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Over the last few weekends, I have gone to quite a few farmer’s markets around Sullivan County, something that I can do now that I am retired. We have a good array of markets around the county … more
The Sullivan West 4th graders walked down from their school in sweltering heat on Tuesday to plant their Marigold plants in the “Kids Garden” in front of the Peck’s Market. The … more
The folks in Highland always step up in a big way when someone is deep in their health struggles and is having a tough time. Our local neighbor Kimmie Sue Thiele has been struggling with some serious … more
The day started with more than a half hour’s drive to Honesdale, and a plan to get something framed, pick up an order at the bike shop, mail a package, buy a spool of thread, repair a garden … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 A week ago as Mrs. William Hessinger, near Callicoon, was boiling soft soap, their oldest child, a two-year-old girl, drank some of the strong lye from the basin, unknown to … more
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to love salmon. It’s definitely an acquired taste. My father and I love it, and my mother and husband are not big fans. I guess not everyone can be … more
If you suffer from seasonal allergies like my wife, Vicki, does, then this year has been a doozie so far. To try to provide some natural relief, we went looking for some bee pollen this past weekend … more
  It’s here! It’s here! The “Lion King” is playing at The Backyard Park (located at 21 Lovett Lane in Jeffersonville) tonight with the gates opening at 6 p.m. and the … more
Nature is a flutter here in western Bethel. Yesterday I saw three baby woodchucks who are living in a large sluice/drainage pipe that is very close to the Otto vegetable garden. Truth be told, too … more
Last week we celebrated one of the most popular food items in our country. Sorry to disappoint you, but it was not the McRib nor the newly introduced “Grandma McFlurry.” Just to bring you … more
In June of 1896, the face of Sullivan County was changed forever, as the Loomis Memorial Sanitarium for Consumptives just outside Liberty admitted its first 12 patients. The original five … more
When my husband was a kid, his friends used to call him Jamsey. In fact they continued to call him that when they all became adults. Although   some of them flat out refused to grow up, I … more
This week is US Open week. It’s being played at Pinehurst, the No. 2 golf course in North Carolina. From what the expert analysts are saying, the putter will be the most important club in the … more
Birthday wishes to ‘Charlie’, Cecile Klemen, Debra Conway, Dina Sturm, Joann Falki-Florance, Ellen Levine, Andrew Trombley, and Sonny Patel. Anniversary wishes to the Ryders and the … more
With the school year rapidly drawing to a close, its time to figure out what will be happening with the kiddos for the summer. One very good choice is Koinonia Family Camp In Highland Lake. This Camp … more
We mourn the passing of Henrietta Pierce on June 6. She was a lifelong resident of the Town of Cochecton and a pillar of the community throughout her life. She will be sorely missed by all who knew … more
1. Are you trying to take over the world? No, I am not trying to take over the world. As an AI language model…I don’t have intentions, desires, or consciousness…The goal of … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Last Saturday night, somebody took great pains in completely daubing a new lumber wagon with black paint, which stood in the street opposite the barber shop in … more
Folks, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk with you about your mulch. First, let me say that I’m pro-mulch. Have been most of my adult life. Some of my best friends use mulch. But … more
One of the glories of Sullivan County in June is that everything, everywhere is rioting in green or, if not yet green, is ablaze with bloom. Drive down Creamery Road or stroll around Mountain Lake … more
Birthday wishes to ‘Charlie’, Laurie Kilgore, Catherine Witt, Beth Weiss, Cathleen Doherty, Hon Cynthia Dolan, Payton Gold, Harper Altman, Olivia, Noah, Leo, Pauly Beluli, Don Simkin, … more
  June is rolling in like the cool breeze after a sweltering day, signaling the end of the academic grind for many. Yep, school’s wrapping up, and you can practically taste the freedom in … more
The Bicycle Ballyhoo began in ‘75 in an elevator at The Hotel Bretton Hall on 86th and Broadway, when Didier Bacri turned to me and said, “You should get a bicycle.” And I did. … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Hank Smith is the funniest looking object we have seen in a long time. A hurricane seems to have blown his mustache clean off. If anybody wants to see a McDonell … more
I’ve realized that the older I become, the more I am turning into my mother. As a kid, I was very anti anything that tasted like or resembled an egg. At every birthday party, my mother would … more
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