Features and Upcoming Events

"February Frolic" show opens at Longyear Gallery Saturday

Presidents’ Day Weekend marks the opening of Longyear Gallery’s latest show, February Frolic. The artists’ reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The gallery hours have been extended that day with the hope of attracting after-work and après ski types, as well as diners from newly opened Dominico’s Café downstairs in The Commons Building.


MMH Dance-a-Thon planned at Belleayre

The second annual Dance-a-Thon to benefit the Margaretville Hospital will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Overlook Lodge at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.


Wink Hinkley wins top prize in Margaretville Chamber of Commerce drawing

Grand Gorge resident Wink Hinkley was the grand prize winner of a family weekend for four at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville in a drawing sponsored by the Greater Margaretville Chamber of Commerce.
The prize drawing was held in conjunction with the Arkville Holiday event held December 29.


M-ARK Project now MARK Group as part of 30th anniversary changes

The M-ARK Project, a fixture in the region for parts of four different decades, will kick off its 30th anniversary this year with a name change, a new logo, a new website and a gala event in May to honor the group’s founders.


Spitzer honored with Spirit of the Catskills award

By Jay Braman Jr.
A capacity crowd of supporters turned out for the Belleayre Music Conservatory’s annual Snowball at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Saturday night. The midwinter, black-tie event is held to raise funds for the Belleayre Music Conservatory’s summer music program and to honor friends of the conservatory.


Annual Taste of the Town part of Winter Festival Week

By Jay Braman Jr.
The popular mid-winter event at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, known as “The Taste of the Town,” is once again being prepared for hungry ticket holders.


Communication key issue for Bovina planners

By Matthew J. Perry
Taking advantage of a light agenda Monday evening, members of the Bovina Planning Board discussed bureaucratic procedure with a representative of the Delaware County Planning Board, and used a proposed subdivision on Tunis Lake as a means to review communications between the board and the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).


Middletown hears plans for trooper's memorial

By Julia Green
The Middletown Town Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Middletown Town Hall. Board members and members of the public addressed a number of topics, including:


Phoenicia water rates could be flowing up

By Jay Braman Jr.
A dramatic reduction in water usage in Phoenicia has thrown the community’s water district’s cost formula out of whack, officials say. As a result, an increase in the cost of water for the district’s users can now be expected.
How much of an increase remains uncertain.


"Engaging the World" forum planned at Jay Gould church

“Engaging the World” Forum, where people of faith gather to look at and share thoughts on difficult issues of contemporary life, meets in the Chapel at the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, the last Sunday in each month from 3-5 p.m.


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