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Thursday, August 16, 2018



Happy Mother's Day!

We hope you haven't forgotten, but Mother's Day is this Sunday. When you mention Mother's Day to people, the more cynical among us might say it's just a commercialized holiday, manufactured by Hallmark Cards to make money. Most of us understand it means so much more than that.
President more


Hey! Whoo!

To the editor:
August may add to this
Summer's on its way
Leaving us no need to cuss here, to do or say
“Hey! Whoo!” the months just flew
The best was in the past
Weekend fun was never done
Vacations all would last
School kids you would hear complain
Goin' back so more

Inside Out

It's hair season around here

There's a portion of summer that I've come to call "hair season."
We sweep.
We vacuum.
We mop.
The next day we turn around and do it all over again.
And still, it's everywhere.
Tufts of fur bouncing along on the gentle winds whipped up by the fan.
Hundreds of individual strands more


A Message of Light

“Won't You Be My Neighbor?” is the moving biopic by Morgan Neville about the life and work of Fred Rogers, whose show on PBS, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, delighted my two children in the 1980's.
Mr. Rogers had a simple mission in life - he wanted children to be treated as people, to have their more

Long Ago

Where have you gone, pinochle?

In Callicoon in the 50s and 60s pinochle was the choice in card games. Many churches and organizations ran card parties as fund raisers. Those events were well-attended if you consider the prizes offered for high scores revolved around kitchen items. Five pound bags of sugar and flour, kitchen more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more

Sense of Direction


I believe writing is beneficial for everyone. I once told a friend whose husband was suffering from severe chronic depression that I thought writing might help, and she said his psychiatrist was recommending the same thing.
Keeping a journal helps to organize your thoughts and even settle more

Here & There

Fond Memories Of Grossinger's

Not only did I become a professional caddie at the famed 18-hole golf course but I was privileged to caddie for Paul Grossinger who often invited me and my wife to have dinner with him and his wife Bunnie.
I also caddied for club PGA Professional Joe Turnesa when he played in local more

Guest Editorial

Free speech and assembly

In view of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the issue of speech on our campuses, it is appropriate to discuss our constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and to petition our government in the form of marches and protests.
In 1789 when James Madison drafted the first 10 more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Cooking in the Country


I know I promised you a dog-treat recipe but this one was important. I have spoken about it many times, I am a pickle fiend. Anything with vinegar in it, my mouth starts to water... I am like a rabid dog when it comes to anything pickled. If you can find baby kirby's - BUY THEM! I can't seem to more

My Turn

The Sullivan County Way

I've lived in Sullivan County for most of my life. I've dropped anchor in Colorado for a couple of years, Ohio for 4 years, Mexico for a year and a half, and Manhattan for 3 years, but have always returned here. I like it here. It's comfortable for me and over time I've come to realize that I lack more

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