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View the complete list of 2009 Catskill Mountain News Best Service Award winners here.

The quality of service can only be judged by those on the receiving end. This simple truth is what drives the Catskill Best Service Awards; it is our attempt to give customers the opportunity to express their thanks to the many who go above and beyond what is expected to deliver excellence.
Each year we receive a number of ballots that are clearly part of an effort to nominate a specific business, person or group; usually there is more than one such campaign.


Roxbury Community Christmas Project celebrates successful season of support

Roxbury — Bonnie Walker, chair of the Roxbury Community Christmas Project, reported 49 families and 33 senior citizens in the Roxbury area received boxes from the project this year. Items included in the family boxes were a turkey, potatoes, fresh fruits and vegetables, stuffing, gravy, brownie mix, and an assortment of homemade cookies and breads.


Yellowed Pages: Dec. 30, 2009

10 YEARS AGO
Wed., Dec. 8, 1999

MCS Trimming Superintendent List—A dozen local residents joined Margaretville Central School Board of Education members Monday evening to meet the first of three finalists being considered for the vacant superintendent’s post. Monday night they met Dr. Richard Hooley. Ms. Marcia Lamkin was scheduled for Tuesday night and Dr. John Gibson for Wednesday.


Outgoing Auxiliary President Sue Adams recalls organization's achievements

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 10 at the Purcell Parish Center in Margaretville. The event also marked the last official duties for Sue Adams of Arkville, who has served as auxiliary president for two years. Margaretville resident Peter Molnar will take over as president on Jan. 1.


Cookie contest was a sweet success

Margaretville — The first annual “Cookies and Caroling” event, which took place in the Commons Building of Margaretville on December 12, was a great success with more than 30 cookie entries from local bakers.


Local merchants upbeat about Margaretville business

By Julia Green
During World War II, the British government designed a series of “motivational” posters with the intention of distributing them to boost public morale in anticipation of the hardship that would befall the region during the war. The first and second were distributed and used across the region but the third was never released, as it was intended to be used only if the Nazis succeeded in invading Britain.
The slogan? “Keep Calm and Carry On.”


Kirkside Retirement Home a place of distinction

Roxbury — When Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and Roxbury native son Jay Gould, first purchased Kirkside in 1896, it was a humble seven-room farmhouse with little to offer in the line of the luxury to which Miss Gould was accustomed. It wouldn’t take long before Helen transformed this vernacular rural berth into the magnificent feast of architectural styles that grace Roxbury’s Main Street today.


Andes girls' soccer coach gets a shave to keep a promise

When it was finally finished, Andes Girls’ Soccer Co-Coach Tom Little had a strange tingling sensation above his upper lip. The Andes coach lost his moustache at a school-wide assembly Friday, fulfilling a preseason promise he had made to his team.


Thrift Shop styles all the rage at fashion show

By Dorothy Jennings
Thrift Shop devotees were treated to an extravaganza on Saturday afternoon at the sixth annual Fashion Show hosted by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at the Purcell Center.
Spearheaded by Eleanor Barrack, this fun occasion commands a loyal following of dedicated bargain hunters, and was sold out a week prior to show time.


Roxbury opens "Doors" to artists

By Julia Green
Part-time Roxbury resident Herrat Sommerhoff sees the value in recycled materials. As an artist, Sommerhoff has exhibited in the United States and in Europe artwork created from recycled materials. As a local CROP teacher, she uses all recycled materials. And her latest project takes recycling to a new place altogether: doors.


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