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One of the funniest comedians on the circuit is Brian Regan. If you cannot catch his act live, google him on the net. In one of my favorite bits of his, he tells the story of remembering when in the … more
A March thaw is upon us and the question now really becomes: has the Snow Man departed these parts for good or is this thaw some kind of cruel joke played on us by a smirking Father Winter holed up … more
My friend hides her garlic and other valuables in the back seat of her car hoping that no one will break in and steal them. It’s like hiding your valuables in your shoe at the beach. Well, not … more
March 12 – Birthday wishes to Scott Samuelson, Juliana Carmack, Jennifer Adam, Arlen, Emma, Clare Catalano, Jeanne Tulp, Carol Malek, Michael and Gabriel Schleifer. Happy anniversary to … more
March 12 – Some great news! Sponsored by the Marion O’Neill Culture Club the Official Town of Highland St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming back to town. The Parade will take place in … more
If you caught the front page of the Democrat last week, you already know the news for parents seeking childcare in our county is bleak.   The Hudson Valley as a whole has seen a 27 percent … more
March 12 — March is certainly right on track for coming in like a lion in the form of rain and winds, but hopefully it will continue suite and go out like a lamb. We are looking forward to … more
130 Years Ago - 1894 John Mootz and the team have been assisting George Weyrauch in drawing logs which are intended for a new house. Young America is endeavoring to organize a sporting … more
What a beautiful day last Sunday was with sunshine and temperatures near sixty degrees. Even with the rain this week the temperatures were warmer and we didn’t have to deal with ice and snow. … more
Reminder: The AOH Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 1 p.m.! Joining them, the McPadden Pipes & Drums, AOH Sullivan Brothers, and our own Jeffersonville … more
On March 8, 1908, Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa, one of New York City’s most prominent doctors and a native of Sullivan County, suffered a major heart attack and died. Few men from the … more
My   actual birthday was on February 21. When people hear my name they sometimes ask me if I was born in June and my answer is “No but my parents didn’t like the name … more
Birthday wishes to Jonathan Hyman, Parker Raynor, Bill Sipos, Steve Vegliante, Jill M. Holland, Terri Gozza, Corrine Lane, Jane Hyman, Larry Stieger, Landin Raynor, Jacob Billig, Nicole Newick, Sue … more
Some good news for a change. The Sunshine Hall Free Library is planning to hold another Book and Bake Sale. It is scheduled for Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th at the Highland Town Hall in … more
  Recently, Sullivan West High School announced the Top Ten High School Seniors of 2024. These students aren’t just names on a list; they’re the best and brightest of their … more
“Do you hear that noise?” asks my husband as we drive along the Robert Casey Highway, him pointing toward the car’s hood as if giving me a clue. “No,” I say in all … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 The Wayne County Independent comes to us very much improved and enlarged. It is now a nine column paper and very newsy. Why use a gritting, muddy disagreeable article … more
Well it is a sure sign that spring is right around the corner when my birds have come back. Last fall we had a flock of goldfinches with a pair of cardinals that would stop by every day through the … more
Have you ever fought against God or His word? Many throughout history have, such as the prophet Jonah. God told him to go to the wicked city of Ninevah to proclaim if they didn’t repent, He … more
Are you looking for something different to do? Are you bored with your current surroundings and lifestyle? Want an opportunity to share a unique yearlong experience with three strangers? If so, it is … more
The fact that since 1987 the month of March has been celebrated as Women’s History Month in this country provides an interesting perspective on the recent announcement by Assemblywoman Aileen … more
The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association is diligently enhancing the visibility of travel opportunities within the Sullivan Catskills. Amidst an unprecedented boom in the tourism industry … more
Birthday wishes to Howard Goldsmith, Joe Loughlin, Carole R Abramson, Harriet Thesby, Dennis Newberg, Sue Newberg, Chris Connolly, Ronnie Dickman, and Joan Booth. Jeff Cali and Chris Lehman have Leap … more
I was very happy to see a notice on our local Facebook page that Irene’s Diner in Eldred has reopened. Irene Jakubowski, the long time owner and chef, was back in business and had the diner … more
  As February nears its end, we find ourselves at a crossroads between the remnants of winter and the promise of spring. The days grow longer and the anticipation of warmer days brings so much … more
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