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Liberty - September 29

Fran Kurpil - Community Correspondent
Posted 9/28/20

Hello everyone. I was a bit surprised to see several heavy frosts in the last few days. I had just been noticing so many beautiful gardens and silently thanking Bruce Davidson for all the hanging …

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Liberty - September 29

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Hello everyone. I was a bit surprised to see several heavy frosts in the last few days. I had just been noticing so many beautiful gardens and silently thanking Bruce Davidson for all the hanging flower baskets around the Village. Well, I'm enjoying beautiful red leaves on our maples before they blow down.

Panchos Restaurant: We were passing the Liberty Mall on Sullivan Avenue and decided to stop for lunch since our kids had raved about the food. Another great Liberty eatery!! We met the friendly waitress when she brought a basket of warm bread before our order. We had a salad and a hot sub, so delicious. Huge portions must be the reason for a steady stream of guys coming for take-out. I looked up at a customer and said, “John, is that you?”...my question to John Arpino. These days of masks bring a bit of jest at times. John was a co-realtor with me years ago. Now he works for Parksville Homes selling new models. It is always good to have a little chat with John. He's an upbeat guy.

Young Love: We left Panchos and headed to our car in the lot in front. Parked right next to my driver's side, a young man was smiling at me as I got behind the wheel. I said...”hello, you look very happy”. He beamed...”she's singing to me”. I said, “how lucky can you get?” His smiling wife sat beside him singing. He said they recently moved here from Westchester and they love it here. Very happy couple with precious personalities... welcome to Liberty.

Liberty Fire Department: I saw my neighbor, Harry Edwards this morning and stopped to chat. He is part of the volunteer Liberty Department and told me about the fire on Edgar Street. He said it was a very dangerous situation because of the location which was tucked in back of the stores on Chestnut with a fear of spreading. Liberty was so appreciative of the support of departments from Loch Sheldrake, White Sulphur Springs, White Lake and Rock Hill. We have to monetarily support our fire departments. As winds pick up and chimneys heat up, we need to think about the fact that they have our backs.

Joint Training: Liberty Fire Department is working with its neighbors on joint training events to keep everyone's skills sharp and will be training with White Sulphur Springs this week. God bless them all… our heroes if we ever need them.

The Tap Room: A bit of activity noticed at the location on Lake Street at the location where BOCES offices were, plans going ahead for a welcome new business. Also, driving up Lake Street you can't miss beautiful work done on the entry to the Munson Diner property. The owners certainly have done wonders to the once humble relic from the Seinfeld Show. The food is always great and there is a family feeling there. Bravo Lake Street. (anyone know where the lake is..ha)

Liberty Central School: So many challenges have been faced to get ready for this unique school year and the challenges continue, but it is agreed by parents that Liberty teachers and administration are doing an outstanding job getting our kids connected and engaged in their studies. Lots of Liberty Pride, says local Dad, John Liddle (Deputy County Manager).

Mail In Ballots: I never gave it any thought until today as I notice no pick-up, no delivery, no explanation. I was waiting for my Democrat.

What a gorgeous September day. Every year I love to see Poppy Kelly's maple trees in brilliant red here on California Ave. After the few frosty mornings, today feels like summer. My quick trip to Liberty Market a little while ago was comforting. I saw our special Harriet Forshay busy at work directing traffic and a full line of school buses going into the school lot. Getting back to normal will be a blessing.

Liberty Library: I spoke to Marjorie Linko, Director of the Library. She had a special program planned with Sims Foster on Monday, October 5th at 10:30. It will still take place, but with social distancing, in-person registration is full. So if you are not on the list, you can access the program by Zoom if you will email lib@rcls.org by Sunday, Oct. 4th by 5pm or by calling the library at (845) 292-6070.

Story Time On Lawn: At Liberty Library. For Toddlers and Pre-schoolers on Wednesday's @10:30 in Fall, as weather permits. Families should bring a blanket to sit on and wear masks. Call Library to register. That sounds so nice. I'm sure it is very appreciated.

Chestnut Street Apartments: The beautiful, new apartment building at 196 Chestnut Street has been fully rented. I was told there was such demand that a lottery was used, and those on the list were lucky. One bedroom with lower level laundry for $360 plus utilities, a large parking lot and convenient location, a very welcome business in the Village.

Bye for now. I will continue to try to get positive feedback on Town and Village happenings. A special thank you to John Liddle for always responding.

Keep safe and God bless the USA.

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