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Sue Ihlo continues her long "flowering" tradition

By Joe Moskowitz
One of the sure signs that Memorial Day is just around the corner in Margaretville is watching Sue Ihlo planting, watering, and weeding the flower barrels on Main Street. When Sue isn’t tending the flowers, she’s busy running her business, The Cheese Barrel, but when she gets a break, she is fussing with the flowers.
LOCAL COLOR: Sue Ihlo has been the leader in bringing colorful buckets of flowers to Margaretville and Arkville for many years. — Photo by Dick SanfordLOCAL COLOR: Sue Ihlo has been the leader in bringing colorful buckets of flowers to Margaretville and Arkville for many years. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Clock owned by Wallace Nutting to be sold at auction

Margaretville — If there’s one thing Chuck McIntosh has learned from his nearly 40 years in the auction business it’s that you never can predict what kind of items will show up on the auction block at any given time.  This fact was reinforced when a gentleman walked into the McIntosh Auction Center and told Chuck that he had a clock he wanted to consign.

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D & U Railroad opens for the season

Arkville — On Memorial Day weekend, the Catskill Mountains come back to life as the Delaware & Ulster Railroad cars chug out of the station once again for a season of fun and adventure.


Mounted patrols subject of new book

A new publication titled A Sheriff’s Mounted Division in Delaware County New York, is now available.
The 109-page book is comprised largely of photographs and other memorabilia compiled by Bernice Mable Graham Telian.
Accounts of the famed Anti-Rent War provide records of what are believed to be the first use of policemen on horseback in Delaware County. Prior to that, police generally traveled by foot or in a horse-drawn wagon. The police use of horseback steadily declined with the introduction of the automobile.


Ring up the (Free) Flagpole


TALL ORDER— Titan Drilling of Arkville recently donated a flag pole to the Arkville Fire Department. The pole is located adjacent to the firemen’s pavilion. The pole was constructed by Titan employee Todd Johnson and the ornamental top was donated by company founder Lynn Johnson from his “Rust in Peace” cemetery on county Route 38, Arkville. Checking out the new structure is Titan partner Ted Johnson.
— Photo by Dick Sanford


Spring Affair leads to .... college?


COLLEGE FUNDS — The proceeds from the sale of tamales and fruit cups at this booth at Saturday’s Spring Affair in Margaretville were being applied to a scholarship fund for Thalia Gil (pictured) and her brother, Sam. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Robin crafts vegan brie and other cheese from plants

By Cheryl Petersen
An alchemist by trade, Lori Robin’s love of cheese has turned into the business of transforming plants into brie. The soft, mild, creamy cheese is made from scratch in Robin’s studio in Fleischmanns.
“I took on the challenge of creating a non-dairy and lactose-free cheese and made it fun,” said Robin.


MRCC Director of Nursing Christina Jones completes NP degree

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center Director of Nursing Christina Jones recently completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
Mrs. Jones became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner last December, culmin­at­ing a quest she began about 7.5 years ago.


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