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Friday, December 19, 2014


In General

Community dinner serves up a meal fit for a king

What started as a small project grew into a large-scale event that undoubtedly drew a community closer in friendships and in work relationships.
Earlier this fall, Woodridge resident Erin Gilmore decided she wanted to do something to help the hungry and less fortunate in our area. And before more


Bill protects animals

ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a bill Dec. 15 to increase protections for pets across New York State. The bill prohibits the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited more

Military Notes

Teammates will be sticking together

MONTICELLO — Monticello alums and athletic standouts, Lah Juan Drayton and Terry Duncan both finished their Marine Corps basic training on October 10, after 13 weeks of instruction, and the “great friends” were back in the area on a recent weekend, and spoke to the Democrat.
According to more


Fallsburg hosts drummers, dancers

FALLSBURG — Fallsburg High School Auditorium was filled with joy and laughter on the afternoon of December 10 in a very special assembly featuring Dr. Bernard Woma and his touring troupe of Ghanaian musicians and dancers.
Dr. Woma, a world-renown master xylophonist, has appeared before world more


Carlucci named Sullivan's GM

ROCK HILL — The Sullivan Hotel recently welcomed a highly motivated and experienced professional to its hotel management team. Tony Carlucci, a Monticello native, was hired as the hotel's general manager and will be responsible for continuing to foster and cultivate the vision of the hotel created more


Pre-natal care enhanced at WMH

HONESDALE, PA. — Expectant mothers diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy no longer need to travel any further than Honesdale to receive the expertise of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist also known as a perinatologist.
Thanks to a collaboration between the Women's Health Center, part of Wayne more


Cornell CCE plans 100th gala

MIDDLETOWN — Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center will present a free and informative diabetes program, “Find Your Inner Peace with Diabetes” on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to noon at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown. The more

College Notes

Hobby graduates

SALT LAKE CITY — Megan Hobby of Hurleyville has received his MS in Special Education from Western Governors University. The university held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and celebrated the graduation of more than 5,500 graduates.

Arts & Culture

CAS open for submissions

LIVINGSTON MANOR — The Catskill Art Society is currently accepting artist proposals for its 2016 Exhibition Season. All artists may submit proposals to CAS from now through the deadline of February 1, 2015. The flagship space for CAS that spans three main galleries, the annual Exhibition Season more

Celebrations & Anniversaries

Luminaries light the way in Roscoe

ROSCOE — A walk down the Roscoe Luminary path last Saturday night brought warm fellowship on a cool winter evening as the Roscoe community and friends enjoyed two bonfires, hot chocolate and cookies and the true spirit of Christmas.
For the fourth Christmas season in a row the Roscoe Chamber of more


Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Chester and Misty in Liberty Parade

Participants in Liberty's holiday parade on December 5th were good sports and more than a little damp. Icy rain fell heavily as the parade began, but Chester the mule and Misty the mare never said “neigh.” Ridden by Kristine Muthig and Emily Pastormerlo, the group displayed their holiday finery as more

Awards & Milestones

CRMC birthing unit earns plaudits

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center is a recipient of the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrics Improvement Project's 2013 Quality Improvement Award.
This award was given in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Catskill Regional staff that reduced more

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