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Mounted patrols subject of new book

A new publication titled A Sheriff’s Mounted Division in Delaware County New York, is now available.
The 109-page book is comprised largely of photographs and other memorabilia compiled by Bernice Mable Graham Telian.
Accounts of the famed Anti-Rent War provide records of what are believed to be the first use of policemen on horseback in Delaware County. Prior to that, police generally traveled by foot or in a horse-drawn wagon. The police use of horseback steadily declined with the introduction of the automobile.


Ring up the (Free) Flagpole


TALL ORDER— Titan Drilling of Arkville recently donated a flag pole to the Arkville Fire Department. The pole is located adjacent to the firemen’s pavilion. The pole was constructed by Titan employee Todd Johnson and the ornamental top was donated by company founder Lynn Johnson from his “Rust in Peace” cemetery on county Route 38, Arkville. Checking out the new structure is Titan partner Ted Johnson.
— Photo by Dick Sanford


Spring Affair leads to .... college?


COLLEGE FUNDS — The proceeds from the sale of tamales and fruit cups at this booth at Saturday’s Spring Affair in Margaretville were being applied to a scholarship fund for Thalia Gil (pictured) and her brother, Sam. — Photo by Dick Sanford


Robin crafts vegan brie and other cheese from plants

By Cheryl Petersen
An alchemist by trade, Lori Robin’s love of cheese has turned into the business of transforming plants into brie. The soft, mild, creamy cheese is made from scratch in Robin’s studio in Fleischmanns.
“I took on the challenge of creating a non-dairy and lactose-free cheese and made it fun,” said Robin.


MRCC Director of Nursing Christina Jones completes NP degree

Margaretville — Mountainside Residential Care Center Director of Nursing Christina Jones recently completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
Mrs. Jones became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner last December, culmin­at­ing a quest she began about 7.5 years ago.


Margaretville Hospital honored for organ donor work

Margaretville — Margaretville Hospital is among a select group of healthcare providers honored for its promotion of Donor Awareness in local communities.
The hospital earned Gold Level recognition in the Workplace Partnership for Life challenge sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration. Only 130 hospitals in the country achieved this status, in which hospitals accrued points for promotion of organ and tissue donation over a yearlong period.
The hospital’s work to promote organ donation was also recognized with a rose on a donor-themed float in this year’s Rose Parade.


Norman Van Valkenburgh's new book is out: "Old Stone Walls"

by Bill Birns
Funny, the way you learn things. I never really got the whole concept of real-estate title insurance until I read Norm Van Valkenburgh’s new book, Old Stone Walls, Catskill Land and Lore, Part 2 (Purple Mountain Press, 2014). Now, I’m darned glad I have some.


Nat Thomas show opens at Longyear

Margaretville — Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Spots on the Apple and Other Stories of the Human Condition” featuring new paintings by Nat Thomas of Margaretville. The opening reception will take place Saturday, May 10, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Nat Thomas will be giving a talk about his work on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m.


Love of parenting makes Barto couple ideal caregivers

By Cheryl Petersen
Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981) penned:
“A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .”
“Ever since I was real young, I’ve known I wanted to adopt and help children,” said Gina Barto of Fleischmanns. “I love children and want to be a part of making their lives better.” Gina’s motherly passion extends to three children with her husband, Renard Barto, six adopted children, and currently three foster children.


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