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Benefit concert Jan. 10 for African service trip

There will be a benefit concert on January 10 to raise funds for area youth and adults who will be traveling to West Africa in July to help some of the neediest children of Ghana. The concert will be at p.m. in the home of Justin and Barbara Mellon Kolb outside of Fleischmanns and will feature performances by Justin Kolb, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown.


Looking back at the top stories of 2009

Following is a summary of the News’ top stories from January through June 16.

Week of Jan. 7-13
• Shoppers found shelves at the Margaretville A & P virtually empty over the holiday weekend as the Bridge Street grocery store prepares to close, making way for a new Freshtown scheduled to open by early February.
• After serving as mayor of Margaretville for six years, Bill Stanton has announced that he will not be seeking a fourth term.
• A proposal to build 34, 410-foot-tall commercial wind turbines on the Moresville Ridge between Roxbury and Stamford has been an ongoing topic of controversy for several years.


Toni Scheck and Chub Etts married

Chub Etts and Toni Scheck were married Christmas morning in the family home. Her son, David, and his girlfriend Rhoda were witnesses. Carol Ann Dykstra was also a guest.
Rev. Richard Dykstra performed the ceremony.
Following the ceremony the reception was catered at Cassie’s Café.


Charity Dinner on Christmas Day donated by Phoenicia restauranteur

By Jay Braman Jr.
Two events, one just passed and the other coming on Christmas Day, really show that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Phoenicia, where two businessmen, showing a sense of appreciation for those facing difficult times, have devised clever and effective ways to offer help directly to those in need.


Outgoing Auxiliary President Sue Adams recalls organization's achievements

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 10 at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. The event also marked the last official duties for Sue Adams of Arkville, who has served as auxiliary president for two years. Margaretville resident Peter Molnar will take over as president on Jan. 1.


School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


Delhi Bank Corp. dividend up

Delhi — Delhi Bank Corp. announced that its board of directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held on Dec. 18, declared a fourth quarter 2009 cash dividend of $0.1367 per share. This quarterly cash dividend represents a 1.2 percent increase over the split adjusted $0.135 per share declared for the quarter ending September 2009.


Route 28 is not named among unsafe roadways

By Jay Braman Jr.
The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has released a report listing the top five percent of unsafe state roads and according to the report none of the highways in Delaware or Ulster county, including Route 28, have made the list.


New manager takes over at Hanah

By Julia Green
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville is under new management as of Dec. 1. Replacing former manager Hidekazu Kiyono is new General Manager Toshiyuki Shioya, who began at the start of the month and is very clear about his priorities.


Frost Valley offers Kids' Winter Camp fun; holiday promotion encourages family visits

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA in the Catskill Mountain High Peaks will host its popular Kids’ Winter Camp from Sunday-Friday, Dec. 27, 2009 through Jan. 1, 2010.


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