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Our cover features The Barn on Hubbard event venue (owned by Sara and John Diehl) in picturesque Callicoon, NY. With a long background in product design and fine art within the fashion and home industries, Shawn escaped Manhattan (with husband Kris) 7 years ago and now call Hortonville, NY their full time residence. Shawn, co-owner of lifestyle brand, The Farmhouse Project has a passion for old-home restoration, design and print-making. He and Kris are both actively involved with the local community.

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s much as things change here in Western Sullivan County, they also seem to remain the same. Wait… didn’t I say that last year? I sure did. Not only is it still true, but it also helps me make a point about reusing, recycling, and renewal.  Sometimes something is still good and we’re inspired to find a new use or spot for it a second or third or even fourth time around. That’s what country does.  It makes sure you’ve gotten everything you can out of it before it finds its way to the junk pile. Increasingly we find ourselves in a disposable world where everything is designed to be used once before it takes up permanent residency in a landfill, or worse, a garbage swirl in the ocean. That’s when we find

ourselves looking back and falling upon our traditions. Traditions that teach us how to create items of value that last a lifetime. Traditions that teach us how to reuse or repurpose items to give them new life.  Traditions that are steeped in renewal and rebirth. Traditions that they themselves were once shelved or tossed aside for newer, shinier ways of living. Traditions that bring meaning and significance to each generation that welcome them into their lives.   As we celebrate our traditions, we also welcome new traditions and people in which to share them. What’s a celebration if it isn’t shared? So we welcome YOU to come to these Western Sullivan Catskills and discover what tradition speaks to you.

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Peace, Love & Chamber Music Pea sic - July 13th, Barnr Barnraising aising Benefit! Bene Music for Violin, Guitar & Cello, o, with La Lavish vish St eakhouse Dinner ner (La ms Barn, Je ffersonville Steakhouse (Lavish Veggie Options too!), Eddie Adams Jeffersonville - July 14th, Liberty ty Museum Mus & Art C Center - July 18th, MusicTalk s Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel MusicTalks, - July 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th, Open Rehearsals & WCM Fellows, ws, Pre-Concert Pre-Concert Talks Talks and Barn C oncerts, ts, Eddie Ed A Concerts, Adams Barn - July 25th, MusicTalk s at CAS, Livingston Manor MusicTalks - July 28th, WCM WCM at the C Cooperage, Honesdale, PA 917.664.5185 Jeffersonville Journal – 3

Reflecting Back to Peace, Love & Woodstock

Article by Autumn Schanil

Fifty years ago on August 15 of

1969, nearly half a million people

had gathered and were waiting on

a quiet dairy farm nestled in the

Catskill Mountains for a three-

day music festival dubbed “An

Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of

Peace and Music,” to begin.

Just  months  before  the  festival  was  to  take  place  upstate  in  the town  of  Wallkill,  the  Wallkill  town  officials  backed  out,  nervous about  the  huge  crowd  the  festival  was  meant  to  attract.  The  four partners organizing the festival weren’t sure where to turn until then 49-year old Max Yasgur humbly offered to rent part of his farm in the town of Bethel for the concert. With the event only a month away, the four jumped on his offer. Only  50,000  people  were  originally  expected  to  attend,  but  just two  days  before  its  opening  more  than  100,000  tickets  had  been pre-sold. And the day before the festival, which would later become known simply as Woodstock, festival-goers continued to arrive until about  half  a  million  people  as  diverse  as  the  changing  times  were

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camping and crashing through the gates. When there was no  more  room  for  parking,  people  abandoned  their  cars on  the  roadsides  and  walked  the  remaining  miles  to  the farm or hitchhiked with whomever would pick them up. “Clients  coming  into  my  husband’s  animal  hospital reported seeing unusual venues of transportation. Though never  confirmed,  one client  told  of  passing a team of oxen pulling a  C o n e s t o g a - s t y l e wagon on Route 17B,” Jeffersonville  local Barbara  Hahn remembered. Security was limited  and  with  so  many people  coming  whenever  and  however while  gates,  fences and ticket booths were still  being  set  up,  it was almost impossible to charge people entering, and so Woodstock became  a  free  music festival. “On  Friday  afternoon, I drove my car to the festival site to be where the action  was,  and  parked  on  a  hill  behind  the  concession stands. That was the last time I could move my car until Monday  afternoon,”  recalled  Sam  Matson,  a  retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who was  living  in  Youngsville  at  that  time.  “Over  the  last thirty years I have talked with people all over the country, that I met by chance, who had been at Woodstock. I have never  ceased  to  be  amazed  by  how  far  some  people traveled to attend.” And then it started raining ... leaving the fields muddy and slick. With so many people, there was clearly a lack of  food,  water,  and  sufficient  sanitation,  but  that  didn’t deter  them  from  staying.  The  concert  went  on  with  the likes  of  Janis  Joplin,  Creedence  Clearwater  Revival, Canned  Heat,  Crosby  Stills  Nash  and  Young,  Jimi Hendrix,  Led  Zeppelin,  Bob  Dylan,  The  Rolling  Stones and many more on the big stage.  “In spite of the inclement weather, most of those kids

stuck  out  their  three-day  festival  of  love  and  peace,”  said Anne R. Mages who was at the time of the festival working in  the  office  at  Yasgur  Farms  as  secretary.  “Many  found their way to Jeffersonville to the car wash to rid their bodies of the mud and slime. A lot of them left notes tacked to trees and utility poles along the way, expressing their thanks and

Crowd at 1969 Woodstock ©Jason Laure, Photographer

gratitude for the free food and water given to them by local residents  and  businesses.  For  weeks  after  the  festival,”  she continued, “letters were delivered thanking local people for the  many  kindnesses  given  to  strangers  attending  the

Visit Stray Cat Gallery at the Catskill Distilling Company to view more of Jason Laure’s signed photos taken at the original Woodstock Festival and available for purchase. The Volkswagon van shown in this article is actually lifesize and created by resident artist Kim Flynn of Stray Cat Gallery. Stop by and have your photo taken with it!

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concert. Max Yasgur himself received nearly a thousand notes.” Little  did  anyone  know  at  the  time  what  a  historical  icon Woodstock  would  become  in  pop  culture  history, synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 60s, as it took place at a controversial time in our history. Young people were in fierce opposition of the Vietnam War as well as in the era of the civil rights movement. Woodstock was impactful in that  it  gave  people  an  opportunity  to  escape  from  the happenings of the world into a land of music – spreading peace, love, and unity. “I originally entered into this as a business contract,” Max Yasgur was recalled saying by Anne after the three days, “but these  kids  changed  my  mind.  My  neighbors  and  I  are  the Establishment,  but  we  were  treated  more  decently,  more politely by these young people than by any other group we have encountered.”

Wooddell, “there were helicopters all the time. There were  constantly  Medivacs  in  and  out.  People  yelling from the stage, ‘Watch the blue stuff! It’s got too much this or that!’ I was right there at the edge in the back. I could see them yelling for medics, and I think there were 11 or 12 births at the festival!” But  nevertheless,  local  communities  rallied together  to  do  what  they  could  for  festival-goers. Donating blankets, making meals for people who were wandering around who hadn’t eaten in a day or two, the  Hog  Farmers  building  structures  in  the  woods where  people  could  rest  and  sleep.  The  festival  was one of a kind, it was epic, and it was and still is one of the most memorable in history. 17B  was  just  recently  renamed  Woodstock  Way and the Sullivan County Visitors Association made 50 fiberglass doves available to towns and businesses to be placed around Sullivan County as a celebration of Woodstock’s history. “I was fifteen years old. My parents let me go, so I didn’t have to sneak over there. We came in through Kenoza  Lake  and  up  Perry  Lane,”  recalled  Warren Johnson.  “It  was  unbelievable  being  there.  We  were there for the music.”

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As  this  year  marks  Woodstock’s  50th  anniversary, memories and feelings of that time have come flooding back for many people. Festival-goers as well as locals that witnessed a lot of the chaos. “It wasn’t frightening seeing all the people there, but what was  frightening  was  seeing  it  disintegrate,”  said  local  Glenn

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The Art of Upcycle

Article & Photos by Brock Lady

The term "Upcycle" is a fairly recent invention, being popularly  coined  in  the  mid-nineties,  but  its practical  applications  are  much,  much  older.  The  longwinded  official  definition  of  upcycle  is,  "the  process  of transforming  by-products,  waste  materials,  useless  or unwanted  products  into  new  materials  or  products  of better quality or for better environmental value." That's a mouthful. Simply put, it's taking old, broken garbage and turning it into something useful or even, creatively, art. I'm sure you've seen it a hundred times without even thinking twice;  globes  turned  into  lamps,  old  tires  turned  into flower beds (I've even seen toilets and washing machines used  in  the  same  manner), window and door screens used as earring  displays,  hubcaps  on stakes painted to be flowers, and so forth. It's everywhere.  Upcycling  differs  greatly from  what  is  standardly  known as recycling. With recycling, the object  (usually  glass,  paper, plastic,  metals,  etc...)  is  broken down  to  its  base  material  and remanufactured  into  a  new commercial  product.  Not  as frequently  as  our  society  should be  doing,  but  I  digress.  When you  upcycle,  you  take  on  the mindset of "this might be broken, but I can still use it for something!” Having grown up on a farm and now living in Sullivan County, it's kind of old hat for me. My grandfather, and others from that generation who were somehow impacted  by  the  depression  era,  tended  to  reuse  almost everything. Think back to your grandfather's or even your

father's garage and the endless glass jars jam packed with odd ball nuts and bolts and little metal widgets that would surely  be  useful  for  SOMETHING  at  SOMETIME.  My grandfather  was  a  self-taught  welder  who  never  saw  a chunk of metal he couldn’t fashion into something useful. I even saw him take a busted rake head and a long beyond useful sledge hammer head, rounded by decades of honorable duty, and weld them together to become an anchor for one of our little fishing boats. Worked like a charm.  Sullivan County is no stranger to this concept. Look in any direction and you’ll surely see a farm that has been handed down from generation to generation and struggled through the ups and downs of upstate, rural life. Replacing broken or damaged items as well as building or rebuilding a structure might not be within the budgetary constraints or even the time frame to venture out and purchase the new materials.  Even  in  the  age  of Amazon,  sometimes  it’s  easier and  faster  and  to  just  “make it work”. I recently visited Channery Hill  Farm  in  Callicoon  Center, NY;  a  “small,  sustainable, chemical-free,  animal-friendly farm”  run  by  Jen  McGlashan since  2010.  Not  only  do  they produce  fresh  vegetables,  garlic powder,  salad  dressings, mustards,  salsa,  ketchups,  kale chips  and  horseradish  (all  sold on  site  and  at  local  farmer’s markets  by  the  way),  but  they also  create  birdhouses  and  bowls  made  from  their  own gourds as well as jewelry and housewares created from all sorts of reusable materials. Touring Channery Hill Farms is  a  master’s  class  in  the  spirit  of  upcycling  when  it comes  to  farm  life.  They  are  rebuilding  structures from  onsite  timber  as  well  as  reusing  long

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discarded  materials  in  more  ways  than  I  have  time  to mention here! Jen is also building a welding studio in the main barn where she will be teaching the fundamentals of welding not only for practical use, but also for the creation of art. So, if by the end of this article you feel the itch to see upcycling in action at its finest, do yourself a favor and look  up  Channery  Hill  Farm  on  Facebook  and  contact them for their next farmer’s market location. Beyond  the  practical  application  of  repurposing  the no  longer  purposeful,  what  about  fashioning  something busted  into  something  beautiful?  This  concept  has  been around a lot longer than you may think. Setting aside the still  popular  Amish  Quilt,  you  know  you  have  one somewhere,  where  old  swatches  of  fabric  are  stitched together  to  make  a  brand-new  bed  spread  or  sometimes simply displayed on a wall, upcycling as an art form has been popularized for over a hundred years. Dadaists such as Marcel Duchamp with his "Bicycle Wheel" (1913) and “fountain"  (1917)  and  even  Pablo  Picasso's  "Bull  head" (1942) which was a pair of handlebars and a bicycle seat, his  own  personal  nod  to  the  Dadaists,  have  been unanimously considered masterpieces within their respected genres. Even something as simple as gluing sea shells and  star  fish  on  an  old  bit  of  driftwood  is technically upcycling as art. Mosaics made of bits of glass or broken pottery work as well. The  “upcycling  as  art”  boom  is  obvious  if  you venture into any craft fair or consignment shop. The sheer number of items and insanely creative ideas is mind-boggling! Behind every upcycled product stands a craftsman who  is  fiercely  battling  the  flood  of  mass  produced, production  line  trinkets  endlessly  marching  down  a conveyor  belt  straight  onto  the  shelves  of  some  name brand,  big  market  store.  Luckily,  traditional  craft  and family  entrepreneurship  has  been  making  a  come  back over  the  last  several  years.  More  proof  in  the  power  of upcycled art can be found by checking out websites such as and Pinterest. Considering that reported way back in 2011 that the "upcycle" tag on sites such as jumped over 275% in just one year and a search I did just a minute ago on the same site resulted in 293,483 listed items, it would be irresponsible not to! So, whether  you  go  upcycle  art  shopping  online  or  on  foot, you’ll soon discover that every item is one of a kind and holds  a  beautiful  history  behind  it  –  which  makes  for  a fantastic gift! Speaking  of  art  forms,  music  has  also  been impacted  by  the  idea  of  upcycling.  Legendary  blues guitarist  Buddy  Guy  (as  well  as  countless  others) considered  their  first  guitar  to  be  a  length  of  old  wire strung up between two nails on a porch post or the side of a  barn.  A  broken  bottle  neck  or  smooth  bit  of  metal  and presto,  a  slide  guitar.  The  early  blues  world  and mountaintop bluegrass artists also introduced the world to

cigar  box  guitars.  Again,  a  box,  a  plank,  some  wire,  and something  to  slide  along  the  strings  and  you're  on  your way. Of course, mankind has been doing this for eons with animal  horns  and  sea  shells,  skins  stretched  over  something to make a drum, gourdes as rattles, and on and on and on.  They  were  upcycle  revolutionaries  and  didn’t  even know it!

On  an  environmental  note,  upcycling  has  a monumental  impact  on  our  atmosphere.  As  an  example, according to Worn Again Technologies, "for every ton of discarded textiles used again, 20 tons of CO2 is prevented from entering the atmosphere". a lot. Clearly the environmental  benefits  of  upcycling  are  tremendous. Besides minimizing the ridiculous amount of “stuff” that we poor into our landfills each year, upcycling also helps reduces  the  need  for  more  mass  production.  Less industrial production means using less raw materials and of course that translates into less water pollution, less air pollution and a general softening of the endless strain on our global resources. For instance, did you know it takes roughly 713 gallons of water to produce the cotton to make ONE  t-shirt?  Again,  that….is  a  lot!  So,  for  future reference, turn that old t-shirt into a dish rag, dusting cloth or  even  maybe  a  bandana  for  your  dog.  Your  grandkids might appreciate it.  This world we live in has its limits and the resources around us are getting more and more limited by the day. Whether you’re trying to save the world, one broken bit at a time, or just looking to find a way to occupy your kid this summer break, dig around in your garage or attic, back in that corner of discarded “stuff”, and let your imagination fly!  You  might  not  save  the  planet,  but  you  just  might create  something  useful  that  brightens  your  day  and doesn’t cost you a penny!

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Photography by Juan Ogando


If you live in the Sullivan County region, we bet you’ve  heard  of  the  gentlemen  behind  The Farmhouse Project, a sustainable lifestyle brand including a locally made home goods collection and  global  social  media  presence,  sharing  tips on  renovating  their  historic  farmhouse, decorating  and  entertaining.  Kris  and  Shawn also  host  several  events  throughout  the  year  to bring the community together and celebrate the beautiful Sullivan Catskills.

Last year they hosted their first Makers Market, a  modern  interpretation  of  the  traditional  craft fair at the Barn on Hubbard in Callicoon, New York. The market featured 35 artisans, farm-totable food and live music attracting over 5,000 visitors throughout the weekend. “If you look at other areas in New York state, you’ll find some pretty amazing markets to shop locally throughout  the  season.  We  wanted  to  create  a  similar

vibe in Sullivan County and we certainly have many talented makers and artisans to showcase and sell their goods. We were expecting a few hundred, but we got a few thousand visitors, we ran out of parking, food and beer in the first few hours of the event, but our amazing team pulled it together and everyone had a blast!” Shawn states.

Plans have been well underway since January for this year’s Makers Market set for Labor Day weekend, Saturday August 31st & Sunday September 1st from 11-6pm, RAIN OR SHINE.

Along with a new assortment of makers, Shawn and Kris are adding space outside to host even more artisans this year. They’re teaming up with  Sims  and  Kirsten  Foster,  of  Foster  Supply  for  a  simple  farmfresh BBQ menu. Benji & Jakes are also on the food lineup this year with their portable brick oven, serving up a delicious assortment of

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homemade pizzas. You’ll also see the same vintage trailer from last year with wine, beer and cider along with  a  new  cocktail  lounge  hosted  by  their  friends Josiah and Ezekiel from the Cochecton Fire Station. Live  music  will  accompany  the  event  with  more bands playing throughout each day.

As  the  market  closes  Saturday  evening,  Shawn  & Kris are hosting a communal dinner at the barn from their latest project Terrain & Table, a monthly dinner series  celebrating  land,  food,  community  and  the Catskills.

We’ll  gather  around  the  communal  dinner  table within a secret corn field on the property of Barn on Hubbard. You’ll be immersed into a culinary familystyle feast of farm-fresh local ingredients for a unique source-to-supper  experience  you’ll  never  forget. They’re thrilled to team up Erik and Megan of Have Knife Will Travel for this nourishing and comforting food  experience.  For  more  information  on  dinner, please visit:

Shawn  &  Kris  are  excited  to  see  everyone  at  this year’s Makers Market and would like to thank everyone  who  made  last  year’s  event  such  a  success, including  their  friend  and  event  manager,  Katie Welsh of The Family Tie Project and their wonderful and supportive community.

THE FARMHOUSE PROJECT MAKERS MARKET 28 Hubbard Road, Callicoon, NY 12723

For more Makers Market information, please visit our website at: or Shawn & Kris of The Farmhouse Project

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Calendar of Events


Saturdays in June • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764. 8 • Trout Festival & Parade The 15th Annual Trout Parade will roll down Main Street at 1pm 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. 9 • 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!

9 • 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, 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

15 • Chicken BBQ, North Branch firehouse, take-out only, 4-6pm.

15 • Father's Day Bake Sale First Presbyterian Church 8 am till noon

23 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club Golf Tournament. Fee 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


Saturdays in July • Farming with Kids, Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming

horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

4 • Narrowsburg Fire Department Parade & BBQ Take-out. Lake Huntington Fire Dept. at firehouse.

4 • Annual Liberty Festival, Village and Town of Liberty host a Fourth of July Celebration. 13 • Penny Social Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville. Open 5:30 calling 7:30 pm. Location and date to be announced.

Callicoon Center Band Concerts

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The band has been performing for the community for 84 years. Every Wednesday night 8pm, starting mid June through August 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 Fire House-provided by the Ladies Auxillary.

Farmers’ Markets Callicoon Farmers’ Market Sundays -11-2pm Now thru November 10 Callicoon Creek Park, Audley Dorrer Drive Indoor Market (Nov.-April) 8 Creamery Road, Delaware Youth Center

13 • 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.

13 • Turtle Trot 10K and 10K Relay Walk, 7:30am; Run 8:00am. Start/Finish: Kenoza Lake Fire House. Pre-reg: $25. Race Day: $30. For info: or call April at 845-701-9054. 13 • Town Tag Sale Local homeowners, vendors, organizations and local main street merchants selling all sorts of treasure. Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, 845-436-4227.

Barryville Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 10-1pm Now through - October 27

Behind River Market, 3885 St. Rt. 97

Kauneonga Lake Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 10-1pm Now through - September 6 3594 State Route 55

Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market Saturdays - 10-1pm Now through - October 26 Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue

Roscoe Farmers’ Market Sundays - 10-2pm Now through - October 6

Niforatos Field, 1978 Old Rt-17

The Harvest Market at Bethel Woods Sundays -11-4pm September 1-29

Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road

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

19-20 • 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.

21 • 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

27 • Chicken Barbecue & Bake Sale Kenoza Lake Fire Department at firehouse. 4:00pm until sold out.

27 • 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.

27 • Trout Town’s 5th Annual Summer Fest Roscoe Beer Company, Craft beer, new beer releases, local cuisine, local craft vendors, kids painting, cornhole tournament, and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family. 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002.

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

28 • Riverfest Music, Art and Environmental festival. Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. 10-4pm. Main Street, Narrowsburg. Info: 845-252-7576 or


Saturdays in August • Farming with Kids, Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reserva-

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tions needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764. 2 • Old Time Fiddlers Come out and enjoy some great fiddlers! Jeffersonville Firehouse, 6:30pm.

3 • A Day at the Races in Jeffersonville Harvest 5K Run/Walk 8:30/9am, Bed Races 10:45am, Homemade boats races on the Mill Pond Noon, Jems Duck Race 2pm, Beer Barrel Race 3pm, Touch a Truck in the Park 9-2pm and so much more! Backyard Park, Jeffersonville For more info on participating in these events and entry forms, call 482-4275 or

14 • Jeffersonville Lion’s Club Annual Charity Horse Show. Hosted by Bridle Hill Farm with English and Western classes for all levels of horse and rider. Spectators are welcome. For more info contact Dr. Joe Nebzydoski at (845) 482-3330.

4 • Callicoon Car Show Anitque, Classic, Custom Car Show, 9am-3pm, Town Park, Callicoon Center, NY. Show cars must be in place by Noon and stay until 3pm to be considered for a trophy. First 50 entries to receive Dash Plaque.

TBA • Trout Town’s 4th Annual Follow Your Thirst 5K and Trout Town Proud Day, 5K at Roscoe Beer Company and music and activities throughout the day in Roscoe. 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002. 4 • Pancake Breakfast Callicoon Center Fire Dept. at firehouse. 7am-Noon

10 • Around the World in Jeffersonville “Celebrating Germany”, The Sullivan County Orchestra Quitet will be performing works by great Germany composers at 7pm. Look out for other events at library and food at The Tavern on Main. For more info: Lucette at 914-799-1897. Concert held at the Main Street Stage (across from post office) in Jeffersonville. 11 • Bagel Festival Street Fair, 9-4pm. Broadway, Monticello. Info: 845-665-9230.

16-18 • Callicoon Porchfest Music and Arts festival commemorating the spirit of Woodstock, Callicoon, NY. For more info on bands, events and times, visit facebook/fest69.

16-18 • 140th 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.

1-29 • Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods (Sundays) 11-4pm. Join us in celebrating The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods. This 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. 1 • Rosehaven Alpaca Festival, Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, 11-4pm. Bethel Woods, Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. Info: 295-2446.

11 - 15 • Traveling Vietnam Wall Display Rock Hill Fire Dept. Ballfield, 61 Glen Wild Road, Rock Hill, NY. Wall viewing schedule is: September 11 - 2pm to 8pm; September 12, 13, 14 - open for viewing 24 hours (ballfield will remain lit); September 15 - midnight until 2pm. For more info visit

15 • The Catskills Fiber Festival 11am-4pm. Alpacas, Sheep, Llamas, Bunnies, Goats, Demonstrations, Vendors, Alpaca Selfie Booth, Kid Friendly. At the Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY. For vendor and more info: 28 • National Alpaca Farm Day at Buck Brook Alpacas. Visit our alpaca farm and learn all about alpacas, 12-4pm. 12 Bestenheider Road, Roscoe, NY 12776. 845-807-3104.

28 • 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! 28 • Trout Town’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest, Roscoe Beer Company, 145 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY. 607.290.5002. 29 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-12 Noon. North Branch Fire Department at firehouse.

24 • 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.

24 • Operation Wellness, Join us for a fun filled action packed day to help end the stigma of PTSD and begin healing. Action Towards Independence with support of The Wounded Warrior Project. Held at the Forestburg Scout Reservation, Route 42, Forestburgh, NY. For more info, 794-4228.

SEPTEMBER Saturdays in September • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764.

14 • 91st SCVFA Sullivan County Firemens Association Parade, Rock Hill, NY. 2pm.

14 • Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament, Swan Lake Golf & Country Club. Corned beef and cabbage dinner to follow. Prizes and raffles. Starts at 1pm. Best ball. Shotgun. Sheighlelie putting contest. Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 Sullivan Brother fundraiser. For more info: 482-3872

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Catskills Fiber Festival | Photos by Cindy Herbert

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Jeffersonville | Photo by Cindy Herbert


Saturdays in October • Farming with Kids Saturdays 10am - Children do farm chores (activities vary): milking goats, feeding chickens, gathering eggs, grooming horses, etc. $8.00/adults and $6.00/children. No reservations needed. Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Road, Callicoon Center, NY. 845-482-4764. 5 • Pancake Breakfast, 7-11:30am. Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

5 • Jeffersonville’s Founders Day with a Touch of Oktoberfest, Come to Jeffersonville for a great day filled with fun activities for the whole family! Pancakes, Tractor Parade at Noon, Pie, Woodsman, Craftmens Demonstrations, Live Band performs 10am to 2pm. Classic Cars, Fun, Games & Beer. or 482-4275

5 • 8th Annual Wine Festival, 1-5pm, 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 (21+). 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY. Info: 800-745-3000. 5 • Penny Social, Doors open 5:30 p.m. Calling 7 p.m., benefit of St. Francis RC Church, Youngsville firehouse. 5 • Barryville Pumpkinfest

12 • Callicoon Art Walk, showcasing the growing art, music and retail community in the picturesque hamlet of Callicoon on the Delaware, 12-8pm. 12 • Art Auction, Local artists donate artwork to raise money for the Delaware Youth Center. Location and time to be announced. Held during the Callicoon Art Walk in the hamlet of Callicoon. Info:

12 • 8th Annual Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival, 1-5pm, The Annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods features specialty foods, hand-crafted products, live music, and samplings. Tasting Fee with glass. Designated Driver discount (21+). 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY. Info: 800-745-3000. 12 • Annual Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-9pm, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse.

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

13 • Live. Love. Serve. 5K A certified “crazy eight” race around hosted by Small Town Country 4-H. Run/Walk starts at 9am. Hortonville, NY. Find us on facebook @liveloveserve5k. Email at or register at, search... Live.Love.Serve. 4H 5K

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

26 • 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.

TBA • 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 887-5155. Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon. 26 • 91st Annual Roast Beef Dinner 4:30-9pm, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

27 • Halloween Pancake Breakfast Livingston Manor Fire Dept. at firehouse.

31 • Trunk or Treat in the Backyard Park, 4 to 5:30pm or 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. 31 • Halloween Parade, 4pm. Livingston Manor Fire Department Auxiliary.


5 • Election Day Soup & Chili Sale Kenoza Lake Methodist Church at Kenoza Lake firehouse. 11am until sold out.

5 • Election Day Soup & Bread Kiwanis Club at Delaware Youth Center, Callicoon.

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5 • Election Day Soup Sale Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, Main St.

10 • Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon.

29 • Callicoon Tree Lighting, the hamlet of Callicoon kicks off the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, caroling, smores and a camp fire! 5:30pm 29 & 30 • Holiday Craft Fair Unique assortment of merchandise for holiday shopping. Delaware Community Center, Callicoon, 9-4pm. Info: 887-5634.

29 • 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.

29 & 30 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from some of of your favorite local producers. 11-5pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207.

30 • Santa Visits Jeffersonville! Santa and his Elves will be visiting in the lobby of Jeff Bank in Jeffersonville from 12:30-3:30pm. 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.


7 • 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

April 4 • Easter Egg Hunt 11am, Delaware Youth Center. Info: 887-5155.

April 5 • Kiwanis Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, Benefit the youth of the community held at Delaware Community Center. 7-12 Noon. April TBA • Annual Talent Show Hortonville Presbyterian Church, Hortonville, 7:30pm. Info: 887-4346.

with Santa for a nominal fee. Info: 887-5155.

7, 8 • Bethel Woods Holiday Market Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather in the Market Sheds and Event Gallery 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. 7 • Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale Youngsville United Reformed Church, 10-3pm

7 • Cookies by the Pound, First Presbyterian Church Deacon's 10 am till sold out

7 • 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! 8-9 • Handmade for the Holidays Featuring great homemade gifts from some of of your favorite local producers. 11-5pm at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info: 607-498-5207


April 18 • Chicken BBQ, Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church. 4pm until sold out.

April 25 • Jeffersonville’s 5K Sap Run. Starts at 9am. Run/Walk. Course is USATF certified. Register online and view all race details at For more info: or 482-5688. April 25 • Annual Roast Beef Dinner, North Branch Fire Dept., 4-9pm at firehouse.

May TBA • Penny Social, St. Francis Church at Youngsville firehouse, 6pm.

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May TBA • Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Kenoza Lake Fire Dept. at firehouse, 7-11:00am.

May 2 • 30th 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. May 10 • Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Hortonville Volunteer Fire Co., at firehouse. 7-12 Noon.

May 25 • 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.

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

February 10 • Pancake Breakfast 7-12 Noon, Youngsville Fire Dept. at firehouse.

March 21 • St. Georges Pancake Breakfast St. Georges RC Church, Jeffersonville.

March 21 • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade line-up at 12:00pm. Starts at 1pm, Main Street, Jeffersonville. Co-hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division of Sullivan and the Jeffersonville Fire Department. To participate or enter a float in parade, call 845-807-7980.

Bert Feldman, Lent Binder, Arthur Schubert and Wayne Saward led the effort in 1984 to lay the Woodstock monument at the original Woodstock site.

March 21 • Green Bake Sale First Presbyterian Church Sunday School 9 am till sold out

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Western Sullivan Public Library Callicoon • Jeffersonville • Narrowsburg

Western Sullivan Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for all ages at all three branches, please check their website periodically at

DELAWARE FREE BRANCH Callicoon Book Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the Month, 6:00pm, location to be announced. Craft lovers is the second and fourth Friday at Callicoon. Teen Tech Time (August) Coding games, robotics and 3D printing. See website for more info.

JEFFERSONVILLE BRANCH “Knitwitz” Needlecrafting Group, meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Everyone of all skill levels are welcome. Starter kits are available for beginners. Jeffersonville Book meets every second Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm to discuss a book of their choice. Everyone is welcome. Teen Tech Time (July) - Coding games, robotics and 3D printing. See website for more info. June 25, July 30 and August 27 The Enchanted Kitchen with Sasha Graham - Join local author, Sasha Graham for a Tarot Card inspired Culinary Adventure!!! 6pm August 7 - Jeffersonville JEMS continue to tour the world internationally with themed events. They'll be celebrating Germany, at the Western Sullivan Public Library, Wednesday, August 7th. More details to announced. Save the Date!

TUSTEN COCHECTON BRANCH Narrowsburg Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Wednesday at 10am. Narrowsburg Knitters Group meets every Monday, 6-8pm.

ALL BRANCHES Regular Story Time at all three branches, times for each branch to be announced. Teens Thursday July 11 - YOGA - 4:00pm @ River Family Wellness Friday, July 19 - ICE CREAM SOCIAL - 2:00pm @ Nora's Luvin Spoonful Wednesday, July 24 - MANDALA MAKING - 3:00pm @ Jeffersonville Branch

Technology Support

Jeffersonville Branch • Fridays, 10-1pm Delaware Free Branch • Mondays, 1-4pm Narrowsburg Branch • Wednesdays, 4-7pm

Summer Reading JULY 8 - AUGUST 8 “A Universe of Stories”

July 8, 22, 29 & August 5 Mondays @ Tusten-Cochecton Branch: 5:00pm Storytime Under the Stars [AGES 5 & Under] 10:30am (July 15th) Jedi Academy [ALL AGES] July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 Tuesdays @ Tusten-Cochecton Branch: Children's Garden Club - Registration is Required [AGES 7-12]

Friday, August 2 - CANOEING - @ Landers Boat Launch (Narrowsburg)

July 10, 24, 31 & August 7 Wednesdays @ Jeffersonville Branch: 10:30am [ages 5 & under] Programs Vary Weekly

MOVIE NIGHT @ the Callicoon Theatre (tbd)

1:30pm [ages 5 & older] Programs Vary Weekly

Saturday July 13 - Zane Grey Festival

4:30pm (July 17th) Storytime Under the Stars [ages 5 & under]

Saturday July 20 - Video Toons 10:00am & 11:30am @ the TustenCochecton Branch

July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 Thursdays, 10:30am [ages 5 & under] Programs Vary Weekly @ Delaware Youth Center

Tuesday August 6 - 5-8pm National Night Out @ Delaware Youth Center

1:30pm [ages 5 & older] Programs Vary Weekly @ Delaware Free Branch

October Design and 3D print Halloweeninspired designs at your library. Dates and times tba.

Summer Reading Program Finale: Tuesday, August 13th 6-7:30pm @ Delaware Free Branch

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RECIPES | TAVERN ON MAIN Photography | Autumn Schanil

s e l b b i N Sips & s l l i k s t a C in the

What’s better than a great cocktail and a scrumptious snack? Not much! We wanted to share some fun recipes and who better to ask than our friends at Tavern on Main. Enjoy them separately or together. If you don’t feel like DIYing it then head over to Tavern and let them dish up something delish for you!


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½ oz basil simple syrup 2 Fresh Basil Leaves 1 oz fresh lime juice English cucumber 1 dash celery bitters 1.5 oz Bootlegger Gin Combine lime juice, cucumber and basil leaves in a shaker and muddle. Add 1.5 oz Bootlegger Gin, ½ oz basil simple syrup. Add ice and shake, shake, shake. Strain and serve up or over ice in a wine glass. Add 1 dash bitters and garnish with cucumber and lime wheels, you can also add club or lemon lime soda if you would like. You can always sub out the herbs to what you have fresh in your garden, cilantro, mint, basil, etc.


1/2 oz simple syrup 1 oz fresh lime juice Cilantro Jalapeno slices 3 Fresh Pineapple Slices 1 oz Coconut milk 1 oz Triple sec 1.5 oz Bootlegger Vodka In a Blender add 3 slice of pineapple, cilantro, 1/2 oz simple syrup and 1 oz fresh lime, 1.5 oz Bootlegger Vodka, 1 oz Triple Sec, ½ oz coconut milk, add ice and blend. Garnish with a salted rim, fresh pineapple & jalapeno. If you want a little heat, add a few drops of tabasco.

3 | BEET & PEAR SALAD Ingredients: Dice Roasted Beets Diced Pears Feta Cheese (crumbled)



Dash salt & pepper Drizzle Olive Oil Drizzle Local Honey Fresh Thyme

Blueberry Sour Mash

Directions: Toss all ingredients together and serve chilled. Roasted Beets Recipe: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash Beets well do not peel or pull off the roots. Roast the beets by totally rubbing a coating of oil on them, generous amount of salt and pepper. Use Orange size beets, they should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to roast in the oven. Check at 40 minutes, when they are forktender they are done. Set them aside to cool. As soon as they’re cool enough to touch, peel. After they are cooled completely, chop into desired size. (To save time, I suggest doing this up to one day ahead of time and popping them in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble the salad). Should you choose yellow beets they only take 30 to 45 minutes in the oven. We use a mix of yellow golden beets and red beets here at the restaurant. Find recipes for the Blueberry Sour Mash, Chicken Corn Chowder and Veal Loin from the Tavern on Main online at

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Chicken Corn Chowder

Veal Loin


JULY 13-28 Sommerwind


his year’s festival from Weekend of Chamber Music, Sommerwind, takes its name both from a seminal work by Anton Webern and (in English) an indispensable recording of Frank Sinatra. Either way it speaks to a breeze’s warm caress, to memory, nostalgia, and the bittersweet passing of time. For WCM it also conjures summer in the Catskills, the uncanny beauty of the light, the water, the green sloping of the mountains, the old friends we cherish and the new ones we make every summer. Singing of all that and more is music from the cusp between the old world and the new with works from Brahms, Debussy, Webern, and Alexander von Zemlinsky; one of the most brilliant and sensual voices from turn of the century Vienna. Add to the mix the playful, crystalline music of composer in residence Harold Meltzer, including the premiere of a work written just for WCM, the unbounded creativity of our chamber music immersion fellows, and music for the fiery Sunrise of filmmaker F.W. Murnau, and this summer

positively shimmers.

The season will bring together old friends and new with violinists Nurit Pacht, Mari Sato and Sunghae Anna Lim; violist Kathryn Lockwood; pianist Sarah Ho; and clarinetist Christopher Grymes, artistic director of National Sawdust in Brooklyn.

As always, WCM heightens 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 two Friday night events give audiences a chance to hear new music composed and performed by the festival's Chamber Music Immersion Fellows, pre-professional composers and performers in residence working closely with festival artists; the Fellows' performances have been an audience favorite for the last four seasons. For more info on the artists, the music, tickets, and the festival itself, visit the WCM website at

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Sunday, June 2 Spoken Music, Catskill Art Society, 3pm Caroline Stinson in Recital. Music Shaped and Patterned by the Rhythms of Language. With Works by Eötvös, Salonen, Rautaavara, Andriesen, Martino, Waggoner & Ligeti

Saturday, July 13 Barn Raising, Eddie Adams Barn, 5pm Music, Food, and Summer Happiness at the Barn! Andrew Waggoner, violin Caroline Stinson, cello; Ken Meyer, guitar. Music of Piazzolla; Bach; Walton; Paganini. Tickets $90 Sunday, July 14 WCM at the Liberty Museum, 4pm Repeat of Barn Raising program

Thursday, July 19 MusicTalks Catskill Distilling Company, 7:30pm Music and Conversation (and a few jokes) with Harold Meltzer. Mari Sato & Sunghae Anna Lim, violins; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Blush, for solo cello. Excerpts from Aqua for string quartet Friday, July 20 Open Rehearsal and Fellows Performance Eddie Adams Barn, 7pm Christopher Grymes, clarinet; Mari Sato & Sunghae Anna Lim, violins; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Meltzer, Economy Candy, for clarinet quintet; Zemlinsky, 2 Pieces, for string quartet; Waggoner, For Ellen, for string quartet

Saturday, July 21 Sommerscheune I (Summer in the Barn I) Eddie Adams Barn, 8pm Pre-Concert Talk at 7:00 Christopher Grymes, clarinet: Mari Sato & Sunghae Anna Lim, violins: Kathryn Lockwood, viola: Caroline Stinson, cello: Dvorak, Cypresses, for string quartet: Zemlinsky, 2 Pieces, for string quartet: Waggoner, For Ellen, for string quartet: Meltzer, Economy Candy, for clarinet quintet:

Thursday, July 25 MusicTalks, Catskill Art Society, 7:30pm Music for Sunrise. Andrew Waggoner, violin: Caroline Stinson, cello: WCM Immersion fellows. Improvisations for F.W. Murnau’s classic 1921 film Sunrise. Friday, July 26 Neuer Wind weht… New Wind Blowing... Open Rehearsal & New Work by WCM Fellows, Eddie Adams Barn, 7pm WCM Fellows, Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sarah Ho, piano. Meltzer, Sindbad Webern, 3 Stücke, for violin and piano; Brahms, Piano Trio in C Major Saturday, July 27 Sommerscheune II (Summer in the Barn II) Eddie Adams Barn, 8pm Pre-Concert Talk at 7:00

Nurit Pacht, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sarah Ho, piano. Meltzer, Sindbad; Webern, 3 Stücke, for violin and piano; Debussy, Preludes, for piano; Brahms, Piano Trio in C Major Sunday, July 28 Sommerwind at the Cooperage The Cooperage, Honesdale PA, 4pm Nurit Pacht and Andrew Waggoner, violin; Caroline Stinson, cello; Sarah Ho, piano Meltzer, Sindbad, Webern, 3 Stücke, for violin and piano, Improvisations. Debussy, Preludes, for piano; Brahms, Piano Trio in C Major


Now – June 29 Exhibit: Shirley Irons & Jeri Coppola CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.

Now – June 30 Trey Speegle: The Flower Show In 2006 Speegle discovered a rare paint by number of a flower vase on masonite and recreated it as an image he has repeated in paint, collage, letterpress, silkscreen and mixed media, altering the classic flower still life to produce his most prolific series, Reason To Love You/Me. Hours: Sat & Sun 12-6pm. Gallery 52, 4849 St. Rt. 52, Jeffersonville. June – September SUMMERSALT Seasoned Theater & Cured Music Nacl Theater, Highland Lake, NY Check website for dates: June 11 – 16 The Mystery of Irma Vep NACL Theater, Highland, NY.

June 13 – 16 Pavilion: Mountain Jam Bethel Woods Center for the Arts une 14 – 23 The Taming of the Shrew Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

July 16 – 28 Hair, Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

June 18 – 30 Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY. June 19 Pavilion: Dave Matthews Band Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

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Cultural Calendar

WCM: Sommerwind Line-up

July 19 Performance: Julia Wilkins “Solitude”, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

June 20– August 11 The Wizard of Oz (All season on Children’s stage) Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

July 20 Bruce Connor Film Screening: Report, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

July 20 Pavilion: Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 21 Pavilion: Zac Brown Band with special guest Caroline Jones The Beaver Valley Inn. Livingston Manor.

June 21 – 23 Deepwater Literacy Fest Narrowsburg, NY June 23 Pavilion: Adam Sandler plus surpise guest Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 24 – 28 Conservatory: One Week Arts Immersion Program for Children. P.L.A.Y.: Peace, Love, Arts & You, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

June 27 Pavilion: A Royal Affair: Yes, Asia, John Lodge & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 29 Bruce Connor Film Screening: Crossroads, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor. June 29 Cliff Westfall Nacl Theater, Highland Lake, NY June 30 Pavilion: Peter Frampton’s Farewell Tour with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


July 2 – 14 Me and My Girl Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

July 5 Pavilion: Shinedown Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 6 Pavilion: SJackson Brown with Special Guest Lucius Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 6 Bruce Connor Film Screening: A Movie, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor. July 6 – August 31 Exhibit: Mary Carlson & Jim Torok CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.

July 11 Event Gallery: The Klezmatics Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 12 – 14 Art in Bloom Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY July 12 – 21 The Bright New Boise Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

July 13 - Sept 1 69/19: Woodstock, Stonewall & the Moon Landing, Opening; Sat July 13, 5-7PM Woodstock Party: Sat, August 17, 5-7 PM In the summer of 1969, three historic events happened; the Woodstock concert celebrated with 3 days of music peace and love, the Stonewall riots , the beginning of the LGBTQ movement happened in NYC and the U.S. landed a man on the moon. Artist Trey Speegle asked fellow artists and friends Alan Belcher, Jack Early, Danielle Krysa, Scooter LaForge, Adrian Milton, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Martha Rich and Matthew Sporzynski to interpret any or all of these events for this historic exhibit, just minutes from the Woodstock site, now Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, where Speegle is a teaching artist. Hours: Sat & Sun 12-6pm. Gallery 52, 4849 St. Rt. 52, Jeffersonville.

July 13 Annual Gala Fundraiser: Honoring Family of Irving Berlin. The Beaver Valley Inn. Livingston Manor.

July 16 – 28 Hair, Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

July 19 Performance: Julia Wilkins “Solitude”, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

July 20 Bruce Connor Film Screening: Report, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

July 20 Pavilion: Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 25 Event Gallery: PBS American Experience Screening “Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation”, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts J JJuly 26 Pavilion: Chris Stapleton with Special Guest Margo Price and The Marcus King Band, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 27 Bruce Connor Film Screening: Valse Triste & Marilyn Times Five, The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

July 27 Pavilion: Train & The Goo Goo Dolls with Special Guest Allen Stone Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 29 Pavilion: Heart with Sheryl Crow & Elle King, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 30 – August 11 Priscilla Queen of the Desert Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

July 30 Pavilion: Joe Bonamassa Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


August 1 Event Gallery: Gordon Lightfoot Pre-Show Farm To Table Dinner & 80 Years Strong Tour. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

August 2 Event Gallery: Gordon Lightfoot Pre-Show Farm To Table Dinner & 80 Years Strong Tour. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

Friday, August 2 Live Music: Paul Burch CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.

August 3 Pavilion: Alice Cooper & Halestorm with Speical Guest Motionless in White Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

August 3 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Extraordinary Guitar featuring Gladins Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY

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August 3 – 5 Art in Bloom & Verse: Annual Pop-up Exhibit Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY

Saturdays, August 3 – 24 Page Laughlin’s Coloring Page Project The Laundry King. Livingston Manor.

August 6 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Chamber Music featuring Hermitage Piano Trio Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY

August 18 Pavilion:John Fogerty: My Fifty Year Trip with Special Guest, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

September 28 Event Gallery: Framing History Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

August 27 – September 1 Venus in Fur Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

October 11 – 26 Haunted Theater Tours Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

August 25 Pavilion: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

August 30 Pavilion: Bush & +LIVE+ - The Altimate Tour, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

August 9 Pavilion: Nelly, TLC, Flo Rida Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

August 31 Pavilion: Pentatonix with Special Guest Rachel Platten, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

August 10 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Chamber Music featuring Ansonia Quartet Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY

September 1 Performance: Dance Gallery Festival The Beaver Valley Inn. Livingston Manor.

August 9 – 18 Into The Woods Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

August 10 – September 14 Frosty Myers & G.H. Hovagimyar Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY

August 13 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Chamber Music featuring Melange Chamber Ensemble Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY

August 13 – 25 The Producers Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY.

August 15 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Piano Master Works featuring Maxim Lando Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY

August 16 Pavilion: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band with Special Guests The Edgar Winter Band and Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

August 17 Sunset Concert Series: Evening of Early Music featuring Andrew Alreeci & Company, Shandelee Music Festival, Livingston Manor, NY.

August 17 Pavilion: Santana with The Doobie Brothers, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


September 7 – October 19 Exhibit: Tajiri Bradley & David Sandlin CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.

September 12 Pavilion: Luke Bryan with Special Guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

September 13 – 22 The Savannah Sipping Society Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

Sept 14 - Oct 27. 80s Art & Ephemera Opening; Sat, Sept 14, 5-7PM Moving to NYC in 1980, artist Trey Speegle was part of the downtown art and club scene by night and the uptown publishing scene by day. This exhibit highlights printed material and artwork from the era from Speegle’s collection, including photographs and ephemera of and by Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat and others. Hours: Sat & Sun 12-6pm. Gallery 52, 4849 St. Rt. 52, Jeffersonville. September 20 – 22 Big Eddy Film Festival Narrowsburg, NY

September 21 – October 26 Carole Loeffler& Gregory Curry Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY

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October 19 Event Gallery: John Sebastian Pre-Show Farm To Table Dinner, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

October 19 Event Gallery: John Sebastian Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,

October 26 – November 30 Sarah vanOuwerkerk & Lorie Novak CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.


November 7 Event Gallery: David Sanborn Pre-Show Farm To Table Dinner & David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, Bethel Woods Center for the Art.

November 16 – December 22 Art in Sixes Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg, NY


December 6 – 8 Holiday Show Rivoli Theater, South Fallsburg, NY

December 7 – 28 Exhibit: Annual Members Show CAS Arts Center. Livingston Manor.

Sullivan County residents donated over 10,000 sandwiches, water, fruit and canned goods when they heard there was a shortage of food at Woodstock.

Cochecton Fire Station

Around  this  same  time  last  year,  childhood friends Josiah Early and Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Miller were busy finishing up the construction and finer details of  their  first  collaborative  restaurant  together,  the Cochecton Fire Station.  Their  minds  were  buzzing  with  ideas,  from giving back to the community and sourcing local, to a tasteful menu with crafty, unique  cocktails–something they’ve  been  familiar  with for years. Working in a host of New York City bars and restaurants,  they  know  the industry well, so when they decided  to  move  upstate they  formed  The  Horses Mouth,  an  event  and consulting  company  that specializes in craft cocktails. And when Henning’s Local in Cochecton Center opened seven years ago, they designed the drink menu. But,  they  talked  for  years  about  opening something of their own, so when the old fire station in Cochecton went up for sale, they didn’t hesitate to  jump  in.  They  wanted  to  bring  back  the community  space  that  so  many  people  in  the  area knew and loved. So how are they doing now? Well this year in August they’ll be celebrating the one year anniversary of their opening, and the reviews of their service, food, and drink don’t lie. Five  stars  all  the  way  with  comments  like  “Great food. Great staff. Great drinks” and “This is not just the best restaurant in the area, this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to, period.” Over  the  summer  months  before  they  opened, Henning  Nordanger  of  Henning’s  Local  worked with  Early  and  Miller  to  design  a  menu  for  the Cochecton  Fire  Station  that  is  both  simple  and classy, ideal for sharing, and the best part ... every-


thing  is  fire  roasted  in  their  wood-burning  oven.  With  comfort-style items on the ‘$5’ menu like mac and cheese, Cuban corn, crispy rice and beans and a hasselback potato, you can’t really go wrong. Each dish is packed with flavor that lingers even after it’s finished. And if you’re feeling a bit classier, try the Trout fired on a cedar plank with a sprig of thyme  from  local,  family-run  Beaverkill  Trout Hatchery in Livingston Manor, or the luxurious cheese  board  from  Tonjes  Farm  located  just  a hop  and  a  skip  down  the  road  served  with toasted walnuts, pecans and toasted bread from the Beach Lake Bakery just a few miles away. “We’ve  had  so  much  support  from  people  in and  around  the  community,  and  near  the  Fire Station itself,” said Early, “we just want to give back.  We  wanted  this  to  be  a  place  where people gather over food on the weekends, or for a cocktail or an afternoon beer during the week.” If you’re looking for an exceptional cocktail try the Hook & Ladder Punch, the Back from Manhattan, the Feed & Seed or the Barren Mary, their incredible take on the classic Bloody Mary. The Fire Station is open everyday from 12 pm to 10 pm except for Tuesdays,  and  whether  you’re  stopping  in  on  a  Monday  or  passing through  on  a  Friday,  most  of  their  chairs  are  filled  with  locals  and visitors alike. Their  most  recent  addition?  A  fiberglass  Woodstock  Peace  Dove just a few steps down the road provided by the Sullivan County Visitors Association  (SCVA)  as  part  of  a  larger  dove  trail  in  Sullivan  County celebrating the Woodstock festival’s 50th anniversary. “When we found out the SCVA had the doves available, our first thought was, ‘how do we get one?’” said Miller. “This dove isn’t just for  us,  it’s  for  everyone  who  lives  in  this  community.  It’s  a  part  of everyone here, just like the Fire Station. Both things are a part of the history here, and we’re just happy to get to be a part of it.” So  if  you’re  passing  through  the  Catskills,  camping  on  the Delaware, or visiting family or friends, take a ride over to Cochecton and treat yourself to some Fire Station delights. To check out the menu and photos you can visit or their Instagram @cochectonfirestation

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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 Interpretive Center At Lock 50 and Linear Park Historic remains of the former Delaware & Hudson Canal including a lock and wast weir. Explore the life on the canal. Learn about the lock system and enjoy the historic features of the site. Hike along the canal towpath from Summitville to Wurtsboro. Occasional special events. Bookstore and restrooms in the Interpretive Center. Modern Interpretive bldg. Open Memorial Day thru Columbus Day, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm.

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,

Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History

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 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

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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.

Historic Stone Arch Bridges

There are three surviving stone arch bridges in Sullivan County and probably the least well known. The most well known, is the triple arch over the east branch of the Callicoon Creek just outside of Kenoza Lake, the double stone arch Tusten Road bridge over Ten Mile River and the Hankins Bridge, a single arch that crosses Hankin's Creek. All three are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hankins Stone Arch Bridge Built in 1892 by Wallace LaValley. It connected Hankins and Long Eddy until Route 97 was built in 1942. County Road 94 Hankins, NY 12741 facebook/Hankins Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge, Kenoza Lake Built in 1873, to cross the Callicoon Creek. Picnic area and playground. 7352 State Route 52 Kenoza Lake, NY, 12750

Tusten Stone Arch Bridge Built in 1896, it crosses the Ten Mile River near the river’s junction with the Delaware River. Located within the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Reservation. Narrowsburg, NY 12764 facebook/Tusten Stone Arch Bridge

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BY ATHAN MAROULIS | Edited by Peggy Gartin



jumped  into  my  trusty  Pontiac,  headed  towards  the course,  mountains  of  wonderfully  musty  and  dusty  LP southern  end  of  Jeffersonville,  and  passed  many records. The station takes donations all year long that they whitened farms along the way. Predictions of a mild sell at this event to continue their work, which according winter  this  year  were  belied  in  November  by  a  foot  of to  their  mission  statement,  is  “to  make  available  to  its snow on the ground. I picked up my friend Dennis at his community a broad range of ideas and ideals useful to a place, along with his neighbor Charlie, and we full  and  enlightened  life."  In  advance  Dennis three  salty  record  collectors  enjoyed  a and  I  discussed  that  we  would  get  there few  laughs  as  we  headed  over  to  the early;  as  two  music  industry  veterans White  Sulphur  Springs  Fire  Hall  for and collectors, we knew the only edge the WJFF 20th Annual Music Sale. At you have at these sort of events is being the time of this writing, the non-comthe early bird. As we licked our chops mercial  WJFF  is  still  broadcasting and  rubbed  our  hands  in  anticipation, from  Jeffersonville.  The  nation's  only we arrived about an hour before doors, hydroelectric-powered  radio  station, only  to  find  our  plans  shattered,  as it’s nestled near the dam that is fed by there  were  already  40  rabid,  primarily Lake Jefferson. Soon however, WJFF, middle-aged  men  standing  in  line, At 33 1/3 RPM speed, an NPR affiliate with fine and diverse along with more women than I usually programming, will be moving to their it allowed for see  at  this  event.  Over  the  past  few new  location  down  Route  52  in approximately 12 songs, years, women have refreshingly raised Liberty,  where  they  acquired  a  large their profile at record shows that are no which served first property  that  was  donated  to  the longer  dominated  solely  by  male  colstation. Although we will miss them in Sinatra, then Elvis, then lectors.  After  all,  women  have  turntathe village, their important role in our The Beatles extremely bles  too!  This  is  a  great  improvement community will continue from a more over  the  days  of  yore  when  record well. Five-plus decades shows  were  a  bit  like  early  Star  Trek practical and larger location. I  myself  have  been  going  to later, here we are conventions,  lonely  dude  fests  with WJFF's  Annual  Music  Sale  for  a men who still live in their 89 year-old digging through the number of years now, where a $20 bill mother's basement in Canarsie, dressed LP bins at the can  buy  you  60  LP  records.  There’s unconvincingly  as  Kirk  holding  a also an abundant selection of inexpenWJFF sale. Tribble.  No  disrespect  for  the  original sive,  donated  offerings  that  include Star  Trek,  for  it  is  one  of  my  favorite musical  equipment,  speakers,  turntashows,  but  when  it  comes  to  record bles,  receivers,  music  books,  CDs,  8 collecting  it  is  nice  to  have  the  gals track  tapes,  reel-to-reels,  and  of take  part  in  a hobby  that  now  feels

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more inclusive. Not  to  flog  a  dead  Vulcan,  but  the  record  collecting hobby goes back long before Star Trek first aired in 1966. In fact, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that collecting recorded music may very well be the first pop culture-related hobby of the 20th century. From the 1870s onward,  Edison,  Bell  and  Berliner  all  took  big  steps towards  perfecting  devices  that  would  lead  to  the  early 1900s when opera star Enrico Caruso had some of the earliest hit records. This would lead to the 78 record, the popular format that endured for the first half of the century. I once  thumbed  through  The  Record  Changer,  a  jazz  rag from the 1940s that was the first magazine, to my knowledge, that enabled collectors to list their needs and wants in  a  lengthy  back  section.  Sometime  after  the  war,  once the production of records resumed (banned during the war due to supply shortages), it was all about the demand for new  and  current  records.  Hard  to  believe,  but  back  then record companies saw little value in last year's hits; once it lost favor on the jukeboxes and radio of the late 1940s, the  78's  were  discarded  and  went  out  of  print.  As  tastes changed and the Big Band era faded into pop, jump, R&B, and the dawn of rock 'n roll in the 1950s, the popularity of the 45 exploded as did the durable 12" LP (long play) format. At 33 1/3 RPM speed, it allowed for approximately 12 songs, which served first Sinatra, then Elvis, then The Beatles  extremely  well.  Five-plus  decades  later,  here  we are digging through the LP bins at the WJFF sale. As we all stood patiently in the long corridor that day,

many of us had canvas bags or crates in hand, in anticipation like youngsters waiting to get on the bumper cars in Coney Island. The hour finally came. An army of collectors descended on the boxes of potential delights, with that whiff of dust, old cardboard, and vinyl in the air that can only  mean  one  thing:  LP  records!  As  elbows  and  hands flipped through platters of Liberace, 101 Strings, and Ray Conniff, one is reminded that there was indeed a time in the  1950s  and  1960s  when  easy  listening  was  in  high demand. Although I have been known to enjoy a taste of this kind of schmaltz, today is not that day. Personally, I must  confess,  my  tastes  are  rather  scattered  and  spread across  the  20th  century.  My  personal  library  has  pieces from nearly every genre of every decade it represents. Among the 70 to 80 LPs I purchased, let me give you a few highlights. Julie Is Her Name is the first album by the  underrated,  delightful  chanteuse  Julie  London;  from late 1955, her quiet purr is accompanied only by bass and guitar. Not so delightful but somehow still intoxicating, I found  a  copy  of  the  debut  by  whispery  French  vocalist Claudine Longet, often lost (and perhaps rightfully so) in the  sea  of  masterpieces  that  came  out  in  1967.  And although  I  didn't  find  a  Rolling  Stones  album  from  that time, I did find a clean copy of their 1976 groove-heavy Black  and  Blue,  officially  their  13th  studio  album.  I scooped up an LP of horror legend Boris Karloff reading Rudyard Kipling stories (which could be fun or not), one by an obscure R&B singer named Jimmy McCracklin of material from the late 1950s, a collection of late 1940s and

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1950s  songs  by  country  singer  T.  Texas  Tyler,  and  a trashed  but  still  listenable  copy  of  Groovin'  High  by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, a must-have collection from '55 that boasts my favorite tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon along with a sizable all-star cast. After  about  3  hours  I  was  exhausted,  and  my  hands were  filthy  from  all  these  delighfully  dirty  albums.  I looked up from the bins to see a smiling Dennis and his LP winnings,  along  with  Charlie  and  his  new  $20  acoustic guitar that looked like it still had stories to tell. Both were ready to head back home with their treasures. All in all, it was a great way to spend a chilly November Saturday. It’s an event we look forward to all year long—you  too should come join in on the fun! Next time, we'll be even earlier. Thanks, WJFF!

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The message tree at the Woodstock Festival where concert goers would leave a note at the tree with a message for someone. This was long before cell phones.

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Construction through the snow

Photo by Peter Crosby

Wild Bill installs the heating system


A Slice of Paradise in Shandelee Tropical Passion Flower

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Photo by Peter Crosby


Photo by Peter Crosby

s  Director  of  Gardens  with  Foster  Supply Hospitality,  I  have  assembled  a  fantastic collection of exotic plants from all reaches of the globe.  On  Shandelee,  a  place  famous  for  its  dynamic weather,  there  is  now  a  subtropical  paradise.  The charming,  weathered  barn  behind  The  Arnold  House  built  in  the  1960's  for  barbecues  and  square  dances  has been transformed into an incredible event space, featuring a  brand  new  state-of  the-art  greenhouse.  A  perfect marriage  of  vintage  Catskills  and  advanced  horticultural technology. The vision: a climate-controlled environment, where friends  and  family  can  gather  to  celebrate  special  events like  weddings  and  anniversaries  in  a  year-round  garden setting.  A  place  for  club  gatherings  and  yoga  classes, nestled in botanical splendor. No matter what the weather, it's always summer in here. Damon Sabatini, owner of S&W Construction Group, embraced the project. "The biggest challenge was merging old and new together and making it look like the building had been there for years,” says Sabatini. “The exciting part was  including  my  design  and  vision  into  the  project  and having a team that made it all happen." Through  a  punishing  winter,  Sabatini  and  his  team

carefully  dismantled  portions  of  the  old  barn,  saving  the beautiful weathered siding to be re-purposed later. Like an erector  set,  step  by  step  they  assembled  the  skeletal structure,  using  a  cherry  picker  crane  to  precisely  align massive 24 foot wooden beams. The  roof  is  a  technological  marvel.  Interlocking sections  of  16mm  transparent  honeycomb  polycarbonate keep the rain and snow out, while letting the sun shine in. In  time,  the  open  space  interior  will  become  a  jungle paradise  of  night-blooming  jasmine,  passion  flower  and bougainvillea,  fresh  herbs  for  our  restaurants’  kitchens, and even a lemon tree to freshen cocktails at the bar. Fittingly,  The  Arnold  Greenhouse  had  its  soft opening  in  May  2019  on  Livingston  Manor's  Annual Flower  Day.  A  steady  stream  of  visitors  enjoyed  the beautiful  space  and  Wildflower  Seed  Bomb  Workshops. Like a Hollywood set, the front of the barn, with its wood planks  and  large  roller  doors,  is  a  quirky  facade  that conceals an indoor secret garden. After brunch or dinner at The Arnold House Tavern, or  after  your  massage  at  The  Spa,  stop  in  and  enjoy  our amazing  new  greenhouse  at  the  top  of  Shandelee Road.  You  are  always  welcome  and  something  is always blooming.

Jeffersonville Journal – 41

Photo by Brodey Herbert


By Autumn Schanil

Connecting in the Sullivan Catskills

o  you  remember  the  days  when  you  were making  travel  plans  to  a  completely  foreign destination,  a  different  country,  perhaps  an entirely different continent and there was that go-to book that  everyone  talked  about,  Lonely  Planet?  The  world’s leading  travel  authority?  Well  Lonely  Planet  isn’t  so foreign from the Catskills any longer. Back in November of last year, Lonely Planet declared the Catskills, specifically the Sullivan Catskills, as one of the top ten regions of, not just the United States but the WORLD, to visit in 2019. We’re actually number 2 on the list! Now if you’re local to the Sullivan County area of the Catskills, you of course know the location of the waterfalls that no one else knows about, the best secret fishing spot in the creek by your friends house, or the perfect time of day to go hiking up to Jensens when no one else will be there to hinder the view, but what exactly is it that attracts people from far and wide to our part of the state? Perhaps

it’s  the  festivals  and  fairs,  the  farmer’s  markets  and  the camping, or maybe it’s just realizing that the countryside brings  us  back  to  our  connection  with  nature  and  the peace that's found in living simply. One thing is for sure, whether it’s winter with 3 feet of  snow  or  the  middle  of  summer  with  90  percent humidity, there is always something happening. In  the  dead  of  January,  The  Roscoe  Beer  Company just a few minutes drive from Roscoe’s main street, hosts its annual Winter Fest with an outside bonfire, snowman building, live music, winter activities and beer tasting. In February, The Arnold House in Livingston Manor holds its  annual  Ice  Fishing  Derby:  a  three-day  event  of  ice fishing and an oyster and vodka bar on the open lake. Every  Spring,  in  March,  Winterton  Farms  in Bloomingburg  opens  their  working  farm  for  the  day, inviting families and friends to visit their “sugar houses” to taste and experience the world of pure NY maple syrup,

Jeffersonville Journal – 42

Photo by Terri Ward

Photo by Susan Flynn

tapped  and  collected  from  their  very  own  trees.  After tasting this, you won’t be buying Aunt Jemima at the grocery store anymore! Speaking of maple syrup, April is the annual 5K Sap Run in Jeffersonville. On the same day, Wurtsboro hosts their  Spring  Fling  in  the  Veterans  Park  welcoming warmer weather and outdoor activities. SUNY  Sullivan  in  Loch  Sheldrake  welcomes  May with its annual Kite Festival, which for anyone who loves a good windy day, this is an event not to miss. Children, teens, and adults flock to the field in front of the college with  kites  of  all  varieties,  while  craft  and  food  vendors sell their wares. May also brings Memorial Day, which is celebrated and  honored  in  every  town  across  the  county,  from  the Town of Fremont’s grand parade to Barryville’s memorial services, everyone comes out to remember those who have been lost and those who are still fighting. If you can’t make a trip until June, don’t worry, the summer sunshine allows for more outdoor gatherings like the  11th  Annual  Fun  Fair  at  the  Kadampa  Meditation Center  in  Glen  Spey,  and  it’s  exactly  that,  FUN.  Just  a week after is the Trout Parade in the Town of Rockland happening for its 15th year and if you get in the car and head  over  the  hill  to  Callicoon  you’ll  make  it  for  the Annual  Tractor  Parade  that  has  been  gathering  tractors large and small, old and new, together for more than 20 years. If you like antique, classic and muscle cars, head on over to the town park in Callicoon Center.

Don’t  forget  the  Kauneonga  Block  Party  in  White Lake as well as all the amazing farmer’s markets in nearly every town and village with amazing vegetables, fruits, meats and more from our local farmers and craftsmen.  July  4,  the  Greater  Liberty  Chamber  of  Commerce hosts its annual Liberty Festival while the Town of Bethel has  Lakeside  Music.  The  village  of  Narrowsburg,  overlooking the river, sets up for Riverfest on the 21st of the month just before August comes around the corner.  Have you ever wished a festival could be dedicated to your  favorite  food?  Well  in  Monticello  one  festival  is, The  Bagel  Festival.  We  would  eat  every  bagel  if  we could. Just before the kids go back to school, the fairs come into  town.  The  Grahamsville  Little  World’s  Fair  is  a country  treat,  with  cotton  candy,  funnel  cake,  rides, games  and  of  course,  livestock.  Proud  farmers  and  4H club  members  show  their  ponies,  horses,  cows,  sheep, rabbits, chickens and more. As the summer starts to wind down, events and festivals do as well, but there are still some gems to look forward  to  like  the  National  Alpaca  Day  Festival  at  Buck Brook Alpacas in  Roscoe, the Big Eddy Film Festival in Narrowsburg, the Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, the Catskills  Fiber  Festival  in  Bethel,  Founders  Day  in Jeffersonville,  Halloweenfest  in  Wurtsboro,  Destination Hancock concerts and markets, and History Afternoon in Neversink. And keep your eyes open and ears listening, because sometimes events pop up out of the blue, inspired by new crafts or the weather. You never know what you’ll find on a  weekday  here  in  the  Catskills,  you  just  might  pass  an amazing  yard  sale  or  an  old  antique  store  with  those chairs you’ve always been looking for. Whatever  your  reason  for  visiting,  you’re  welcome here,  just  please  be  sure  to  respect  the  way  of  life  here, don’t  leave  anything  behind  or  forgotten,  and  smile  at everyone you meet!

Jeffersonville Journal – 43

SHOPPING Artist Pantry

Art supplies, art studio for artists of all ages and levels of expertise. PIP (Pretty in Paint) n' Sip parties twice a month, art classes in all styles.

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4260 See ad page 17

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!!

12 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad inside back cover Catskill Country Ceramics

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

4852 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3651 See ad page 34

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

Jeff Junction

Local Treasures & Treats Tues-Sat 10-6 & Sun 10-4

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2280 See ad page 17

Samba Marketplace

Peck’s Market, Inc.

Grocery Store and Deli

4897 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3800 See ad page 16

The RePOP SHOP & Gallery 52

Limited editon prints, original art, cards, gifts & more by local pop paint by numbers artist Trey Speegle. Featuring rotating exhibits of Speegle’s work and exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-6 and by appointment.

4849 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 405-8551 See ad page 39

Rosehaven Boutique & Fiber Mill

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.

2027 State Route 17B Bethel, NY 12720 Phone: (845) 583-3170 Cell: (914) 953-2506 See ad page 3

Jeffersonville Journal – 44

The RePOP SHOP & Gallery 52

Samba Marketplace

Gourmet and specialty food shop. Bookstore with a wide selection of culinary, craft and home design books and more!

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 32

52 & Vine

Fine wines and spirits, wide variety of international wines, craft whiskey, walk-in tastings. Let our wine expert suggest the perfect beverages for you and your guests.

4921 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2455 See ad page 22

The Vintage House

Vintage, Antique Furniture & Home Decor

4910 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748

The Arnold House


Friendly, warm and lively service and a menu that embraces comfortable accessibility and local ingredients including trout from our world famous rivers.

839 Shandelee Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-5070

BoLoon City

Chinese Food: Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese

The Tavern on Main | Photos by Autumn Schanil

4908 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3312/3359 See ad page 16 The DeBruce

A dining experience that celebrates the offerings of our local lands and heritage. Reservations required.

982 Debruce Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-3900 Lorenzo’s Bistro

Breakfast and lunch from 7-4. Tuesday to Sunday. Hot soups, sandwiches and more!

4889 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2215 See ad page 17 North Branch Inn

Serves a concise menu that is consistently changing. Sourcing everything from nearby farms and purveyors. Serving dinner. Brunch on Sundays. Reservations are encouraged.

869 North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-2339

Tavern on Main Lorenzo’s Cafe

Classic American dishes with a creative flair! Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Locally sourced ingredients, Summer patio dining.

Cuisine is ingredient-driven, farm fresh and infused with latin flavors, celebrating simple, rustic, comfort foods. Open for lunch & dinner.

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2380 See ad page 22


495 Hessinger-Lare Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3802

Samba Cafe

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 32

Sweet & Simple. Serving up dreamy flavors of Moo Moo Creamery ice cream all summer long! Fresh baked goods and cold & hot drinks.

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Next to Tavern on Main

Jeffersonville Journal – 45

The Cabin at Hessinger-Lare

Steaks, wings and pub food all fresh.

Winkelried Biergarten

Food, Beer, Games and Good Times. Behind Tavern on Main.

4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2380 See ad page 22


North Branch Inn | R. Cadiiz

An eight room riverside retreat nestled on the Delaware River in the hamlet of Callicoon.

9 River Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-0042 The Arnold House

The Arnold House is a lively Catskills getaway located on Shandelee Mountain, near the quaint town of Livingston Manor.

839 Shandelee Road Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-5070 Bethel Pastures Farm Bed & Breakfast

Farmhouse rooms, cabins, glamping tent. Farm fresh breakfast included in your stay. 6 miles from Bethel Woods.

181 Remenschneider Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (914) 799-1275 See ad page 17

Jeffersonian Bed & Breakfast

The DeBruce

Lake Jeff Cottage

14 guest rooms are offered year round and rates include Breakfast & Dinner.

982 Debruce Rd Livingston Manor, NY 12758 Phone: (845) 439-3900

Jeffersonian Bed & Breakfast

Historic house built by the town doctor in 1922 with 5 guestrooms. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

4858 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5947 See ad page 34 Lake Jeff Cottage

A four-season lakefront home perfectly situated on a small, private 22 acres, non-motor lake. Our guests enjoy lounging on the bluestone terraces, fishing and row boating from the private dock located on the property.

Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (201) 478-3322

The Loft at Buck Brook

Peaceful accommodations located on the beautiful grounds of an alpaca farm.

12 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104

Jeffersonville Journal – 46

North Branch Inn

14 spacious guest rooms offer a quiet respite from the world outside – escape into soft down duvet linens and enjoy the country air. All rooms feature en suite bathrooms.

869 North Branch Road North Branch, NY 12766 Phone: (845) 482-2339

Samba Inn

Located in the center of Village. Walk to shops and restaurants. Guest rooms are nicely furnished with kitchenette's, A/C, TV and WiFi (in Cafe)

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 32

Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy your stay in our large and private carriage house accommodations furnished with 19th century antiques.

142 Eagin Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4930 Cell: (845) 701-2271 Breakfast See ad page 12 The Suite at Hessinger

Suite in the village of Jeffersonville, sleeps 4, full kitchen, bath, TV, WiFi.

4887 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 992-2324 See ad page 33


Buck Brook Alpacas

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

Buck Brook Alpacas / Photos by Cindy Herbert

12 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 See ad inside back cover 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 35 Diehl Homestead Farm

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

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

Domesticities & The Cutting Garden

Earthgirl Flowers

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

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

4055 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3333

Felt Loom at Rosehaven Alpaca Mill / Photo by Cindy Herbert

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

Oak Ridge Farm, Inc.

Boarding, Lessons, Therapeutic Riding, Trail Riding for Boarders

222 Hessinger-Lare Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4686 See ad page 17

Jeffersonville Journal – 47

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 3 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 33


New Beginnings Home Inspection

Full Service Home Inspection. Available 7 Days a Week. We Accept Last Minute Calls. ASHI Standard of Practice. Lic#16000075093

Mullally Sales and Rentals


Brett Erdman Contracting

Contractor, Carpentry, Concrete

P.O. Box 17 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5128 See ad page 34 John Diehl Masonry

Poured concrete foundations, sidewalks, floors, patios as well as stamped concrete.

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 33


Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 796-8614 Just in Time Contracting

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

PO Box 343 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-JUST Like us on Facebook! Landscape by Design

Hardware/Lumber/ Home Improvement

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

Landscaping, Hydro-seeding, Paver Stone, Patio Walks, Walls, Trucking, Firewood, Site work

Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4521 See ad page 13

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 See ad page 8

Keller Glass Specialty, Inc.

5036 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5792 See ad page 34 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 38

H. Pfanstiel Hardware Co., Inc.

Decorative Door, Cabinet and Bath Hardware Manufacturer.

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

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P.O. Box 553 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 701-5096 HomeInspection See ad page 16

Kitchen & Baths Building Traditions

Specializing in kitchens and baths. Design + Build.

4886 State Route 52 (Main Street)  Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2021 Like us on facebook! See ad page 39

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!


Pierce Flynn Refrigeration 24 Hour Emergency Service

Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (347) 374-1829 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 12

SERVICES Professional and Business


Waschitz Pavloff CPA LLP 14 Sturgis Road Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 794-2200 Fax: (845) 794-2273 See ad page 38


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 33

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 7

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 39

Artists, Music & Performing Arts

Anne T. Maus Stained Glass Studio Stained Glass Artisan (by appointment)

172 Villa Roma Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5699 Artist Pantry

Art supplies, art studio for artists of all ages and levels of expertise. PIP (Pretty in Paint) n' Sip parties twice a month, art classes in all styles.

4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4260 See ad page 17

Gallery 52

Featuring rotating exhibits of local pop paint by numbers artist, Trey Speegle’s work and exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-5 and by appointment.

4849 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (917) 405-8551 See ad page 39

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Trey Speegle: The Flower Show | Gallery 52

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!

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 9 Weekend of Chamber Music, Inc.

Music Festival and Educator

330 Haven Avenue, 2N New York, N.Y. 10033 Phone: (646) 861-0378 See ad page 3


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 9

Justus Tire & Alignment 4926 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4815 See ad page 35 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 32


The First National Bank of Jeffersonville 4866 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4000 See ad page 8

Dog & Cat Grooming Mutt in Jeff

Professional Groomer & Animal Care Specialist. Full Groom, Bath, Brush, Paw Pads, Trims, Ears/Eyes, Teeth, Glands.

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 (845) 423-8028 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 39

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 & Barber Jim’s Barber Shop

Serving the Jeffersonville Area for over 49 years

4886 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4421 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

Health and Fitness

Eyes on Main Street Optometry

Comprehensive Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, Diabetic Eye Exams, Testing for Glaucoma, Cateracts and Macular Degeneration, Eye Emergencies, Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye Treatment, Fashion Optical, Glasses made on site.

Dr. Maegan Sauer, OD 5895 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2425 eyesonmainstoptometry See ad page 16 The Janice Center

Kidnastics, Dance, Yoga

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

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Jefferson Pharmacy

Pharmacy, Greeting Cards, Maybelline Products

4892 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5720 See ad page 16 S.V. Shah M.D.

Physician, Medical Practice

9 Terrace Avenue Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4171 See ad page 33

Western Sullivan Wellness

Massage Therapy and Reflexology

5310 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5031  See ad page 16

Insurance Companies Callicoon Co-operative Insurance Company 15 Chapel Street Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5522 See ad page 7

Crossroads Agency 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3100 See ad page 33

Mike Preis, Inc. 4898 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5510 See ad page 17

Media Radio & Newspapers Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper and Printer

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

Stepping Tones Pre-school 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324

Real Estate

American Heritage Real Estate 4886 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5565 See ad page 39 Catskill Sales Associates, Inc. 4920 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3200 Like us on Facebook! See ad page 35 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 See ad page 16


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 33

Storage Units

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

Wedding Vendors

Flowers, Catering & Barn Rentals The Barn on Hubbard

Renovated barn has over 4,000 sq. ft. of space and is available for your special event.

28 Hubbard Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Cell: (845) 798-7828 Samba Cafe

Catering for Weddings, Events & Parties

4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 See ad page 32 Lorenzo’s Bistro Catering

4889 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2215 See ad page 17 Eddie Adams Barn Jeff-North Branch Road P.O. Box 488 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4112 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

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Photo by Juan Ogando

Nursery School/ Preschool

Makers Market at the Barn on Hubbard

Veterinarians/ Animal Hospitals

Dr. Richard Scwalb, DVM Dr. Moria L. Norris, DVM Dr. Allen Wachter, DVM Jeffersonville Animal Hospital 89 Schoolhouse Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5500 animalhospital See ad page 32 Dr. Joseph Nebzydoski, V.M.D. Youngsville Veterinary Clinic 4130 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3330


Eyes on Main Street Optometry

Comprehensive Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, Diabetic Eye Exams, Testing for Glaucoma, Cateracts and Macular Degeneration, Eye Emergencies, Foreign Body Removal, Dry Eye Treatment, Fashion Optical, Glasses made on site.

Dr. Maegan Sauer, OD 5895 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2425 eyesonmainstoptometry See ad page 16


Town of Delaware Celebrates 150 Years Town Historian, Cindy Herbert

s we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock in Bethel New York this summer, another monumental  anniversary  is  happening  in  the  Town  of Delaware,  its  Sesquicentennial.  Interestingly  enough  the Town  of  Delaware  was  once  part  of  the  Town  of  Bethel until 1828. Once separated from Bethel, it was part of the Town  of  Cochecton  and  on  March  1,  1869,  thirty  five square  miles  separated  again  and  formed  the  Town  of Delaware. The first town meeting was held at the home of Charles Fisher in March of 1869 and the first supervisor of the  newly  formed  town  was  Isaac  R.  Clements,  a  tanner from Kenoza Lake. The land within the town’s boundaries was part of the Hardenburgh  Patent  No.  1  tract,  a  division  of  land  in Sullivan County that was purchased in London in 1750 by a  New  York  distiller,  Joseph  Griswold.  He  had  seen  an advertisement listing lands for sale in the Province of New York and purchased two parcels of land for $10,000. The first known settler was Joseph Ross, he settled just beyond the  location  of  the  cemetery  in  Callicoon  on  Creamery Road in the 1760s. Other early settlers were David Young who settled at Big Island, John Ross at Callicoon Creek and Charles Layton in Hortonville. The Lenape Indians were the first to hunt and fish this town’s  dense  forests  with  its  abundant  wildlife.  By  the 1600s,  Dutchmen  from  the  Hudson  Valley  who  were transient  hunters, named  the  Delaware's  major  local tributary Kollikoonkill.

It was not until the American Revolutionary War ended in  1783  that  the  timber  industry  flourished.  Prior  to  this time,  the  land  was  rough,  very  difficult  to  reach  and  the Delaware River was hard to navigate. By 1800, the lumber rafting industry was the biggest venture along the Delaware River. Tanneries and sawmills were built in the town and hamlets  formed  around  them.  During  the  Civil  War,  5 counties produced over 7 million dollars worth of finished leather.  With  the  war  the  need  for  boots,  harnesses, cartridge cases, saddles and belts rose. It took a full cord of bark, anywhere from 3 to 10 trees to tan 10 hides. Lumber was  rafted  down  the  Delaware  River  taking  millions  of board  feet  from  here  to  fast  growing  cities  such  as Philadelphia, Trenton and Easton. By the time the Erie Railroad was completed in 1840, the hamlet of Callicoon and surrounding communities were growing fast. The lumber industry left this once dense area with open pastures and farming became the major industry along  with  tourism.  Settlers  began  arriving  steadily,  the railroad had provided ingress to the hamlets and transportation for their products.  In  the  late  1800s  and  early  1900s,  vacationers  aboard the Erie Railroad would arrive at Callicoon Station to spend the  summer  months  in  hotels,  boarding  houses,  and  in rooms that farm folk rented out. With the influx of tourism the  Erie  Railroad  added  more  cars  to  the  trains,  even creating  a  “Callicoon  Special”  line  arriving  Saturday evenings  at  6pm  for  businessmen  who  wanted  to  spend

Kenoza Lake Hotel on the left and a grocery and dry goods store in center.

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weekends  with  their  families.  In  1888,  the  Erie  Railroad had  published  a  book  listing  Summer  Homes  around  the area.  Many  of  the  resorts  and  boarding  houses  provided transportation  (horse  and  wagon)  at  an  additional  cost  to pick passengers up at the train station. Much has changed over the past 150 years in our town but the beauty of this area remains and still attracts tourists and  second  homeowners  like  the  bygone  days.  The following will only touch the brief history of the areas that sprung  up  here.  With  so  much  to  share,  please  start  to follow History of Town of Delaware NY on facebook!  KENOZA LAKE

Pike  Pond,  the  original  name  of  the  hamlet,  was officially changed to Kenoza Lake on April 29, 1890 after a summer boarder told Postmaster Wales how fond he was of  Whittier's  poem  "Kenoza  Lake."  Kenoza,  an  Indian name meaning "Land of Pickerel," was a wonderful name especially suitable for a summer resort business that offered vacationers  great  fishing,  swimming,  boating,  and "breathing  the  pines"  thought  to  help  prevent  and  cure tuberculosis. A man named Woodruff settled in Pike Pond in 1812 and built a sawmill on Bauer’s Pond. Followed by Captain Nathan Moulthrop in 1820. He and his crew were engaged

Moulthrop built his home on the lake in 1913 and operated a rental boat business while Kenoza Lake was flourishing with summer boarders. By the 1870's, the hamlet thrived and new businesses continued to open, the population was 1,998. A tannery was established by Gideon Wales and employed thirty men. The Klein family established a wagon-making shop, a harness shop  and  a  blacksmith's  shop.  The  blacksmith's  shop  was bought by Joe and Mollie Allgeier in the 1930's and turned into a tavern. The Methodist Church was organized by Rev, John Davy, who was the first pastor. In all, there were 23 places that welcomed summer boarders.  Feinberg's Edgemere Casino and Boarding House, was located where the post office stands. It offered dining and live bands. There was a walking bridge (now a dam) across the falls which led directly to a large gazebo. Later, a penny arcade  was  built  on  the  gazebo  site  offering  ice  cream, fountain sodas and souvenirs. One could also try their luck on nickel slot machines. There were more than one bowling alley, a pool parlor, Raum’s Variety Store and many other businesses. A  one  room  school  house  was  located  on  Swiss  Hill Road. Later a larger school was built and was what is now the Kenoza Lake Fire Department. The historic Stone Arch Bridge, now preserved by the state  as  a  park,  is  located  in  Kenoza  Lake  and  is  on  the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge was built in  1880  by  Swiss  German  immigrants  Henry  and  Philip Hembdt. This bridge was a very important part of the route between  the  Newburgh  Cochecton  Turnpike  (currently named  the  Old  Newburgh  Cochecton  Turnpike)  and  the Callicoon valley. The infamous hex murder that was committed on the bridge in 1892 has long intrigued many.

The Moulthrop House

in  running  the  British  blockade.  While  leaving  port  in Copenhagen  with  a  cargo  of  Chinese  silk,  his  ship  was captured by the British, and he was imprisoned in England. After  his  release,  Nathan  settled  in  Kenoza  Lake  and acquired  several  thousand  acres  from  the  Hardenberg Patent. The land was used for timber and tanning. Included with this purchase was Kenoza Lake ~ I 00 acres, one-miIe long, and a half-mile wide. Nathan had another lake built, primarily designed as a reserve to Kenoza Lake in case of drought and to supply water to the tannery and a creamery. This second lake was Hust Pond, later named after Fred A. Hust, who eventually purchased it. The Moulthrop family also operated the gristmill and sawmill. In  1893,    Wirt  Moulthrop  opened  a  general  merchandise  business  and  later  became  the  postmaster.  Wilmot

Charles Horton built this Greek Revival style store after he built his tannery across the street in 1848. Henry Gardner purchased this from Horton in 1867. Henry became the first postmaster in Hortonville in 1897 and opened the post office in this building.


Although,  the  first  settler  to  the  Hortonville  area  was Charles Layton in 1790, the hamlet derived its name from Charles Horton in 1869, after the "Town of Delaware" was founded. Horton purchased property with Charles Knapp in

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1848  from  the  Griswold  Estate  and  a  year  later  built  a tannery.  Horton and his business partners including Isaac Clements and Thomas Casey, the tannery showed excellent profits  during  the  Civil  War  period.  The  tannery  was located on County Route 121 (North Branch Road) on the right  hand  side  going  in  the  direction  of  North  Branch. Across the street from the tannery was his farm and also a general  store  he  built  in  1850.  In  1867,    Henry  Gardner bought  the  farm,  the  tannery  and  the  general  store.  When Henry  Gardner  owned  the  tannery  it  annually  consumed about  1000  cords  of  bark  and  tanned  about  10,000  hides. Later, Gardner made the tannery into a paper mill. The  Hortonville  Carriage  House  Factory  and Blacksmithing Works was located across from what is now the town hall and owned by Gardner, Osterhout & Co. The feed mill was next door and also owned by Gardner until bought by Fromm and Neumann.  The  Hortonville  Hotel  was  built  by  Nicholas  Haus  in 1872.  His  successor  was  John  F.  Robish  who  eventually turned over the hotel in 1888 to his niece Catherine Glassel who  was  married  to  John  Wagner.  In  1905,  George  W. Buddenhagen,  a  nephew  of  Catherine  bought  the  hotel. Valentine's  Beers  and  Ales  were  supplied  by  the  brewery located in Jeffersonville, N.Y.  There were several owners of this property before it was demolished in the 1980s. The hotel was located on the corner of Beechwoods Road and Main Street.  Charles  and  Betsey  Horton,  Isaac  and  Elizabeth Clements and Thomas and Mary Casey sold 1/4 acre parcel of  land  for  $1.00,  to  Christian  Wagoner,  Frederick Gottschalk and Henry Grebe, Trustees of the Free German Presbyterian  Church.  The  deed  was  officially  received  on June 14, 1860. Prior to the church being built services were held in the old school house that once stood up on the hill in what is now the Hortonville Cemetery.

in a house right next to Kohler Lumber. He eventually sold land to the Kohler family. First to Edward Kohler in 1904, purchasing  2  acres  for  his  paint  shop.  In  1905  William Kohler and Jacob Wilford purchased land to start building homes. In 1907, William had purchased the property where the lumber mill is and founded Kohler Lumber. Soon after, William’s mill grew and he started building homes, beautifully built with distinctive rounded rafters he designed, a trademark to this day that makes them highly recognizable.  Louis  Dietrich  who  eventually  lived  in  a Kohler  built  home,  led  the  crew  building  houses  for William  Kohler.  Fred  Schwartz  worked  on  this  crew  and would  cut  the  rounded  rafters  with  at  that  time,  the  only bandsaw in the area.  While  William  was  busy  running  the  mill,  brother’s Andrew  Kohler  ran  a  general  store,  which  is  now  Sal’s Pizzeria  and  Edward  Kohler  had  a  car  dealership  across the street. Before  the  brothers  settled  in  Kohlertown,  they  had come  to  America  with  their  parents  who  had  bought  the farm  once  owned  by  Winkelsterns,  between  Kohlertown and what was Falls Mills. Melchoir later moved his family to  the  Beechwoods  property  now  known  as  the  Villa Roma Resort.  The  original  schoolhouse  still  stands  along  Route  52

The Beechwood Grove House, Theo. Waldvogel, Prop.


Kohlertown School

The  flats  of  Kohlertown  was  kind  of  a  “suburb”  of Jeffersonville  but  in  the  Town  of  Delaware.  When  John Holpp retired from running his boarding house in Tennanah Lake in 1890, he purchased land in Kohlertown and lived

and  converted  into  a  home.  The  Dietrich  home  is  now Stewart  Murphy  Funeral  Home.  There  were  places  for tourists  to  stay  such  as    Pine  Inn  and  and  Valentine Schmidt’s hotel, who also happened to be the proprietor of the  Jeffersonville  Brewery,  manufacturing  and  dealing  in Lager Beer and supplied many hotels and saloons locally. The Oak Hotel was located across from Sal’s Pizzeria.


Along with Kohlertown and parts of Kenoza Lake, the Beechwoods had many Swiss families settle here. A census showed  that  between  1850-1860  56  Swiss  families  had come  to  this  area.  There  were  many  farms  and  plenty  of boarding houses for the influx of tourists. The Beechwood

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Mountain House was large and run by the Long Brothers. Each year there was a large picnic in the Beechwoods and was said to have had thousands of people and consumed 20 kegs of beer! Beechwoods  was  not  really  considered  a  hamlet  like the  rest  in  the  town,  there  were  two  schools,  a  lower Beechwoods  school  and  an  upper  Beechwoods  school. Prior to these schools being built, many of the children had to walk to the Falls Mills School, quite a hike especially in the winter. At the four corners of Tonjes Road and County Road  164  stood  the  Beechwoods  Post  Office  and  general store which was said to be run by Charlie Robish.  CALLICOON

Callicoon Depot had gotten its name only after the Erie Railroad was completed in 1848 and had served as one of the staging areas for the depot but in 1906 the U.S. postal service  changed  its  name  to  Callicoon  and  renamed  the original Callicoon to Callicoon Center. Callicoon Depot raised up from a wilderness with three homes, a Methodist Church and a Catholic Church.  Main Street  grew  quickly  with  as  many  as  15  new  businesses, about thirty new dwellings and 150 inhabitants.  In  1888,  a  fire  started  in  one  of  the  wooden  frame structures on Main Street and by sunrise most of the town was in ashes. The local firemen and buffer zone created by the railway stopped the fire from burning the entire hamlet down.  The  fire  stopped  at  the  Layton  building,  which  is now  Freda  Realty.  The  business  owners  were  quick  to rebuild on the stone foundations that already existed, most of the buildings on Main Street today are the ones thrown up quickly after that fire and reflect the Italianate style of that period. Homes started springing up along the hillside.

Lower Main Street, Callicoon

Several of the homes still standing on the small side streets off of Route 97 were owned by the merchants, hoteliers and lumberman of Callicoon boom time. The  Western  Hotel,  Olympia  Hotel  and  the  Delaware House  served  the  Erie-transported  visitors.  The  Delaware House, originally built in 1864 was also destroyed by the fire of 1888. The lot was sold to Jacob Dietz who built the present  structure  and  was  operated  as  a  hotel  with  a

Erie Station in Callicoon

ballroom  and  saloon  until  the  1930s.  The  Olympia  Hotel which has been newly renovated this past year, again boasts a  beautiful  two-story  wrap  around  porch.  The  Western Hotel was built by Henry Balkie in 1852, it was the second hotel  in  town.  By  1870,  new  owner,  Hermann  Thorwelle enlarged the hotel. His son Charles ran it from 1885 to 1902 and  was  known  to  be  the  best  innkeeper  in  town.  He  is responsible  for  adding  the  rear  extension,  including Harmony Hall which served as a concert hall and ballroom with a stage.  The beautiful bluestone structure overlooking Callicoon was St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary. Franciscan Friars first came  to  Callicoon  in  1895.  The  Order  had  purchased  a large  boarding  house  which  soon  after,  in  1908 construction of the seminary began, followed by the chapel in 1928. It has been home to the Delaware Valley Job Corps since 1977. In  1899  a  bridge  spanning  the  Delaware  River  from Callicoon  to  Pennsylvania  was  erected  at  a  cost  of $23,180.00.  The bridge was ready on January 16, 1899 and served  as  a  toll  bridge  for  25  years.  In  1924  it  was purchased  jointly  by  the  State  of  New  York  and  the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and became a free bridge. The oldest house known to be built in the town in the mid-1840s was of John Calkin, a mill owner. At the turn of the  century  it  was  the  office  and  residence  of  Dr.  Kemp. Across  the  road  was  Mills’s  Hospital,  opened  in  1932  by Dr.  George  Mills  as  a  private  hospital  serving  the community.  It  was  the  only  hospital  in  a  25  mile  radius until his death in 1966. By 1970 the Grover M. Hermann Division  of  Community  General  Hospital  was  opened  on Route  97  with  much  support  of  Grover,  a  philanthropist who  also  helped  build  our  Delaware  Youth  Center. Grover’s  father  was  Martin  Hermann,  who  owned the  Martin  Hermann  Lumber  Mill  at  the  time  the  lumber industry began.  History Credits: Warren Brey (relation to Mouthrops), John Geiger (relation to Holpp) and Mary Curtis (previous Town of Delaware Historian). History of Sullivan County by James Eldridge Quinlan, 1873 Callicoon Historian by J.S. Graham, 1892

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Fiber art by Holly Jacobs created at Rosehaven Mill in Bethel, NY.


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 845-887-6812 Built in 1948 and is the oldest continually operating cinema in Sullivan County. Keeping its historic while providing state-of-the-art projection and sound technology. 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.

Cultural Arts Guide

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.


Delaware Arts Center Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery Operated by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance 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.

Bethel Council of the Arts 3575 State Route 52, Kauneonga Lake, NY 917-579-7080 • ARTSPACE, a newly renovated art gallery and performance space. Featuring rotating art installations and the shop at artspace showcasing unique visual art, photographs, jewelry and crafts for sale. 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.

Claryville Arts Center 1471 Denning Road, Claryville, NY 845-985-0247 This art gallery houses the permanent collection of world famous Russian born American contemporary artist, Alexander Kaletski, including his Retrospective: “Forty Years in America.” The Galleries at The Narrowsburg Union 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-3100

Jeffersonville Journal – 56 Galleries located in a mixed use facility in the heart of Narrowsburg. The galleries offer yearround exhibitions of works by regional artists in five indoor gallery spaces as well as outdoor sculptural space.

Gallery 52 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville Instagram @gallery_52 The gallery is in the same space as The RePop Shop and pop paint by number artist, Trey's Speegle studio. It will feature rotating exhibits of Speegle's work, as well as exhibits curated by the artist. Open weekends Memorial Day through Halloween, Sat & Sun 12-6 and by appointment. Georgia Chambers Studio & Art Gallery A. Dorrer Drive, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4886 Etchings, watercolors and paintings from the artist's studio. 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 59 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-857-8208 Featuring six decades of artwork by Ron Lusker and friends.

Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery 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.

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. Nesin Cultural Arts Eugene D. Nesin Theatre 15 St. John Street, Monticello, New York 845-798-9006 Strives to provide comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities to students and the community through integrated arts based partnerships and programming. 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.


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 full-length plays, and murder mystery dinner theatre performances.

Delaware Valley Opera 210 Bridge 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 in Callicoon Center 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. Weekend of Chamber Music 330 Haven Avenue, 2N New York, NY10033 646-861-0378 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.

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.

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Hurleyville Arts Centre 219 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 845-707-8047 Event & Arts Centre where multi-cultural, inter-generational, and all abilities are represented through storytelling, film, dance, theater and music. Weekly movies, yoga classes, live performances and family programs. Janice Center 5286 State Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY 845-482-3324 - Classes in music, dance, arts for adults and children.

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. Frederick A. Cook Society 265 Main Street - P.O. Box 247 Hurleyville, NY 12747 Phone: (845) 434-8044 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 Historical and contemporary displays, exhibits and events, archives and genealogy assistance.

Helpful Information Children/Youth Organizations

CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) . . . . . . . . .482-4186 Girl Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5394 Boy Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5136 4-H Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5729 Junior JEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-701-1020 Presbyterian Church Youth Group . . . . . . . .482-5047 Jeffersonville Lion’s - Leo Club . . . . . . . . . .482-4591

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’s Roman Catholic Church Jeffersonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4640 St. Paul’s Mission United Reformed Church Youngsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5760 United Reformed Church, Youngsville . . . . . .482-4553 United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville . . . .482-5561 United Methodist Church, Kenoza Lake . . . . .482-5561 Word of Life Church, Youngsville . . . . . . . . . .482-3338


• 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

Education con’t 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 Urgent Care Facility, Monticello . . . . . 845-333-6500 Crystal Run Urgent Care Rockhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .796-5444 Other: Animal Shelter (S.C. S.P.C.A) . . . . . . . . . . . .796-3120 Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . .800-942-6906 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 Village Historian, William Cutler . . . . . . . . . .482-4275

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Town of Callicoon TOWN HALL 19 Legion Street, P.O. Box 687, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 482-5390 • Fax: 482-5030 Sole Assessor, Bonnie Hubert . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5390 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 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. Justice Court - Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. Nutrition Site - Every Wednesday & Friday Lunch $2.00 per person over 60.

Town of Delaware 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 - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. Planning Board - 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board - 4th 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

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

Senior Citizen Events

Jeffersonville - 2nd Thursday each month, 12 noon. Town Hall, Legion Ave., Jeffersonville, 482-9953.

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

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

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 Shop Wed. & Sat. 10-2p.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 Mon., Wed., Fri., 10-3 p.m. (Bag Day on Wednesdays) Thurs., 11-2p.m.; Fri., 10-4p.m. Lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY 12723

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 Roscoe 12776 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-498-5279 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

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

All area codes are (845) unless otherwise listed.

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