Skene returns to Friday hours

Fleischmanns — Skene Memorial Library has announced that as of March 4, the library will be open again on Fridays. 

Due to severe budget cuts caused by the loss of most state funding, the library was not open on Fridays in January and February. 

"Spring Forward" show blooms at Longyear


Margaretville — Opening this week at the Longyear Gallery is “Spring Forward,” a group show featuring the work of Longyear Gallery members. An artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, March 5, from 3-6 p.m. A special “market place” sale of small framed and unframed works will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.

Community garden participates welcome

Margaretville — Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner. One way to make spring arrive sooner is to think about or plan on gardening.

Community gardens are an idea that allows people who have no space of their own or who love to plant a chance to join in on growing vegetables to eat.

OCS plans kindergarten screening

Boiceville — Kindergarten pre-registration and screening for the 2011-2012 school year will be held in the Onteora Central School District during the month of April. 
This event will be held at all three elementary schools as follows: Bennett, April 6 and 7; Phoenicia, April 14 and 15 and Woodstock, April 12 and 13.

DEC seeks information on health of deer herd


Stamford — The Region 4 office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is looking for information regarding the health of local deer herds. This winter’s harsh conditions could impact deer health in certain areas and DEC is looking for information on any signs of deer mortality in the region.

Spinelli named to CB International Diamond Society

Margaretville — Carol Spinelli of Bovina Center, a sales associate/representative with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, has earned membership in the company’s International Diamond Society.

The Diamond Society level is achieved by only the top five percent of the approximately 96,600 sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

Geriatric health program is March 14

Walton — Delaware County NY Connects is hosting the first event in the 2011 “Piecing It All Together” Geriatric Mental Health Series. The workshop will be held on March 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Harby Community Room of the New Hope Church in Walton.

Expanded Thrift Shop opens to rave reviews


By Pauline Liu
The newly expanded Thrift Shop for the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center has reopened, much to the delight of customers.

NYC gets water permit; funds for more land


By Jay Braman Jr.
Just two months after Delaware County agreed to drop a lawsuit against the City of New York over the granting of a 15-year-long-water-supply permit to the latter,

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) an-nounced last week that the permit, which DEC administers, has been signed, sealed and delivered to the city.

Winds wreak havoc but no major damage


By Pauline Liu
The wild and wacky weather experienced here in the Catskills this winter grew even wilder Saturday and wreaked plenty of havoc.

Powerful winds, which at times whipped up to 70 mph, forced Saturday’s shutdown of Belleayre Mountain Ski Center and also caused some intermittent power outrages in other parts of Ulster County.

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