Lake Huntington News
In the late 1800s, my great-grandfather and his sister left Ireland and landed in England—he being Thomas Fox and his sister Ann Fox. Soon, Thomas came over to America, and Ann stayed in England. Thomas married and started a family here; he is my grandmother Maryanne’s father. In England, Ann had a daughter Ann, who became good, long-distance friends with my grandmother. Read more
I write my column this week with a very heavy heart. Horace “Bud” Buddenhagen passed away on Saturday October 19 in Wayne Woodland in Waymart, PA with his family by his side. His wife Emily told me it’s going to be very hard to live alone after 65 years; who is she going to argue with? I told her to call my husband. The Buddenhagen family will have a memorial for Bud sometime in November; I will keep you informed. Read more
When I first moved to Cochecton Center, the first two people I met were Doug and Eleanor Heinle at Heinle’s General store. They were talking about Founder’s Day, when the community all gets together to have fun. I worked side by side with Eleanor and loved every minute of it—great memories. Eleanor passed away on September 25 at the age of 93. God bless her. Eleanor Heinle Martin’s service will be on Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m. at the Cochecton Center United Methodist Church. Read more
I just got off the plane after a great couple of days in Florida at a cousin’s wedding. I really enjoyed hanging out at the pool but not getting all the freckles. The flight home was amazing. What a sight, flying over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge with all the beautiful fall colors on the trees.
My husband stayed home, and he played secretary for me.
I have to make a correction: Etta Pierce never went to a one-room schoolhouse. (Oops, sorry Etta), and it was Jim Cavanaugh who lost his dad and then his mom. Read more
Who says there is nothing to do? I had a busy weekend. Saturday we went to the Fall Harvest Festival at the Grover Hermann Hospital and were lucky to be there for Marie Zalesky’s 106th birthday. Yes, I said 106. Can you believe it? Marie is a beautiful person. When I asked Marie, “How did you get to be 106?” she said, “Hard work and a lot of volunteering.” Marie still lives alone and volunteers a few days a week. God love her.
The hospital would like to thank everyone who helped with this event. Read more
What a busy weekend: down to Queens and back in the same day for my sister’s 60th birthday; had a good time seeing all of the family. My mother was really missed; she was in all of our thoughts and prayers. Read more
Have you ever been to a pig roast? In the last two weeks, I have been to two. The Knights of Columbus held one at Holy Cross Church on Sunday the 11. My brother is the Grand Knight, and he asked me to stop by and help him. He did not need me; the wives of the knights did a great job setting up and supplying the food. When I got there, I went over to him and he asked me to carry some pig down to the oven. I said, “OK,” and he gave me a metal tray with the head in it. Gross, gross, gross. Read more
The family of Pete and Anita Toscano are having an estate sale. If you never sold your parent’s life, it is the hardest thing ever. I knew I had to stop by and get a little something so I could always have a bit of them in my life. My husband is now the owner of the original Pete’s Pub sign: “The Working Man’s Country Club.” When I was at the sale, I ran into some of the workers who used to work in Pete’s. Great memories.... Read more
Summertime is so busy; this weekend was the Callicoon Street Fair in Callicoon and RiverFest in Narrowsburg.
I worked the St. Francis Xavier Church chicken barbeque selling 50/50 tickets, and then I went to work at RiverFest. Fr. Bill would like to thank everyone who worked to make the barbeque a success. Sunday when I was in church and the rain was coming down, I had a heart-to-heart talk with God. “Please God, stop the rain so RiverFest can go on and have a good turnout.” He does listen; the streets were packed and the food was flowing. Read more