An estimated 5,000 people turned out to the first-ever Bagel Festival in Monticello on August 17 and 18. Jeffrey Siegel, owner of the Spencer Daniels Agency, which produced the festival, said, “The only way it could have been more fabulous would be maybe if President Obama stopped by. It was just great.” Read more
The murder trial of Paul Novak has been unfolding over the past week or so with sometimes dramatic testimony. Novak is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Catherine Novak, then burning down the house in Lava in 2008. Read more
Zumbathon at the Monticello Fitness Factory, 12 noon to 2pm. Benefits the Orange/Sullivan Walk to End Alzheimer’s. $15 minimum donation suggested, which covers admission, refreshments, door prizes and purple bracelet. Please wear purple. 845/866-2800 or 914/443-6619.
The issue of constructing a new county jail has been dormant since 2010 because of sagging county revenues due to the Great Recession. The issue was brought up again at a meeting in the government center on August 9 after indication that officials in Albany are once again expecting the legislature to start moving on the project. Read more
Rich Arnold will speak at the E.B. Crawford Public Library about handmade tribal pottery from Papua New Guinea, 7:30pm.
"The Three Sisters," a play by Anton Chekhov, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion group at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. Copies of the play are available at the library. New members are always welcome.
Temple Sholom, will host a brunch featuring Dr. Neal Jacobs speaking about "Africa, the Peace Corps, and me," 11:30am. Cost: $15.
Monticello police arrested four persons at Number Four Greenview avenue in the Village of Monticello on August 8. Read more
Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County will hold a huge book sale at Read It Again book store in the Literacy Center, 11am-4pm. Books priced as low as 25 cents. 845/794-0017.
Free rabies clinic for all pets of Sullivan County residents at Town of Thompson Highway Department, 33 Jefferson St., 6-7:30pm. Dogs, cats, ferrets will be vaccinated.