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Rummage sale benefits CHS

Delhi — The Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be held Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Delhi United Ministry Church basement.
Included will be treasures, baked goodies, knickknacks and linens are standard fare among antiques, collectibles.


ARC volunteers raise funds for Salvation Army

Arkville — Folks from The Arc of Delaware County’s (Delarc) Community Living Skills Center in Arkville raised $251 from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the Salvation Army by ringing the bells.


Haiti donations topped $275,000

Walton – Final tallies are in. The National Bank of Delaware County’s (NBDC) recent participation in a drive to collect orthopedic devices for victims of the Haitian earthquake brought in over $275,000 in donations.


Easter meal planned at Senior Dining Centers

Delaware Opportunities Inc. is scheduling Easter dinner to be served at all senior dining centers on Friday, March 26 for a suggested donation of $4.


Big Indian Post Office faces closure

By Jay Braman Jr.
The United Stated Post Service has plans to shutter the Big Indian Post Office, Shandaken Town Supervisor Robert Stanley announced last week. Stanley was disappointed with the news he got from Big Indian resident Jeffrey Lasko, who owns the building the United States Postal Service (USPS) leases along Route 28.
“I don’t know,” Stanley said. “This could be the beginning of the end for the hamlet,” he said.


Six-year-old raises more than $7,000 for Frost Valley camp scholarships

Claryville — Most kids love the opportunity to attend summer day camp. While six-year-old Grahamsville resident Samantha Houghtaling enjoys camp, her real pleasure is helping send others to camp.


RAG spring art show opening March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is starting its spring gallery season on March 20 with opening receptions from 2 to 4 p.m. for Janice DeMarino and Fawn Potash in The Old Bank Gallery on Main St. and for Diane Powell and Ariel Delacroix Dax in The Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Rd.


Snowbound Grand Gorge resident gets assistance from fire department members

By Karen Hinkley
A Grand Gorge man was helped out by members of the Grand Gorge Fire Department after the huge snowstorm of last week that left over five feet of snow in some locations. The man who lives in a remote area on mountain ridge had been unable to leave his home because of the accumulations of snow and finally reached out for help by contacting Constable Steve Williamson.


Catskill Landowners' Association opposes any gas drilling ban

Margaretville — The Catskill Landowners’ Associa-tion (CLA), a group of landowners dedicated to the protection of landowners’ rights, announced last week that it is opposed to any suggested regulation imposing a broad-scale, general ban on natural gas drilling on private property within the Catskill Region, unless landowners receive just compensation for the loss of this property right.


It's time for a new clock-minder to watch Roxbury church tower

By Julia Green
The times, they are a-changin’. Or, more to the point: the times, they are a-changin’ hands.
Roxbury resident Dan Underwood, who has been the primary caretaker of the clock tower in the Roxbury Methodist Church for the past 20 years, is handing over the reins. Taking over will be Roxbury Historian Anthony Liberatore, who has been taking care of the clock under Underwood’s tutelage.


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