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She’s retired and will be moving back to Pennsylvania but Tri-Valley spanish teacher Brenda Sloan will remain in everyone’s heart and memories as a teacher who dedicated herself to the … more
If you’re a woman in Sullivan County, chances are pretty fair that you’ve opened up a letter in your mailbox in recent weeks to the news that Crystal Run is closing its Liberty offices … more
This summer has been action-packed as we are all trying to return to some version of normal again. Folks have taken to the highways and byways to enjoy these summer days. Many people have stopped … more
With 2021 graduation and Nursing Pinning Ceremonies taking place at various locations this year the Orange County Community College Nursing Pinning Ceremony for 59 graduates took place at the Warwick … more
I’m not sure which was worse — the person who’d plopped down dozens of items in the express lane with the sign that expressly noted it was the place for 15 items or less or the … more
I am not exactly sure how this happened, but it seems that I am getting older. Not exactly ancient, but I definitely appear to be creeping outside the range of what could be considered … more
Remembering back a number of years ago when Fred Couples and three other professional golfers appeared at an exhibition golf match that was to take place in Orange County, but unfortunately the match … more
When you’ve covered graduations for the Democrat for two decades, the small things start to stick out – incremental changes in a sea of same. Because of course some things remain … more
This past year the retired teachers’ group of which I am a member started a book club on Zoom. I had never been a member of any book club before, but since I had a Zoom account I volunteered to … more
Getting very personal in our column this week. On Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 Shirley and I had the pleasure of attending two family weddings with no Covid-19 restrictions. No masks, … more
There were technical issues, an amplifier that didn’t amplify, a music director forced to yell across a football field without a microphone, wind that picked up and sent students’ music … more
Had another great weekend in Sullivan County. My sisters and I rented a VRBO (Vacation Rental by Owner) house up on River Road in Callicoon with an amazing view of the beautiful Delaware River. The … more
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