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Saturday, July 21, 2018



Happy Mother's Day!

We hope you haven't forgotten, but Mother's Day is this Sunday. When you mention Mother's Day to people, the more cynical among us might say it's just a commercialized holiday, manufactured by Hallmark Cards to make money. Most of us understand it means so much more than that.
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History repeats itself

To the editor:
The Nazis rose to power in 1932 with 38 percent of the vote. Have you heard the expression that history repeats itself?
Since political correctness has fallen from grace may I be blunt? I am so tired of liberal bashing. Let's stop being so nice. Stop trying to reason with more

Inside Out

The gift that keeps on giving

Birthdays on Facebook are always a big to do. You're reminded (often several times) to wish your pals a happy day.
Meanwhile on your own big day, the wishes come pouring in, usually from people who you haven't heard from in approximately 365 days.
It can be a way to reconnect.
And these more


Summer Camp

Writing about those lazy summer days at the Delaware Youth Center stirred up some other summer memories for me. We were members of the Methodist Church in Callicoon, and when we got old enough, we all had the chance to go to Camp Epworth, the Methodist summer camp outside High Falls.
I more

Long Ago

Oh That Pony Express

The Pony Express is a symbol of the past when we think of mail delivery. The riders who traversed those lonely plains and mountain tracks brought a precious commodity to pioneers in the west. The commodity? News from home and connections to family for those far from their eastern roots.
Time more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more

Sense of Direction

The Banana Peel Mystery

My new neighbor in Callicoon Center, Sherry Strassman , has two Labrador Retrievers that she walks very early every morning before leaving for work. She recently told me that she finds one banana peel every day, sometimes in the road in front of her house, sometimes in front of mine and at other more

Here & There

Forestburgh Playhouse Shows

Forestburgh Playhouse Director Franklin Trapp produces outstanding entertainment with a top-quality professional staff as was very evident in their recent production of "Million Dollar Quartet".
Directed by Anthony C . Daniel and Musical Direction by Nicholas Place the play is centered in a more

Guest Editorial

Free speech and assembly

In view of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the issue of speech on our campuses, it is appropriate to discuss our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and to petition our government in the form of marches and protests.
In 1789 when James Madison drafted the first 10 more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Cooking in the Country

Perfect BBQ corn dish

I think in another life I was born Mexican because Mexican food and culture absolutely fascinates me. This weeks dish is Mexican Street Corn Salad, otherwise known as Esquites. There aren't too many places in Sullivan County serving it up, so I get my fix when I am in NYC visiting my sister. I had more

My Turn

Photo Album Part 2

Here are a few more mini stories of my time as the Concord's Hotel tennis pro.
Althea Gibson- I had the honor of meeting her once. She came to the Hotel to do an exhibition well after her pro career had ended. She could still play though. This is a woman who won 5 major singles and 6 major more

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