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Book discussion group to meet at Roxbury Library

Roxbury — The Roxbury Library Association welcomes the public to attend an adult book discussion group at the Roxbury Library, from January through July, with most meetings on the last Monday of every month. All adult book discussion group meetings start at noon and end at 2 p.m.


MCS students get front-row seats to presidential inauguration

By Julia Green
Mitchell Hull did something a little special for his birthday this year: he witnessed history. Hull, an eighth-grade student at Margaretville Central School, attended the Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 17-21, and was a spectator at the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.


2008 Best Service Awards

By Margaret Inge
In its 11th year, the Catskill Best Service Awards continues to serve as a testament to the value of excellent service. The volume of votes cast substantiates the fact that customers appreciate the difference and are anxious to express their appreciation. Quality of service is a primary factor in the success of every business. Join us in congratulating those businesses and service providers who have distinguished themselves to their customers by the consistent delivery of high quality service.


Valentine's Tunes

The Community Music & Arts Network kicks off its second season of All Ages shows with a special Friday, Feb. 13 Valentine’s Day show from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Fairview Library Community Room on Walnut Street, Margaretville.


Arkville Fire Department publishes annual report

The Arkville Fire Department recently published its 2008 annual report, which stated that the department responded to a total of 70 fire and emergency calls over the course of the year.


Little throws hat into ring for Congressional vacancy

State Senator Betty Little (R,C,I-Queensbury) has announced that she is a candidate for the 20th Congressional District. The popular upstate senator well-known for her accessibility and hands-on approach has a strong record of experience in local and state government.


Dana LaCroix plays at RAG

Roxbury — Dana LaCroix and her band will light up the winter night on Feb. 14 at 7:30 at The Roxbury Arts Group’s Hilt Kelly Hall.
Three albums, songwriting credits for a recent John Turturro film and touring activities covering Canada, Europe and the US have brought LaCroix recognition as one of today’s most promising singer/songwriters.


Fly tying workshop

Phoenicia — Once again the Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.


Food for Thought workshop planned by Writers in the Mountains

Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains is offering a six-week workshop, Food for Thought on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon from February 24 through March 31. The workshop, facilitated by Ann Epner, provides an opportunity for writers of all experience levels to indulge thoughts, feelings and memories about food through poems, essays, short stories, family recipes, anything that expresses the writer’s relationship with food.


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.


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