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Liberty - April 28

Fran Kurpil - Community Correspondent
Posted 4/27/20

A Long Vacation: There are positives about a long vacation. We have to look at it that way. I am staying home but yesterday decided to take a little drive just to get out. I needed a mask to go into …

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Liberty - April 28

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A Long Vacation: There are positives about a long vacation. We have to look at it that way. I am staying home but yesterday decided to take a little drive just to get out. I needed a mask to go into the gas station, and in just that short time my glasses were fogged. Would be difficult to wear for long.

It is hard to believe this whole scene everywhere. I chatted with Lisa Cronk in Canada yesterday. She said they are following the same restrictions there. She lived here on Aden Road till I sold her house a few years ago. She is an amazing lady. She says she is ninety-five but that is hard to believe because she is so sharp. She has family in Canada, so after Bob passed, she moved to be closer to them. It is great to stay in touch with her.

REAL ESTATE: I spoke with Bonnie Gipson, Broker-Owner of Peters Realty.

She said she's getting a lot of people looking to sell their homes or looking to come up and purchase them when the pandemic is over, believing people from the five boroughs want to live in less crowded areas. So the phones have been busier than usual.

TOWN: A little bit from Supervisor Frank DeMayo, who said the town board have been holding their meetings on Zoom and they are posted on the website. So he is keeping up with business and promised to keep me in the loop for good news. SKATE PARK & other parks are closed.

NICK RUSIN, Assistant to the Supervisor, is busy working with Joanne and Vincent McPhillips and Sullivan Renaissance on ordering flowers that will be planted. The hanging baskets will also be hung around the Village. I always look at those gorgeous baskets and think Pestech must have some magic water that they use when they take care of those baskets. Many thanks to all these volunteers.

FARMERS' MARKET: I don't know if others miss the Market being down in the big parking lot near Darbee Lane where it was easy to park and shop. One of the vendors told me they did not do as well in the School Street lot.

LIBERTY MALL: I spoke to Jim Donahue, the Manager at the Mall and he said, in addition to the Visitor's Center, BOCES offices will be opening there. The long-empty billboard is under contract. It is so prominent and a great place to advertise. It will be a very welcome site.

STAYING HOME: A friend posted a quick biscuit recipe. The flour was mixed with beer. Since I miss my rye bread, I thought maybe beer would make a good taste. I didn't like it, so put it out for the birds. Now I know birds do not like beer. Oh well. My LIVING MAGAZINE for this month had a section on refurbishing efforts by various home owners with pictures. I was surprised to see one was a couple who bought in Callicoon. Very interesting to see old barn beams used in the picture of the dining room. It says, “the couple's home sits on 14 woodland acres that roll down to a wide trout-filled creek”.

A LITTLE PERSONAL GOOD NEWS: Our grand-daughter, Dr. Kathleen Burns Brandt and her husband Dr. TJ Brandt were blessed with their baby son, Austin James, weighing 8 lbs. on the 21st. Kathleen has been working with Dr. Delgado. The day before, we had a double birthday party in our yard...keeping distance...for Grampa Sam Kurpil and Grand-daughter, Veronica Gieger, who share a birthday. A very happy, busy week. Since things are so quiet around the area, I'm glad to get any feedback and ideas to pursue.

Stay safe and keep in touch.

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