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Hospital's health fair offered screenings, community info

By Brian Sweeney
More than 125 members of the public took advantage of the free services provided at Margaretville Hospital’s annual Spring Health on May 8. The Health Fair was a cooperative effort that involved hospital staff, plus representatives of several outside agencies, who teamed to provide complimentary services and literature on numerous topics.


Congressman Murphy visits Delhi

Delhi — A receptive crowd gathered at the Crossroads Café & Coffee Bar in Delhi last Saturday at 11 a.m. to attend Congressman Scott Mur-phy’s first “Congress at Your Corner” in Delaware County.
Delaware County Board of Supervisors Chair, Jim Eisel, introduced Murphy to the room of constituents that included Andes Supervisor, Marty Donnelly, and Delaware County Dem-ocratic Committee Chair, Cindy Lockrow-Shimmerling.


Day Camp Open House as Frost Valley

Claryville — Frost Valley YMCA will host a Day Camp Open House on Sunday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children and parents will receive tours and information about Frost Valley’s renowned day camp. Lunch is included.


Scenic biking event rolls into village on Saturday

By Julia Green
Cycling enthusiasts and leisurely bike riders won’t have to go far to find something to do this weekend, when the inaugural Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak cycling event takes place in and around Margaretville on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
“A bicycling event had been simmering for quite awhile,” said Lucci Kelly, one of the event organizers. “At the very beginning I was sitting in then-executive director Joan Lawrence-Bauer’s office at MARK and we were saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a professional bike race here?’” Kelly learned that Lawrence-Bauer had had a similar conversation with Christine DuBois, and that other people had been having similar conversations. “A lot of people were thinking the same thing,” she said.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Pakatakan Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market, held at the historic Round Barn in Halcottsville, opens on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which is starting its 18th season, operates every Saturday through mid-October. Admission is free. Special events will be planned throughout the season.


Leadership simulcast is Friday at CMCC

The Winner’s Circle Business Institute is hosting the 2009 Maximum Impact Live Simulcast on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at Catskill Mountain Christian Center.
This premier leadership event offers insight and teaching from some of the world’s most successful leaders and forerunners.


Hospital Health Fair planned for Friday, May 8

Margaretville — Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital’s Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Chamber of Commerce dinner at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Beetles post a threat to Catskill maples

By Jay Braman Jr.
What would the Catskills be like without maple trees?
That’s one question worth asking now that yet another invasive species is closing in on the region.
Like Gypsy Moths have in the past, the Asian long-horned beetle is now creeping toward the mountains. These bugs, which first showed up in Brooklyn harbor about a decade ago in packing crates from China, have since been found on Long Island and in parts of New Jersey.


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