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As a baby boomer there were many gadgets and toys that were designed to keep us busy. We had things like the Slinky, Silly Putty and the skateboard. But on July 12th, 1960, for the low price of … more
On April 26, 1849, the first boat crossed over the newly built wire rope suspension aqueduct on the Delaware River designed by John A. Roebling for the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. … more
The glorious sun-splashed weekend which led up to our partial eclipse this past Monday was of course but a feint of hand by the fickle weather god. Damp and cold have returned and it’s back to … more
Many of us never heard of zoom meetings before the pandemic but in fact it began its journey in 2011. Designed by a software engineer Eric Yuan in China, the Zoom concept was inspired as a solution … more
Power outages and earthquakes are not something we typically get around here. Oh sorry, outages? Yes! Earthquakes? Not really, so let’s just start with the latest power outage. Andre and I … more
Birthday wishes to sweet Cheryl Cohen, Max Carmack, Susan Dollard, Barri Glick, Art Salomon, Morgan Tucker, Eric Florance, Melinda Cali, Elvira Williams, Carol Brooks, Charlotte and Alice Sachs, Deb … more
Lake Huntington, NY –   As fly-fishing season kicks off, anglers eagerly anticipate the chance to hook into some prized trout or bass, all while soaking in the sights and sounds of nature. … more
130 Years Ago - 1894 After his wagon repository is finished, A. Inderlied will also side and paint the blacksmith shop. This will be a decided improvement in that part of town. We … more
Guest Recipe   By Shannon Cilento,   Community Development and   Communications Manager Turn up the BEET with this simple and healthy homemade pasta sauce alternative. … more
Birthday wishes to Gregory VanLowe, Dylan Herfield, Tom Stratton, Sara Halperin, Parker Raynor, Joanna Greenwald, Jenna Widman, Bill Pammer, Leo Glass, Ira ‘Moose’ Liff, Laura Glass, … more
Although I have yet to see a robin on my lawn, it is nearly spring and there is nothing better than a new store opening in the Town of Highland to get the flow going. The business is not new to us at … more
  I hope everyone had a lovely Easter surrounded by friends, family, and lots of good food! Whether you celebrated with egg hunts, delicious meals, or simply some quality relaxation time, I hope … more
Daniel Pierce Library Director Once again it is the best week of the year for bookworms and library lovers everywhere: National Library Week. The official dates are April 7th to April 13th, … more
The job of record producer was always to keep intact the integrity of the artist while at the same time defining their sound. In the 70s, different producers had different approaches, all hopefully … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 While drawing some ice last Thursday, Louis Huff capsized his load and, falling down, he was pinned to the ground under the cooling pressure of five cakes of ice. It is a … more
Back in the beginning of March, I wrote about seed starting with your kids or grandkids, and I just wanted to show off two of my grandchildren as we planted marigold seeds last Sunday. I went with … more
Everything we read about the life of Jesus Christ speaks of His humility – from His birth in a stable to His burial in a borrowed tomb. Jesus is God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. He is … more
I thought Spring had arrived! Tuffy Hubert had put all his sand barrels up and down his driveway away, a sure sign up on this hill that Winter was gone! A big “thank you” to all the … more
The idiom “a penny for your thoughts” is a polite way of asking someone what is on their mind.” A few months ago, I put one hundred pennies together and wrote a column about the … more
Catherine Staigele was born in Brooklyn in 1870, but spent nearly all of her professional life in Sullivan County. She was as accomplished during her lifetime as perhaps any woman in the area, and … more
Birthday wishes to my sister Judy, Linda Browne, Jaed Altman, Murray Bresky, Art Charpentier, Bill Rozar, Gerry Dietz, Karen Fisher, Pam Dorn, Sandra Croissant, Crosby Hughes, Ina and Allen Wakstein, … more
The Sunshine Hall Free Library has another great class coming up. Back by popular demand after a wonderful class in December, local professional artist Laurie Rothberg from Eldred will be presenting … more
The first Keytruda infusion went okay with one exception. The IV nurse, Nancy, got a little nervous. After installing the IV, she quickly pulled it out, bandaged me, and then ran out of the room … more
150 Years Ago -   1874 We notice the Jeffersonville Record this week makes the announcement that they have begun to observe the Sabbath in that place. There is some hope of them yet. A few … more
  This is a follow-up to a column I wrote last month referring to Poppi Soda not containing corn syrup. Well I have had the chance to get some Poppi at Shoprite in Monticello. It wasn’t … more
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