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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. 


South Kortright boys bring home state hoop title

By John Bernhardt
History making. There’s no other way to describe the enormity of what the South Kortright boys’ basketball team accomplished this season. After taking Glens Falls by storm this weekend, the Rams completed the final chapter of a storybook season by beating both Chateaugay and Greenport high schools to become New York State Class D Champions.


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.


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.


Proposed OCS budget pegs tax increase at 9 percent

By Jay Braman Jr.
Making it clear that it is still “just a draft,” Onteora Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leslie Ford outlined the proposed 2009-2010 budget for listeners in Shandaken Town Hall Monday. Ford and school board trustees have been on a district tour with the plan, going to town meetings to explain the spending plan and get feedback from residents. Following that process, Ford is scheduled to present her recommended budget on March 31, and the school board is scheduled to adopt a budget on April 22. Voters will weigh in on May 19.


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