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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


In General

Imparting safety lessons through fun activities

story and Photos By Eli Ruiz

Since 2007, Hudson Health Plan has been putting on its so-called “Bike Safety Rodeo” in and around Orange, Ulster and Westchester counties.
For the first time ever, Hudson brought the popular bicycle safety program to Sullivan County - in Liberty, to be more


Mamakating Democrats host governor candidate

WURTSBORO — The Mamakating Democratic Committee is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" on Saturday, August 16 at the Mamakating Town Hall community room in Wurtsboro at 11:30 a.m. Come meet Zephyr Teachout, who has acquired enough signatures to be on the ballot as a Democratic Primary candidate for more

Military Notes

Eldred grad finds niche as marine recruiter

Staff Sgt. Kelly Brodmerkel, a 2003 graduate of Eldred High School, is now working as a United States Marine recruiter based in Albany. Her mission is to educate youth about the Marine Corps and the career opportunities it offers.
Brodmerkel recently spent an entire week at the main Marine more


Hernandez awarded scholarship

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Alberto Hernandez, a graduating student of Tri-Valley Central School District was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Matthew R. Bertholf Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund administered through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.
Hernandez will be starting his more


Access celebrates first anniversary

FERNDALE — Access Physical Therapy & Wellness marked its first anniversary of serving the people of Sullivan County with a word of thanks to the community for its support.
“The medical community and the people of Sullivan County have welcomed us with open arms,” said Doctor of Physical Therapy more


Welcome to the world

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Chase George Williams, on August 4, to Kindra Larry and Tyrell Williams, of Monticello;
• A daughter, Ava Emilia Barry, on August 8, to Rebecca Grossman and Cliff Barry Jr., of more


Getting a first-hand look at sustainable farming

Snowdance Farm, in the tiny Livingston Manor hamlet of DeBruce, hosted a contingent of Robert J. Kaiser Middle School eighth graders last Wednesday for a tour of the family-run operation.
And the theme of the day was “sustainable agriculture.”
A diversified livestock operation, Snowdance more

College Notes

SUNY Oneonta welcomes freshmen, transfers

ONEONTA — Approximately 1,100 new freshmen, selected from 11,589 applicants, will begin their studies at SUNY Oneonta this fall. Classes start on Monday, Aug. 25. The SUNY Oneonta Class of 2018 has an average high school grade-point average of 91 and an average combined math and critical reading more

Arts & Culture

‘Bees and love' (and music) make for harmony at Bethel Woods

On August 14 at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts' Conservatory, it was all about “Bees, Love and Music,” with noted singer-songwriter and “bee lover,” Dar Williams.
Williams, who will be touring the U.S. through December, starting with her October 2 date at Bethlehem, NH, is an American more

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