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Maple Hike on tap Sunday at Frost Valley

Claryville — A Maple Sugar Hike is planned at Frost Valley YMCA on Sunday, March 15 starting at 1 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a late winter hike amidst the Catskill Mountain high peaks and get a firsthand look at Frost Valley’s maple sugaring activities. The hike will cover all phases of the sugaring operation - from the tap to the sugar shack, where nature’s sweetest product is produced locally each year by the Frost Valley staff and a hearty force of sugar-loving volunteers.


St. Patrick's Parade planned Sunday in Halcottsville

The Children of the Leprechaun, together with the Halcottsville Fire Department cordially invite the public to the 16th annual Saint Paddy’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15 starting at noon.


MRCC nurses certified in wound care

Margaretville — Two nurses at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville have recently received Wound Care Certification. Susan Cole, RN, and Diana Briggs, LPN, completed their training in December in Niagara Falls given by the Wound Care Education Institute. They are the only Wound Care Certified nurses in Delaware County.


DEC extends Belleayre ski season

By Jay Braman Jr.
At a time when every dollar counts, the owners of local lodges and eateries received welcome news this week when it was announced that Belleayre Mountain Ski Center would remain open longer than originally planned.


Heated races for mayor and trustee positions in Margaretville

By Julia Green
Voters in Margaretville will go to the polls next Wednesday to cast their ballots in the mayoral election for the village, as well as to fill two seats on the board of trustees.
In the mayoral election, voters will have a choice between John VanBenschoten, who has served as a village trustee for the past four years, and Carol O’Beirne, the executive director of the Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce. Current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton announced in January that he would not be seeking another term.


Mayor's, trustee positions contested in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
With two people running for the job of mayor and three people running for two village trustee seats, voters in the Village of Fleischmanns have a hotly contested election on their hands year.
In the race for mayor, incumbent Malcolm Becker faces a challenge from Dave Morell, a member of the village’s planning board.


Delaware leads gains in big game success

By Brian Sweeney
Delaware County hunters led the way in a statewide surge in deer take during the 2008 season. The deer take in Delaware increased nearly 24 percent overall and the buck take was up about 19 percent, according to figures released last week by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These figures were much higher than the overall state increase in the deer harvest that went from 219,141 to 222,979.


Shandaken man tapped for OCS Board

By Jay Braman Jr.
Dan Spencer, one of four candidates seeking a spot on the Onteora School Board, was chosen by the board at a meeting last week. Spencer lives in the Shandaken hamlet of Mount Tremper. With his appointment there are now three of seven trustees hailing from Shandaken.


CWC assisting boating program aimed at Cannonsville Reservoir

Margaretville — The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on March 3 authorized the allocation of $150,000 from the Catskill Fund for the Future (CFF) to support a new pilot program allowing recreational boating on the Cannonsville Reservoir.


Belleayre Hall of Fame inductees are announced

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Boston Culinary Group this week announced the 2009 inductees to the third annual Belleayre Hall of Fame. Judy Shiner, Bill Hornbeck and Carl Lumbaca have been named to have their portraits appear on the wall in Belleayre’s upper lodge alongside inductees from the past two years.


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