Community

STS takes 3rd place in Ulster Savings funding contest

By Jay Braman Jr.
The people at the Shandaken Theatrical Society in Phoenicia have something to clap about this week, and it’s not about something on the non-profit group’s stage, but in its bank account.
The group, known locally as STS and based inside an old Oddfellows Hall turned theater, has taken third prize in a unique Internet based contest mounted by the Ulster Savings Bank.


Stream health is focus of Trout Unlimited program on Feb. 26

The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a presentation on “Extreme Flow Events and Stream Health: What We Know and What We Don’t” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.
The presentation will be offered by Mark Vian, who serves as Stream Management Program Project Manager in the Rondout and Neversink Basins for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.


Local children's author takes on mult roles for 'Zobo'

By Joe Moskowitz
Christopher Durham is an actor, an artist, and one of the very few New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitators in New York City. Sometimes he lives there. Sometimes he lives here, and Sunday, people in his second home, Roxbury, were the first to see what Durham is doing now.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, especially little boys and girls, introducing Zobo. That is the name of his new book for children. The first kids met Zobo Sunday during a reading and book signing at the Roxbury General Store. 


MCS Senior Sam Capriotti pulls no punches with passion for boxing

By John Bernhardt
Someone once said, “Boxing isn’t for the feint of heart, it’s for the full of heart.” That’s an apt description of Sam Caprotti, 17, a senior at Margaretville Central School.
Sam Caprotti loves to box. Boxing is a form of self-discovery for Caprotti. A sport often called ‘the sweet science’ helps Caprotti discover something deep inside himself, a desire or a need, that allows Sam to continually surprise himself by exceeding what he once believed were his own limitations.


NY SAFE Act targeted at Delhi forum

By Cheryl Petersen
Along with many other volunteers, Stephen Morganstern handed out voter registrations, petitions, and information on the rights of firearm owners during last Saturday’s well-attended forum.
“I became active last summer,” said Morganstern. “Last August, there was a hostage incident in Bovina Center, right next door to our house. Catskill Mountain News covered the story well. The whole hostage incident was so unbelievable it got me active as a firearm owner.”


Shandaken board passes resolution in support of CMRR

By Jay Braman Jr.
Admitting that the effort has had a chilling affect on his relationship with Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley got just enough votes Monday to pass a memorializing resolution that calls for an end to the legal battle between the county and the Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR).


"Think Spring" silent auction underway at Fairview Library 'til March 1

Come visit Fairview Public Library to view and participate in “Think Spring,” a silent auction full of goodies to chase away the winter blues.
The auction, a fundraiser to benefit the library’s community programs and services, is now underway through March 1. Items include works of art, a luxury spa gift basket, “Tea for Two,” handcrafted gift cards, a snuggle cave for pets, fitness items, home decor, baskets of kitchen goods, and more. “


Breen family benefit on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Delhi American Legion

benefit event to raise funds for Delhi’s Gerry and Lilly Breen will be held this Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Delhi American Legion, 41 Page Ave, starting at 2p.m.
The benefit will feature a spaghetti dinner prepared by Cross Roads Café owner, Pamela Guy, with dinner servings beginning at 5p.m.


Roxbury High School competed in regional Science Olympiad

The Roxbury Central School High School Science Olympiad Team finished ninth at the Capitol District Regional Tournament held at the College of Saint Rose on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Over half of the A-Team members were able to capture at least one medal as the Rockets matched up against the biggest schools in the Albany area.


Chicken & Ribs at Arkville VFD this Saturday

The Arkville Fire Department will hold at Chicken and Ribs Barbecue in front of the firehall on Route 28 on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 11 a.m. until sold out.


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