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New Kingston Post Office will be hosting Passport Day

New Kingston — The State Department announced that it is planning to raise passport fees, but customers can avoid the increase by getting their passports now. As a convenience to postal customers, New Kingston Post Office will host a passport day and accept passport applications on Saturday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the New Kingston Post Office.


Rummage sale benefits CHS

Delhi — The Paws for the Cause Rummage Sale to benefit Heart of the Catskills Humane Society will be held Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Delhi United Ministry Church basement.
Included will be treasures, baked goodies, knickknacks and linens are standard fare among antiques, collectibles.


ARC volunteers raise funds for Salvation Army

Arkville — Folks from The Arc of Delaware County’s (Delarc) Community Living Skills Center in Arkville raised $251 from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the Salvation Army by ringing the bells.


SAV seeking volunteers

Delhi — The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence (SAV) program is currently looking for volunteers to help support the 24-hour hotline.  Individuals interested in helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence can volunteer from home.


Catskill Cabradio is March 13

Pine Hill — It’s time to crawl or shovel your way out and reconnect with friends and neighbors for a fun-filled free evening on Saturday, March 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center on Main Street in Pine Hill.


Catskill Center appoints Alan White executive director

Arkville — The Board of Directors of The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD) announced Monday the appointment of Alan White of Halcott Center as executive director.


RAG spring art show opening March 20

Roxbury — The Roxbury Arts Group is starting its spring gallery season on March 20 with opening receptions from 2 to 4 p.m. for Janice DeMarino and Fawn Potash in The Old Bank Gallery on Main St. and for Diane Powell and Ariel Delacroix Dax in The Walt Meade Gallery on Vega Mountain Rd.


Catskill Landowners' Association opposes any gas drilling ban

Margaretville — The Catskill Landowners’ Associa-tion (CLA), a group of landowners dedicated to the protection of landowners’ rights, announced last week that it is opposed to any suggested regulation imposing a broad-scale, general ban on natural gas drilling on private property within the Catskill Region, unless landowners receive just compensation for the loss of this property right.


Snowbound Grand Gorge resident gets assistance from fire department members

By Karen Hinkley
A Grand Gorge man was helped out by members of the Grand Gorge Fire Department after the huge snowstorm of last week that left over five feet of snow in some locations. The man who lives in a remote area on mountain ridge had been unable to leave his home because of the accumulations of snow and finally reached out for help by contacting Constable Steve Williamson.


It's time for a new clock-minder to watch Roxbury church tower

By Julia Green
The times, they are a-changin’. Or, more to the point: the times, they are a-changin’ hands.
Roxbury resident Dan Underwood, who has been the primary caretaker of the clock tower in the Roxbury Methodist Church for the past 20 years, is handing over the reins. Taking over will be Roxbury Historian Anthony Liberatore, who has been taking care of the clock under Underwood’s tutelage.


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