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Stryker Trucking still rolling after 33 years

By Joe Moskowitz
It’s 8:30 Monday morning. It could be 8:30 any morning except Saturday and Max Stryker is getting a cup of coffee at the Arkville Country Market.
The truckers’s journey started at his home in Gilboa before he made a stop just north of Roxbury to pick up a load of 850 cases of kosher milk from the Mountainside Farms headed to New York City. Some might call it a milk run, others may not.
Stryker, who turns 72 later this month, has been doing this every day except Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath, for the past 32 years.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Danny Powell is a longtime employee of Stryker Trucking. The company hauls milk from Roxbury to New York City six days a week. — Photo by Joe MoskowitzON THE ROAD AGAIN: Danny Powell is a longtime employee of Stryker Trucking. The company hauls milk from Roxbury to New York City six days a week. — Photo by Joe Moskowitz


Business "Boast & Toast" planned for April 7 in Delhi

Delhi — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (DCCC) has announced the introduction of quarterly “Boast & Toast” meet-ups for tourism businesses in Delaware County. As the Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) for the county, DCCC has developed the meet-ups to provide networking and activity sharing for those business owners that fuel the local tourism economy.


ARC celebrates "Everybody Can" contest

March is National Developmental Disability Awareness Month. There is no time more fitting to celebrate all that local students have learned about developmental and other disabilities as a result of their participation in the “Everybody Can” contest hosted by The Arc of Delaware County and Delta Kappa Gamma.
RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Pam Thompson, at left, from contest co-host Delta Kappa Gamma and Barbara Thompson, community relations assistant at The Arc of Delaware County, admire a contest entry. — Submitted photoRAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Pam Thompson, at left, from contest co-host Delta Kappa Gamma and Barbara Thompson, community relations assistant at The Arc of Delaware County, admire a contest entry. — Submitted photo


Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip that Saved Nature, Part Four

Chapter Four: The First National Park
When President Roosevelt and John Burroughs arrived at Gardiner, Montana, on April 8, 1903, Yellowstone had already been a national park for over 30 years.
On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed the law that made Yellowstone a national park. It was the first national park in the United States and even in the world. But while Congress had established five other national parks between then and 1903, it still wasn’t quite clear exactly just what a “national park” was.


Auxiliary Thrift Shop features March sales

The Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a March Out Like a Lamb Sale starting March 22 and running through March 31.
All spring/summer items will be on sale for half off regular prices. Great deals and many items to choose from! The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 850 Main Street, Margaretville. Hours are: Monday-Saturday from noon-4 p.m. For additional information, please call 845 586-3737.


Grandy art opening at Fairview Library on Saturday

Elaine Grandy will be hosting an art opening on at the Fairview Public Library on Saturday, March 22 from 12:30-2 p.m. The public welcome. The library is located at 43 Walnut Street, Margaretville. Info: 845 586-3791.


Organic Valley Coop reps speak with regional dairy farmers

By Cheryl Petersen
Representatives from the Organic Valley Cooperative recently spoke to regional farmers interested in a future of organic farming.
Attendee and Arkville farmer, Sally Fairbairn said, “Our farm has been in my husband’s family for 100 years. We graze dairy heifers and I wanted to look into the option of going organic.” After the meeting, Fairbairn added, “Twenty years ago, organic dairying would be very difficult, but this information shows that a support system has been set up to make it workable.”


Roosevelt, Burroughs and the Trip that Saved Nature, Part Three

Chapter Three: The Nature-Loving City Boy
Theodore Roosevelt – “TR” to his friends, never “Teddy” – was born a city boy, but he quickly developed a fascination for nature.
In part, it was because of his uncle, Robert Roosevelt, a nature writer who helped start several groups to oppose irresponsible hunting.
And, in part, it was because he saw a dead seal at the market.


David France will keynote Catskills Film Festival

Organizers of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival (CMFF) have announced that Academy Award nominated director/producer and journalist, David France will deliver the keynote address at the festival. The festival is being held on May 2, 3, and 4 in Delhi.


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