By Jay Braman Jr.
With their number of upcoming vacation days dwindling due to using more snow days than were budgeted, the Onteora Central School (OCS) District Superintendent of Schools has come up with a plan that she hopes will prevent the loss of even more vacation days, and, at the same time, get the kids to school safely on days of inclement weather.
Oneonta — Landowners are invited to attend a workshop on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Morris Conference Center at SUNY College at Oneonta located at 1 Ravine Parkway in Oneonta, to learn how to prepare for the eminent threat of the emerald ash borer (EAB); a beetle that has the potential to kill every ash tree in the state.
Arkville — The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) is accepting applications for the 2011 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence Program. Painters, writers, sculptors, photographers, and composers from across the country have participated in this unique residency set in a remote location amidst the dramatic mountain scenery of the Platte Clove Preserve.
10 YEARS AGO Wed., Jan. 31, 2001
Super Job—This year’s Community Christmas Project in Margaretville raised $17,000 to assist families in need. In the picture were: Susan O’Neil, Marilyn Pitetti, Jeanne Judge, Peg Summers and Teresa Goodchild.
Roxbury — Roxbury resident James Gordon of the Roxbury Zen Center on Hardscrabble Road will offer a presentation on meditation techniques, entitled “How to Breathe, How to Meditate” on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following Gordon’s presentation.
Margaretville — Photographs by five young people who used simple pocket digital cameras and a world of vision to record their unique perspectives on familiar scenes, is on view through February 25 at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, 905 Main Street, Margaretville.
The exhibit can be seen weekdays (except February 21) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Olivebridge — Research in the Adirondack and Shawangunk mountains shows that public lands are beneficial to the economic health of local communities. Learn how residents in the Catskills can adopt the lessons of important studies from the experts who conducted them.
Randy Hughes of Bakersfield, CA spent the week of January 24-31 with his parents, Mal and Ellen Hughes. On Saturday, Jan. 29, Mal, Randy and a friend, Paul Tillmann, attended the Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA.