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Bethel - February 2

Suzanne White - Correspondent
Posted 2/2/21

Happy birthday to Mario Pannullo, Tom Morse, Jen Metzger, Danielle Stratton, Linda Charpentier, Amy Lyn Goodstein, Henri Shawn, Kathy Bunce, Barbra Lerner, Greg Goldstien, and Michael Schleifer. …

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Bethel - February 2


Happy birthday to Mario Pannullo, Tom Morse, Jen Metzger, Danielle Stratton, Linda Charpentier, Amy Lyn Goodstein, Henri Shawn, Kathy Bunce, Barbra Lerner, Greg Goldstien, and Michael Schleifer.

Covid can't stop love! Best wishes to Sara and Joe Bonacci, married on January 21st. Congratulations to Ed Berens and Tom Peters who were married last week!

Our condolences and thoughts to the family and friends of Marilyn Gottlieb who passed on the 28th. Our sympathy extends to Virginia Morey Trojan and family. Michael, Ginny's husband, passed recently.

Kudos to the newest US Citizens, sworn in at the Supreme Court State of NY Final Hearing for Naturalization with Hon. James Farrell, Russell Reeves and others presiding, on the 28th of January.

Public Service and Covid Alert: Continue wearing a mask and testing while Covid and new strains still circulate. Be vigilant, do the research and make an appointment to get vaccinated.

Reminder: You're only fully protected with the second dose. In the interim, consider the flu or pneumonia shot with your doctor.

The local Callicoon pharmacy, www.riversideremedies, is taking appointments. Use the state “Am I Eligible” app or call 833-NYS-4VAX for scheduling. FMI contact SC Public Health, who have gotten great reviews. If traveling, know area Health Department restrictions.

Federal and State stimulus aid is renewing. For those collecting UI or PUA benefits, you need to continue certification and part time workers now file in hourly rates. Financial assistance, PPP, small business loan applications, and SVO Grants are also available. Use www.sba.gov, follow SC Public Health or the NYS.Gov sites.

Town of Bethel - 583-4350. Community Assistance - 807-0925. Public Health - 292-5910. Mental Health - 292-8770. Times have been tough. Mind your health and if you need help, turn to a professional, a tele-health visit or open up to a friend. Use jsanchez@sullivan180.org for monthly ‘Suicide Prevention Training' program info.

Food Security: Make donations to the local pantries needing our support: Shephard's Pantry - 583-5885. SCFH -Veterans - 794-2604. If you need assistance, contact Meals on Wheels - 807-0241.

To Do: For assistance with Bethel CEAP (heat) or the Smoke CO2 Alarm programs, call 583-4350. For Bethel Property Tax payment information, call TOB ext 108. Volunteer at the Bethel Dog Park by calling 583-4350 x102.

Grow your business and join the Bethel Business Association at the 2021 discounted rate. FMI: bethelnybba@gmail.com. Stop by the Duggan Past Perfect Bookstore. Check out www.scboces.org or Crawford Library www.ebcpl.org programs.

Contact Sullivanrenaissance.org to get your town involved this year! Support SPCA fundraisers hosted on Fb ‘Sullivan County SPCA Prize Wheel'. Be generous and buy a heart for the HeartAThon and support the February 19th event at www.wsul.com.

Catch Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, February 2nd. If he sees his shadow, we endure six more weeks of winter. Register by the 2nd for Bethel Parks and Rec Youth ‘First Saturday of the Month Event”, ‘Valentine Fun', on the 6th. Held outside at the KL Fireman's Pavilion, options are to pick up the ‘Take Home Activity' or attend in-person crafting (and play in the snow) at 11am or 1pm, 583-5360. Email bethelnyparksandrec@gmail.com for forms.

P&R has resumed ‘Dance It Off' at Duggan on Thursdays at 6pm. There will be no indoor ‘Walk the Halls' this season, but meet at Duggan parking on Mondays at 4:30pm to ‘Walk Lakeside'.

Look forward to a very special “LV Super Bowl” with the AFC Kansas City Chiefs vs the NFC Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the 7th, on CBS at 6:30pm.

Note that 7,500 health care workers were offered free guest tickets. ‘The Weekend' is scheduled for the Halftime show and “It takes All of Us” Honorary Captains, Trimaine Davis, educator, Suzie Dorner, nurse manager, and Marine Vet James Martin will take part in the coin toss. Pregame, Amanda Gorman will recite an original poem highlighting these community individuals. Also, renditions of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful stand to be a treat. I can't wait!

Culture: Support area artists and art centers: DVAA's upcoming show opens the 13th.

“Support Local 845”: Keep community businesses afloat. Shop our area retail, services and restaurants.

Suz Sez, “After the full moon and the big freeze, I await the thaw.”


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