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Sunday, September 23, 2018


Down the Decades

130 Years Ago - 1888

Liberty, Aug. 20 — A little child of W.C. Little of this village died from cholera infantum Saturday morning. The little girl was aged three years. The remains were taken to Hamden, Delaware County, the same day to the house of Mr. Lewis Launt, Mrs. Little's father, at more

Garden Guru

Fall is for Planting

The weather has finally turned more pleasant and with all the rain we have had lately it almost feels like spring again, at least in our garden center. The combination of having a garden center full of stock, beautiful weather and fall clearance sales has made this week quite busy. Fall is a 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


The Liberty Highway and the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway

It was 100 years ago that the Liberty Highway was born.

Much like the D&H Canal before it, the Liberty Highway was created without much thought given to Sullivan County—except for the fact that one of its most picturesque villages inspired the name of the route, the county just happened to more

Bethel Corner



September 21 - Buy a chance to WIN a $250 Amazon Gift Card, a $100 Amazon Gift Card, $50 Amazon Gift Card! One chance is sold for $5, three chances for $15, eight chances for $20 or 12 chances for $25. All proceeds go toward the "Feel the Heat" campaign to help buy a new heating system for the more

About Books

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris (Harper). This is a novel, but a historical novel centering on a very real man and woman, Slovakian Jews who were prisoners at Auschwitz. The man—interviewed in old age, at length, by Heather Morris—did that terrible work at what may be the single most 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 - September 21

Fall is hours away, although it sure doesn't look much like fall. Where are the colorful fall leaves?
The Kenoza Lake Volunteer Fire Department will be having its annual Roast Beef dinner on Saturday, October 13th. Delicious!
This coming Sunday, Linda Simmons will be preaching at the Kenoza more

Hope for the Day

Radical Action

As we look around us, the needs are great. Beyond the needs in our own lives, families and friends, as we look across our nation and around the world, the needs are immeasurable and look impossible. It is so overwhelming to consider how we can make a difference. But we want to at least try.
The 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


September 7 - Happy anniversary to Al and Vita Adler, Jay and Karen Billig, Stephen and Susan Miller and Yits and Gloria Kantrowitz. Happy birthday greetings to Steven Kalter, Ethan Pitt and Louis Saperstein.
Lisa Rosenberg has shared some great memories of Woodridge and the Olympic Hotel on 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 September 21, 2018

Two people walking down the street come face to face with each other. One goes left and the other, right. Neither can move forward because they're still right in front of each other. They try again as each goes the opposite way he/she went the first time. This happens several times and neither can 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


September 21 - The Jeff Jamboree held on Main Street in Jeffersonville was a huge success! Everyone had a great day with all the planned activities. A big “thank you” to Butch and Liz Peters and their beautiful team of horses for great carriage rides! The rock wall was fun and we saw lots of more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - September 18

Last weekend I was out and about down at the 4 corners in Eldred helping out at the St. Baldrick's event to help fight childhood cancer. Lou Monteleone works for months to put this event together. Lou and about 15 other people shaved their heads because bald is beautiful. About 6-7 years ago my more

White Sulphur Springs

September 21 - Condolences to the family of Ernest (Bucky) Fredenburgh who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 11th. Visitation will be held this Friday, Sept. 21st at Colonial Ramsey Funeral Home in Liberty from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 22nd more

Older & Wiser

Sullivan County's Senior Games welcomes players

Sullivan County's Senior Games welcomes players
Monticello, NY - Let the fun begin! Sullivan County's Senior Games are returning to Monticello this month, and if you're 55 or older, you can join in, either as a competitor or a volunteer!
Sponsored by the Sullivan County Office for the Aging 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


September 11 - This weekend, Narrowsburg will be bustling with moviegoers and filmmakers as the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance presents the Big Eddy Film Festival from Friday night through Sunday afternoon (September 14-16) at the Tusten Theatre (210 Bridge St). Now in its seventh year, the festival more

Library Directors Corner

Sign Up for a Library Card Today!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and this year marks the 31st anniversary of the celebration intended to remind parents, children, and school officials alike that library cards are the most valuable school supply a student can have.
Public libraries provide an array of activities and more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

Something Different in FB's “The Last Five Years”

Jason Robert Brown's interesting concert-like musical “The Last Five Years” is something quite unorthodox when one attempts to compare it to a traditional piece of musical theatre. Being staged at the Forestburgh Playhouse, it runs continuous for about an hour and twenty minutes without 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

"One-Step" Kraits and Other Perils

In addition to the constant threat of a VC attack, the following is a partial description of the many "nasty critters" our soldiers had to deal with in Vietnam-- from pest ridden, stifling jungles to muddy Mekong river waters, or even city streets.
The Threats:
As an Air Force more


Highland - September 18

I recently visited my very wonderful neighbor Sandy Greig, the Raspberry Queen and saw that her 179 heritage raspberry bushes looked really beautiful and are chock-a-block full of berries in the very well-maintained raspberry patch. She told me that the berries are coming ripe in waves now and in more

Jewish Culture

Story of Jonah

Jonah the ancient prophet, receives a prophecy telling him to go to Nineveh and call out that the city will be destroyed. Jonah is extremely unhappy to deliver this message. He decides instead to flee by ship to Turkey.
Upon departure from the port a mighty storm breaks out and threatens to sink more


September 18

Come out and vote!
There will be a special vote on Tuesday September 18 at the Liberty High School gymnasium seeking approval for the use of $250,000 from Capital Reserve Funds to finish the restoration of the athletic fields and external doors on the school. Polls are open from Noon to 9pm in more

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