Mrs. Barbara J. Wendt of Harriman, NY died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. She was 80.
She was born August 31, 1932 in Ft. Madison, IA, the daughter of the late Harold H. and the late Mildred Anna Finley Edlen.
Barbara was married for 42 years to Donald L. Wendt, Sr. prior to his death on March 10, 1999.
She was a LPN. She worked at Arden Hill Hospital, Goshen, NY for 18 years.
A family statement read: “Mom loved fishing for trout, big family gatherings, raising a large family and big holidays” Read more
Margaret “Marge” Vincent of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident, passed away quietly at home in her sleep with her husband by her side on Saturday, December 29, 2012. She was 84.
Marge was the daughter of the late Grace O’Neil Murphy. She was born October 19, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the beloved wife for 62 years of Leslie J. Vincent, who survives. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church in Narrowsburg. Marge will be remembered by those who knew her well for her forthright opinions and outgoing personality. Read more
Marie T. Schnorr, a longtime resident of Beach Lake, PA, formerly of Ridgewood/Glendale, NY, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 89.
The daughter of Charles and Germaine Rea-u Bordonaro, she was born October 20, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. She was loving wife to the late Charles A. Schnorr, who had passed away on January 23, 1998.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier R. C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY. She was a member of the Red Hat Society; she was a member and avid donor to the Smithsonian and National Geographic Society. Read more
Angelo Monteleone of Myrtle Beach, SC died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Grand Strand Medical Center. He was 75.
Mr. Monteleone was born in Sicily, Italy, the son of the late Francesco and Angelina Caridinale Monteleone. He was predeceased by a sister, Rosalia Cullaro. Read more
Maple catkins droop as tender Amelanchier blossoms herald the arrival of shad plowing upstream to deposit their lucre of roe in the riverbank. Everywhere forsythia and daffodils arch their slender necks in a riot of yellow, proclaiming the end of another gray winter. Redbuds will follow magnolias, then dogwood, each one taking its turn in the unfolding until all are green again, the architecture of branches obscured by leaves that sway and float in the breeze of spring, the warm breath of summer. Read more
By GEORGE FLUHR SR.
[At the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 28, keynote speaker George Fluhr Sr. put the 25-year history of the UDC in the context of the history of the river valley. This is an abbreviated version of his talk.] Read more
Dec. 14, 2012, was my wakeup call. I was woefully ignorant about the gun violence in this country prior to that day. When I heard of the senseless killings of those children and teachers in Newtown, CT, I was brought to my knees in my living room in horror and sadness. I know Newtown; I lived there. It is just like my current Hudson Valley home, a small town filled with great caring people. That day, I counted down the minutes until 3:05 p.m. when I could go pick up my son from Kindergarten. I ran all the way to the school, held him in my arms and did not want to let him go. Read more
The food fight over genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products in what we eat is heating up again.
Last week, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It would require food manufacturers to clearly label any product containing genetically modified organisms (GMO), also called GE organisms, or risk having that product classified “misbranded” by the Food and Drug Administration. Senator Kirsten Gellibrand (D/NY) is one of nine co-sponsors of the Senate bill. There are 22 co-sponsors of the House version. Read more
REGION — Bees make honey from nectar and pollen; therefore one might think that honey would contain quite a bit of pollen. But, in fact, up to 75% of honey sold in grocery stores contains no pollen. The issue is spelled out in an article published in Food Safety News in November 2011, which tested 60 many brands of honey (www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey). Read more
HARRISBURG, PA — A package of legislation called “Marcellus Works” is making its way through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and three bills out of the package related to compressed natural gas (CNG) were passed by the House on April 18. Read more