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September 2012

‘What is it? Wednesday’

School has begun and with it starts a whole new year of “What is it? Wednesdays” in my husband John’s 12th grade social studies classes at Sullivan West.

What is “What is it? Wednesday” you ask? Well, are you old enough to have used the gramophone, 45 records, eight-track tapes, the Walkman or only the Ipod?  Read more

Partnership announces new Sullivan County, NY hiking website

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) and Catskill Mountainkeeper, in partnership with Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management, the Sullivan County Visitors Association and Morgan Outdoors announce the launch of TrailKeeper.org.

TrailKeeper.org is a one-source outlet for hiking trails and public lands in Sullivan County, NY with easy-to-read, easy-to-access maps and facilities information and guides to hiking safety.  Read more

‘What is it? Wednesday’

School has begun and with it starts a whole new year of “What is it? Wednesdays” in my husband John’s 12th grade social studies classes at Sullivan West.

What is “What is it? Wednesday” you ask? Well, are you old enough to have used the gramophone, 45 records, eight-track tapes, the Walkman or only the Ipod?  Read more

Claims from an alternative universe

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

Atco Cell Tower

During the past several months I have had to travel the southern states, Florida to Texas. An observation was the abundance of cell towers. A more obvious observation was their locations. The cell towers were all erected on either public/municipal property or commercial acreage that in turn was intended for commercial or industrial use. Neither location or option was within miles of residential parcels.  Read more

Government for the people

In this polarized society, in which the population seems to be pretty much evenly divided on practically every issue from the federal to the local level, it is immensely surprising to get a result as lopsided as that in the recent survey on natural gas drilling sent out in the Town of Callicoon. About two thirds of the respondents said they were opposed to drilling and fracking, about one third in favor. The margin is big enough that it is hard to ignore regardless of any imperfections in method with which the process might be charged.  Read more

Celebrate Catskill Art Society’s 40th anniversary

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Catskill Art Society (CAS) will host a party to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary on Saturday, September 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the CAS Arts Center, located at 48 Main St.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a dinner catered by Flour Power Bakery and Café, wine from Eminence Road Farm Winery and Callicoon Wine Merchant and live music. Tours of CAS’s proposed second-floor theatre and performance space will also be provided.  Read more

Learn to grow garlic

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.

Tusten resident wins rain barrel

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

Names selected for Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum has selected the individuals to be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame for its 17th year. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 6, starting at 1 p.m.  Read more