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November 2011

Pure Prairie League at Bethel Woods

BETHEL, NY — The country-rock pioneers Pure Prairie League will take the stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. The performance is a part of the Fall 2011 Event Gallery Concert Series, which features an eclectic array of artists in an intimate setting.  Read more

Edwards will fight against hydro-fracking

Last Thursday evening I attended the “Meet-the-Candidates Forum” at the CVI Building to hear from each of the Sullivan County Legislative candidates running for office in Liberty. I wanted to find out where they stand on a variety of issues that are important to me and to my community. For me, one of the most important is the issue of hydro-fracking to extract gas in our county.  Read more

‘Journeys’ of the heart

MILFORD, PA — The daughter of a beloved and respected attorney recently returned to Milford to scout potential locations for a movie that will be filmed in the town beginning in fall 2012. The film honors the memory of the father she calls, “the most amazing man I’ve ever known.”  Read more

‘Be Mine Always’ call for submissions

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance will host its fourth annual exhibition of poetry, poem objects and photographs with a Valentine’s Day theme. This year, “Be Mine Always” will have a purely romantic focus expressing stages of romance, marriage, new and lasting love.

Poetry selections are curated by Mary Greene of The River Reporter and the Upper Delaware Writers Collective, and the photographs curated by gallery director Rocky Pinciotti. Visit www.artsal liancesite.org or call 845/252-7576.

Poetry submissions  Read more


Anthony “Tony” Richard Girardi of Eldred, NY, a 32 year resident of the area, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. He was 94.
The son of the late Daniel and Bridget Girardi, he was born in Manhattan on June 19, 1917, the youngest and last of seven siblings.

Anthony served as a corporal in the army in WWII and was a disabled veteran.  Read more

All dressed up with nowhere to go

I have a few childhood memories of flurries on Halloween, which did not deter us from going door to door. So when the weather report suggested snow over the weekend, I wasn’t overly concerned. Planning to attend parties all over the county, I had prepared several wildly different costumes, in an attempt to avoid derision over repetition.  Read more

Tears and cheers

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Postseason encounters bring their share of joy and sorrow as teams give their all in body, mind and spirit in the playoffs. A loss means an untimely end to a title quest and, for seniors, a tearful finale to their years of playing the sport they hold so dear. Loss is hard to reckon with, especially in the vulnerability of one’s youth.  Read more


Mary Margaret Conway, MD died suddenly on October 24, 2011 while at her practice in Washington, NC. She was 60.

Mary was born on March 19, 1951 in Monticello, NY of John J. and Ida Mae Fredenburgh Conway. She attended St. Peter’s School in Monticello, and St. Joseph Mountain School in Forestburgh, NY, graduating in 1968.  Read more


William H. “Crow” Gavitt of Boyd’s Mills, PA died Friday, October 28, 2011 at home after an illness. He was 83.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Yvonne Snook. They were married on November 30, 1951.

Born on June 24, 1928 at the family homestead in Boyd’s Mills, he was the son of the late Joseph D. & Edna Mary Cowell Gavitt. He was a graduate of Damascus High School.  Read more


Lillian McMahon of Jeffersonville, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Virginia Beach, VA. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Rose Boyle, she was born February 11, 1928 in Callicoon, NY. She was married to the late George McMahon.

She is survived by four children, Terry McMahon and wife Maryellen of Virginia Beach, VA, Linda Piermarini and husband Ernest of Cold Spring, NY, Joyce Rosman and husband Jeffrey of Succasunna, NJ and Sheri Rutledge and husband Robert of Tyler Hill, PA; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Read more