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July 23 – For the past, several years the most fashionable and inexpensive way to get your breakfast and lunch is from a food truck.   While this mobile food service is all the craze … more
We all know the old adage ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and have probably experienced that moment when something is so funny it takes all our worries away. You forget about the headache … more
We all know the old adage ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and have probably experienced that moment when something is so funny it takes all our worries away. You forget about the headache … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Twenty cans of milk are now shipped from Liberty to New York City daily. The National Union Bank of Monticello has declared a semi-annual dividend of three percent. … more
It wasn’t that long ago that folks in this area wanted people to forget the term “Borscht Belt.” They said it gave a negative connotation. Didn’t want to bring it up. … more
Nothing screams summer like chicken off the grill (or bbq pit if you’re my dad), and some side summer salads.   My best friend April is notorious for having the best bbqs. She makes … more
  Last Sunday I went blueberry picking first thing in the morning before the heat of the day set in. I have a row of blueberry bushes that my grandfather planted back in the nineteen seventies … more
  It was the Day of Preparation of Passover week, and the Roman governor, Pilate, stood above the Jews asking the question that would seal the fate of two men. He asked the gathered crowd, … more
There is an oft-cited expression in the entertainment industry that says, “Timing is Everything.” It is also used in everyday life to evoke the image that the outcome of events is … more
Dan Myers says the Battle of Minisink is very personal to him. His fourth great-grandfather, also named Daniel Myers, fought in the battle on the desolate Barryville hilltop on July 22, 1779 and … more
My wife and I took a drive on Sunday around the county so that I could check out to see how the area apple trees looked. I have a few roadside trees that provide me with a bounty of fruit in the … more
A friend called, “Everyone’s grousing about the UPS box that went missing from Main Street Callicoon!” he shouts before adding, “And I think you should find out what … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Tusten Lodge #467, I.O.O.F., will hold their second annual picnic in the beautiful Delaware Park at Narrowsburg, Sullivan County, on Thursday, July 26. Eel fishing is … more
As we reach the peak of watermelon season, it’s a great time to experiment with these hydrating fruits. Watermelon is known for its high water content, offering natural relief from the heat … more
Last week I mentioned cleaning up all the leaf litter left behind from the gypsy moth caterpillars. My woods was not only filled with this leaf litter, but also the leaves from years gone by. Whoever … more
The Outdoor movie shown at The Backyard Park last Friday night was a big success! Thank you to all the JEMS members that worked tirelessly to make sure it was   a fun evening and to the patrons … more
I have a binder that contains treasured possessions of some memorable moments of my past. Inside are ticket stubs from events I attended over the years. I have the ticket stub from the old Yankee … more
It used to be a well-kept secret that Cushetunk, the first European settlement in the Upper Delaware River Valley, was populated mostly by Tories in the years immediately preceding and during the … more
  A few days ago, my friend, Amalia called me to ask if I was going to the fourth of July parade and festivities that takes place in my town at Memorial Park.   When Jimmy was still … more
R: I understand you wrote to Elvis.   A: Yes R: How old were you? A: I’m gonna say I was nine or ten years-old. R: And how did you find his address? A: I … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The Fourth in Jeffersonville — It is fitting and right for the people of Jeffersonville, who live in the village named after the author of the glorious Declaration of … more
Yard work, some people hate it, while others love it. I tend to be in the later camp, loving to putter around in my backyard when the weather will allow it. Now that the gypsy moth caterpillars have … more
It’s been really hot, huh? Humid. Sticky. Sweaty. Heat smacks you the second you step outside. Unbearable. So, it would only make sense that you might want to put on a heavy … more
Our culture thrives on self-help. No matter what we desire to improve, there’s a book we can read, a podcast we can listen to, a video we can watch, and no end to experts on any subject … more
Congratulations to the Sullivan West Class of 2024. May all of you follow your dreams and have an amazing future! Congratulations to Jeffersonville Firefighter Peter March! The Jeff Jamboree … more
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