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February 2013

Why I Live Where I Live

Meet me on Old Mine Road
near Bevans Church and
I will tell you about
that snowy February day
on the gravel trail
near Van Campen’s Inn,
air, ice fresh,
rock-strewn fields
like whipped cream swirls,
the sounds of foraging
mice, snow crystals
shifting in afternoon sun,
the click of a Nikon
as we pushed knee-deep
through drifts
shooting crumbling
barns and shadows
cast by barren limbs
in late day light.

I will tell you about
the lone house near
the river’s edge
warm with yellow light,
how wisps of smoke
like wind-blown kite tails  Read more

County manager moving on; charter change moves forward

The effort by five of the nine county legislators to remove the county manager was finalized February 21 with the announcement that the legislature had voted to approve a separation agreement.  Read more

February 21, 2013

Valentine’s Day was celebrated on Saturday the 16th for us. Once again we went to the Carriage House to dance to Mickey Barnet. This year we went with another couple, Barbara and James. We really had a great time. James and Tommy sat and talked and Barbara and I were up dancing. As always, Dottie and Herman Esselman were there dancing like professionals. Herman and I danced to the song “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Herman can dance, but I can shake; together we made a good couple.  Read more

Book reading and signing by Mary Ziavras

March 20, 2013

The Literacy Board of Sullivan County presents a book reading and signing by author Mary Ziavras from Greek Folk Stories Old and New at the Read it Again Bookstore, 5:30pm. Musical offering and guest appearance by her daughter Julie Ziavras, renowned interpreter of Greek Folk songs. Traditional Greek pastries will be served. Free and open to the public. 845/794-0017.

Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meeting

March 11, 2013
April 11, 2013
May 11, 2013
June 11, 2013
July 11, 2013
August 11, 2013
September 11, 2013
October 11, 2013
November 11, 2013

The Western Sullivan Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Monday of the month at 5pm at the Jeffersonville Branch Library. The public is welcome to attend. 845/482-4350.

Celebrate Black History Month

February 23, 2013

The Sullivan County Million Man March Community Action Group and the Committee of Sisters celebrate Black History Month at the Ted Stroebele Center, 1-7pm. Performances, speakers, DJ, food and more. 845/796-8785.

Freedom From Smoking Clinic

April 3, 2013
April 10, 2013
April 17, 2013
April 24, 2013
May 1, 2013
May 8, 2013
May 15, 2013

The American Lung Association’s 8 session program at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, 7:30pm. Register: 570/559-7608.

Salon Series: Ken DeAngelis and Julie Ziavras

March 10, 2013

Ken DeAngelis and Julie Ziavras acoustic duo will perform an entertaining program of well known and original acoustic folk music with storytelling, Krause Recital Hall, Delaware Arts Center, 2pm. Admission: $10. 845/252-7576.

Book reading: Greek Stories

March 18, 2013

Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County presents Greek Folk Stories Old & New: book reading/signing with author Mary Ziavras at the Literacy Center, 7pm. Visit www.GreekFolkStories.com or call 845/794-6639 ext. 219.

Family Reading Night

March 7, 2013

Robert J Kaiser Middle School, annual Family Reading Night, 5:30 to 7:30pm in the cafeteria. There will be fun presentations, guest speakers, the Scholastic Book Fair, raffles to win great prizes, pictures taken with Geronimo Mouse, and informational booths. Cake and punch will be served. 845/796-3058.