Features and Upcoming Events

Animal hospital to open after yearlong hiatus

By Julia Green
The three-and-a-half thousand pet owners who used to take their furry family members to Crossroads Animal Hospital along Route 28 in Arkville will be thrilled to learn that the practice is reopening its doors after a yearlong hiatus.
“We are officially open and the hospital is doing 100 percent of its posted hours,” said Dr. Kevin Oppenheimer.


New proprietor takes over duties operating Stone House Restaurant

By Julia Green
Just in time for summer, local residents and weekend visitors in Roxbury have a new location to check out for lunch or dinner.
Long Island native Gabriel Cardamone is the new proprietor of The Stone House Restaurant at Shephard Hills, in the location of the former Mary’s Cookin’ Again at Shephard Hills.


Clovesville Cemetery upkeep threatened by lack of funds

By Joanie Merwin
Yes, even cemeteries die; sooner or later all things come to an end. Just as life within a human body deteriorates and eventually dies, ironically so does the final resting place of many humans. That is exactly what is happening to the Clovesville Cemetery – it’s dying and help is needed.


RCS students get a lift from climbing towers, giant swings on field trip

Claryville —   Climbing towers and giant swings raised the bar on leadership and teambuilding skills for 56 Roxbury Day School seventh- and eighth-graders during a recent trip to Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville. During the one-day program, students conquered challenges such as scaling a 20-foot climbing wall, completing a ropes course and testing their composure on the Giant Swing in an effort to hone their cooperative skills in a relaxed setting.


Brothers perform with youth ensemble

Cedric and Curtis Taylor, sons of Ken and Amy Taylor, Margaretville, joined other members of the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble in presenting their spring concert, Sunday, June 7, at Anderson Theatre, Hartwick College. This was their fourth and final public appearance for the 2008-09 school year. The quality of the concert was a testament to the dedication and talent of the ensemble members and a tribute to the parents and supporters who made it possible.


"Perspectives" by Christie Scheele opens in Andes

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Perspectives,” new paintings by Christie Scheele opening June 12 and hanging until July 12. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A landscape painter whose primary influences are Mark Rothko and Louise Nevelson, Christie Scheele is best known for her minimalist composition of strong interlocking shapes and the silky surfaces she achieves by layering delicate coats of oil paint on linen.


Margaretville native Max Finberg named to Obama administration post

By Julia Green
In 1988, Max Finberg was walking the hallways of Margaretville Central School, preparing to graduate and head to Tufts University near Boston. Now, 21 years later, he’s walking the streets of Washington, D.C., as the newest appointee to a post within the Obama administration. Finberg, the son of Mike and Joanne Finberg of Margaretville, was recently named Director of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Head Start students get jump on art lessons

By Julia Green
Ben Stiller’s latest museum installment, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” hit theaters on May 22, but some local schoolchildren enjoyed their own take on the concept last Wednesday.
Arkville Head Start students participated in “Family Night at the Museum” Wednesday morning at the Arkville Firehall. The event incorporated “Picturing America,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that offers a set of 40 high-quality, color reproductions of American art that range from paintings, sculpture, photographs and architecture to book arts, decorative arts and fine crafts.


Acupuncturist brings services to Margaretville

By Julia Green
Choir practice isn’t the only thing going on in the Margaretville United Meth-odist Church during the week these days. Now, on Friday afternoons, the church is home to an acupuncture clinic offered by Julia Rose, a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist who operates the Phoenicia Healing Arts Center.
Rose was working in her Phoenicia-based private practice when, last spring, she started a sliding scale clinic after hearing of others that had been successful.


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.


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