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Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Down the Decades

100 Years Ago - 1918

Helen Kessler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Kessler of Mileses, aged 11 years, earned a Regents preliminary certificate in June. She also won the Town of Fremont spelling contest. Raymond Knack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Knack of Hortonville, also 11 years old, has more

Garden Guru

Playing the long game.

Customer purchases this spring seem to be like most years when it comes to buying bark mulches versus decorative stone. These days mulch is more affordable than ever, usually running around four bags for ten dollars. That sounds like a great deal and it is, unless you plan on keeping your landscape 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 Crisis of Leadership

Two years ago, then- U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson delivered the keynote address at Sullivan County's annual commemoration of the Revolutionary War Battle of Minisink.

Among other topics Gibson touched on that day, he spoke about the crisis of leadership that led up to a devastating defeat more

Bethel Corner


July 17 - Birthday wishes to Sarah Walder, John Slaver, Pam McDermott, Bill Pammer, Bev Catalano, Jared Hart, Kay, Gerard Aitken, and to our favorite Bethel advocate, Shelly Knepper! Best wishes to Shannon and Gil Suarez. Anniversary wishes to Monica and Ben Morganstein.
To Do List: more


Callicoon News

July 13 - Today, Friday July 13 at the Western Sullivan Public Library Craft Lovers - Free Form, in Callicoon at 4 p.m.
Tomorrow, on Saturday July 14 the annual 10K relay race will take place. The start and finish will be at the Kenoza Lake Firehouse. The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run more

About Books

June 29, 2018

Two likable and admirable novels published within a week of each other seem to insist (though of course they never meant to) on being discussed together:
THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS by Amy Meyerson (Park Row). The more conventional of the two on its surface, a family drama with a romance in it. A 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

July 13 - Greetings to all! What glorious weather we have been having recently. Things are beginning to get dry though and plants need frequent watering. The lawns are getting brown too. Normally, one sees fire flies (electric bugs) in June as well as see the mountain laurel in bloom and ripe more

Hope for the Day

The Next Moment

You just never know what the next moment is going to bring. There's not even a guarantee that we will have a next moment. Life is so uncertain, and every minute of life we are given is a precious gift to hold on to and make the most of.
Recently my husband had been suffering with a serious 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 June 8

WOODRIDGE 2018-6-8
The Mountain Dale Fire Department First Aid Squad is hold a Paint & Sip on Saturday, June 16 at the Mountain Dale Fire House. It runs from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. For a donation of $35.00, paint, canvas and instructions will be provided. Bring your own choice of 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



July 13 - The weather held and the period around the 4th of July though very hot, provided Smallwoodians with the chance to kayak and fish on the lake, swim with the family at the beach, play tennis, traverse the lake road, see some fireworks, experience the new chef at Friends Pub, eat great ice 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



July 13 - Remember, the Jeffersonville JEMS will be hosting “A Taste of India” on Saturday, at 7 p.m. on the Main Street Events Stage, (4912 State Route 52, and Jeffersonville across from Tavern on Main). Featured performances by a studied sitar player, a tabla musician, and a traditional dancer more

Lake Huntington

July 17 - Happy summer, hope you all are having a great time in this heat. I have been spending a lot of time in AC mostly when it rains and moves that nasty pollen around. Saturday I went to Hyde Park for a family reunion of my mother's father's side. Our great grandparents had 4 boys which were more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - July 6

Family and friends gathered at the Dead End Cafe in Parksville to celebrate April Kissel's birthday on Friday June 29th.
Happy Birthday to Josh G. Dewly and Josh Green on July 2nd.
Sue Dewitt will celebrate her birthday on July 8th. Happy birthday to all!!
Don't forget the White Sulphur more

Older & Wiser

OFA Clerical Front Desk Volunteer

OFA Clerical Front Desk Volunteer
We are looking to fill volunteer positions for: front desk for the Office for the Aging. It is stationed in the OFA office in Monticello Government Center. This is an important support position based on interacting with people on the telephone and in person. It 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



July 17 - The Delaware River gets a lot of the glory when people share what they love about Narrowsburg. Yes, the river is spectacular, but my money's on Main Street when it comes to Narrowsburg's best asset. Narrowsburg's one-block long main drag offers so much to local residents, weekenders, and more

Library Directors Corner

Teen Battle of the Books

Parents and teens: If you're looking for a great teen program this summer, with lots of competitive excitement, the opportunity to indulge your love of books, and a chance to meet kids with similar interests, look no further than the Teen Battle of the Books!
Teen Battle of the Books is a more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

"Kiss Me Kate"

The Forestburgh Playhouse is presenting the play-within-a-play musical "Kiss Me Kate". It tells the tale of a troupe of actors who are staging the Shakespeare comedy "Taming of the Shrew". The plot takes us on a romp through the mishaps, misunderstandings and backstage debacles encountered by this 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

AA Saigon

My C-123 "Provider" squadron stationed at Ton Son Nhut airbase at Saigon was tasked with a variety of missions ranging from routine air supply to Army bases and Special Forces outposts, to the dangerous and demanding Tactical Emergency for ongoing combat situations where lives were at more



July 17 - I greatly appreciate the work of Cornell University Cooperative Extension and all the wonderful programs they provide to all sectors of our community. I am on their mailing list and have taken advantage of their seminars and have bought very reasonably priced plants and trees from them. A more

Jewish Culture

The Power of Art

Steve Jobs, the legendary CEO of Apple Inc., is considered one of the leaders of the modern tech industry. An important factor that crafted his vision was his appreciation for design and making his products beautiful. In 2005 he gave the commencement address in Stanford University and he said the more



July 17 - There's a growing philosophy of community-building based on the unshakable foundations of Respect and Equality, encouraging people from all walks of Life to explore and live their unique passions & purpose. Liberty - with its powerful name and beautifully diverse population - is a most more

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