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Early medicine program topic at historical society March 27

Margaretville — The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM) will present living history re-enactor Stuart W. Lehman on Saturday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church Hall on Orchard St. in Margaretville.


Strain of state budget cutbacks anticipated by school officials

By Julia Green
When Margaretville Central School Superintendent Tony Albanese goes before the MCS Board of Education at 7 p.m. tonight, he will be presenting a proposed program budget and overview of budget information that has been the source of much speculation in light of the statewide budget crisis facing New York State.


CWC provides business loans, storm water help

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) will assist a Lexington business in replacing a septic system and will provide a low-interest loan to allow a Phoenicia health clinic to relocate.


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.


St. Patrick's Day Parade is Sunday in Halcottsville

The Children of the Leprechaun, together with the Halcottsville Fire Department, cordially invite the public to the 17th annual Saint Paddy’s Day Parade along Main Street, Halcottsville on Sunday, March 14, starting at noon.


Historic Halcottsville Creamery heavily damaged by snowstorm

By Brian Sweeney
The historic Halcottsville Creamery building was among the victims of record snowfall totals from February 23 and 25 storms that wreaked havoc on the area. Owners Jim and Susan Kelly traveled from New York City to the Catskills two days after the successive snowfalls dumped more than five feet on the hamlet of Halcottsville. As they headed into the hamlet, they immediately realized that the silhouette of the former creamery building had been dramatically altered.


"Andes has Talent" show is a hit

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By John Bernhardt
Move over “American Idol.” “Andes Has Talent” is the new show in town. With the bright lights and glitter of a Las Vegas show stage, the Andes Central School gymnasium was the showcase for some dazzling talent Friday night.


Multi-talented Eric McKeown opens music series March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group’s (RAG) singer/songwriter series kicks of on Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. with Erin McKeown, an American multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer/songwriter in the Hilt Kelly Hall.


Area residents had key roles in memorable Oscar highlight

By Julia Green
It was one of the most talked-about moments of this year’s Oscar telecast Sunday night, save “Hurt Locker” director Kathryn Bigelow’s upset of ex-husband and “Avatar” director James Cameron in the Best Director category. And, it involved two people with Roxbury connections.
As film director and producer Roger Ross Williams took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech for the Best Documentary Short Oscar for the short film “Music By Prudence,” he found himself in a bit of an awkward moment.


"Darger" screening at RAG series

Roxbury — “In the Realms of the Unreal – The Mystery of Henry Darger” will be the second film in the Roxbury Arts Group’s Reel Artist Series on Sunday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Q and A discussion with Christina Varga, Ellen Greene Stewart and Juliana Driever, facilitated by Jonathan Starch.


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