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Free rabies clinics in Andes and Arkville

The Delaware County Public Health Service will hold free rabies vaccination clinics in Andes and Arkville during the month of May. The first will be in Andes on Friday, May 8 and will be held at the Andes Firehall Pavilion from 5 to 7 p.m.
The second will be on Friday, May 29 at the Arkville Firehall, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cats and dogs are eligible for their first rabies vaccine at three months of age. Pets must be confined while at the clinics.


Local students among top spelling bee finishers

By Julia Green
Two students from Stamford Central School placed first at the Delaware and Otsego County Arts and Cultural Final Spelling Bee on Saturday at The Roxbury Arts Group.


Kory Ancona earned symposium invite

By Julia Green
Margaretville Central School senior Kory Ancona became the first MCS student to participate in the 24th annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Research Symposium in Albany on March 30 and 31. The annual event brings together some of the best and brightest young minds from around the state; over 400 students from more than 40 schools between Westchester County and Western New York presented original scientific research at the symposium.


Property maintenance focus in Fleischmanns

By Jay Braman Jr.
If you don’t paint your house or mow your lawn, what should the penalty be?
How does a thousand dollars a day sound? Or jail time?
In Fleischmanns it’s both.


Stream plan will be topic at TU meeting

The Ashokan Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at the Boiceville Inn on Route 28 in Boiceville. The program will feature a presentation entitled Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Plan and a video flyover of the Esopus Creek.


Hospital Health Fair planned for Friday, May 8

Margaretville — Free health screenings will be offered at Margaretville Hospital’s Spring Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Screenings offered at the Health Fair will include: blood pressure, blood glucose, CO breath analyzer/pulse oximeter (to test lung function) and hearing screenings.


Pine Hill Community Center gets energy boost

Pine Hill – The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced a $5,000 commitment to the Pine Hill Community Center to assist them in the completion of energy conservation measures as suggested by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).


Chamber of Commerce dinner at Andes Hotel

Margaretville — The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at The Andes Hotel on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
This is an evening to recognize those businesses that have made significant investments in their businesses which has increased the opportunities for other businesses to grow and prosper. The Special Recognition Awards include: Business Investment Award to Freshtown Supermarket, Noah Katz and Family, Tourism Business Award to The Roxbury, Gregory Henderson and Joseph Massa, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award to The Commons, Helene and Frank Manzo.


Platte Cove Artists-in-Residence opening reception planned for May 9

Arkville — The public is cordially invited to the opening reception of the 12th Annual Platte Clove Artists-in-Residence Exhibition on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Catskill Center’s Erpf Gallery in Arkville. 
The gallery exhibit will include paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, poems and prose inspired by the solitude and grandeur of The Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Forest Preserve located in the Town of Hunter.


Beetles post a threat to Catskill maples

By Jay Braman Jr.
What would the Catskills be like without maple trees?
That’s one question worth asking now that yet another invasive species is closing in on the region.
Like Gypsy Moths have in the past, the Asian long-horned beetle is now creeping toward the mountains. These bugs, which first showed up in Brooklyn harbor about a decade ago in packing crates from China, have since been found on Long Island and in parts of New Jersey.


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