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Heritage Alliance planning gathering at Joe's Coffeehouse

 

Nothing goes better together than barbecue for the palate and bluegrass music for the soul, and on Saturday, May 24, local residents and Catskill visitors will have the chance to indulge in special versions of both.


MMH Auxiliary aims for 1,000 members

 

The Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center kicked off its 2008 Membership Drive on May 8 and the group has a goal of signing up 1,000 members by year’s end.


Delhi poet to read at Roxbury Arts Group

 

Writers in the Mountains will present Delhi poet Lynn Domina, who has taught several classes on writing poetry for WIM,  at a reading and book signing at the Walt Meade Gallery of The Roxbury Arts Group on Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. 


Santos works featured at Fleischmanns gallery

 

A long kept secret is now a world famous work of art! For decades, artist Alfredo Santos told no one of his major artistic achievement; including the years during his residence in Fleischmanns in the 1970s.  Recently, however, Santos has been receiving worldwide recognition for the murals he painted in the cafeteria of the San Quentin State Prison.


Cemetery workshop planned for May 31

 

Friends of Middletown Cemeteries and the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown have invited The Haines Family Association to conduct a one-day workshop on cleaning and repairing old cemetery stones Saturday, May 31.


Margaretville Hospital receives ACR accreditation

 

Survey conducted by national organization

Margaretville Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mammography as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology.


Delaware Dems honor Coddington

Tom Coddington of Andes will be honored as the 2008 Delaware County Democrat of the Year at the committee’s annual dinner. DCDC Chairman Cindy Lockrow said, “We are very proud to recognize Tom for this honor. The Democratic Party is indeed the ‘party of the people’; Tom’s quiet, steadfast service and dedication to this organization is admirable, and we look forward to Tom’s continued involvement. His expertise as the communications committee chair has been invaluable as part of our core efforts to raise awareness of the political process in Delaware County."


MARK founders to be honored at May 31 gala at Belleayre

The community leaders who founded and funded the MARK Group 30 years ago this month will be honored by the organization at its 30th Anniversary Gala on May 31. Invitations went out this week for the “creative” black tie event to be held at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center’s Discovery Lodge. Honorees expected to be on hand for the event include Cathy Hinkley, Lynn Johnson, Larry Roadman and Richard Sanford.


Area schools feel pinch of fuel increases

By Matthew J. Perry
As school administrators in the region prepare budgets for the coming year, unprecedented increases in fuel costs are pushing officials to concoct evermore creative solutions to meet projected expenses.
At present, schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes appear to have absorbed roughly 50 percent increases in the price of heating oil and diesel fuel without accompanying cuts in scholastic programs. But, with prices continuing to climb, officials are concerned that projected costs might have to be revised upward later in the year.


Belleayre supporters call Greene charges "economic genocide"

Neighboring county says state funding gives advantage to Belleayre Mtn.

By Jay Braman Jr.
Outrage and frustration continue to mount in the Catskill Region following two major announcements impacting Belleayre Mt. Ski Center.
With Greene County officials issuing renewed calls for audits of Belleayre and with the announcement of a major public/private partnership to expand New York State owned and operated Gore Mountain in the Adirondacks, Belleayre supporters coined the phrase ‘economic genocide’ to describe what they see happening locally.


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