Features and Upcoming Events

Auxiliary announces March sales events

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop will be holding a March “In Like a Lion Sale starting March 1 and running through March 8.
All winter-weight apparel will be priced at half off regular prices. Skis to pajamas included. Some specialty items excepted. Drop in for some great deals!
The Thrift Shop will be holding a March Out Like a Lamb Sale starting March 22 and running through March 31. All spring/summer items will be on sale for half off regular prices. Great deals and many items to choose from!

Catskill Mountain photos by Hansen on view at the CWC

An exhibition of 23 photographs by Edward C. Hansen is on display through April 15 at the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC), 905 Main Street.
“Catskill Mountain Views” can be seen from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public is warmly invited to stop in.
The show features a wide range of imagery: a sweeping summer vista from Wittenberg Mountain, a rising moon over Harpersfield, a handsome goat, a storm approaching Margaretville Cemetery, a hang glider soaring above Stamford.

Growing sweet corn will be the topic on March 14

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will offer a program for sweet-corn growers on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cooperative Extension’s resource center, 34570 state Highway 10, Suite 2.   In case of bad weather, the program will be held on March 24, same location.

Learn about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid at NYPA on March 8

Join Mine Kill State Park staff, regional biologists and the Student Conservation Association on Saturday, March 8, to learn about the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and its terrible effect on New York’s eastern hemlock trees.

Angels of Delaware County organize dinner for Breens

Fire destroyed the Delhi home of the Gerry and Lilly Breen on February 3.  In response, The Angels of Delaware County have partnered with Jonah Shaw, owner of the Quarter Moon Café to sponsor a “pass-a-dish” dinner fund-raiser for the Breens at the restaurant on Friday, February 28 with seatings at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Every day is Valentine's for the Barnharts of Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone for Lillian and Robert Barnhart, but the day was just as special as every other day of the year.
“We don’t get each other presents on holidays,” said Lillian (Lilly) Barnhart, from her home in Bovina. “It feels good just to know we love one another every day.”

Stream health is focus of Trout Unlimited program on Feb. 26

The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a presentation on “Extreme Flow Events and Stream Health: What We Know and What We Don’t” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.
The presentation will be offered by Mark Vian, who serves as Stream Management Program Project Manager in the Rondout and Neversink Basins for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Local children's author takes on mult roles for 'Zobo'

By Joe Moskowitz
Christopher Durham is an actor, an artist, and one of the very few New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitators in New York City. Sometimes he lives there. Sometimes he lives here, and Sunday, people in his second home, Roxbury, were the first to see what Durham is doing now.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, especially little boys and girls, introducing Zobo. That is the name of his new book for children. The first kids met Zobo Sunday during a reading and book signing at the Roxbury General Store. 

Golden eagle tagged and released as part of study

By Brian Sweeney
A locally based project to study the habits of Golden Eagles added a new dimension on Saturday when one of the eagles was captured and outfitted with a tracking device.
After a few unsuccessful attempts this past week, project leader Scott VanArsdale from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation set up around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday at a designated “watch” location off Tremperskill Road, Andes. An immature golden was one of the early birds to come into the setup area and was trapped before 7 a.m.

"Think Spring" silent auction underway at Fairview Library 'til March 1

Come visit Fairview Public Library to view and participate in “Think Spring,” a silent auction full of goodies to chase away the winter blues.
The auction, a fundraiser to benefit the library’s community programs and services, is now underway through March 1. Items include works of art, a luxury spa gift basket, “Tea for Two,” handcrafted gift cards, a snuggle cave for pets, fitness items, home decor, baskets of kitchen goods, and more. “

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