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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.


Free rabies clinics in Andes and Arkville

The Delaware County Public Health Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Andes and Arkville during the month of May. The first will be in Andes on Friday, May 8 and will be held at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.
The second will be on Friday, May 29 at the Arkville Firehall, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cats and dogs are eligible for their first rabies vaccine at three months of age. Pets must be confined while at the clinics.


Stream plan will be topic at TU meeting

The Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28 in Boiceville. The program will feature a presentation entitled Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Plan and a video flyover of the Esopus Creek.


Tedisco concedes special election; Murphy heads to Congress

By Julia Green
After three weeks of counting and re-counting, the results are finally in: Scott Murphy is set to become the newest member of Congress. Murphy, a Democrat, will become the next congressman to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District following a lengthy election process that has dragged on since the end of March. Murphy’s opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, conceded the election on Friday, bringing to an end a recount in which election officials spent weeks counting absentee ballots from across the district.


2009 Relay for Life a huge success

By Mike Porter
Seven years ago, when Delaware County first decided to hold a Relay For Life, the offices of the American Cancer Society felt that a small rural county like Delaware could possibly raise $20,000 to $30,000 annually. In spite of predictions about amount of fund raising possible, the Delaware County Relay For Life has exceeded its goals each year.


Free testing at hospital health fair

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.


Roadside Cleanup Day in Big Indian

Twenty-six adult volunteers and 10 children from Big Indian/Oliverea assembled Saturday in front of the hamlet’s fire department prior to conducting a morning-long roadside cleanup. The volunteers covered a two-mile stretch along Route 28 running through Big Indian and a four-mile stretch along Route 47 running south past Oliverea. The day’s event was organized by the Big Indian/Oliverea Beautification Committee chaired by Martie Gailes.


Golf tourney in Delhi May 8

Delhi — The annual Big Wheels Golf Tournament, held at the Delhi College Golf Course will take place on Friday, May 8, according to the Big Wheels tournament committee. The event serves as a primary fund-raiser for programs and services which provide assistance to Delaware County senior citizens.


Honor mom and help the Humane Society

Delhi — Mother’s Day is approaching fast and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) has some great gift giving ideas. Give the gift that gives twice, lasts a lifetime and is one-of-a-kind. Be a part of the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society’s Heart Walk and show Mom what she really means to you.
This Mother’s Day, honor your mother or grandmother and help the animals at the same time.


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