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Communitywide "Go Red for Women" day set for Feb. 10

The Wellness Committee of the Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility is encouraging everyone to circle February 10 in red on the calendar. That is the day the Committee is organizing a Wear Red Day in cooperation with the American Heart Association’s national event.


Roxbury blood drive is Jan. 20

Roxbury — There will be a Blood Drive at the Carriage House of the Gould Church in Roxbury on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 800 GIVE-LIFE or go to www.RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment.


Congressman Scott Murphy makes local stops; offers updates on regional issues

By Julia Green
It was only fitting that a stop along the way for Congressman Scott Murphy’s whistle-stop tour of sorts last Thursday was the Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville, where he presented the railroad with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Historic Preservation. In addition to the presentation, the congressman also fielded questions from local citizens on a number of pressing issues, including gas drilling, health care, and agricultural issues.


Artists Choose Artists opens at Longyear Gallery

Opening this week at Margaretville’s Longyear Gallery is “Artists Choose Artists,” Longyear’s first invitational show featuring the work of both Longyear Gallery members and their favorite guest artists working in different media. The Artists’ Reception will take place Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.


Wind turbine setback rules challenged in Moresville project

By Julia Green
The Western Catskill Preservation Alliance (WCPA) released a statement last week challenging the wind turbine setback requirements in the towns of Roxbury and Stamford, taking official steps to increase setbacks to adequately reflect the 1,300-foot guideline advised by the turbine manufacturer.


Musical doubleheader Jan. 16 at Andes Hotel

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Andes — January 16 is a night not to be missed at the Andes Hotel. The Pre-war Ponies are performing in the Yellow Room from 6 to 9 p.m. and immediately after that the Jack Grace Band in the tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is no cover charge for either band.


Heart disease in women is topic of wellness lecture

The Wellness Committee of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Facility Auxiliary has announced that Dr. Aneta K. Dimova will present a discussion of “Heart Disease in Women” on Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. the Purcell Center in Margaretville. Admission to the lecture is free.


Fleischmanns residents win big in Lottery game for second time

By Brian Sweeney
For the second time in a little more than two years, a Fleischmanns family has struck it rich playing the New York State Lottery. Philip and Tracy Auchmoody took home a $45,000 prize in the Dec. 27 Win Four drawing. It was a great feeling for the couple, but the prize was dwarfed by the $1 million winning ticket that the Auchmoodys held in the Lottery’s Extravaganza game in November 2007.


Art in Common series back to warm up winter

Wendy Nief, popular vocalist of jazz and blues, will be performing 4-6 p.m. at the Commons Building on Main Street Margaretville, on Sunday, Jan. 17. Along with an art opening on Saturday at the Longyear Gallery, Wendy will kick off “Art in Common,” a series of multi-art events scheduled throughout the winter and spring at the Commons.


Fleischmanns Board appeals theater foreclosure ruling

By Jay Braman Jr.
The Fleischmanns Village Board has filed an appeal of last month’s court ruling which said that the owner of the Main Street Fleischmanns Theater building, or the bank that holds the mortgage on the building, has a right to pay past due village taxes and maintain ownership of the property.
At a village board meeting Monday evening, Fleischmanns Mayor Dave Morell said, “We have filed an appeal.”


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