Margaretville

Roxbury hosts Margaretville Chamber's monthly member-to-member mixer

By Jill Ribich
The Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce hosted a member-to-member mixer Wednesday in Roxbury. Over 80 people attended the event that began at The Roxbury Motel. Food was provided by six Roxbury restaurants and caterers including Mary’s Cookin’ Again, Cassie’s Café, The East Branch, the T-Bar, Fane’s Family Diner and the Public Lounge.


Fairview Public Library launches 2008 summer reading program

Join “Catch the Reading Bug!” this summer at the Fairview Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, ages four to 12, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, a reading club, and more.


State audit of Margaretville Central School finds financial controls lacking

By Julia Green
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Wednesday the results of audits of a number of school districts, including Margaretville Central School.
“My office’s audits of school districts, charter schools and BOCES help schools improve their financial management practices,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “These audits are tools for schools to make sure proper policies and procedures are in place to protect taxpayer dollars and provide students with the best possible education.”


Margaretville Field Days open Tuesday

School’s out. Vintage baseball is in season. The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market is open for business. And, as of Tuesdsay, the latest reminder that summer is in full swing will once again be upon us.
Carnival-goers can enjoy rides, games, food and fun when the Margaretville Fire Department’s Annual Field Days begin at the village park on Tuesday, when rides open at 6 p.m.


Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.


ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.


Parsons exhibit to go on display; concert scheduled at Park Pavilion

An ongoing research initiative at Parsons The New School for Design has involved students in multiple disciplines who, since 2006, have undertaken design projects with Margaretville’s revitalization in mind. A selection of their ideas, called “The Margaretville Projects” will be unveiled on Saturday, June 21 at 4 p.m. at The Commons Building’s second floor.


Beach Party Vacation Bible School at Margaretville Methodist Church

The Margaretville United Methodist Church will hold a Beach Party-themed Vacation Bible School for children aged pre-K through sixth grade at the church on Church Street. Activities planned for attendees of the Bible School include singing, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games.


Well house ribbon cutting this Saturday in Margaretville; Democratic dinner to follow

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting at the Fair Street well house this Saturday, June 21, at 3 p.m. A representative from Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand’s office will be on hand at the event, as well as a representative from the Department of Health and Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton.


Guided tour of Margaretville

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Rectory didn’t always sit on Academy Street in Margaretville. Find out who built it and where (and how Academy Street got its name) at this Saturday’s guided walking tour of historic Margaretville offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown.


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