Margaretville

Brookside Hardware named top business after bouncing back from devastating fire

By Julia Green
Will Finch, owner of Brookside Hardware in Margaretville, was honored Thursday night by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, which presented him with its 2008 Business of the Year Award at its annual dinner. New York State Sen. John Bonacic was the guest speaker at the event, which took place at the Andes Hotel.
The Hobart Book Village was also recognized, receiving the Arnold Banker Tourism Award, which was presented by Linda Stratigos, vice chairperson of the chamber’s board and accepted by Hobart Book Village founder Don Dales.


Bishop to visit St. Margaret's on Sunday

For the first time in its almost 100-year existence, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Margaretville will be visited by the presiding Bishop of the Albany Episcopal Diocese, Bishop William Love. Bishop Bill will hold High Holy Mass at St. Margaret’s on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public and all are invited to join in the potluck lunch immediately following the service.


Bauer returns for Wilde evenings at The Open Eye Theater in October

Oscar Wilde’s classic novel of obsession and terror, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” gets a fresh and exciting twist in Vernon Bauer’s new one-man show, coming to the Catskills for a two-night engagement just in time for Halloween. The show, titled simply “Dorian Gray,” is being presented as part of The Open Eye Artist Showcase Series and will be performed at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made after October 17 by calling 586-1660.


Festival antique appraisals benefit Historical Society

Bob Connelly, a nationally recognized antiques appraiser and auctioneer, will provide verbal appraisals of antiques for visitors to the sixth annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the history tent. A fee of $4, or $10 for three items, will be charged, with proceeds going to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.


Floats wanted for Holiday Treasure Express parade

The second annual Holiday Treasure Express, a community-wide holiday celebration and “shop local” campaign, makes its return this year with a brand new twist. A major parade up Margaretville’s Main Street, with bands, floats, antique cars, and lots of other surprises has been scheduled for November 29 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) to kick off the season-long event.


Margaretville Cauliflower Fest features down home fun Saturday

Jumping frogs, rumbling tractors, a barrel train and a mystifying magical performance will add to the fun at the Sixth Annual Margaretville Cauliflower Festival Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the village park. The event is free and is held rain or shine. It is sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce.


Thrift Shop fashions all the rage of Hospital Auxiliary show

By Dorothy Jennings
Anyone laboring under the misconception that women are the weaker sex has never witnessed Black Friday’s annual shopping frenzy offering super sales beginning as early as Midnight following Thanks-giving dinner. News reports screening women frantically battling over a marked down item in Wal-Mart or Bloomingdale’s will testify to the tenacity of shopaholics possessing a shared trait near and dear to the hearts of most ladies, a bargain!
And there were bargains galore on Saturday afternoon during the Fifth Annual Fashion Show sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Margaretville Hospital. Ranging from sporty attire to elegant gowns, there was something for every taste.


Final Yankee Stadium game comes 76 years after first visit

Willis Marks attended first game during 1932 season
By Julia Green
At 86 years of age, Margaretville native Willis Marks has a few different “claims to fame” to his name.


Busy week for area high school soccer clubs

Roxbury girls gain experience; Blue Devil boys split in tourney
By John Bernhardt

RCS girls’ offense struggles
“Coming off the last couple of games, we’re definitely playing with more intensity,” praised Roxbury’s first-year girls’ soccer coach Lisa Faraci. “Things have been coming together. We’re controlling the ball more and putting together some good runs. Unfortunately, we’re still having trouble finding the nets.”


Horizons show opening at Longyear

Opening this week is a new collective show by the Longyear member artists, featuring Transitory Horizons, a solo exhibition by Ann Lee Fuller. The artists’ reception will take place at Longyear Gallery on Saturday, September 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Ann Lee Fuller describes her work as being “a combination of literal and abstract, a meeting of contrasts.” Her well known work is inspired by the shifting weather of the Catskill Mountains rural landscape with its transitory horizons and unique moments of light created when sky meets land.


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