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Somebody recently told me that it’s hotter “than the hinges on the gates of hell outside” which sounds just about on the money to me. Fortunately, there are some fine local organizations doing their annual chicken BBQ events which means my stove does not have to be adding to the oppressive heat in the house. As I do every year, I already have ordered my tickets to the Lumberland Fire Department BBQ that will take place at the Fire House for an eat in or take out chicken dinner on Saturday, July 30 between 3 - 6 pm. The dinner includes really good chicken, potato salad, corn on the cobb, homemade coleslaw, a roll, a drink, and dessert. The event will also feature a bake sale.
The Lumberland Fire House is located at 1088 route 31 in Glen Spey and all proceeds go to support the wonderful work of the Fire Department. The dinner tickets are $14.00 and can be purchased by texting Bosco at 845-701-3579 or Ann 845-701-2873 then held at the door or by contacting the Bisland Insurance Agency in Glen Spey at 845-856-6180. But hurry-and order your tickets as this event always sells out.
The next really good chicken BBQ is coming up on Sunday August 7th from noon until 5 pm and it is sponsored by the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Yulan’s Parish Council. The dinner is a half of a chicken expertly cooked by the members of the parish’s Knights of Columbus, served with potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, corn, a beverage, and a choice of a homemade dessert. Tickets are $18.00 and $9.00 for kids and you may purchase tickets after Mass (5 pm on Saturdays or at 11:15 am on Sundays) at the door if they are not sold out or by contacting the rectory at 845-557-8512. The dinner will also feature a themed basket raffle and games. The chicken BBQ will be held in the covered pavilion behind the Church which is located at 25 Beaver Brook Road in Yulan. For more information call Father Richard at the rectory number listed above.
This past weekend I went to some yard sales with a friend. One place we visited was the iconic Ecce Bed and Breakfast home which is truly a jewel tucked away on Silverfish Road in Barryville. This five-bedroom home sits on sixty natural acres and is perched on a bluff some three hundred feet above the Delaware River with sweeping views of the New York and Pennsylvania mountains. In 2004 the home was bought by Alan Rosenblatt and Kurt Kreider who turned it into an award-winning Bed & Breakfast which was featured in many magazines including being named one of the top twenty-five B&B in the United States by Trip Advisor. It is a beautiful site that featured two very charming hosts. But earlier this year Alan and Kurt announced that the house is now up for sale and after fifteen very successful years in the hospitality business they are retiring to Arizona. The yard sale was a lot of fun and we can only thank Alan and Kurt for being such great neighbors and members of our community and wish them well on their much-deserved retirement.


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