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February 27, 2024

Suzanne White
Posted 2/27/24

Birthday wishes to Howard Goldsmith, Joe Loughlin, Carole R Abramson, Harriet Thesby, Dennis Newberg, Sue Newberg, Chris Connolly, Ronnie Dickman, and Joan Booth. Jeff Cali and Chris Lehman have Leap …

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February 27, 2024


Birthday wishes to Howard Goldsmith, Joe Loughlin, Carole R Abramson, Harriet Thesby, Dennis Newberg, Sue Newberg, Chris Connolly, Ronnie Dickman, and Joan Booth. Jeff Cali and Chris Lehman have Leap Year birthdays!

Anniversary wishes to Katy and Rocco Sforza.

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Wade Lawrence, former Senior Director and Museum Curator at The Museum at Bethel Woods. His dedication, spirit and many efforts will be remembered, including getting the 1969 Woodstock Festival Site placed on the Nat’l Register of Historic Places.

Our sympathy extends to Jenny(Country Bum’kin Antiques) and family of Jim Vielandi, who died unexpectedly last week.

Condolences to the family and friends of Mike Hummel, Hurleyville FD firefighter.

A note of remembrance: We learned that Monticello native, Kim Kroeger passed on February13th in New Hampshire.    

PSA: Town of Bethel: 845-583-4350. Emergency: 911. OD: 988 or 866-832-5575. SC Health: 845-292-5910.

For Town of Bethel departments, Parks & Rec, meeting links, minutes, use www.townofbethelny.us. 

Apply for Bethel resident CEAP grants at Town Hall. Donate non-perishable foods to Shephard’s Pantry.  

Think Snow! Contact Bethel P&R for ski program dates and activity information.

Business Watch: Dine, shop and support local businesses, services and professionals! Refer to www.bethelnybba.com. 

The Bethel Business Association is currently accepting 2024 Membership applications. FMI: Use www.bethelnybba.com.

Wow! The Inaugural BBA Bethel BIG Burn was a success! It happened on the 17th and if you weren’t there, you missed a huge bonfire- recycled Xmas Trees and the helpful addition of Mootz’ firewood, great music with the Poison Love Band, snacks and some great Annie’s Ruff Cut foods, hospitality and cocktails at the Alton Distillery Bar and spirited energy of the community! BBA’s idea and passion came to fruition with the chairmen: James Loney, Julie Rozar, Carol Malek-Beth McGroth, BBA Members, the push and volunteers from SCCC-SC Conservation Club, the Town-BLDC, and the White Lake Fire Dept assist.

“Ya gotta start somewhere!” The Winner at Daytona ‘24, William Byron, was a Bethel Motor Speedway Legend Stock winner ten years ago.    

Talk on the Street: NY Assemblyperson Aileen Gunther’s recent decision to not seek another term in office. Bethel’s Comprehensive Plan. The 17BxMattison Project. Bethelwoods-TAP NY canceled.  

Learn more about the Bethel Woods glamping plan and the ‘Lake Association of White Lake, NY’ on fb.  

Kudos to the SC Aktion Club for kindness and donations to the Federation for the Homeless and to the WSUL HeartAThon through ‘paper hearts’ sales.  

Observe Lent through March 28th.   

Join ‘NY Farm Day’ hosted by Kirsten Gillibrand on Zoom on the 28th at 9:15-12:45pm. FarmDay@gillibrand.senate.gov.

Enjoy Leap Year and the extra day on the 29th! I think of my Dad, Art, who was a Leap Year baby! Try BP&R’s “Relax & Move” at 5pm and “Dance It Off” at 5:30pm on Thursdays at the Duggan Gym. Register for Mountainkeeper’s annual ‘Catskill Park Day’ webinar celebrating the Park and future protection on the 29th at 7pm. Reg on line catskillmountainkeeper.org (us02web.zoom.us).

Bethel PreK-3rd graders can celebrate Dr Suess Day on March 2nd at Bethel Recreation Center at 9:30am (Email Reg before 2/29). Rafter’s Tavern has Jaketown Road on Saturday at 7pm. 

Support Arts & Culture: BCA@BethelArt.org, Bethelwoodscenter.org, Callicoontheater.com, Catskillartspace.org, Cobaltstudios.net, Delawarehighlands.org, DelawareValleyartsalliance.org, DelawareValleyopera.org, Ebcpl.org, fbplayhouse.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, shadowlandstages.org, Theeldredpreserve.com, scnyhistory.org, waynecountyartsalliance.org. 

Support Bethel Woods. Try Expressive Painting on the 28th, 10-week Teen PI Photography starting on the 5th or art and music workshops at the center. Jim Messina will perform in the Events Gallery on the 2nd at 8pm(DO7pm).

Serious scenic painting and training workshops are offered at Cobalt Studios.

Register for Nesin Cultural Arts Spring Programs or ‘SCCO Educates’ Music lessons (stephany@nesinculturalarts.org).

*Catskill Art Space exhibits ‘Hovey Brock, Daniella Dooling, and Valerie Hegarty”, opening on March 2 through April 27th. Attend the Artist Talk on the 2nd at 3pm and Opening Reception at 4pm.

DVAA hosts the Loft- “#LoveWhereYouLive” Members Show and the Alliance Gallery- Jaya Duvvuri’s “Rough Translation” until the 17th.

Narrowsburg Union offers a 5 Gallery Exhibit through May 26, opening on the 2nd, with a Reception at 5:30-7pm. Exhibit Artists: Nancy Wells, Eileen Curtis Israel, Rich Klein, Craig Snedeker, and Maureen Neville, curated by Brandi Merolla.    

Attend DVO Arts Nest’s Winter Concert Series as ‘Hiroya Tsukamoto’ performs on the 2nd at 6pm. Join Open Mic on Sundays from 2:30-6pm.   

Eldred Preserve continues their ‘Wine About Mondays’ and Sunday 3pm+ All-Day Happy Hours.

HPAC shows “DUNE: Part 2” on the 1- 3rd (Fri 6pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm).

Callicoon Movie Theater screens “Beyonce: Renaissance Tour” on Tuesday, the 27th at 7:30pm and then “DUNE: Part II”    on the 1-4th  (7:30 all, 2pm Sat, Sun).

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Sue sez: “Navalny: Martyr and or hero.”


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