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Thursday, May 25, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for May 23, 2017

130 Years Ago - 1887
Justice Oliver Hofer is on the sick list.
Lewis Knise of North Branch was in town on Monday.
John Sander has rented the farm of Jacob Sander on the Sixteen.
John Zahorik Sr. of Callicoon called on us Wednesday. Mr. Z. sold his farm last Tuesday to John Link of New more

Garden Guru

Deer resistant perennials

So last week I wrote about deer resistant shrubs and mentioned some perennials as well like Lily of the Valley, Heuchera, Baptisia, Bleeding Hearts, Foxglove.
The truth of the matter is there are a lot of plants out there that the deer don't like. This time of the year you may see creeping more

The Job Coach

Why do you want to work here?

Why do you want to work here?
In a previous article, I talked about answering the question, “what is your greatest weakness?” As you may recall, this is a traditional interview question - a common question that you can anticipate getting at some point during an interview. And because you know more


A Play There Is, My Lord

There is unquestionably a tendency these days to think of the entertainment that made Sullivan County hotels so famous in the first half of the 20th Century strictly in terms of comedy, but while the influence of the so called Borscht Belt on American comedy cannot be overstated, there was more more

Bethel Corner

Bethel: The Corner - May 23

Birthday wishes to Ron Borella, Blake Levine, Jake Rubin, Mike Freaney, Scott McBride, Ruby Gold, Jonathan Fox, Diane Lorino, Eric Kashan, Maureen O'Meara, Claudia Dietz, and Maria Frangipane.
Congratulations to Kristin Hackett on her Law School graduation! Kudos to Taste of NY Inaugural Craft more


Callicoon - May 19

May 19 - Tomorrow, Saturday May 20 the Lego Open Play will be at the Western Sullivan Public Library in Callicoon from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Callicoon United Methodist Women will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Church Hall. All women friends of the church are welcome more

About Books

About Books - May 12

THERE YOUR HEART LIES by Mary Gordon (Pantheon). For a great writer, Gordon seems oddly forgettable between books. Maybe it's her plain, whitebread American name and her sensation-free (scandal-free) career. It sure isn't because of the brilliant novels and stories (stories as good as any in our more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

THE 401(k) PLAN

(3 of 5)
Last week we discussed how a 401(1c) works and how you can distribute the funds at any time under certain conditions. Today, let's continue the area of distribution and examine the RMD.
Required minimum distributions (RMDs) begin at age 101/2, unless the more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - May 19

Many readers of this column may know that most does in this area get bred by bucks during the end of October and the beginning of November. A very few does may get bred earlier and some may be bred later, but the majority are bred during this period. And with an average 201-day gestation period now more

Hope for the Day

My Mother's Hands

A few years ago my granddaughter Dylan discovered my “old-lady” hands. She amused herself by wiggling and pulling up the loose skin on the back of my hands.
A couple weeks later I was in the hospital being prepped for a minor same-day surgery. It was time to insert the intravenous. When an more

Veterans Voice

My personal experiences …

Vietnam ended for me during May 1969 when I was seriously wounded on “Hamburger Hill.” Hill 937 was located in the Ashau Valley, a stronghold and Headquarters for the North Vietnam Army, located along the Ho Chi Minh trail, by means of Cambodia and Laos zigzagging along the western border of more


Woodridge- May 5

May 5 — Belated birthday greetings to Gloria Kantrowitz (4/22), Paul Pirnos (4/24), Benjamin Kasofsky, Carl McGuire and Michael Storms (4/26), Adam Pavloff (4/27), Morgan Williams (4/28), Adam Dohrenwend (4/29), Shawn Wiles (4/30), Kathy Shapiro and Michael Weiner (5/1), Stephen Miller (5/2), Arne more


January 21

It's been awhile since I have written. The holidays arrived, we were busy and then the weeks somehow got away from me and one week turned into another and then another.
So here we are, into the New Year, 2014, and I am back. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that the New Year more


Smallwood/Mongaup Valley - May 19

Bob and June Barrett are elated to share the news that their daughter, Catherine, was awarded a Fulbright Grant. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program which aims to increase understanding between the United States and foreign countries. Congratulations on receiving more

Greening Sullivan

Summing up

I am going to take a leave of absence from this weekly column. It has been a privilege to share ideas with you to solve a problem about which I care very deeply.
I know that we share a common concern that our Earth is losing its ability to support human life. I am puzzled that so many hesitate more


Jeffersonville - May 19

A big “thank you”” to the vendors and patrons that came out on a bleak chilly, rainy Saturday to attend the Block Party. Congratulations to the “Artist Pantry” who enjoyed their ribbon cutting and Grand Opening the same day.
Vita's Farm Market on Route 52 has opened for the season with pretty more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - May 23

Oh my goodness it feels like summer is here early. I think I like the cold better, no bugs or allergies. I really do like winter. I love to shovel snow when it is not too heavy and wet. I like to put a sweater on to warm up. When it is hot out there is just so many pieces of clothing you can take more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - May 19

May 19 — Last week Ron and Nancy Menges of Lake Marie Road attended the graduation of their granddaughter, Tiffany DeNaro, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Tiffany is the daughter of Mark and Kathy (Menges) DeNaro. Congratulations, Tiffany.
Thanks to all the volunteers who more

Older & Wiser


Getting older doesn't mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Take Barbara Hillary for example. A nurse more


Monticello - April 21

April 18 — The Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the E.B. Crawford Public library went over beautifully with the children having so much fun that I'm sure in the future something else will be planned for these young people. Adults as well as children enjoyed this event.
Don't forget the Lego Club more


Narrowsburg-May 23

May 23 — It doesn't matter if you have lived in Narrowsburg for only one year or forty years, most of us can say we know Elaine Giguere and of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) . One resident remembers Elaine and her husband Tom DeGaetano coming to Narrowsburg and getting involved in the more

Library Directors Corner

Livingston Manor Free Library

The Livingston Manor Free Library is a community focused, learning center that serves residents located within the Livingston Manor Central School district.
I'm pleased to have taken over as Library Director in May of 2016, and look forward to offering continued, quality service to our patrons. more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

'To Kill a Mockingbird'

“Miss Jean Louise. Stand up. Your father's passing.”
I got to watch one of my favorite lines ever performed this past Tuesday on the Forestburgh Playhouse stage. Indeed Harper Lee's “To Kill A Mockingbird” has several memorable quotes that make it a literary classic. Maybe that's why there more

Give Us Paws

A hairy matter

You're really lucky to be human: you get to choose what you wear. Longer days and warmer weather make us want to change our wardrobe and get the lighter, brighter attire ready to wear. Pets? They each get one coat, with underwear that sheds in bits and pieces, all over the place. And no fur-bearing more

EMS Coordinator

EMS week

EMS Week is May 21-27. In 1974, President Gerald Ford wanted to recognize EMS personnel and the important work they do in our nation's communities. In the 70's, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

The Mysterious Congo (Part 5)

The previous four episodes of our adventures in the Congo have covered some interesting flights, particularly because our #3 engine had an inoperative starter, necessitating starting that engine during take-off roll—and either aborting or continuing the take-off, depending on both the more


Highland - May 23

This is a Memorial Day story of two Freds. The first Fred is my father who was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He and his six brothers were orphaned as children. My father and his brothers were “taken in” by our Aunt Kate who raised them. Harry the oldest quit school at 14 years old and went to more

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