Jeffersonville Journal 2016

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Celebrating Country Life in Western Sullivan County



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CONTENTS SCott WoodS Editor

Cindy Monahan-herbert Art Director and Production Kathy herbert Advertising anne hart Cindy herbert broCK Lady Photography

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The Jeffersonville Journal is published by the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 463, Jeffersonville, NY 12748. No part of this publication can be reproduced without the written permission of the Chamber. The information in this publication is carefully compiled to ensure maximum accuracy. The Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce cannot, and does not, guarantee the correctness of all the information furnished it or the complete absence of errors and omissions. Thus, no responsibility for these shall be assumed.

FEATURE | Articles

A Place We Call Home in Jeffersonville 2

Weekend of Chamber Music: We’ll Always Have Paris 3 This Old Barn 6-8

Burning Down the House 11-12

Tickling New Life into Old Ivory 15-16 Hydrangea: An Easy Care Beauty 24

Hestia’s Garden: A Place to Nurture the Soul 32-33 Local Events Just a Click Away 36 All Roads Lead to Bowie 37-38

Around the World in Jeffersonville 40-41

The Outdoorsman, Natures Minister. Featuring Bold Archery Design 53-54 Hospitality in the Hamlets 55-57

The Road to Rhododendrons 58-59


Events Calendar 18-23

Cultural Calendar & Museums 26-31 Business Directory 42-49 Cultural Guide 60-61

Helpful Information 62-63 Area Map 64


Cover photo by Cindy Herbert of a Dogwood tree (Cornus Kausa) taken at Korwan's Garden Center in Jeffersonville. Cindy balances a busy schedule with her husband, Mark and their two young sons, but she still finds time to volunteer with community events and pursue her research of local history. In addition to her family, Cindy is an avid photographer, graphic designer and enjoys her small flock of chickens.

Photo by daphne Muzuruk


Welcome to the Country... The Place We Call Home

Nestled in the Catskills, at the bottom of a hill, the place we call home is Jeffersonville. The landscape tells our story, old houses and such, some stand majestic, others not so much. On mountain tops, farms and silos stand tall. With a feeling that love watches over us all. You can drive up these mountains and almost touch the sky. Or sit by the river that glides lazily by.

Not always laid back with parades and fun. Art and music for everyone.

Antiques galore tell the story of ole. And wide open spaces to nourish your soul.

A place to rest easy, forget life’s complications. We hope will endure for the next generations. From the outside our little town looks quaint with its glory. On the inside every tree, every rock has a story.

And each tear that we shed brings us closer together. Helping each other through the storms of life’s weather.

Yes, nestled in the Catskills, at the bottom of a hill, the place we call home is Jeffersonville. – K. Finn


We’ll Always Have Paris

JULY 16-31


Violinist Nurit Pacht and Cellist Caroline Stinson perform at the Eddie Adams Barn, home to WCM Concerts

eekend of Chamber Music’s 23rd season is here, and this year’s festival, We’ll Always Have Paris, runs from July 16 through 31st. WCM will present 11 events at all its usual and unusual venues in Sullivan and surrounding counties, with the addition this year of the Catskill Art Society and The Narrowsburg Union, and a return to the Cooperage in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. As the classic line from Casablanca suggests, the festival’s programming this year takes us to France, for a tour of French and French-inspired music old and new.

Events in May and June will excite the palate for the summer’s program through music and discussion. WCM will map the festival journey through a series of Informances (informal lecture-performances) at the Catskill Art Society, in Livingston Manor, NY, creating context for the festival as a whole, and through Mystery, Melodrama and Pierrot Lunaire (May 28), providing an in-depth look at the epic masterpiece by Schönberg, to be performed in the final weekend of the festival. Saturday June 18th at 4pm, the WCM Annual Benefit Nuit d’été/Summer’s Eve will present works by Americans in Paris and the music that inspired them, alongside a gourmet 3-course meal with wine on a private farm. Money raised will help keep the Informances and family events free. Joining forces with WCM for the Summer Festival will be Philadelphia-based composer-in-residence Anna Weesner, an American steeped in the music of France whose work has been performed by artists such as soprano Dawn Upshaw, along with Armand Angster and Françoise Kubler, founders of the French ensemble Accroche Note and champions of music from the Old World and the New. Accroche Note also specializes in free improvisation, and will contribute a new sound and approach to one

2015 Composer John Corigliano in conversation with Andy Waggoner at the Catskill Distilling Company

Photos by Tom Bushey

of the festival’s most distinctive ongoing features. The Festival programs trace five centuries of music, with works of Couperin, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Cablet; new solo and duo works by Pascal Dusapin and Franco-Lebanese composer Zad Moultaka; vocal and chamber works of Anna Weesner that weave European and American classical, pop and folk threads into a unique and beautiful tapestry; and the theatrical, world-changing, Pierrot lunaire (Pierrot in the Moonlight) of Schönberg.

WCM continues to heighten the chamber music experience through pre-concert talks, open workshops and discussions with the guest composer, during which audience members can both observe festival artists at work and ask questions in real-time. And the geographic reach of the festival continues to grow, with WCM presenting its final weekend of events at the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor and the renown Lincoln Center Kids character Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry (Rami Vamos) will make an appearance that same weekend at the Narrowsburg Union. A listing of our events can be found in the cultural calendar on pages 26-31 in this journal. More info on the artists, the music, and the festival itself, can be found at


845-887–5803 | |

Weekend of Chamber Music is a 501(c )3 non-profit, sponsored in part by public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

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By Meaghan Mullally-Gorr



hen you think of a barn what comes to mind? A place that housed your family’s animals or a place you spent from dusk ‘til dawn working? An old abandoned building that served as a storage unit? I suppose it depends on your age. Did you grow up when farms were booming or were you only told stories of what used to be? For me, growing up, the barns located on various family members’ properties served as large, mysterious playgrounds. They housed unique treasures and plenty of room for us kids to get lost for hours. We would throw birthday parties in the hay loft, play house in the pig pen and have games of hide and seek in the horse stalls. We knew that these barns once served a great purpose, but that was all in our parents or grandparents time. Who knew that years later our former playgrounds would be renovated, repurposed and updated into highly sought after city escapes and event and wedding venues. I recently visited several beautiful properties and let me tell you, barns ain’t what they used to be. My first visit was to Silent G Farms in North Branch. Walking across the dirt driveway I was greeted by a barking dog. There’s a farm house, a guest house, a pond, an outdoor sauna, great fields, mature trees and, of course, the barn. Everything looks down on gorgeous hillside views. Sounds typical for an 1800’s farm right? Not quite. I finally meet up with Elizabeth, she and her family bought the property in 2014 and a typical farm this is not. From the outside the view is grand. The laid up foundation is flawless, the barn is large and, thanks to recent renovation, in perfect

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The newly renovated barn, 2nd floor with new Hickory floors, sound proof recording studio, how the lower level looked pre-renovations. A decorative G welcomes visitors to Silent G Farm. shape. The wood is worn from years of weather and sunlight, giving the old barn that most sought after dated look. Elizabeth guides me into the ground floor entrance and it is clear that this is not the barn of my childhood. There is a full sound proof recording studio. Elizabeth’s husband is in the music business. This is his version of “work from home”. There are three bedrooms and two and a half baths. From the doors to the fixtures, the design is flawless, all in a day’s work for Elizabeth, a NYC Interior Designer. Up the stairs to the main attraction. The upper level of the barn is large, open, clean and beautiful, complete with a wooden wagon wheel adorned on a beam. The new hickory floors both lighten and decorate the room. The space screams with possibilities. At the far end the floor is raised just enough to be considered a stage. Oh the fun to be had. Silent G Farms is inviting and laid back yet beautifully immaculate in design. It is a place that welcomes you and

Long Hill Barn, a wedding party poses in front of the double doors, new event space with pine wide plank floors, an ornate equestrian door latch, pristine horse stalls

makes you feel at home. The barn is versatile and original. Elizabeth said it best, “This place is simple, it makes you forget time for a bit”. Long Hill Farm is located in the Beechwoods. Dating back to the 1840’s it has all the charm of a classic horse farm with all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Driving up to the property it’s hard to miss the acres of crisp white fence that lead to hand laid stone walls. An addition and full renovation of the farm house were completed in 2007. The property includes a pool house with an indoor and outdoor kitchen, a sauna, Jacuzzi, salt water in ground pool, a stocked pond, acres of open meadows and the barn. Tom, the owner, gives me the grand tour. Large field stones map our route through two large white barn doors with old warped glass windows that open outward in a grand gesture. Picture perfect horse stalls line the room. They are used in the summer months by the resident retired race horses. The upper level is accessible through a double entrance that tests my new found idea of grand entrances. Two sets of large hinged doors not only reveal the events space but provide a versatile extension from the large room to the lawn. Another gorgeous venue for entertaining, this room has new wide plank pine floors, the original silo, an old hay hook hanging from the ceiling and wall mounted wooden ladder, all of which accentuate its character. Long Hill Farm is country living at its best. The barn is a party waiting to happen while remaining an equestrian dream. This property has been Tom’s great work of art.

Have you ever stumbled upon a treasure? I have, it’s a treasure known as the MILK BARN. Tucked away on a quiet road in Hankins stands an old farm that’s been divided in two. Dropping the farm house from the main property, the MILK BARN, built in 1873, is something to marvel at. Gabe and his brother are the newest owners of this property which consists of the milk shed (a guesthouse), second guesthouse, a pond, beautiful acreage with Cypress trees and the main residence, the MILK BARN. It’s difficult to know where to begin with this barn. You step inside and your eyes can’t decide where to focus, there is so much to be seen. A dairy farm until the 1960s, the initial conversion to a residence was started by a Frenchmen and his

Gabe, owner of the MILK BARN, stands next to the barn doors that open into the spacious living/dining area, and invites the outside in.

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Clockwise from top left, MILK BARN, Hankins, NY, 2nd Guest house on the hill, MILK BARN circa 1960's, ornate tile and stone work in the soak tub, view of the dining and living area from the loft.

two sons. Their greatest contribution, the floor to ceiling stone fireplace that is duel-sided opening into the main room and accessible from the outdoor patio. Once owned by an Italian-American photographer, who put 30 years of work into his renovations, the barn truly became a work of art. Stained glass windows, antique doors, a marble tile kitchen floor, a deep tiled soak tub complete with a gargoyle fountain, stone and brick work in the master bath and cherubs in the brick work all around the house. It’s hard to take it all in in just one visit. Gabe is completely enamored with the place, making him the perfect owner. He and his brother have made some improvements since purchasing the property in 2015. They have removed some over the top design, added fresh white paint, converted a room or two and made it their own. All while honoring the work of the previous owners. The MILK BARN is a true place of wonder. As Gabe describes, “It's been a ton of work to get it to where it is now and I am still smitten. Truly a magical place and you can really feel the history. It's not without its quirks, but much like humans, that's where the good stuff lurks.” There are many noteworthy barns in the area. The Eddie Adams barn has been a gathering place for many years, attracting musicians, artists and photographers to the area and lending itself as an events venue that thousands have enjoyed. The Barn on Hubbard, is another newly renovated event venue. This lovely rustic barn is filled with farm antiques and provides many options for your entertaining needs, including a horse and wagon. All of the barns I visited are their own version of a country paradise. They offer a

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glimpse into the past and exude a tangible feeling of history. Together with modern comforts, these barns have taken on new life and are more than ready to be enjoyed. I wonder if this is the new norm. If this is how my children will remember barns as adults. I hope so. Ideally it would be a combination of the old and new. To those brave enough to take on such a labor of love, well done. These barns are a true asset to our area. Visit their websites:

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My brothers and I were raised to be independent thinkers. It’s not that my parents were particularly progressive in their approach to child rearing, it’s just that four boys, each barely two years apart, can test the limits of any boundaries. Boundaries? What are boundaries?

On summer weekends, my father would take his boys and his beagles up to our country place in Callicoon Center. Leaving my mom at home in the suburbs, we’d speed along Route 17 in our imitation wood-paneled Country Squire station wagon, windows cranked open, no seat belts required. It was a boys’ club. We were 8 and 10 and 12 and 14. We fought like badgers but functioned as a team. These country escapes with our dad were bath-free days when a boy was guaranteed a trophy scar or two. Kid paradise, really. One of the most treasured times in my life was the week Dad let us stay on the farm unsupervised, from one weekend to the next, while he returned to New Jersey to earn a living. Who needs supervision when you have a one-hundred-acre farm at the end of a dirt road? Back then it wasn’t considered child neglect as much as child adventure camp. Besides, it’s not as if Dad left us high and dry. He made sure we were well stocked with cans of Dinty Moore stew, cases of Coca-Cola, plenty of matches, and ammunition for the guns. There was no television on the farm or computers or even a phone. We didn’t need a car. First of all, we were too young to drive, and secondly, town was a mere four miles over the river and through the woods, if there were ever any real emergency. We brothers did just fine fending for ourselves. Mostly we kept busy hunting for salamanders in the swamp, building forts in the woods, and exploring the ruins on the other side of the mountain. When the afternoon sun got sweaty hot, we retreated to the shade of the wrap-around porch, kicking back in a row of rocking chairs, swigging Cokes. The bottles had been chilling for three days at the bottom of the crystal clear water of the springhouse well. There is something special about a Coke chilled in spring water on a summer day. It is the ultimate quench. We had a competition to see how far we could flick the bottle caps off the porch. My younger brother claimed victory,

but he cheats with a wrist jerk. When that got boring we decided to up the ante and took out both pellet guns and the .22. We set up a shooting gallery on a tree stump on the other side of the driveway. There was no shortage of targets. The farmhouse was chock-full of antique china dishes, porcelain vases, and old record albums from the 1920s. That afternoon we pulverized enough antiquity to finance our future college educations. At some point our adolescent attention spans were diverted to the derelict outhouse up on the hill behind our house. Of all the out-buildings that made up our farmstead, this was the least explored. A stinky relic from a time before indoor plumbing, now sadly abandoned by modern living. With each passing winter its brittle bones tilted just a little bit more to the south. The Leaning Tower of Piss-a. The crescent moon door now hung by just one hinge and let the sun shine in. It was a two seater, which I never understood. “Hi there. Mind if I join you? How’s everything working out?” As a kid, I also never understood when my dad would boast to guests that he planned to “rent out the basement to the in-laws.” The archaic outhouse was a sad monument. But we didn’t burn it down on purpose. My older brother was acting out a classic potty humor routine. I swear it was the funniest thing ever! You had to be there. Right about the time he was demonstrating how to light a fart, he fell backwards, conked his head on the back wall and aggravated the resident hornets. They immediately launched a full scale attack. Being in a most vulnerable position, with certain sensitive body parts dangerously exposed to the angry bees, my brother dove out the door, accidently dropping his kerosene-soaked torch down one of the holes. That’s when things got a tad out of hand. I’m sure you have always assumed that dried up, sixty-yearold poop isn’t flammable, but I am here to assure you that it is. The smoldering mass quietly burned a swath that eventually ignited the dry-rotted sill beams which caught fire to the weathered siding. In an instant the entire shack was a towering inferno. We dove into action. My brothers and I immediately set up a bucket brigade from the springhouse to the burning outhouse. Unfortunately, our buckets were pots and pans from the kitchen

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and an old rubber boot with a hole in the toe. Meager gear when faced with the accelerating blaze. Black smoke billowed skyward, mixed with a swirling vortex of glowing sparks. Wood crackled as the firestorm raged up like a freed dragon. The intense heat forced us back, and suddenly it was obvious that our buckets were no match. Finally, with one last agonizing death cry, the old outhouse slumped over and collapsed onto the dry grass in a brilliant explosion of splintering timbers. Yes, I did say dry grass. Like a contagious virus, the fire now spread out across the field in all directions, igniting and re-igniting no matter how much we stomped and tromped. This being the ‘60s, my older brother’s bell-bottomed jeans were an easy target for the leaping flames. He jumped and howled and dropped and rolled. We managed to extinguish his flaming pants with a bootful of spring water. Now he had one bell-bottom and one capri leg. But there was no time to laugh. The devil flames were creeping across the lawn directly toward the farmhouse. Right about then, a sobering sound filled the valley. It was both wrenching and welcome. The town fire whistle. Turned out Old Lady Shoomaker called it in. From her kitchen window, all the way on the other side of the valley, it looked as though our front porch was burning. That’s what she said anyway, the old busy biddy. We could have gotten it out on our own. If we had the chance. But three towns showed up. Four tankers and three hookand-ladder trucks. Lights flashing and sirens blasting, it was quite a show of force. I have to say those volunteers launched an assault like well-trained Marines. They fanned out across the hillside with fire rakes and showering hoses. They refilled the trucks from Anawanda Lake. In twenty minutes the raging fire was completely doused and the old outhouse reduced to a heap of steaming charcoal. We four brothers stood there dazed and speechless. All of us sweaty and sooty, my older brother in soaking wet, half burned bell-bottoms, my youngest brother holding a leaky boot. When the smoke finally cleared and the hoses were shut off, Chief Tuliebitz stepped forward. “So,” he eyeballed us. “Where are your parents?” My older brother explained that our dad was at work. I backed him up. “Yeah, at work.” We did a pretty good job of explaining how it was an accident and we were just trying to smoke out some bees. Chief Tuliebitz seemed to buy it. Seemed to. He reached into the cab of his truck and handed me his card. It was the very first time anyone ever gave me their card. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. It looked all official and serious. Had a gold fireman’s helmet embossed on it. “You have your dad contact me.” I could see his Adam’s apple, so I knew he meant business. The trucks finally got all packed up and drove away. We brothers got right to work. We raked up all the burned area and filled in the poop hole with charcoal, rocks and dirt. You never

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saw more motivated boys. We worked until it was dark. That night we all slept in the same bedroom. Just, because. I hardly slept at all, the chief’s business card staring at me from the night stand. I finally got up and threw it into a sock drawer. It rained really hard and there was thunder and lightning. Somebody up there was mad. In the morning, I was surprised how nice the back lawn looked. It was already turning green. We did a little more raking, mowed the lawn and planted a little tree where the outhouse had been. You couldn’t tell anything had ever happened. That afternoon when my dad pulled up in the Country Squire he was amazed how great the placed looked, impressed that his hard working boys had the good sense to disassemble that ugly old outhouse. At one point, Dad smelled smoke and reminded us that it’s okay to have a campfire but always be careful. We all agreed with that. I was going to give him Chief Tuliebitz’s card, but Dad was tired from a long work week and pretty soon we were all relaxing on the front porch in the rocking chairs, swigging chilled Cokes. “Well,” Dad said, “the place is looking really good. And to think, some people said I was crazy to leave you boys up here on your own.” Dad held his coke up in salute. “Here’s to independence.” We all clinked bottles. The sun was setting and we could hear whip-poor-wills in the valley. I’d maybe think about giving Dad that card some other time.

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Tickling New Life into Old Ivory Written by Ginny Brown Davis. Photos provided by Glenn Spielmann

ou may recall your first encounter with an upright piano during a visit to the home of an elderly relative or neighbor, or in a church’s social hall or a school music room. Tall and wide with yellowed keys, dark wood that gave off a faint odor of aging furniture wax, and three silver-toned pedals located along the bottom center. These pianos are often a child’s first instrument for performing such musical classics as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Chopsticks.” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the heyday of the upright, these pianos were a fixture in upper and middle class households. Highly prized musical instruments, they were often the centerpiece of the parlor. Joined together in song, there was always at least one talented family pianist. In the years before households owned Victrolas and radios, pianos helped to bring music into many American homes. Sadly, most of these pianos have vanished, relegated to a dusty corner of an antique shop awaiting sale, or worse, the move to the final resting place—the landfill. But there is one old upright piano that found a secure future, rescued from the upper level of one of Jeffersonville’s venerable retail establishments, Peters’ Auction Barn. In 2012, Walton resident, Michael Moore visited the barn in search of antiques and vintage goods. On the creaky upper floor, he stumbled upon a dusty relic from the past, an old upright piano. Above its ivory covered keys, ornately inscribed gilded letters proclaimed, “G. Spielmann & Co. New York”. Moore instantly recognized the name Spielmann. At one time, he had a colleague in the Liberty School District named Glenn Spielmann. Michael phoned Spielmann and asked if his family had ever made a piano. He could not have asked a more welcome question. Glenn’s ancestors had indeed made pianos. Though Glenn himself didn’t own one, he knew that his great uncle, George Spielmann, had given two as wedding presents to

family members. In the late 1800s, Glenn’s grandfather, Henry Spielmann was a piano tuner and worked for the Steinway & Sons piano company in Boston. After living in Boston for two-and-half years, he returned to take over the Spielmann family homestead in Youngsville. George Spielmann, grew up on East Hill in Youngsville and began his piano making career as an apprentice in a piano factory in New York. Later he formed his piano manufacturing company sometime in the late 1800s, selling upright pianos bearing his name. George sold his business in the early 1900s and joined his brother Henry and family at their homestead. He spent the rest of his adult life living in Youngsville. Glenn Spielmann couldn’t believe his good fortune, a long lost Spielmann piano had been rediscovered just five miles away in Jeffersonville. After a bit of bartering, Glenn purchased the upright that very day, a Spielmann Concert Grand. Purchase price? $100. His new treasure needed lots of work. There were broken and missing keys, the wood cabinetry was covered in flat black paint with turquoise trim and at some point someone desecrated the poor piano with a belt sander. Initially, Glenn sent the piano to a furniture restorer, but after two years, the restorer surrendered. He just didn’t have the level of skills required for such a project. A new search put Spielmann in touch with the Sweeney Piano Company of West Chester, Pennsylvania, approximately 200 miles from Youngsville. The firm’s owner, Mike Sweeney was an experienced craftsman and had restored ten Spielmann upright pianos in the past. This piano had merit to support an extensive restoration that went far beyond Glenn’s personal sentiments. According to Sweeney, “You don’t get a better sound than a Spielmann upright."

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Jeffersonville. In the fall of 2015, Spielmann received an email from Michael Sweeney, his piano was ready to be delivered to Stone Wall Acres. To mark the occasion of the piano’s acquisition, its completed restoration project, and its new status as a family heirloom, Spielmann organized an unveiling ceremony and invited family members and friends to attend. One

Family members gather at the dedication of George Spielmann’s tombstone.

Mr. Sweeney shared his piano expertise with Glenn, "The Spielmann Upright is the flagship size. Some makers, like George Spielmann called them ‘upright grands.’ Of all of the vertical pianos, this size has the fullest sound. Though not as powerful or dynamic as a baby grand, it is the fullest sound of all upright models available." Sweeney carefully transported the piano to Pennsylvania, and got right to work. He told Glenn, "I promise you a gorgeous job!" Restoring, refinishing, and rebuilding a piano demands hours and hours of labor, and it took over a year for Sweeney to complete his work. Sweeney himself described the final product as “exquisite.” He had kept his promise. Anyone who has visits Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast, Glenn’s decision to restore the piano will not come as a surprise. In addition to his affability as an innkeeper and active involvement as community member, Spielmann relishes his avocation as a serious historical preservationist. In 1985, he purchased five acres on Eagin Road, a property that included an old house and barn that were almost beyond repair from years of neglect and episodes of vandalism. But Spielmann had an ambitious vision for this property. He would restore the ancestral homestead of his and my great, great, great grandparents, Thomas and Mary Annie Laurie Brown. Thomas Brown purchased the property around 1840. He and his wife raised their 11 children here. Thomas lived until 1898, and Mary Annie lived until 1912. Sold after Mary Annie’s death, the property saw many decades and multiple transfers of ownership until at last it came back to family ownership when Spielmann acquired it. It took Spielmann six years of extensive restoration to transform the property. The aging barn blossomed into an attractive carriage house style structure that now provides lodging for bed and breakfast guests, not animals. Completely restored, the old house now serves as Spielmann’s home and as a site for serving that essential B & B offering—breakfast. Standing dry stone constructed walls that give the property its name—Stone Walls Acres—outline the fields once again. The property also contains numerous antiques that Spielmann has acquired. Many he has restored himself. Others he has engaged craftsmen to restore like the original wood-burning Glenwood cook stove in the cozy kitchen. Displays of family heirlooms, along with other decorative items, show a longstanding family connection to the local community. For example, the John’s General Store newspaper stand that once held papers on the Dunnigan family’s storefront porch in Youngsville serves as a functional antique treasure. A wooden propeller that was retrieved long ago from an airplane crash decorates a sitting area. Rumors have it that the crash took place during World War II on the Dewitt Flats field, located between Youngsville and

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The Spielmann upright piano before and after.

of his former students from Liberty High School—an accomplished pianist—Justin Sutherland, serenaded the guests on the upright with old tunes such as “Little Brown Jug,” a favorite song of Great Uncle George and his sister Katie Spielmann Ritterhausen. Once again, this Spielmann upright piano drew family and friends together in musical merriment. It now occupies a prominent space in the Spielmann family home. What a perfect ending to a story that began with the surprise discovery of an old, beat up piano in a local barn. Ginny Brown Davis has contributed several articles to the Jeffersonville Journal over the last five years. She lives in the Philadelphia area and proudly considers Kenoza Lake to be her home town. Ginny and Glenn Spielmann are distant cousins. They are related through Abigail Brown’s marriage to Henry Spielmann in 1880. If you own a Spielmann upright piano, or know of someone who does, please contact Glenn Spielmann. He would enjoying hearing from you, 1-845-701-2271.

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– Outdoor Market –

4, 11, 18, 25 • Farming with Kids, Fridays & Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $6.00/person. Children under 3 free. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

4 • Summer Kick-off Party & Membership/Summer Program Sign-up at Delaware Community Center Kick off the summer with fun and enjoy all the great activities you and your children can participate in at the DYC. Sign up for Membership, Summer Program, and Swim Lessons. Info:

11 • Chicken BBQ, United Reformed Church, Youngsville. 4pm until sold out.

11 • Trout Festival & Parade The 13th Annual Trout Parade will roll down

Farmers, Vendors, Flea & Craft Marketeers all selling their wares throughout the summer. Saturdays thru September 3rd 9am - 4pm

For info/vendor space, call Michelle at Heirloom Marketplace (845) 482-2169 Main Street at 1 p.m. with bands, floats, antique cars, musical performances, puppeteers, dancers and a whole lot of fun. 11-3pm. Downtown, Main Street, Livingston Manor. Info: 439-4227. 11 • Chicken BBQ, North Branch firehouse, take-out only, 4-6pm.

12 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club Golf Tournament. Fee of $70.00 will include golf cart, green fees, and a delicious dinner afterwards and allows you to compete with some of the area's best golfers. Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. 38 Eagle Dr., Swan Lake. 1pm. Info: 482-4061. 12 • Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast Come to the pancake breakfast at the Callicoon firehouse. 7-11am, then join us for the tractor parade, chicken BBQ and afternoon events!

12 • Callicoon’s Antique Tractor Parade Tractors old and new, large and small parade down Main Street at Noon. Following the parade, enjoy a tasty chicken barbeque,

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hotdogs, snacks, and more under the pavilion at the Delaware Youth Center. Registration for tractors participating in the parade starts at 7am the day of the parade at the DYC. This year following the Tractor Parade, there will be a Tug of War Benefit Tournament! Location: Delaware Youth Center Field, $10 per person. Team: 8-10 people per team. Get your team to reserve your spot in the tournament! For info: or 18 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” 1st International Day Celebrating Turkey with two renowned performers, Belly Dancer Layla Isis and Turkish Musician Scott Wilson. Belly dance workshop at 3:30pm in the firehouse with a performance at 5:30pm on the Jeffersonville Main Stage Events, across from the Post Office on Main Street with a special Turkish menu from Ted’s. Restaurant. Info: 845-701-1020.

Farmers’ Markets Callicoon - Sundays Now through - Nov. 13, 11-2pm

Callicoon Creek Park, Audley Dorrer Drive Indoor Market (Starts Nov 20) For schedule:

Roscoe - Sundays Now through - Columbus Day 10-2pm, Niforatos Field

Thru-Sept. 5 • Bridle Hill Farm Summer Day Camp, the Summer Day Camp is a popular activity; every day, Monday through Friday (9am to 12 noon) drop in and pay as you go $40 (discounts available for a prepaid $300 riding package reduces to $30 per student.) Each session includes a group riding lesson, feeding, grooming, tacking, barn activity and cleanup. The farm has an indoor and outdoor riding facilities so come rain or shine. Call 845-482-3993 or

22 - August 24 • Callicoon Center Band Concerts, 82nd year performing for the community. Every Wednesday night 8pm at the Callicoon Center Band Stand. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, rain or shine. Though the concerts are free, a "cigar box" is passed at intermission for those who wish to make a donation of choice for the band. Refreshments are available at the Country Store and the Fire House- provided by the Ladies Auxillary.


1 • A Lotta Ricotta 11am-1pm. Make whole milk ricotta cheese and more. Call for class fee. Reservations required. Private classes on request. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center. Info: 482-4764. 1-2 • Rummage Sale Benefit Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church at church. 9-3pm

1-4 • Upper Delaware River Paddle Pedal, Paddle down the Delaware River by day and pedal at night under a full moon. This weekend long event has options for every level bicyclist. Enjoy the beauty of the Upper Delaware River Valley from the roads and from the water. Narrowsburg, NY. For detailed description, visit 2 • Americana Music Festival, featuring John Gain, Sarah Hulse Group, Little Sparrow and Nothin’ New. Event starts at 3pm on the Jeffersonville Main Stage Events, across from the Post Office on Main Street. Info 2 • Roscoe Independance Parade Parade at 11am. Car show.

2, 8, 9, 15, 2, 30 • Farming with Kids, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc.


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Drum circle around the fire pit. Drum making starts at 6pm the beating of the drums is at 7:30pm and howling starts at 8:30pm Park: 876 Swiss Hill Road North For info: 845-482-4275 Like us on facebook - The Backyard

$6.00/person. Children under 3 free. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764. 7-10 • The Catskills Greek Festival Music, dance, rides, games, fireworks, raffles, prizes and Greek food held at the Callicoon Center Fireman’s FIeld. 1669 Gulf Rd (Route 123) Callicoon Center, NY. Thurs & Fri 310pm; Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-8pm.

9 • First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville Dance, Outdoor dance at the church on Main Street with Mystic Entertainment. 6-10pm.

9 • Founders Day Street Fair Specials at local shops, street vendors, live music, children’s activities, art shows and more! 3rd St., Wurtsboro, NY. Info: 845-283-3361.

9 • Lake Huntington Field Day & BBQ Lake Huntington Fire Dept. at firehouse.

15-16 • Giant Old Time Bazaar Games of all kinds, including Spindle, Over & Under, Coin Toss, Ring Toss, Big Six Wheel, Dart Wheel, Pokerino, Penny Pitch and the ever popular, Ballette. This wonderful family event also has a Children’s Corner with ten games just for kids. Music and food. Purchase pies and other baked goods. Homemade items for sale, and door prizes. 6-10pm at St. Francis Church, Rte 52, in Youngsville. Info: 482-4292 or 482-4360. (Rain date July 17)

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16 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” 2nd International Day Celebrating Italy, featuring opera by the DVO and other special guests with an Italian Picnic at the Backyard Park, 876 Swiss Hill Road North. with a special Italian Menu from Michelangelos”. Event starts at 3pm. Info: 845-701-1020.

fashioned activities such as corn shucking and ladies skillet throwing. Demonstrations. Pie auction and music. Plenty of free parking and admission is FREE, with only a nominal fee for some games and food. enjoy the delicious Chicken Barbecue (2-5pm). Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Rte. 55, Grahamsville, NY. 10-5pm. Info: 985-7700.

23 • Chicken Barbecue & Bake Sale Kenoza Lake Fire Department at firehouse. 4:30-7:00pm.


17 • Pancake Breakfast 7am-12 Noon, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

24 • The River Run 5K/10K 5K and 10K Race down River Road in Callicoon, flat course along the scenic Delaware River. 8am. Info: 887-5155. Registration form online at

30 • Callicoon Country Fair Town-wide event with art, music, food, and fun! Vendors offer antiques, art, crafts, food, locally made artisan goods, flea market items, jewelry and more. Wander along the historic streets, view the architecture, and admire the beautiful Delaware River. 12-7pm. Info: 8873076 or 887-9017.

31 • Pancake Breakfast, Youngsville Fire Department at firehouse, 7-12 Noon.

5, 6, 12 • Farming with Kids, Fridays & Saturdays, 10am - Children do farm chores: milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. Activities vary. $6.00/ person. Children under 3 free): Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764 5 • Old Time Fiddlers Come out and enjoy some great fiddlers! Jeffersonville Firehouse, 6:30pm. 5-6 • Rummage Sale Benefit Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church at church. 9-3pm.

6 • A Day of Theater and Music, with a play directed by Bill Maloney at Jeffersonville Main Events Stage across the street from the Post Office on Main Street. Play to be announced. Info: 845-701-1020.

6 • Trout Town Proud Day Parade and craft fair.

7 • Pancake Breakfast Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse. 7am-Noon

8 • Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony held at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. 6pm. Info: 295-2445.

Photo by Cindy Herbert/Hortonville Field Day

30 • Old Time Fair & BBQ Held RAIN or SHINE, at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on St. Rt. 55, this year’s Time and the Valleys Museum Old Time Fair includes old

13 • Swimming with Horses Open Pond Event hosted at Bridle Hill Farm Event begins at 2pm to 4pm - bring your horse(s) swim with in a one acre pond. Open event to bring your horse or just watch. Pond has deeper water for the experienced and lots of shallow water for beginners. Call 845-482-3993 or

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Bridle Hill Farm

14 • Bagel Festival Street Fair, 9-4pm. Broadway, Monticello. Info: 845-665-9230.

19, 20, 21 • 137th Little World’s Fair Grahamsville Fairgrounds, sponsored by Neversink Agricultural Society. Rides, games, entertainment, exhibits, food. Fireworks on Saturday night. Fri-Sat, 9-11pm.; Sun. 10-7pm. Info: 985-2500.

20 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” 3rd International Day Celebrating Brazil featuring a Capoeira Performance with music by the Afro Brazil Arts Center from NYC. A possible workshop is scheduled for 2:30pm with the performance on the Main Events Stage at 5pm located across from the Post


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Activities include Yoga, Massage Therapy, Reiki and discussions in regard to Nutrition, Tanning, Weight Loss, Essential Oil, Color Therapy. Enter into the free giveaway's. Park: 876 Swiss Hill Road North For info: 845-482-4275 Like us on facebook - The Backyard

Office on Main Street in Jeffersonville. Natural Valley Kitchen will serve Brazilian favorite “Feijoada” and special treats from Samba. Info: 845-701-1020. 27 • Rummage Sale - Bag Day Benefit Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church at church. 9-1pm.

27 • Annual Hortonville Parade & Field Day, Hortonville Fire Department’s annual parade and field day starts at Noon on. Main Street, Hortonville, followed by games and food (including chicken barbeque) at the firemen’s field. Fun for all ages. 28-Sept. 25 • Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods (Sundays) 11-4pm. Join us in celebrating the 18th season of The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods. This

Photos by Brock Lady

popular, FREE community event features a farmer's market, craft village, children's activities, live music, and special programming in a family-friendly atmosphere celebrating local products and green initiatives. Admission is FREE and Parking is $2.00. No pets allowed on grounds. Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 295-2446.


3, 10, 17, 24 • Farming with Kids, Saturdays, 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $6.00/person. Children under 3 free. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-4824764. 4 • Rosehaven Alpaca Festival, Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, 11-4pm. Bethel Woods, Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 295-2446.

Photo by Brock Lady/Jeffersonville’s Duck Race

6 • Rummage Sale Benefit Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church at church. 9-1pm.

Sept-June 2017 • Bridle Hill Farm After School, After School Riding Educational Program is every Thursday weekly. Begins September through June, Two (2) hours after school once per week, every Thursday at 46pm; Cost $20 per child (pay as you go each week.) Discounts available for a prepaid $300 riding package fee reduced to $15 per student. Includes a group riding lesson, feeding, grooming, tacking, barn activity, and cleanup. The farm has an indoor and outdoor riding so come rain, snow or shine. Call 845-482-3993 or

10 • Chicken BBQ United Reformed Church, Youngsville.

10 • Chicken BBQ, benefit for Hortonville Presbyterian Church. Pre-orders only: $9. Pick-up between 4-5:30pm at Hortonville firehouse. Info: 887-4214. 10 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-12 Noon. Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

10 • Tractor Parade, Duck Race & Jamboree, Come to Jeffersonville for a great day filled with fun activities for the whole family! Festival starts off with the 6th annual Tractor Parade at 12:30pm on Main Street. Watch area Farmers drive their Tractor's down Main St, ranging from old to new! Join in the Festivities! Followed by the Annual Duck Race at 2pm. at Mill Pond and ends at The Schadt Memorial Bridge (footbridge near Gazebo on Main Street). 3,400 ducks have raced in prior years! Info: 845-701-1020. 17 • “Around the World in Jeffersonville” 4th International Day Celebrating China, featuring Lion Dancers from the New York Chinese Cultural Center from NYC with Guiqin players from Liberty as well as a TaiJi workshop/demo. The workshop/demo at the Main Events Stage across from the Post Office in Jeffersonville will begin at 3pm with the Lion Dance at 5pm. Special Chinese menu from BoLoon City. Info: Info: 845-701-1020.

17 • 88th SCVFA Sullivan County Firemens Association Parade, Rock Hill, NY.

24 • National Alpaca Farm Day at Buck Brook Alpacas. Visit our alpaca farm and learn all about alpacas, 12-4pm. 99 Bestenheider Road, Roscoe, NY 12776. 845-807-3104.

24 • Driver’s Safety Class, Delaware Youth Center offers the NTSI (National Traffic Safety Institute) six-hour New York State Driver Safety Course. 9:00am-3:30pm. 8 Creamery Road, Callicoon New York 12723. Info: 845887-4120. 25 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-12 Noon. North Branch Fire Department at firehouse.

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1 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club will host its annual Charity horse show, Open show hosted by Bridle Hill Farm with English and Western classes for all levels of horse and rider. Spectators are welcome. For more info: Carole Diehl, 845-482-5568; Dr. Joe Nebzydoski, 845-482-3330, or Bridle Hill Farm,

1 • 6th Annual Wine Festival, 11-4pm, The Annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods features specialty foods, hand-crafted products, live music, and sampling from a variety of the region's finest wineries. Tasting Fee with wine glass. Designated Driver discount. 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY. Info: 800-745-3000. 1 • Penny Social, Doors open 6:00 p.m. Calling 8 p.m., benefit of St. Francis RC Church, Youngsville firehouse.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Farming with Kids Saturdays, 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $6.00/person. Children under 3 free. Minimum of 5 people. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

8 • Craft Beer Festival Join us for the 4th annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods. Come quench your thirst with a variety of hops brought to you by breweries from across the region. The Craft Beer Festival will once again present your favorite beers, a variety of specialty foods, beer related crafts, and live music. The festival will be held rain or shine. Everyone MUST BE 21+ years of age to purchase tickets and valid ID is required for admission. 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY. Info: 800745-3000. 8 • Roast Beef Dinner, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse. 4-7pm.

8 • Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest a festival in Narrowsburg NY, which promotes awareness, demonstration and education about our declining honey bee population. Dress as bees and march in the parade!

8, 9 • Founders Day Oktoberfest, A two day celebration of Jeffersonville's German and Swiss Heritage. Main Street Jeffersonville decorated and packed with artisan vendors. Live music all weekend and delicious German and Swiss food and treats served at all 6 Main Street restaurants. Throughout the both days there are tons of activities for families & children: horse and cariage rides, pony rides, bungee trampolines, games & prizes, face painting, inflatables, hair ribbon braiding, alpacas & felting projects, arts & crafts, photo stations, and so much more! We have some of the most entertaining events you could find! BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Race. Hilarity is bound to ensue when each team takes it's mark at the starting line in the Mill Pond. Gather your strongest friends and sign up for the Tug of War. October 9th opens with a Compound Bow Archery Contest followed by the Grand Parade, the Grand Marshal's include some of Jeffersonville's Founding Families, the Sullivan West Pre-K and K Students Bike, Trike and Scooter their way down Main Street. The Elementary kids paint the town a rainbow of colors in a vibrant Color March, several Sullivan County Fire Departments & floats follow. After the parade there is a bed race competition. Be sure to catch the John Stevens Double Shot Polka Band, a traditional German Polka Band. Don't miss the Hot Dog Eating Contest, and be sure to stick around for one of the most beautiful events, the grand finale Lantern Release. All info, contests, vendor forms are online at,, 845-482-5688 or visit our Facebook page, Jeffersonville's Founder's Day Oktoberfest. See ad back cover. 9 • Callicoon Art Walk, showcasing the growing art, music and retail community in the picturesque hamlet of Callicoon on the Delaware, 12-8pm.

15 • Organic farming and renewable energy demonstrations, 12-3pm - No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. Info: 845-482-4764.

15 • Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-8:30pm, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. at firehouse. Info: 482-4289.

16 • Chicken BBQ Take-out Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse.

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Photos by Brock Lady/Jeffersonville’s Founders Day Oktoberfest

29 • Delaware Youth Center’s Children’s Costume Parade and Party: Children's costume parade down Main Street. Line up 12:45pm behind the Delaware Free Library and parade begins at 1pm. Games and treats at the youth center following the parade.

29 • Delaware Youth Center’s Adult Halloween Dance: Adult costume party; Live band, prizes for best costumes 8 11pm. Bring your own refreshments. All are welcome. For information call 8875155. Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon. 29 • 90th Annual Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-9pm, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

31 • Trunk or Treat in the Backyard Park, 4pm until the treats are gone. Located at the Backyard Park in Jeffersonville. 876 Swiss Hill Road North. Info: 482-4275.

31 • Halloween Parade & Costume Judging, Jeffersonville Lions Club Annual Halloween Party & Parade 6:30pm. Line-up 6pm on Center Street near Library. March to firehouse, costume judging and refreshments. Info: 482-3330 or 482-4661.


8 • Election Day Soup & Chili Sale Kenoza Lake Methodist Church at Kenoza Lake firehouse. 11am until sold out. 8 • Election Day Soup & Bread Kiwanis Club at Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon. 13 • Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon.

25-26 • Holiday Craft Fair Unique assortment of merchandise for holiday shopping. Delaware Community Center, Callicoon, 9-4pm. Info: 887-5634.

25 • Annual James Dworetsky Memorial Holiday Parade, 7pm, Main Street, Jeffersonville. After parade visit with Santa at Jeffersonville firehouse. To enter a float or participate, call 482-4151.

Photo by Jeanne Sager/Sullivan County Democrat

26 • Santa Visits Jeffersonville! Santa and his Elves will be visiting in the lobby of Jeff Bank in Jeffersonville from 12:303:30pm. Come for a visit and have your photo taken with Santa! There will be cookies, hot chocolate and a Christmas craft. Sponsored by Jeff Bank and Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Suggested donation $4.00 with proceeds donated to the local food bank. Photos uploaded online for easy ordering. Horse & Carriage rides (weather permiting). Info 482-5688. 26 • Christmas Bazaar Kenoza Lake Methodist Church at Kenoza Lake firehouse. 10-4pm.


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– GINGERBREAD VILLAGE – Nov. 25 thru Jan. 8 - 5pm

A Winter’s Wonderland of Community Christmas Trees. Ice Skating Rink will be open to the public all winter. (Weather permitting) Park: 876 Swiss Hill Road North For info: 845-482-4275 Like us on facebook - The Backyard

26-27 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from over 30 of your favorite local producers. 11-4pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207


3 • Christmas in Callicoon, Children's Christmas Party from 1-3pm at the Delaware Community Center. Arts and crafts projects for holiday giving, cupcake decorating, photos with Santa for a nominal fee. Info: 887-5155. 3, 4 • Bethel Woods Holiday Market, Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather in the Market Sheds at Bethel Woods for this annual holiday event, providing guests the opportunity to shop a wide selection of unique holiday gift options from local creators.

10 • Dickens on the Delaware, visit Callicoon from 12-7pm as it transforms itself back in time to the Victorian era. Enjoy holiday specials, Victorian costumes, caroling, vendors, music, photos, performances, Santa, and more. Info: 845-887-9017. Find us on facebook!


January TBA • Annual Ice Carnival, Professional figure skating exhibition, snow sculpture contest. Sponsored by Livingston Manor Rotary at Rotary Park. Info: 439-5793.

Photo by Brock Lady/5K Sap Run, Jeffersonville

April TBA • Annual Talent Show Hortonville Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, 7:30pm. Info: 887-4346. April TBA • Boy Scout Chicken BBQ First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

May 7 • Penny Social, St. Francis Church at Youngsville firehouse, 6pm. May TBA • Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse, 7-11:00am.

February 8 • Pancake Breakfast 7-12 Noon, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

May 6 • 27th Annual Kite Festival, SUNY Sullivan, 10-4pm. Professional and Amateur Kite Flyers, Live Music, Food, Craft Vendors and more. 112 College Rd, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Info: 434-5750, ext. 4377.

April 2 • 16th Annual Chicken BBQ Take-out, Jeffersonville Fire Dept. 1-4pm until gone. Info: 482-4289.

May 29 • Annual Fremont Memorial Day Parade, the second longest running parade in New York State. The Parade begins at 10am at the Fremont Post Office and proceeds to the ball fields.

March 18 • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade starts at 1pm, Main Street, Jeffersonville. Sponsored by the Jeffersonville Fire Department. To participate or enter a float in parade, call 482-4289.

April 8 • Easter Egg Hunt 11am, Delaware Youth Center. Info: 887-5155.

April 9 • Kiwanis Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, Benefit the youth of the community held at Delaware Community Center. 7-12 Noon.

April 16 • Pancake Breakfast Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse. 7-12 Noon. April 22 • Annual Roast Beef Dinner, North Branch Fire Dept., 4-9pm at firehouse.

April 29 • Jeffersonville’s Maple Syrup Festival and 5K Sap Run. Celebrating all things maple! Pancakes in the Park starting at 8am. Enjoy eating alongside the Callicoon Creek. 5K Sap Run at 9am. Live Music, Vendors & Demos, 11-5pm. Local maple syrup producers and their products, crafts and specialty foods, tree tapping demo, maple candy demo, maple grades tasting, face painting & much more! Course is USATF certified. Register online and view all race details at For more info, to particpate, be a vendor: or 482-5688. Find us on Facebook! maplesyrupfestival. See ad inside back cover.

May 14 • Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon.

Western Sullivan Public Library

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Offers a wide variety of programs for all ages at all three branches, please check their website periodically.

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Public Computer Center Free Computer Support. Fridays from 10am-2pm at the Jeffersonville Branch. Mondays from 1-5pm at the Callicoon Branch.

Wednesdays from 4-8pm at the Narrowsburg Branch.

Teen Tech Time, Thursdays from 2-4pm (starting July 7th)

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H YDRAN G EA An Easy Care Beauty

ander through Catskill neighborhoods and hydrangeas of countless styles, size and colors greet you. This popular woody perennial that graces people’s yards, comes from Japan and China which are the host to some 70-75 varieties. Although the Catskills don’t sport as many varieties as Asian countries, if you are hydrangea shopping the myriad of choices may still overwhelm you.


Hydrangeas are a large leaf plant that can be used as a single specimen as a foundation planting or as a shrub border. Its blooms are a cluster of tiny flowers. They are quite resistant to insect and disease problems. Many do very well without pruning. When browsing a garden center or looking on line for plants, it is important to pay attention to its USDA Hardiness zone. Much of the Catskills are Zones 4 or 5. Don’t hesitate to select plants that can tolerate colder temperatures. The hardier the hydrangea, the better it will be able to tolerate a cold snap. Avoid placing this plant in a windy, open area. Choosing the Right Plant

Many hydrangeas bloom white or pale green while others bloom pink or blue. The blooms are of three shapes. There are lacecaps, mopheads and cone shaped. Lacecaps have a small bud in the center and larger showy blooms on the outer edge of the flower cluster. Mopheads are a cluster of large showy blooms. One of the popular white bloom hydrangeas is the Oakleaf hydrangea with a cone shaped flower. The Oakleaf turns a brilliant fall color and unless pruned can grow to 8 feet. There are many other white bloom hydrangeas to choose from – PeeGee, Snowball, Annabelle, White Dome, Little Lamb, and Limelight to name a few. Spend some time on line or talking to your garden center staff to assess the size and the type of flower head that appeals to you. Although known as white hydrangeas, be aware that as the flowers age, in many varieties the white blooms will fade to a lovely, soft pink.

Are you looking for more color? There are non-white varieties. Hydrangeas flower colors are determined by your soil. If you soil is acidic, your hydrangea will

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have blue flowers. If you want to change your soil pH to be more acidic add aluminum sulfate.

Don’t be surprised if you purchase a pink or blue hydrangea finds the color changing once planted in your soil. I’ve watched mine move to blue as the plant acclimates to my acidic soil. The tiny individual flowers that make up the bloom are now a beautiful mix of pink and blue. If one has acidic soils, it is not as easy to change the hydrangea from blue to pink. But if you are determined, add dolomite lime to the soil several times throughout the year to raise the pH. If one is determined to have pink hydrangeas, consider placing them in a pot where it will be easier to manage the soil pH. Some non-white hydrangeas to consider are Endless Summer, Pink Diamond, Pinky Winky, and Quick Fire. My Hydrangea Doesn’t Bloom

Like any garden plant, location is everything. Hydrangeas enjoy sun but will welcome afternoon shade. Make sure your hydrangeas are watered deeply and weekly if the summer is dry. Unfortunately, this spring we’ve had unexpected cold snaps in the Catskills. Some varieties are more vulnerable to unpredictable frosts because they flower on the previous year’s growth. Consider a PeeGee hydrangea which is adapted to cold climates.

If you have a hydrangea with blue or pink flowers, it is most likely a Bigleaf hydrangea. In cold climates many of these cultivars die back to the ground in cold weather. Because these hydrangeas bloom on old wood and the old wood has died back, the plant is generating new wood. Flowers don’t bloom on the new wood. Protecting these hydrangeas during the winter months may help keep them blooming every year. If none of the above seems to be the problem, it could be that the nutritional needs of the plant aren’t met. Maybe the foliage looks gorgeous but there is not a flower to be found. Too much nitrogen will give lush green growth but no blooms. Add phosphorus as it aids in the flowering and fruiting of most plants. Bone meal is a great addition to your soil.

Before you put down that hard earned cash to buy that lovely hydrangea or any other flowering beauty tempting you, ask yourself a few important questions: What zones work for this plant? How much sun does it need? What size will it get? Do I have the right space for it? How will it compliment my hardscape and my other plantings? How much care will it take, and do I have time to care for it?

Darlene Midlang is the owner of Hestia’s Garden, a Cornell Cooperativ Extension Master Gardener Volunteer and a Catskill transplant from an Iowa farm via New York City.


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Cultural Calendar JUNE

June 3-25 Exhibit: “Working Conditions,” paintings by Carol Diamond, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: Friday, June 3, 7-9pm. Free. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

June 3-25 Exhibit: “Fabrication and Figuration,” sculpture by Jeff George, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: Friday, June 3, 7-9pm. Free. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 845-252-7576 or

June 3 (Friday) Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for Quasi, an exhibition of artwork by Fernando ColónGonzález, in the Elevator Gallery on Friday, June 3 from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display June 3-July 17. 4pm-6pm. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227. June 3 (Friday) Laundry King: Bare Bones Come to the Laundry King for the opening reception for Bare Bones, an exhibition of artwork curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Naomi Teppich, from 5-8pm on Friday, June 3. The exhibition will on display Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm through June 26. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227.

June 10, 11, 12 Play: “Harvey,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St., South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or June 10-June 14 Festival: “Mysteryland,” Electronic music, culture & arts festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 3-day passes starting at $209. 800-745-3000 or

Chamber Series in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 11 (Saturday) Reception: “Early Sullivan County,” The Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY, 2pm. Curated by Sharon Thorpe. Museum hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm; Sunday 1-4:30pm. 845-434-8044 or

Accroche Note of France Photo by Marthe Lemelle

June 11 (Saturday) NACL Theatre: THE TERRIFYING Minor Theater NYC. Written and directed by Julia Jarcho, THE TERRIFYING explores the many facets of fear. In a little village on the cusp of modernity, two teenagers and their families are stalked by a ravening monster. Taking cues from horror movies, as well as the visceral scariness specific to live theater, the play experiments with soundscapes and textures of darkness and silence. Building toward a final confrontation between girl and demon, THE TERRIFYING asks how one can live every day with forces that want to destroy—including the urge to destroy oneself. The performance features a score created by award-winning sound designer Ben Williams. 7:30pm. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY.

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June 11 (Saturday) Concert: Counterclockwise Ensemble, classical, world/folk, Americana and rock music, presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 8pm, Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY. 845-252-7576 or June 12 (Sunday) Concert: “A Choral Fanfare! A tribute to Lucille Horton,” 39th annual spring concert presented by Sullivan County Community Chorus, directed by Kevin J. Giroux. 3pm, Immaculate Conception Church, Woodbourne, NY. 845-439-4459.

June 14-19 Musical Theatre: “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a revue of the music, fashion and freedom of the ‘60s, Tues-Sat 8pm, Wed 2pm and Sun 3pm matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY 845-794-1194 or June 17, 18, 19 Play: “Harvey,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South

Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

June 17 (Friday) Concert: Barenaked Ladies, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Pavilion, 7pm show, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000 or

June 18 (Saturday) Concert: Daryl Hall & John Oates w/ Mayer Hawthorne, Pavilion, 7:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000 or

June 19 (Sunday) 143rd Infantry Civil War Reenactment Experience army life during the Civil War with Sullivan County’s own 143rd Infantry Regiment reenactors. Organized at Monticello and mustered into service for three years on Oct. 8, 1862, the regiment saw battle at Richmond, Chattanooga and Knoxville, before being mustered out in July, 1865. 1pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY. June 21- July 3 Musical Theatre: “Anything Goes,” Tues-Sat 8pm, Wed, 2pm and Sun 3pm matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 845-7941194 or

June 23-August 20 Children’s Musical Theatre: “Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA” Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. (One Act Version) The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll and Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka TYA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 845-794-1194 or

June 24 (Friday) Concert: Journey with the Doobie Brothers and special guest Dave Mason, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

June 25 (Saturday) The Magical Bus Tour: Museum to Museum to Museum. The 21st Annual ArchitecturalHistorical Bus Tour hosted by The Delaware Company in collaboration with the Liberty Museum & Arts Center. The tour includes, The Story of Tourism: How it all Began; Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum; O&W Railway Museum, The Liberty Highway and much more. Tours include narration by Architect Robert Dadras and Sullivan County Historian John Conway. Two identical tours: 8:30am to

variety. The burlesque dancers, musicians, acrobats, magicians of New York City's premiere venue for contemporary variety return to NACL for a 4th season. The downtown ensemble of players consistently sell out houses with their intelligent and visually stimulating nouveau burlesque and variety show - a delicious amusement for risk-taking adult audiences. Doors open 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY.

12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm. Advanced registration required. $45.00 per person including all admissions and lunch. Contact Debra at 845-557-0851 or email

June 25 (Saturday) Exhibit Opening: Tara Kopp / Jenna Lucente, The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for With Amazing Scenes Like These, an exhibition of artwork by Tara Kopp, and Limited Landscapes, an exhibition of artwork by Jenna Lucente, on Saturday, June 25. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display June 25-July 24. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227.

July 9 (Saturday) Concert: Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood, Pavilion, 7 pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000 or

July 14 (Thursday) Concert: Jason Aldean with special guests Thomas Rhett and a Thousand Horses, Pavilion, 7:30pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

June 25-July 24 Exhibit: “Tara Kopp & Jenna Lucente, Paintings,” CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY. 845-436-4227 or


July 1 – 30 Exhibit: Paula Kelly Photography, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: Fri, July 1, 7-9pm. Free. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 845-252-7576 or July 1-30 Exhibit: Karen Giusti Installation, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Reception: Friday, July 1, 7-9 pm. Free. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. Free. 845-252-7576 or July 3 (Sunday) Opening reception: “The Borscht Belt,” 2 pm, The Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY. Permanent exhibit curated by Bill Gronwald. Museum hours: WedSat 10am-4:30pm; Sun1-4:30pm. 845-434-8044 or

July 5-17 Musical Theatre: “The Addams Family,” Forestburgh Playhouse, Tues-Sat 8pm, Wed 2pm and Sun 3pm matinées. Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 845-794-1194 or

July 8, 9, 10 Play: “Moonlight and Magnolias,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. So. Fallsburg, NY 845-436-5336 or

July 9 The Return of The SLIPPER ROOM! An annual sell-out show! Book now for a return engagement of The Slipper Room, the Lower East Side's celebrated club for burlesque and

July 15 (Friday) Concert: Beach Boys & The Temptations, Pavilion, 8 pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

July 15, 16, 17 Play: “Moonlight and Magnolias,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. So. Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or July 16 (Saturday) WCM at the Cooperage The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Couperin, Pièces de clavecin; Improvisations; Weesner, Possible Stories for solo cello; Debussy, Cello Sonata. With Andrew Waggoner, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Molly Morkoski, piano. 7:30pm. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803. July 16 (Saturday) Comedy: “Fully Dressed,” Jim Gaffigan, Pavilion, 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

July 16 (Saturday) Opera: “Die Fledermaus,” Produced by Delaware Valley Opera, 8 pm, Tusten Theatre 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY. July 17 (Sunday) Concert: Michael McDonald & America, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

July 17 (Sunday) Music: “Market Music,” Weekend of Chamber Music, 11am, hosted by Callicoon

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Farmers Market, Audley Dorrer Drive at Bridge Street, Callicoon, NY. Free. or

July 17 (Sunday) Music: “Concert on the Lawn,” Weekend of Chamber Music Woodwind Quintet, 3pm. Hosted by Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, 4907 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY. Free.

Don Henley performs at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, September 10

Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 17 (Sunday) Opera: “Die Fledermaus,” a Delaware Valley Opera production, 2pm, Tusten Theatre 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

July 19-31 Musical Theatre: “The Who’s Tommy,” Forestburgh Playhouse, Tues-Sat 8pm, Wed 2 pm and Sun 3pm matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. 845-794-1194 or

July 20 (Wednesday) Concert: Tedeschi Trucks Band With Los Lobos & North Mississippi Allstars, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000 or

July 21 (Thursday) MusicTalks! with Composer in Residence Anna Weesner, Catskill Distilling Company, 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel, NY 12720 Conversation moderated by Andrew Waggoner Weesner Possible Stories; Sudden Unbidden; The Nearness of Things With Sunghae Anna Lim, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello, 7:30pm. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803.

July 22 (Friday) Exhibit Opening: Elevator Gallery The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for what we hold close/ what we let go, an exhibition of artwork by Beth Heit, in the Elevator Gallery on Friday, July 22 from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 22-August 28. CAS Arts Center,

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48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227.

July 22 (Friday) Concert: “Zac Brown Band”, Pavilion, 7pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000 or

July 22, 23, 24 NACL Theatre Courage, a 'walk-in-progress' Apple Pond Farm, Callicoon Center, NY at 6:30pm. Today, as more than 60 million people worldwide are displaced due to extreme conflict, NACL will examine war and the struggle for social justice and ask, "What is courage?" Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece, Mother Courage and Her Children, NACL's new play Courage is a multi-disciplinary outdoor performance that is structured as a long walk, culminating inside a large 2-pole circus tent. NACL artistic director, Tannis Kowalchuk collaborates with Brooklyn composer Rima Fand, the NACL writers, actors, musicians and The NACL Stilt Corps to create a spectacular immersive performance that evokes both circus and refugee camp. Courage asks how humanity might strive for compassion, resilience, and social justice in the face of fear and conflict. An outdoor performance that requires walking on a farm (please wear appropriate footwear and attire). Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Rd, Callicoon Center, NY. July 23 (Saturday) Concert in the Barn with Pre-Concert Talk with Andrew Waggoner, 7pm. The Talk is free with the purchase of the Concert ticket. Eddie Adams Farm, North Branch Road, Jeffersonville, NY. Weesner, Lift High… for Piano Trio; Couperin, Les Nations (ordres 1 & 2) for piano; Weesner, What Gathers, What Lingers for violin and piano; Saint-Saens, Trio no. 1 in F. With Sunghae Anna Lim, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Tannis Gibson, piano. 8pm Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803. July 24 (Sunday) Riverfest: Music, art and environmental festival, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 10am-5pm, Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Info: 845-252-7576 or

July 24 (Sunday) Opera: “Die Fledermaus,” a Delaware Valley Opera production, 2pm, Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

July 24 (Sunday) Concert: “Kidz Bop,” sponsored by Friendlys Ice Cream, 2pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800-745-3000 or

July 28 (Thursday) MusicTalks! French Baroque and Contemporary, The North Branch Inn, 869

N Branch-Hortonville Rd, North Branch, NY. Music of Boulez, Desnos, Denis Gaulthier, Patrick Marcland and Zad Multaka, Absence for soprano and flute. With Ensemble Accroche Note of France (Françoise Kubler, soprano and Armand Angster, clarinet), Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Rami Vamos, guitar. 7:30pm. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803. July 29 (Friday) Open Workshop, Fellows and Performers Eddie Adams Farm, North Branch Road, Jeffersonville, NY. WCM Fellows present their work; open rehearsal for performers; with Ensemble Accroche Note of France and WCM Artists. 7pm. Free. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803. July 30 (Saturday) Exhibit Opening: Donald Keefe/Sarah Tortora, The Catskill Art Society will host a free opening reception for The Inauspicious Present, an exhibition of artwork by Donald Keefe, and Fickle Ground, an exhibition of artwork by Sarah Tortora, on Saturday, July 30. CAS will hold an Artist Talk at 3pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments from 4-6pm. The exhibition will be on display July 30-August 28. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227.

July 30 ((Saturday) Concert: “Rock Hall Three for All” featuring Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, Pavilion, 6:30pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000 or

July 30 (Saturday) Gala Concert in the Barn with Pre-Concert Talk with Andrew Waggoner, 7pm - The Talk is free with the purchase of the Concert ticket. Eddie Adams Farm, North Branch Road, Jeffersonville, NY. Program: Weesner, Mother Tongues; Dusapin, Itou; Louis Couperin, Pavane; Maurice Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte; Schönberg, Pierrot lunaire. With Ensemble Accroche Note of France (Françoise Kubler, soprano and Armand Angster, clarinet), Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Tannis Gibson, piano. 8pm. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803. July 31 (Sunday) WCM at the Cooperage The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Program: Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte; Schönberg, Pierrot lunaire. With Ensemble Accroche Note of France (Françoise Kubler, soprano and Armand Angster, clarinet), Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello and Tannis Gibson, piano. 3pm. Weekend of Chamber Music. Info: 845-887-5803.

July 31 (Sunday) Concert: Dion & Ronnie Spector, Pavilion, 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800-745-3000 or


August 2-14 Musical Theatre: “Into the Woods,” colliding Grimm Brother’ fairytales produced by Forestburgh Playhouse, Tues-Sat 8pm, plus Wed and Sun matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Box office: 794-1194. August 4 (Thursday) Concert: Toby Keith with special guests, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800-7453000.

August 5 (Friday) Concert: Counting Crows & Rob Thomas, Pavilion, 6:45pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800745-3000 or

August 6 (Saturday) Concert: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Pavilion, 8pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800-745-3000 or

August 5-27 Exhibit: Richard Gubernick Sculpture, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 252-7576. Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 7-9pm. August -27 Exhibit: Gino Garlanda Drawings, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 2527576. Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 7-9pm.

August 6 Blue Moon Over Memphis Theatre Nohgaku, UK-US-Canada-Japan The spirit of Elvis reincarnates through enduring Japanese tradition in Blue Moon Over Memphis. Featuring performer Jubilith Moore, text by Deborah Brevoort, and music by Richard Emmert, the performance is crafted with Japanese Noh theatre masks and costumes hand-crafted by Japanese master artisans, and with traditional instrumentation, song and dance. Noh is the pathway that leads the players from Elvis, the brand, to a meditation on the relationship between celebrity and humanity. Space and time expand and collapse to allow performers and audience to be in the presence of Elvis, not as a costumed impersonation, but as an eloquent, complicated, beautiful soul. 7:30pm. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY.

August 6 (Saturday) Reading: Ken Hada reading from his award-winning poetry, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 4pm, Krause Recital Hall, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Free. Info: 252-7576.

August 7 (Sunday) Denning and Claryville History Afternoon See our rich collection of Claryville and town of Denning materials that bring life to the history of the Upper Neversink and Upper Rondout valleys. We welcome the sharing of any items relating to the Claryville or Denning area. Bring your research questions! Admission to the Museum is included. 1pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY. August 12 , 13, 14 Play: “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. So. Fallsburg, NY. 845436-5336 or August 14 (Sunday) Concert: Darius Rucker with Dan+Shay and Michael Ray, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. 1-800-745-3000.

August 16-28 Musical Theatre: “Rock of Ages,” the 1980s Big Bands, big egos and big hair, produced by Forestburgh Playhouse, Tues-Sat 8pm, plus Wed and Sun matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Box office: 794-1194.

August 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 Sunset Concert Series: Shandelee Music Festival 8/18, 8pm - HANCHIEN LEE, solo piano; 8/20, 8pm - Evening of Chamber Music featuring Canite Quartet; 8/23, 8pm - Evening of Choral Music featuring Antioch Chamber Ensemble; 8/25, 8pm - Evening of Chamber Music featuring Aletheia Piano Trio; 8/27, 8pm - Evening of Chamber Music featuring Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, pianist. Info: 845-439-3277.

August 19, 20, 21 Play: “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

August 20 (Saturday) Concert: Smokey Robinson, Pavilion, 7pm. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY. 1.800.745.3000.

August 28 (Sunday) Family Fun Day, Kids bored and driving you crazy? Come to the Museum for an afternoon and have fun exploring the exhibits, coloring,

playing a scavenger hunt, and interacting with the new “Selfie” exhibit! 2pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY.

August 30-September 4 Theatre: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the American classic by Harper Lee, produced by Forestburgh Playhouse, Tues-Sat 8pm, plus Wed and Sun matinées, Forestburgh Playhouse, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY. Box office: 794-1194 or


September 2-24 Exhibit: Phillip Gabrielli Paintings, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 252-7576. Opening reception: Friday, September 2, 7-9pm.

September 2-24 Exhibit: Matt Nolen Sculpture, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Loft Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 252-7576. Opening reception: Friday, August, 7-9pm. September 3-October 10 Exhibit: “CAS Invitational,” curated by Robin Winters. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. September 3, Artist Talk 3pm, Opening Reception 4-6pm. Admission: Free. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227. September 9, 10, 11 Play: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri-Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

September 10 (Saturday) Concert: Don Henley, Pavilion 8pm, , Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY. 1.800.745.3000.

September 10 Re-Release Party (The Golden Record), A Host of People, Detroit, Michigan. Re-Release Party (The Golden Record) tells the story of "The Golden Record," a phonograph record created by astrophysicist Carl Sagan and a team of specialists and launched aboard The Voyager probe in 1977 as a message to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials and future humans. The record - which is still hurtling through space today - contains sounds and images portraying the diversity and complexity of life on Earth. The audience is transported to a party in celebration of this historic day: the probe is launched, the record is a hit (in a way), and Carl Sagan is in love

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(though getting a divorce). But, before long: fast forward to the present. The audience is asked to contribute to the creation of a new Golden Record - for today. 7:30pm. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY.

September 10 (Saturday) Neversink History Afternoon, How did Grahamsville get its name? Learn about Lt. Graham and the Chestnut Woods Massacre through a presentation on the different versions of this tragic event. What is fact and what is fiction? We might just find out! 1pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY.

September 15 (Thursday) Concert: “An Evening of Chamber Music” featuring the Hermitage Piano Trio, sponsored by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and presented by Shandelee Music Festival, 8pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 845-583-2050.

September 16, 17, 18 Play: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Fri/Sat 8pm, and Sun 2pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. So. Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

September 25 (Sunday) Concert: Acoustic Eidolon, blending Celtic, American, World and Flamenco, sponsored and presented by RiverFolk Concerts, 5pm, The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA. Reservations: 252-6783.

September 25 (Sunday) Calling All Collectors, Have a collection of plates or buttons or cans or ANYTHING? If you are a collector, or just have a lot of “something” you would like to share, bring your collection to the Museum for others to admire. Reservations are required, please call or e-mail to reserve your free space. Dust off your collections and let them shine for an afternoon! Refreshments will be available. 1pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY. September 29 (Thursday) Concert: “The Embrace” of two pianos featuring Christiana Pecoraro classical pianist and Danilo Rea jazz pianist, sponsored by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and presented by Shandelee Music Festival, 8pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 845-583-2050.


October 1-29 Exhibit: Kit Jones Photography, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free.

Info: 252-7576. Opening reception: Saturday, October 1, 2-4pm.

October 8, 9 NACL Theatre Spirits of Lakewood House The third installment of The Lakewood House Trilogy (following Mystery of Lakewood House 2005 and The Lost Book of Lakewood House 2009), the site-specific performance takes place at the NACL artists' residence, an historic summer boarding house opened in the 1920s in the era of the Catskills vacation heyday. Favorite NACL actors from across North America will inhabit each bedroom in the Lakewood House (the artists' residence next door to NACL Theatre), invoking the spirit and stories of the people who had once vacationed or lived at the summer inn. The audience will be given a one-hour pass to visit each of the 12 bedrooms and enjoy the stories and surprises that the spirits will transmit to those who dare to enter. In the theatre next door, a speakeasy will be open to Lakewood House visitors - with the right password, of course. 3 Viewings: 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm. NACL Theatre,110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY. October 9 (Sunday) Concert: David Roth w/guests Fendrick and Peck, sponsored and presented by RiverFolk Concerts, 7pm, The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA. Reservations: 252-6783.

October 9 (Sunday) Concert: “Souvenirs of Kazakhstan,” featuring the Capricci Violin Ensemble, sponsored by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and presented by Shandelee Music Festival, 3pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 845-583-2050.

October 14, 15 Play: “Haunted Theater Tours,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, 6:30 pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

October 15 (Saturday) Sharing Memories of the Delaware Water System, Hear the fascinating stories of the Delaware Water System’s reservoirs and tunnels from those who built them. Explore the exhibit, view never before displayed photos and documents, and talk with tunnel and reservoir workers. 1pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY.

October 15 – November 20 Exhibit: “Tal Gluck, Sculpture, Melinda Wallach, Walls of Viet Nam,” CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. October 15, Artist Talk 3pm, Opening reception 4-6pm. Admission: Free. CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. Info: 436-4227. October 21, 23 Play: “Haunted Theater Tours,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, 6:30

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pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

October 22 Shakespeare's Will NACL Theatre Lecture, Supper, and Show. Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, NACL presents Vern Thiessen's play, Shakespeare's Will performed by Tannis Kowalchuk. The evening begins with a lecture entitled "...the shadow of a wife..." Who was Mrs. Shakespeare?" presented by Shakespeare scholar, Joanne Zipay, founder of theatre company Judith Shakespeare. Following the lecture and an Elizabethan supper of stew and mead, NACL will present Shakespeare's Will, a lively musical exploration of the life of Anne Hathaway, wife of the bard. The monologue, written in verse by Canadian playwright, Vern Thiessen, features music by Kurt Knuth, costumes by Karen Flood, with direction by Mimi McGurl. 6pm. NACL Theatre, 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY. October 22 (Saturday) Theatre: Act Underground debut fully staged productionm TBA, 7:30pm, Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

October 23 (Sunday) Theatre: Act Underground debut fully staged production TBA, 2pm, Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY. October 28, 29 Play: “Haunted Theater Tours,” presented by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, 6:30pm. Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main St. South Fallsburg, NY. 845-436-5336 or

October 30 (Sunday) Gone Missing in New York, Each year, hundreds of New Yorkers disappear under mysterious circumstances never to be heard from again, leaving families and loved ones waiting painfully. Marianna Boncek talks about her book Gone Missing In New York, which highlights individual stories of the missing and their families, including the tragic local story of Frederick Holmes, a 22-month-old baby who went missing from Denman Mountain in 1955. Books will be available for sale, and refreshments are included. 2pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY.


November 5 (Saturday) Concert: Carla Ulbrich and Lois Morton, comical singer/songwriters, sponsored and presented by RiverFolk Concerts, 7pm, The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA. Reservations: 252-6783. November 5 (Saturday) The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America, A talk by Stephen M. Silverman, founding editor of, about his recently published and beautifully illustrated book on the history of the Catskills. From Henry Hudson to Washington Irving,

James Fenimore Cooper, the Hudson River School painters, generations of Utopians at Woodstock to Jennie Grossinger - all are here and written about with elegance, depth and respect. Books will be available for sale, and refreshments are included. 2pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY.

November 12 – December 23 Exhibit and Sale: Valley Artists Holiday Sale, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 252-7576.

November 19 – December 23 Exhibit: “Art in Sixes,” mixed media small works, sponsored and presented by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Info: 252-7576. Opening reception: Saturday, November 19, 7-9 pm.

November 20 (Sunday) D&H Canal & Sullivan County Bill Merchant, President of the D&H Canal Historical Society and Vice-Chair of the D&H Canal Transportation Heritage Council will talk about the impact of the D&H Canal on Sullivan County. 2pm. Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY. November 26 – December 31 Exhibit: “CAS Winter Members Show,” CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY. November 26, Annual Members Meeting 2pm, Opening Reception 3-5pm. Admission: Free.Info: 436-4227.


December 4 (Sunday) Concert: Joe Crookston with Emily Mure, sponsored and presented by RiverFolk Concerts, 7pm, The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA. Reservations: 252-6783.


April 23 (Sunday) “An Evening of Chamber Music”, with the Aeolus Quartet, 3pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 845-5832050.

May 7 (Sunday) “Andrew Arceci Baroque Ensemble, 3pm, Event Gallery, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 845-583-2050.

Museums Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum Museum and education center on 53 acres bordering the Willowemoc River dedicated to preserving America's fly fishing heritage; teaching its future generations of fly fishers; and protecting its fly fishing environment. 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-4810,

D&H Canal Museum at Lock 50 Interpretive Center within the 45 acre linear park which includes approximately 3 1/2 miles of historic D&H Canal towpath trail. Remains of the original locks, drydock & waste weirs are visible from the towpath. Seasonal 16 Bova Road, Phillipsport, NY 845-807-0261

Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History Costumed interpreters discuss and demonstrate the life styles of the first European settlers in the Upper Delaware River Valley during the Revolutionary War period and their place in local and Early American history. Seasonal. 6615 State Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-6660 May-Sept 845-807-0261

Liberty Museum & Arts Center A renovated historical building housing collections and presenting art and history exhibits. The museum also hosts classes, lectures, cultural events & children's programs, and will be the new home of Liberty Free Theatre. 46 South Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-292-2394,

Museum at Bethel Woods: An Interpretation of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, the museum explores the unique experience of Woodstock, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation and the legacies of the 60's, through interactive exhibits, displays, and a collection of artifacts. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 1-866-781-2922

Roscoe O&W Railway Museum The museum contains O&W artifacts and memorabilia, other “railroadiana,”and local history displays showing the impact of the

the Museum at Bethel Woods

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O&W on community life, hunting, fishing, farming, tourism and local industries. Seasonal: May – October 7 Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY 607-498-4346

Sullivan County Museum & Historical Society Home to the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Cook Society and the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, the museum offers permanent and changing historical exhibits and maintains archives, census records, and family histories. 265 Main Street P.O. Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 845- 434-8044

Ten Mile River Scout Museum Dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of Ten Mile River Scout Camps, the largest Boy Scout Council camp in the U.S., through an extensive memorabilia display and video collection. 1481 County Road 26, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-2000/212-242-1100 Time and the Valleys Museum A living and interactive resource that preserves the past and educates the present and insures the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds. 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY 845-985-7700

Town of Lumberland Museum Room Lumberland Town Hall, 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey, NY 856-8600 ext 222 Displays memorabilia, photographs and artifacts representing every hamlet in the Town of Lumberland, and details the history of the D&H Canal in Pond Eddy.

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HESTIA’S GARDEN A Place to Nurture e Soul

Looking for a relaxing afternoon to saunter wandering paths in a meadow, sip a cool glass of herbal–infused water, or sit by the pond and listen to a waterfall? Maybe you are looking for that plant that would spice up your landscape. Or do you like to wander off the beaten path and find an old barn where you can browse for whimsical and vintage items? If so, it is time to head to Hestia’s Garden. The gardens are located at 914 Buck Brook Road just off County Road 95 one mile outside of North Branch, NY going towards Obernburg. Before you turn onto Buck Brook you will see an old cedar fence and as you turn right onto Buck Brook within 300 feet you will find yourself next to an 1840 Greek Revival house with a white picket fence. You’ve arrived at Hestia’s Garden and the home of its owner Darlene Midlang. The garden’s namesake is Hestia, the Greek Goddess of hearth and home. In the stories of old, she provided a place of rest and relaxation. She was not known for what she did but for what she offered –a quiet space. Hestia was a resting place for the individual, for the community and for the larger world. Darlene laughs, when she describes the impetus for the name, “Yes, it probably does sound a little esoteric, but in our very hurried lives and with so much happening in the world around us, the gardens are designed to enjoy “being”, to be a reminder to stop, breath and take time to just celebrate our lives and the world around us.” She went on to say, “The greatest joy in my day is when someone pulls their car over and tells me how the gardens make them feel ‘happy’, ‘warm’, ‘content’. They are surprised when I tell them that they are welcome to come by on the weekend when the gardens are open to the public, and they are free to wander the space.” It was a winter’s day in 2010, with the snow piled high on the 8 acres of weedy, unused pasture that the dream of Hestia’s Garden started to take shape. Darlene dreamed of turning her underutilized field into a garden park that would feed the body and nurture the soul. Over the next five years the transformation

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began. Berms with native plants were started, an orchard created, cascading river rock steps and stone walls installed , a circular mandala garden full of vegetables and fresh herbs planted, and paths emerged that lead through the meadow. With the guidance of Sullivan County’s Soil and Water Conservation and in cooperation with the North Branch Fire Department the old Leshorn Pond on the far end of the property was renovated. The pond has served as a steadfast water supply to protect the houses in the township. But by 2012 the pond’s sediment and the invasion of beavers had threatened to make the pond unusable. Renovation began. The pond was enlarged and deepened. Today it continues to provide water for the fire department and an improved habitat for wildlife. Darlene reflected on what has happened over the past five years, saying, “I may have had the inspiration for creating Hestia’s Garden, but it has become a labor of love through the local artisans, friends, family and neighbors whom have given their time and talent. Some neighbors came by and volunteered to stock the pond and other neighbors offered a favorite plant. Family and friends-- from as far away as Florida, North Dakota, and Minnesota -- have come and spent hours bringing out the best of what the landscape has to offer. The efforts enhance the already natural beauty of this valley surrounded by the Catskill foothills. Last year Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers gave generously of their time by helping prepare gardens for a SullivanArc Garden Tour to benefit those with disabilities in Sullivan County.” In 2015, Sullivan County’s Department of Planning and Environmental Development offered business planning sessions and microloans to some of the class participants. Hestia’s Garden benefited from both. As a result of their support the work expanded and a small Hestia’s Garden shop was opened on weekends beginning in May. One corner of this turn-of-thecentury barn, became the summer home for this growing

agro-eco business venture. It sells plants and cut flowers from the gardens, vintage items, unique garden supplies, and hand-made specialty gifts from local artisans. Beyond the gardens and the shop, Hestia’s Garden is host to a series of special events throughout the summer. There will be three Saturday morning workshops. June starts off with a workshop led by Friends of the Garden volunteer Susan Dollard on Landscaping to Fit Your Time and Style; July welcomes clinical herbalist Richard Mandelbaum to talk about Healthy Living with Herbs; and in September Master Gardener volunteer Nancy Schunk will talk on Composting 101: How to Reduce Landfill and Build Your Soil. On August 20th and 21st Hestia’s Garden has teamed up with Delaware Valley Arts Alliance to host a weekend celebrating “Art in the Garden”. The weekend will be in two parts. Saturday morning the gardens will be available to artists who want to use the 8 acres to draw and paint. It will start at 9:00am. Saturday morning with a talk and reception for artists who have signed up to participate “En plein air” part of the weekend event. If interested contact Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (845-252-7576). Artists from throughout the region will be invited to then fan out to create new works of art by drawing and painting their impressions of the approximately eight acres of Hestia’s Garden. The second part of the Art in the Garden weekend will have paintings for sale from both the artists that participated in the “En plein air” event in the morning as well as a Delaware Valley Arts Alliance curated exhibit of artists who create artworks which involve nature. There will be an opening reception for the “Art In the Garden” exhibit from 2-4pm in the barn on the property. Whether you want to come for an event or workshop or just want to go for a relaxing walk through the meadow, Hestia’s Garden looks forward to welcoming you. Hestia’s Garden Shop and Gardens Open May through September Saturday & Sundays 11-4 For more information go to Like us on Facebook!


Saturday, June 18th - “Landscaping to Fit Your Time and Life Style” with Susan Dollard, Friends of the Garden Saturday, July 9th - “Healthy Living with Herbs” with Richard Mandelbaum, Clinical Herbalist

Saturday, September 17th - “Composting 101: How to Reduce Landfill and Build Your Soil” with Nancy Schunk, Master Gardener Volunteer & Friends of the Garden

Note: All workshops run from 10 a.m. to noon. Call (845) 482-5876 or e-mail to register Public Event: Art in the Garden – Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st. Co-hosted with Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm En plein air event for registered participants call DVAA for registration at (845) 252-7576 Saturday – Art Show and Opening Reception 2-4pm Sunday -11:00am to 3:00pm

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Local Events

Just A click Away

It’s nice when you open your eyes and find yourself standing along the Upper Delaware River.

Jeffersonville, Narrowsburg and Callicoon, small but culturally prominent villages nestled within the foothills of the Catskill mountains. Lava, Lake Huntington, Fosterdale, Hortonville, Hankins, Long Eddy, North Branch, Obernburg, Fremont Center, Callicoon Center and Youngsville. Each place with its own flare and distinguishing character, marked by its streams and the winding roads that run through these ancient valleys. Memory prevails and the beauty enthralls you, listening to the birds and your wakened sense of natural wonder.

When I talk with the old timers, they’ll recount stories about the glory days: baseball games, picnics, tug of war, field days, canoe regattas, even brawls, laughing and smiling all the way through. Our communities work hard to keep these traditions alive. Recently communities have even been inventing new ones. This past fall Jeffersonville, Narrowsburg and Callicoon each celebrated Columbus Day Weekend with a different event. Callicoon had its second annual Art Walk, Jeffersonville had its Oktoberfest Founder’s Day and Narrowsburg celebrated its first Honey Bee Festival. Events are our community’s enduring vision of what we remember growing up with. This is how we share our heritage, and it’s especially important today that these events continue to grow. People can buy and see anything and everything they want through the internet. But what they can’t find are these kinds of rich experiences, that build lasting memories and human bonds that make life worth living.

It’s difficult to participate in every event. Each village has multiple organizations and businesses, and various causes, each with their own exciting events. It seems that just as I’m invited to one event, I check my calendar and realize I’m already attending another. Or even two! How does one make the time? And how do we manage all the events we want to experience?

It seemed important to get all of the people who create these events into the same room and find a way to consolidate our efforts yet still retain our individual villages’ unique character. Different events that complement each other. We all agreed it would be helpful to have a calendar that would help the entire region organize events.

Thanks to Cindy Herbert and this fine magazine for this online calendar, a tool that will help both organizers and visitors plot and plan their way around the Upper Delaware Region. This calendar will also help you find your way through, and experience all the incredible events our wonderful region has to offer. Have fun! 36 Jeffersonville Journal • 2016-2017


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All Roads Lead To Bowie

was waiting for a train, reading a newspaper, while flicking an eye above the black and white to maintain balance between print and reality. Even in this homogenized new New York, old New York habits die hard I suppose. Suddenly out of the shadows, a figure of a man approached, declaring,” I have a personal relationship with God.” He seemed to wait for a response, so I gave him the most polite crooked smile I could muster before shuffling down the platform stage right. It was the day I had received news that David Bowie had left us, and honestly, I was reeling a bit from it all. This was the first celebrity death since Sinatra that just plain hurt. The difference was that Frank seemed, well, old and ailing--perhaps in the late December of his years--while Bowie seemed vibrant and youthful, with plenty of what the Greeks call “zoí,” which sorta translates to “lust for life.”

Later, thinking back on the train platform episode, I realized that in David Bowie, I too had a personal relationship with a kind of deity. I am a fan, and yes, many fans believe their connection to their star of choice is the ultimate. After all, disillusionment and fandom make for great bedfellows. Although my connection was special, it wasn’t particularly unhealthy in that Kathy Bates-inMisery sort of way. I didn’t, for example, mention it to disconcerted strangers waiting for trains. My youthful fanaticism simply transformed me into a kind of student or apprentice. I learned much from the book of Bowie, which came wrapped in a gatefold jacket filled with candy-colored fantastical imagery, lyrical puzzles and the aural pleasures that only an amplified metal needle vibrating through spinning wax can provide.

Bowie wonderfully and absurdly merged Marlene Dietrich, Al Bowlly, Sinatra, Dali, Duchamp, James Brown, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Wagner, Elvis, Strauss, Dylan, Sam Cooke, Scott Walker, Lovecraft, Schiele, Weill, Brel, Little Richard, Orwell

and Fritz Lang with large doses of gallows humor, sweat, and swagger, all illogically wrapped into a good suit. This, collectively taught me how to make rock ‘n’ roll without the otherwise requisite facial hair, dirty t-shirt and blue jeans. Further lessons stressed that rock ‘n’ roll could simultaneously be both art and entertainment, then go from drop-dead serious to sheer camp, without rules or barriers. And like Sinatra, Bowie’s voice had a raw honest vulnerability; both troubadours understood the voice is human and by its very nature imperfect.

Bowie not only showed me the past but the present as well as the future. Without him I would have never discovered Iggy Pop, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, Brian Eno, T. Rex, or his countless New Wave and post-Punk disciples. It was there, in the role of actor in The Hunger, where Bowie forced my road to take a sharp turn to the dark; the film featured the band Bauhaus, the best of his disciples (who were later dubbed as Gothic Rock), introducing me to a world where I later made my bones.

My Bowie apprenticeship started here in the Catskills, of all places. Each summer since FDR was president, my family fled the boiling city to one of the many small canal towns that dot Sullivan County. I recall many Saturdays of the Seventies spent at Masten Lake, where two bits got you entry to the trucked-in beachfront replete with an aged dancehall that served as an arcade. A thickly-painted siren-like speaker would blast treble-ridden songs towards the beach from the Carpenters, Gordon Lightfoot, Rod Stewart, Chicago, and yes, David Bowie. His unique, wildly addictive voice was warmly low, then histrionically high on songs such as “Fame,” “Golden Years,” “Changes” and “Rebel Rebel,” the song that prompted my first baby steps on the Bowie road. Around 1980, when I was sixteen, “Rebel Rebel” became the first actual song I sang into a microphone when I auditioned for a cover band led by my friend

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Ray Wilcox. Ultimately I got the gig and got bit badly by the intoxicating effects; soon after I was singing the same song at a high school dance in front of designer jean-clad girls and my world turned upside down. Even when I started writing and performing my own material, Bowie’s songs found their way into my set on many a tour; heck, I even waxed quite a few of them in the studio. After years of touring and recording the day came when the “life” just lost its luster so I put the microphone in a drawer and returned home to New York.

Yet my Bowie road didn’t quite end there. Nearly a decade passed when a peer talked me into shaking off the dust and front his longtime band. An album and a couple of tours ended with an encore at the opera house in Leipzig, Germany with me crooning Bowie’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide”. Soon after back in New York, I took part in a Bowie birthday tribute event where I sang his epic “Space Oddity” with a full orchestra.

There’s another Catskills connection to this story. You see, while I still enjoy making music, my most active years are behind me. Yet even during my longest tours of the past, I began to yearn for simpler, more peaceful days, so these mountains often came to mind. That, along with a need to escape the fraternity party the city becomes each weekend, led me to seek out a house in the Catskills. A few years ago, after the funeral of a relative here in Sullivan County, I traveled a bit further west where an uncle had once taken my cousins and me in his new ’72 Buick to see the Delaware near Callicoon. It was exactly as I remembered it, and soon after the wife and I bought an old farmhouse nearby. It was only after that I discovered that David Bowie too had found peace in the Catskills. Not far away, somewhere near Woodstock or Olive, he built his cherished mountain retreat. Some say Bowie spent his final days there and his remains were later scattered in his beloved woods. That’s how I like to think of it- David Bowie at the end of his mortal road, forever part of the landscape of the Catskills.

I met him once- well, “met” is a stretch. Some years ago, a friend had gotten me into the taping of a live English TV show where Bowie and his band performed for a tiny crowd. Afterwards, Bowie was kind enough to sign autographs, so I grabbed a paper setlist from the stage, introduced myself and handed it to him to sign. He smiled, then said, “Hi, I’m David.”

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Ar ou n d Th e Wor l d In J ef fersonvi l le A Series of Event s Celeb rat ing O u r C ult ural Back g rounds – By Lucette Ostergren –

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ur village of Jeffersonville is a small, tight knit community nestled in rolling hills and surrounded by family owned farms. As we go about our daily lives we may see the same people time and again; in the grocery store, gift or antique stores, at school functions, at the beauty parlor or barber, dining out or simply walking down the street. We have come from near and from far. As in a quilt of many fabrics our community is knit together from diverse backgrounds. This summer we begin a celebration of our various cultures.

On the third Saturday of the months June through September there will be a cultural event on the Main Events Stage in Jeffersonville, located on Main Street directly across from the Post Office. This summer our focus will be on celebrating cultures from around the world. Turkey in June, Italy in July, Brazil in August and China in September. In addition to the events, international flags will be hanging in the village and there will be displays in the library and around town.

Music, he lectures at colleges in the New York City area and has appeared on national Turkish TV.

On July 16th we will be sampling Italian culture, a culture steeped in the arts, family, music, architecture and food. And what could be more Italian than a picnic with food, wine, art, music and games? The Delaware Valley Opera will bring songs of Italy to our village. There will be culinary demonstrations as well as artists and their crafts and a wine sampling.

The Brazilian martial art of capoeira will be performed on the Main Stage on August 20th. Capoeira, believed to have its origins in 16th century Brazil, is a martial art that combines rhythmic, gymnastic and dancelike movements with music. The two capoeiristas exchange movements of attacks and defense in a constant flow. They are accompanied by a single headed drum and a berimbau, a single stringed instrument. Afro Brazil Arts of New York City will perform and conduct a workshop in this ancient martial art. ABA, under the

Belly Dance performance by Layla Isis

Capoeira from Afro Brazil Arts

direction of Michael Goldstein & Mestre Ombrinho, have been pioneering capoeira programs throughout the New York area, introducing it to thousands of young people each year since 1988. Their program integrates character building, leadership, responsibility, and peer collaboration.

On June 18th as part of our celebration of Turkey we will have a belly dance performance by Layla Isis, a renowned performer, choreographer and oriental dance instructor. Ms Isis brings an impassioned vision of belly dance as a soul stirring, elevated and utterly joyful celebration of life and beauty. She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Dr. Oz & Martin Scorsese’s new HBO series. Layla Isis will be accompanied by Scott Wilson, an accomplished musician of Turkish music. Mr. Wilson, the son the of the famous belly dancer, Serena Wilson, studied Turkish at NYU. He has recorded many albums of Turkish and Middle Eastern

On September 17th we will be celebrating China’s Mid-Autumn festival, one of the four most important Chinese festivals. Moon cakes are a hallmark tradition of this holiday, also known as Moon Cake Day. Moon Cakes are round pastries filled with a rich circular filling eaten in small wedges with Chinese tea. Mid-Autumn Festival is in the middle of the harvest season in China, at a time when the moon is known to be the biggest and brightest. We will also be celebrating this festival with a demonstration and workshop of TaiJi (TaiChi), performances of Guqin, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument, and Dragon Dancers. Our local Guqin players are from Liberty. They will accompany the Dragon Dancers from the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Our Around the World Jeffersonville events are community events and we welcome input as we celebrate our various heritages. For more information contact Catherine Scott, Lucette Ostergren-Barker at 845-482-4513

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SHOPPING Buck Brook Alpacas Farmstore

The fleece of the alpaca is super soft, hypoallergenic and luxurious, our products include yarn from our own animals, beautiful blankets, scarves, hats, gloves and mittens, felted bowls, dryer balls, socks and more!!

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Greenware, bisque, gifts, lessons and supplies, Mia Bella Candles and jewelry making supplies.

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Antiques, home, garden and gift. Flowers - Cut your own flowers.

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Earthgirl Pottery

Fun & functional handmade pottery, gifts Open by appointment or chance

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Heirloom Marketplace filled with gently used housewares, furnishings and tools at bargain prices.

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The Red Door Consignment Shoppe

Ladies & men’s consignment clothes & accessories, casual wear to gowns, junior to plus sizes.

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Offering a large assortment of quality merchandise, all in natural alpaca fiber. Along with ethnic alpaca clothing from Peru, Rosehaven’s own products include alpaca socks and gloves, natural dyed yarn, and many hand knit products from talented western Sullivan County knitters.

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Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

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Long Hill Farm

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99 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad page 5 Brey's Egg Farm

Poultry Farm, Farm Fresh Eggs, Compost and Top Soil

607 Swiss Hill Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5464 See ad page 51 Bridle Hill Farm

Riding Academy, Boarding, Stables, Lessons, Trail Riding

190 Hemmer Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3993 See ad page 14

Domesticities & The Cutting Garden

Antiques, home, garden and gift. Flowers - Cut your own flowers.

4055 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3333 See ad page 48 Earthgirl Flowers

Flower Arrangements from Earthgirl's Gardens for Weddings, Events & Parties

92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Phone: (845) 482-2046 Cell: (845) 807-3747

Hestia’s Garden, LLC

Private gardens are open to the public for special events, garden tours and garden shop. Open May to September, Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 4pm

Diehl Homestead Farm

Maple Syrup, Honey, Dairy, Milk, Eggs, Garlic

93 Diehl Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5047

914 Buck Brook Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-5876 Like us on Facebook!

Korwan's Garden Center

Trees & Shrubs, Landscaping, Crafts, Wood Carver, Carved Signs

148 Eggler Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3345 See ad page 59

Oak Ridge Farm, Inc.

Photos by Cindy Herbert

Award Winning Alpaca Herd, Breeding, Boarding, Fiber Sales, Farm Store

Boarding, Lessons, Therapeutic Riding, Trail Riding for Boarders

222 Hessinger-Lare Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4686 See ad page 50

Rosehaven Alpacas

Breeding and Sales, Alpaca Fabric, Alpaca Products

540 County Route 164 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-6801 Cell: 914-953-2506 See ad page 13

Tonjes Dairy and Cheese Farm

Dairy Farm & Cheeses– Mozzarella, Cultured Buttermilk, Ricotta, Fromage Blanc and Yogurt

188 Tonjes Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5971 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 38

Vita’s Farm & Garden Market

Annuals, Potted Plants, Baked Goods and Craft Items

4789 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5776

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HOME IMPROVEMENT Contractors, Building Supplies, Lawn & Garden Equipment, Landscaping,, Maintenance Services, Swimming Pools & Spas

Clear-Rite Pools & Spas, Inc.


Brett Erdman Contracting

Contractor, Carpentry, Concrete

P.O. Box 17 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5128 See ad page 34 Superior Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing, Heating System Installation, Burner Service and Repair, Wet Core Drilling.

Phone: (845) 798-0032 See ad page 17 Just in Time Contracting

New Home Construction, Remodeling Restoration, Municipal Construction, Agricultural Construction, All Phases of Construction.

PO Box 343 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-JUST Like us on Facebook! See ad page 35

Garage Doors

Sullivan Overhead Doors

Raynor authorized dealer, extensive line of residential and commercial garage door and overhead door products and services.

10 Creekside Drive Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone/Fax: (845) 482-3277 Cell: (845) 866-7650

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Keller Glass Specialty, Inc.

Glass Specialist for Home, Auto, Table Tops, Mirrors, Plexiglass, Thermopane/ Tempered, Sandblast Art and Design.

5036 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5792 See ad page 35

Hardware/Lumber/ Home Improvement Kohler Lumber

Lumber & Building Material, Pressure Treated & Cedar Products, Paints, Mason, Plumbing, Electrical, Varnishes, Owens Corning & BP Roofing, Carpet, Cabinetry, Owens Corning Blown-in Insulation, Floorcovering.

5023 & 5117 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5290 See ad page 39

H. Pfanstiel Hardware Co., Inc.

Decorative Door, Cabinet and Bath Hardware Manufacturer.

5007 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4445 (800) 806-6096

Lawn & Garden Equipment Rental

Mullally’s Sales & Rentals

John Deere, Stihl, Rental Equipment

4510 State Route 52 P.O. Box 633, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5222 Like us on Facebook!

Garbage Services Jeff Sanitation, Inc.

Residential Garbage Service, Rubbish Removal, Rolloffs & Dumpsters Available.

P.O. Box 387 5239 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-0926 See ad page 34

Swimming Pools & Spas Clear-Rite Pools & Spas, Inc.

Installation & Service, Residential and Commercial Pools, Custom Designed & Lap Pools, Weekly Maintenance.

214 Hemmer Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4646 Fax: (845) 482-9051 See ad page 14

SERVICES professional and Business


Knack, Pavloff & Company, LLP 14 Sturgis Road Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 794-2200 Fax: (845) 794-2273 See ad page 34


Cindy Monahan Graphic Design Studio

Graphic Design, Websites, Logos, Advertising, Brochures, Postcards, etc.

P.O. Box 151, Hortonville, NY 12745 Phone: (845) 887-6472


Kenneth C. Klein 4880 Main Street (State Route 52) P.O. Box 600 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5000 Phone: (845) 482-5002 See ad page 35

Law Offices of William H. Chellis, P.C. P.O. Box 624 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3405 Fax: (845) 482-4106 See ad page 9

Long Hill Farm Weddings

Martin S. Miller, Esq. 10 St. John Street Monticello, NY 12701 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 794-4440 Fax: (845) 482-1009 See ad page 36


Bold Archery Design

Traditional Archery, Handmade arrows, Private lessons besides our Woodland Skills Course, Leather work for archery gear, sheaths, custom holsters & neck pouches.

26 Hubert Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2173

Artists, Music & Performing Arts Earthgirl Pottery

Handmade Gifts to Give or Keep Open by appointment or chance.

92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Phone: (845) 482-2046 (845) 807-3747

The Janice Center

Art Classes, Instrumental Music, Instruction, Music Together, Dance

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 52 Dick’s Auto Sales, Inc.

Weekend of Chamber Music, Inc. Music Festival and Educator

P.O. Box 304 Lake Huntington, NY 12752 Phone: (845) 887-5803 See ad page 9 The Eddie Adams Workshop

Photo Journalist Workshop

Jeff- North Branch Road P.O. Box 488 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4112 See ad page 13


Dick's Auto Sales, Inc.

23-1/2 Hour Towing, Used Car & Truck Sales, Full Repair & Service, NYS Inspection Station, Scorpion Sprayed on Truck Bed Liners

5065 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4460 See ad page 10

Justus Tire & Alignment 4926 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4815 See ad page 35

Lake Huntington Automotive Services

Automotive and Small Engines

244 Nearing Road Lake Huntington, NY 12752 Phone: (845) 932-8267 See ad page 59

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Shakelton Auto & Truck Parts 4547 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5211 See ad page 38 Siggy’s Auto Body, Inc. 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3080 See ad page 17


The First National Bank of Jeffersonville 4866 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4000 See ad page 4

Funeral Services

Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service

5068 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4280 or (845) 887-4900

Hair Salon

Mane Street Styles

Hair Salon– Schwarzkopf Color, K-Pak waves and perms, Sulfate-free products, Rusk, Pin curls, Roller sets, as well as large variety of Iron work, Distributor of Melaleuca Products.

431 Bayer Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-3042 See ad page 50

Health and Fitness Catskill Mountain Spirit

CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Swedish/Medical Massage, MyoFascial Release, Zero Balancing, Acupressure, Shamanic Healing, PTSD Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Mongolian Massage, Aroma Therapy and Lymphedema Therapist.

Cynthia Crisp, LMT, LLCC 4700 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5521 Cell: 917-797-9834 See ad page 50 The Janice Center

Zumba, Kidnastics and Karate

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 52 Jefferson Pharmacy

Pharmacy, Greeting Cards, Maybelline Products

4892 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5720 See ad page 51 S.V. Shah M.D.

Physician, Medical Practice

9 Terrace Avenue Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4171 See ad page 35

Western Sullivan Wellness

Massage Therapy and Reflexology

5310 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5031 See ad page 17

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Insurance Companies

Callicoon Co-operative Insurance Company 15 Chapel Street Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5522 See ad page 10

Mike Preis, Inc. 4898 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5510 See ad page 59

Media Radio & Newspapers WJFF Radio Catskill

Educational Programming, News, Music, Public Affairs. Open House 2-4 p.m, 1st Saturday of Each Month. Nation's Only Hydropowered Radio Station.

4765 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4141 See ad page 51 Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper and Printer

5 Lower Main Street Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-5200 See ad page 39

The River Reporter 93 Erie Avenue Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Phone: (845) 252-3298 See ad page 50

Nursery School/Preschool Little Cottage Preschool

Half Day Educational Program Ages 2 1/2 - 5 year olds Mon-Fri. 9-11:45am

266 Jeff North Branch Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3848 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 34 Stepping Tones Pre-school 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 See ad page 52

Real Estate

American Heritage Real Estate 4886 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5565 See ad page 35 Catskill Sales Associates, Inc. 4920 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3200 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 52 Century 21 Country Realty Beth Bernitt Kathy McCormack Ass. Brokers Lic. in NY, PA 30 Forestburg Road Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 791-5280 Fax: (845) 791-5283

Sewing & Design Studio

Peg Geisel’s Sewing & Design Studio

Custom Garments & Embroidery, Alterations, Repairs & Home Decor.

541 Jeff-North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 707-2968 See ad page 35

Storage Units

Jeff Self Storage 5352 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 798-1280


Flowers & Barn Rentals Earthgirl Flowers

Floral Designer, Grower, Flower Arrangements for Weddings, Events & Parties

92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Phone: (845) 482-2046 (845) 807-3747 Eddie Adams Barn

Wedding, Event & Party Venue

Jeff-North Branch Road P.O. Box 488 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4112

Long Hill Farm Weddings

An intimate barn wedding venue

99 Bauernfeind Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (212) 529-8400

Veterinarians/ Animal Hospitals

Dr. Richard Scwalb, DVM Dr. Moria L. Norris, DVM Jeffersonville Animal Hospital 89 Schoolhouse Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5500 animalhospital See ad page 51

Dr. Joseph Nebzydoski, V.M.D. Youngsville Veterinary Clinic 4130 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3330

Pets - Grooming/Rescue Fore Paws Grooming

Dogs and Cats, Bath & Brush, Full Groom, Trims, Nails, Teeth, Glands

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 423-8028 Rocky’s Refuge

Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

605 Dutch Hill Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (607) 498-5445 animalrescue


Jeff Sanitation, Inc.

Residential Garbage Service, Rubbish Removal, Rolloffs & Dumpsters Available.

P.O. Box 387 5239 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-0926 See ad page 34

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Fosterdale Equipment Corp. LLOYD BRUCHER pres./sales

ROGER BRUCHER V. pres/service IAN BLUMENTHAL sales Manager

(845) 932-8611 3137 route 17B cochecton, NY 12726

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Thony Landscaping Complete DESIGNING & PLANTING Service

RICHARD THONY Jeffersonville, NY


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The Outdoorsman, Natures Minister.

Featuring Bold Archery Design.

This is not just a story of a stick and a string, but of a boy and his girl. Joseph Frye met his wife and partner Annette Nazari, or as she is better known by her nickname Nuné, more than 10 years ago at an S.C.A. (Society for Creative Anachronisms) camping event in Albany. They fell in love around a campfire drinking Guinness and talking archery. Joseph came to live with Nuné about 5 years ago in her Jeffersonville home with his two oldest boys Reece, his apprentice bowyer and Jeremiah, his student outdoors instructor. Nuné created a small homestead, complete with family garden, and wild edibles. Together they focused on being strong land stewards. They rejuvenated the forest around their home, creating a deer plot and squirrel and crow sanctuary. One day Nuné suggested that instead of Joseph giving away his bows for free to friends in the S.C.A., they start a business geared to bring all the things they were passionate about to the community they lived in. Joseph spent his time in the S.C.A. studying, researching, teaching and doing everything involved in building the English Longbow the way it was done before the 1600s. Many call him a purist in his attempt to rejuvenate this dying art. He prides himself on his ability to re-create historical piece's and customize each item he makes to the individual. Since joining the Society he has held the East Kingdom's highest-ranking archers position as well as Baronial Champion year after year. He was a certified Range Marshal for 10 years where he taught archery and managed event archery ranges across Northern NY. Being a German cabinet maker’s grandson, and spending over twenty years as a skilled carpenter, Joseph already had a solid knowledge of woodworking and an extensive collection of his own woodworking tools. It wasn’t a stretch for him to go from a young boy living in the swamps of Florida hunting frogs, squirrels and rabbits with a sugar cane bow and river

cane arrows to help feed his family, to an accomplished bowyer. As a teenager living in Nebraska he learned wilderness skills from spending all his free time in the Badlands. He also volunteered his time to become certified with Search and Rescue through the Forestry Service in Boulder, Colorado. His work not being limited to only making Longbows. he is also a fletcher, customizing every arrow with string-on-fletches and their own unique cuts and colors. He is also an experienced leather worker, tooling all their gear with custom designs and lots of knot-work. Locally, he takes orders from the Sportsmen’s Den in Callicoon for gun holsters and knife sheaths, which have become a local favorite. Joseph also knapps glass and stone arrowheads for many of his functional arrows. Whether used for hunting or just decoration, they are a beautiful addition to any outdoorsman's home collection. “My equipment is made to put you in touch with the excitement one feels in the woods, creeks, lakes or swamps, hunting for whatever is in season. Even just to go out stump shooting or to traditional archery shoots with friends. The challenge is not to beat others, but to beat yourself." –Joseph Frye Today, Joseph and Nuné are expecting their first baby and saluting the older boys off to the Military after they graduate high school this June. Once things settle down they hope to continue Bold Archery Designs work in outdoorsman education and traditional archery. They do plan to continue teaching this summer and you can keep posted by checking their website calendar or other local publications for area events they will be attending. Their outdoors skills classes teach what to do when things go wrong in the wild. The primary objective of the course is to make you comfortable in

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the woods. Turning what would be a survival situation into selfreliance, turning getting lost into an extended vacation. It is your responsibility as an outdoorsman to learn how to use the gear you have before you step into the woods. All the gear in the world won’t help you if you don’t know how to use it. The best piece of gear you have is your brain. Stay calm and prioritize. What comes first in the situation you are in? If it’s cold and raining, you’ll need shelter. If it’s raining, you already have water. If you are in the desert, both shelter and water are equally important. If it’s getting dark and it may rain or grow cold, you need fire and shelter. Remember the Rule of Three: • Three Weeks without food. • Three Days without water. • Three Hours in cold or extreme heat. • Three Minutes without air. • And Three Seconds in Lava or Outer Space.

“If you’re not always prepared, you’re never prepared.”

In a self-reliance situation you should never waste calories by hunting for squirrel and rabbit. Instead setting traps conserves energy. This can be done while you gather plants, firewood and prepare a shelter. The same thing can be said for fishing, instead place simple snares and drop lines. If you are interested in naturalist survival skills, the Sullivan County Long Beards are a tremendous recourse of grandfather wisdom untapped in our community. They are a positive influence on children, individually and with much emphasis on family through active involvement. They work to instill a love of all things outdoor. Their youngster division, JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship) holds events, sends children to DEC camp and offers scholarships. Long Beards also advocate good land stewardship to provide habitat. Their members are volunteers dedicated to these causes. You can find out more about at; or by calling their President Butch (Earl) Kortright (845) 292-4325. Another strong source of land stewardship and homestead skills as Sean and Cheyenne Zigmund at Root N Roost Farm in White Sulpher Springs. They are excellent teachers of everything homesteading. Sean and Cheyenne can be contacted through

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their web site: They offer a work exchange CSA program that gives everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and vitalize their lives. Joseph and Nuné also teach about a few basic plants, that grow in our area, you can eat while out for walk on the trails or in need of some short hand first aid. A simple trick to remember is that the cure usually grows near the harm. For example; Jewelweed grows near poison ivy and stinging nettle. Local resident, Nathanial Whitmore, a Master Herbalist, is an excellent source of information regarding wild edibles in Upper Delaware Valley including the funguses. Find him at his web site; Good health and long life comes from the produce Mother Nature provides. Familiarize yourself with local plants regarding their medicinal uses and edible proprieties. Keeping your allergies and medications in mind. Many plants have multiple uses. Joseph and Nune recommend that you buy a book with color illustrations that identifies the entire plant and its uses. Peterson Field Guides are a great place to start, but there are many good options available. Find one that is clear and easy to understand. If you are interested in what Bold Archery Design has to offer and want to learn more about their work their web site is; Naturalist Horace Kephart said, “The instinct for the free life in the open is as natural and wholesome as the gratification of hunger and thirst and love. It is Nature's recall to the simple mode of existence that she intended for us”



HOSPITALITY IN THE HAMLETS Respectful Renovations bring new life to two + Historic Buildings And the food’s good, too!

ospitality is the focus of two of the new businesses that have opened in our area. Both are housed in older buildings which had been recently renovated. Their new owners have taken these buildings even farther, with additional renovations creating warm and welcoming spaces for visitors and locals alike. The Clair Inn and Cafe, which opened last December, is located at the site of the legendary Hotel Clair in Youngsville. This coffee bar, cafe and soon-to-be inn is operated by Randy Klocko, Keith Cousineau and an ever-present yet silent partner. The trio recently moved to Youngsville from Palm Springs, where Keith and Randy operated a design and construction business for a number of years. Prior to that Randy worked in retail and design while Keith worked in every aspect of the food industry. They had originally considered opening a business on their property, but when they heard that the Clair was for sale, they decided to buy it. “I’d always liked this building and felt that it was sad that it hadn’t been brought to its full potential,” Randy said in a recent interview. “It was sad to see it closed, sitting there, with birds flying in and out of the windows,” he added. “Enough had been done that I thought we could financially afford to finish it. So many of these buildings have been run down to a point that it’s almost financially impossible to bring them back.” he noted. Having a business like this was something he always wanted to do, he said, and the combined experiences of the partners gave them the expertise they needed. Their goal was to create a comfortable space that feels modern without being disrespectful to the building’s past. “We wanted the place to be “kind of like the “Cheers” of Youngsville; your go-to place for lunch or breakfast,” said Randy with his

Dining area in The Clair.

characteristic smile. Randy describes the food as “country eclectic.” Keith is the chef, bringing his yearslong experience in the food industry to the forefront. The food is regionally sourced, using organic vegetables and flour, while adding in other products to help moderate prices. They strive to keep their meals at the highest quality while remaining affordable. “We’re conscious of the community and want to keep our prices at a level that appeals to everyone. Our local clientele is our best customer and we are grateful for that,” said Randy. There are three distinct eating areas, all of which have a different character. The coffee bar is a place where you can grab a coffee and a quick bite, to eat there or to take out. The bar area is casual and open and the dining area is a bit more formal and adaptable for large dinners or events. There’s also a “Woodstock Lounge” for just hanging around in. A deck in the back completes the public areas. When asked what are his greatest joy and his greatest challenge, he readily stated that the people are the best part of it. “I enjoy meeting people, meeting new people and getting to know people from all over the place,” he said. The biggest challenge – “Getting enough sleep,” he joked. “The challenge is more like learning to take a little break. It’s so exciting I just want to be here all the time. I’m excited to come here every day. It’s fun.” They hope to open the four upstairs rooms by Memorial Day. In years past, the upstairs was a warren of small rooms, some of which could only be accessed by walking through another. The previous owners had gone so far as to rough out the four rooms, which will be spacious, comfortable and pet friendly. Randy noted that it is a manageable number of rooms for them, and that he feels that the guests

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Dining area at North Branch Inn with the orginal bowling lanes in the background.

will add another dimension to the business. It will “add an extra flavor to what’s already here,” he said. “We want to keep that Mountain Lodgy Catskill Old Hotel feel to it. Part of the fun of doing an old building is working with what’s already there. We took our cues from what the building had already and just kind of embellished that. We want people to feel like they are in an old hotel, but then look around and see little touches of the modern world woven in with the past.” It’s all about the guests for Sims Foster and his wife Kirsten Harlow Foster. After a successful launch of The Arnold on Shandelee, they bought the North Branch Inn last year and have built on the foundation set by the previous owner’s renovation. “Victoria had done a lot of work and that is what made it attractive to us. We love re-doing places and bringing them back, but it was nice to have new furnaces and A guestroom at North Branch Inn. pressure tanks. She’d done a lot of that stuff that’s not fun and is not guest-facing,” Sims related in a recent conversation. They’ve changed the furniture, stripped it back and made it “much more of a template for guests to dream about it being theirs.” Communal tables have been set up in the restaurant, with wooden dividers placed so that you can either “mark your territory” or “jump over the fence” and join your neighbors for a meal, to quote Sims. Kirsten noted that people have really enjoyed eating communally. What they believe is the special message of the restaurant is that they “just buy things from people we know. It feels right and is really important to us. We’re telling people that the personal value of what we’re doing is that we want to be on the right side of history.” “All the food is from New York State and all the liquor is American with a heavy lean from New York State.” The kitchen remains at the back of the bowling alley. After operating through the winter and making some small adjustments, Sims said that they now see what the kitchen wants to be. He said that the challenges have been just the same as any restaurant -- breaking in and getting the systems down. The bowling alley is a central feature of the Inn, working like new but with the original pins. As you enter the restaurant there are two framed pictures of the Fifth Annual Banquet of the Sherwood Ten Pin Makers which took place in February of 1943 in Livingston Manor. At the center of the photographs are Sims’ grandparents. Sims smiled when he told of finding that the pins in the alley were made locally with a family connection. He glowed when he told the story of finding boxes of unused pins that had been put into storage in the Manor before

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the factory closed. They are now happily housed at the North Branch Inn. Mindful of the history of the Inn, Sims said that “The North Branch Inn is a much different feel than The Arnold. The Arnold is very 20th Century Catskills. North Branch is a town that didn’t go through that heyday change of the Catskills. This town feels very set in the 1890s. It’s very Americana. This building was built in 1868, when Ulysses S. Grant was president and Lincoln had just been killed. We keep trying to go back to that.” As their logo states, “the good ole’ days are now.” Just after closing on the Inn, they saw a for sale sign at the house across the street. They said “there’s no way we can’t” to each other and bought the building. A full on renovation took place over nine weeks. The only salvageable items were a few light fixtures, the floor, the doors and the staircase, which has been left as they found it. The Library House, as it is now called, has four rooms and a communal living room with comfortable and casual seating and eating areas and a small wood stove. Kids and pets are welcome. Kirsten oversaw the design of this house as well, and the aesthetic is clean, simple and functional. Modern design fits neatly into this old house. Guests take their meals across the street at the Inn and the movement back and forth gives each guest the experience of small town living. Further enhancing that experience will be their third project in North Branch. They will close on the building housing the Post Office this spring. Many of us know that the Post Office is the lifeblood of every small town, and guests will soon be able to experience that feeling. Sims and Kirsten hope the Post Office will stay in the building far into the future. At the end of this renovation, there will be 14 rooms, two communal living rooms, a bar, restaurant, bakery and cafe in the old apartment space at the Inn. And, of course, the bowling alley, which doubles as a movie theatre. The Post Office property has three acres which go back to a brook and they have a long range plan to landscape and develop gardens there. Like the Arnold, they will grow some of the food for the restaurant.

The communal living room in The Library House.

“What we really want to do is have people come here to stay and to experience the area and to have this experience in the restaurant as well,” Sims said. “We feel we have a very beginning part of the wave of a new era. It’s an insight into a guest that is coming and staying, and really digging Sullivan County, New York. To have 19 rooms with 40 people (as they did on a recent winter weekend) all having a great time, all talking about coming back, all telling their friends and the people they work with that they had a great time in Sullivan County, is very different from anything that I’ve experienced up here. That’s what’s new and fresh. It doesn’t take much to get on board with the idea that people like us for what we are. We have to tell our story the right way. We have an early window on something that will be a much more common sentiment in the area than it has been in a long time. It’s been a lot of fun for me. Guests walk in and they want us to be what we are and happy and excited and that’s special.” Kirsten added that the guest is looking for something authentic and that they enjoy “the simple things that we take for granted. They love going farm touring. It’s things like ice fishing and ramp picking and the Trout Parade that our guests are looking for. Those things that for a long time people viewed as something people wouldn’t want or almost as a blemish. We’re selling what we are.” They have empowered their staff to “exhaust every resource they have to make guests happy. We want to surprise our guests with our ability to say ‘we hear you, we hope that makes you happy, if not what can I do for you?’ People aren’t used to that.” Sims said, “Growing up here and now becoming more intimate with the history of the area, it’s all there. Our history is in hospitality and we got away from it in a big way. We’ve got to go back to what we’re known for and it will all, in our opinion, kind of correct. The economy, the soul of the place, the pride of the place. What could be better than to say that you live in a place that people come to and have a great experience?”

Anne Hart is the proprietress of Domesticities and the Cutting Garden in Youngsville, where you can obtain fresh, unusual flowers when they bloom if you don’t happen to have some in your own garden. The only truck they travel on is yours. You can also find great antiques, collectibles, gifts and funny and warm greeting cards. She welcomes her new neighbors.

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Story & Photos by Cindy Herbert

The Road to

Rhododendrons I

Bill has been carving for 76 years.

first met Elaine and Bill Korwan last June. I had heard about all of their Rhododendrons and finally made time to see them for myself. With a warm welcome (Elaine’s smile is contagious!) they were very happy to give me a tour of the gardens. I learned more about plants and then, of course, wanted to start planting more in my own garden. Bill is also a very talented woodcarver which was no surprise after learning his German grandfather and great grandfather, both named Johannes Korwan, where headstone carvers at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. This cemetery is recognized as being one of the finest sculpted cemeteries and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Bill started carving at the age of six when his grandfather gave him his first pocket knife, which he still carries in his pocket today. The two most important things his grandfather told him were; always keep your blade sharp and never get blood on the wood! Bill can carve anything from life size bears to tiny ornaments. Many of his carvings have a German design to them. Bill traveled all the time while working for IBM. To pass the time he would carve while on planes and during hotel stays. When one of the hotels knew Bill would be staying, they would actually put an old sheet on the room floor so when Bill carved, he would not get any pieces of wood on the carpet. Elaine and Bill were born and raised in Brooklyn. Elaine’s job was raising their five children while Bill worked. They moved to many

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different areas, including Merrick, Long Island and Warwick, but always owned property in Jeffersonville. They purchased the property here 50 years ago. When their first child was born, they decided to build a house on the property. They came up on the weekends and camped while the house was being built. One night, while sleeping in the foundation of the future house, police cars with flashing lights and sirens came tearing down the long driveway. The police were hunting down burglars who, unbeknown to the Korwans, had been stashing stolen goods in a cave on their property. The cave went in 30 feet and they still can’t figure out how the burglars were able to get all the goods in because the police had a hard time getting them all back out. In 1974 their house in Jeffersonville burned down. It would take them 13 more years to rebuild. In 1987 they decided to move to Jeffersonville fulltime and opened Korwan’s Garden Center where they sell trees, shrubs, including Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Holly, Pieris Japonica, as well as Bill’s wood carvings and crafts.

The Calsup (long leaf) that blooms in June.

The Aglo (short leaf) blooms in April/May and the leaves turn an orangey red in the fall.

Elaine grows over 100 varieties of Rhododendrons from Hybrids to natural species. The natural species she grows from seed which she purchases through the American Seed Exchange. Elaine is a member of the The American Rhododendron Society. These natural species come from all over the world. Elaine’s collection includes ones from Nepal, Tibet, Norway, Sweden and China. Elaine allows them to grow for five years before she will sell them. A few that I viewed during my visit were the Smirnowi, Maximum Rose and Anwheiense. Several varieties of Elaine’s Hybrids include long-leaf Lavender Princess, Rio, Casanova, Tennessee, Roseum Elegant, Maxecat and small-leaf Pillow Party, Northern Starburst, and Dauricum. When I asked Elaine why she chose Rhododendrons, her answer was simple. “They are just beautiful.” She loves them all but leans toward the short-leaf varieties because of their fragrance. The deer tend to pass them up. She also knew Rhododendrons would grow well in this environment. Ultimately, if you would like to grow Rhododendrons, having both long and short-leaf varieties makes for a longer period of color in your garden. The short-leaf bloom earlier, usually in April and May, while the long-leaf bloom in June. The short-leaf will also give you color into the fall as their leaves slowly turn to a beautiful orangey red. Korwan’s Garden Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Please call ahead. Visitors are welcome to walk through their garden of Rhododendrons while they are blooming from April to mid-June.

Bill & Elaine (845) 482-3345 Cell: 845-707-1424

KORWAN’S GARDEN CENTER 148 Eggler Road, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Fruit Trees Trees Shrubs

Rhododendron - Azalea Holly - Pieris Wood Carvings Crafts - Carved Signs

Sam Zieres Auto Service in North Branch, he offered daily trips to and from New York City and Brooklyn.

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Cultural Arts Guide ARTS INFORMATION

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance P.O. Box 170 - 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, New York 845-252-7576 Arts Council that provides information and services for artists and the general public including publication of a cultural calendar, grants, Artsletter in print and on the web. Year-round


Callicoon Theater 30 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4460 Screenings of current popular films, and Cine-Art series of award-winning alternative and foreign films.

NACL Theatre Operated by North American Cultural Laboratory 110 Highland Lake Rd, Highland Lake, NY 845-557-0694 - Devoted to presenting multi-disciplinary and multi-media original theatre performances, music, dance and special events.

Rivoli Theatre Operated by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg, NY 845-436-5336 - Hosts quality, award-winning live community theatre produced by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, and film screenings throughout the year.

Seelig Theatre at Sullivan County Community College 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 845-434-5750 ext. 4377 Campus events, gallery exhibits, holiday & family shows, summer series, lectures, music, dance, theater, and the Metropolitan Opera live in HD.

Tusten Theatre Managed by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7272 - Hosts live jazz, classical, traditional and new music concerts, theatre, opera productions, and film. Home of Delaware Valley

Opera and Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra.


Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery Operated by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Delaware Arts Center 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7576 - Year-round exhibitions of works by contemporary professional artists in all media; artists talks; demonstrations; and special events.

CAS Arts Center Operated by the Catskill Art Society 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 845-436-4227 Year-round exhibitions of works by contemporary professional artists in all media. The gallery also hosts classes, readings, films, performances, and special events. Georgia Chambers Studio & Art Gallery A. Dorrer Drive, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4886 Etchings, watercolors and paintings from the artist's studio.

The Drawing Room Gallery at DeBruce Country Inn 982 DeBruce Road, DeBruce, NY 845-439-3900 Contemporary works of art in small format including paintings, sculpture, prints and photography. Old Stone House 282 Hasbrouck Road, Woodbourne, NY 845-436-7720 An historic art gallery and community center that presents exhibits, classes and community events.

River Gallery the Art of Living 8 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-3238 - Changing exhibitions of works by professional contemporary artists.

Rolling River Gallery 25 Cooley Road, Parksville, NY 845-747-4123 -

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Changing exhibitions of works by locally and internationally known artists, photographers & children's book illustrators.

The Stray Cat Gallery Operated by The Catskill Distilling Company & The Dancing Cat Saloon 2032 Rt. 17 B, Bethel NY 845-583-3141 Showcasing the formidable talents of Tri State Area artists with revolving group shows in all media. On display are permanent sculptural installations. Selected residential artists are at work on site. The Left Bank Art is Liberty, Inc. 59 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-857-8208 Featuring six decades of artwork by Ron Lusker

WAA Gallery Operated by Wurtsboro Art Alliance 73 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro, NY 845-888-4440 A non-profit community arts group founded in 2006 to encourage and promote art and artists from the region. Wurtsboro Art Alliance hosts year-round exhibitions in all media of student, amateur and professional art. Wulff Gallery Operated by Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY -

MUSEUMS see page 31



Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 1-866-781-2922 A not-for-profit cultural organization committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Offering multiple stages featuring a diverse selection of popular artists and culturally-rich performances, an award-winning museum, and educational and community program.

Parksville USA 6 Main Street, Parksville, NY 845-747-4247 - Presents a variety of concerts from Latin jazz to vocal and string quartets to opera during their season from April-October with a holiday concert in December. Shandelee Music Festival 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-3277 - Produces a sunset concert series each summer.

Sullivan County Community College 112 College Road Loch Sheldrake, NY 845-434-5750 Seelig Theatre. Campus events, gallery exhibits, holiday & family shows, summer series,lectures, music, dance, theater & children's theater.

Town of Lumberland Cultural Series 1054 Proctor Road, Glen Spey, NY 845-856-8600 Presents regional and local artists in a variety of fine cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions and arts-related workshops.


Groups that Produce Music/Theatre/Opera

Big Sky Productions 80 M. Gilles Road, Grahamsville, NY 845-985-7783 A community-based theatre company specializing in benefits for non-profit organizations with readings, one-act and fulllength plays, and murder mystery dinner theatre performances.

Delaware Valley Opera P.O. Box 446 - 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-3136 Non-profit professional opera company that produces and presents fully staged operas and recitals throughout the region, and offers opera workshops for adults and children.

Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra c/o P.O. Box 170, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7576 Live performances by area musicians of work by local composers primarily in the fall at the Tusten Theatre.

Callicoon Center Band P.O. Box 216, Youngsville, NY 845-439-4635 The Callicoon Center Band presents free weekly concerts in their bandstand each Wednesday evening in the summer. Bring a blanket or chair for your listening enjoyment!

Forestburgh Theatre Arts Center Forestburgh Playhouse 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY 845-794-1194 Professional summer theatre presenting Broadway musicals, plays, and children's theatre, with dining, cocktails, and cabaret in the adjoining Tavern.

Liberty Free Theatre P.O. Box 337, Kauneonga Lake, NY 845-798-1527 Presenting first class productions of plays, music, poetry, and fiction that stimulate community dialogue while they entertain the public. Weekend of Chamber Music P.O. Box 304, Lake Huntington, NY 845-932-8527 Performances of world class chamber music during the Summer Festival in Jeffersonville and environs, as well as Arts Education partnerships and projects.

Sullivan County Community Chorus 845-794-7869 Open to all voice parts, the chorus presents two concerts per year, in winter and spring. Program offerings range from masterworks with orchestral accompaniment to popular and Broadway music. Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop PO Box 353, Monticello, NY 845-436-5336 - Producers of quality, award-winning live community theatre in the Rivoli Theatre (See Theatres) in So. Fallsburg.

North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) 110 Highland Lake Road Highland Lake, NY 845-557-0694 A professional theatre company that presents its own multi-disciplinary and original performances as well as the work of national and international contemporary theatre groups that are on the cutting edge of new theatre.


Photo by Cindy herbert

Nesin Cultural Arts Eugene D. Nesin Theatre 22 St. John Street, Monticello, New York 845-794-6013 - Strives to provide comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities to students and the community through integrated arts based partnerships and programming.

Janice Center 5286 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 845-482-3324 - Classes in music, dance, arts for adults and children.

Margolis Brown Adaptors P.O. Box 6, Barryville, NY 845-468-0152 Under the artistic direction of Kari Margolis and Tony Brown, The Margolis Brown ADAPTORS encompasses a professional performing ensemble and a full-time training and research center.

NACL (see performing arts organizations) Nesin Cultural Arts (see Performing Arts Presenters)

Shandelee Music Festival (see Performing Arts Presenters)

HISTORICAL Societies/Groups

Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware River Rt. 97, Long Eddy, NY 12760 Phone: (845) 887-6703 Collecting and preserving historical facts and legends of the Upper Delaware Valley. Cochecton Preservation Society, Inc. 377 New Turnpike Road Cochecton, NY 12726 Phone: (845) 932-8487 Fax: (845) 932-9844 Maintains historic railroad station.

Shandelee Music Festival J. Young Road, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-3277 - Master classes and opportunities for students to perform in recitals and informal concerts. Sunset Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed classical artists.

Frederick A. Cook Society 265 Main Street - P.O. Box 247 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: (845) 434-8044 Fax: (845) 434-8056 Commemorates and advances the work of the polar explorer.

Sullivan County Historical Society Sullivan County Museum 265 Main Street - P.O. Box 247 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: (845) 434-8044 Fax: (845) 434-8056 Historical and contemporary displays, exhibits and events, archives and genealogy assistance.

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• NEWSPAPERS: river reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252-7414 Sullivan County democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5200 times herald record . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-295-2181 • RADIO: WJff-fM, 90.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4141

Open House, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 1st Saturday of month. Nation’s only hydro-powered radio station.

Wdnb 102.1 fM thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-7535 WJuX-fM 99.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-861-6100 WPdh-fM, 101.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471-1500 WSuL-fM, 98.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-9898 WvoS-aM, 1240; WvoS-fM, 95.9 . . . . . .794-9898 WZad fM 97.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471-1500

• TELEVISION: Cable 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .692-6781 time Warner Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-431-8878


Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-0082 adult education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791-4070 alternate education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4760 vocational (voteC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295-4152 Sullivan County Community College . . . . . .434-5750

Sullivan West Central School District: Administrative Office Numbers: elementary - Jeffersonville Campus . . . . . .482-4610 high School - Lake huntington Campus . . .932-8401

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Fire/Ambulance: all fire and ambulance calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency Police: Local Police, call Sheriff’s department . . . .794-7100 new york State Police (Liberty) . . . . . . . . . .292-6600

Catskill Regional Medical Center: harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-3300 Callicoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5530

Crystal Run Urgent Care rockhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796-5444

Other: animal Shelter (S.C. S.P.C.a) . . . . . . . . . . .796-3120 domestic violence hotline . . . . . . . . . .800-942-6906

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Safe Passage (domestic violence Program) . .292-5700 Poison Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-222-1222 Suicide Crisis Counseling . . . . . . . . . . . . . .647-2443

Municipal Offices

town of bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583-4350 town of Cochecton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8360 town of fremont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-6605 recycling Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-4466 Sullivan County Government Center . . . . . .794-3000

• Village of Jeffersonville

17 Center Street P.o. box 555, Jeffersonville, ny 12748 Phone: 482-4275 • fax: 482-5298

Office Hours: Monday-friday, 8-noon & 1-4 p.m.

Mayor, William thony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4275 village Clerk/treasurer/fiscal officer Colleen freitas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4275 Sole assessor, bonnie hubert . . . . . . . . . . .482-5390 village historian, William Cutler . . . . . . . . . .482-4275 building/Multiple res. inspector & Code enforcement officer, Kevin Zieres . . .482-5390 Planning board Chairman fred fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4299 (after 7 p.m.) Zoning board of appeals, Kris rasmussen . . .482-9066

• Town of Callicoon

TOWN HALL 19 Legion Street, P.o. box 687, Jeffersonville, ny 12748 Phone: 482-5390 • fax: 482-5030 Town Board Meeting 2nd Monday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

Town Planning Board 2nd thursday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

Zoning Board Appeals 3rd thursday monthly, 8:00 p.m.

• Town of Delaware

Justice Court tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m.

Nutrition Site every Wednesday & friday Lunch $2.00 per person over 60.

104 Main Street, P.o. box 129, hortonville, ny 12745 Phone: 887-5250 • fax: 887-5228

all meetings held in the town hall Town Board Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Planning Board third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m.

Zoning Board fourth thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Justice Court Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m.


Community Garden Club, President . . .845-866-4953 3rd Tuesday of each month - New members welcome

Jeffersonville area Chamber of Commerce (JaCC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-482-5688 JeMS (Jeffersonville enhances More of Sullivan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-701-1020 Lion’s Club, President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3330

Western Sullivan Public Libraries

delaware free Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4040 Jeffersonville Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4350 tusten-Cochecton Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252-3360 for programs and events for each branch visit the library website at

Public Transportation

• Air: Monticello airport, inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-6888 Stewart international airport . . . . . . . . . . . .564-7200 Sullivan County international airport . . . . . .583-6600 • Bus: Shortline bus System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 794-5500 • Train: aMtraK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-872-7245 Metro-north Commuter railroad . . . . .800-638-7646

U.S. Post Offices and Zip Codes

bethel 12720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583-5005 Callicoon 12723 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4470 Callicoon Center 12724 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4287 Cochecton 12726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8319 fremont Center 12736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5808 hankins 12741 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-4411 hortonville 12745 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5329 Jeffersonville 12748 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Kenoza Lake 12750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..482-5234 Lake huntington 12752 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8318 Livingston Manor 12758 . . . . . . . . . . . .800-275-8777 Long eddy 12760 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5260 north branch 12766 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3910 obernburg 12767 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5599 youngsville 12791 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4295


verizon telephone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-621-9900 new york State electric and Gas (nySeG): Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-572-1111 Customer electric outage . . . . . . . . . . .800-572-1131

Solid Waste/Recycling Centers

Sullivan County division of Solid Waste: .845-807-0290 Transfer Stations: ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-292-3670 rockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-439-3654 Western Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-932-8845 Transfer Stations (Town Residents only): bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-292-4505

Church & Synagogue Information

Kenoza Lake assembly of God Church . . . . .482-9856 Church on the rock (Pentecostal) . . . . . . . . .482-5870 Congregation ahavath Sholom Synagogue -Po box 183, Jeffersonville, ny 12748 Grace Lutheran Church, north branch . . . . .482-5218 Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville . . . . . .482-5549 St. francis roman Catholic Church Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4640 St. George roman Catholic Church Jeffersonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4640 St. Paul’s Mission united reform Church Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5760 united reform Church, Youngsville . . . . . . . .482-4553 united Methodist Church, Jeffersonville . . . . .482-5561 united Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake . . . . .482-5561 Word of Life, Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3338

Children/Youth Organizations

Cyo (Catholic youth organization) . . . . . . . . . .482-4186 Girl Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5394 boy Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5136 4-h Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5729 Junior JeMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3053 Presbyterian Church youth Group . . . . . . . .482-5047 Jeffersonville Lion’s - Leo Club . . . . . . . . . . .482-4591

Senior Citizen Events

Jeffersonville - 2nd thursday each month, 12 noon. town hall, Legion ave., Jeffersonville, 482-9953.

Senior Citizens meet 1st, 3rd & 4thtuesday at 12 noon. delaware Community Center, 570-224-6381.

Thrift Shops

the ark thrift Shop Wed. 9:30-1:30p.m.; thurs.,12-2p.m.; Sat. 9:30-1:30p.m. 4907 Main Street (St. rt. 52), Jeffersonville, ny 12748

St. Paul’s Mission thrift Store Wed. & Sat. 10-3p.m. 4042 St. rt. 52, youngsville, ny 12791 Saving Grace thrift Shop Wed. 10-1p.m. & Sat. 10-2p.m. north branch, ny 12766 • 482-3032

iou Main Street thrift Shop Wed.-Sat., 10-3 p.m. (bag day on Wednesdays) Main Street, Callicoon, ny 12723

All area codes are (845) unless otherwise listed.

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