MARK and CCCD partner for Earth Day celebration

Arkville — The year 1970 was the marking period for the hippie/flower child culture. With a war raging in Vietnam, protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause.
At the same time, Americans were feeding their V-8 sedans with leaded gas, industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press, and air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Mainstream America seemed oblivious to environmental concerns making “Environment” a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  

To seniorize or sell? seminar for homeowners

Arkville — For most people, their home is one of their most valuable assets. Therefore, it is a good idea to carefully consider options regarding this asset when reaching retirement age and beyond. Many people prefer to “age in place,” while others are ready to downsize and each scenario raises many questions.

Fishing collection to benefit Fairview Library

An extensive collection of fly-fishing gear, sporting gear and fishing collectables will be sold by McIntosh Auction Services on Saturday April 26, 2014 for the benefit of The Fairview Public Library. The auction will begin at 11:30 AM. The collection has been donated to the library by Cheryl Stelter’s family, Stephen Finkel of New Kingston and their daughter Sayde Finkel, currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ready to Roll

CATSKILL RENTALS— Whether it’s a bulldozer or a backhoe, a lawn mower or a string trimmer, or anything in between, Catskill Rentals on Route 30 in Kelly Corners has just about anything you might want to buy or rent for spring home improvement. Call them at 845 586-2500 for expert advice or to reserve equipment.— Photo by Dick Sanford

Catalog Outlet is ready for Spring

CATALOG OUTLET — The Catalog Outlet Store, located in the Bussy Building at the intersection of Main and Walnut streets in Margaretville, has a full inventory of furniture for every room in the home. Much of the store’s inventory is currently on sale to make room for new merchandise arriving soon. Info: 845 586-6295.

A pond on your property provides recreation and dinner

Are you thinking about building a pond in your backyard? Many people prize backyard ponds strictly for their recreational use and the tremendous boost they naturally add to your property’s value.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your fish and swim with them too — the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has some useful information about stocking and fishing from your own backyard pond. To ensure a farm pond will provide decent fishing for many years, it is important for pond owners to practice good management practices.

Chillin' and Drillin'

READY TO HELP — Titan Drilling Corp. in Arkville was established nearly 50 years ago. The company specializes in: water filtration, complete well installations, hammer drilling, well drilling (including residential/commercial and industrial/municipal) and pump sales and service. For more information, please call 845 586-4000.

Geothermal makes economic and environmental sense

The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have both endorsed ground source heat pump (GSHP or “geo-thermal”) systems as among the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating, cooling, and water heating systems available. In a 1993 report, the EPA concluded that geothermal technologies represent a major opportunity for reducing national energy use and pollution, while delivering comfort, reliability and savings to homeowners.

Bag Ali presents its collection on May 14

Margaretville — Bag Ali will present its Fabulous Spring Collection of Handbags and Accessories at Margaretville Hospital on Wednesday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital lobby.

Have some soup with your history

Fleischmanns — If you like your soup and salad served with a side of history, you’ll want to visit Spillian, the former mansion of the Fleischmann family, on Sunday, April 27 when some of the proceeds from the weekly, all-you-can eat Soup Sunday event will go to the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM).
At 3 p.m., Spillian partner Leigh Melander, Ph.D., will share stories and images of the Fleischmann family and the history of the Fleischmanns Park House, newly reborn as Spillian: A Place to Revel, an inn and retreat center, located at 50 Todd Mountain Road.

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