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Central Catskills Collaborative has regional planning meeting

Arkville — The Central Catskills Collaborative will host an open meeting to feature the regional planning work of students in the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Throughout the semester, the students have conducted inventory and mapping exercises along the Route 28 Corridor. The public is invited to the Olive Free Library this Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. to see the presentation, meet the students and view the design studies.


"Local" video at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association (RLA) will offer a screening and a group discussion of “Catskill Mountain Locals,” a video directed by Margaretville resident Roger Bobley on Tuesday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
Regular RLA Tuesday Forum attendees will provide refreshments following the film screening and discussion session. The RLA welcomes the public to all Tuesday Forum events, programs, and activities, which are free of charge.


Upcoming workshops from Writers in the Mountains

Upcoming workshops sponsored by Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will explore the wellsprings of creativity and the craft of poetry.
The Wild Mind emphasizes the writing process over product by having participants create and expose themselves to visual images, sound bytes and tactile media, to enhance and enliven their writing.


Tickets available for chamber dinner to be held May 13 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.


Fleischmanns Village Board hires consultant to assist with planning

Fleischmanns — The Village of Fleischmanns’ Village Board, recently retained consultant Alan Sorensen and his firm Planit Main Street, Inc. to assist with the creation of a Village Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is vital to the success of the plan’s creation and to this end an informational session for all Village of Fleischmanns residents will be held to solicit public input on Saturday, May 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Skene Memorial Library on Main Street.


Officials working to save Catskill Region campgrounds

Arkville — Elected officials and several regional organizations have joined together in an effort to save two campgrounds located in the Catskill Mountain Region from closure. Citing budget restraints, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced in February plans to close six state campgrounds, including Beaverkill in Sullivan County and Bear Spring Mountain in Delaware County, due to low occupancy.


Auxiliary Dance-a-Thon a hit

By Jill Ribich
Over 100 people danced the night away on Saturday at the third annual Margaretville Hospital Dance-a-Thon, hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary at Belleayre Mountain’s Upper Lodge in Highmount. The popular Blues Maneuver band kept the beat going as Rose and Gordy Stahl taught country line dance, and Kyla Marion and Karen Myers demonstrated some swing dance moves.


Freshtown taking first steps to Margaretville store makeover

By Brian Sweeney
The first steps in the renovation at the new Freshtown Supermarket in Margaretville are underway. Although much of the work is not visible to the shopping public, PSK Supermarkets Vice President Noah Katz said last week that preliminary steps are being taken in the large-scale renovation.


Residents sought for board positions

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Margaretville is seeking village residents to fill vacancies on the planning board and zoning board of appeals.
Both committees meet on an as needed basis. Persons wishing to be considered should submit a letter of interest to the Clerk at the village offices located at 773 Main Street, Margaretville, or by mail to Box 228, Margaretville.


Immigrant film screening draws crowd in Fleischmanns

By Julia Green
More than 230 people turned out to view “Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns: An Immigrant Community in Rural America,” a documentary film by Jessica Vecchione that was screened at La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant in Fleischmanns on Saturday.
Roughly 70 people attended the afternoon screening while more than 160 were on hand for the evening showing.


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