Fleischmanns Memorial Day Street Fair

May 23, 2015 (All day)

“A great starting point for your 2015 Summer Season in our Catskill Victorian Village”

Fleischmanns Main Street will be filled with sidewalk vendors, food and live music.

The Margaretville Mobile Hospital Unit will be on hand to provide free blood pressure & blood “ticker tests” and new Health information.

Skene Memorial Library hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, its annual book and plant sale, and the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories opens its doors for the Summer season 2015. 

A food court will be set up with tables and chairs placed in front of the Gazebo where Catskill Mountain Music entertainment will be in full force. Watch for our very own Maple Princesses as they ride down Main Street in a spectacular vintage car.

As always, Fleischmanns Village hosts a Memorial Day Parade on Main Street on Monday, May 25. Be sure to come early if you want a good seat. The parade kicks off at Fire House at 9 a.m.    Read more

Catskills under both fire and freeze warnings today

Above: Temperatures will be close to freezing in parts of the Catskills tonight. Photo via the National Weather Service Binghamton's Facebook page. 

Fire might break out at any moment in the Catskills today, but you also should cover your seedlings to protect them from frost tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

There are both red flag warnings of high brush fire conditions and a freeze warning in effect in the Catskills today, Wednesday, May 13. 

NWS Albany has issued a red flag warning for the eastern Catskills, the mid-Hudson Valley and the Schoharie Valley that warns of "dangerous fire conditions" from noon to 6 p.m. today due to gusty winds and low humidity.   Read more

It's Time for Cold-Brew Iced Tea!

There's nothing like iced tea on a sunny day! Tay Tea's Nini O. has a tried-and-true recipe for cold brewing the perfect cup to help you keep it cool this summer.

How to Cold-Brew Iced Tea:

Use a Mason Jar with Lid (6 cups is sufficient.)

ADD TEA. 2-3 TBS of whole leaf tea. (We recommend our Saba, Twiggy, and Nefertiti blends, all ON SALE now for just $14 per tin.)

ADD WATER. Fill with cold filtered water and close the lid.

WAIT. This is the hardest part. Refrigerate for 4-10 hours. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor and caffeine. White Teas will brew the quickest, followed by Green Teas and Oolongs. Allow the most time for black teas, Puerhs and herbal infusions like Rooibos.

SERVE. Strain the tea leaves and serve with ice cubes.

* TAY TEA TIP: We like to add one cup of Organic Apple or White Grape juice to our teas. This makes for a delicious and refreshing summer drink that everyone can enjoy!  Read more

Leisurely ramp stroll turns into mountain-saving mission

Above: Firefighters battled feisty pop-up flames during a small brush fire in the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville on Thursday, May 7. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

Rebecca Andre, a resident of the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville, witnessed one of the many brush fires that have plagued the Catskills in the past week while she was out on a walk near her home last Thursday, May 7. Andre is a professional photographer (check out her work at Mountain Girl Photography and Design), so she took photographs of the blaze and sent us this report. Halcottsville Fire Department Chief Jeff Slauson confirmed that the fire was caused by a tree limb falling on an electric line. A tree-trimming crew from NYSEG has trimmed other branches in the area to prevent more incidents, he said. - Ed. 

A deliciously beautiful Catskill day turned dangerous on Thursday, May 7 when a spark from an electric line ignited the top of a sap-covered birch tree, causing a small forest fire in the Delaware County hamlet of Halcottsville. 

On Thursday, May 7, I was finishing a foraging hike – ramps are in season now – when I heard the tone for the Halcottsville Fire Department echo through the tucked away hollow of Maegers Road.

Above: Fighting flames along the burn line. Photo by Rebecca Andre. 

Less then five minutes later, when the trucks start passing my home on the private, dead-end road, I assumed they were lost. Shoes slipped on, camera in hand, I started up my driveway, only to be met by Burr Hubbell and a firefighter kicking up dust as they raced to the scene in Mr. Hubbell’s vehicle. I hitched a ride, and soon found myself at the scene, less then half a mile from my own property.

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SUNY Delhi welders craft 12-foot stainless steel bronco

Above: Welding instructors Chris Mignier and D.J. Stein show off their creation: a 12-foot-tall bronco sculpture that will be installed on the SUNY Delhi campus. Photo by Robert Cairns.

Those attending the SUNY Delhi commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16 will be greeted by a new addition to the campus – a 12-foot-tall sculpture of the school's bronco mascot logo, rendered in stainless steel.

The idea for the sculpture was crowd-sourced from among students, administrators and a campus beautification committee. The implementation fell upon welding instructors Chris Mignier and D.J. Stein.

“They asked what we could do,” Mignier said. “We started looking at the logo and decided to make the two-dimensional thing a three-dimensional thing.”

Mignier and Stein began experimenting after class hours and created a scale model, which they presented to college President Candace Vancko and others in March.

“We had no idea what the reception would be. They seemed really pleased with it,” Mignier said.

Vancko confirmed that she liked the model and said she gave the sculptors one more instruction. “I told them, 'Oh, I want it big. I want it really big,'” she said.  Read more

New Facebook Group: Margaretville/Roxbury Gazette

Margaretville/Roxbury Gazette is dedicated to members of this general area to discuss community issues, the arts, and events related specifically to our community. This FB group will attempt to be a central place for us to share news, buy/sell/trade, post events, reviews, pictures, and whatever else is  relevant. General Rule: BE NICE

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament presented by Margaretville Health Foundation

The College Golf Course at Delhi  **  Thursday, August 6th  **  9:30am Shotgun Start

$85 per golfer includes: breakfast, golf, range, cart, snacks & beverages and a lunch barbecue

To register print the registration form below or call Liz Warren at 845-586-2631 x 3181

We greatly appreciate our sponsors MTC Telephone Company, NBT Bank and Sluiter Agency

 

 

 

 

GSACC Holiday Pop-Up Farmers' Market

May 21, 2015 - 3:30pm

STAMFORD, NY- The Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Holiday Pop Up Farmers’ Market. This Pre-Memorial Day Weekend Market is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st, from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.

The venue for this Holiday Pop-Up Farmers’ Market will be a return to where the Pop-Ups originated- the Historic Railroad Station at 21 Railroad Avenue in Stamford, NY, 12167. This location, just off Main Street in Stamford, is convenient to all of the Greater Stamford Area with plenty of parking for cars as well as access for walkers and bikers from the Catskill Scenic Rail Trail.

Bring your appetite to this market because the Stamford Rotary Club will be grilling up fresh food to enjoy. In addition, these other fine products will be available at the market:

Pies, Sticky Buns, and Cookies
Handmade Porcelain Pottery
Locally Produced Cheeses
Finely Made Bags and Purses
Locally Raised Meats, Pork, and Poultry
Pickles,
Jams, Jellies, and Fudge
and much more!  Read more

Fire at Delaware County's landfill quenched with foam

Firefighters were called on Sunday afternoon, May 10 to the Delaware County Solid Waste Management Center in Walton, where a smoky fire was burning in a pile of construction and demolition debris.

The "C & D" pile contains wood, plastic and other debris that is not processed through the county's composting plant.

James Olmstead, a deputy coordinator and investigator with the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services, said the fire was reported at 12:47 p.m. and had likely been brewing for some time.

"There was probably something in there that heated up over the years and made its way to the top," he said.

Olmstead said firefighters had trouble getting water to the scene, and eventually quenched the flames with foam. He said there was no damage to anything other than the C & D pile.

Firefighters from Walton, Delhi, Franklin, Trout Creek, Treadwell and Downsville fought the fire.

Plant a row for the food pantry

 
Please add one plant or one row of veggies/fruits for the Community Pantry
We feed more than 400 households in the area, so please help
 
For more info, contact:
Joyce St George
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