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November 4, 2022

Susan Brown Otto
Posted 11/4/22

So, in case you may not be aware of it, the annual White-Tail deer rut is in full swing. This is the time of the year when the bucks are actively seeking out does to mate. The annual courting ritual …

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Kenoza Lake

November 4, 2022


So, in case you may not be aware of it, the annual White-Tail deer rut is in full swing. This is the time of the year when the bucks are actively seeking out does to mate. The annual courting ritual is quite amazing to watch. Bucks may spar over does.  They may rub their antlers on trees or scrape up the ground.  Heads up when you drive as all caution is thrown to the wind by the deer at this time of the year.

The Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women’s group will be holding their annual Election Day Soup, Chili & Krispy Kreme doughnut sale on Election Day, at the Kenoza Lake Firehouse. The doughnuts should be there by 7:30. Soup & chili sale begins at 10:00, soup & chilli, $4 for a pint and $8 a quart. All doughnuts, both glaze and filled are $10.00

ELECTION DAY 2022! Can there be any more campaign signs out there?  I am a big believer in the election day campaign sign barometer.  Some signs are better than others. The metal ones are tricky to get in the ground, with all the rocks that we have. The corrugated plastic board signs are better and can be resurfaced for future use.

Congratulations to my editor, Joe Abraham on being selected as a Sullivan County Pride recipient! Well deserved. 

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country.

In view of the recent incident at the Nancy and Paul Pelosi home in San Francisco, California, and the elevated divide in our country, I am of the opinion is that we must condemn all hate and violence. This is true for the left and the right sides of the political spectrum, and red, blue, and purple. This also includes Congressmen and women, Governors and gubernatorial candidates, Supreme Court Justices and locally, in the Village of Monticello. No violence, no hate. At the end of every Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church service we sing, God Be with You till We Meet Again. Then we follow that with Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with me. A great song with a great message.  

I love pizza. I think I could have pizza seven days a week. I recently stopped by Michelangelo’s Italian restaurant that is under new ownership. Two thumbs up on the pizza.  DELICIOUS!  Check’em out.Belated THANK YOU to the 52 Wine Store in Jeffersonville who so generously donated a gorgeous wine basket for the recent Kenoza Lake Fire Company’s Roast Beef dinner. If you are looking for a special Thanksgiving or Christmas present, please stop by and check out their selection of wine and spirits. Tom is an excellent consultant and the gift baskets they make will truly wow you. Best wishes to Sue Bodenstein on your upcoming retirement.  I will miss your wonderful store and seeing you in your store. Best wishes to you.  

I was at a local post office yesterday and heard some chirping.  Sure enough, there were 20 baby chicks that were shipped from Iowa.  Adorable. This is not the first time that I have heard or seen baby chicks at a local post office.

I was saddened to see that the beautiful maple trees along Route 17B and the White Lake cemetery were recently cut down. They were spared about ten years ago, even though they were beginning to die. Meanwhile, I was ELATED to see that someone FINALLY cut down the dangerous sumac bushes by the old Fern Hotel in downtown Kenoza Lake.  A deadly car accident was waiting to happen while those sumac bushes were there, as folks were turning off Route 52, from Jeffersonville, making the left onto Old Taylor Road. The sight distance is very much improved. THANK YOU whomever cut down the sumac bushes.

Full moon on Election Day, November 8th! Also, a lunar eclipse.  Below is an excerpt from the Old Farmers’ Almanac:

“November’s full Beaver Moon reaches peak illumination in the morning hours of Tuesday, November 8—Election Day! In addition, the Beaver Moon will also be plunged into a total lunar eclipse! 

When to See November’s Full Moon

The Beaver Moon reaches peak illumination in the morning hours of Tuesday, November 8, at 6:02 A.M. EST. 

A “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse

This year, November’s Beaver Moon is accompanied by a total lunar eclipse! During a lunar eclipse, the Moon, Sun, and Earth stand in a line with the Earth in the middle, causing our planet’s shadow to be cast onto the Moon. This gives the full Moon a reddish, coppery hue, as well as the nickname “Blood Moon.” Read more about what a Blood Moon is—and isn’t.

This total lunar eclipse will be visible from most of North America, reaching its maximum at approximately 6:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 8. Be sure to convert to your local time zone to find out when to look for the eclipse! In the Eastern U.S. and Canada, the Moon will be very close to setting at this time, so try to find a location with a clear view of the western horizon.

The Beaver Moon

Why the “Beaver” Moon? This is the time of year when beavers begin to take shelter in their lodges, having laid up sufficient stores of food for the long winter ahead. During the time of the fur trade in North America, it was also the season to trap beavers for their thick, winter-ready pelts. By the way, the Lakota and Dakota Native American Tribes also called the November full moon, the Deer Rutting Moon. 


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