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DRESSING FOR A CAUSE — Margaretville residents Lissa Harris, right, (a jellyfish — winner of the most creative costume) is pictured with Julia Reischel (sailor) at the annual Harvest Moon Ball on Saturday at The Andes Hotel. Proceeds from the fund-raiser benefit the ACS Dollars for Scholars program. In our print edition this week, be sure to take a peek at our full page of Hallowe'en safety tips, sponsored by local businesses.— Photo by Joe Damone

Phoenicia faces impending deadline on municipal sewer-system project

By Jay Braman Jr.
Of the $17.2 million that New York City allocated for the Phoenicia sewer project, only $16 million remains.

To date, lawyers, engineers and other consultants have used up $1.2 million of the fund preparing project plans, all of which have been put on the scrap heap by either the city or the leaders of the hamlet.


Old-fashioned fun

Turn of the Century DayTurn of the Century DayRoxbury’s Turn of the Century Day Saturday offered a little something for everyone in old-fashioned fun. Roxbury Nine brought home the Keator Cup again with a 12-2 victory over the Fleischmanns’ Mountain Athletic Club. Roxbury pitcher Ryan Funck pitched a complete nine-inning game to earn the victory. Roxbury kids, at left, Laura Walker, Destiny Proctor and Ian Walker were having fun Saturday dressed in their 19th century costumes. More photos are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Jodie Barber.


Bovina Farm Day

Hunter HuethHunter HuethThe second annual Bovina Farm Day, held on Weber Road in Bovina, was a hit Sunday as hundreds turned out for an end-of-the-summer celebration of country living. Local farmers selling local products and plenty of country things to do for the kids highlighted the day. At left, Hunter Hueth, 2, of Asbury Park, N.J. showed off his tractor-driving skills. More photos from the day are available in the Image Gallery. Photos by Dick Sanford.


Historic walking tour in Margaretville

E. L. O'Connor DrugstoreE. L. O'Connor DrugstoreMargaretville — A guided tour of historic Margaretville will be offered Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

Participants will gather at the Binnekill Park (across from NBT Bank), where tour guide Fred Miller, proprietor of one of the oldest continuously operated pharmacies in the state – Miller’s Drug Store on Main Street, will give an overview of village history before leading a leisurely walk around town.


Rotary "Fun"raiser in Phoenicia

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Phoenicia Rotary will holds its popular “Funraiser” this Friday night at Al’s Restaurant in Phoenicia, offering ticket holders a chance to win a whopping $5,000 cash prize and other items.


MCS Blue Devils soccer opens with a win

Cody FronckowiakCody FronckowiakThe Margaretville Blue Devils rode two goals by Cody Fronckowiak, including one goal at 1 minute, 47 seconds into sudden-victory overtime, and one goal by Marshall Bouton, to a 3-2 overtime season-opening win against the visiting Delhi Bulldogs Tuesday (8-31) afternoon.

Bouton’s goal, off an assist from Ian Williams, tied the non-league game at 2-2 with 5:45 left to play. Margaretville goalkeeper Mitchell Hull made 10 saves.

The Margaretville Blue Devils girls’ soccer team opened their season on the road in Delhi Tuesday (8-31) afternoon with a 2-1 non-league loss to the host Lady Bulldogs. Tess Svoboda found the nets for the Blue Devils, who outshot Delhi 16-11.

More photos from the boys' game are available in the Image Gallery.


Elderly Phoenicia couple killed in tractor-trailer accident

By Jay Braman Jr.
An elderly Phoenicia couple was killed Thursday on Route 28 in Boiceville when their car was hit from behind by a tractor and trailer driven by a New Kingston man.


WIOX Roxbury radio officially begins transmitting

By Jay Braman Jr.
Roxbury’s new station flicked the switch to “broadcast” last Friday, and operators of the nonprofit endeavor promise to serve and reflect the diverse interests in the region.


Margaretville Street Fair

Street Fair FineryStreet Fair Finery Courtney Spaulding assisted the Catskill Mountain Christian Center with its tradition of providing assorted paper hats at the Margaretville Street Fair on Saturday. More photos from the Street Fair are in the Image Gallery. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Joyce St. George to receive Citizenship Award

Joyce St. GeorgeJoyce St. GeorgeMargaretville — The Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Board of Directors has selected Joyce St. George of New Kingston to receive  the Keene A. Roadman Hospital Citizenship Award. The award will be presented on October 16 at the Harvest Moon Ball which is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.

Ms. St. George has served as a member of the Margaretville Hospital Board and Mountainside Residential Care Center, and held the position of board chair from 2005-2007.


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