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June 15, 2021

Suzanne White - Community Correspondent
Posted 6/15/21

Birthday wishes to Ronan Hennessy, Cecile Klemen, Joann Falkl-Florance, Amy Wohl, John Cali, Ellen Levine, Denise Connolly, Walter Garigliano, Colson Cunningham, Joe D’Abbraccio, Janet Murns, …

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June 15, 2021


Birthday wishes to Ronan Hennessy, Cecile Klemen, Joann Falkl-Florance, Amy Wohl, John Cali, Ellen Levine, Denise Connolly, Walter Garigliano, Colson Cunningham, Joe D’Abbraccio, Janet Murns, and the fabulous Dickie Foster.

Anniversary wishes to Dawn and Michael Ryder, Sara and Aaron Rovitz and Suzy and Lenny Zimmermans.

This month is designated LGBTQ+ awareness. Let’s learn to accept and respect people for who they are. Celebrate the Rainbow. In June, we also take a compassionate look at Mental Illness. Openly discuss how we cope and what we can do better...

Congratulations to Regent and Honorable Josephine Finn, unanimously voted Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents last week. In 2014, Josephine was elected by the State Legislature to the Board and in 2019, re-elected for a five-year term.

Finn has served on the SCCC Board, as attorney for Sullivan Co, Town of Thompson attorney, legal counsel to the SC branch of the NAACP and taught a paralegal program at SCCC for 13 years.

Billie and Calvin Waterton are quite proud of their son Evan, a junior and scholar athlete at MHS. In May, after placing #1 in NYS in the 1600 M (missed Nationals by 1 sec) and #1 in the county in the 300M Steeplechase, he was guaranteed a spot. Evan’s now off to Oregon to compete at Nationals on July 3 (see Gofundme page).

Public Service: Get vaccinated! Masking optional. Info: SC Public Health - 845-292-5910. Mental Health - 292-8770.

To Do: Check the Townofbethelny.us site for the newsletter and Parks and Rec information. Continue to Litter Pluck in the area and contact 845-807-0287 for free trash deposit tokens. Join or volunteer with local organizations, especially emergency groups who need more assistance during summer season.

Look for copies of the ‘21 Bethel Business Association Bethel Guide at your favorite businesses, around the tri-county area, and at Thruway stops. It will be released in the Sullivan County Democrat Weekender Edition, Friday, June 18th.

Small and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations may benefit from Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Info: (esd.ny.gov). Subscribe to the Bethel Community Solar Campaign with a guaranteed 10% savings on your electric. FMI: Sustainable Bethel (fb), 888-887-5711 or bethel.sourceppowerco.com.

Hennings is now open for outdoor dining Thursday-Sundays. (252-3008). The Fat Lady Cafe will start Lobster Night on Thursdays in July. Ora offers Zoom Chair Yoga on Thursday and a (live & virtual) class on Sunday (oraramat@gmail.com).

Miriam Hernandez will be starting classes in the area soon. WJFF-Radio Catskill’s Annual Online Auction is open for bidding until the 23rd. Mark your calendar for the start of Bethel Lakeside Music on June 24 and Yoga and the KL Farmers Market on the 26th.

A grand re-opening for in2retro is on July 1st. Register ahead and receive kit for Bethel Woods at Home Virtual Printmaking Workshop on the 16th at 6pm.

Register beforehand for EB Crawford Library’s “Virtual Tour of SC Public and Natural Places” with Sullivan Renaissance – Denise Frangipane on Zoom on the 17th at 6pm.

Register, buy raffles and donate to the June 19th R4-Rhulen Rock Hill Run and Ramble 5K, live (9 a.m.) and virtual, using rockhillrun. com. Show up! Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Trevor Loughlin Foundation, DKMS, local charities and does so much for the community.

Celebrate Father’s Day and the beginning of Summer ‘21 on Sunday, the 20th. The Summer Solstice, which is also the longest day of the year, officially happens at 11:32pm EDT.

Culture: Arts center contacts: Bethelwoodscenter.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Nesinculturalarts.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, fbplayhouse.org, Farmartscollective.org, and Narrowsburgunion.com. View previously recorded Crawford Library programs/youtubes on www.ebcpl.org.

Visit Bethel Woods Museum and take the ‘Augmented Reality Tour- Meet me at Woodstock’. Watch the website for additions to the Pavilion concert schedule.

Register for Youth programs: Forestburgh Playhouse Summer Academy, NCA’s Arts Academy (akiko@SCCOplayers.com) and Bethel Woods PLAY Summer Sessions.

Get tickets now for FB Playhouse’s ‘Under the Stars’. The Johnny Jules Band plays during dinner on Thursday night at the Fat Lady. Follow and drop by SFS Stage’s entertainment in Liberty.

“Support Local 845”: Now that we’re free to roam, stop by the local spots. Catch local entertainment. Send me your news.

Suz Sez, “I’m excited for summer to begin and I can breathe again!”


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