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Blood Drive Dec. 3 at Mountainside

A Blood Drive will be held at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville on December 3 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. “We really need blood donors this time of the year. If you are able to donate, please call 845 586-3714,” said chairperson Kathie Herbst.


Belleayre Resort land sale to state deadline missed

By Jay Braman Jr.
The deadline has come and gone.
It was over two months ago when environmental groups that signed onto an agreement with the developers proposing to build the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park warned they would back out of the deal should those developers not transfer 1,200 acres of land in Big Indian to the State of New York for protection within 60 days.


Mountain Business Services makes move to Shokan Square

Shokan — Mountain Business Services / Ulster Financial Group, Inc. has announced its relocation to the Shokan Square Plaza in Shokan.  Mountain Business Services is a division of Ulster Financial Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Ulster Savings Bank.


Cookies contest, caroling at the Commons Dec. 12

Share in some holiday cheer and have an uncommonly good time at The Commons Building at 785 Main Street, Margaretville on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Enter our first annual Cookie Contest or just come enjoy Caroling with Patti Dell and Kent Brown.


Bovina Holiday House Tour Dec. 13

Bovina — The Bovina Historical Society will presents a Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy first-floor tours of some of Bovina’s historic homes, as well as some new constructions, new additions and an inn.


Hometown "Top Chef" gets cooking Saturday

Roxbury — The kitchens are heating up and so is the rivalry between the two “Top Chef” culinary teams who will dazzle their discerning guests (you!) with their most irresistible tapas in elegant surroundings this Saturday night. Be sure to reserve your plate at this creative and tasty fund-raiser on Dec. 5, hosted in two of Roxbury’s most lovingly restored Main Street “grand dames.”


Hunting Thrill

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First New York Buck — This nice 8-pointer was taken 7:30 a.m. on the regular season opener by Dottie Smolen of Margaretville and Sweetwater, NJ. The deer was harvested near Arena Heights and weighed 125 pounds, dressed. Dottie started hunting in 1995 and just turned 61.


Warm weather stalls ski season opening

By Jay Braman Jr.
The operators of the area’s ski resorts think that Mother Nature and Old Man Winter need to have a talk. Mild temperatures have set the stage for something not seen in years. A Thanksgiving weekend with no skiing in the Catskills.


Hospice provider to receive group's Advocate Award

Oneonta — Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care is the recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York’s Community Advocate Award for 2009. Over the last four years Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered in many different ways including the creation of the educational DVD “Making Life Easier….Together” for those newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


More credit available for Ulster County businesses

Kingston — The owners of small businesses in Ulster County could find it easier to get credit to keep their doors open. Ulster County Executive Michael Hein unveiled a “Credit for Success” program designed to provide loans of between $25,000 and $150,000 to qualified small business owners.
“Small businesses provide the backbone of our economy and employ the vast majority of those employed in the private sector,” Hein said.


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