Community

Tickets available for chamber dinner to be held May 13 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.


Delarc Bike-a-Thon expands with walk/run

The Arc of Delaware County (Delarc) will be holding its Annual Bike-A-Thon this Saturday, May 2, with a rain date of May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with routes in Walton, Delhi and Roxbury. Delarc has announced that it has expanded its Walton Bike-A-Thon Route to include a walking and running component.


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.


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.


Car big prize at Chamber golf tourney

Delhi — Shoot for a Hole in One and win a car, sponsored by chamber member Country Club Automotive Group at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Delhi College Golf Course on June 4.


Cornell study suggests farm exemptions lagging

By Matthew J. Perry
An ongoing study by Cornell Cooperative Extension suggests that Delaware County’s remaining farmers generally do not receive sufficient tax exemptions on prime soil and working land in general.
Study findings were presented at the county board of supervisors meeting on April 8. Amy Kenyon, who led the discussion, pointed out that agricultural exemptions are determined by individual assessors, and that oversights often are not due to systemic problems or biases in the state or county taxation methods.


Big Wheels tourney set at Delhi links

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.


Stream cleanups planned locally

The Catskill Corporation (CWC) will once again support groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from stream banks in their neighborhoods.
Youth and school groups, church organizations, civic and business associations, neighborhood groups and teams of friends are encouraged to scour stream and riversides for trash and to dispose of it properly.


Andes protests polling place shutdown

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes officials are protesting a Delaware County Board of Elections recommendation that would see a long-established polling site closed.


O’Connell is ‘pitcher perfect’ in MCS victory over Windham

By John Bernhardt
When Windham’s Mike Iacono lofted a pop-up near the line between home plate and first base in Thursday’s high school game at Margaretville, there were three Blue Devils’ infielders who might have been able to make the catch. Calling off his teammates, nobody doubted it was Margaretville pitcher Patrick O’Connell who would finish the play. When O’Connell’s mitt closed around the ball, the sophomore hurler had accomplished the improbable, recording the final put out of a pitching rarity, a perfect game. Not a single Windham Warrior reached base against O’Connell during the entire seven-inning game.


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