Buy some gas and get your car fixed: Beers is in business in Arkville

By Joe Moskowitz
The Hamlet of Arkville now has something that used to be commonplace, but now is a rarity in America. You can buy gas and get your car fixed in the same place.
On Monday, Jim Beers opened Beers’ Auto in the building attached to the Arkville Country Store on Route 28.
Beers had been in business in Fleischmanns for about four years, but completed the move to Arkville this week.

Roxbury Business mixer on tap for Jan. 28

The Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) will hold its first business mixer and networking event of the year called Dare to Share – Roxbury Dream Campaign. The event will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m., at Queens Mountain Café, 53470 State Highway 30.

Applications due for Platte Clove Artists' Colony

Arkville — The Catskill Center is accepting applications for the 2014 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program. Painters, writers, sculptors, photographers, and composers are invited to apply for this unique residency located at the Center’s pristine nature preserve in the Platte Clove, Town of Hunter, in Greene County.
The program runs from July through September and residencies typically last one week.

Crazy River Café hosts Feb. 9 fundraiser for humane society

By Joe Moskowitz
Hard times can make life even harder for some pets. Fortunately for some of the abandoned, unwanted, or the “new landlord won’t allow them” cats and dogs in Delaware County, there is the Heart of the Catskills animal shelter on Route 10 in Delhi.
On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Crazy River Café on Route 28 in Margaretville is going to host a fundraiser for the shelter.

Longyear "Artists Choose Artists" show opens

By Cheryl Petersen
Displayed side-by-side is artwork of members and non-members of Longyear Gallery in Margaretville.
“It’s fun,” said Elaine Grandy, member. “Longyear has hosted the Artists Choose Artists’ show for five years as an invitational to guest artists to exhibit their artwork.”

Roxbury General Store opens to appreciative neighbors

By Cheryl Petersen
A general store replete with practical, striking, and lovely items for sale to the public held its opening day Saturday. Paper lining the store-front windows came down and the doors opened. “The store is a wonderful addition to Roxbury,” said Helen Faraci, a lifelong resident.

Play Bingo in Andes to aid Relay for Life

A Bingo game benefitting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at The Andes Hotel.
The contests will feature prizes donated by area businesses and local celebrities will call the games.
There is a suggested donation of $3 per card or two cards for $5. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.
To reserve a spot, please call 845 676-3980.
The Andes Hotel is located at 110 Main Street, Andes.

Here's the Scoop: January 22, 2014

There’s no place like Home Goods...
A little chapter in local history will soon come to a close when Dorothy Maffei steps down as owner of Home Goods of Margaretville (HGM).
In a small town, businesses come and go. In fact, the “go” enterprises somehow seem to outnumber the arrivals. As opposed to mega-malls, shopping in rural areas usually offers a much different type of experience. Stores are often unique. Owners usually know your name.

Properly Chilled?

Chilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick SanfordChilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick Sanford

Crossing Guard Janice Armstrong of Andes, had the right idea, as she wisely layered herself against those balmy -2 degree temperatures on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Like the rest of us, we're sure she was very happy to get back to "room temperature."

Belleayre resort support strong at Middletown hearing

A large crowd — most solidly in favor of the proposed Belleayre Resort — turned out for Thursday’s Middletown Planning Board public hearing on the project.
Approximately 75 people were in attendance at the Middletown Town Hall to express their opinions on the planned resort in Highmount. The project, first proposed in 1999, currently includes two hotels, lodging units, a spa and a golf course. If approved, the Belleayre Resort would be built in both the Towns of Shandaken and Middletown. The Middletown portion would primarily include the golf course and related structures.

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