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I was very happy to see a notice on our local Facebook page that Irene’s Diner in Eldred has reopened. Irene Jakubowski, the long time owner and chef, was back in business and had the diner … more
Many years ago, I got a strong notion in my head that I wanted to march in New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and join my people stepping off and marching up 5th Avenue in grand … more
The Sunshine Hall Free Library has started a Chess Club that meets once a week on Saturday afternoons. The Chess Club was the idea of two fifteen-year-old players from Yulan, Aidan and Jack … more
Super Bowl #58 is coming up very soon on February 11th and will take place in Las Vegas. Not being a big football fan I’m not sure, and I don’t think it’s been determined which … more
Taking advantage of the recent bone chilling cold while it lasts The Federation of Sportsmen’s Club of Sullivan County, The Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper, the Ten Mile River Boy Scouts, … more
It was a lovely winter snowstorm this week. As usual our Town of Highland Highway Department led by our newly elected Superintendent Joe Barnes did an excellent job keeping the roads clear. The … more
One of my very favorite Christmas events is coming up on Christmas Eve and it involves our beautiful Delaware River. The Shohola Area Lions Club will have their Annual Remembrance Luminary candles … more
It began some twenty-seven years ago in Maine which was the home of a family-owned business called the Worchester Wreath Company. The employees and the owners had a marvelous tradition of donating … more
  It’s time to do some serious shopping and knock off our Christmas gift list and attend some holiday events. Why shop locally? The answer is so simple it keeps our money in our community- … more
  Now that we all have enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner that could not be beat it is time for making our Christmas plans. Small towns like Highland are the most charming places to be at … more
Thanksgiving is an important way for all of us to celebrate over a traditional dinner with friends and family and the gratitude we feel for the blessings of the past year. Nothing smells quite so … more
Sometimes you just want to have a meal that is delicious and different and made with specialty foods from another culture. How about Jamaican food because now there is a very accomplished Jamaican … more
The Sunshine Hall Free Library’s fall speaker series called “Sunshine Hall Talk” which seems based on the famous Ted Talks has another great presentation coming up next weekend. On … more
One of my favorite childhood songs “if you go down in the woods tonight you’re in for a big surprise. It continues- “there’s lots of marvelous things to eat and wonderful … more
When the children in our family were little kiddos, we always did the Great American Bird Count and the Christmas Bird count. They would sit in the kitchen looking out of the storm door at the bird … more
Every year when St. Baldrick’s Day is coming up, I always need to call local businessman and philanthropist Lou Monteleone and check what year it is for the event. So, Lou tells me that 2023 is … more
The Friends of the Sunshine Hall Free Library will be holding a Book and Bake Sale this coming weekend on Saturday, September 2nd and on Sunday, September 3rd. The Sale will take place in the … more
The Barryville Area Arts Association always manages to have the most fascinating spin on their exhibits which are informative and fun. On Saturday, August 19th from 10-4pm the Association will be … more
With Labor Day the official end of summer looming at about three and a half weeks away, I cannot say that this particular summer with the blistering heat waves, torrential down pours, and the blanket … more
The summer barbeque season for our local organizations is in full swing. Par for the course I almost missed the Lumberland Fire Department’s barbeque which is one of my favorites and always … more
Well, this global warming-ancillary heat dome weather pattern we have had this summer has kicked our butts for sure with some alarming hot and humid temperatures. When I first moved up to Highland … more
July 18 – As a kid growing up, our Catholic Parish Church and other churches of various denomination in our community always held great summer picnics. The attraction for all the kids was … more
Its seems that the new Chilly Willy’s ice cream and food restaurant is now fully open. It is located at the site of Clancy’s Diner that then became the Barryville Kitchen and Creamery at … more
June 30 – If you are looking for some fun free activities for the family this summer you may want to start at the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred. On July 7th through August 12th, they … more
Recently when the rainstorms agreed to a pause, a beautiful new “dove” flew into Barryville and landed on Route 97 near the eagle observatory last weekend. In many cultures a dove is … more
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