Margaretville

School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Kory Ancona earned symposium invite

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School senior Kory Ancona became the first MCS student to participate in the 24th annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Research Symposium in Albany on March 30 and 31. The annual event brings together some of the best and brightest young minds from around the state; over 400 students from more than 40 schools between Westchester County and Western New York presented original scientific research at the symposium.


"The Sound of Music" at MCS this weekend

The MCS Scitamard Society will present “The Sound of Music” on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, in the school auditorium featuring an all-student cast. The musical, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Richard Rogers, will be seen at 7 p.m. both evenings. Tickets for adults will be $6, students and senior citizens $4 with all children under eight years old being offered free admission.


Chamber of Commerce dinner at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Leadership simulcast is Friday at CMCC

The Winner’s Circle Business Institute is hosting the 2009 Maximum Impact Live Simulcast on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at Catskill Mountain Christian Center.
This premier leadership event offers insight and teaching from some of the world’s most successful leaders and forerunners.


Roxbury softball team rolling; Margaretville girls split pair

By Julia Green
RCS 15, Stamford (Thursday)
It was another solid showing for the Roxbury Lady Rockets on Thursday, when they posted a 15-0 victory over visiting Stamford to improve their record to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in league competition. Jessica Utsler went 3-for-3 with a triple for Roxbury while pitcher Heather Davie went 2-for-3 with four runs and three RBIs.


Local baseball clubs improve in diamond play

By Julia Green
Windham 4, Margaretville 9 (Thursday)
“Brian Faulkner pitched a complete game,” said Margaretville Head Coach Rick Funck of Faulkner’s performance at home on Thursday, when the Blue Devils hosted visiting Windham. Faulkner tallied eight strikeouts and allowed only three hits in the game, which Margaretville won, 9-4. “It was his most solid performance of the year so far,” Funck added.


Free testing at hospital health fair

Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital's Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Margaretville boys drop three in a row, despite two-run homer in extra innings

By Julia Green
Downsville 5, Margaretville 4 (Thursday)
An RBI single to left-center in the final inning was all the Downsville Eagles needed to edge out the visiting Margaretville Blue Devils on Thursday. Despite scoring four runs in the opening inning, including a two-run single by Brian Faulkner, the Blue Devils were held scoreless through the remainder of the game.


Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


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