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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.


Bovina family of six left homeless by fire

By Brian Sweeney
A Bovina Center woman and her five children escaped serious injury in a September 24 fire, but lost their home and all possessions in the blaze. Shana McIntosh Eaglefeathers and her children were able to escape from their home after discovering the blaze. Eldest son, Sol, is being credited with helping rescue his siblings.


Bnai Israel Sukkot services

Fleischmanns — For the first time in many years, Congregation Bnai Israel, Fleischmanns, will hold services for Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. Friday evening services will begin at 7 p.m.
The celebration of the bat mitzvah of Elia Tanzer will occur at Sabbath services on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 a.m.


Bovina church's 200th to be marked

A two-day celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bovina Presbyterian Church will be marked on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.


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