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YMCA marks Father's Day with High Falls Hike

Claryville – Frost Valley YMCA will mark the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day with a free hike to High Falls on Sunday, June 20 starting at 1 p.m. High Falls is the most impressive natural landmark at Frost Valley and staff members felt it was the perfect hiking destination to celebrate Father’s Day.


YMCA, hospital get funds for sand and salt storage

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors recently approved two grants of $50,000 each to help an Ulster County camp and educational facility, and a Delaware County hospital construct buildings to store road-de-icing materials.


Area schools name top grads

Staff report
Area schools have announced their top honor graduates from the Class of 2010.


New camp experience offered for children with heart ailments

Claryville — The Frost Valley YMCA, in partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, is introducing Hearts in the Valley camp, a summer camp experience for children who have chronic heart disease or heart transplants.


State funding holdup stalls eCenter work

By Brian Sweeney
A delay in promised funding has stalled the eCenter project underway on Margaretville’s Main Street. The eCenter is being created by Delaware County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Glenn Nealis, executive director of the IDA, told the News last week that $250,000 in promised funding from New York State has not arrived, halting work.


Cha Cha Hut destroyed in blaze

By Brian Sweeney
A popular Roxbury restaurant was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.
Firefighters were called to the Cha Cha Hut on Bridge Street about 2 a.m. and found the building engulfed in flames. Because of the advanced state of the fire, volunteers dedicated much of their effort to save another restaurant, The Public Lounge, which is located in close proximity.


Tabletop fashions featured at RAG June 19 fund-raiser

Roxbury — Back by popular demand: “Over the Tops Tabletops” in June! For eight years, The Roxbury Arts Group has been collaborating with inventive table designers on their biggest fund-raiser of the year. Last year’s intimate, low-key evening in October captured the golden ambience of the fall season.


Healthy Living for Kids focus at market Saturday

Margaretville — The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Auxiliary will have a tent at the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Community support "amazing" for fire victims

By Brian Sweeney
Prior to last week’s fire, Cherie and Frank Davis had been planning a major summer kick-off party to benefit the Roxbury Fire Department. “No the irony is not lost on us,” commented Cherie.


Erratic weather leaves bare spots up on the mountain

By Ryan Trapani
Last week a member of the Catskill Forest Association called my office wanting to know what was wrong with a sugar maple near their house. Many of the tree’s leaves had either wilted, turned brown or fallen off. Since their property was nearby in Highmount, I took a ride over to see the tree. The tree had dead leaves equally throughout its crown. There seemed to be no other strong indicators of insect or disease damage either. Still, something had killed the leaves.


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