Margaretville

Local family to be featured on "Millionaire" Family Weekend

By Brian Sweeney
Many of us long to be millionaires — especially when the bucks can be earned in a short amount of time by appearing on a television show. Margaretville resident Betty DeSilva, her daughter, Diane DeSilva, and granddaughter, Bree Ballard, recently had that opportunity while playing the first-ever family version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”
The episode on which they appear was scheduled to air on local NBC affiliates on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Viewers should check their local listings for times and channels.


Youth basketball sign-ups at MCS

Sign-ups will be held for the Margaretville Central School Youth Basketball on Saturday, Dec. 6 at MCS. MCS  Booster Club Basketball is open to boys and girls who are in grades 3 through 6 at Margaretville Central School.


Soccer success: It takes a village

By Pete Palen
The 2008 high school boys’ soccer season was a special one. It was marked by excellent play by all our area boys’ teams. The Andes Mountaineers fielded one of their strongest teams in years, had a winning season, and were a formidable opponent. The Roxbury Rockets were in the hunt for the Delaware Mountain Championship right up to the final week of the season. Margaretville and South Kortright were crowned Upper Delaware and Delaware Mountain Champs, respectively. The Blue Devils and Rams then played their way to the Section IV, Class D Championship game at The Soccer Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta, where Kortright was crowned champion in a hard-fought match. Likewise, The Delhi Bulldogs culminated a two- season run of 36-2 with their first Section IV, Class C Championship.


Foothills Shoe Company making strides in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Marc Levenshus has been in the footwear business for over 30 years, and he’s bringing that experience to Margaretville.
His business, Foothills Shoe Company, opened its doors about a month ago in the Bussy Building on Main Street in Margaretville, in the former location of the Village Homemaker.
“In conversations with people up here, I realized that there were no stores to buy footwear, socks, thermal underwear, those kind of accessories,” he said. “When this location became available, I thought it might be a good opportunity to offer the goods I had off-price. That’s the concept: to offer brand names off-price.”


Several Mountainside residents recall casting ballots for FDR

Seventy years ago, a newly-elected president created a sequence of programs to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Now, more than half a century later, the country faces many of the same problems with a brand new leader.
A number of residents at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville remember the era of FDR and its challenges that have some parallels to the world we face today.


The Holiday Treasure Express returns with a parade and more

Margaretville — The Holiday Treasure Express returns after a successful campaign last year and now it includes a Main Street parade, business showcase and shopping adventures for all. The spirit of cooperation led to the creation of a campaign that serves local merchants while creating a diverse set of entertainments for visitors and residents alike.


MCS Scitamard Society to present "The Women"

Margaretville — The MCS Scitamard Society will present “The Women” by Clare Booth Luce this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, in the newly refurbished school auditorium at Margaretville Central School.
The comedy, written in 1936, will be presented at 7 p.m. both evenings. The show, which first opened on Broadway and ran for 657 performances, was a feature film in 1939 starring Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. It was also seen in a more recent remake this fall with Meg Ryan, Annette Benning and Debra Messing.


Margaretville alumnus Max Mead named Coach of the Year in Mid-Hudson Athletic League

By Julia Green
Margaretville graduate and Ellenville boys’ head soccer coach Max Mead was named the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Coach of the Year at the close of the fall season. The Ellenville boys finished the season with a 7-11 record and advanced to the sectional semifinals after winning their first sectional game since 1990 and their first sectional game in Class B competition. They also won the Nelson Tournament, held in Fleischmanns, the past two years.


MFD honors four members for 50+ years of service

Four members were honored for more than a half-century of service when the Margaretville Fire Department held its Annual Dinner on Nov. 1 at the Hanah Country Resort. MFD members honored for their long years of service were: Gordy McMurray, who was honored for 50 Years of Active Service; Dick Miller, who received honors for 52 years of service to MFD; Tom Phillips, who was recognized for 56 years of active membership in fire service; and Tom Wagner, who was absent from awards dinner but also was honored for 52 years of service.


CWC authorizes study funds for three watershed projects, increases Boiceville grant

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors on Nov. 4 approved contracts for the study phase of three proposed community wastewater management projects.
The hamlets of Trout Creek and South Kortright in Delaware County, and Lexington in Greene County, are in line for the projects because they are named in the 1997 New York City Watershed Memorandum of Agreement on a list of 22 communities needing wastewater solutions. Wastewater treatment plants, community septic systems and other solutions have already been provided or are in the planning stages for 14 of the 22 hamlets.


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