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Bethel - February 9

Suzanne White - Correspondent
Posted 2/9/21

Happy birthday to Anya Romanovna, Amy Kulchinsky, Lou Monteleona, Howard Siegel, Judy Hellman, Morgan Bennett, Jennifer Lilley, Jennifer H VanEtten, Steve Rovitz, Janet Newberg, and Annelise …

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Bethel - February 9

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Happy birthday to Anya Romanovna, Amy Kulchinsky, Lou Monteleona, Howard Siegel, Judy Hellman, Morgan Bennett, Jennifer Lilley, Jennifer H VanEtten, Steve Rovitz, Janet Newberg, and Annelise Gerry.

Anniversary wishes to the Vielandi's and Ellen and Antoine Magliano.

Kudos to the Highway Department for their efforts! It's commendable that Capital Police Officer Brian Sicknick who died on January 6th was honored with a historic Capital Rotunda Viewing Feb 2. Sadly, Tom Moore, 100 year old British Army Veteran who had notably raised 45M for hospitals during Covid, died last week.

Public Service & Covid Alert: Wear a mask. Get tested 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 of some vaccines. Consider the flu or pneumonia shot with your doctor. Use the state “Am I Eligible” app, call 833-NYS-4VAX or contact SC Public Health for scheduling appointments. If traveling, know area Health Department restrictions.

Town of Bethel - 583-4350. Community Assistance - 807-0925. Public Health - 292-5910. Mental Health - 292-8770. Contact jsanchez@sullivan180.org about ‘Suicide Prevention Training' programs. Times have been tough. Mind your health and, if you need help, turn to a professional, a tele-health visit or a friend. Beyond a drink to relax, the levels of ‘self-medicating', alcohol abuse and drug usage are out of control. If you notice changes with a friend, intervene. It may be a moment that will matter. And it could be a matter of life or death.

Relying on Federal and State stimulus aid? For those collecting UI or PUA benefits, continue certification. If you qualify, financial assistance, PPP, small business loans, and SVO Grant applications are available. Use www.sba.gov or NYS.Gov.

Food Security: Donate to local pantries: Shephard's Pantry - 583-5885. SCFH -Veterans - 794-2604. Apply and 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 information, use ext 108. Volunteer at the Bethel Dog Park using ext 102. Parks and Rec is currently running programs and will soon open up summer job applications and more information on line. Use bethelnyparksandrec@gmail.com email or 583-5360 for event registration forms.

It's time to 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. View all the Crawford Library information, calendar and programs for kids to adults on www.ebcpl.org. Contact Sullivanrenaissance.org and get your town involved this year! Support SPCA project on FB ‘Sullivan County SPCA Prize Wheel'. Be generous and support the Heart-A-Thon event next week at www.wsul.com. The funds raised that day do so much for our local hospital and community.

Register for virtual program “Volunteering at Bethel Woods” on Wednesday, the 10th at 6pm using the bethelwoodscenter.org link. TOB P&Rec hosts a Youth Craft on the 10th for K-6 graders at Duggan at 3pm-4:30. In keeping with February Black History Month, sign up for a Crawford Library program on the 11th at 6pm by Oliver King performing “Unconditional Enfranchisement“ as Frederick Douglas. Based on Douglass' “What the Black Man Wants” speech in 1865, it broaches the freedman's right to vote and the right of women to vote. Use ebcpl.org calendar or Ebcpl.libcal.com to register. Oliver King is also featured for six readings of ‘The Fire Next Time' in February through Hurleyvilleartscentre.org. Let's move it! BP&R has resumed ‘Dance It Off' at Duggan on Thursdays at 6pm.

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday, the 14th. Enjoy a long weekend and celebrate President's Day on Monday, the 15th. There is no ‘Walk the Halls' indoors this season, but meet at Duggan parking on Mondays at 4:30pm to ‘Walk Lakeside'.

Culture: Visit Bethelwoodscenter.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Nesinculturalarts.org, Nonnetaandfriends.com, Artistsmarketcc.

com, Vsplonline.kanopy.com and Waynecountyartsalliance.org.

Two exhibits,”Love in the Time of Covid19” and “Threadbare”, open at DVAA on the 13th (limited/reg or visit on website).

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

Suz Sez, “After a tumultuous, emotional year, let's agree that love is the emotion to turn to. Will you be my Valentine?”

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