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May 24, 2022

Suzanne White
Posted 5/24/22

Birthday wishes to Mike Freaney, Claudia Dietz, Diane Lorino, Jonathan Fox, Scott McBride, Jake Rubin, Maureen OMeara, Eric Kashan, Cindy Kashan, Ira Frankel, Ruby Gold, Blake Levine, Judy Bernstein, …

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May 24, 2022


Birthday wishes to Mike Freaney, Claudia Dietz, Diane Lorino, Jonathan Fox, Scott McBride, Jake Rubin, Maureen OMeara, Eric Kashan, Cindy Kashan, Ira Frankel, Ruby Gold, Blake Levine, Judy Bernstein, Hildy Rosenberg and ‘The Man about Town’, Mike Richardson!

Anniversary wishes to the Thespys and the Gariglianos.

Locally, the Monticello Central School District’s $94.5 million 2022-23 school budget passed. Victoria LaRusso, Ashley Rielly and Jennifer Holmes were elected to the three school Board of Education seats for a three-year term.

Kudos to Women’s WNT soccer for the W! The battle for an equal playing field with equal pay has been won.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PSA: Virus transmission is up. Be vigilant. SC Assistance- 807-0925. Public Health- 292-5910.

To Do: Send me your business or personal news. Bethel info: Townofbethelny.us.

Parks & Rec offer Thursday ‘Dance It Off’ and Monday ’Walking Lakeside’. Both meet at Duggan at 4:45pm.                     A Pickleball players group meet at Duggan gym on Tuesday afternoons. Looking for Yoga? Contact Wagging Tail Yoga at oraramat@gmail.com or Miriam in Jeff at miriamhernandezart@mac.com. Zumba? See ‘Nicole Muscara-Fb.

Food security continues to be an issue. Donations to Shephard’s Pantry help our neighbors.

Drop by the Past Perfect Bookstore, our local gem at Duggan and read! Volunteers are needed. FMI: 794-0017.                                          

To participate in local Litterpluck, supported until June 30th, contact Town: 583-4350 or SCP&R 807-0287.                                                  

Register for the Rhulen Run (raceroster.com) and purchase raffles, supporting TLF and LLS. FMI:www.rockhillrun.com.

Business Watch: Dine, shop and support local business. Visit wwwshopandboutique.com, farmhousetraders .com or in2retro.com on-line, 24/7!

Many businesses are looking to hire and train workers. Let’s go to work! Put in applications and get interviews. Business success depends on good management and trained, qualified staff.

Watch for the local spots to open this season. Open House-Ribbon Cuttings are on the menu!  

Use the Bethel Business Association Member website list as a service resource. Join the BBA now and take advantage of ‘22 BBA GUIDE advertising discount by Friday’s deadline (845-887-5200). FMI: www.bethelbusiness. com.

The Bethel Business Association hosts a ‘Meet & Greet’ Mixer at Kauneonga Lake’s The Local Table & Tap on Wednesday, the 25th, at 6pm. Members and all area businesses are welcome.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pre-register (https://ecs. page.link/LHK8X)for Cornell Cooperative Ext’s virtual program, “Understanding Alz­heimer’s and Dementia”, on Thursday, the 26th, at 2pm. Register on line for Crawford Library and SC NAACP’s IP or virtual program, “Voter Rights Forum” on the 26th at 6pm.

in2retro in Mongaup Valley opens for Memorial Day weekend on Friday, the 27th. Hours are 11-5:30pm on weekends through June, then daily for the season. Drop by Hector’s Inn for Bill Fleck’s Open Mic on the 27th at 7pm.  

The Town is hosting a ribbon cutting on the 28th for the recently opened Mason Jar Specialty Foods in Kauneonga Lake at 10am. The WHO perform at the Bethel Woods pavilion on Saturday night at 7:30pm.

The River Ramblers are playing at the opening weekend of Callicoon’s Western Inn, on the 29th from 2-5pm.

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, the 30th to mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the US armed forces. I expect there will be a Post 5499 Sgt. Andrew Brucher Memorial Post service with Quartermaster Howard Goldsmith officiating at the Veteran’s Square in Kauneonga Lake at 11am.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Culture: Support the arts! Bethelwoodscenter.org, Catskillartsociety.org, Dela­warevalleyartsalliance.org, delawarevalleyopera.com, www.ebcpl.org, fbplayhouse. org, gallery222.org, harmonyinthewoods.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, and scdw.net.

Plan your Bethel Woods calendar! Get your tickets for the WHO on the 28th. Register now for the 2022 P.L.A.Y Summer Programs. Sessions include 2 week introduction to dance, theater, art, and/or ‘Rock Camp’ and weekly sessions for 4-6 and 7-9yo are offered as well.

Support BCA (BCABethelArt@gmail.com). The council has a busy season planned locally, but for now, visit the BCA Members Group Exhibit at Narrowsburg Union Galleries every day until June 12th.

Hurleyville Gallery 222 hosts Jonathan C Fox’s Photography exhibit on weekends through May.

Hurleyville PAC has programs and classes to choose from and the theater is screening ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ on the 27-29th, Fri and Sat at 7:30 and Sunday at 2pm. Callicoon Theater also offers “Top Gun: Maverick” on the 27-30th at 7:30 and adds 2pm showings on Saturday and Sunday.

Forestburgh Playhouse offers Tavern ‘Karaoke’ on the 27th and ‘The Little Big Band’ on the 28th.

Look for entertainment at Hector’s Inn and in the surrounding area at Dutchs, Rafters, Cabernet Franks and the Bashakill.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Suz sez, “Leadership is not about being the loudest in the room!”


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