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Fran Faulkner home after three-month world cruise

This is the final installment of the chronical of a three-month trip of a lifetime embarked upon by New Kingston resident Fran Faulkner.
After our wonderful tour of Athens, Greece, we sailed through the Ionian Sea and the Strait of Messina. Our ship took us close to the volcano island of Stromboli, which had recently erupted, and we took several photos. We then docked at Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, Italy.

Preservation’s underway for Bovina’s historic Russell’s Store

By Matthew J. Perry
The rumors have been circulating that the end is near for yet another of a dying breed; the rural general store.
But preservation of the store in question, Russell’s, which sits at the eastern edge of the hamlet of Bovina near the intersection of county routes 5 and 6, is the expressed intent of the Bovina Historical Society, the MARK Project of Margaretville, and any number of private citizens. Nevertheless, with interested parties moving cautiously into alignment, Russell’s indeed may be shuttered temporarily before re-emerging as a combine of general store, hub of local craftsmanship and, it is hoped, the new home of the post office.

Fleischmanns' Mexican Community is focus of new documentary film

By Julia Green
Over two decades ago, Hamden resident Jessica Vecchione left the city life and the advertising rat race behind in favor of organic farming in Orange County. At the time, she could never have known how that decision would impact her life.
Now, more than 20 years later, she is putting the finishing touches on “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film about the Hispanic immigrant population in Fleischmanns that will be screened at La Cabaña this weekend.

New Kingston woman's round-the-world journey is 2/3 complete

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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