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Senior Meals site celebrates anniversary

Margaretville — Delaware Opportunities is celebrating the 37th anniversity of the Margaretville Senior Dining Center. The celebration will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at the Margaretville Methodist Church on Church Street. Corned beef and cabbage with appetizers and trimmings will be served.

The suggested donation for this meal is $5 for seniors over the age of 60 and $6 for non-seniors. Please make reservations by March 11 by calling 586-4764 or 607 746-1710.


Friends of Middletown Cemetery to meet

Margaretville — Friends of Middletown Cemeteries will hold its annual spring planning meeting on Saturday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at Fairview Public Library’s Community Room, 43 Walnut St., Margaretville.


Onteora plans kindergarten registration

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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.

If you have not already scheduled an appointment, call your local school: Bennett, Gina Tucker at 657-2354; Phoenicia, Sheila Jansen at 688-5580 or Woodstock, Eva Park at 679-2316.


MYPA Travel Series in March

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North Blenheim — Travel through space and time without leaving the neighborhood at the New York Power Authority’s Annual World Travelogue series on Sundays in March. This year’s hassle-free journeys include virtual trips to India, Vietnam, Grand Teton National Park and a bike tour from Canada to Mexico.


MYPA Travel Series in March

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North Blenheim — Travel through space and time without leaving the neighborhood at the New York Power Authority’s Annual World Travelogue series on Sundays in March. This year’s hassle-free journeys include virtual trips to India, Vietnam, Grand Teton National Park and a bike tour from Canada to Mexico.


Faye Lane at RAG

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Roxbury — With her Texas lilt and gentle demeanor, writer-performer Faye Lane serves up a Southern-fried, one-woman show theater piece that’s sweeter than banana Moon Pies and RC Cola in “Beauty Shop Stories,” coming to The Roxbury Arts Center on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m.


TMTP director appears in HBO documentary

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New York City — On March 25, 1911 at The Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City, a fire broke out that took the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, mostly women. It was the worst workplace disaster in New York City history. It galvanized a movement for social justice and legislation that for the first time provided protection for workers.


Andes short on equipment after fire destroys snowplow

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Andes snowplow wreaked by fireAndes snowplow wreaked by fire
By Pauline Liu
Officials with the Town of Andes Highway Department are looking for another snowplow after one of theirs burned up on February 2.

“We could use help,” said Deputy Highway Superintendent Brad Darling. “We’re looking for a good, used four-by-four. We need to get the word out.”

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the image of the scorched 1991 Autocar snowplow is worth plenty. Dan Melvin, 37, a town highway department employee and heavy equipment operator reported that he was plowing on Wolf Hollow Road in Andes, when he heard a bang and jumped out of the cab just before it burst into flames. Fortunately, he was not hurt, but he told his bosses that he had to walk a mile before he could find a phone in order to notify them of what occurred.


Mayoral race heating up in Fleischmanns

By Pauline Liu
Residents of the tiny Village of Fleischmanns are being asked to make a big decision. Voters will be turning out to select their mayor, when the village general election is held on March 15.
Incumbent Mayor Dave Morell is being challenged by Trustee Fred Woller. The village has only about 300 residents and more than half of them are registered voters. The contest offers voters an interesting choice. The outgoing, boyish 42-year-old incumbent will be facing a 65-year-old rival with a long record of public service.


Arkville residents safe after car plunges over embankment

By Pauline Liu
An Arkville couple survived a harrowing experience late Saturday night after their car skidded over an embankment in bad weather. Robert Hardman, 79, and his wife Mary Jane, 72, were returning home at about 10 p.m., after spending a day in Amsterdam. The snow began to fall as they were headed east on Dry Brook Road in Arkville.

They were about a half-mile past Erpf Road, when their silver 2002 Lexus RX 300 SUV swerved out-of-control, rolled up a snowbank and over a guardrail. The vehicle continued halfway down the Dry Brook embankment. The only thing that stopped it from hitting the water was dense brush.


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