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August 2011

Fly fishing festivities in Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will hold its Summerfest/Angler’s Market and Jubilee Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7. It features the largest flea market and fishing collectible two-day show in the USA, with over 100 tables loaded with fishing collectibles and treasures. In addition to fishing and outdoors-related items, local craft and gift vendors will have something for non-fishing companions and families to peruse.  Read more

Farm museum at the fair

HONESDALE, PA — One of the more interesting perennial attractions at the Wayne County Fair, which runs this year from Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 13, is the J. B. Park Farm Museum. Operated by the Wayne County Historical Society, the museum’s goal is to preserve the history of agriculture in Wayne County. It will provide narrated tours, an old-fashioned Homecoming Day and the presentation of the annual award “People Who Make a Difference in Wayne County Agriculture,” which this year goes to Peter (“Peddler Pete”) Wilken.  Read more


Zachary Ricardo Bonilla of Jeffersonville, NY died on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. He was 2 1/2 months old.

Infant son of Nicole A. Hallfors and Marvin Ricardo Bonilla, he was born on May 11, 2011 in Harris, NY.  Read more


Emily Virginia Hallock went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday July 30, 2011. She was 77.

Emily was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Douglas Joseph Hallock, who passed away in 1995.

Born May 31, 1934, in Shohola PA, she was the daughter of Francis and Margaret Harder Knecht.  Read more


Chris Allen Long of Callicoon, NY, an employee of Fulton Well Drilling and a lifetime area resident, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 63.

The son of Clinton and Grace Weiss Long, he was born February 5, 1948 in Callicoon. He was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Diehl Long. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Allan Milk VFW Post #7276 of Long Eddy, NY.  Read more


Jeanne Randall McCullough of New Paltz, NY passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence in New Paltz. She was 74.

Born on April 14, 1937, she was raised on the family dairy farm in Callicoon, the daughter of the late Howard and the late Tyyne (Falkenberg) Hermann. Her first husband, Healy Randall, predeceased her in 1977. She married Edward T. McCullough in 1992.  Read more


Heaven received another angel with the passing of Kirk D. Meehan of Cookville, TN on July 29, 2011.

Kirk was a life member of the Lumberland Fire Dept., veteran of the U.S. Army reserves, former Chief of Lumberland Constabulary, former leader and committee member of Cub Scout Pack 102 in Lumberland, NY.

Kirk had a heart of gold and deeply loved his family and friends. He was a soulmate to his wife and an inspiration, friend and provider to his children; and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.  Read more


Ronald Curtis Quick passed away suddenly on June 6, 2011 in Baycliff, TX. He was 52.

He was born September 16, 1958 to Leo T. “Bucky” Curtis of Houston, TX, and Nancy Schwartz of Billings, MT.  Read more

Cochecton zoning needs some work

The Cochecton Town Board assured the capacity June 16 public hearing audience that it had gone over the proposed zoning law, and subdivision and comprehensive plans “line by line.” Why, then, do these documents contain so many errors and blind alleys? As currently written, whether for planners or citizens, these proposed documents are inaccurate, out-of-date, and, therefore, not useful for their intended purposes. For example:  Read more

Shared sacrifice

The conversation at the dinner table was heating up faster than the food was cooling.

Father: “You know I’ve been out of work. Why can’t you pitch in a little extra to help with the mortgage payments?

Brother: “I already pay my fair share. I offered you a job sweeping the floors at my bank.”

Father: “That’s the best you’ll do, after I helped out when the bank was in trouble?”  Read more