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Monday, September 22, 2014


In General

Agudas Achim is a ‘house of prayer for all people'

Sullivan County-wide Congregation Agudas Achim in Livingston Manor, celebrating its 101st anniversary this year, will gather for Rosh Hashanah to hear the blasts of the ram's horns proclaiming the Jewish New Year.
Holyday services will be led by Rabbi Fredric S. Pomerantz, who was one of the 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


Parent University set to open with barbecue

MONTICELLO — The Monticello School District will host a free back-to-school barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at de Hoyos Memorial Park to launch Parent University, a district-wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of family and community. All Monticello more


Honesdale seeks vendors

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership is looking for people who want to help bring in the beauty of the fall season and have lots of fun doing it. Are you a talented craft vendor, antique dealer, artist/artisan? Or do you operate a small specialty food cart (must fit easily on the more


Welcome to the World - September 19

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A daughter, Annika Belle Zeininger, on September 11, to Aubrie Fairchild and Mark Zeininger, of Swan Lake;
• A son, Wyatt Mitchell, on September 12, to Amanda and James Kautz, of Jeffersonville.


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

Heimowitz makes list

CIRCLEVILLE, OH — Neil Heimowitz of Liberty has been named to the Dean's List at Ohio Christian University College of Adult and Graduate Studies for the Fall 2013 Semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 more

Arts & Culture

The world of self-publishing and the road to success

By Elizabeth Rose

I can paper the bathroom wall with my rejection letters,” quipped Sullivan County resident Bill Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, the brilliant, intriguing novel based on the life of the woman from Long Eddy who chose to pose as a man in the late more

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