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"Paws for a Cause" March 15 rummage and bake sale supports Humane society

The Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will hold its 14th annual “Paws for a Cause” rummage sale and bake sale on Saturday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the United Ministry Church Hall on Court House Square in Delhi. 
Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the church hall, in the basement, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Donations should be clean and in working order. Donations of clothing, TVs or computers will not be accepted this year.


MCS teacher raising funds to frame student artwork

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School teacher Michele Dietz is hoping that community members will assist with her efforts to raise funds to permanently frame student artwork.
Ms. Dietz, who teaches art in grades K-8, has launched an online campaign via donorschoose.org to purchase quality frames to enhance the presentation of a permanent collection of student art creations. Some of the frames would also be utilized when student artwork is hung at various locations throughout the community.


Local tourism businesses invited to Legislative Roundtable March 20

Hunter — The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, along with the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association and Catskill Association for Tourism Services (CATS) invites local tourism business to attend the 2014 Legislative Roundtable on March 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Copper Tree at Hunter Mountain.


Two Old Tarts will relocate in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Two Old Tarts aficionados may be found trying to peek into the windows of the restaurant’s new location in Andes, behind the Tin Horn. But frost covers the windows now. And owners, Scott Finley and John Schulman, want to keep the interior a surprise. “Customers can see the inside when Two Old Tarts re-opens in late May,” said Schulman.


Campaign Season Preview

Sean Eldridge Hits the TrailSean Eldridge Hits the Trail
Sean Eldridge, right, chats with Burr Hubbell, left, and John Kincheloe during a campaign stop at the Hubbell Homestead in Kelly Corners on Friday. Eldridge, a Democrat, is running against Republican Chris Gibson for his seat in the 19th Congressional District in this fall’s mid-term elections. He was in the area listening to concerns from area residents. To learn more, visit: seaneldridge.com — Photo by Dan Flanagan


Sad Good-Byes and Hopeful Good Buys

A large crowd of well wishers turned out on Saturday evening at Home Goods of Margaretville to wish current owner Dorothy Maffei luck on her new journey. Party goers were greeted with good news that Home Goods is in the process of being bought by local residents Jess and Jake Olenych. The store will be reopening later this spring.
Dorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe MoskowitzDorothy Sets Sail: Dorothy Maffei is heading east to a new life in the Berkshires, but her brainchild, the highly successful Home Goods of Margaretville, will live on in the hands of new owners Jess and Jake Olenynch. – Photo by Joe Moskowitz
Goodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake OlenychGoodbye Girls: Jess Olenych gives Dorothy a farewell hug. We're sure Dorothy will be reciprocating with good advice and support as Jess and Jake take the reins of Dorothy's beloved home goods store. – Photo by Jake Olenych


CATSKILL MOUNTAIN NEWS 2013 BEST SERVICE AWARDS WINNERS

The Catskill Mountain News this week officially announces the winners of its annual Best Service Awards contest.
News readers responded in large numbers to vote for their favor businesses, organizations and public servants.
The complete list of winners follows. Be sure to enjoy the profiles of some of the winners in our Features section. Congratulations!

HOME SERVICES
Cleaning Service:
1. Barb Short
2. Maid My Day

Contractors:
1. The Powell Company
2. Second Nature
3. Giorgi Contractors

Electrical:
1. Blizzard Electric
2. Hinkley Electric


Flood funding options unveiled by committee

By Joe Moskowitz
For the past six months, a committee of community leaders has been trying to figure out how to spend $3,000,000 in the Village of Margaretville to help alleviate flooding. Monday night, a crowd of more than 50 people found out how the money might be spent, and were given the opportunity to express their opinions on the committee’s plans.


Hobart man faces multiple charges after robbery, getaway

A 41-year-old Hobart man was arrested on multiple charges following a robbery car chase involving Village of Delhi Police and State Police on February 21.
Delhi Police arrested Jamel Wilson on counts of Robbery Third, Petit Larceny and Harassment Second, stemming from the alleged burglary at the Country Store in Delhi. State Police additionally charged Wilson with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Seventh.


Margaretville Hospital's Ambulatory Dept. gets significant upgrades

Margaretville Hospital officials and board members toured the recently completed renovations to the hospital’s Ambulatory Department on February 20.
All Better: Members of the boards of Margaretville Hospital and the Margaretville Health Foundation, along with staff, toured the renovated Ambulatory Department at an open house on Thursday. Among those reviewing the upgrades were, from left: Outpatient Coder Marnie Allen, Hospital Board Members Jenny Liddle and Don Bramley, OR Technician Jim Baker, Director of Nursing Marilyn Donnelly and Hospital Executive Director Sandy Horan.All Better: Members of the boards of Margaretville Hospital and the Margaretville Health Foundation, along with staff, toured the renovated Ambulatory Department at an open house on Thursday. Among those reviewing the upgrades were, from left: Outpatient Coder Marnie Allen, Hospital Board Members Jenny Liddle and Don Bramley, OR Technician Jim Baker, Director of Nursing Marilyn Donnelly and Hospital Executive Director Sandy Horan.

The Ambulatory Department is where outpatient endoscopy procedures are performed by Kevin Dodd, MD, a gastroenterologist who sees patients at the hospital two to three times each month. The Department also cares for wound care patients who need dressing changes and those patients who require outpatient IV infusion treatments.


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