Community

Local school budgets approved

By Julia Green
What they asked for, they got.
All three area school budgets that were proposed for the 2009-2010 school year were approved in Tuesday's vote, in which all propositions were given the green light and all unopposed candidates for Board of Education seats were elected.


County land study blasts NYC buying

Matthew J. Perry
Delaware County unveiled a completed environmental impact study last Wednesday that may well figure into negotiations with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other downstate interests for years to come.


DCHA and Humane Society to co-host opening events

Delhi — Memorial Day Weekend marks the opening of the historic buildings of the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA), including the 1797 Gideon Frisbee House – “The Birthplace of Delaware County.”


Detour teams with ACS for fund-raising concert

By John Bernhardt
They’ll be rocking the house again at Andes Central School. The school, which first gained musical notoriety by hosting a Hoobastank rock concert several years ago, will feature a second rock concert event. Detour, a local rock band with a legion of Delaware County fans, will be making a Detour 2 Andes on May 29 staging a three-hour concert event.


Business in the spotlight at annual chamber dinner

By Julia Green
The newly christened Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner last Wednesday at The Andes Hotel to honor a number of its members for their accomplishments and commitment to local business.
“Each one of our businesses make up the fabric of our community,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the chamber. “We have been able to grow our chamber at a time when other chambers are shrinking.”


Public invited to celebrate Mountainside anniversary

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Saturday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include barbecue chicken and trimmings, music by Blues Maneuver, speakers, crafts for children, antique cars and more.


First Ride-n-Peak event rolls smoothly

By Julia Green
Ninety-eight riders turned out for Saturday’s first-ever Catskill Scenic Ride-n-Peak event in Margaretville, a bike event to benefit the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
“It went very well,” said Carol O’Beirne, executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. The chamber was one of the collaborators for the event, along with the MARK Project, the KAATS Foundation, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Plattekill Mountain and Delaware County Tourism.
“Feedback was extremely positive and people wanted to see more of the same kind of event,” O’Beirne added.


Marshall Tucker to rock at Delhi

Delhi — In conjunction with the 2009 Art & Soul of the Catskills Festival, the Marshall Tucker Band will be performing at 7 p.m. on August 15, at the Clark Sports Center, SUNY Delhi. Local band, Blues Maneuver, will be opening.


Barn survey planned for summer

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will conduct a photographic survey of barns this summer. Armed with digital cameras and data forms, teams of volunteers will fan out across the town, which covers 98 square miles.


"FOODPLAY" offers serious lessons for local students

By Julia Green
Judy Shiner’s grandson now prefers a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit to a cookie as a pre-bedtime snack – a change that Shiner credits to his viewing of “FOODPLAY.”
Shiner, who is a part of the Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee, was the one who suggested bringing the production to the area after hearing of the positive impact it had on her own grandchildren.


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