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Full slate of Girl Scout events planned at Frost Valley YMCA

Claryville — A calendar of themed weekends for Girl Scouts will be hosted at Frost Valley YMCA in 2009. Girl Scout Winter Wonderland outings are planned for Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 16-18 and again from Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 18 to 20, during which Scouts can earn their Frosty Fun and Winter Sports badges.


Art in Common heating up winter

“Art in Common” multi-art events keep the Margaretville Commons building abuzz every Saturday afternoon and evening with art, activities, shopping and socializing. Two important causes are now the worthy recipients of retail space upstairs in the Commons during these events, donated by the Commons building.


Broadway star boosts Open Eye

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Broadway singer, Jenn Gambatese, got the audience in the mood for love at The Open Eye Theater on Saturday night.
With her husband, Curtis Cregan operating the background music, Gambatese’s powerful voice filled the auditorium with songs of love: discovering it, feeling it, searching for it, losing it, and daring to believe in it again.


Artwork on display at Delaware bank

Delhi — Artwork currently on display at the Main Office of The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, “Thru Her Eyes,” is a collection of images taken by photographer Barbara Boucher. Boucher is a resident of New Kingston and says that her interest in photography started early in her life.


Youth Theater Workshop set in Margaretville

The Open Eye Theater, 960 Main Street, Margaretville, is offering a Youth Theater Workshop for children ages 8 – 13 on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The workshop will consist of creative movement, improvisation, theater games, scene writing, scene work and more. The required reservation deadline is Feb. 18.


Community Arts Funding winners named

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that Community Arts Funding awards totaling $26,700 have been granted to 19 Delaware County applicants for 2009.


Language of Flowers is topic at Thursday Walt Meade talk

Roxbury — Vesti Snyder, owner of Sage Rose Herbs, located in Binnekill Square in Margaretville will give a free lecture/demonstration on “The Language of Flowers” on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in The Walt Meade Gallery of the Roxbury Arts Group on Vega Mountain Road.


New hands on deck boost Maine Black Bear

By Brian Sweeney
A longtime Arkville business is expanding its offerings thanks to the introduction of two new partners in the operation.
Maine Black Bear has been run by Bruce Beddoe for more than 27 years. The business traces its origins to Bruce traveling to Maine to pick up (Bruce lived in Maine and came here on the weekends with his truck to sell) fresh seafood and selling it from his truck along Route 28. A few years later, he officially opened a seafood market in a small building near the Dry Brook Bridge.


Towns fight governor on state land tax freeze

By Jay Braman Jr.
Local towns are beginning to fight back against a plan by Governor Paterson that critics say would hike property taxes in the Catskills.
The proposed 2009-2010 state budget includes a change to the tax law, which would cap town, county and school taxes paid on state-owned land at their current dollar levels. The change is intended to save the state $9 million in increases over last year’s $183 million property tax bill.


Mayoral posts up for election in Margaretville, Fleischmanns

The position of mayor will be on the ballot in the villages of Margaretville and Fleischmanns in the March 18 election. Current Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton announced last month that he would not be seeking a fourth term.


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