Arkville

Volunteer assistance is needed for fire tower interpretive work

Arkville — For nearly a century, observers watched the forests of New York State, including the Catskill Forest Preserve, from more than 100 fire towers perched atop the highest peaks, searching for the dangerous telltale signs of forest fires.  In the Catskill region, there were 19 towers.


Square dance Friday features Tremperskill Boys

Arkville — The Tremperskill Boys will provide the music and John Jacobson will be doing calling for an old-fashioned square dance at Casey Joe’s Coffee House in Arkville on Friday, May 28 starting at 7 p.m.


Award-winning Delaware & Ulster gearing up for a new season

On Memorial Day weekend, the Catskill Mountains come back to life as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad cars chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure. Whether you’re a mountain regular or a first time visitor, you haven't truly experienced authentic mountain life until you and your family enjoy a ride on the rails.


Arkville-produced American Airgunner" hits bull's-eye with cable TV audience

By Brian Sweeney
A new cable TV show with a steadily growing audience is being filmed near Arkville.
American Airgunner premiered on the Sportsman Channel last July. The show is designed to re-introduce the world of airguns and the airgun lifestyle to millions of hunters, target shooters and airgun enthusiasts throughout the USA.


Flowers and birds are walk focus

A program titled Ephemeral Wildflowers & Warblers will be held on Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to noon in Arkville. Naturalist Matt Maloney will introduce participants to beautiful flowers and colorful wood warblers.


Helpers needed for clean-up job at cemetery site

Arkville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on county Route 38.
A workday is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m.


Arkville Water District loan to be repaid early

Staff report
A long-term loan for the Arkville Water District will be paid off seven years early through utilization of a fund balance.

The Middletown Town Board, which oversees the district, voted last week to apply district funds to pay $55,000 remaining on a long-term loan.


Family escapes from burning Arkville home

By Brian Sweeney
A house on Erpf Road, Arkville was damaged by fire on Wednesday night.
The 911 call alerted firefighters that a bed was on fire, but when volunteers arrived, they found flames coming from four windows on the first floor.


Fire damage minimal at vacant Arkville house

By Brian Sweeney
A vacant home on Dry Brook Road, Arkville sustained only minor damage from a fire last Tuesday evening. The fire at a house owned by William Pyles started on an enclosed back porch. The porch was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they were able to bring the blaze under control in about 10 minutes.


ARC volunteers raise funds for Salvation Army

Arkville — Folks from The Arc of Delaware County’s (Delarc) Community Living Skills Center in Arkville raised $251 from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the Salvation Army by ringing the bells.


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