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Smallwood - Mongaup Valley

June 24, 2022

James Looney
Posted 6/24/22

With the first day of summer this past Tuesday, there is lots of news to report about the goings on in and around Smallwood. Over at the Smallwood Civic Association (SWCA), the Association Board is …

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Smallwood - Mongaup Valley

June 24, 2022

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With the first day of summer this past Tuesday, there is lots of news to report about the goings on in and around Smallwood. Over at the Smallwood Civic Association (SWCA), the Association Board is preparing the way for members to vote in August on three proposed amendments to the SWCA Constitution.

The Association asks members to check their email inboxes (or possibly spam folder) for a message from the Board regarding these changes. There will be two explanatory Zoom meetings coming up in the next few weeks before the July 2nd General Membership Meeting. These Zooms will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 4:30 PM and Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30 PM. At these meetings the Board will explain why the proposed changes are important to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Association and Smallwood.

On another note from the SWCA, a fresh batch of Smallwood T-shirts and sweatshirts have been delivered. They look very snappy with golden lettering on dark hunter green cotton. Another item that has been ordered for us by the Association is a vintage “Sportsman’s Map” of the area (you can still find the odd original hanging on a wall or neatly tucked away in a folder of grandma’s old documents).

Both the snappy linens and the wonderfully detailed 36” x 24” map will be available (along with similar items of Smallwoodiana) for purchase from the Snack Shed when the Smallwood Beach opens up on Saturday, June 25th. Later that glorious day, the SWCA is planning its Second Annual Beach Opening Nighttime Bonfire. Plan to be there and join the Association if you haven’t already done so!

The other day Denise Frangipane came by Sticky Fingers and introduced herself as one of the fine people helping to revive the “Past Perfect Bookstore” in the Dr. Duggan Community Center (3460 Route 55, White Lake, behind Bethel Town Hall). Past Perfect offers a huge selection of used books and also spaces for tutoring. Proceeds from the sale of books go toward the Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County and the students — children, adults, and seniors — whom they serve.

Volunteer tutoring opportunities are available for those able to help out with the incredibly important work of helping newcomers achieve literacy and communication skills in their adopted county and country. This inspiring group of volunteers currently has four tutors; but more are needed. Hop to it! For more info and to get involved, head on over to www.literacysullivan.org or give the good folks at the Past Perfect a call at +845-583-7191.

Dear Readers. With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, ‘high season’ at Sticky Fingers Delectables has begun. Ice creams—and, for that matter, all those delicious soups & stews—take a lot of time and care to prepare and present. Over the summer I work 17-hour days and so will probably write only a few SCD columns. Come on by the shop when you can with any news you feel is newsworthy, and, time permitting, I’ll pen another column with your ideas and suggestions in mind. For now and until next time: be well, flourish, and keep good company.

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