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January 25, 2022

Suzanne White
Posted 1/25/22

Birthday wishes to Zelda, Wiles, Karin Salomon, Kelly Bonnaci, Christopher Evans, Sophie and Denise Van Lowe, Matt Burns, Aaron Weiss, Tim Morey, Nelda Coleman, Barry Scheinfeld, Bob Roche, Emil …

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January 25, 2022


Birthday wishes to Zelda, Wiles, Karin Salomon, Kelly Bonnaci, Christopher Evans, Sophie and Denise Van Lowe, Matt Burns, Aaron Weiss, Tim Morey, Nelda Coleman, Barry Scheinfeld, Bob Roche, Emil Miller, Michael LaFountain, Steve Tucker, Maria Perrelli, John Ferrara, James Loney, and ‘Ms Spirit’, Marie Smith.

Anniversary wishes to Sue and Joe Loughlin, the Beluli’s and the Ryder’s.

Our sympathy extends to the family and friends of William ‘Billy’ Steinberg, Forestburgh Assistant Fire Chief. He passed in the line of duty, collapsing from a heart attack at the scene of a fire on the 15th. The Firematic services funeral, with planning as big as his love of life and firefighting, took place on the 22nd. Respectfully, a multitude of firefighters and Company Stations descended into Sullivan County to show their support and to declare, “We’ll take it from here...”

PSA: No family I know has been spared. Mask. Test. Vax locations: vaccines.gov. Txt your zip code to 438829. Call 800-232-0233. FMI: 845-807-0925. SC Public Health - 292-5910. Mental Health - 292-8770. Suicide Prevention Lifeline- ‘988’.

To Do: Send me your events in advance. Use Townofbethelny.us for Town info and bethelnyparksandrec@gmail.com for BP&R programs.

Attend Bethel Board meetings, accessed via Zoom link. Stay informed about projects: Pine Grove, ‘Community Climate Action Plan’, Smallwood BESIDE, solar, airport and the possible Bethel Woods large-scale Campground facility. An initial $8M grant in the works received a letter of support from the Town of Bethel. With a mass gathering permit for 30,000, the first phase of 528 campsites could grow to 4,600 with a price tag over $20M.

The Bethel Tax Collector offers paying taxes In Full via an Echeck on-line option. Use: www.taxlookup.net. In person at Town Office: Tues, Th-Sat: 9:30-2:30 p.m.

Heat cost issues? Contact Town about the CEAP Heat-Energy program applications or HEAP@sullivanny.us (807-0142).

Help! Donate nonperishable food to local Shephards Pantry and SCFH.

Winter cautions: Be sure car and home exhaust vents and oil tank accesses are clear of snow. Drives should be kept clear for emergency vehicles. Roof rake. Check and update fire, smoke, CO2 alarms. Have a supply of non-perishable food. Resort to flashlights as opposed to candles! Car: Good tires. Full tank of gas (or charge). Store a first aid kit, gloves, extra clothing layers, food-snacks-water.

Business Watch: Check sullivanny.us/Departments/workforcedevelopment/HotJobs for work. So many businesses are hiring, including Rolling V and Center for Discovery. Support year-round local and BBA businesses by using www.bethelbusiness.com as a directory. You can order from local businesses on-line or in person.

Heard on the street: Kauneonga’s ‘Industry’, is creating a new retail space in the same building. The BBA is looking for fresh ideas and to fill board and committee seats. Contact: bethelnybba@gmail.com.

For love, peace and history, donate to “The Max & Miriam Yasgur Barn Restoration Project” GoFundMe.com page.

SUNY Sullivan begins the Spring Semester, delayed due to Covid, on Wednesday, Jan 26th.

Rock Hill FD is hosting a Blood Drive on the 27th from 1-6 p.m. Join ‘Dance It Off’, for teens and adults, at Duggan on Thursdays at 4:45 p.m.

Try Friday Night Skiing at the Villa Roma. Grab your friends and take advantage of special pricing and a fun time.

Bethel P & R hosts a Craft Night at Duggan Community Center on Monday, the 31st, at 6 p.m.

Culture: Support the arts! Bethelwoodscenter.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, scdw.net, Crawford Library: www.ebcpl.org.

Congrats to part-time local artist, Adrienne Walker, for her artwork, ‘Under the Sea’, being accepted into FL Watercolor Society’s virtual exhibition.

Cab Franks’ hosts Game Days, Wednesday ‘Open Mic’, Thursday ‘Cab’raoke’, and weekend live music.

Support and become a member of the BCA, Bethel Council of the Arts. Check on Crawford’s on-going programs.

Plan to attend the Feb 3rd BW Virtual Open House for volunteer involvement information.

Use fbplayhouse.org to register for FBP Academy’s first teen session, ‘Spring into Audition Season’, starting in March.

Look Ahead: Mark your calendar for the Feb 11th annual WSUL Heart-A-Thon.

Register for the February 20th ‘22 SC Conservation Club’s Annual “King of the Ice” Fishing Contest on White Lake (SullivanCountyConservationClub@gmail.com).

Booking travel to Europe? Norse Atlantic Airways will soon have USDOT approval to fly between Stewart (SWF, FLL and LAX) and Norway-EU.

Suz Sez, “Wintertime: Show gratitude for the Highway Department!”


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