Features and Upcoming Events

ACS valedictorian looks forward to fall at Princeton University

By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Central School, graduating nine students this year, has proven yet again that good things can come out of small packages.
Cheyenne Tait, the valedictorian for the class of 2008, has managed to draw a connecting line between a rural Catskill school district and the elite heights of education.

Andes Outdoor Club takes New Hampshire excursion


By John Bernhardt

As the calendar changes to April most folks in Delaware County have long since lost their enthusiasm for snow. People are itching for a couple of warm days and the chance to peel away the last layers of “cabin fever” and get started on some outside activities.

Early kitchen wizards on display

At Middletown hall through end of May

Back in the days before electric appliances did most of the work of slicing, chopping and dicing, the well-equipped kitchen contained a variety of hand-forged‚ÄÇchoppers, or chopping knives. Fran Faulkner of New Kingston has placed some of these unusual implements on display at the Middletown Town Hall on Route 28 between Margaretville and Arkville.

Sweet gift of maple syrup is a spring joy to behold

By Ryan Trapani
Trees give us lots of things. These long-living perennials help provide us with everything from fiber for our homes to hard mast in the form of hickory, acorn, chestnut, and butternut for many types of wildlife.

ACS Travel Club explores Puerto Rico for an eco-tourism learning experience

By John Bernhardt
Mysterious blue green light brightens the bay creating a magical, balmy night experience. Sixteen students from Andes Central School marveled as their kayaks sliced through Bioluminescent Bay illuminating her waters. Like shooting stars, fish flash by in the water.

MCS Peer Mediation group takes on "bullies"

Margaretville Central School elementary school students are taking steps to end “bullying” incidents.
A group of students in the Peer Mediation group has addressed bullying incidents in the third, fifth and sixth grades with the help of a prepared video.

Dance, Dance Revolution sweeping Margaretville, bringing new moves to physical education classes

By Julia Green
The physical education department at Margaretville Central School has deviated from the beaten track in terms of its curriculum. The newest craze that has taken MCS students by storm and taken technology in physical education to the next level is: a video game.

Watercolor, fishing gear among HSM prizes

An original watercolor of a local scene by Halcottsville artist Alix Travis, and an antique fly rod and creel are raffle items being offered by the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown this year. The prizes were displayed for the first time March 15 at “Fins and Flies: A History of Fishing in the Catskills,” an illustrated talk by angling experts Ed and Judy Van Put held at Fairview Public Library.

Community Storytelling Troupe will offer spring, fall workshops

Do you love stories? Do you remember how it feels to curl up in bed, basking in the rise and fall of a loved one’s voice telling you a tale as you drifted off to sleep? Or perhaps you’ve been the tale-teller yourself, sharing the magic of story with your own family around the dinner table, a room full of friends, or a classroom full of wide-eyed students. Whatever your experience, even if you have no experience at all, the Community Storytelling Troupe invites you to join in an exciting new project!

Celtic band Black 47 plays RAG March 29

The Roxbury Arts Group opens its presenting season on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. with a concert by the Celtic band Black 47. Led by Irish author, playwright, and songwriter Larry Kirwan, Black 47 has become a cornerstone of modern Celtic rock.

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