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Thursday, August 16, 2018


Down the Decades

140 Years Ago - 1878

Barlow Hill of Liberty is credited with having the finest team of black ponies in this part of the state.

William McCullough, formerly a prominent merchant doing business in Bethel and Cochecton, in this county, died at Rochester, Minn., on the 17th inst., aged more

Garden Guru


Have you withered under the heat from this past week? How about your garden or flowerbeds? Luckily most of our plants outside will be fine as long as they have enough water. Be careful not to let container plants dry out, but those planted in the ground should be fine with all the rain and 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


Fire-Brand Puts Torch to the Village

The main business districts of many Sullivan County communities have been reshaped over the years by major fires. In Liberty, it was the June 13, 1913 conflagration that wiped out a large part of Main Street. Jeffersonville suffered a major fire on May 10, 1918, Callicoon on February 28, 1888, and more

Bethel Corner




August 10 - The Delaware Young at Heart, a subsidiary organization of the Delaware Youth Center, has offered successful classes on Short Memoir Writing with Dr. Penelope Ghartey as their facilitator. As with all their activities, they invite input from their members and friends concerning the scope more

About Books

About Books

HORSE by Talley English (Knopf). Here's what this novel about a girl and a horse isn't: It isn't a YA story. It's unmistakably a novel by a poet, just one who knows a lot more than you do about girls and horses, and quite a lot of other things, too. Poetic, if that's taken to mean nothing like more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

“A” is for Annuities

Part 1 of 8
An annuity is a contractually executed, relatively low-risk investment product, where the insured (usually, an individual) pays a life insurance company a lump-sum premium at the start of the contract. That money is to be paid back to the insured in fixed, incremental amounts, over more

Kenoza Lake

August 10 - Farm stands have begun to dot our local roads. I frequent the Fosterdale United Methodist Church farm stand, as it is convenient for me and a great cause. Pastor Bill Haggerty has a huge vegetable and flower cutting garden, located right behind the farm stand. There are no posted prices more

Hope for the Day

Who Are You?

One day while in a doctor's waiting room, there were two other strangers besides my husband and me. They were very talkative, and spent time identifying themselves. The woman talked mostly about her diseases and health, and then her family, her children and pet. The man mostly shared about his 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


August 10 - Happy birthday to Thelma Cohen (8/13), Honora Wohl (8/14) and Blythe Sobol (8/15). Happy anniversary to Harris and Robyn Kates (8/16).
According to Sullivan County Historian John Conway, the D & H Canal began operation in 1828, but it was an expansion project in the 1840s that was 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


August 10 - A hearty Happy Birthday to “Gentleman” Roger Ballard whom I met along my route earlier this week while traveling on several of Smallwood's newly paved roads, on my way to the Citgo station and Friends Pub. Maryanne's meatloaf was great, the new chef has done a great job with a 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


ugust 10 - Reminder: A Penny Social is being held to benefit the Jeffersonville First Presbyterian Church & Sunday School on Saturday, August 11th at 5235 State Route 52 (formerly the Jeff Inn - located between Jeff & Kenoza Lake). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with calling at 7:30 p.m.
The Annual more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - August 14

Hello how you all doing. People have been asking me what they could do in Fr. Bill's name. Fr. Bill was involved in the food pantry and the outreach program. To make a donation to the food pantry make your check out to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, PO Box 64, Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Fr. Bill was very more

White Sulphur Springs

August 10 - Reminder to report your news, events, etc. My new phone number is 747-9810.
Birthday Greetings to Sue Hogancamp on August 4th, Melissa Roth-Diehl on August 5th, and Deb Fink on August 8th!
It is with great sadness to report the White Sulphur Springs Fire Dept. Annual Chicken more

Older & Wiser

Free Workshops Empower Stressed Caregivers to Begin in August
LIBERTY, NY - Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free educational series designed to provide informal family caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)'s more


Monticello - July 6

The next meeting of the Sullivan County Philatelic Society will be held Saturday, July 7th at 1 p.m. in the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center.
Located at 2 Jefferson Street, featured will be free stamp collection appraisals of either U.S. or foreign stamps, covers and post- cards.
All more


Narrowsburg - August 7

Did you catch a glimpse of the film crew in Narrowsburg last week? They were here with a New Jersey based break-dancer filming the trailer for next month's Big Eddy Film Festival. You may have seen them doing dance interpretations of “Singing in the Rain” on Main Street, “Risky Business” at the more

Library Directors Corner

In every corner of the world you can find a public library to get lost in for a few hours. These spaces are open to everyone and many provide free wi-fi, access to the internet, quiet spaces to read, local history collections, children's rooms, and a host of other materials, services and programs more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

Faith, Love, Tradition and Change Abound in “Fiddler”

Anyone attempting to do the famed musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will always have to deal with the long shadow created by the Harold Prince/Jerome Robbins original on Broadway that ran for eight years and have to face the fact that their star actor will always be sized up to the one and only Zero 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 - May 11

The requirements to be a paramedic are intense. It is a career choice for the brave at heart and not without consequences. Paramedicine is the highest level of EMS training. A paramedic can perform advanced life support skills such as initiating an IV, administering medications and advanced more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

Operation Attleboro (Part 1 of 2)

Late in my Vietnam tour in 1966, an extensive battle took place from Sept 14th to Nov 24th in a nearby province of Saigon called Tay Ninh. It was named "Operation Attleboro"and involved thousands of Regular North Vietnam (NVA) troops from their 9th Division, against US Army units from more


Highland - August 14

Mark your calendar, put an alert on your phone or if you are “old school”-put a rubber band on your wrist because on Sunday, September 9th, the St Baldrick's Head Shaving Activity Day will be happening in Highland. Lou Monteleone of the Corner Ice Cream Shoppe and the Piazza hand crafted Pizza more

Jewish Culture

The Ninth of Av

This week's article will be a somber one, since in Judaism we are in a time of the year that is the saddest in the Jewish calendar. This upcoming Sunday, the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av, is a fast day and concludes a period of nine days of mourning. On this day the first and the second Temple more


Liberty - August 14

The big news for Liberty this month is the awarding of the Sullivan Renaissance Municipality Partnership “Golden Feather" Award of $250,000 for beautification, code enforcement and creating a healthier and safer community. We wait with bated breath to see how the town chooses to use the money! more

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