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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.


Andes stone sculptor hosts weekend open house

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Andes — Stone sculptor Ken Hiratsuka will hold an open studio in the sculpture garden at Squid Farm, his home in Andes, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 from 2 to 6 p.m. Squid Farm is located on Route 28 between Margaretville and Andes, look for stone sculptures in front of the red barn. Light refreshments will be served.


16th year of Fiddlers! planned for Oct. 11

Roxbury — Fiddlers!, The Roxbury Arts Group’s popular annual event will mark its 16th year on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 10 p.m. This day of traditional music includes old-fashioned square dancing, a jam session for all area musicians as well as a concert performance by some of the top fiddle virtuosos in North America.


Local WWII veterans visit war memorial in D.C.

By Julia Green
It was two years ago that Margaretville resident Ronnie Wranovics was listening to CBS’ Albany affiliate, WRGB, and she learned about the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that transports World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the WWII Memorial. Wranovics, whose fiancé, Marty Hartmann, is a WWII veteran, was immediately interested.


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