News

Conservatory to honor O'Connor Foundation

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Hobart-based A. Lindsey and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, which has a long history of supporting the region, will be honored this Saturday at the 24th Annual Snowball at Belleayre Ski Center.
The foundation’s contribution to the region is one that is long and broad.


RCS Olympiad teams advance toward regionals

The junior high team and the high school team are both moving forward toward their regional tournaments. The high school team will compete on Feb. 6 at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. The junior high team will compete on March 13 at Ravena Middle School South of Albany.


Faulty test tube blamed for OHS science class blast

By Jay Braman Jr.
The blast that occurred at the Onteora High School last Tuesday came as a surprise to everyone, but apparently to no one more than Donald Bucher. Bucher, a Phoenicia resident, is the veteran science teacher who was conducting an experiment with the chemical potassium chlorate when the accident occurred. Although he has safely done the same experiment dozens of times before, on Tuesday something went wrong, causing an explosion that broke a window in the classroom and injured Bucher and six students.


2009 Catskill Mountain News Best Service Award winners announced

The Catskill Mountain News and Columnist Margaret S. Inge are pleased to announce the 12th annual Catskill Best Service Awards. Readers selected those businesses and individuals who consistently deliver extraordinary service via ballots submitted during the months of November and December.
The tally of the over 500 ballots received includes more than 450 different businesses and 520 individual service providers in 78 categories. They are located across the region, giving testimony to the fact that customers will travel far and wide for quality service.


Knitting workshop Feb. 20 at DCHA

Delhi — The Delaware County Historical Association will offer a one-day knitting and crocheting workshop on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults and children are encouraged to come learn how to knit and/or crochet, or perhaps refresh their skills.


Grand Gorge bank robbery suspects arrested in Atlantic City, N.J.

By Brian Sweeney
Two suspects were arrested in New Jersey on Jan. 20 in a connection with robbery at the Grand Gorge branch of NBT Bank the previous day. Christopher M. Seamans, 31, of Central Square (Oswego County) and Emily E. White, 20, of Oneida (Madison County) were charged with second-degree robbery. They were arrested by the Atlantic City Police Department.


Coaches vs. Cancer event set Friday at Margaretville

Margaretville Central School will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer awareness program on Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the MCS Auditorium. MCS will donate all of the admission proceeds from this Friday’s girls’ varsity game to the American Cancer Society to benefit cancer research. This week’s game starts at 7 p.m., when the Blue Devils play host to the visiting Mountaineers of Andes Central School.


Visiting Artists Series brings Kolb to Onteora

Boiceville — Onteora Central School District has announced a performance by Fleischmanns pianist, Justin Kolb, with guest appearance by Mikhail Horowitz, on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Harry Simon auditorium, 4166 state Route 28 in Boiceville.


Snowmobile Safety Course offered Feb. 13

North Blenheim — The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will be the site of a New York State-certified Snowmobile Safety Course on Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning at 9 a.m.


Winter Fiber Festival Saturday, Jan. 30 brings hands-on fun to "Art in Common"

Tina Harp of Mountain Yarns will present a Winter Fiber Festival with hands-on demonstrations in the traditional art of rug hooking on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the second floor atrium of the Commons Building, Main Street, Margaretville as part of “Art in Common,” a series of multi-art events scheduled throughout the winter and spring at the Commons.


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