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Liberty - April 13

Fran Kurpil - Community Correspondent
Posted 4/12/21

Happy Spring: It's Fran DeFilippi Kurpil, I am happy to see the robins on my budding maple and to hear some little finches nesting in our front hedge. It's time to get outside raking and away from …

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Liberty - April 13

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Happy Spring: It's Fran DeFilippi Kurpil, I am happy to see the robins on my budding maple and to hear some little finches nesting in our front hedge. It's time to get outside raking and away from worldly worries for a bit.

Library Vote: April 13th…Today. Support our wonderful library. I will soon need a good book to read in the evening. I like murder mysteries if anyone has a suggestion.

Old Friends: I spoke a few weeks ago with Lisa Cronk who is now living over the border to our north, since we sold her home on Aden Rd. She said that Canada has the same covid mask requirement but she is doing well, living near her family. Another of my real-estate contacts was with Margaret Longo whose house I had listed. She is now living in Central Valley, close to one of her sons. We chatted about her work with BOCES when she lived here and she said she misses Liberty, but is adapting, with an apartment instead of a big house like she had.

Riverside Remedies: In Callicoon. Dr. Gene Burns, our grandson, has been extremely busy dispensing the vaccine. God bless him. Calm, organized, knowledgeable and professional!!

Looking For A Rental Apartment: Our Mike knows a great couple who need a Liberty apartment. The Main Street place they have lived in for many years was sold. They have a few months time. No brokers fee involved.

This Old House: We've lived here since 1956, you know, wood floors, glass door knobs, transom windows made into little doors by Sammy. There's no place like home. The other day, I received a contact on Facebook from one of our first neighbors. Debbie Tedesco was a little red-haired tot back then, now a grandma. She forwarded some old pictures that brought back some great memories. Her Mom, Dorothy, had gorgeous flower gardens that extended down to our backyard and a rail fence in front that was covered with red rose vines.

Liberty Board Of Education: Anyone who is interested in running for the Liberty Board should contact the school business office for an application as soon as possible. (845-292-6171). Joyce Teed, Board member, notified me of this opening. The Board of Education is such an important part of our local school, establishing operational policies, setting educational goals and standards, developing the annual school budget and balancing educational needs with community resources. Call the office for more details. Get involved.

Town Organizational Meeting: Held on Monday, April 5th.

Joan Stoddard was appointed Deputy Mayor. In my town contacts I have found Joan to be very responsive and I feel she is a good fit for the job. Good luck, Joan.

Village Clean-Up: May 11 to 13…from 7:30 to 3:00 p.m. A dumpster is at the Highway Department Garage for trash. No charge and no permits needed. No brush or yard waste. I'm hoping neighborhoods will work together for a clean-up in their areas.

Supervisor DeMayo: Things are moving forward in Parksville. Frank says they are meeting with Tom Caltaballatta, formerly from the Dead End Cafe, in an effort to secure the corner lot on Short Street and Main for development of a small public park which would really help the re-development of Parksville. Tom would like to donate the property with consideration given to naming the park in recognition of his deceased wife, the love of his life, Michelle. My own memory of Michelle is precious. We often had our Chamber meetings there at the Dead End, and she and Tom went out of their way to make it the best. A park, there in her memory, is a perfect idea.

Pattern For Progress Community ReBuilders Program: The focus is on the redevelopment of Parksville Main Street area eventually extending beyond Parksville properties and open space. Our group was chosen to participate with other Hudson Valley applicants.

Sullivan Renaissance: I often think of this great beautification program that was begun by Sandra Gerry many years ago. Her insight and ability to motivate volunteers has been a God-Send. The Paid Summer Intern Program: I'm not sure if there are openings at this time, but if you are a student perhaps building your resume, and would enjoy working with community leaders in hands-on services, why not contact Sullivan Renaissance, P.O. Box 311, Liberty, N.Y. 12754 or call (845) 292-2445.

Bye for now. Stay safe. Let us thank the good Lord for our blessings.

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