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State title dream ends for South Kortright girls

By John Bernhardt
Their roster read like a league all-star team. All five starters of Section IV’s Sherman Wildcats girls’ basketball team were seniors. Four of the starters have played varsity basketball every year of their high school careers. The fifth began her varsity career as a sophomore. Guard/forward Beth Gribble and six-foot forward Rachel Ottaway are both 1,000 point scorers averaging 13.5 points per game. The Wildcats are tournament tested winning three Section VI Class D titles in the last four years. And the Sherman team is guided by one of New York State’s most accomplished coaches, Mel Swanson.


Local author to discuss work at Art in Common on Saturday

Margaretville — Enjoy a local cheese and wine tasting as author Joanne Michaels discusses her work and avenues to publishing for aspiring authors on Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Margaretville’s Commons building, as part of the popular multi-art event series “Art in Common.”


New CEO, GM named at Emerson Resort & Spa

Mt. Tremper — Emily Fisher and Dean Gitter, owners of Emerson Resort & Spa, have announced the appointment of Naomi Umhey as chief operating officer and Tracy Lynch as general manager. Between them, the two long-time executive team members share nearly 27 years experience working for the property.


Free rabies clinics planned

The Delaware County Public Health service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets in the villages of Fleischmanns and Andes on April 24 and May 8, respectively. The Fleischmanns clinic will take place Friday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fleischmanns Firehall. The Andes clinic will take place Friday, May 8 at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.


Plattekill to host snowmobile drag races

Roxbury — Plattekill Mountain will host its annual Snowmobile Drag races this weekend, March 28 and 29, in an event which will mark the resort’s 12th year and crown the coveted “King of the Hill 2009.” This annual event, which has provided much excitement to all ages whether racer or race fan over all these years, will make for a great day of family fun. The resort has taken advantage of the recent cold weather and has been making snow on the strip and burying the course in several feet of snow in preparation for the event. 


The college golf course at Delhi opens

DELHI - The College Golf Course at Delhi will open for play Saturday, March 21. Preseason conditions are in effect and the course will initially be open only to walkers. As an added incentive, the course is offering a special greens fee rate during March of $10 for nine holes and $15 for unlimited daily play.


Kennedy to raise funds for Water Discovery Center

By Brian Sweeney
Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. has agreed to co-chair a leadership chair for the capital campaign for the proposed Water Discovery Center in Arkville.
Organizers of the Water Discovery Center (WDC) planned for Arkville are hoping to involve a number of heavy-hitters to assist with their fund-raising efforts for the $25 million project. Mr. Kennedy is the first big name to come on board. He is an environmental lawyer and a professor at Pace University Law School.


Pine Hill Arms Triathlon is Saturday

Belleayre — The annual Pine Hill Arms Triathlon takes off this Saturday, March 21. This is a unique iron-man style triathlon that should not be missed by area athletes. Participants can compete as individuals or as teams. Over 100 participants will participate in this challenging “ski-bike-run” event.


Maple Weekends show off local sugar at Frost Valley

Claryville — It’s Maple Sugar time at Frost Valley YMCA with two open house weekends planned at the Sugar Shack on March 21-22 and March 28-29.
This free event runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, with tours every half-hour and activities throughout the day. Guided seasonal activities will also be plentiful for overnight guests.


Teams got a kick at MCS indoor tourney

The Margaretville Booster Club held its sixth annual Booster Club Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend.
The competition for teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders was held Friday night. The Ellenville Young Guns defeated Margaretville’s Yee Borshky in the championship match to finish first; Ellenville’s Junior Gunners finished third while Margaretville’s Popp’n Pop Tarts took fourth.


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