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February 8, 2022

Suzanne White
Posted 2/8/22

Belated wishes to Fred Stabbert III. Birthday wishes to Greg Goldstein, Michael Schleifer, Anya Romanovna, Amy Kulchinsky, Howard Siegel, Judy Hellman, Janet Newberg, Morgan Bernitt, Lou Monteleone, …

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February 8, 2022


Belated wishes to Fred Stabbert III. Birthday wishes to Greg Goldstein, Michael Schleifer, Anya Romanovna, Amy Kulchinsky, Howard Siegel, Judy Hellman, Janet Newberg, Morgan Bernitt, Lou Monteleone, Jennifer VanEtten, Annelise Gerry, and the best guy ever- Steve Rovitz!

Happy anniversary to the Magliano’s, the Tweed’s and the Vielandi’s.

Welcome to the world: Noah Regan and ‘Coco’ Sunshine!

Our sympathy extends to Stacey Moyer and the family of Pam McDermott, who passed after her last battle with cancer. Pam was a good friend to many in our community, including countless fur-friends.

Congratulations to BetteJean Gettel on her retirement from the Bethel Code Enforcement Office after 21 years of service. We couldn’t have done it without her! We all wish ‘BJ’ the best and thank her for a job well done.

Congrats to Pedro Tweed for an award-winning weekend in Atlantic City. He’s now in The Martial Arts Hall of Honor!

Kudos to Smallwood Civic Association and Bethel Lions Club for organizing the recent mask and Test Kit distributions.

PSA: Mask. Test. Send for free home test kits. Vax locations: vaccines.gov. Txt your zip code to 438829. FMI: 845-807-0925. SC Public Health-292-5910. Mental Health-292-8770. Suicide Prevention-‘988’.

To Do: Send me news two weeks in advance.

Use Townofbethelny.us and bethelnyparksandrec@gmail.com for local info. Stay informed by attending Town of Bethel Board meetings in Person or Zoom link, on-line. Follow the renovation for Town Hall and Highway Dept project grants and the Beside issue.

Heat cost issues? Contact Town about the local, privately funded CEAP Heat-Energy program applications.

Help! Donate nonperishable food to local Shephards Pantry.

Winter cautions: Be smart and don’t put off the ‘To Do List’ that keeps you, loved ones or co-workers safe. Check that home, office and vehicles are updated, supplied and emergency ready.

Business Watch: Many businesses are still hiring. Check sullivanny.us/Departments/workforcedevelopment/HotJobs. Applications are available for a part-time Justice Court Clerk in Bethel. Drop by the office or use www.townofbethelny.us.

Heard on the street: Look for the new owners to develop the ‘K Lake Row’ with a fresh approach. Kauneonga’s ‘Industry’, has a fabulous new retail space.

Support local year-round and BBA businesses by using www.bethelbusiness.com directory. Order, shop on-line or In Person! The BBA is looking to expand and fill board and committee seats. Watch for the ‘22 BBA Membership Renewal letter and form in the mail. FMI or to join the group, contact: bethelnybba@gmail.com. Call 845-583-4350x101.

For local history’s sake, donate to “The Max & Miriam Yasgur Barn Restoration Project” GoFundMe.com page. Recent news from the Farm: Abigail Storm-Eggink passed.

It’s Black History month. It’s time to learn more. Dig into CRT or research if affirmative action has lived up to its intention. Follow the NFL-Systemic Racism case. Learn about voting rights and gerrymandering.

Learn more about trained volunteer AARP Tax Aide (NYS and Federal tax returns) at the Crawford Library on Tuesday and Thursdays, February 8th to April 7th. Appts: 845-794-4660.

Register ahead for “Afro-futurism: A Brief Introduction & Conversation” hosted by Crawford Library on the 9th on Zoom at 7pm. They also offer “Jazz In the Civil Rights Movement” on the 10th on Zoom at 7pm. Join ‘Dance It Off’ on Thursdays at Duggan at 4:45pm. Register for HV Pattern for Progress’ ‘Community Builders Project’ Info Session February 10 at 11am. The virtual program runs 10 weeks, April-June, and offers connections, expertise, data, management and grant writing tools to support your project. FMI: 845-565-4900 or https://www.pattern-for-progress.org/community-builders.

The ‘44th Annual WSUL 98.3 Heart-A-Thon’ is happening on the 11th! Be sure to listen to the radio and make a contribution! You’ll feel great about doing so much good! Head to the Villa Roma for Friday Night Skiing with special lift and rental pricing.

Attend Grahamsville’s 1st Annual Winterfest on Saturday, the 12th, at the Fairgrounds from 12-7pm.

SuperBowl LVI. It’s more than commercials and half-time. We’re talking Football and the final contest is Rams vs Bengals. Who’s your pick?

Culture: Support the arts! Become a member of the Bethel Council of the Arts. Contact: BCABethelArt@gmail.com. Bethelwoodscenter.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Delawarevalleyartsalliance.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, and scdw.net. Crawford Library programs: www.ebcpl.org.

Bethel Woods concert tickets are now available to purchase. Cab Franks’ hosts Game Days, Wednesday ‘Open Mic’, Thursday ‘Cab’raoke’ and live music on weekends. Bethel’s Hector’s Inn, Callicoon’s Rafters, and Rock Hill’s Dutch’s mention weekend entertainment as do the area Breweries.

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

Use fbplayhouse.org to register for FBP Academy’s teen session, starting in March.

Suz Sez, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” MLK Jr


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