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Mountain Eagle Donates To Middletown Legion Post

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Middletown American Legion Post 216 Commander Kurt Holcherr, left, accepts a donation check to the post from The Mountain Eagle. Newspaper staff member Brian Sweeney made the presentation on behalf of Publisher Matthew Avitabile. The donation preceded the Veterans’ Day Ceremony held at the Legion Hall in Margaretville on Monday, Nov. 11. Past Commander Patt Svoboda was the keynote speaker. Legionnaires offered a 21-gun salute and Margaretville Central School student Sydney Asher played Taps as veterans who have lost their lives were also remembered. A nice crowd attended the ceremony and Legion personnel invited community members to enjoy refreshments afterwards at the Legion Hall. — Photo by Gretchen Balcom

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Past Commander Patt Svoboda gave the keynote speech at Monday’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony held at Middletown American Legion Post 216 in Margaretville. There was a big turnout for the event to honor the country’s service veterans. Following the ceremony, community members were invited to enjoy refreshments at the Legion Hall. — Photo by Brian Sweeney

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Ark Bowl Serving Up Hunters’ Breakfasts & Specials

ARKVILLE — The Ark Bowl and BBQ will be opening early during Big Game season, serving breakfast from 3-7 a.m. from Saturday, Nov. 16-Monday, Dec. 9.

Proprietor Paul Collyer invites hunters to fuel up on hearty offerings including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pancakes, eggs, toast, sausage, bacon and homemade muffins. Or, simply fill up your thermos and pick up a brown bag lunch for your day in the woods.

When hunting is over, Paul and his crew welcome hunters to return to the Ark Bowl & BBQ for dinner, beverages and bowling. For beer lovers, there will be plenty of locally brewed Whitetail Pale Ale from the Roscoe Brewing Co.

Anyone who brings in the Ark Bowl & BBQ ad from The Mountain Eagle’s Hunting Page will receive a 10 percent discount on all there food, drink and entertainment purchases.

The Ark Bowl & BBQ is an eclectic 120‐seat restored 1960s-era vintage, eight-lane bowling alley, BBQ joint, saloon and music/entertainment venue in Arkville. Along with bowling they feature a slow smoked and grilled BBQ menu. The Ark Bowl & BBQ is available for all types of social events including weddings, birthday parties and work gatherings.

The Ark Bowl & BBQ is located at 42366 State Route 28, Arkville. For additional information, please call 845 586-2695, e-mail or visit:

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Good Samaritan, Oakley’s Team Up For Mountainside Pizza Events

MARGARETVILLE Folks at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville are enjoying a free pizza meal one day each month thanks for the generosity of a Fleischmanns resident and a local business.

The gesture of kindness was started about a year ago when Sue Paterson was visiting a friend who was a Mountainside resident.

“I love visiting Mountainside and the idea just came to me to do something special for the residents,” Sue recalled.

She had the idea approved by the Mountainside administration and then approached George and Chris Zografakis, owners of Oakley’s Place in Arkville, asking if she could arrange to purchase 4-5 pizzas for the residents on a monthly basis.

“I was planning to pay for the pizzas myself,” Sue recalled. “But, I was thrilled when George responded, ‘Any time you want to do this, it’s on me.’”

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Sue said some residents are not able to eat pizza due to dietary restrictions. However, the residents who are able to enjoy this treat look forward to the monthly delivery.

Sue and Chris bring the pizzas from Oakley’s and assist the Mountainside staff with handing out slices.

“They just light up,” Sue commented about residents’ reactions to the Pizza Days.

As a special thank you, an extra pizza is included for the Mountainside employees who lend helping hands with the project.

In addition to bringing taste treats, Sue and Chris also spend time socializing with the residents, many of whom have become friends as a result of their visits.

“It’s just such a little thing and it means so much,” Sue commented. “It’s worth everything to me just to watch their faces when the pizza arrives.”

Mountainside’s Director of Recreational Therapy Donna Rossman said the Pizza Days are anticipated events.

Regarding the most recent delivery, Donna commented, “The residents said that it was very nice and greatly appreciated — and the pizza was delicious! They spoke about it the rest of the evening and most of the residents said they had two pieces.”

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NEW Events Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 16
The Roxbury Arts Group will present The Boy Who Grew Flowers at 11 a.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center. The Boy Who Grew Flowers is performed through beautiful puppetry, dance with an original music score that explores differences and acceptance through gorgeous storytelling. For free tickets, call 607 326-7908 or visit:

A book reading and talk will be held at 1 pm at Skene Memorial Library on Main Street in Fleischmanns. Dr. Michael J. Freeman will read from his book Buen Camino! Reflections from the Road and Trails, El Camino de Santiago, The Journey is the Destination. Dr. Freeman will discuss the 14-day journey, its pleasures and difficulties, amusing moments, and the spiritual meaning he and his family took from the experience. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Skene Library 845 254-4581.

Flying Cat brings the Young Novelists to Phoenicia. The musical performance takes place in the United Methodist Church on 29 Church Street. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17
An all-you-can-eat Hunters’ Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Claryville Fire Department with serving from 7 a.m.-noon. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Claryville Reformed Church Food Pantry. The fire department is located 1500 Denning Road, Claryville.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24
The Delaware & Ulster Railroad in Arkville will run Toys for the Community Trains at noon and 2 p.m. each day. Start celebrating the Holiday Season by helping donate toys for the holidays in Delaware County. Each child rides FREE, when accompanied by an adult or senior, when they bring a new, unwrapped toy to the station, prior to riding the Classic Streamliner. Call 845 586-DURR or visit: for info.

Saturday, Nov. 30
Holiday on Main – Parade at 11 a.m. along Main Street, Margaretville. Shopping specials offered by local merchants and many free events all day. Santa will greet children at the American Legion Hall. A live Nativity scene will be enacted, there will be caroling and a tree lighting. Come shop small on small business Saturday. Info: Visit Margaretville on Facebook or call 845 586-4177.

Friday, Dec. 6
Andes Central School will be hosting its annual Senior Citizen Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. The ACS cafeteria staff will be serving a turkey dinner. There will also be musical entertainment provided by students.The luncheon is open to any Andes resident age 55 or older. Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to contact the school at 845 676-3166 to make a reservation, so that the cafeteria staff knows how many meals to prepare.

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