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Sunday, February 19, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for February 14, 2017

130 Years Ago - 1887
News from Ulster County - Along the Hudson the weather has been very cold for the last week or so. The snow is quite deep, and sleighing has, of course, been fine... The horse car railway in the city of Newburgh is well patronized. On Broadway there is plenty of room for all more

Garden Guru

Six more weeks

Well it looks like ol' Punxsutawney Phil was right, six more weeks of winter. The multiple snowstorms in the past week and a half is proof of that.
As much as you might not like the snow it makes many plants very happy. Perennials lie dormant under the snow all winter long, the longer the 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


Slaves, Abolitionists and Copperheads

In 1930, when the population of Sullivan County was just over 35 thousand, and the area was in the midst of a transition that would soon lead to its Golden Age, census figures reveal there were 91 African-Americans living here. That's just over one-quarter of one percent of the population. more

Bethel Corner

Bethel - February 14

February 14 — Birthday wishes to Henri Shawn, Annelise Gerry, Allison, Edna, Janet, Nicole Muscara-Mullally and Sue Bunce.,
To Do List: Contact me with news and events! Call me to order an engraved paver for placement in the Kauneonga Community Park Walkway. Call 583-5360 for Parks & Rec more


Callicoon - February 17.17

February 17 - I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day this past Tuesday.
Tomorrow, Saturday February 18 the Community Lunch Program will be providing free soup and sandwich from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, located at 999 County Road 95 in North Branch. All are more

About Books

About Books - February 17

AUTUMN by Ali Smith (Pantheon). A strikingly beautiful small-ish novel, both deeply serious and good-humored, by a much praised writer who is new to me. There is a story to be discovered in it, an unsentimental account of a long friendship between a brainy, restless young woman and a very old man more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

Individual Retirement Accounts - Part 1 of 6

IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account, and is basically a savings account with big tax breaks, making it an ideal way to sock away cash for your retirement. A lot of people mistakenly think an IRA itself is an investment - but it's just the basket in which you keep stocks, bonds, mutual more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - February 17

Another abbreviated column this week as I will be on a bus to New York City at 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning, the time when I normally write my news column.
Last week my husband Ray and I attended the Harrisburg Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania. Our timing couldn't have been better as we drove down on more

Hope for the Day

The Ministry of Presence

What is the best way to relate to hurting people? Some choose to stay away from them because they don't know what to do, how to act or what to say. Others feel like they must have answers for them to ease their pain and sorrow or fix their situations. Neither of these approaches is helpful. 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 - February 17

February 17 — Birthday greetings being sent out this week to Robert Kaplan (2/20), Norman Kantrowitz and Robyn Kates, both on 2/22 and Fran Deutsch (2/23).
Spring is in the air (hopefully) and it is time to start thinking about Sullivan Renaissance opportunities. They not only provide grants 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 - February 17

February 17 - Get well wishes to Dale Roosevelt. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
What a beautiful wintry sight over on Sgt. Andrew Brucher Road. The Schwamberger family has some creative snowmen designers living there! Hopefully they haven't washed away or blown away yet.
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Greening Sullivan

Winter scenes and lessons

The mounds of snow that slow our pace of movement whether on foot or using the most powerful engine, remind us that we are not in charge. The surprising new look of well known landscapes and the beauty of the natural art of wind swept snow deposits tell us to pay attention to what is happening at a more


Jeffersonville - February 17

February 17 — Don't forget the AOH Sullivan Brothers Division #1 of Jeffersonville is holding their Annual Charity Fundraiser this Saturday, the 18th, at the White Sulphur Springs Inn (located at 3334 St Rt 52) from 4 p.m. until ? Hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar and live music provided by the CBX more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - February 14

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow alright already enough, I think mother nature is not taking her meds again. Last week one day was so nice in the high 40's the next a snow storm, that kept most people home from work. Friday night I went to see Manchester By The Sea with a friend who lives in more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - February 17

February 17 — Congratulations to Devin Kinney and Amanda Gorr on their recent engagement.
Word has it Marilyn Parks recently had a mishap fracturing her shoulder- wishing you a speedy recovery Marilyn!
Our firemen catered a complete roast beef dinner for The Federation of Sportsman's Club of more

Older & Wiser

Get to know the Office for the Aging staff

The Office for the Aging has staff (Aging Services Representatives or ASR ) that can assist Sullivan County residents 60 years of age and older who are in need of services provided by our agency. They can provide home visits if you are homebound and unable to come into the office. The ASRs more


Monticello - December 27

December 27 — The weekend of December 17, we had another snowfall along with rain, temperatures in the forties, snowy and slippery roads, black ice so I heard as I had not gone out to Church so I had called one of my sons friends, Dale and he came to take my Angel Gift and my Christmas offering as more


Narrowsburg - February 14

February 13 - The Winter Salon Series at DVAA continues to be a great success as evidenced by the crowd attending the event last Saturday, “Off the Shelf” a literary reading. What fun it was to sit back and listen to enthusiastic, animated local actors read passages from books found in One Grand more

Library Directors Corner

Director's Corner - February 14.17

With love in the air during the month of February, there's no better time to celebrate libraries. February is designated Library Lovers' Month in the library world. It's a time when we can remind our communities that we are more than just books. We are community centers, education centers, 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

Nothing short of miraculous

It's no secret that Sullivan County is consuming the opioid reversal drug, Naloxone, at an alarming rate. Naloxone, or as commonly known, Narcan, blocks or reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine and the illegal more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

Mission Mysterious: The Congo

Part One: A night in the “Hercules Hilton”

The geopolitical landscape in what was then the Belgian Congo in the early 1960's was chaotic, but apparently had great importance to the United States. It was one of the few countries that had exportable uranium, thereby making it a more


Highland - February 14

FEBRUARY 13 - Today is Valentine's Day. If we were in Denmark, we wouldn't be gobbling down chocolates but exchanging pressed white flowers called snowdrops- a flower that symbolizes hope. In South Korea, women spoil their men with chocolates and in return they get gifts from men on White Day a more

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