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I hope some of my readers did not think that I was trying to “von Trapp” you into thinking this column was about that Julie Andrews musical.   This column is about a … more
Henry Clay Jackson of Wurtsboro lived one of the most eventful lives of any resident of Sullivan County ever, and yet few today are familiar with his name. For one thing, Jackson, an African … more
February 13 – Birthday wishes to Jennifer Heins VanEtten, Annelise Gerry, Robert Lyons, Sue Bunce, Nicole Mullally, Alexander Cardena, Brady Dollard, Janet, Allison Ruef, Edna Lapidus and Steve … more
Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with the ones you love at a local restaurant or shop local for that special gift for the one you love. As we are in the middle of February, I personally am … more
Formed in ‘71, the band New York Dolls were forerunners of the punk scene along with T. Rex, the Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop and the Stooges. By ‘74, the Dolls had released two … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 All hands are at Court this week. C.A. Heinley of Narrowsburg made his usual trip through this village last Thursday. Joseph Seibert Jr., who has been in New … more
Chips and dip is hands down my favorite snack of all time. With the superbowl just around the corner, there really is nothing better than a bowl of kettle cooked chips and a hearty dip while watching … more
So Punxsutawney Phil says we are going to have an early spring and they weather we have right now doesn’t feel like a typical February. I worry that if I start planning for an early spring … more
The Cutting Garden says it is time to think Spring and order your plants! Late winter hours are Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. They have added some determinate … more
People often ask me how I come up with ideas for my column. I reply by saying that my “Random Thoughts” come to me by listening and observing the world around me. For example, I … more
For decades, Fannie Harden worked alongside her husband William to build the Forestview Lodge near Swan Lake into a successful business, carrying on alone after his death. When she passed away, the … more
To continue with my story about my friends the Orrs, I will be writing about Willy who was a boy they took in from the fresh add fund and continued to do so throughout the years. When Willy grew … more
We finally made it to February with what seemed like the longest January on record! Crazy weather, long days, and lots of things to do. Check out the following events happening in our community and … more
Western Sullivan Public Library Director Do you have a favorite memory about visiting the library as a child?   Have you been back recently to see the new resources, programs and services … more
Jag is short for Jaguar of which there are two kinds, cats and cars. The ‘cat’ was Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. The car, his collectable E-type lime green Jaguar. Truth: Driving … more
Her shiny blond hair brushes the black leather of her bomber jacket.   Her browline glasses say smart but stylish. Her voice is enthusiastic but precise. Her grade in school? … more
Birthday wishes to Henri Shawn, Kathy Bunce, AmyLyn Goodstein, Barbara Lerner, Greg Goldstein, Anya Romanovna, Morgan Bernitt, Judy Hellman, Howard Siegel, Jennifer Lilley, Lou Monteleone, Michael … more
The Sunshine Hall Free Library has started a Chess Club that meets once a week on Saturday afternoons. The Chess Club was the idea of two fifteen-year-old players from Yulan, Aidan and Jack … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Eggs are 40 cents a dozen at North Branch. G. Barkmeyer of North Branch purchased a cow of William Huff for $40. Last Monday evening our “Band Boys” … more
Wintertime…a time to dream of warmer days. Some of us can afford to buy those warmer days by jetting to the South of France. I only wish I could. However, most of us hunker down in our snow … more
Around this time of year especially, the idea of wellness is always on my mind. It is really important to balance health in your lifestyle whether it be fitness, foods, self-care or all of the above. … more
Well, how have you enjoyed the winter so far? There has been at least a little weather for everyone to hate. Not enough snow for snowmobiling, not enough ice for ice fishing and just enough slop to … more
Have you ever experienced breakthrough and healing in an area that has plagued you forever, only to find weeks, months or years down the road, you feel like you’re right back where you started? … more
One of our volunteer firemen of the Protection Hose Company No. 1 just celebrated his 91st birthday! Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and best wishes to Peter J. Cummings!   Jack Costello … more
We have been on a roller coaster with winter weather this season. For the past few weeks, it seems like we have some level of accumulated snow every three days. Temperatures also fluctuate somewhere … more
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