New Kingston

Best Service Winner: Heidi Condon, New Kingston

By Jay Braman, Jr.
New Kingston, for the uninitiated, is pretty small.
I found it for the first time one summer day when I went up Margaretville Mountain Road, leaving from the village and going over the hill past the Margaretville Mountain Inn and down the other side to where it spills off onto Route 6.
In the few miles between there and New Kingston, I was amazed at the scenery, thinking Lord of the Rings fans that stumbled onto this territory would believe they had actually found the Shire.

New Kingston resident debuts film

Staff report
Part-time New Kingston resident David France is making his directorial debut.  France, who splits his time between New York City and the Catskills, has a new documentary entitled, “How to Survive a Plague.” It hits theaters on September 21.

Based on some very favorable screenings, including one which took place at The Roxbury Arts Group, the film is already generating early Oscar buzz. So far, the film is slated to be shown at a number of Landmark Theaters in 28 cities, as well as the IFC Center in New York City, said France.

Technology, Mother Nature are stars of New Kingston Film Festival

By Pauline Liu
A new and improved New Kingston Film Festival debuted Saturday night, despite the rain. For the first time, festivalgoers were able to park their cars in the field behind the New Kingston Presbyterian Church and watch the films from the comfort of their cars, “drive-in style.”

NK festival features film, music and food

New Kingston — In a place where residents know each other by first names only, phone numbers are exchanged using only the last four digits and a trip involving a major highway requires over an hour of driving, a local couple brings conceptual, controversial, spectacular, and whimsical films to the screen at the New Kingston Film Festival.

New Kingston News: June 22, 2011

The New Kingston Valley Grange met the second of June for a meeting and lunch afteerward.

New Kingston News: June 1, 2011

New Kingston Valley Grange met for its meeting the fifth of this month, the first since December as they closed the hall for the winter. They held the meeting at 10:30 and a potluck luncheon following. They held several discussions.

Acting Lecturer, Barbara Clark, talked about the history of the Humming Bird. The birthdays for the month of May are: Marjorie Tweedie the first; Thelma Ruff the 19th and Barbara Clark the 20th. Dave and Georgia Taylor celebrated their anniversary the 17th.

New Kingston News: Nov. 17, 2010

New Kingston Valley Grange held its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4. It was the last meeting at the hall for the year there as it will be closed for the winter. The December meeting will be held at the home of Thelma Ruff in Andes.

Fire damage limited at New Kingston home

By Brian Sweeney
A New Kingston home sustained only minor damage in a fire Sunday evening. The fire on the property of Richard and Pat Connell reportedly started in a woodpile adjacent to the house, according to Margaretville Fire Chief Gene Rosa.

History marked at New Kingston event

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown and the New Kingston Valley Association unveiled a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday.
Fran Faulkner, longtime executive committee member of the historical society, former postmaster and “unofficial mayor” of New Kingston, unveiled the marker with her grandson, Brian Faulkner.
Former New Kingston resident Bill Birns, a retired teacher, spoke following the unveiling of the marker to the assembled audience of more than 60 people.

Unveiling of historic marker will take place Sunday in New Kingston

New Kingston — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) and the New Kingston Valley Association will unveil a historic marker near the post office in the hamlet of New Kingston on Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

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