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Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Down the Decades

November 12, 2019

100 Years Ago - 1919

Attorney Guernsey T. Cross of Callicoon was elected member of assembly on the Democratic ticket at the polls yesterday. From 38 of the 40 election districts, he has a majority over Frank Kinne, his Republican opponent, of 1250.

Jane Eldridge Hawley, widow of James more

Garden Guru

How fire turns into rain

Last week, I mentioned keeping an eye on the wildfires in California. The reason is that the more California burns the more rain or snow we will get. Okay, how did I come up with that theory. You have to go all the way back to Earth Science class in ninth grade and the formation of clouds.
We 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


Veterans Day Honors All Who Have Served

At approximately 1500 hours on June 16, 1944, some ten days after the D-Day invasion, the U.S. Army's 96th Evacuation Hospital disembarked from their Landing Craft Tanks and gathered behind the sand dunes on Utah Beach in France. Among the members of that unit was a young soldier from Monticello, more

Bethel Corner

November 12 - BETHEL

Birthday wishes Bill Townsend, Rich Johansen, Jackie Biernacki, Susie Parks Landis, Adrienne Walker, Shlomo Franklin, Ira Gold, Bradley Gruber, Carol Newkirk, Noreen, Sheldon Dishner and Corrin Trombley.
Our sympathy to the friends and family of Mary Lynn Parks.
Thank you to Sgt. Andrew more


Callicoon - August 30

A Penny Social will be held at the Callicoon Youth Center on Saturday, August 31. The doors will open at 12 noon and the drawing is at 1:30 p.m.
Admission is one dollar, and refreshments are available. This event is sponsored by the Callicoon Kawanis club. The profits will benefit our area more

About Books

November 8, 2019

OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout (Random House). Again really is the word, here. This new book is every bit the equal of her OLIVE KITTERIDGE, of 2008, a great American novel and an immortal character in American fiction, a crabby, caustic woman that (you may recall) you didn't even like until you more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

“A” is for Annuities

Part 1 of 8
An annuity is a contractually executed, relatively low-risk investment product, where the insured (usually, an individual) pays a life insurance company a lump-sum premium at the start of the contract. That money is to be paid back to the insured in fixed, incremental amounts, over more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - November 8

Well, two weeks ago, Tom Puersrchner was asking about blue birds and I was saying how I rarely see blue birds and guess what? Last Saturday I saw a blue bird and on Election Day, I had about three blue birds at the Otto residence bird bath, drinking water! That makes my day! Blue birds are my more

Hope for the Day

God Is Patient

Many people have a distorted view of God. They may see Him as strict and demanding, expecting them to be perfect, and ready to quickly send judgment and discipline if they mess up. Others may see Him as a dictator, fearing what will happen if they step out of line.
But that is not who God is 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 - December 28

Happy birthday to Al Adler (12/26), Tracy Kasofsky (12/28) and Rich Laraway (12/20).
The Village held two fun holiday celebrations this month, one for Hanukkah and one for Christmas. Assisted by the Woodridge Fire Department and Woodridge Police Department, Santa Claus made a visit to 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 - November 8

I got stuck at Sticky Fingers in mid October. Done in by the trifecta of good food, good music and good company, I had to change my plans for the day when my Saturday got side tracked in Kauneonga Lake.
I went to wish new proprietor, Smallwood's James Loney, good luck as he cut the ribbon with 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 - November 8

Domesticities & The Cutting Garden (located at 4055 State Route 52 in Youngsville) has more personal care products -Winter takes a toll on one's skin, so why not treat it with the best! Body Lotion from Hudson Naturals. Games for those dark Winter nights, a new collection of vintage pins such as more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - November 11

EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it, Heinle's General store has been sold to a very nice guy named Raj. I stopped in there one day and met with Raj and Nick the old owner. I was told that the store will be opening within the next few weeks for breakfast and lunch. Raj told me the hour will be 6-10 but more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - November 1

Some of our firemen attended County weekend at The New York State Fire Academy in Montauk Falls this past weekend. Those attending were Chief Tim Fink, Assist. Chief Scott Austin Sr., firefighters Tom Totten, Scott Austin Jr., Christan Austin, Chandler Fink, Ryan Trask and Gregory Bradley.
Happy more

Older & Wiser

If there's one true mantra for the Medicare Fall Annual Election Period, it's “review your options!”

Older & Wiser Column
If there's one true mantra for the Medicare Fall Annual Election Period, it's “review your options!”
Medicare Annual Election Period 2019 is upon us. The annual election period is October 15 - December 7. During this period, anyone with Medicare can change their more


Monticello - November 16

This will be my last column for the Democrat for Monticello.
Good Luck to the three new members who were installed at the Monticello Elks Club and they are: Kyle McNair, Deborah Walker and Rosemarie Paty.
The Roast Beef dinner that was recently held by the Monticello Kiwanians seemed to be more


Narrowsburg - January 15

In one of my 2018 “Narrowsburg News” columns, I requested information on a house in the Luxton Lake section of town. I had just bought the circa 1860s farmhouse, which was abandoned for many decades, and was starting the process of renovating it. I had heard tales it was called “Sleepy Hollow” more

Library Directors Corner

Free Library-by-Mail Service Begins this Month

Sullivan County residents currently not able to visit their public library due to illness, immobility, disability or transportation issues can apply to receive free Library-by-Mail Services starting this month. The condition that makes someone eligible can be permanent or temporary. Those 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 - May 11

The requirements to be a paramedic are intense. It is a career choice for the brave at heart and not without consequences. Paramedicine is the highest level of EMS training. A paramedic can perform advanced life support skills such as initiating an IV, administering medications and advanced more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

Tunnels and “Tunnel Rats” (Pt. 1)

This is the first of two columns, published just prior to Veteran's day, that is dedicated to another of many “unsung” veteran Vietnamese war heroes-- known as “Tunnel Rats”. Their dangerous mission, performed completely underground in the dark enemy tunnels is unique, and although more


Highland - November 12

I am happy to report that one of my favorite sales is coming up next weekend! It is the American Legion's Auxiliary's Bake and Soup Sale. I immediately called my friend Martha Worzel to find out what she is making and what is available at the sale, and here is the inside scoop.
Of course, more

Jewish Culture

Plan and Purpose in Nature

As we are in the season of Fall, the landscape gives us ample thoughts to contemplate. At this point in the year, the trees don't need the leaves anymore because they aren't producing fruit, so they fall. If the trees would have kept the leaves, it would make the trees vulnerable to be felled by more


Liberty - July 30

We are entering a time of extraordinary celebration - the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music, an event which truly changed the world. The stage at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel presented musicians who went on to define the “Woodstock” generation.
The more

Theater Review

Shadowland Stages - Cry It Out - “An Important Work of Art”

Early motherhood in all its glory, happiness, and bliss is explored and turned upside down in Shadowland Stages production of “Cry It Out”. Local playwright Molly Smith Metzler's candidly written script is a no nonsense thought-provoking look into the sometimes gut wrenching, emotional roller more

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