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Book signing, reception Saturday with noted author and restauranteur

Margaretville — Laura Pensiero, noted author and owner of the “Gigi Trattoria and Market” in Rhinebeck will be on hand to sign her released cookbook, Hudson Valley Mediterranean” at Home Goods of Margaretville on Saturday, March 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.


Area residents mull impact of new health care reform

By Julia Green
To supporters, it’s the start of a sweeping overhaul, and the most promising legislation to come out of Washington in decades. To others, it’s a Band-Aid at best; a political strong-arm and an unaffordable expense at worst.
Major news networks broke into primetime programming Sunday night to make the announcement: that Congress had passed an historic vote, as the House of Representatives passed the original Senate reform bill, H.R. 3590, by a vote of 219-212.


"Remember When" exhibit at town hall

Remember when you could buy a Mexican Sundae at Joe Christian’s soda fountain? Remember when hamburger was 49 cents a pound at Bussy’s Store? Or when Stan’s Tavern in Arena and the Cat’s Meow in Fleischmanns were popular watering holes?


Summer Camp Open House Sunday at at Frost Valley

Claryville – Summer Camp Open Houses are planned for Sundays, March 28 and April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, N.Y.


Registration set April 7 at Andes

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Pre-K and Kindergarten registration will be held at Andes Central School on Wednesday, April 7 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. If you have a child who is turning four or five by December 1, 2010 and have not yet received an informational packet, please call the school at 845 676-3166.


Kasanof receives Bushnell Award from NYCCT

Anton N. Kasanof, a trustee of Columbia-Greene Com-munity College, received the Anne M. Bushnell Memorial Award March 12 from the New York Community College Trustees, at the organization’s 56th annual conference in Saratoga Springs.


Corridor update in Fleischmanns

This month’s meeting of Central Catskills Collaborative will feature a presentation by the Fleischmanns Byway Group as part of the Route 28 Scenic Byway Nomination process at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at the Skene Memorial Library, Main Street, Fleischmanns.


Incumbents re-elected in village balloting

By Julia Green
In the local elections held Tuesday night in the villages of Fleischmanns and Margaretville, four incumbent trustees retained their positions despite challenges.


Saturday rummage sale to benefit animal shelter

Delhi — Whether you’re looking to clear a closet or fill it with something nearly new, look no further than the Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 27 to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. Fine-tune that garage-sale radar by scanning the countless treasurers inside Delhi’s United Ministry Church basement from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Maple syrup season shaping up to be a sour one

By Brian Sweeney
Unless things turn around quickly, the 2010 maple syrup season will go down in the books as a very sour one.
A record snowstorm in late February, followed by much higher than average temperatures in March, have made for an uneven season, at best.


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