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Big game season opens Saturday; DEC sees good hunting prospects

By Brian Sweeney
Big game season for white tail deer and bear in New York’s Southern Zone opens on Saturday, Nov. 21 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 13. The outlook for hunters is a good one, with nice weather predicted and a plentiful deer herd.


CWC provides storm water help, education grant, business loan

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors on Nov. 3 approved funding to assist two nonprofit organizations and a Tannersville business.
The Mountain Top Library and Learning Center, which is renovating the 8,000-square-foot former Marian Center on Main Street, Tannersville, will receive a $240,000 Storm-water Retrofit Grant to control and treat runoff from the one-acre site.


Catskill region resorts team for discount skiing

By Jay Braman Jr.
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has announced that the operators of five ski resorts he convened for a collaboration promoting skiing in the Catskills, have decided to build upon prior success with a new, expanded promotion for the upcoming season.


Kirkside Retirement Home a place of distinction

Roxbury — When Helen Gould, daughter of railroad magnate and Roxbury native son Jay Gould, first purchased Kirkside in 1896, it was a humble seven-room farmhouse with little to offer in the line of the luxury to which Miss Gould was accustomed. It wouldn’t take long before Helen transformed this vernacular rural berth into the magnificent feast of architectural styles that grace Roxbury’s Main Street today.


Holiday gala Dec. 5 in Roxbury

Roxbury — If you have ever driven down Roxbury’s Main Street, chances are you found yourself daydreaming about perusing through one of the grand-dame homes that are poised along the maple-lined passage of the hamlet’s historic district.


Roxbury's Golden Seal Building will receive upgrades and facelift

Roxbury — The gateway to the hamlet of Roxbury will see major improvements next spring and summer. The historic Golden Seal Building has recently received a leg up for much-needed health and safety upgrades, weatherization, and exterior façade restoration.


Chamber of commerce mixer planned at new Portfolio Cafe

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold a member-to-member mixer on Monday, Nov. 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the new Portfolio Cafe located on the second floor of The Commons building.


HAHV facilities limit visitors in effort to slow spread of flu

By Jay Braman Jr.
New visitor restrictions have been imposed at Kingston, Benedictine and Margaretville hospitals in an attempt to protect patients from exposure to the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses. No more than two people will be allowed to visit a patient at one time; no visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted; and no visitors with flu-like symptoms will be allowed.


Storytelling troupe a hit in Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe (CST) played to a packed house Friday at The Hunting Tavern in Andes. Performers at Friday evening’s concert included: Tina Cawley, Adriel Grapes, Richard Grapes, Carol Johnson, Rebecca Kole, Courtney Sage, Rachel Sage and Janet Stoop.


Arkville girl lands vampire movie role

By Brian Sweeney
A four-year-old Arkville girl has been selected to perform in a key scene of the vampire movie “Stake Land” that is being filmed locally. Angelique Biasutto, a student at the Arkville Head Start program, was selected for the role after a chance meeting with movie personnel.


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