Following are the latest writings from New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner chronicaling her 90-day journey around the world.
At this point we are two-thirds of the way through our voyage and sailing through the Malacca Strait, which divides Malaysia and Indonesia, toward Cochin, India. On deck, we enjoyed the mild air and relaxed on deck chairs. We had three days at sea to enjoy activities on ship, and we attended a series of lectures given by Dr. Denny Whitford from the University of Maryland.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.