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January 17 – Pastor Charles Perez of the Barryville Community Church has found a new larger space for his church. The church is now located at 3396 Route 97 in Barryville next to the Oasis Bar … more
We can always start sliding into the New Year with some good news for a change. I recently saw a notice that after a three-year hiatus the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is reopening a … more
2022 is almost over and went by so quick like a flashy comet streaking across the sky. For me, the most important event that happened to me during this year is that I moved out of the house I lived … more
As we all are getting our homes ready for Christmas not everyone is so lucky.   Last week there was a terrible house fire on Route 55 in Eldred and long-time resident Charlie Blanchard and … more
December 12 – It seems that the Town of Highland has gone Christmas crazy this year with magical holiday events springing up all over town. Although everyone mourns the demise of the … more
December 6 – Like clockwork last Saturday, the first Saturday in December, I drove up to the Highland Lake Fire Department to check out their annual Christmas tree and wreath sale. The trees … more
November 29 – Now that we have all stuffed ourselves to the gills with turkey and the fixings we immediately move onto Christmas. To kick off the holiday season the Barryville Chamber of … more
November 28 — I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are looking forward to kicking off the holiday season with many events and festivities locally. There are so … more
The winter of 2022 is well underway with some really cold temperatures and historic snow fall totals up north of us. Did you know that we have a weather station sponsored by the University of Albany … more
November 15 – During the Covid pandemic lockdown I spent a lot of time finding out about what volunteer programs I could help out with and “make myself useful” as my Mama used to … more
In the years that I first moved here to Highland I lived on a small remote dirt road in Yulan. It was a lovely spot but fairly treacherous in winter as the house was on a hill. When winter came … more
The fall foliage has certainly been spectacular this year and everyone is enjoying being outside and going to events and dining out. The downside of this is we have seen a slight uptick in local … more
We all like to hear from people who have had some wonderful inspiring adventures they have had in their lives and to learn first-hand what motivated them and what they learned. To that end the … more
October 17 — With a beautiful colorful backdrop of some spectacular fall foliage, the Halloween season is upon us. Recently I have read several news reports of a looming candy shortage, so I am … more
October 10 — It was a beautiful crisp Fall weather last weekend so I went down to Barryville to check out the General Jerk’s first ever Flea Market.  It was busy with about a … more
After a few missed opportunities, I finally was able to go to the Mohican Inn Restaurant and Bar. The food was very good and the restaurant was comfortable and has a nice fireplace. The menu features … more
Last week I went over to Back to Bakers Bar and Restaurant for some dinner with a friend. He had his dog with us so we ate in their outside garden.  While there our very nice server reminded … more
August 29 -I was speaking with Local businessman and philanthropist Lou Monteleone, and I want to remind everyone that the St Baldricks Foundation Day to fight pediatric cancer will be happening on … more
August 22 - The Upper Del- aware Council (UDC) is an in- creasingly important environ- mental not-for-profit chaired by avid fisherman and High- land resident, Andy Boyer. Created by an Act of … more
Congratulations to the Board Members of the Sunshine Hall Free Library for hosting another very successful Town’s Treasures and Trinkets Sale this past Saturday at the Highland Town Hall. There … more
This has been a challenging gardening summer. It has been so dry, hot, and humid I have spent more time than usual watering and weeding. Because of the blistering heat and humidity, I have to do my … more
Anytime there is a new local restaurant opening I am always curious to try it out. I can remember when I first moved to Highland there were only two restaurant choices – El Castillo and the … more
Somebody recently told me that it’s hotter “than the hinges on the gates of hell outside” which sounds just about on the money to me. Fortunately, there are some fine local … more
I saw an announcement that Shirley Reuter has died. I did not know her personally, but Shirley Reuter was an important person in the history of the Town of Highland. Ms. Reuter along with her husband … more
Well, when Martha Worzel gives me a call to just “to clarify something” I sure enough left something out of my column. And I sure did. Without going into the details of our conversation … more
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