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January 11, 2022

Suzanne White
Posted 1/11/22

Birthday wishes to Ellie Willow, Todd, Bob Ernst, Mike Fisher, Kirsten H Foster, Laurie Halbert, Pat Murtagh, Shambhavi Christian, Danielle Gaebel, Helena Manzione, Robin McClernon, Kathleen Lasher, …

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January 11, 2022


Birthday wishes to Ellie Willow, Todd, Bob Ernst, Mike Fisher, Kirsten H Foster, Laurie Halbert, Pat Murtagh, Shambhavi Christian, Danielle Gaebel, Helena Manzione, Robin McClernon, Kathleen Lasher, and Rita Townsend.

Our condolences extend to Davina and the family and friends of Lawrence ‘Larry’ Belling. Sympathy to the family of Douglas Smith Jr.

We lost a legend: Betty White.

PSA: Follow mandates. Mask. Test. Get vaccinated and boosted. Locations: vaccines.gov. Text your zip code to 438829. Call 800-232-0233. FMI: 845-807-0925. SC Public Health - 292-5910. Mental Health - 292-8770. Natl Suicide Prevention Lifeline- ‘988’.

Sullivan Co has a poor health rating as it is. You should consider that our neighbors may have underlying health issues, making us all more susceptible to the contagious virus strains. If you feel you can’t trust the shot, are arrogant enough to think ’Covid-Omnicron’s not a problem for me’ or ‘why should I care for others?’, at the least, it shouldn’t be too much of a bother to don a mask.

To Do: Send me your news and local events. Use Townofbethelny.us for info. The Town of Bethel Board meetings, held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, are now available on Zoom. Get the link info for the 12th and stay informed: Pine Grove roadwork, ‘Community Climate Action Plan’, the solar, airport, Smallwood BESIDE projects and more.

Heat cost issues? Contact Town about the CEAP Heat-Energy program or HEAP@sullivanny.us (807-0142).

Food insecurity still exists in our community, so continue donating nonperishable food to Shephards Pantry (WL Church).

Take to the Trails: Enjoy Bethel’s Heritage and SC Dove Trails, the Smallwood Reserve, or use Trailkeeper.org.

Book Eagle Watch Bus Tours for 1/15, 2/5, 12 with DHC at DelawareHighlands.org.

Sign up for yoga class with Ora Ramat in Bethel or Miriam (www.miriamhernandez.com) in Jeff.

Business Watch: Check sullivanny.us/Departments/workforcedevelopment/HotJobs for work. Support and patronize year-round local businesses and BBA Members: Use www.bethelbusiness.com as a reference/ directory. BBA is looking to fill Board seats in ‘22. If you are an interested member, contact bethelnybba@gmail. com. Heard on the street: Benji & Jake’s will be open! Rock Hill’s Brew has closed.

If you haven’t already, sign up for food orders through Catskills Food Hub. Order fresh produce all year through Monteleone Gardens. Shop JavaLove on line!

Do a long weekend stay-cation at the Kartrite!

Keep local history alive and donate to “The Max & Miriam Yasgur Barn Restoration Project” GoFundMe.com page.

Crawford Library hosts ‘Oliver King presenting the “I Have a Dream’’ speech, on the 13th at 6pm on Zoom (Reg in advance). It will be followed by discussion with Sandra Fields, President of the SC NAACP chapter.

Cab Frank’s hosts Game Days, ‘Caswyn Moon’s Open Mic’ on Wednesdays, ‘Cab’raoke’ on Thursdays, and live music on weekends -‘Static in the Attic’ performs on the 15th.

Celebrate Martin L. King Day with a good deed and kindness toward others. Federal offices, post offices, banks and area schools are closed.

Get ready to Renaissance on the 19th at the G2R Winter Symposium- on Zoom. Applications are also available on line. Check Sullivanrenaissance.org for more information.

Culture: Support the arts! Bethelwoodscenter.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org (845-985-4722), Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, scdw.net, Crawford Library: www.ebcpl.org (845-794-4660).

Crawford has on-going programs for children, teens and adults to look into.

SC Dramatic Workshop holds auditions on Jan. 15 and 16th at the Rivoli Theater for May performances of ‘Wait until Dark’. Contact: keithprince.scdw@gmail.com.

HPAC offers ‘Sing 2’ Jan 14-16th (Fri and Sat 6pm and Sun 2pm).

Suz Sez, There are far too many fitting MLK quotes for our times, however, I will leave you with these: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” and “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”


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