At a gathering of members of the Sullivan County legal profession, along with politicians, business people and assorted movers and shakers, Stephan Schick, who served as the executive director of Sullivan County Legal Aid and was a legals aid attorney for nearly 30 years, was sworn in as a New York State Supreme Court Justice for the Third Judicial District, which serves Sullivan County as well as Ulster, Green, Albany, Schoharie, Rensselaer and Columbia. Read more
Laura and her dog Roxi took in over 600 miles in the Cascade Mountains during their hike to raise funds for the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter. Join Laura for an evening of photos and stories from the trail at the Community Room at the Wayne County Visitor Center, 6-8pm.
Catskill Art Society (CAS) presents “Look Twice,” a two person show featuring the work of Kit Jones and Glenn Lieberman at the CAS Arts Center. Artist talk 2pm, opening reception 3-5pm with light refreshments. The show runs until February 24.
The Professional Women of Sullivan County will be holding their next meeting at the White Sulphur Springs Restaurant, networking at 6pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. The speaker will be Beverly Paige, and the topic is Conquering Clutter. Dinner choices will be chicken noodle soup or salad, filet of salmon with dill sauce, chicken Kiev with wild rice, or pasta primavera. Rolls and butter, veggies, dessert and coffee/tea will be served. The cost including tax and tip is $22. All are invited (including men). You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings. Read more
First Friday musical gatherings at the Calder Cafe in the Equinunk Historical Society's annex, doors open at 6:30pm, live music 7:15pm. Light refreshments are available for sale. If you would like to perform, call 570/224-0223. Accoustic music only, please. No admission charge. If the weather is iffy, listen to your local radio stations for cancellation information. The Calder Cafe is located at 1972 Pine Mill Rd., at the junction of Hancock Highway (Rte. 191) and Pine Mill Rd. in the center of Equinunk.
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "All County Government Offices in Sullivan County will open today for normal business hours. The Commissioner of Public Safety and the Deputy Commissioner of Public Works have reported that all County roads have been treated, and that DPW is presently heading out with another round of salt.
Residents, visitors, and employees are urged to drive with caution, allowing extra travel time to arrive safely at their destination." Read more
“O Tannenbaum” is the German version of the song “O Christmas Tree” that we hear so often during this holiday season. Tannenbaum is also the German translation for a fir tree, a very popular conifer to have indoors as the traditional Christmas tree. There are a number of varieties of conifers and evergreens in our region, some of which make suitable Christmas trees, but all have some impact on nature and wildlife.
Here are a few of our most common conifers: Read more
As I write this column, I find myself housebound. My right knee is sore and aching. This is the result of having knee surgery to correct the severe arthritis in that joint. While the nurses at both Baylor Hospital and the Continuum Rehabilitation Hospital took excellent care of me, I am glad to be sleeping in my own bed once again. On the 12th of December, my surgeon, Dr. Pat Peters, removed the staples from the wound. He assured me that I appeared to be on the road to full recovery. It will take weeks of rehabilitation before I reach that goal. Read more