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CROP Hunger Walk planned for Oct. 18

Margaretville — Adults and youth will gather Sunday, Oct. 18, to fight poverty and hunger during the annual CROP Hunger Walk. Local participants will join millions of people raising funds for CROP, which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.


Local banks earn 5-Star Bauer ratings

Coral Gables, Florida — BauerFinancial, the nation’s bank rating firm, announced last week that two Delaware County banks have received Five-Star ratings for financial strength and stability, the highest ratings attainable.
The two banks are The Delaware National Bank of Delhi and the National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC.) The ratings are based on the overall financial condition of the banks.


Local Government Day registration near

Margaretville – There is still space available at the Ninth Annual Catskills Local Government Day, “Climate Change Made Local,” to be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at Belleayre Mountain.
Registrations are due Friday, Oct. 9. To see the agenda and register electronically, go to www.cwconline.org.


Thrift Shop styles all the rage at fashion show

By Dorothy Jennings
Thrift Shop devotees were treated to an extravaganza on Saturday afternoon at the sixth annual Fashion Show hosted by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center held at the Purcell Center.
Spearheaded by Eleanor Barrack, this fun occasion commands a loyal following of dedicated bargain hunters, and was sold out a week prior to show time.


Multi-artist show opens Oct. 10 at Erpf

Arkville — Since Henry Hudson’s historic voyage 400 years ago, the majestic Catskill Mountain Region has become emblematic of America’s artistic heritage and environmental ethic.
In honoring this cultural tradition, The Catskill Center has brought together nationally recognized and regionally treasured artists and writers – all of whom share a deep connection to the Catskill Mountain Region – in the inaugural issue of the Catskills Almanac.


Shandaken budget up 2%; some seeking more cuts

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Shandaken Supervisor/Budget officer has proposed a spending plan for 2010 that would jump taxes only two percent over this year, but opponents of the administration say that during these tough times the plan doesn’t cut it.


Fall Foliage Hike set for Oct. 11 at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A Fall Foliage Hike to Biscuit Brook will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Frost Valley YMCA. This hike is part of a monthly series of free excursions led by Frost Valley’s staff. The Biscuit Brook hike is a beautiful ramble of about two miles, on mostly level terrain.


30th annual Fall Festival: Two days of fun at Belleayre

Highmount — The fall foliage will almost be an afterthought. Belleayre Mountain is anxious to open its venue doors when the 30th Annual Fall Festival will introduce its new pulse of energy in the form of the newly expanded Entertainment Village.


Three artists offer Pakatakan demos

Halcottsville — Three area craftspeople will demonstrate their skills at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market at the Round Barn in Halcottsville on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes will use a tabletop loom to demonstrate the multiple designs available with one or two favorite four-harness weave patterns. She will also give demonstrations of tapestry weaving on a frame loom.


Oktoberfest will be annual fund-raiser

The German-American Club of the Northern Catskills presents its 10th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge.
Featuring authentic German refreshments, music by the Schwarzenegger Connection, plus Bavarian folk dancers, wood carvings, jewelry, imported gifts and CDs, portraits by a sketch artist and prize drawings.


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