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Calendar sales to benefit ARCs, Foothills PAC

Oneonta — In August the joint efforts of the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Orpheus Theatre and the ARCs of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties resulted in an exuberant and entertaining production of “Circus in the Wind,” a play by Aurand Harris. The performers were all ARC residents, dressed in dazzling costumes that matched the liveliness of the spirits that swirled around the story.


RCS students get hands-on learning with DNA fingerprinting experiment

By Julia Green
Roxbury Central School welcomed Dr. Mike Yerky, outreach coordinator with the Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers on November 25 and he led students in Fred Zerega’s advanced placement biology class and Evette Garofolo’s living environment classes in a DNA fingerprinting experiment.
The experiment entailed using modern equipment, such as micropipetors and gel electrophoresis apparatuses, involved in DNA technology research.


Planners seek more studies on Roxbury turbine proposal

By Julia Green
The ball is back in Invenergy's court.
Following its October meeting, the Town of Roxbury Planning Board submitted to Invenergy, the company behind the proposed Moresville Wind Farm, requests for additional information and studies needed prior to issuance of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – a key step in the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process.


Ski prospects bright at Belleayre; fresh powder in place for opener

By Jay Braman Jr.
Belleayre Ski Center Superintendent Tony Lanza is in awe of the luck the Catskills’s ski industry is having.
“We’ve got 14 inches of new snow at the top already,” he said Tuesday morning during a snowstorm. “We’re so excited because we’ve got feet and feet and feet of snow up here.”


Land acquisition meeting stirs debate; consultant's information draws criticism

By Matthew J. Perry
County officials and a representative of Downeast Group, which is preparing an economic impact survey of Delaware County, toured four towns last week to discuss preliminary study findings and solicit community input. On Nov. 20, Margaretville became the tour’s last stop.


Holiday Treasure Express rolls this Saturday in village

Margaretville —The second annual Holiday Treasure Express, a community-wide celebration and “shop local” campaign, has its official launch this Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m with a parade up Main Street, Margaretville. 
The parade boasts over 30 units, including a band, the Delaware County Dairy Princess, floats, antique cars, fire trucks and promises a little something for everyone. 


YMCA sets "Green Hike" Dec. 6

Claryville — A hike focusing on Green Technology will be held at Frost Valley YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 9 a.m. The event will feature a two-mile walk along the Neversink River. Participants will also get a firsthand look at the ways in which Frost Valley is doing its part to minimize the facility’s impact on the earth.


CWC hosts show by Athena Billias

Margaretville — Watercolors and oil paintings by Tannersville artist Athena Billias, who paints in the style of the Hudson River School, are now on view at the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s office in Margaretville.
“Catskills Waterworld” includes 15 stunning paintings of streams, waterfalls and other scenes from the rugged Mountaintop region of Greene County where masters of the Hudson River School of Art found inspiration 150 years ago.


Holiday Market planned Saturday at Round Barn

Halcottsville — The Pakatakan Farmers’ Market will host its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Round Barn on Route 30, Halcottsville.
Vendors for this annual event will be regulars from the Pakatakan Farmers’ Market that operates on Saturdays from May through mid-October at the historic Round Barn.


"Cricket on the Hearth" is a love story for the holidays

Margaretville — “To have a Cricket on the Hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world,” says Dot Peerybingle in The Open Eye Theater’s production of Charles Dickens’ “The Cricket on the Hearth,” opening Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., at The Open Eye Theater in Margaretville. 
The story, one of Dickens’ Christmas novellas, has been adapted for the stage by Amie Brockway, and is directed by Monica Wildermuth.  Adrienne J. Brockway has designed the set and lighting. 


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