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Saturday, November 25, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for November 17, 2017

140 Years Ago - 1877
The Democratic majority in New York will be about 15,000. The Senate is Republican and the Assembly is Democratic. Plurally in Pennsylvania will be about 12,000. The Greenback vote was very large.
The Post Office report of its operations for the fiscal year show a nominal more

Garden Guru

When good bugs go bad

The weather has turned colder and even though fleas and ticks are still a concern, mosquitoes and deer flies won't be biting you any time soon. Ants are not very active anymore and millipedes and earwigs shouldn't be a problem around the house. Last week I told you how to get rid of those pesky 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


Hotel keeper's son committed historic murder

Until a fateful day in the fall of 1931, tall, wiry Albert Tannenbaum was much like many other sons of Sullivan County hotel families of the day. He worked hard at the family's resort all summer, doing whatever needed to be done to make sure the guests were happy, receiving no pay until the season more

Bethel Corner



Callicoon - November 24

I hope everyone enjoyed a very special Thanksgiving yesterday.
Birthday wishes go out to a very special Aunt of mine, Aunt Ruthie Dailey on December 1.
The Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held at the Delaware Youth Center today on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to more

About Books

About Books - November 17, 2017

THE MIDNIGHT LINE: A JACK REACHER NOVEL by Lee Child (Delacorte). I get tempted, sometimes, to say—just to pop your eyes a little—well, maybe this new Reacher isn't all that hot; but you wouldn't believe me, anyway. In fact, this one might actually be a little better than most, and that's just as 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

Kenoza Lake - November 24

My sister Ginny Davis advises me that a snowy owl was spotted in northwest Pennsylvania, near Lake Erie. You may recall that it was at the time of Thanksgiving 2013, when I was so fortunate to see Joni, the Snowy Owl that was in the Bethel area, during the historic Snowy Owl eruption in late more

Hope for the Day

Changing seasons

The pain of the past and the sins of the present can hold us in bondage when we allow the victim that we once were to still control our lives. Because of insecurities, fears and rebellious thinking, stubbornness and pride, we place ourselves in a box of our own design and hold ourselves captive 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 - November 24

Happy birthday to Sabrina AboHussien (11/24) and Melissa Pirnos (11/28) and happy anniversary to Kenny and Barbara Kalter, who celebrate on 11/24.
The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop has started their 2018 Fund Raising Campaign. They are based in the Rivoli Theater in South Fallsburg and are 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

Birthday wishes to Dorothee Doty, Karl Ruhland, Maryrose Morey, Rosemary DeCamp, and Steve Morey.
Happy Anniversary to Steve and Sue White on the 25th and Jim and Sammy Killilea on the 28th.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Smallwood - Mongaup Valley F.D. would like to thank all those who 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 - November 24

Michael Manzolillo of White Sulphur Springs, NY (formerly of Jeffersonville, NY) was born on November 19, 1927 in Elmhurst, NY. He celebrated his 90th birthday on two occasions.
His wife, Margaret Morton and the following guests: Victor & Joyce Brooks, Joseph & Roberta Gieger, Helen Wachter, more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - November 14

I hope you are all staying nice and warm in this chilly winter weather. Rain, sleet, hail or snow did not stop The Cochecton Republican Club from serving up their annual chicken bbq dinner on Election Day. I have to say it is the best chicken bbq around. It has a really good tasting rub on it, not more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - November 24

November 24 — Happy Birthday to Evelyn Froehlich on the 18th.
Speedy recovery to Jim Wilbur currently recuperating at Orange Regional after being seriously injured when a tree fell on him.
Linda and Gene DeCarlo returned home Friday from Florida.
Don't forget the annual tree lighting on more

Older & Wiser

Falling is not a normal part of aging

With winter quickly approaching, so is the risk of falling on slippery or icy surfaces. Everyone needs to be careful outside, but falling is much more common among the senior population.
One third of adults over age 65 suffer a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. more


Monticello - October 27

Get well wishes to Matt Monroe, Theresa Cassidy & Marie Sonnenschein.
The Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 has donated $500 to the efforts in Florida and Texas.
The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library are having Yiddish - All Levels classes on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the more


Narrowsburg - November 21

It sure seems like someone changed the way we keep time. There seems to be less minutes in an hour and less hours in the day. It just must be. Just a short time ago we were watching as children were dressed in costume, Trick or Treating and now we see signs of Christmas all around, even though more

Library Directors Corner

School-Library Partnership: “Pause and Read” and “Paws and Read”

If you have recently walked around the downtown area of Wurtsboro, you may have noticed blue panther paws painted on the sidewalks! If you followed them in one direction you would reach the Emma C. Chase Elementary School; in the other direction you would reach the Mamakating Library. This more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

‘The Graduate' - a seductive classic shines at Forestburgh

Growing up listening to Simon & Garfunkel, I was always told that when I was older I would get to see the classic Dustin Hoffman movie “The Graduate.” All the information I could get out of my parents was how the music was so brilliant. When I finally got to see the film, all I could ask was “What 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

Sullivan County recently hosted a forum for EMS providers at the Government Center. A statistical based presentation was given by Assistant County Manager Dan Depew. Most notable within the presentation was the documentation that Sullivan County ambulance services are manning their emergency calls more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

Agent Orange, Pt. 2

The brave airmen who flew Operation Ranch Hand


In my previous column I described a horrible toxin used in Vietnam known as Agent Orange and its devastating effects on both humans and the ecology. Long term it has been known to cause cancer, birth defects and other serious more


Highland - November 21

Most of us have daydreams featuring lounging on a pristine tropical beach and having a frosty Margarita. Not Lou Monteleone-in 2004, he had a dream that did include something frosty-but as in Frosty the Snowman. Lou's big dream was to create an exciting Christmas event for children. A long time more

Jewish Culture

How Hatzalah began

On a nice sunny spring morning in the late 1960's, Rabbi Hershel Weber leaves his home to go to Synagogue. Little did he know how this walk will change his life and the landscape of the Jewish communal organizations. Walking on the streets of Williamsburg (in Brooklyn, NY) Hershel greets his more

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