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On June 2, 1892, an angry mob of several hundred men dragged Robert Lewis nearly half a mile through the streets and hanged him from a tree. Lewis, also known as Robert Jackson, was an African … more
Birthday wishes to Maria Spannos, Marie Smith, James Loney, Noah Regan, John Ferrara, Barbara Garigliano, Antoine Magliano, Saul Nash-Gips, Mario Pannullo, Jan Metzger, Danielle Stratton, Linda … more
Super Bowl #58 is coming up very soon on February 11th and will take place in Las Vegas. Not being a big football fan I’m not sure, and I don’t think it’s been determined which … more
Mother Nature certainly has been making some noise the past few weeks between the snow, ice and rain! There are still quite a few weeks to Winter and I can’t wait to see how the weather evens … more
140 Years Ago - 1884 Where is our January thaw? The Jeffersonville Brass and String Band has four engagements this week. Callicoon Depot, reported last week as being without a pool … more
The brutal cold from last week is gone and now back to some rain and a little ice. It’s still too early to start seeds indoors, but there are still plenty of topics to talk about. How about … more
The Western Sullivan Public Library is offering “Winter BINGO for Adults.” Are you looking for something fun to do this winter? Participate in their winter Bingo to win prizes! All you … more
I know where the time goes and what really happens in the last scene of “The Sopranos.” My knowledge of both is intertwined. Occasionally some event takes place to remind us of the … more
The Sullivan Catskills region in New York State has always been a tourism gem, but now it is starting to gain well-deserved recognition, once again, thanks to a recent resurgence in tourism. With its … more
If you’re from the area, you may remember my store Vintage Bling. It started out as a vintage plumbing store without a name. I had footed tubs, pedestal sinks, radiators and all kinds of pipes … more
Taking advantage of the recent bone chilling cold while it lasts The Federation of Sportsmen’s Club of Sullivan County, The Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper, the Ten Mile River Boy Scouts, … more
  Winter in Upstate New York transforms our region into a pretty, snowy landscape, but it also brings challenges for drivers. Navigating snowy conditions requires a combination of caution, … more
140 years ago - 1884 Icemen begin to think that this season is almost a total failure for them. John Cooper of Bethel was engaged in plowing on his farm on Monday. There was no frost in the … more
You said this was the year you were going to do it. Kept telling yourself that for months. Even spent the last few weeks of 2023 giving yourself pep talks. You got rid of any … more
I’ve found over the years that the way to my husband’s heart is to cook him Italian food. I do not have an ounce of Italian blood in me, but he is, and he has always told me his favorite … more
Well those buds on my hydrangea I wrote about last week have thoroughly frozen off. Welcome to winter, it is as Cold as Ice out there. Watching the Weather Channel on Monday as they were reporting on … more
I love to see the sun shining on water or ice and the sparkles it makes. They are so beautiful! A couple months ago I heard a message about sparkles on the water. When the clouds cover the sun, we … more
  The Western Sullivan Public Library will be hosting a TOY SWAP during the month of January. What better way to start the new year than by de-cluttering? So go through those toys that are … more
  As a writer, I utilize television to gather a wealth of “random thoughts” that often result in a column.   Recently I was fortunate to be given the chance to develop a … more
Birthday wishes to Rita Townsend, Robin McClernon, Kathleen Lasher, Madeline Kask, Matt Lehman, Danielle Herbert, Olga Bell, Matt Hersh, Jennifer Berry, and Marc Lerner. Belated wishes to Linda … more
It was a lovely winter snowstorm this week. As usual our Town of Highland Highway Department led by our newly elected Superintendent Joe Barnes did an excellent job keeping the roads clear. The … more
  Well January has finally hit us with lots of different weather this past week which will be great for all the upcoming ice fishing events that are happening in our community and nearby! … more
There once was a delivery boy named Neil who worked at a small health food store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan where I used to live. The best thing about this store, the name of which … more
150 Years Ago - 1874 On January 8, in the Town of Fremont, John Weber, son of Andreas Weber, died of consumption at the age of 24. At Sackett Pond, in the Town of Thompson, December 29th, … more
One of the prime pleasures of reading the “Sullivan County Democrat“ is this paper’s utterly lovely, abiding, and seemingly peculiar devotion to our County’s past. I write … more
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