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Thursday, August 24, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for August 22, 2017

130 Years Ago - 1887
Youngsville - Clarence Roth, our village blacksmith, has been granted a month's vacation... Ed Homer has treated his platform wagon to a new top...The new German Church is completed and services will be held in it Wednesday morning.
Buck Brook, Aug. 15 - Philip Schmidt more

Garden Guru

Real treasures

Have you ever heard the old saying “one man's trash is another man's treasure” or how about “one man's weed is another man's wildflower”? That has never been so apparent than looking at all the wildflower and backyard project ideas on Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube. Many of the wildflower ideas more

The Job Coach

Why do you want to work here?

Why do you want to work here?
In a previous article, I talked about answering the question, “what is your greatest weakness?” As you may recall, this is a traditional interview question - a common question that you can anticipate getting at some point during an interview. And because you know more


Grossinger's: The grand dame of Catskills Resorts

The Grossinger. Grossinger's. Or simply “The G.”
No matter what you may have called it, it is undeniable that few places in Sullivan County have a more interesting history than the hotel with its own post office. It had a grace and a charm and a cachet that no other hotel in Sullivan County more

Bethel Corner

Bethel: The Corner - August 22

August 22 — Birthday wishes to Steve Margulies, Mia Bloom, Tony Lubniewski, Akka, Hope Roche, Jean Brucher, Peter Maraj, Shane Colbert, Danielle Rahm-Goldstein, Katie and Dan Green, Celia Rose and Crosby Veeder-Boone, Don Seargent, Stacey Koplick, Lisa Glass, Amy Benford, Carole Levinson, and more


Callicoon - August 18

Tomorrow, Saturday August 19, there will be a Penny Social for the Callicoon Kiwanis to benefit the children of our community at the Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon. The doors open at noon, and the drawing is at 1:30 p.m. Admission is just $1 and refreshments are available.
On Saturday, more

About Books

About Books - August 4

NO MORTAL THING by Gerald Seymour (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's). An aristocrat of spy fiction, Seymour, located by respectable critics alongside the pantheon three: LeCarré, Ambler, Graham Greene (all Brits, for whatever reason.) On that level, he's the only one who ever did—and he still more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

The world of bankruptcy- Chapter 13 (Part 2 of 4)

A chapter 13 case begins by filing a petition with the bankruptcy court serving the area where the debtor has a residence. Unless the court orders otherwise, the debtor must also file with the court: (1) schedules of assets and liabilities; (2) a schedule of current more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - August 18

There has been a Great Egret on Swiss Hill this past week, keeping vigilance and stalking along the Albert Thony pond. What a sight! The Great Egret is the signature bird of the Audubon Society. The Great Egret almost became extinct when its white plumage was treasured by ladies who wore large, more

Hope for the Day


Many times we frequent certain restaurants or places of business because we enjoy the atmosphere there. But do we realize that there is also an atmosphere that surrounds each of us? It lives in our homes, follows us to work and wherever else we go. We can sometimes tell what a person is like by the more

Veterans Voice

My personal experiences …

Vietnam ended for me during May 1969 when I was seriously wounded on “Hamburger Hill.” Hill 937 was located in the Ashau Valley, a stronghold and Headquarters for the North Vietnam Army, located along the Ho Chi Minh trail, by means of Cambodia and Laos zigzagging along the western border of more


Woodridge - August 11

August 11 — Celebrating birthdays this week are Thelma Cohen (8/13), Honora Wohl (8/14), Blyth Sobol Salland (8/15) and Joseph Aitken (8/17). Happy anniversary to Harris and Robyn Kates who will celebrate on 8/16.
Reminders about our upcoming 100th Anniversary events. On Sunday, August 13, the more


January 21

It's been awhile since I have written. The holidays arrived, we were busy and then the weeks somehow got away from me and one week turned into another and then another.
So here we are, into the New Year, 2014, and I am back. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that the New Year more


Smallwood/Mongaup Valley - August 18

Deepest condolences to the Briffa / Oestrich family on the loss of their mother and grandmother, Teresa Briffa. Just three months ago, Peter, her son also passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.
Happy birthday to Enid Imperado, Marie Dietrich, and Sue White. more

Greening Sullivan

Summing up

I am going to take a leave of absence from this weekly column. It has been a privilege to share ideas with you to solve a problem about which I care very deeply.
I know that we share a common concern that our Earth is losing its ability to support human life. I am puzzled that so many hesitate more


Jeffersonville - August 18

The JEMS hosted, “Cuboricua”” event celebrating Puerto Rico held last Saturday on the Main Street Events Stage was another success ! Guests enjoyed the rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean, dancing to the beat! Watch this column for yet another musical event coming to the stage soon!
A great more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - August 22

August 22 — I just got back from a very fun vacation at Ocean City Maryland with my cousins Donnie and Rose. The ferry ride over was so nice and relaxing, not so good on the way back after that bad storm. Water was so choppy, thank God for Dramamine and sea bands or I would have been feeding the more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - August 18

Happy Birthday to Matt Dewitt on the 19th.
Speedy recovery to Anna Austin who recently had surgery.
The White Sulphur Springs F.D. annual softball tournament and bar-b-cue was a success once again. Winners of the tournament was the Stone Arch team. Second place went to the Brewery and 3rd more

Older & Wiser

Prevent Hyperthermia: a hot weather hazard

Warm weather and outdoor activity generally go hand in hand. However, it is important for older people to take action to avoid the severe health problems often caused by hot weather. “Hyperthermia” is the general name given to a variety of heat-related illnesses. The two most common forms of more


Monticello - July 14

July 14- The programs and games for the E.B. Crawford Public Library has started this Monday, July 10 with children of all ages and many many children have signed up and it's wonderful seeing these children filling the library.
Gordon & Henry MacAdam are gathering information about the one room more


Narrowsburg - August 15.17

A full house was present on Sunday afternoon, August 13 at the Tusten Theater for the Delaware Valley Opera production of The Mikado. This Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera was filled with wonderful music, brightly colored costumes and yes an absurd plot to be enjoyed by all. However, the music more

Library Directors Corner

“Get involved with your local library!”

As many of your local public libraries dive into Summer Reading at New York Libraries, including us here at the Fallsburg Library, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our theme this year of “Build a Better World.”
“Build a Better World” can mean a variety of things from physically more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

Crazy For this ‘Crazy For You'

“Crazy for You”, now playing at the Forestburgh Playhouse, threw me for a minute. I was thinking that it was an old time Broadway musical that had been around forever. My research revealed that it hit Broadway and won Best Musical in 1992. The team of Ira and George Gershwin put the music and more

Give Us Paws

A hairy matter

You're really lucky to be human: you get to choose what you wear. Longer days and warmer weather make us want to change our wardrobe and get the lighter, brighter attire ready to wear. Pets? They each get one coat, with underwear that sheds in bits and pieces, all over the place. And no fur-bearing more

EMS Coordinator

EMS Coordinator - August 08

There is a great hypocrisy in Emergency Medical Services. Our job is to help the public, any time, any day, any situation. We respond to sometimes, unimaginable circumstances. We walk into the worst day of your life. The popular perception amongst much of the public is that emergency responders more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

The Mysterious Lt. “Ed”

The following story would never have cleared USAF censorship back in 1966 when I was writing weekly columns from Vietnam for the Democrat. It contains information about Operation Phoenix that at the time was highly classified. (This is now public knowledge via a search on Google. In the more


Highland - August 22

August 22 — On Sunday September 3rd, the Beaverbrook Rod and Gun Club will be holding their Annual Steak Bake. According to J.D. Lang, the Secretary of the Club, it's like a traditional clam bake-except they have grilled steaks. Mr. Lang told me there will also be a variety of the Club's grilled more

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