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  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
Thank you to the Ancient Order of Hibernians Sullivan Brothers and the Jeffersonville Protection Hose No 1 for another fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Saturday! A beautiful sunny day … more
A friend of mine recently purchased a new car. He picked me up and we went for a ride. It was a comfortable ride, but what got my attention were all the gizmos, doodads and what-nots that seemingly … more
Back in 2005, author Yvonne David set her first children’s book, “Out of the Apple Orchard” in the hamlet of Mountaindale in 1910. The book told the story of a young boy named Adam … more
Birthday wishes to MaryEllen DiCarlo, Ann Trombley, Karen Greenberg, Melanie Green, Abby Ruef, Mike Cardo, Paige Walsh, Donald Castellow, Jordana Maraj, Josh Cohen, and Jared Hart. Happy … more
The Eldred Central School’s Performing Arts Club is putting on another great production of the Broadway classic Annie Jr. Based on the book by Thomas Mehan and music by Charles Strause and … more
This Spring certainly has been all over the place weather wise from rain, snow, gusting winds, and beautiful sunny days. We can’t wait for the steady sunny days to get out and walk, garden and … more
Today is the first official day of spring, even though it seems we’ve been having spring all winter. Who can complain? Certainly, not me! Seeing that it is spring, I thought to do something … more
150 Years Ago -   1874 Hay pressing has become quite an important feature among our home industries. Quite a number of men are pressing the article in this neighborhood and shipping the … more
St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday but I know it’s one of those “special” holidays that folks will begin to celebrate a few days early. Some might even celebrate it a few months … more
Well, it has been quite the week since my last column. Over three inches of rain last Saturday night, snow Sunday night and then tropical storm force winds on Monday. Well, it was the wind that did … more
While cleaning out a closet recently, I came across a large shoe box full of letters from many friends who I’ve corresponded with through the years. Since I’m trying to get rid of things … more
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