Community

MARK Project obtains $250,000 for small business development

By Brian Sweeney
The MARK Project has announced the addition of $250,000 for its Small Business Development Fund.
The fund, which offers a combination of mini-grants and low-interest loans was established after Hurricane Irene to assist businesses in the Town of Middletown, will now extend the program to the towns of Roxbury and Andes. Projects in Bovina and Pine Hill will also be considered, according to MARK Executive Director Peg Ellsworth.


MTC strikes Kelly Corners land deal with the County

By Cheryl Petersen
A mutually beneficial deal was struck between Delaware County Public Works and Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) at the county board of supervisor’s meeting last Wednesday.
“MTC needed to expand their service and backup,” said Glen Faulkner, general manager of MTC. “Kelly Corners is a central location to add electrical equipment and a generator.”
MTC approached Wayne Reynolds, county public works commissioner, and asked if there was a place to install a generator and build a 12-foot by 12-foot building on county property at Kelly Corners.


Bowling for Others

Bowling for a Cause: Margaretville Bowl Junior Bowlers recently conducted a bowl-a-thon, which raised $664 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  St. Jude is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.  St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where no family ever has to pay.Bowling for a Cause: Margaretville Bowl Junior Bowlers recently conducted a bowl-a-thon, which raised $664 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  St. Jude is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.  St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where no family ever has to pay.


Jr. Golf program planned for Shep Hills

Catskill Mountains Junior Golf is once again offering a junior golf program at two locations in 2014.
Shephard Hills Golf Course in Roxbury and Ouleout Creek Golf Course in North Franklin are both offering junior golf clinic days, a championship day and a parent/junior tournament in July.


Andes Clinic marks first anniversary

By Cheryl Petersen
The first anniversary for the Andes Clinic is just round the corner. As part of Bassett Healthcare Network, the Andes Clinic opened March 25, 2013 and has now reported 2,300 visits. “The clinic is meeting the need for primary care,” said Dr. Susan Fiore. “It’s been so well received that this spring we will be expanding services.”
TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.


Spring It On show opens at the Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Longyear Gallery is “Spring It On,” a group show featuring the work of Longyear Gallery members. The artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, March 8, from 3 t 6 p.m.
The works on display will include new work by Longyear’s 26 members, who each work in different media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, ceramics, collage, and photography.
“After such a long, cold, and difficult winter, we’re hoping our new show will be a harbinger of spring at last,” notes local artist Corneel Verlaan.


Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip that Saved Nature

“Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip that Saved Nature” is a Newspaper in Education program made possible through a partnership with local schools and the Catskill Mountain News. The New York State United Teachers, New York Newspapers Foundation and the Wyoming Press Association are funding this serial story (which begins today and runs for 8 weeks) in papers and classrooms across Wyoming and New York State.
Students will be learning about conservation while enjoying this non-fiction story about two friends’ visit to Yellowstone National Park in 1903.


Judd Hirsch left blowing in the wind on turbine project

By Joe Moskowitz
The Town of Denning Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has decided that it’s best to wait another month before making a final decision on whether actor Judd Hirsch should be allowed to construct a 176-foot tall wind turbine on his property in the town.
The ZBA was scheduled to make a decision at a meeting last week but tabled the matter for a month because only three members who were familiar with the issue showed up for the meeting.


Mountainside earns another 5-star rating

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Mountainside Residential Care Center received a five-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes issue.
Mountainside is receiving a five-star rating for the fourth year in a row.
“HealthAlliance is proud that Mountainside has earned this achievement for a fourth straight year,” said David Scarpino, CEO of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “The community can be certain that we have high-quality, long-term care facilities right here in their backyard.”


Jack Grace Band returns to Andes March 8

One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will keep you wanting more on Saturday, March 8. 
ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. 


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