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Thursday, July 20, 2017


Down the Decades

Down the Decades for July 25, 2017

130 Years Ago - 1887
Youngsville, July 11 - James Lawles from Saratoga has been visiting his folks at this place... Boarders keep coming everyday... Jacob Frey is very ill at present... There is talk of converting one of the blacksmith shops into an opera house... The telegraph wire is more

Garden Guru

To throw or not to throw

I'm a pack rat! There I've said it, I save almost everything. And with good reason, you never know when you are going to need something. Here is an example, why throw away an old hose just because you ran over it with the lawn mower and cut a five foot section out of it. You can either buy a repair 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 Tories of the Upper Delaware

The first permanent European settlement in the Upper Delaware Valley was established around 1755 by a group of Connecticut farmers calling themselves the Delaware Company, and within a few years those hardy families had been joined by a number of others who were not part of their initial group. more

Bethel Corner

Bethel - July 18

July 18 - Birthday wishes to Uma, Pam McDermott, Bill Pammer, Bev Catalano, Shelly Knepper, Kay Bogdan, and Chrissy Raquelle. Happy anniversary to Monica and Ben Morganstein. more


Callicoon - July 14

July 14 - Condolences to the entire Ackermann family on the sudden passing of Gloria Ackermann who was called to Heaven on July 8. She was a very sweet, kind person who I was blessed to know for many years.
Today, Friday, July 14, the Craft Lovers will meet at the Western Sullivan Public Library more

About Books

About Books - July 14

HOUSE OF SPIES by Daniel Silva (Harper). Allow the column merely to announce this new Gabriel Allon novel. It will pop up on bestseller lists, probably at #1, any minute, and I assure you that it's as rich in both irony and earnestness, and both wisdom and anger—and straight-ahead plot and more

Making Sense Out of Dollars

The world of bankruptcy Chapter 7 (Part 3 of 5)

How Does Chapter 7 Work? (continued from last week)
Among the schedules that an individual debtor will file is a schedule of “exempt” property. The Bankruptcy Code allows an individual debtor to protect some property from the claims of creditors because it is exempt under federal bankruptcy law more

Kenoza Lake

Kenoza Lake - July 14

July 14 - Renaissance is French for rebirth and wow has the Kenoza Lake Post Office been rebirthed. This past Tuesday, Barbara Bruno, Rita Russo (also Joe Russo), Jane Hyman and Russ of Renaissance and yours truly worked for several hours weeding, planting, cleaning windows. Thank you post masters more

Hope for the Day

One by One

Barbara Hust, President of Hope Ministries, and I recently went to a day-long seminar about human trafficking. It was a Civilian First Responder Training presented by Women At Risk, International. Needless to say, it was a long, emotionally draining day followed by a sleepless night. But it was 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 - July 14

July 14 - Happy birthday to Alex Parlapiano who celebrates on July 15.
Lots happening in Woodridge lately. The Village is looking wonderful thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, the Woodridge Kiwanis Club, Village staff and Sullivan Renaissance. It truly is a team effort. As part of our 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 - July 14

July 14- Birthday wishes to: Laurie Thelman, Lucille Comerford, Jason Depew, Dennis Dietrich, Gerard Canavan, and Jim Killilea.
Every Thursday evening through September from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can hear local talents perform at the Kauneonga Lake gazebo. Rain location will be the K.L. Fire 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 - July 07

A very Happy Birthday to Mrs. Adelaide Schadt!! Mrs. Schadt celebrated her 106th birthday with family and friends last weekend! We wish you the very best!
A big “thank you” to Barbara Yewchuck from the JEMS (Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan) and her helpers for weeding, planting and more

Lake Huntington

Lake Huntington - July 18

July 18 — It's so funny how so many people know who I am, and I do not know them. I was at a pig roast at Lake Huntington Service Station over the week end. I cannot remember their names, but this one guy comes up to me and says hi Eileen. I give myself a few seconds till something rings a bell. more

White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs - July 07

July 7 — Brooke Baggatta who is serving in the Navy, and two of her Navy “buddies” spent a few days visiting her mother, Tracy Meyer, and other family members before returning to their base in Virginia early Tuesday.
The White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church annual barbecue is this more

Older & Wiser

Farmers Market Coupons Available

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve nutritional health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh cut herbs. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables can increase the more


Monticello - July 14

July 14- The programs and games for the E.B. Crawford Public Library has started this Monday, July 10 with children of all ages and many many children have signed up and it's wonderful seeing these children filling the library.
Gordon & Henry MacAdam are gathering information about the one room more


Narrowsburg - July 18

July 18 — The boom of the summer months continues as tourists and second homeowners flock to our area. But it isn't all about the tourists, there is plenty to do for all. Sunday, July 23 is the date for the annual Riverfest street fair. Vendors will line both sides of Main Street offering their more

Library Directors Corner

“Get involved with your local library!”

As many of your local public libraries dive into Summer Reading at New York Libraries, including us here at the Fallsburg Library, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our theme this year of “Build a Better World.”
“Build a Better World” can mean a variety of things from physically more

Forestburgh Playhouse Review

“Disney Magic: The Little Mermaid”

My favorite was the Jungle Book that came out in 1967. A stern panther and jovial bear were the heroes to a sinister tiger. I knew every song. This unique genre was made up of wonderfully told tales that had their own renown signature. The colors, flash and pop of these classics dazzled our senses 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 - July 14

We easterners love summer! It almost makes those long winter months seem worth it. Well, almost. While we may not have to worry about frostbite and hypothermia anymore, we do need to be aware of summer maladies such as heatstroke and bee stings.
Your body is very delicate. Getting too cold more

Looking Back: At Vietnam

The ten minute save

My last story covered my starting work at Transport Movement Control (TMC) overlooking the large Ton Son Nhut military ramp in Saigon. I found this job very interesting, as I could follow all the military operations in our area of South Vietnam by scanning the large status boards more


Highland - July 18

July 18 — During the summer, it is a perfect time to try something new, maybe something you always wanted to do. The Barryville Area Arts Association has been sponsoring a pretty cool event this summer called “Plein Air Adventures.” The term “plein air” is painting outdoors and it has been more

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