚" promotion, an unexpected, on-the-spot promotion awarded on the merits of hard work and ‚"superior dedication to the mission."


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