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Margaretville grad to study in five European countries this summer

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School graduate Eun Lee, daughter of Sunny and Joon Lee of Margaretville, will be traveling to five European countries this summer as part of a study abroad program.
Lee, a rising senior at Emory University in Georgia, will be traveling as part of the university’s European Sephardi Jewish Culture Program, a six-week intensive course devoted to Spanish Jewish culture Europe.


Wood burning chops heating costs for Margaretville's Hanah Resort

By Julia Green
People all over the country were feeling the crunch triggered by skyrocketing fuel oil prices last year, and responded in a number of ways. Fewer sport utility vehicles peppered highways and there was a noticeable increase in hybrid vehicles. Travelers opted to stay closer to home in lieu of paying for airline tickets, the inflated prices of which mirrored the ever-growing cost of fuel. And, as heating homes and businesses became increasingly costly, many people opted to seek alternative heat sources as winter approached.
One local business that opted to explore options outside traditional fuel oil heat was Hanah Resort and Country Club in Margaretville, which installed wood furnaces to heat the entire resort.


Retiring Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton looks back fondly on public service years

By Julia Green
On April 1, the winner of last Wednesday’s mayoral election in the Village of Margaretville will move into the mayor’s office on Main Street. Vacating that space will be current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton who, after six years in office, opted not to seek a fourth term.
“It’s time to have some fun,” Stanton said in an interview last Tuesday. “I’m going to enjoy my grandsons.”


Local youth group volunteers packing airlift for Kyrgyzstan

Andes — At CitiHope a team of young men recently volunteered their after-school and evening hours to help pack a $3.9 million airlift shipment of humanitarian medicine bound for the Kyrgyz Republic in Central Asia. 


World traveler's trail leads to stop in Japan

This is the fourth installment in a series following New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner and her sister, Sandy Holsten, as they sail around the world in 90 days.

Seven days after departing Sydney, Australia, we arrived at Yokohama, Japan.


New Zealand among stops on New Kingston woman's long cruise

This is the third installment in a series following New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner and her sister, Sandy Holsten, as they sail around the world in 90 days.


Arc of Delaware County held adaptive ski program

This winter marked the second consecutive year that Belleayre Ski Center has operated an adaptive ski program to teach people from The Arc of Delaware County how to ski. Roughly 10 people from the Arkville program participated, some of whom have been confined to wheelchairs their entire lives. There were also a number of participants from the Walton program.


Painting and photo shows open at RAG

Roxbury — Double exhibits in The Walt Meade Gallery and The Old Bank Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group open on March 21 and continue through May 16. Opening receptions for both shows will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kevin Q. Gray, a photographer from Cherry Valley, with a special interest in antiquarian photo processes, such as tintypes and Polaroid emulsions, will exhibit recent works in The Old Bank Gallery.


Flights of Fancy: Folk Art Exhibit to open at Delaware County Historical Association

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association will open a new exhibit in the Elijah Thomas Gallery, Flights of Fancy, focusing on the bird carvings of the late Charles Albert. An opening wine and cheese reception will take place at the museum on Friday afternoon, March 6 from 4 until 6 p.m. The exhibit, which is free to members of the public, will remain open through early July.


New Kingston residents take icy plunge to help raise funds for Polar Bear Jump

By Julia Green
For most people, winter has lost its luster by mid-February. Patience with the cold has worn thin, the beauty of the snow has waned, and people look forward to the pending bloom of spring. Two New Kingston residents, however, opted to immerse themselves in the frigid cold of winter one more time. Literally.


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