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December 5, 2023

Suzanne White
Posted 12/5/23

Birthday wishes to Robin Meddaugh, Ora Ramat, BobbiJo Ryder, Lillian Hendrikson, Barbara Shawn, Billy Crumley, Chase Israel, Charley Gips, Mitch Katz, and Jerry Plotkin.  

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December 5, 2023


Birthday wishes to Robin Meddaugh, Ora Ramat, BobbiJo Ryder, Lillian Hendrikson, Barbara Shawn, Billy Crumley, Chase Israel, Charley Gips, Mitch Katz, and Jerry Plotkin.  

Anniversary wishes to Adrian and Mike Dollard and Janie and Marvin Ronik.

Marie Smith was crowned “USA Spirit Queen of Queens 2023-2024” on November 19th in Schenectady, NY. Involved with the state pageants annually, she’s always come away with a Title. You are lucky if touched by her compassion and gift of spirit to the community the year through.

Our sympathy to the family and friends of local active community member, Fred Hahn, who passed recently.

Rosalyn Carter, humanitarian and wife of Former President Jimmy Carter, has died at 96 years of age. Statesman Henry Kissinger died recently at the age of 100. Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet loses his partner and decades-long friend, Charlie Munger, who passed at 99 years of age. Lastly, Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice, has died at the age of 93... Lengthy lifetimes for very productive, impressive people.

PSA: Emergency: 911 or 988. OD: 866-832-5575. SC Health: 845-292-5910. Reminder: Flu shot. Vaccines. Covid tests.

Town info, meeting links, minutes and Parks & Rec: www.townofbethelny.us.

Individuals eligible for privately funded CEAP, can apply for a one-time grant at Bethel Town offices.

Food donations for local Shephard’s Pantry continues at the White Lake Church site. Non-perishable food is collected at WL and KL Post Offices, Bethel Market Cafe or Town Hall until the 14th (908-202-6033). Also, donate Winter clothing items (hats, gloves, socks) at the Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church at the backyard driveway box only. Generally, they have ‘GiveAWay’ Pantry on the third Saturday of the month. 

Business Watch: Dine, shop and support local small business, services and professionals! Refer to www.bethelnybba.com. Look for special holiday gifts, certificates and ideas locally first!

Stop by the Holiday Concert at the SC Government Center Lobby on the 6th at 11am or on the 7th at 10:45am. The HV Regional Council Climate Stalwart Awards dinner, recognizing the Sustainable Bethel Committee, will be held in Newburgh on the 6th. Info/tkts: 845-564-7871. Are you going to the SC Visitor’s Association Annual Meeting and Awards at Bethel Woods on December 6th at 5:30pm? Enjoy music, tours, food and bev (credit card only bar). 845-747-4449.    

Support and light a candle to celebrate the first night of Chanukah on Thursday, the 7th. Attend the Bethel Menorah Lighting at Kauneonga’s Veteran’s Square on Thursday at 5:30pm.  

Browse Sullivan Catskills Holiday Market at Liberty’s SCVA Mall on the 9th with crafts, antiques, artwork, jewelry, and local vendors from 11a-4pm. Also, on Saturday, immerse yourself in Callicoon’s ‘Dickens on the Delaware’ Holiday Market.

Arts & Culture Events & Programs: BCA@BethelArt.org, Bethelwoodscenter.org, Bashakillvineyards.com, Callicoontheater.com, Catskillartspace.org, Cobaltstudios.net, Delawarehighlands.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Ebcpl.org, Farmartscollective.org, Fbplayhhouse.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, Theeldredpreserve.com, sccoplayers.org, scdw.net, shadowlandstages.org, and scnyhistory.org.

Bethel Woods offers you the Museum with exhibits and tours, Event Gallery shows, special events and arts programs.

Some ’24 Season Pavilion announcements have been made. Concert tickets, Lawn Passes and Memberships are on sale.

The ‘Peace, Love & Lights’ drive-thru light show schedule runs a partial week Dec 7th-10th, then daily on the 14th -31st from 5-10pm (last entry at 9pm). Weekly ‘Walk-thru Mondays’ are also offered. Look for Saturday Holiday Market Pop-Ups on the 9th, 16th and 23rd!

Catskill Art Space hosts the ‘Araujo, Episalla, and Yamaoka’ exhibit in the gallery through December 30th.

DVAA is showcasing ‘Art in Sixes’, a popular exhibit, until December 23rd. Yarnslinger’s Holiday Tales will be performed at Krause Recital Hall on the 9th at 2pm.  

The Eldred Preserve’s  ‘A Christmas Carol Dinner Show’ on the 8th at 7pm appears to be Sold Out!

Narrowsburg Union- check website for gallery exhibits, local vendor shops and print-ship services.

Hurleyville PAC offers a live theater performance of ‘Half Life’ on the 8th at 6pm and the 10th at 2:30pm. 

Callicoon Movie Theater gives us “Dream Scenario” on the 8-11th (7:30 all, 2pm Sat and Sun) and “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on Saturday, the 9th, at 5pm.

Shadowland offers “Miss Bennnet: Christmas at Pemberley” until the 17th (F-7pm, Sat-7pm, Sun-2pm). 

Get tickets for Forestburgh Playhouse’s ‘24 Season. 

Callicoon Indoor Market runs every Sunday from 11-2pm. Bashakill Vineyards remains open until the 16th. The Wurtsboro Holiday Music-synched Light Show, “Dance of the Lights” is ‘On’ every evening through Xmas Eve. Send me news to share.

Suz sez: “Celebrate Peace and the Miracle of Lights!”


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