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Kenoza Lake - September 25

Susan Brown Otto - Community Correspondent
Posted 9/24/20

Greetings faithful readers. Fall has truly arrived now, the wonderful change of seasons that we experience here in Sullivan County is upon us. The sugar maples are beginning to change color, not yet …

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Kenoza Lake - September 25


Greetings faithful readers. Fall has truly arrived now, the wonderful change of seasons that we experience here in Sullivan County is upon us. The sugar maples are beginning to change color, not yet brilliant, but no longer green.

I am saddened to report that the hummingbirds have left us. Poof! Just like that, slipping away in the night. I am super excited to report that I did see a Great Egret. Thank you Carl and Ed for letting me know that there is a pair temporarily nearby.

Donna Tyler told me she saw one on White Lake this summer. Awesome birds. (They look like a heron, but are white and I believe, smaller in size. We generally see them in August and September, as opposed to the herons that spend the late spring, summer and early fall here.)

Our local farmers have been out there these past few days, trying to get third cutting hay in, Dan Gabriel, Boomer Russell, the Slaters, Jon Rosal, Dan Brey. Even though it has been very dry this past summer, which normally means good hay weather, we seem to have had semi-sufficient rain to produce the hay, however. The lawns are now getting brown.

Lost cat on Perry Road, Susan Harte has lost her wonderful kitty cat named Ranger. Short hair with white and tabby coloring. It is feared that the Perry Road fishers may have been responsible for the missing cat. Fishers are super nasty animals. Plus, they can climb trees.

Great tractor parade Jeffersonville! Bill Fulton and Jimmy Hughson, great job! That was some corn combine there! We do not normally see corn combines like that in Sullivan County.

Shout it from the mountain tops! BROADBAND IS COMING! Perry Road, Goldsmith Road and Perry Road residents are ecstatic to see the new, taller poles that NYSEG is putting in for the broadband. Huge coils were dropped off along Perry Road. Wiring is beginning. If you haven't contacted Spectrum about this, then I suggest that you contact our NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and speak with her office. They are extremely helpful.

I was saddened to learn that Town of Bethel Constable Daryl Yates passed away unexpectedly last week. Whenever I saw him sitting in his patrol car, watching traffic pass by (with the radar gun nearby?), he always had a warm and beautiful smile.

The first time I met him, it was on a Saturday night when I wasn't driving 30 miles an hour in front of the Town of Bethel Town Hall. He pulled me over and reminded me what the speed limit was. Every time I drive Town Hall, I think of Daryl. Our sympathy to his Judy, his mother-in-law and family.

Donna Hassis Schuelie recently sent out her first Jeffersonville Traveler communication. Donna has taken over the reins from Helen Wachter. Please email Donna at dschuelie@knology.net or call /text her at 845-428-6773 for more information.

Sorry to report that the best Firemen's roast beef dinner in Sullivan County, namely the Kenoza Lake Roast Beef dinner will not be held this year.

During this most heated of campaign seasons, please, everyone, let's respect each other's opinion. I was contacted about a Biden/Harris sign that went a missing in Kenoza Lake. Respect.

As you all know, we have some gorgeous stone walls in the area. I love stone walls. There used to be a stone wall around the Kenoza Lake cemetery. Gorgeous! Someone decided to take it down and put up a chain link fence. So sad.

Anyway, if you have a stone wall that needs repair or want to build a new one, I can recommend someone, Jennifer Young and her father BJ. If you drive along Burr Road, about one half mile from Route 17B, you can see their beautiful handiwork.

No Kenoza Lake news until October 23rd.

FULL MOON, October 1st, Harvest Moon! “Shine on, shine on harvest moon” (Sorry, I couldn't resist)


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