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May 2012

Native plants walk

June 2, 2012

Botanist & author Dr. Ann Rhoads leads a walk & answers questions at Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA, 9am-noon, free. 570/226-3164.

Liberty man sentenced to 5 years for home burglary

Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that James McDonnell, 21, of Liberty, N.Y. was sentenced to 5 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for Burglary in the 2nd Degree, a class C violent felony on May 22, 2012 in Sullivan County Court.  Read more

Meta Elizabeth Yopp

Meta Elizabeth Yopp, 84, of Highland Lake, NY, passed away on May 14, 2012, in Mystic, CT.

Born at the Springhouse in Barryville, NY,[ on February 4, 1928, to Alex and Minna Mills, Meta graduated from Eldred Central School as valedictorian of the Class of `46. Two years later she graduated from Mount Ida Junior College’s airline hostess program and became a stewardess for American Airlines, working first out of New York City and later San Francisco.

Meta married Ivan Yopp (Lt. Col. USAF, Ret’d), of Jacksonville, NC, on January 29, 1951, in Barryville.  Read more

Hurleyvilles man sentenced to 25 years in sexual abuse of child

Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Kevin Devault, 53, of Hurleyville, N.Y. was sentenced to a total of 25 years in state prison and 20 years of post release supervision for his convictions for Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 1st and 2nd Degrees and Rape in the 2nd Degree, all violent felonies.  Read more

May 17, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Walter Ancevich of Jeffersonville, NY, a longtime resident of the area, died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. He was 84.
Graveside services were held on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville, NY.
Donations may be made to the Sullivan County SPCA.

Nancy M. Chesnick of Callicoon, NY died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Center in Liberty, NY. She was 80.  Read more

Laughs at The Nutshell

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Starting on May 26, the Laugh Tour will bring a show a month to The Nutshell in Lake Huntington, with comedians from shows like The Tonight Show and Letterman. The headliner for the first show will be Kevin Meaney, who has appeared on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Letterman, HBO, Regis, Oprah and Conan O’Brien. Also featured will be Leah Bonnema, who has been featured in The New York Times and Daily News and named one of HuffPost’s 50 Funniest Women. All the events will be hosted by Rich Kamco of The Howard Stern Show, Sirius XM, Queer Eye and WE-tv.  Read more

‘Rumblestrips’ at NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — “Rumblestrips,” a movie directed and written by John Adams and Toby Poser of Roscoe, will be screened at the NACL Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The film is a fictional narrative about a foolish but well-meaning mother whose life has drifted off center, and who is led back between the lines by the unwavering devotion of her two young daughters. Broke and emotionally blistered after the death of her husband, Toby has turned to a beloved pastime, growing marijuana, to provide for her family.  Read more

Ice Works in summer

LAKEVILLE, PA — The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Natural Ice Harvesting Museum will open on Friday, May 25.

Sculpted Ice Works manufactures ice carving blocks and transforms them into ice sculptures of all sizes. Mark Crouthamel, master carver and founder of Sculpted Ice Works in 1999, has spent several years developing a factory tour of the ice plant and a museum of the history of naturally harvested ice.  Read more

Tour alpaca farms

CALLICOON, NY — Farmstock, a summer-long series of tours of working farms in Sullivan County, starts out on Memorial Day weekend at two alpaca farms in Callicoon. Rosehaven Alpacas (www.rosehavenalpacas.com), at 540 County Road 164, will host tours at 12:30 and 2 p.m. The farm store will be open, there will be a spinning demonstration and craft corner for kids, and a name the cria contest. Call 914/953-2506 or 845/887-6801.

Nature’s Reserve Alpacas (www.naturesreservealpacas.com) at 408 River Rd. will offer tours and spinning demonstrations. Call 845/887-2012.  Read more

Roscoe Farmers Market opens

ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe Farmers Market is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The market features locally grown produce, baked goods, homemade jams, jellies and fudge, aged cheese, wines, fresh homemade pasta and organic gourmet doggie treats, among other items. You can also find flower baskets, shrubs, herbs, perennials and annuals.