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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.


Shandaken Food Pantry benefit dinner set Dec. 9

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Food Pantry will hold a benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Al’s Seafood Restaurant in Phoenicia. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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.


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.


Gas drilling is roundtable focus

The Andes Roundtable will hear a talk by Joan Tubridy of the Chenango Delaware Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the new Portfolio coffeehouse on the second floor of Margaretville Commons, at the intersection of Main and Bridge Street.


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.


Diabetes Education program planned Nov. 20 at Purcell Center

The Wellness Committee of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center will host a Diabetes Education program on Friday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Purcell Center in Margaretville.


40-year employees among honorees at hospital, Mountainside annual dinner

Margaretville — More than 130 employees and guests attended the 37th annual Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center Employee Dinner held at Belleayre Mountain’s Overlook Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 7.


Vampire movie filming locally; call is out for background roles

By Brian Sweeney
“Stake Land,” a new vampire-themed movie produced by Glass Eye Pix, is currently filming around Margaretville and Pine Hill.
The movie, to be released in 2010, stars Kelly McGillis (“Witness” and “Top Gun”), Danielle Harris (star of Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” movies), Michael Cerveris (“Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” and the TV show “Fringe”) and Conor Paolo (“Gossip Girl”).


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