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Thursday, July 24, 2014


In General

Ladies get their due from Liberty Masons

LIBERTY — Worshipful Master Joseph Beirne of the Liberty Masons knows which side his bread is buttered on. At the beginning of the lodge's ceremonies earlier this year he introduced Margaret (Peggy) Beirne as “Worthy Matron, Revonah-Lincoln Kiamesha Chapter #443, Order of the Easter Star, our more


Mamakating Democrats plan meeting July 20

BLOOMINGBURG — The Mamakating Democratic Committee is sponsoring a “Promises made, promises kept” get together on Sunday, July 20 at the Mamakating Town Park Rotary Pavilion from 2-4 p.m.
The invitation states, “Let's celebrate all the positive changes that our newly elected Town Board has 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


Overcoming obstacles is his way

Tré Branch, a 2011 graduate of Monticello Central School, has secured one of two national internships with the National Center for Border Security & Immigration at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Branch, who just finished his junior year at University of Albany, is a sociology major and has more


Villa Roma joins 'Green Lodging'

BETHEL — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy's Green Lodging Partnership has grown to include 12 local lodgings in New York and Pennsylvania that have asked their guests to join them in the long-term protection of our quality of life. The Conservancy welcomes the two newest partners, Villa Roma more


Welcome to the world

HARRIS — Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris has announced the following recent births:
• A son, Robert David Evans, on June 25, to Amanda and Rob Evans, of Roscoe;
• A son, Henry Richard Wright, on July 6, to Sandra A. Costello and Johnathan M. Wright, of Kiamesha Lake;
• A 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

Siena College President's List and Dean's List named for Spring 2014

LOUDONVILLE — The following area residents have been named to the Siena College President's List and Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester:
James Gormley, a Political Science major, of Bloomingburg
Caroline Bertholf, an Economics major, of Loch Sheldrake
Marisa Ippolito, an Education more

Arts & Culture

ORMC seeks proposals from local artists

MIDDLETOWN — Orange Regional Medical Center invites local artists to submit proposals for artwork in multiple mediums. The artwork will be commissioned for and featured in public areas of the hospital. The deadline for art submissions is August 15.
Orange Regional's call for artwork is open to more

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