Down the Decades
Down the Decades for February 21, 2017
130 Years Ago - 1887
George Hust of Buck Brook and Joe Mesler of North Branch were in town the other day.
Frank Fried and Peter Weissman Sr. of Callicoon called at the “Record” office last Monday.
John Huff of Youngsville called at this office the other day.
Gus German of Hortonville is ...read more
Six more weeks
Well it looks like ol' Punxsutawney Phil was right, six more weeks of winter. The multiple snowstorms in the past week and a half is proof of that.
As much as you might not like the snow it makes many plants very happy. Perennials lie dormant under the snow all winter long, the longer the ...read 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 ...read more
Slaves, Abolitionists and Copperheads
In 1930, when the population of Sullivan County was just over 35 thousand, and the area was in the midst of a transition that would soon lead to its Golden Age, census figures reveal there were 91 African-Americans living here. That's just over one-quarter of one percent of the population. ...read more
Bethel - February 14
February 14 — Birthday wishes to Henri Shawn, Annelise Gerry, Allison, Edna, Janet, Nicole Muscara-Mullally and Sue Bunce.,
To Do List: Contact me with news and events! Call me to order an engraved paver for placement in the Kauneonga Community Park Walkway. Call 583-5360 for Parks & Rec ...read more
Callicoon - February 17.17
February 17 - I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day this past Tuesday.
Tomorrow, Saturday February 18 the Community Lunch Program will be providing free soup and sandwich from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, located at 999 County Road 95 in North Branch. All are ...read more
About Books - February 17
AUTUMN by Ali Smith (Pantheon). A strikingly beautiful small-ish novel, both deeply serious and good-humored, by a much praised writer who is new to me. There is a story to be discovered in it, an unsentimental account of a long friendship between a brainy, restless young woman and a very old man ...read more
Making Sense Out of Dollars
Individual Retirement Accounts - Part 1 of 6
IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account, and is basically a savings account with big tax breaks, making it an ideal way to sock away cash for your retirement. A lot of people mistakenly think an IRA itself is an investment - but it's just the basket in which you keep stocks, bonds, mutual ...read more
Kenoza Lake - February 17
Another abbreviated column this week as I will be on a bus to New York City at 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, the time when I normally write my news column.
Last week my husband Ray and I attended the Harrisburg Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. Our timing couldn't have been better as we drove down on ...read more
Hope for the Day
The Ministry of Presence
What is the best way to relate to hurting people? Some choose to stay away from them because they don't know what to do, how to act or what to say. Others feel like they must have answers for them to ease their pain and sorrow or fix their situations. Neither of these approaches is helpful. ...read more
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 ...read more
Woodridge - February 17
February 17 — Birthday greetings being sent out this week to Robert Kaplan (2/20), Norman Kantrowitz and Robyn Kates, both on 2/22 and Fran Deutsch (2/23).
Spring is in the air (hopefully) and it is time to start thinking about Sullivan Renaissance opportunities. They not only provide grants ...read more
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 ...read more
Smallwood/Mongaup Valley - February 17
February 17 - Get well wishes to Dale Roosevelt. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
What a beautiful wintry sight over on Sgt. Andrew Brucher Road. The Schwamberger family has some creative snowmen designers living there! Hopefully they haven't washed away or blown away yet.
STAR ...read more
Winter scenes and lessons
The mounds of snow that slow our pace of movement whether on foot or using the most powerful engine, remind us that we are not in charge. The surprising new look of well known landscapes and the beauty of the natural art of wind swept snow deposits tell us to pay attention to what is happening at a ...read more
Jeffersonville - February 17
February 17 — Don't forget the AOH Sullivan Brothers Division #1 of Jeffersonville is holding their Annual Charity Fundraiser this Saturday, the 18th, at the White Sulphur Springs Inn (located at 3334 St Rt 52) from 4 p.m. until ? Hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar and live music provided by the CBX ...read more
Lake Huntington - February 21
February 20 - When I sit down to write my column I always go to the week before to see what I wrote. So funny last week I was shut in my house because we had a snow storm, today it is in the 60's and beautiful out.
My windows are open, just took down the Valentine's Day decorations and put up ...read more
White Sulphur Springs
White Sulphur Springs - February 17
February 17 — Congratulations to Devin Kinney and Amanda Gorr on their recent engagement.
Word has it Marilyn Parks recently had a mishap fracturing her shoulder- wishing you a speedy recovery Marilyn!
Our firemen catered a complete roast beef dinner for The Federation of Sportsman's Club of ...read more
Older & Wiser
Get to know the Office for the Aging staff
The Office for the Aging has staff (Aging Services Representatives or ASR ) that can assist Sullivan County residents 60 years of age and older who are in need of services provided by our agency. They can provide home visits if you are homebound and unable to come into the office. The ASRs ...read more
Monticello - December 27
December 27 — The weekend of December 17, we had another snowfall along with rain, temperatures in the forties, snowy and slippery roads, black ice so I heard as I had not gone out to Church so I had called one of my sons friends, Dale and he came to take my Angel Gift and my Christmas offering as ...read more
Narrowsburg - February 14
February 13 - The Winter Salon Series at DVAA continues to be a great success as evidenced by the crowd attending the event last Saturday, “Off the Shelf” a literary reading. What fun it was to sit back and listen to enthusiastic, animated local actors read passages from books found in One Grand ...read more
Library Directors Corner
Director's Corner - February 14.17
With love in the air during the month of February, there's no better time to celebrate libraries. February is designated Library Lovers' Month in the library world. It's a time when we can remind our communities that we are more than just books. We are community centers, education centers, ...read more
Forestburgh Playhouse Review
'To Kill a Mockingbird'
“Miss Jean Louise. Stand up. Your father's passing.”
I got to watch one of my favorite lines ever performed this past Tuesday on the Forestburgh Playhouse stage. Indeed Harper Lee's “To Kill A Mockingbird” has several memorable quotes that make it a literary classic. Maybe that's why there ...read 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 ...read more
Nothing short of miraculous
It's no secret that Sullivan County is consuming the opioid reversal drug, Naloxone, at an alarming rate. Naloxone, or as commonly known, Narcan, blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine and the illegal ...read more
Looking Back: At Vietnam
Mission Mysterious: The Congo
Part One: A night in the “Hercules Hilton”
The geopolitical landscape in what was then the Belgian Congo in the early 1960's was chaotic, but apparently had great importance to the United States. It was one of the few countries that had exportable uranium, thereby making it a ...read more
Highland - February 21
February 20 - The Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 8th annual Mid Winter Warm Up at the Carriage House on Saturday, March 4.
For many years the Barryville Chamber has been a driving force in revitalizing the community spirit and bringing businesses and a lot of ...read more