Margaretville boys win season opener

The Margaretville Blue Devils boys’ varsity basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a win at home over the visiting Purple Devils from Franklin Monday night.
Junior center Brian Faulkner scored a team-high 32 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead MCS to a 56-34 win. Junior Marcus Moore added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

MCS lists honor roll students for first marking period

Margaretville Central School has released its first quarter Honor Roll.

Principal’s List
Grade 7—Michael Conroy, Melissa Day
Grade 8—Raeann Bond, Kellsey Buerge, Sean Gauntt, Megan Mauro, Alexis Molnar, Diane Perez, Ryan Sanford, Tess Svoboda
Grade 9 — Christy Archibald, Kaitlyn Archibald, Erin Filupeit
Grade 10—Caitlin Kohn, Olivia Todd
Grade 11 — Garrett Fairbairn, Kelly Filupeit, Christine Kelly, Gregory Lehn, Taylor McVitty, Michelle O’Reilly
Grade 12—Kory Ancona, Julia Brophy, Kaitlin Buerge

Land acquisition meeting stirs debate; consultant's information draws criticism

By Matthew J. Perry
County officials and a representative of Downeast Group, which is preparing an economic impact survey of Delaware County, toured four towns last week to discuss preliminary study findings and solicit community input. On Nov. 20, Margaretville became the tour’s last stop.

Holiday Treasure Express rolls this Saturday in village

Margaretville —The second annual Holiday Treasure Express, a community-wide celebration and “shop local” campaign, has its official launch this Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m with a parade up Main Street, Margaretville. 
The parade boasts over 30 units, including a band, the Delaware County Dairy Princess, floats, antique cars, fire trucks and promises a little something for everyone. 

CWC hosts show by Athena Billias

Margaretville — Watercolors and oil paintings by Tannersville artist Athena Billias, who paints in the style of the Hudson River School, are now on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office in Margaretville.
“Catskills Waterworld” includes 15 stunning paintings of streams, waterfalls and other scenes from the rugged Mountaintop region of Greene County where masters of the Hudson River School of Art found inspiration 150 years ago.

"Cricket on the Hearth" is a love story for the holidays

Margaretville — “To have a Cricket on the Hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world,” says Dot Peerybingle in The Open Eye Theater’s production of Charles Dickens’ “The Cricket on the Hearth,” opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. 
The story, one of Dickens’ Christmas novellas, has been adapted for the stage by Amie Brockway, and is directed by Monica Wildermuth.  Adrienne J. Brockway has designed the set and lighting. 

Margaretville basketball preview: Boys' hoop team looks to gain experience

By Julia Green
After a 6-13 overall record in the 2007-08 season, the Margaretville Blue Devils are looking to a young squad to continue laying the foundation.
“Half our roster has not played a varsity game,” said MCS Head Coach Jeremey Marks. “But by the same token, a lot of those guys have had at least a year on JV, so they’re very capable players. It’s just a matter of defining our style, the kids buying into the system and committing to improve every day, and committing to playing tough defense and rebounding combined with a patient offense.”

Margaretville basketball preview: Lady Blue Devils prepare for season opener

By Julia Green
The hoop season is underway, and Margaretville girls’ basketball Head Coach Kyle Holden is optimistic about his Lady Devils’ chances this season.
The girls, who finished last season 9-11 overall and 7-7 in league play, return seven players from last year’s squad, three of them starters. In addition to a strong core of returners, the Lady Blue Devils have a healthy source of senior leadership in the form of five seniors this season, to whom Holden will be looking for leadership.

Holiday basketball tournament at MCS

The Margaretville Central School Booster Club will hold its 2nd Annual MCS Booster Club Holiday Basketball Tournament at MCS on Dec. 11 through 13. The tournament will again feature boys’ and girls’ brackets and will feature boys’ varsity teams from Andes, Franklin, Gilboa and Margaretville central schools. The girls’ bracket will feature teams from Andes, Franklin, Hancock and Margaretville central schools.

Million dollar game show quest falls short in Thicke of contest

By Brian Sweeney
They didn’t win a million dollars, but they had plenty of fun trying.
Margaretville resident Betty DeSilva, along with daughter, Diane DeSilva, and granddaughter, Brianne Ballard, appeared on the NBC program “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” last week and came up short of their million-dollar goal.

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