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Maender twins born in April



Eric and Kasandra Maender are the parents of twins born April 15, 2008 in Atlanta, Ga. Leanna Violet and Jonas Frederic are the grandchildren of JoAnn and Norman Maender of Margaretville and Scotia and Violet Blyden and Henry Blyden of Sarasota, Fla.

Arena natives celebrate 60th



Jean and Frederick Ketchum were married in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 26, 1948. Fred is the son of Roland and Gertrude Ketchum of Arena and Margaretville. After their honeymoon, Jean and Fred returned to the Arena home. Their first night back they were treated to an old country custom — a Skimmelton! After the newlywed couple were safely asleep for […]

Local student earns Dean’s List honors at Adirondack CC



Adam Barrett, the son of Thomas and Anne Barrett of Andes, has been placed on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury. Adam is majoring in adventure sports leadership and training. Students on the Dean’s List at Adirondack Community College have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better.

Cobleskill couple welcomes baby boy



Paul and Erin France of Cobleskill have announced the birth of their son, Tyler Holden France, born April 2, 2008 at 3:32 p.m. at Bellevue Hospital. He weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Tyler is a brother to Joshua Thomas France, 16, of Cobleskill and Lyndsay Mae France, 18, of Gastonia, NC. Maternal grandparents […]

Randazzo named CEO, president of The Sulfur Institute



Catherine Randazzo, daughter of Ted Randazzo of Halcott Center, recently began work as president and CEO of The Sulphur Institute (TSI) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining The Sulphur Institute, Randazzo was chief operating officer and executive vice president of The Society of the Plastics Industry, also located in Washington. Randazzo began her new role on May 5. TSI is […]

Finkel earns law degree from Tulane



Sayde Finkel, daughter of Cheryl Stelter and Steve Finkel of New Kingston, graduated from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans in May. An honors graduate from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., in 2005, Sayde originally attended Tulane for just one week during August of 2005, but was forced to evacuate just prior to Hurricane Katrina and spent that […]

Local students earn honors from BOCES for third quarter



The ONC BOCES, Northern Catskill Occupational Center has released a list of local students who earned Principal’s List and Honor Roll spots for the third quarter of the 2007-2008 school year. From Margaretville, Kelly Filupeit, Innovative Programs, was named to the Principal’s List. Honor Roll students include: from Andes, Anthony Mincarelli, Visual Commun-ications. From Margaretville: Kyle Andersen, Culinary & Innovative […]

Eun Lee named to Merit honors



Eun Lee of Margaretville, daughter of Joon Lee and Sunny Lee, was named to the Merit List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the spring 2007 semester. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester to be named to the Merit List.

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.” Hinkley was one of three nominees […]


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