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Thursday, April 27, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for April 25, 2017

120 Years Ago - 1897
There is talk of establishing a turnpike from Grahamsville to Woodbourne and Fallsburg... The Mongaup Valley post office, with contents, was totally destroyed by fire last Saturday. ...Josiah Deuner contemplates retiring from the management of the Callicoon House at the more

Garden Guru

Early spring?

Well it is six o'clock on a Tuesday night and the sun is still shining and it is still sixty degrees outside. We may actually get a spring this year with moderate temperatures. Looking at the long range forecast to the end of the month it looks quite nice. Hopefully we won't have any of those 20 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


Forests: Past, Present, and Future

The Lenape, the very first inhabitants of the area today called Sullivan County, used the dense canopied forests they found here for much of their sustenance, including many of their most effective medicines. The beauty of the magnificent forest—“tekene” in their language-- and the effectiveness of more

Bethel Corner

Bethel: The Corner - April 25

April 25 — Birthday wishes to Vicky Vassmer Simpson, Michelle Klugman, Barry Somerville, Laurie Weiss, Johnny, Sharon K Goldstein, Mati Friehling, and special wishes to Darlene Fedun, and two of my favorite people, Nellie Broskin and Erin Lynch!
To Do List: Contact me with news and more


Callicoon - April 21

April 21 — Congratulations to Mike and Karen Skelly of North Branch, on becoming grandparents. Karen and I grew up together and have been friends since way before we went to Kindergarten. Mr. and Mrs. Skelly became grandparents on April 9 to Emma Ann Skelly. Emma weighed in at 7 lb. 6 oz. and was more

About Books

About Books - April 14

PRUSSIAN BLUE: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr (Marian Wood/Putnam). A book person who likes to assign category labels is stumped by the novels of Philip Kerr. It's suspense fiction, but the books aren't “mysteries” in the sense that the solution to some crime provides the engine of the more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

The simplified employee pension (SEP) Part 3 of 3

Who Can Participate in a SEP?
An eligible employee is an individual (including a self-employed individual) who meets all the following requirements:
• Has reached age 21
• Has worked for the employer in at least 3 of the last 5 years
• Received at least $600 in more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - April 21

Yea! I survived my 38th April 15th tax filing deadline. Life begins again!
Egg on my face! Apologies to Billy Fulton on getting your age wrong in my last column. A little bird called and told me I missed the mark by five years. So very sorry about that! I feel terrible.
Earth Day is Saturday more

Hope for the Day

“It Is Finished”

Easter Sundays come and go, but the finished work on the cross will never end. When Jesus breathed His last and shouted His final words - “It is finished,” He opened the door for all that we would ever need. These words were not only the declaration that Jesus had finished the work the Father had 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 - April 21

April 21 — Happy birthday Gloria Kantrowitz (4/22), Paul Pirnos (4/24), Benjamin Kasofsky, Carl McGuire and Michael Storms all on 4/26 and Adam Pavloff (4/27). Get well wishes to Ronald Kates.
Our sympathy to Bruce Gerson on the passing of his companion Ellen, who used to summer in Woodridge on 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 - April 21

April 21- Paint with Friends at the Duggan Center was postponed and rescheduled for Monday April 21 at 6 p.m.
The Methodist Church in Mongaup Valley will be offering free clothing at the church this Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Smallwood - Mongaup more

Greening Sullivan

A bucket full of solar opportunities

Every one in Sullivan County who receives an electric bill can now receive 100% of that energy from solar power. It has been a long time coming but it is here. Combined with the advent of all-electric vehicles and their charging stations which is coming soon, our local economy will provide much more


Jeffersonville - April 21

April 21 — Reminder: Jeffersonville's Maple Syrup Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29th at the Backyard Park, and is sponsored by the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Pancakes with local syrup from 8 a.m. on, the 5K Sap Run is at 9 a.m. with craft and specialty food vendors, face more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - April 25

April 25 — Hello, hope everyone is having a great spring, the saying April showers Brings May flowers is turning out to be true. If you have a chance check out some of the sunsets, they are beautiful. I joined the gym and I am trying to get there 3 days a week. It is so easy to talk yourself out of more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs

April 21 — Dwayne and Debbie Labagh returned home last Thursday after enjoying some time in Tennessee taking in the sights and visiting with Cheryl (Labagh) Courtier.
The W.S.S. United Methodist Church roast beef dinner is coming up. The date is May 13th. Mark your calendar.
Condolences to more

Older & Wiser


The Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter has several free programs planned in the weeks ahead for caregivers of people with dementia in Sullivan County. Many of the programs are offered in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County.
“Understanding and responding to more


Monticello - April 21

April 18 — The Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the E.B. Crawford Public library went over beautifully with the children having so much fun that I'm sure in the future something else will be planned for these young people. Adults as well as children enjoyed this event.
Don't forget the Lego Club more


Narrowsburg - April 25

April 25 — As the school year nears an end senior class members should be preparing for the next phase of life. There are two local scholarships available that may be of interest. The first is the Henry A. Umnik Trade Scholarship. It is open to a Sullivan West senior who will be attending a two more

Library Directors Corner

STEAMing Up the Library!

Have you visited the Fallsburg Library lately?
If not, you definitely should! Public libraries have adapted to the changing times to become much more than just places to browse for books or movies.
They are community centers that promote and provide opportunities for lifelong learning. 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 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

You almost expect Captain Kirk to swing around in his chair when you visit Sullivan 911. If you can imagine the command center of the Starship Enterprise, you have an idea of what our 911 center looks like. In a darkened room, the telecommunicators sit behind desks arranged in a semi-circle with more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

The Mysterious Congo (Part 5)

The previous four episodes of our adventures in the Congo have covered some interesting flights, particularly because our #3 engine had an inoperative starter, necessitating starting that engine during take-off roll—and either aborting or continuing the take-off, depending on both the more


Highland - April 25

April 25 — Bees are still on the endangered species list, but they are sure buzzing around Highland. There are at least three beekeepers in town.
Probably one of the most creative and high profile are the Two Queens who have one of their apiaries on Irishtown Road in Yulan.
Their more

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