With the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah here already, once again I pause to reflect. The next 10 days, leading up to Yom Kippur, are important, not only to me, but to millions of Jews around the world. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a bit about this subject, and my inner voice cried out with trite expressions. The mere fact that “time flies” and “waits for no man” are true, I suppose, and although I celebrate the New Year, I’m also taking stock of what has transpired over the last 12 months, some of which (like life itself) has been a bit icky. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — “The past is history, the future a mystery and the present is a gift,” goes the adage. For teams that experienced varying degrees of success as well as for those that never won a game, this year’s mission is to be markedly more successful. Making it to the postseason is the goal for established programs, while learning the basics and improving from game to game is uppermost for those who have had little or no prior success. Read more
The letter to Governor Cuomo signed by superintendent Ed Sykes and town councilman Harold Roeder of the Town of Delaware, as well as supervisor George Conklin of the Town of Fremont, makes some claims that may exist in an alternative universe, but not in the one I live in.
First, “We have studied the facts and data.” When was that done? It certainly wasn’t done in public. Read more
Ruth I. Fasshauer
Ruth I. Fasshauer of Honesdale, PA died Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center after an illness. She was 94.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home 1228 North Main Street, Honesdale, PA with Rev. Kenneth Buckwalter officiating.
Graveside services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — Master Gardener Danielle Gaebel will instruct you on how and when to plant garlic on Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 64 Ferndale Loomis Rd. She will demonstrate best practices in planting and care. Also covered will be recipes using garlic and garlic scapes. The fee is $10 and is due with registration. Call 845/292-6180.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Madeleine Wootan of the Town of Tusten, NY, poses with the rain barrel that she won in a drawing she entered as part of the Pike-Wayne Conservation Partnership’s series of programs titled “Clean Water-Healthy Communities.” The barrel was donated by Honesdale Agway. Wootan attended a May 15 workshop on rain barrels that was held at the PPL Environmental Learning Center in Hawley, PA. Rain barrels capture and store roof water runoff when it rains and allow the homeowner to use the stored water later. Read more
The lower sun angles and the cooler temperatures of September trigger some changes in nature; for some birds, this is the cue to start heading for warmer climes. Hummingbirds exit the region this month, as well as many other bird species. This is the start time for some raptor species as well. In the right locations, this is a good opportunity to see high numbers and a variety of raptors. Read more