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Bethel: The Corner

By Suzanne White
Posted 4/25/23

April 25 – Birthday wishes to Nellie Broskin, Chuck Ramat, Laurie Weiss, Mati Friehling, Jaxon Broskin, Vicky V Simpson, Lee Karasik, Susan B Otto, Eli VanEtten, Barry Somerville, Arthur Glick, …

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Bethel: The Corner


April 25 – Birthday wishes to Nellie Broskin, Chuck Ramat, Laurie Weiss, Mati Friehling, Jaxon Broskin, Vicky V Simpson, Lee Karasik, Susan B Otto, Eli VanEtten, Barry Somerville, Arthur Glick, Diane Greenwald, Darlene, and our favorite former resident and volunteer, Erin Lynch Stefl. Special belated birthday wishes to Harley Cutroni, who turned 7 last week!

PSA: SC Health: 845-292-5910. Crisis Lifeline: Call 988. Alcohol-Drug/ Overdose Help: 911 or 866-832-5575.

Bethel News: Town information: www.townofbethelny.us or 845-583-4350. Parks & Rec: 845-583-5360.

The Town Board meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday(IP-Z), Planning Board (IP) the 1st Monday and Zoning (IP) on the 3rd Monday. Attend these meetings, all open at Duggan at 7:30pm, to learn about current issues and voice your opinion.

Prevent wildfires! The NYS Burn Ban is in effect until May 14th. Check DEC.NY.gov for more info and allowances.

Consider volunteering for WL, KL, or the SMV Fire Departments or the Bethel Ambulance Corp. Also, there is a great need for blood donations, so check local Red Cross schedules.

Narcan is available, free, and you can attend a SC Health Dept course to learn how to use it properly.

Business Watch: Patronize BBA member and area businesses. Join the Bethel Business Association (like the fb page). Use www.bethelnybba.com as a services resource. Set up your Business Advertisement in the ‘23 BBA Guide (845-887-5200). Local businesses, Friends, Big Kev’s BBQ, Town Camp and Sullivan 180 are hiring. Bethel Woods asks for volunteers. The local Past Perfect Bookstore would like volunteers to expand their schedule upon opening (845-794-0017).   

Get in Shape: Walk the Smallwood Forest Reserve trail or at the Dog Park. Try Tuesday afternoon pickleball at Duggan (generally, 4pm). Exercise at Duggan on Thursdays at 4:45pm. We can’t wait until the Town Pool and Park or NYS Lake Superior Park open for the season. Explore Delaware Highlands Conservancy-Van Scott Nature Reserve acreage and trails.

Be active with Ora’s Yoga in Bethel (oraramat@gmail.com), Miriam’s Yoga in Jeff (miriamhernandezart@mac.com), Jen’s Drop by the Kauneonga Lake Farmers & Makers Market at Duggan School on the 29th at 11am. This monthly event features farmers, assorted craft vendors and activities. Attend “Spring Fling” on Saturday at the Wurtsboro Veteran’s Memorial Park from 12-3pm. Reserve for DHC’s ‘Foods of Delaware Highlands’ Fundraiser Dinner with a live and silent auction at the Inn at Woodloch on the 29th from 5:30-9pm. Tkt: $185 pp. FMI: delawarehighlands.org or 845-583-1010. Also on Saturday is the SC Chambers’ ‘Passport to Paradise’ Spring fundraiser at Hurleyville PAC at 6pm. Dinner, floor show, dancing, raffles. Tkt: $115pp. 845-791-4200 or www.catskills.com.

Aired to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day, if you have the opportunity, catch PBS’ piece and discussion about ‘The US and the Holocaust’, a documentary directed Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein.

Arts & Culture: Bethel Council of the Arts (fb) or BCA@bethelart.org. Bethelwoodscenter.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Cobaltstudios.net, Delawarehighlands.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, ebcpl.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, sccoplayers.org, scdw.net, shadowlandstages.org and scnyhistory.org.

Support Bethel Woods. The Museum is open daily 10am-5pm and Yasgur’s Farm Lobby Cafe is open 10-3pm (cashless). The Narrowsburg Union hosts the “Come As You Are” Art Exhibit through the 29th.

The Bethel Council of the Arts Exhibition at Narrowsburg Union opens May 6th.

DVAA’s Spring Exhibition, with artists Joni Wehrli and Desmond Beach, runs until May 7th. DVAA is hiring a Development Associate, calling for artist sculptures for the ‘Zoe Comes Home’ production backdrop to be dropped off Thur -Sun and also signing vendors for Riverfest by the 30th. The performance is scheduled for May 5th and 6th. 

Lake Huntington’s ‘Live from Nutshell Hall at the DVOC’ resumes on the 6th. Tkts: CollabonationProductions.com.

Good times out of town: Cabernet Frank’s, Dutch’s, Rafter’s, 17 West Brewery, and May weekends at Bashakill Winery.

Mark the Calendar: Plan on attending the “Metamorphosis” Book signing with the author, Charles Marinaro, on May 6th at the Past Perfect Bookstore at Duggan, 1pm. Donate items now for the Alzheimer’s June 17th Tricky Tray at the WL Firehouse (alztrickytray@gmail.com). Register today using rockhillrun.com for the R4 Rhulen Run on June 17th. KLFarm Market opens for the season on June 24th and the Thursday evening Bethel Lakeside Music Series begins on 6/29. Add “Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom” event at Funky Hippy Chic Boutique on 6/18 and a Monticello Juneteenth Parade on the 19th. Mark Monticello’s “Catskills Revibe”, mural and culture festival, July 8 & 9th and the “Bagel Festival”, August 13th.

Suz sez, “April showers bring May flowers”.


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