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Pine Hill Community Center gets energy boost

Pine Hill – The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced a $5,000 commitment to the Pine Hill Community Center to assist them in the completion of energy conservation measures as suggested by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


Chamber of Commerce dinner at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Platte Cove Artists-in-Residence opening reception planned for May 9

Arkville — The public is cordially invited to the opening reception of the 12th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville. 
The gallery exhibit will include paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, poems and prose inspired by the solitude and grandeur of The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Forest Preserve located in the Town of Hunter.


Beetles post a threat to Catskill maples

By Jay Braman Jr.
What would the Catskills be like without maple trees?
That’s one question worth asking now that yet another invasive species is closing in on the region.
Like Gypsy Moths have in the past, the Asian long-horned beetle is now creeping toward the mountains. These bugs, which first showed up in Brooklyn harbor about a decade ago in packing crates from China, have since been found on Long Island and in parts of New Jersey.


Leadership simulcast is Friday at CMCC

The Winner’s Circle Business Institute is hosting the 2009 Maximum Impact Live Simulcast on Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community room at Catskill Mountain Christian Center.
This premier leadership event offers insight and teaching from some of the world’s most successful leaders and forerunners.


Replacement work begins on Halcottsville bridge

By Julia Green
Work began Monday morning on the controversial and long-delayed replacement of a bridge that carries the Bragg Hollow Road over the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville. The bridge and its replacement have been the subject of much dissent over the course of the past year and even earlier, as Middletown Supervisor Len Utter said that plans to replace the bridge have been on the table since as far back as 1996.


Tedisco concedes special election; Murphy heads to Congress

By Julia Green
After three weeks of counting and re-counting, the results are finally in: Scott Murphy is set to become the newest member of Congress. Murphy, a Democrat, will become the next congressman to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District following a lengthy election process that has dragged on since the end of March. Murphy’s opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, conceded the election on Friday, bringing to an end a recount in which election officials spent weeks counting absentee ballots from across the district.


Dart fund-raiser May 9 in Andes

As Memorial Day approaches, the Village of Andes is looking to spruce itself up in anticipation by replacing the flags along Main Street.
To raise money for the roughly 60 flags, a “Stars and Stripes” dart tournament fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Weather Tite Barn in Andes. The tournament will start at 4 p.m. and will feature a 50/50 drawing and a variety of door prizes.


Free testing at hospital health fair

Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital's Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby.
Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Andes alumni dinner planned for May 24

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The 53rd Andes Central School Alumni Association dinner and meeting will be held on Sunday, May 24 at the Andes Fire Department Pavilion on Tremperskill Road, county Rte. 1.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. at the pavilion with dinner following. At 5:30 p.m. the ACS president will welcome everyone and after the invocation, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served followed by a short business meeting.


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