Learn about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid at NYPA on March 8

Join Mine Kill State Park staff, regional biologists and the Student Conservation Association on Saturday, March 8, to learn about the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and its terrible effect on New York’s eastern hemlock trees.

Angels of Delaware County organize dinner for Breens

Fire destroyed the Delhi home of the Gerry and Lilly Breen on February 3.  In response, The Angels of Delaware County have partnered with Jonah Shaw, owner of the Quarter Moon Café to sponsor a “pass-a-dish” dinner fund-raiser for the Breens at the restaurant on Friday, February 28 with seatings at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Every day is Valentine's for the Barnharts of Bovina

By Cheryl Petersen
Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone for Lillian and Robert Barnhart, but the day was just as special as every other day of the year.
“We don’t get each other presents on holidays,” said Lillian (Lilly) Barnhart, from her home in Bovina. “It feels good just to know we love one another every day.”

Stream health is focus of Trout Unlimited program on Feb. 26

The Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a presentation on “Extreme Flow Events and Stream Health: What We Know and What We Don’t” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Boiceville Inn.
The presentation will be offered by Mark Vian, who serves as Stream Management Program Project Manager in the Rondout and Neversink Basins for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Local children's author takes on mult roles for 'Zobo'

By Joe Moskowitz
Christopher Durham is an actor, an artist, and one of the very few New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitators in New York City. Sometimes he lives there. Sometimes he lives here, and Sunday, people in his second home, Roxbury, were the first to see what Durham is doing now.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, especially little boys and girls, introducing Zobo. That is the name of his new book for children. The first kids met Zobo Sunday during a reading and book signing at the Roxbury General Store. 

Golden eagle tagged and released as part of study

By Brian Sweeney
A locally based project to study the habits of Golden Eagles added a new dimension on Saturday when one of the eagles was captured and outfitted with a tracking device.
After a few unsuccessful attempts this past week, project leader Scott VanArsdale from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation set up around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday at a designated “watch” location off Tremperskill Road, Andes. An immature golden was one of the early birds to come into the setup area and was trapped before 7 a.m.

"Think Spring" silent auction underway at Fairview Library 'til March 1

Come visit Fairview Public Library to view and participate in “Think Spring,” a silent auction full of goodies to chase away the winter blues.
The auction, a fundraiser to benefit the library’s community programs and services, is now underway through March 1. Items include works of art, a luxury spa gift basket, “Tea for Two,” handcrafted gift cards, a snuggle cave for pets, fitness items, home decor, baskets of kitchen goods, and more. “

Sweet (tooth) satisfaction to help repair historical society's roof

Shoppers can satisfy their sweet tooth while supporting the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) by stopping by a bake sale at the Freshtown plaza on Bridge Street, Margaretville this weekend.
Brownies, pies, gourmet cupcakes and more will be offered at the sale, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 between the supermarket and CVS. Get there early before it’s all gone, and help HSM raise money to put a new roof on its Cemetery Road Hall.
Donations of baked goods can be dropped off at the sale between 9 and 10 a.m., or call 607 326-4817 to make other arrangements.

Andes Methodists flipping pancakes this Saturday

The Andes United Methodist Church will be serving a pancake breakfast, with “all the trimmings,” on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church’s fellowship hall on lower Main Street. There will be a free-will offering.

Chicken & Ribs at Arkville VFD this Saturday

The Arkville Fire Department will hold at Chicken and Ribs Barbecue in front of the firehall on Route 28 on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 11 a.m. until sold out.

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