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Delarc innovative programs gaining national attention

By Brian Sweeney
For more than three decades, the ARC of Delaware County (Delarc) has been utilizing a common sense, compassionate approach to dealing with individuals who are exhibiting behavior problems. In recent years, the Delarc philosophy has been gaining attention with organizations across the country.


WIM presents reading at Art in Common event

As part of the “Art in Common” fall events collaboration, Writers in the Mountains will be presenting a reading of recently completed works from the organization’s Journal Writing classes, along with a wine and local cheese tasting. This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville.


History of tractors featured at meeting

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, Delaware County (HSM), at its Annual Meeting Saturday, Oct. 17, will look back at a time when tractors were replacing horsepower of the four-legged variety.


DEC releases draft for gas drilling regs

By Matthew J. Perry
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released last Wednesday a long-awaited draft of its Supplemental General Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) regarding natural gas drilling. While the report’s release does not signal the imminent arrival of drilling pads and water trucks in the Catskills, it is a decisive step towards a new industrial future for the region.


Students' art project decorates market

Halcottsville — Students from seven area schools produced large panels of art this year to help decorate the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market. The back wall of the market’s pavilion is now adorned with a series of murals that depict various farmers’ market themes.


Fleischmanns First hosts House Tours

Fleischmanns — Village residents will open the most interesting historic homes for tours and hosts an entire day of family fun and baseball on Sunday, Oct. 11 during “Fleischmanns First Floors Historic House & Garden Tour,” starting at 11 a.m.


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.


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