Jeffersonville Journal 2022

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he last two years have been rough, I’m not gonna lie. The Covid pandemic really tested our resilience, and it continues to test us. We lost loved ones, we lost businesses, we lost human connection for a time. But we are resilient, and we are also lucky to be in a place that helps us heal. Consciously or unconsciously, most of us come here, or live here, to restore ourselves. Our mountains give us places to hike and let our minds wander and bring us a little closer to Zen. We can connect to our local farmers on any given weekend and be nourished by their food that comes straight from the land. The land that gives us our gardens, feeds our animals, gives our kids and dogs a place to run and explore. Our small towns give us a chance to connect more closely with our neighbors and engage in those social interactions we

Windy Willow Farm’s Miniature Jerseys: Dolores, Sophie & Juliette.

once took for granted - the ones that, it turns out, are vital to our mental well-being. Our small businesses know your name and they’re happy to see you. (Sometimes they start making your drink before you’ve even walked in the door!) These are the things the Catskills do best. With this Journal, we try to memorialize some of these amazing qualities, and honor them. We like to imagine you are somewhere lovely and relaxing while you read our stories. Maybe on your front porch rocker, your backyard hammock, your favorite cafe (more things the Catskills do well). Actually, we hope you are in the Catskills, experiencing some of this goodness for yourself, but if you haven’t made it here yet, come join us soon. There is plenty of Zen to go around.

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Lauren Seikaly

on the cover


COVER PHOTO: This years cover features the beautiful long distance views at Buck Brook Alpaca Farm on Buck Brook Road. You can see Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Pennsylvania from here. Photo taken by Cindy Herbert. Contributors to our cover are below.


Crafted in Youngsville, Bossfight is their flagship cyser, a hazy gold with strong apple, crisp tartness, and warming honey finish. @ForthrightCyder


The Buffalo Check throw is crafted in collaboration with Buck Brook Alpacas. @thefarmhouseproject @buckbrookalpacas



Chocolate chip cookies and fresh breads along with with a charcuterie board. @jvillebakeshop Pretty vintage floral plates, stemware and picnic basket. @vintagehousejville

DIEHL HOMESTEAD FARM Grows beautiful gourds and pumpkins on their farm along with other vegetables and produce their own maple syrup. Visit their farm store. @diehlssyrup

Visit our Dove on the DOVE TRAIL #SullivanCatskillsDoveTrail

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feature articles Welcome 1 Who Puts This Beautiful Publication Together? 6 Earthly Trades 8 Farm Fresh Ice Cream Made in Jeffersonville 14 WCM: The New Fantastic 24 Welcome to the “New” Fort Delaware 30 Town of Callicoon Car Show 42 Reflections on Another Catskills Real Estate Boom 46 A Small Story About a Small Town in a Small World 48 Walking Around Jeffersonville 50 Recipe: Leaks, Corn & Mascarpone Tart 56

events & cultural Calendar of Events 20 Western Sullivan Public Library 23 Cultural Venues 25 Museums 33 Cultural Guide 52

helpful information Map of Jeffersonville 28 Business Directory 34 Helpful Information 54 The Jeffersonville Journal is published by the Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 463, Jeffersonville, NY 12748. No part of this publication can be reproduced without the written permission of the Chamber. The information in this publication is carefully compiled to ensure maximum accuracy. The Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce cannot, and does not, guarantee the correctness of all the information furnished in it or the complete absence of errors and omissions. Thus, no responsibility for these shall be assumed.

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l u f i t u a e B s i h T s t u Who P ? r e h t e g o T n o i t a c PubliPublication Together?

by Lauren Seikaly


early 30 years ago, a team of people with a love for Jeffersonville got together and decided to create this publication - “To portray different aspects of the people and the lifestyle of our communities” as written in the very first Welcome Letter of the Jeffersonville Journal. Back then, the pages were in black and white. and the only color could be found on the cover. Much has changed, not only in this journal, but in our little towns and communities and the journal has tried to capture as much of it as possible. A look back through past editions is a fun trip back in time to see how much has changed but also how much tends to stay the same. And one woman has been working on it longer than most. We are so lucky that she continues to commit her time and energy to it throughout the year and under her direction it has continued to grow and evolve in so many beautiful ways. Cindy Herbert’s first year of working on the Jeffersonville Journal was 1995, for the third issue. During that year, she worked as Director of Advertisements with Rhonda Busing as Art and Production Director, but a year later Rhonda decided to step down and asked if Cindy would take over as Art Director. She obliged and has been doing it ever since. In those early days, the pages were laid out on illustrator board and Herbert can still recall the tedium of lining up all the copy and photographs, waxing the pages to the board, and having color separations done. Over time, as advertising grew, the group was able to afford a few pages in full color. Then they were able to upgrade the paper. When the publication went to full color for the 2006-2007 edition, Cindy breathed a sigh of relief – she found it quite stressful to have to choose which pages would be in color and which would be relegated to black and white! These days, she lays it all out on the computer and the hardest part has become getting writers and contributors to meet their deadlines. Born in Brooklyn with a small stint in New Jersey, Herbert has spent most of her life right here in Jeffersonville. Her parents built a big, beautiful A-frame house in the late 1960s and came up as weekenders. Like many of us, they fell in love and decided to make the move to permanent residents. It was at both Sullivan County Community College and the New York Institute of Technology where Cindy discovered and decided to focus in the area of Commercial Art. Right around that time, the colleges were transitioning away from setting type and using the big old process camera, to Apple and the early

le for the ul heading to Jeffersonvil Cindy and her brother, Pa in station wagon the 70s. weekend in their big old

versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXPress. It was an exciting time to be in Commercial Art. As a mom, a wife, a freelance designer, and now a small business owner (she finally opened the 1850s general store that she has always dreamed of owning, Gardner & Co, named after one of the original owners from over 100 years ago), Cindy somehow finds time to work on the journal throughout the year. She spends the full year, as soon as one issue has gone to print, musing and planning and producing the next one. She compiles list after list of ideas on everything from content changes to the cover photo, arguably the most important part of each issue, the image that draws a would-be reader in. This year she decided to shoot in the fall, a first for the Journal. And it was a shift that she thinks worked out well. But she says her favorite part of the year is when the articles start to come in and she gets to read them first. “It’s always a joy learning about people, places and local history. And the journal gives me an excuse to meet new people and get to know them on a deeper level.” The second-best part is completion, of course, when she can sit back and relax for a bit, knowing she has made a valuable contribution to the community she loves so much. Over the years, while the team has dwindled, she has always been able to call on a loyal group of helpers and contributors to help bring this journal to print: Kathy Herbert, the very talented Scott Woods (editor for several years), and Wendy J. Schwalb, the longest serving editor of the journal. She misses the contributions of the late Dr. George and Barbara Hahn. But Brock Lady and Cat Scott are always around ready to send a photo should the need arise, and Cindy’s mom, an avid reader, reminds her that there are typos in all the books she reads!

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Article & Photos by Autumn Schanil

Earthly Trades Works of Two Women Using Natural Materials


As technology and consumer demand increased, large factories and machines began to replace small shops and people, slowly losing the connection between buyer and artist. Fortunately, there are still artists keeping artisan trades not just alive, but thriving, and as society is beginning to again desire knowing the artist who made their desired piece - talented, local artists are making a comeback.

he art of glass-making dates back thousands of years to Mesopotamia, but many historians and writers believe the art dates back to even earlier times in Egypt and northern Syria, with some of the earliest objects found being small beads and pieces of jewelry. Now, glass is found all around us: windows and doors in our houses, the glasses we drink out of, the windshields in our cars, light bulbs, mirrors, vases…the list goes on. All of these things exist in our world each day without us putting much thought into the process of how they’re made, let alone how the glass itself is actually formed. For Glass Artist, Signe Ballew, the process is what called to her the most. Born and raised in Damascus, PA, Signe

grew up on the river’s edge before heading off to Alfred University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, passionately studying glassblowing. “I think the initial interest was that it [glassblowing] seemed like magic, and I wanted to understand how it worked,” Signe explained. “There’s something about working with glass, especially hot, that is just unlike any other medium I’ve worked with. One minute it’s extreme‑ ly malleable, like honey, the next it’s hard as a rock. The chemistry make-up of glass is fascinating.” Glass is one of the world’s most versatile human-created materials, and it’s created from liquifying sand, but don’t expect to go to the beach and be able to melt sand with fire. Sand melts at 3090 degrees Fahrenheit, and when it cools

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it doesn’t turn back into the sand we walk on near the ocean but rather undergoes a complete transformation - gaining an entirely different inner structure. It becomes neither a solid nor a liquid, but an amorphous solid, which means it contains a bit of the structures of both, and is completely transparent. Most of us have heard the tale of lightning hitting sand and creating glass, which is actually true, but what we don’t realize is that you won’t just find lightning-formed glass lying around on the beach. When lightning strikes, the conditions have to be perfect - hitting sand that contains high amounts of silica or quartz - which then forms into hollow, glass-lined tubes under the ground, not above. And these formations are usually never found unless erosion exposes them. It’s this exact mystery of chemistry that caught the at‑ tention of Signe. “In High School, I got to visit the Corning Museum of Glass for an art trip, and once for a chemistry trip. We got to make the classic ‘Corning Flower’ and did a fused tile, and made a sand blasted cup,” said Signe. “When I was touring Alfred, originally planning on studying photog‑ raphy, I saw that they offered glassblowing, and I knew that’s where I was going to go.” Signe now works in all variations of glass: hot, flame, mosaic, fused, stained, and more. “For me, I am a glass artist,” she explained. “For others you’ll hear ‘glassblower’, ‘flame worker’, or ‘caster’. These artists have a focus in their glass making practice. I like it all.” Some of the people who have inspired her work are people like stained glass artist Judith Schaechter, her friends Kelsie McNair, Corey Pemberton, SaraBeth Post, Kit Paulson, and Arlie Pemberton, among many, many others. And then of course there are the classics like one of the ‘fathers of studio glass’ Harvey Littleton and Italian Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra. Since moving back to the Catskill area, Signe has been on the hunt for a studio space, which hasn’t been easy to find. And finding a space that could act as a hotshop, or a glassblowing studio, is even more challenging as, ac‑ cording to Signe, the space would need to be extremely well ventilated and able to handle the heat of the furnace, which runs around 2100+ degrees. But Signe’s passion for sharing the art of glass work, and the hope to expand people’s vision that a skill like glassblowing is still very much alive and thriving, keeps her looking and keeps her working. “Having worked in a non-profit public glassblowing studio for the last 5 years, I can tell you that this is defi‑ nitely not a dying trade. We had people from all over the world coming in, taking classes, learning how to make their own cups, pendants, ornaments...etc,” Signe ex‑ Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 9

pressed, “and we had plenty of people moving to the area to work in our studio. I think it’s a niche art, and I think that it’s a privileged art. I think that there are people out there, trying to open it up to more people, and give oppor‑ tunities to those who have not had them. The process that might be seen as dying is the production side of things. There aren’t as many people-run, production, factory style places. Machines have taken over that,” she contin‑ ued. “But that’s not to say they don’t still exist, because they do.” Clay pottery is one of human’s oldest handicrafts, with some of the oldest clay found in China dating back nearly 20,000 years. The use of clay to line woven baskets in order to create a container for carrying water, in many ways, marks the begin‑ ning of civilization itself. Some of the first Kilns for firing pottery have been found in Egypt, and decorated pottery has been found in ancient ruins all around the world. “Clay was traditionally a utilitarian craft found in all ancient and modern cultures,” said Local Ceramicist Tara Backlund. “It wasn’t until the 1960s west coast Abstract Expressionist clay movement and the New Ceramic movement in England in the 70s that ceramics have been thought of as fine art in the modern art world. Since then we’ve been moving away from utility and asking how useful objects play a role in how we perceive the world and aesthetics in general.” Drawing and painting since she was a small child growing up along the Delaware River, Tara’s first experiences with clay were not until high school. “Honesdale High School had an amazing art depart‑ ment with a pottery wheel which I fell in love with,” she said. “I also started sculpting large coil pots and small fig‑ ures which soon became my most favorite activity.” Tara went on to attend Keystone College outside of Scranton where she received her Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts before taking a two year break to travel the United States. Feeling that the travel experience was es‑ sential to her artistic process, she then returned to finish her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. “The arts program at Keystone was packed with great artists. One of the founders of the art program at Keystone, William Tertsteeg, a ceramics professor and working art‑ ist in the region, became my mentor,” expressed Tara. “He always pushed the boundaries, asking his students

to create clay works with meaning and depth expanding on the traditional forms. Sculpture was the focus when I attended; with a bronze casting foundry, a glass blowing hot shop, a ceramics studio, and a sculpture studio that was set up with many resources to explore materials and make objects. We were encouraged to scavenge materials, for example my class went on several missions to collect metal, cutting out old radiator and pipes from buildings; asking restaurants for wine bottles for glass sculptures, stacking our own pit fire and raking kilns. I loved the ex‑ perience and miss the community of artists.” Ceramic comes from the Greek word κεραμικός (kera‑ mikos) meaning “of pottery” or “for pottery”, and so the term or title Ceramicist is the most inclusive term for clay

worker including utilitarian and fine art. For Tara, clay is a canvas for expression, innovation, and utility, and when she first started working with it, she was enamored. “The nature of the material - earth that can be mold‑ ed into any form and has a temporal temperament,” she said with a smile, “meaning the time it takes to make, dry, fire, and glaze (that at every stage you have a high poten‑ tial for loss is very engaging for me), not to mention the thousands of years water must wash over rock and settle into silt to form workable clay is incredible. The timing of working, waiting, and firing aligns with my own creative ebbs and flows.” And according to Tara, from making to firing, the al‑ chemy of creating with clay is, in a way, very scientific because of the measuring and recording in order to repro‑ duce it. “It’s also so intuitive and unpredictable because you

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must surrender to many variables,” she added. “The di‑ chotomy has a level of surprise and keeps me actively in pursuit of my next experience with clay. Clay is hard, yet soft, and you can imprint anything on its surface. You can form whatever you dream up within the specifications of the material. It is very much alive in the sense that it has a memory - every action informs the molecular structure and this can show up later in drying and firing states,”

Tara continued. “For instance, you can stress the wall of a mug by handling it properly and won’t see a crack until the glaze firing, because the memory of that pressure is always present. The practice is a mindful practice. It’s an elemental practice utilizing water, earth, air, and fire.” According to Tara, especially as a beginner, there can be a big loss factor due to blow ups in the kiln, cracks, and glazing mishaps but are all a part of the learning process. Even after her 20 years of work‑ ing with clay, she still experiences losses due to experimentation and exploration as well as studio and kiln conditions. “Detaching oneself from the outcome is essential and a meditative process when working with this material,” explained Tara. “The expense can be overwhelming with tools, pottery wheels, kilns, and firing costs. Even the cost of teaching and sharing the experience can be hard to nav‑ igate. Therefore, the retail cost of a mug is relatively high, but I find that people love hand-made products and are

willing to pay more knowing that it directly supports an artist. Essentially the drive to create must be greater than the expense.” Living by this idea and feeling, Tara at‑ tended Odyssey Clay Works studio classes in Asheville, North Carolina for three months in the winter of 2020, taking a figurative sculpting class with live models. “Sculpting anatomy with realism informed by live models can bring life to your pieces, enhancing mean‑ ing and bringing conceptual and aesthetic components together. Working alongside other artists can be a great motivator and sets the stage for learning and collabora‑ tion,” she said. She is also currently taking online figurative sculpture courses thanks to the pandemic moving many artists on‑ line to offer their knowledge and skills. Artists who in‑ spire her work like Puerto Rican born figurative sculptor Cristina Cordova, animal sculptor Beth Carver Stichter, Mexican born figurative artist Javier Marin, Crystal Mo‑ rey, and Raven Half-moon. “Some of the sculptors mentioned have courses teach‑ ing techniques that improve my style and skill,” Tara said, “ and access to their knowledge would otherwise be a greater expense owing to travel and time.” Tara’s own clay process starts with the wheel. She wheel-throws cups, bowls, and plates - using her skills to produce items that are handled intimately every day.

One of her biggest challenges at the moment is studio and kiln access. She has built many small studios but dreams of a very large open space to both work and teach ceramics. A studio to build a wood fire kiln, a gas kiln, and a soda kiln. “I dream that someday I can create the space to have a supportive community and open a large art center, supporting working artists and novices,” concluded Tara.

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Story by Cindy Herbert | Photos by Dawn Erlwein


Back in 1837, when Rianne’s (pronounced Ryan) great, great, great grandparents, Elizabeth (Glasser) and Henry Myers grew tired of the growth in population and industry in Manhattan, they decided to sell their farm, around what is now 110th Street, and moved to Jeffersonville. That was 184 years ago, back when this area was rocky and wild. The rough terrain and thick forests made land and farming inaccessible in some parts, nothing compared to what it looks like today with beautiful hay fields and open spaces. Back-breaking ground work went into getting the fields you see today ready to plant corn and grow fine hay for their herds. There were no stores to purchase any goods, heck, even the train in Callicoon did not break ground until the 1840s! If you did not have a wagon or a horse, you were walking to the nearest town where goods were available, and that was 55 miles away in Newburgh, NY. It took Rianne’s great, great, great grandfather a week to make this hike with his wheelbarrow along a dirt trail, depending on the weather. He did this several times per year just to get the necessary staples such as sugar and salt. Rianne grew up and worked her family’s farm with her brothers, Austin and Sawyer, parents Dawn and Pete and grandparents Earl and Marian Myers. A farming life is not easy, it’s there 24/7 and the animals must be taken care of. But it has also given this family a strong bond, and all share the love of farming. They work together and figure out how to do the projects that need to be done. Just the other week when I went to buy milk, there was Rianne on a ladder, helping her brother build their new farmstand while their grandfather was cutting the wood to size for them. Rianne’s sister-in-laws are also very involved, Kelsey is the plant manager and Maegan manages her website and is her brand designer. I could see she had a passion for her farm at a very early age, just as she does with running. One minute I would see Rianne cross the finish line at our local 5K Sap Run and ten minutes later she would be in a dress handing out bottles of milk, promoting dairy. That year she just happened to be the Sullivan County Dairy Princess! Like many farmers who had been handed the pink slips back in 2018, the Erlwein’s knew they would have to

make changes to how they farmed in order to keep their multi-generational farm successful. Even before the pink slips happened, other local farmers had started to expand and offer more dairy products since milk prices dropped drastically in 2015, to prices they were paid back in the 1970s, and has hardly gone up since. And then, of course, the whole story of too much milk, not enough demand, and dumping it. In truth, it was more due to the lack of employees to process the milk at the processing plants. Rianne, fortunately, had some new ideas for the farm. The year 2021 ended up being a very busy and productive time for Rianne and her family. They had gotten their farm set up to bottle their own milk starting in March, and by April, they introduced flavored milk. It’s hard to pick a favorite between the Maple, Coffee, Chocolate, and Strawberry, because all are delicious.

By the time August rolled around, they announced their own ice cream. I will admit, I am an ice cream addict and I could not wait to try. The first flavor for me was the Mint Wagon and it did not disappoint. My

past winter Rianne simplified the ingredients in her ice cream to more than half of when she first started. Rianne makes the ice cream using her A2A2 cream line whole milk from her Jersey cows. She now has a cream separator so her ice cream is totally made by her own A2A2 herd. A2A2 is milk containing two copies of the A2 beta casein protein. Studies have shown that people who are lactose intolerant (difficulties digesting milk), could more easily digest this milk. And you can absolutely taste the difference in their whole milk from what you purchase in most supermarkets, which by the time it gets to you, all the true taste is gone. Rianne’s ice cream is one of only a few in the nation that uses A2A2 milk to make ice cream. If you haven’t had the chance to try her ice cream or her milk, it’s available at the farm in their farmstand which is open 24/7, and goes by the honor system and a little surveillance, at 112 Earl Myers Road in Jeffersonville. You can also find her products at the Catskill Food Hub, Hurleyville General Store, Pepacton Natural Foods, J & H stores in Youngsville, Liberty and Swan Lake, Main Street Farm, Benzina & Market, Pecks Markets, Reeses Cup and Gardner & Co. General Store. Watch out for her new labeling coming soon, instead of her ice cream being labeled as it is now with “Myers Century Farm”, she has renamed her ice cream line after her nickname, “Ri’s” Ice Creams. Ri’s farm, Ri’s cows, Ri’s ice cream... they hope to “rise” above your expectations of what ice cream can be.... And remember...enjoy the simple things in life, and eat ice cream. Myers Century Farm would like to say thank you to all of their supporters….

son has decided their Vanilla is the best he has ever tasted! The flavors that are always available besides the Mint Wagon and Vanilla are: Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Maple Cream, Peanut Butter Perfection, Do Si Do (cookie dough) and Muddy Boots (chocolate and brownie). She also creates seasonal flavors such as her Lavender & Honey, which is very good. Her ice cream is available in pints at the farm, as well as her ice cream cookies. When Rianne was creating flavors, her large family would partake in ice cream tasting nights. This-

To everyone who has bought our products, businesses and individuals, especially for disregarding crooked labels put on by half a century year old fingers that have spent many hours milking cows and don’t always work as well as we would like! And our “super good buy” round pint size bottles, that our rectangular labels never quite fit, no matter how hard we tried. Also to our farm store customers who always make us smile when they pull in day or night, many times dodging, tractors, farm trucks, bored barking dogs, an occasional manure spreader, and a cow or two or 40, depending on if a gate got left open….and we are especially grateful when you tell us during “fertilizer spreading season” that the smell isn’t that bad and that’s what happens on real working farms. “We really do super appreciate you!”

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Calendar of

Jeffersonville’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 18


APRIL Opening Day of Trout Season

Spring Makers Market & Garden Party


Jeffersonville’s 5K Sap Run

Fremont’s Memorial Day Parade Always on Memorial Day, 10am

SUNY Kite Festival

TAP® New York Craft Beer & Food Festival

JUNE Trout Festival & Parade 11

Callicoon’s Antique Tractor Parade 12

Frank Sinatra Event 18

At Lulu’s event space at the Jeffersonville Bake Shop on Main Street, Jeffersonville. A night of entertainment and dancing with Al Russo, one of the best Frank Sinatra Tribute Singers. Bill Gulino, pianist, will open the program. Doors open at 6:30pm show starts at 7pm. For info call Sue at 845.482.5354.

Callicoon Center Band Concerts

Every Wednesday, 8pm. Callicoon Center

Tri-State NY Spartan Sprint 5K Weekend

Deep Water Literary Festival 17-19

For additional EVENTS & INFORMATION, visit out online calendar to help plot and plan your way around the area. From pancake breakfasts, chicken bbq’s, penny socials, car shows to 5k races, we’ll keep you busy!

JULY Founder’s Day Street Fair 9

Callicoon Country Fair 23

The River Run 5K/10K 24

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Riverfest 24

AUGUST Bagel Festival 14

Little World’s Fair 19-21

Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

SEPTEMBER Labor Day Makers Market

Rosehaven Alpaca Festival at Bethel Woods

Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest

Catskills Conductors Clambake 10

Jeffersonville’s Jeff Jamboree 17 Tractor Parade & Duck Race

Carriage rides, lots of vendors, a delicious Pancake Breakfast at the 1st Presbyterian Church and much more!

“Creekside Concert” in the Backyard Park 17

Jeffersonville. Gates open at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 5:30 p.m. Lineup of talented performers are Ruthann (Schulman) Baler and her son Sam, Justin Sutherland & finishing up the night with BJ Hendrickson! Tickets are $20/person - Children 12 and under are free. Contact Sue at 845-482-5354 for more info.

Big Eddy Film Festival 16-18

OCTOBER Catskills Fiber Festival

Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods

The Big Sip 8

Callicoon Artwalk 8

Peace, Love & Pumpkins

NOVEMBER J. Dworetsky Holiday Parade 25

Santa Visits Jeffersonville 26

Callicoon Tree Lighting 26

Peace, Love & Lights at Bethel Woods

Art in Sixes

DECEMBER Peace, Love & Lights at Bethel Woods

Art in Sixes

Callicoon’s Dickens on the Delaware 10

FARMERS’ MARKETS Jeffersonville

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The New Fantastic JULY 16-30

Weekend of Chamber Music: Hannah Kendall


Weekend of Chamber Music is gearing up for its 29th season, live and in-person! On the program, music that enchants, dazzles and moves us, works from composers at the start of their careers, from young Bach to young Sibelius, to young Hannah Kendall, ready to upend expectations and remake the world. There’s much talk now of a “new normal”. We all know what that means as we complete our crash course on the Greek alphabet. Well “normal” doesn’t interest us; what we need right now is the New FANTASTIC. And so we’re bringing it to you. Gorgeous, seminal works from Bach, Brahms, Britten, Stravinsky and Sibelius (his super-charged yet little-heard Piano Quintet in g minor), composed when they were all new: young, brash, ready to take on the world, and totally fantastic. And of course there’s the new new, with Füsun Köksal’s radiant string quartet Of Light and Shadows (the

runaway hit of our concert at the Cooperage last November); 20th century Italian master Luciano Berio’s haunting and moving O King; and works by this year’s Composer in Residence, British sensation Hannah Kendall. Bringing all of this music SLAM ALLEN to life will be old friends Nurit Pacht, Mari Sato, Kathryn Lockwood, and Canadian pianist Sarah Ho, along with first-time appearances by pianists Andrew Zhou and Orli Shaham, and the innovative, always unexpected TAK Ensemble. As always, we’ll deepen the 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. For more info on the artists, the music, tickets, and the festival itself, visit the WCM website at

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WCM’s festival schedule July 16, Barnraising!

WCM’s Annual Benefit, Street Food, Wines & Beers to Match. Music of Bach, Barber, Kendall & Schumann, & Street Food improvs 5 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 21, MusicTalks: O, Youth and Beauty!

Performance and Discussion with WCM artists on early and late works of Bach, Britten and Carter 7:30 pm, Catskill Art Society Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

July 22, Open Rehearsal

Rehearsal and discussion on works of Carter, Hannah Kendall, and Sibelius 7 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 23, Wonder Years

Music of Brahms, Füsun Köksal, Carter, Hannah Kendall, and Sibelius 8 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 21, MusicTalks: O, Youth and Beauty!

Performance and Discussion with WCM artists on early and late works of Bach, Britten and Carter 7:30 pm, Catskill Art Society Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

July 22, Open Rehearsal

Rehearsal and discussion on works of Carter, Hannah Kendall, and Sibelius 7 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 23, Wonder Years

Music of Brahms, Füsun Köksal, Carter, Hannah Kendall, and Sibelius 8 pm, Pre-Concert Chat at 7 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 24, WCM at the Liberty Museum

Improvisations, solos and duos by Bach and Kendall 4 pm, Liberty Museum and Arts Center, 45 South Main Street, Liberty, NY.

July 28, MusicTalks

Farm Arts Collective

Cultural Venues Visit the following for up to date performances & shows.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Catskill Arts Society

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Delaware Valley Opera

Farm Arts Collective

Forestburg Playhouse

NACL Theater

Hannah Kendall, Tuxedo Required, Hannah Kendall’s Tuxedo solos for violin and cello, discussion and surprises 7:30 pm, Catskill Art Society Laundry King, 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.

Narrowsburg Union Exhibits

July 29, Open Rehearsal

Rehearsal and discussion on works of Bach, Berio, Stravinsky, Kendall, Waggoner and Britten 7 pm, Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY 52, Jeffersonville, NY.

July 30, The New FANTASTIC

Rivoili Theater Shandelee Music Festival

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Article by John Conway Photos by Jerry Cohen

Welcome to the “New” FORT DELAWARE F

ort Delaware Museum of Colonial History in Narrowsburg, New York has become a fixture for living history programs since its founding in 1957 by former Sullivan County Historian James W. Burbank. The 2022 season at the Fort will mark the beginning of a new era, as the Barryville-based non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company has assumed operation. The Fort remains under the ownership of Sullivan County. Fort Delaware, located on the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway at 6615 State Route 97 in Narrowsburg, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in May, June, September and October, and Thursday thru Sunday in July and August. The Fort is also open on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

Sullivan County Historian and Delaware Company President John Conway is overseeing the programming at the Fort and the day-to-day operations are under the supervision of Fort Director Callison Stratton and Assistant Director Alexis Patterson, along with a staff of talented and well-trained docents. The Delaware Company and its staff have implemented a number of innovative concepts at Fort Delaware this year, including the Bold Gold Media Speaker Series, which will feature special presentations on various topics throughout the summer. “Fort Delaware After Dark,” is a brand new concept that will be staged occasionally, offering music, food, and fun activities in the evening after the Fort has closed for the day. And, the “Cushetunk Kids Club” will provide

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youngsters an opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the Cushetunk settlement with different hands-on activities each week through which they will learn many of the life skills colonial settlers needed in order to survive. Details on all of these programs are available on the Delaware Company website, thedelawarecompany. org and on its Facebook page @TheDelCo.

Events at the Fort Monday, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day with the residents of the Cushetunk settlement and learn about the radically different political views that divided the settlement during the years leading up to the War of Independence as Sullivan County Historian John Conway presents “Revolutionary Neighbors.”

Saturday, July 9

“Patriots and Loyalists: The Declaration of Independence in the Upper Delaware Valley” featuring a reading aloud of the Declaration, followed by a Tory response by one of Cushetunk’s leading citizens, Magistrate Robert Land. Other activities and music by Linda Russell.

Sunday, July 10

The Bold Gold Media Speaker Series presents re-enactor Noah Lewis as African American Revolutionary War soldier, Ned Hector. “African Americans in the Revolutionary War.”

Saturday, July 23

Activities at Fort Delaware will coincide with the annual commemoration of the Battle of Minisink at the Minisink Battleground Park, which begins at 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 6

The Bold Gold Media Speaker Series presents Noah Lewis as Ned Hector with a program on African Americans in Colonial America.

Saturday, August 20

The Bold Gold Media Speaker Series presents “A Disappearing Country” a presentation by Drew Shuptar Rayvis on the Lenape’s changing world in the middle years of the 18th century.

Saturday, September 3

The Bold Gold Media Speaker Series presents “The Cushetunk Spy: The Story of Robert Land” by Sullivan County Historian John Conway.

Saturday, October 15 (tentative), 6 p.m.

The Haunted History Lantern Tour: Who Killed Joseph Skinner and Other Ghost Stories of the Upper Delaware.”

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MUSEUMS & HISTORIC BRIDGES Gristmill Stone at Stone Arch Bridge, Kenoza Lake

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, NY 845-439-4810 • 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. D&H Canal Museum at Lock 50 and Linear Park 16 Bova Road, Phillipsport, NY 845-807-0261 O&W on community life, hunting, fishing, farming, tourism and local industries. Seasonal: May – October Interpretive Center within the 45 acre linear park which includes approximately 3 1/2 miles of historic D&H Canal towpath trail. Remains of the original locks, drydock & waste weirs are visible from the towpath. Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History 6615 State Route 97, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-6660 May-Sept 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. Sullivan County Museum & Historical Society 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 845- 434-8044 • 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.

Ten Mile River Scout Museum 1481 County Road 26, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-2063 • 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. Liberty Museum & Arts Center 46 South Main Street, Liberty, NY 845-292-2394 • A renovated historical building housing collections and presenting art and history exhibits. The museum also hosts classes, lectures, cultural events & children’s programs. Museum at Bethel Woods Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 200 Hurd Road, Bethel, NY 1-866-781-2922 • 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. Time and the Valleys Museum 332 Main Street, Grahamsville, NY 845-985-7700 A living and interactive resource that preserves the past and educates the present and insures the uniqueness of the Rondout and Neversink watersheds. Roscoe O&W Railway Museum 7 Railroad Avenue, Roscoe, NY 607-498-4346 • Seasonal May-October The museum contains O&W artifacts and Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 33

memorabilia, other “railroadiana,”and local history displays showing the impact of the O&W on community life, hunting, fishing, farming, tourism and local industries.


Hankins Stone Arch Bridge County Road 94, Hankins, NY Built in 1892, by Wallace LaValley, it connected Hankins and Long Eddy until Route 97 was built 1942. Stone Arch Bridge Kenoza Lake 7352 State Route 52, Kenoza Lake, NY Built in 1873, to cross Callicoon Creek. Picnic area and playground. Tusten Stone Arch Bridge Located within the Ten Mile Boy Scout Reservation, Narrowsburg, NY Built in 1896, it crosses the Ten Mile River near the river’s junction with the Delaware River.


Contact information for following bridges: 845-807-0287 • Bendo Covered Bridge 68 Conklin Hill Road, Livingston Manor, NY Originally built in 1860, by John Davidson. Moved to its present location in 1913. Livingston Manor Covered Bridge Park Covered Bridge Road, Livingston Manor, NY Historic covered bridge built in 1860. Picnic tables, grills and picnic pavilion (fee). Open daily Mother’s Day - Columbus Day, 8am to dusk. Fishing available. Beaverkill Covered Bridge 3 Ragin Road, Roscoe, NY Rebuilt in 2017. Originally built in 1865, southwest of Lew Beach.

places to shop 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 much more!! 12 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 @buckbrookalpacas See ad inside backcover

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 45

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 FB@domesticities IG@domesticities.thecuttinggarden See ad page 32

Forthright Cyder & Mead

A nano-cydery, our specialty is Cyser, a hybrid of hard cider and mead (honey-wine). 4052 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 747-5057 @forthrightcyder See ad page 7

Gardner & Co. General Store Historic general store built in1850. Gifts, Vintage, Artisans, Ice Cream, Cold Drinks & More! 131 County Route 121 Hortonville, NY 12745 IG/FB@GardnerCoGeneralStore See ad page 7

The Secret Garden Gift Shop

Jeffersonville Bake Shop

In our big pink bakery nestled in our tiny Catskill town, we create homemade bestyou’ve-ever-had baked goods with eggs from our local farmers. We use coffee beans from a variety of local roasters and create warm and delicious coffee and espresso drinks with milk from our local dairy farms. We also have a warm and nviting place to stay and enjoy them all. Browse our marketplace and you’ll find delicious homemade to-go lunches, local and organic bottled beverages including beer and wine, and a growing number of locally made gifts and snacks. We hope to be your happy place! 4906 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 845-482-6020 @jvillebakeshop See ad back cover

Peck’s Market, Inc. Grocery Store and Deli 4897 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3800 FB@pecksmarkets See ad page 27

Samba Marketplace

Samba Marketplace has a wide selection of farmhouse gifts, books, ceramics, lamps, and housewares. The coffee and juice bar serve specialty drinks, 100% fruit juice blends and Brazilian street food. It is famous for its delicious empanadas. Eat-in or take it to go, they are a perfect snack! 4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 FB@SambaCafe.Inn IG@sambacafeandinn See ad page 17 Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 34

Samba Marketplace

The Secret Garden A retail gift shop offering many different choices for everyone. Melissa and Doug toys, Warmies, Jewelry, Bath and body, Finchberry and Dionis, Candles, stationary items and books for all ages. Plus lots of home decor and seasonal items! We gift wrap for free. Closed Sunday & Monday 4917 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2283 FB@SecretgardengiftsJeffNY See ad page 4

52 & Vine Wine & Spirits 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 @52andVine See ad back cover

The Vintage House

Vintage, Antique Furniture & Home Decor 4910 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 (845) 482-6001 @vintagehousejville See ad back cover

The Sportsmens Den

Sporting Goods & Accessories 623 Gabel Road Callicoon, NY 12723 (845) 887-4800 See ad page 45

places to stay

Trout Pond Cottage at Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

Bethel Pastures Farm

Cozy Cabin Rentals nestled amongst our beautiful farmland, where you can visit and feed our chickens, sheep and collect eggs. Now offering choice of $20 Gift Certificate to Peck’s or the Jeffersonville Bake Shop included in your stay. 6 miles from Bethel Woods. 181 Remenschneider Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (914) 799-1275 @bethelpastures

18 Terrace Avenue House

A charming 1900s village Victorian with original woodwork and stained glass windows. 9 bedrooms, 2 baths and two comfy and cozy living rooms. Walk to restaurants and shops. 18 Terrace Avenue Jeffersonville, NY 12748

Jane’s Place

A charming country home rental with two bedrooms and two baths. Can sleep 6 with trundle bed in one of the bedrooms. Located between Jeffersonville and Callicoon, both towns are a 4 mile drive away. Beautiful views. Callicoon, NY 12723

The Jeffersonian Airbnb

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

18 Terrace Avenue House

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 @buckbrookalpacas See ad inside back cover

Mueller Farmhouse

Tastefully restored historic property with stunning views on 20 pristine arces of fields and forests. Eight suites & guestrooms, private event space with bar, outdoor event space & retreats. 205 Mueller Road Cochecton, NY 12776 Phone: (917) 969-3485 FB@MuellerFarmhouse IG@muellerfarmhouseny See ad page 4

Samba Inn

Two separate guest rooms nicely decorated in a cozy, country style with private bathroom and kitchenette. Complimentary breakfast is setup in the room upon arrival. Kids are welcome! Pet friendly. The rooms are perfect for friends and families. Walk to shops and restaurants. 4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 FB@SambaCafe.Inn IG@sambacafeandinn See ad page 17 Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 35

Stone Wall Acres Bed & Breakfast

The Jeffersonian

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 FB@StoneWallAcresBedBreakfast See ad page 13

Rest Co

A luxury boutique hotel with a year-round heated pool, restaurant & bar 142 Swiss Hill North Road Kenoza Lake, NY 12750 Phone: (845) 200-2587 @restcatskills

places to eat BoLoon City Chinese Food: Szechuan, Hunan, Mandarin and Cantonese 4908 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3312/3359 See ad page 32

Jeffersonville Bake Shop In our big pink bakery, we create homemade Best-You’ve-Ever-Had baked goods made with local eggs. We use coffee beans from a variety of local roasters and create warm and delicious coffee and espresso drinks with milk from our local dairy farms. We also have a warm and inviting place to stay and enjoy them all. Our cafe fits your every mood. You can settle into one of our comfy armchairs with the newspaper, browse our bookshelves and read by the fire, share a pot of tea with your best friend, catch up with your gang in one of our large booths, or hang out at the counter and get to know our friendly baristas. We want to be your happy place. 4906 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 845-482-6020 @jvillebakeshop See ad back cover

Rest Co

A luxury boutique hotel with a year-round heated pool, restaurant & bar 142 Swiss Hill North Road Kenoza Lake, NY 12750 Phone: (845) 200-2587 @restcatskills

Samba Cafe

Cuisine is ingredient-driven, farm fresh and infused with latin flavors, celebrating simple, rustic, comfort foods. Open for lunch & brunch. Summer happy hours on the weekends with tapas and wine. Follow us socially for events. 4893 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5900 FB@SambaCafe.Inn IG@sambacafeandinn See ad page 17

Samba Cafe

Tavern on Main

Classic American dishes with a creative flair! Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Locally sourced ingredients, Summer patio dining. 4919 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-2380 @TavernOnMainNY See ad back cover

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 FB@WinkelriedNY See ad back cover

WINERY A nano-cydery, our specialty is Cyser, a hybrid of hard cider and mead (honey-wine). Offering limited seasonals and surprise releases in bold flavors and locally sourced ingredients. Offering small plates to accompany your drink along with exciting food pop-ups and events. 4052 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 1279 Phone: (845) 747-5057 @forthrightcyder See ad page 7

Forthright Cyder & Mead

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farm & garden

Bethel Pastures Farm

Farm visits $10 per person, feed the chickens, sheep, collect eggs and photo ops with animals. Call ahead, most mornings 9-11am or by appoinment other times (ask for Mark). Fresh organic eggs for sale. We also sell our wool roving in beautiful colors, popcorn yarn and felted organic soaps. Have a real farm experience by booking our cozy cabin rentals. Located 6 miles from Bethel Woods.Visit us at the Jeffersonville Farmers Market on Sundays, May-Oct. 181 Remenschneider Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 729-0995 @bethelpastures

Buck Brook Alpacas Award Winning Alpaca Herd, Breeding, Boarding, Fiber Sales, Farm Store, Farm Tours/Walks, Gem Mining & More! 12 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY 12776 Phone: (845) 807-3104 @buckbrookalpacas 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 45

Diehl Homestead Farm Certified Raw Milk Sales, Maple Syrup & Maple products, Raw Honey, Chicken & Duck Eggs, Grass Fed Beef, Jams & Jellies, Handcrafted Soap, Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic, Christmas Trees. Open everyday 8am-8pm. 93 Diehl Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5047 FB@diehlssyrup IG@diehlsmaplesyrup

Diehl Farm Market Local Maple Syrup, Honey, Eggs, Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Vegetable Plants, Apples, Pumpkins, Christam Trees. 619 Gabel Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 807-3131/845-798-3815 See ad page 49

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 FB@domesticities IG@domesticities.thecuttinggarden See ad page 32

Earthgirl Flowers

Getting hitched? Having an affair? Invite us to be your flower gal! 92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Cell: (845) 807-3747 @earthgirlflowers

Hilly Acres Farm

Diehl Homestead Farm

Specializing in raising high quality well cared for beef, pork, lamb, poultry, turkey & eggs. Find us at Callicoon, Barryville and Narrowsburg Farmers Markets. 97 Sander Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4296 @HillyAcresFarm See ad page 32

Rosehaven Alpacas & Fiber Mill

Tonjes Dairy & Cheese Farm

Breeding and sales. Our mill at 2027 SR 17B in Bethel, NY handles all fiber enthusiasts along with a small boutique, shop online 24/7. 540 County Route 164 Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-6801 Cell: 914-953-2506 Mill: (845) 583-3170 @RosehavenAlpacas See ad page 5

Tonjes Dairy & Cheese Farm Dairy Farm & Cheeses–Mozzarella, Cultured Buttermilk, Ricotta, Fromage Blanc and Yogurt 88 Tonjes Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5971 See ad page 44 Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 37

Wool Felted Soaps made by Bethel Pastures Farm

Oak Ridge Farm

Horse Boarding 222 Hessinger-Lare Road Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-4686 Cell: 914-953-2506 See ad page 27

home improvement

John Diehl Masonry

Clear-Rite Pools & Spas, Inc.



John Diehl Masonry

Keller Glass Specialty, Inc.

Poured concrete foundations, sidewalks, floors, patios as well as stamped concrete. Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 796-8614

Just in Time Contracting New Home Construction, Remodeling Restoration, Municipal Construction, Agricultural Construction, All Phases of Construction. PO Box 343, Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-JUST

Superior Plumbing & Heating

Plumbing, Heating System Installation, Burner Service/Repair, A/C and Mini Splits Narrowsburg, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 798-0032 See ad page 26

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 41

Glass Specialist for Home, Auto, Table Tops, Mirrors, Plexiglass, Thermopane/ Tempered, Sandblast Art and Design. 5036 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5792 See ad page 26

Hardware/Lumber/ Home Improvement Kohler Lumber Lumber & Building Material, Pressure Treated & Cedar Products, Paints, Mason, Plumbing, Electrical, Varnishes, Owens Corning & BP Roofing, Carpet, Cabinetry, Owens Corning Blown-in Insulation, Floorcovering. 5023 & 5117 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5290 FB/Kohler Lumber Incorporated See ad page 49

Lawn & Garden Equipment Rental Mullally’s Sales & Rentals A full service John Deere Consumer & Commercial and Light Industrial Equipment Dealer. Honda, Stihl & Scag Equipment. Long and short term rentals. 4510 State Route 52 Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 38

P.O. Box 633 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5222 @MullallyTractor See ad page 18

Storage Units Jeff Self Storage

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

North Branch Self Storage

Get as much space as you need, for as long as you need it with 24-hour access, and drive-up units in a variety of sizes. 60 North Branch–Callicoon Center Road North Branch NY 12766 Phone: 845-482-2450 See ad page 17

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 FB@clearritepoolsandspas See ad page 12

services professional - business Artists, Music & Performing Arts Anne T. Maus Stained Glass Studio

Mike Preis, Inc. Insurance Agency

Stained Glass Artisan (by appointment) 172 Villa Roma Road Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 482-5699

The Janice Center

Advertising Cindy Monahan Graphic Design Studio Graphic Design, Websites, Logos, Advertising, Brochures, Postcards, etc. P.O. Box 151 Hortonville, NY 12745 Phone: (845) 887-6472

Attorneys 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 27

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 16

Martin S. Miller, Esq. 10 St. John Street Monticello, NY 12701 Phone: (845) 794-4440 Fax: (845) 482-1009 See ad page 44

Instrumental Music Instruction, Ballet and Hip Hop Dance (private and group), Music Together, Stepping Tones Pre-School, Summer Camps, Private Space Rental.

5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 See ad page 26

Weekend of Chamber Music, Inc. Music Festival and Educator 330 Haven Avenue, 2N New York, N.Y. 10033 Phone: (646) 861-0378 FB@WCMconcerts

Automotives Dick’s Auto Sales, Inc. 23-1/2 Hour Towing, Used Car & Truck Sales, Full Repair & Service, NYS Inspection Station 5065 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4460 See ad page 16

Integrity Automotive

Complete Automotive Repair. ASE Certified Master Auto & Truck Technician 4926 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4815 See ad page 27 Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 39

Siggy’s Auto Body, Inc. 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3080 See ad page 18

Bank Jeff Bank Jeff Bank is a community bank with 11 branches in Sullivan County, NY and 1 branch in Orange County, NY. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. 4866 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4000 FB@jeffersonvillebank See ad page 19

Catering/Food Production Soraia’s Kitchen Coop

Holiday and catered affairs, personal chef, dinner and business parties. P.O. Box 333 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Cell: (203) 561-5164 FB@naturalvalleykitchen TW@nvk2014 IG@soraiaskitchen

Dog & Cat Kennel/Pet Grooming/Pet Gift Shop Mutt in Jeff A one-stop shop for all your pet care needs. Our kennels are open 365 days a year for boarding dogs and cats. Grooming services are available on site per appointment. And our Pet Gift Shop offers a variety of toys, treats, chews, novelty items and our original gift bowls. 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5995 Grooming: (845) 423-8028 FB@MuttInJeffBoardingAndGrooming IG@Muttinjeff Find us on FB! See ad page 26

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 Stunning Styles Hair Salon A family salon that provides all types of hair services, facial waxing, and spray tans. 4882 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-4259 Find us on FB! See ad page 26

Health and Fitness The Janice Center

Dance 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 Find us on FB! See ad page 26

Western Sullivan Wellness Massage Therapy and Reflexology 5310 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5031 See ad page 45

Insurance Companies Callicoon Cooperative Insurance Company 15 Chapel Street Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5522 See ad page 18

The Briggs & Sipple Agency, Inc. 5013 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3100 See ad page 32

Mike Preis, Inc. 4898 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5510 See ad page 13

Media Radio & Newspapers Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper and Printer 5 Lower Main Street Callicoon, NY 12723 Phone: (845) 887-5200 FB@scdemocrat See ad page 32

The River Reporter 93 Erie Avenue Narrowsburg NY 12764 Phone: (845) 252-7414 FB/IG@theriverreporter TW@trrnews See ad page 44

Nursery School/ Preschool Stepping Tones Pre-school Most popular pre-school in Western Sullivan County. September-June. Halfday, three days a week. 3 and 4 year olds. Everything a standard pre-school provides plus The Janice Center difference: art, music, dance, stretching, tumbling, yoga and more. 5296 State Route 52 Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3324 See ad page 26

Real Estate Catskill Sales Associates, Inc. 4920 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-3200 Cell: (845) 807-7011 See ad page 12

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Earthgirl Flowers

Century 21 Geba Realty

Elizabeth Bernitt, GRI “Beth” & Kathy McCormack, GRI, Associate Brokers. Serving Sullivan County, with a special emphasis on the Western part of the County. 386 Route 97 Sparrowbush, NY 12780 Cell: 845-807-6947 Office: (845) 856-6629 See ad page 19

Sanitation 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 41

Wedding Vendors

Flowers, Catering, Barn Rentals, Event Space 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 @TheBarnOnHubbard

Earthgirl Flowers

Getting hitched? Having an affair? Invite us to be your flower gal! 92 Bayer Road Callicoon Center, NY 12724 Cell: (845) 807-3747 @earthgirlflowers

Lulu’s Social Club Lulu’s Social Club, the bake shop’s second floor event space, is now available for bookings. Additionally, we will happily accommodate small gatherings in various locations on the cafe level. 4906 Main Street (State Route 52) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-6020 @jvillebakeshop See ad backcover

Mueller Farmhouse

Tastefully restored historic property with stunning views on 20 pristine arces of fields and forests. Eight suites & guestrooms, private event space with bar, outdoor event space & retreats. 205 Mueller Road Cochecton, NY 12776 Phone: (917) 969-3485 FB@MuellerFarmhouse IG@muellerfarmhouseny See ad page 4

Veterinarians/Animal Hospitals Jeffersonville Animal Hospital Dr. Moria L. Norris Dr. Luann M. Steele Dr. Allen F. Wachter 89 Schoolhouse Road Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: (845) 482-5500 See ad page 26

Youngsville Veterinary Clinic Dr. Joseph Nebzydoski, V.M.D. 4130 State Route 52 Youngsville, NY 12791 Phone: (845) 482-3330 See ad page 32


David Pierce’s Newspaper & Candy Shop on Main Street that was located in the building where A. Danzillo & Jill C. Smith Photographers are now.

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By Athan Maroulis | Copy Edited by Peggy Gartin Photos by A. Maroulis and C. Donovan


he annual Town of Callicoon Car Show is a wondrous mid-summer event that I always look forward to. Like a good fishing story, it gets a little bigger each year. Old car stories are a bit like fishing stories, but the monster catfish is instead a ‘59 Coupe de Ville that a little old lady only drove to church on Sunday, or a ‘68 Mustang a teenager bought, put 100 miles on, then stuck in a barn where it stayed for fifty years. Tall tales aside, even the threat of rain couldn’t keep away 131 dream cars (along with a few lovely nightmares). They were all proudly showcased on the field for this seventh annual event held in the town park in Callicoon Center on Sunday, August 1st, 2021.



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I used the car show as an excuse to finally put my 1961 Dodge Polara back on the road, just in time for her 60th birthday. Moves, lifestyle, and priorities had kept her garaged in mothballs for twenty years, and taking her out was long overdue. I first spotted the Polara in a car magazine I was perusing in the summer of 1990 at the long-gone Elgin Diner in southern New Jersey. A week later I travelled to Tennessee and bought all 23,000 original miles of her for 26 crisp hundred dollar bills. Through thick and thin, from richer to poorer, and from coast to coast, I have managed to hang on to the Polara for all of these years. She kinda looks like an 18-footlong vanilla soft-serve ice cream cone jetliner that just drove out of a Hitchcock movie or an episode of The Twilight Zone. When I moved to Los Angeles in 1992, I packed up the Polara and drove straight across the country. There, parked in front of my Hollywood bungalow, the Polara was a true movie star. Years after I moved back home, I bought a house with a big garage, and now she’s semi-retired in Jeffersonville. These adventures and many more swirled through my head as I drove up Willy Avenue to the car show that day. Everyone seemed to be in a good mood as hundreds of people turned out. For a moment it felt like the pandemic was behind us. I had nice chats with many of the car owners, including Gil Delgado who had his 1970 Oldsmobile 98 (that’s spelled out Ninety-Eight for those in the know), a car he’s cherished for 40 years. Tom Bose, supervisor of the Town of Callicoon, told me they try to always stick with the first Sunday of August for the event. Tom said the secret to the success of the annual car show is “keep it simple, stupid,” and I must agree. I also talked to Igor Kretowicz, the proud owner of a very unique 1983 Fiat 126p, AKA “The Polski Fiat” because it was made for the Polish market. Igor found it in Poland and had it shipped to the U.S., so small it might very well fit into the trunk of the Impala parked nearby. Igor told me the gumball orange car was also dubbed “Maluch,” meaning toddler or “The Little One.” Igor’s Maluch won a well-deserved Special Interest category trophy that day. Parked a few cars down from Igor was Left page: Tom Flynn’s 1937 Packard 120 Roadster hood ornament or motor mascot. This page: Athan Maroulis’ 1961 Dodge Polara, Igor Kretowicz’s 1983 Fiat 126p, Marion Ziegler’s 1975 AMC Pacer, Jonathan McGibbon’s 1925 Ford Model TT pickup Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 43

Gil Delgado’s 1970 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Tom Flynn, the winner of Best Antique Car (Pre-1939) for his chrome-tastic 1937 Packard 120 Roadster. One could almost imagine the ghost of silver screen starlet Carole Lombard smiling in the passenger seat as she gestures with a long cigarette holder.

The other winners were: - Late Model Era (1973-1985): Ed Butler, 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carl - Late Model Era (1986-Present): Marc and Sara Wittman, 2010 Dodge Challenger DTR8 - Pick-up Trucks: James Melody, 1966 Chevrolet C-10 - People’s Choice: Paul Ryder, 1965 Ford Shelby R Model tribute - Fat Fender Era (1940-1952): Bob Bauer, 1940 Ford coupe - Muscle Car Era (1964-1972): Andy White, 1970 AMC Javelin - Farm Tractors: John Gleason, 1944 Ford 9N - Motorcycles: Josh Hubbert, 2009 Honda Shadow 750 - Semis: Howard Deighton, 1999 Kenworth W900L - Hot Rods: Dan Abplanalp, 1932 Ford coupe - Judges Best of Show: Jonathan McGibbon, 1925 Ford Model TT pickup There was one final winner, and you’ve already heard its story. The winner of Classic Era (1953-1963) was my 1961 Dodge Polara Sedan. My trophy sits on the mantle where I can brag to any visitor who will listen. I hope to see you at the next Town of Callicoon Car Show on Sunday August 7th. It’s always a ton of fun! I might even take my 1962 Plymouth Valiant next time. See you there.

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The Blumenthals: Phyllis, Ian and Warrren

t’s been an interesting two years for the real estate market in Sullivan County. The area has played the role of providing refuge during the Covid pandemic in much the same way it did after 9/11 when buyers came up, mostly from the city, driven by the desire to find a safe retreat. Longtime residents here remark that there are times when they go to their favorite bar or restaurant and don’t recognize anyone, a significant change from the way things were ten years ago. And real estate agents now lament that there isn’t anything left to sell, or to buy, depending on which end of the deal you are on. But to get a fuller picture, we

sat down with Warren and Phyllis Blumenthal and their son Ian, the realtors of Catskill Sales Associates in Jeffersonville who have been at it for over 20 years and have weathered many a market swing. Warren’s love for the Catskills began way back when he was a kid vacationing here with his grandparents who bought their house in Parksville in 1919. Before having their own kids, Warren and Phyllis lived in the city and weekended in the area, much to the bewilderment of some of their family and friends who couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t choose to vacation in the Hamptons or Palm Beach. Warren reminds us that at one point, the Catskills was referred to as the “UnHamptons” and suggests that that is exactly why it was/is appealing. The Blumenthals decided to leave the city for good in 1979. They bought their own piece of paradise (with an amazing view) and have never looked back. All three have noticed a very definite shift over the past twenty years of selling homes here, and they say that Millennials are at the heart of it, representing most of the buyers in the market today. This demographic is newly interested in the Catskills for the lifestyle, as well as the investment of land or real estate that brought buyers up here previously. The slower pace of life, the connection with nature, the ability to buy fresh produce right from the neighborhood farm, is all incredibly appealing to a generation that is arguably more health-conscious and earth-conscious than previous generations. Gone are the days when clients called the Blumenthals looking for a piece of land they could hunt on. “Now they simply want a house,” Ian says. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough to go around. “Prior to Covid,” Ian explains, “Sullivan County had 1500-1800 residential properties available at any time. Today, we only have 252 homes on the market. Any listing that came close to fitting the buyer’s checklist was swooped up in a real estate heartbeat, and many of them ended up in bidding wars. Ian tells the story of the day he posted a listing at 4pm from his office on Main Street, walked down to the street to pick up dinner, and when he left the grocery store twenty minutes later, his phone lit up with a notification. It was not a request to see the house. It was an offer to buy the house. With the lack of homes available, people have started to buy vacant land. Ian has sold so much of it that he has become known as “The Land Man.” In addition to helping his clients find land for new construction, Ian is also working with companies looking to plant niche crops as well as restaurants in New York

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City who want to be able to grow their own produce. While the added expense of having to bring electricity and water onto their new property has not deterred buyers, some do require various tutorials. Warren recalls a story about a client who wanted to know where he had to go to pay his water bill. The house was on a well so he was assured that the water was his, it was free, and there would be no water bill forthcoming. But the client was insistent. He had water coming through the pipes, it had to be coming from somewhere and someone had to be paid for it. There

were recurring questions over the course of a number of days and the gentleman finally accepted that he was the owner of the water on his land. (But what a lovely approach - wanting to make sure the provider of a service gets paid and not assuming you are entitled to it!) The Blumenthals told us about another house they sold two years ago that went back on the market this year and it fetched nearly double. The owners hadn’t changed a thing. The house hadn’t been redone or renovated or added onto. So what did change? What has changed? New businesses, new restaurants, new breweries, and new shops are all the new reasons people are willing to pay more these days for a home in the Catskills. Additionally, the proliferation of highspeed internet and growth of a reliable network might be the quiet, unsung hero. Yes, this younger generation wants to grow vegetables and raise chickens and bake their own sourdough bread. But integral to this new “come back to the land” lifestyle is the ability to connect all that you are working on back to the world at large, the social network you built before you got here. And, of course, to work remotely yet seamlessly at the job that pays for it all. Now that the workforce

has figured out how to work from home, “weekenders” have decided to give up the apartment in the city, give up the commute home on a Sunday night, and become permanent residents. And with more residents here all week, that could be great news for local businesses and the people they employ. It may mean that businesses that could once only afford to be open seasonally, and hire seasonally, may be incentivized to stay open yearround. Which makes the area an even more appealing place to put down roots. It seems that the only thing Blumenthal laments is that this new generation of buyers doesn’t know the term “The Borscht Belt.” Sitting together over coffee, we all speculate that there is a very good chance the moniker will recede quietly into the corner of a dusty library basement. However, it does have its own hashtag on Instagram with roughly 1,000 posts, so it may end up on the second floor of said library somewhere near the VHS tapes instead. Newcomers also are not aware that Woodstock was held here, but that is generally quickly rectified thanks to the beautiful ad campaigns of Bethel Woods. Today, there is a new moniker going around for the Catskills: “The Camptons,” presumably referring to the growing number of “glamping” opportunities that are supposed to appeal to those who might otherwise rent million-dollar summer homes with 37 of their closest business school friends. But comparisons to The Hamptons are not really necessary anymore. The Catskills have been very successful in defining itself by all that it is, not all that it isn’t or wants to be. Warren has felt this way since he was a kid, visiting his grandparents. “I’ve traveled the world, and I can tell you, the Catskills have everything you could ever want - good food, culture, nature, expanse, recreation, and great weather.” I push back on him a little bit here. “Really? Great weather? Personally, I like all the seasons and I love the winter because it gives me an excuse to stay in my pajamas all day. But there are a lot of people who have decided to move to Florida because they just can’t take the cold anymore.” “Listen,” Blumenthal says. “We’re so lucky. We don’t have hurricanes. We don’t have tornados, or wildfires, or drought. Our snowstorms aren’t even all that terrible. The only occasional extreme weather we get is ice, which frankly I’m ok with because then I have something to put in my martini.” And with that, the four of us head to Tavern on Main for a cocktail.

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A Small Story

Written by Lauren Seikaly

About a Small Town in a Small World


lthough she lives in New York City and goes to high school there, she has spent most of her childhood weekends and summers in Jeffersonville playing in the woods, swimming in the lakes, and periodically pulling porcupine quills from the snout of her rascally pup, Duncan. Now that she’s old enough, she makes extra cash by pulling espressos in the morning at Jeffersonville Bake Shop and bussing tables in the evenings at Tavern on Main (well, because her parents kind of make her, though admittedly it is a fun way to spend the summer).

two, with 5 kids assigned to one guide and 5 kids assigned to the other. As her guide helped each kid get outfitted and secured into their harnesses and gear, he chatted with them politely.

But last summer, she thought she’d change it up a bit. She and her best friend Zoe signed up to go on a backpacking tour around Anchorage, Alaska with ten other 15 year olds and a couple of brave counselors in their early 20s. For two weeks, the kids hiked and camped together, made their own dinners and pitched their own tents. Smartphones had to be left behind but digital cameras were allowed. (Imagine going two full weeks without being able to post every waking moment of your life onto social media - the kids were truly roughing it).

“A really tiny town upstate that you’ve never heard of,” he replied.

Over the course of the two weeks, she made deep connections and lifelong friends. There were many stories she came home with, but there was one that stuck with her, and is fun to recall over a Catskill campfire: it happened towards the end of the trip. The group had hiked south from Anchorage over the two weeks, and were presently in a town called Seward. With only a couple of days left, the counselors asked if anyone wanted to climb a glacier and ten kids signed up. There were two companies to choose from in Seward and the counselors chose one, pretty randomly. The group was split in

“So how old are you guys? How long have you been in Alaska? Where are you from?” She told him she was from New York City and the guide said, “Oh, cool. I’m from New York, too.” “Oh really?” she asked. “What part?”

“Oh cool, we go upstate on weekends,” she said. “What town are you from? Maybe I’ve heard of it.” “No, you’ve never heard of it,” he told her. “Oh,” she said, followed by an awkward pause while he adjusted some straps, “so what’s the name of the town you’re from?” she insisted because she is not one to let things go. “Do you know Roscoe?” he said. “Really, you’re from Roscoe!” she exclaimed. “No, I’m not from Roscoe,” he said. “Oh,” she said, followed by another awkward pause while more strap adjustments were made. “That’s just the closest town to us that anyone has heard of. I’m from a town called Callicoon Center. There’s

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like 3 people who live there. And my mom is the only Chinese woman,” he explained. “What?!? No way! I’ve been going up to Jeffersonville my whole life, do you know it?” she asks excitedly. “Are you kidding? I practically grew up in Jeffersonville!” he shouts, completely shocked. And for the rest of the hike the two kids from the Catskills exchange stories. He tells her he and his friends used to eat at Ted’s all the time and she had to tell him that Ted’s has closed. He wants to know what else has changed. She tells him her parents own Tavern on Main and he tells her his mom loves the Tavern, and likes the fact that her mom has an ethnic sounding last name. The other four kids from boring places like Texas and Connecticut are relegated to the task of listening silently. They start to wish they had grown up in this amazing and wondrous place in upstate New York so they could have a few minutes of attention from their guide. Back at camp that night, she tells Zoe about this funny chance meeting and can’t wait to get her iphone back so she can tell her parents about it. She knows her mom is going to freak out. She’ll probably want to have lunch with his mom. Then the randomness of it starts to sink in with her. The counselors could have hired the other hiking company. She could have been placed in the other group of kids with the other guide. If they had, and if she had, the two kids from the tiny Catskill towns would have never met or had the chance to contemplate how in this whole wide world they happened to meet clear across the continent in another tiny town on a glacier in Alaska.

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Walking Around

Written by Lauren Seikaly Photos by Mark Shulgasser


One summer afternoon, I was rearranging some of my vintage goods on the back porch of my vintage shop on Main Street in Jeffersonville. As I lifted a box off the floor I looked up and out our window to see Mark Shulgasser staring back at me through the lens of his camera. He wasn’t taking a picture of me. He was taking a picture of a small wooden art study mannequin that I had propped up against the window. (Mark pops into my shop quite a bit, periodically dropping off interesting books to sell, so we’ve known each other for a few years). I opened the door to say hello. He wondered aloud if he should apologize for taking pictures. I told him not to be silly, I loved that he thought the composition of a funny old relic haphazardly placed would make for an interesting picture. We chatted for a bit about what he was up to. I was seeing him around town a lot, often in odd corners. A few weeks earlier, he was in the back of our parking lot admiring the backyard of our neighbors who own the Chinese restaurant in town. Over the years, they have erected the most amazing structure of garden trellises and fences made from old doors, old fence pieces, fallen branches, and scraps of wood. Mark stumbled upon it during one of his meandering walks with his camera and he was in awe. He told me he had “discovered the joy of long walks with a camera” and he was thinking he might be close to putting a book together. I was excited about that. Mark sees the world in an interesting way so I was eager to see our town through his eyes. I don’t know much about his childhood except that he grew up back when cars had fins in a leafy Queens neighborhood where they buried their sprinklers in the ground. There are undoubtedly more interesting stories to uncover there, but those may have to come out in another issue. After college, world travel, and a 5 year stint in a self-transformation group called the Pathwork (again, another story for another issue), he and his partner, the composer and pianist Lee Hoiby, purchased a house in Rock Valley and slowly weaned themselves from the city. It was there that Lee wrote the operatic setting of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Mark adapted the libretto. The two were also inspired to write their novelty-piece, Bon Appétit! featuring a singing ‘Julia Child’, a show that is getting a lot of performances, especially since it involves the preparation of a chocolate cake which is then consumed by the audience. In the mid aughts, while he ran a photo gallery in Florida, he also kept a Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 50

used bookstore in Callicoon called Who Killed Kenny?, where his books were classified by the zodiacal sign of the author. He actually has a piece appearing this summer in the Gay and Lesbian Review about the parallel fates and disciplinary separation of Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane, born on the same day, under the sign of Cancer, with fathers named Clarence and mothers named Grace. He believes that as the culture of historical literacy dies out, famous figures of the past will most easily be recalled by the enduring sunsign classifications and he develops this point at And that is part of what I mean by interesting worldview. As we were putting this issue together and looking for material, I thought about Mark and his daily walks with his camera. While I run all over Main Street trying to get as much done in a day as I

can, I envy the time that Mark sets aside to walk down to the Gref’s house by the dam and capture their chickens climbing the trees at WJFF; the way the Schadt Memorial pedestrian bridge reflected in Callicoon Creek looks like a Monet painting; the way the Catholic church looks in winter next to the way it looks in the summer.

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His photos of our neighboring deer herd are all too familiar, but also a nice reminder of this charming piece of country life that we take for granted. Even his photograph of the single daisy next to the trunk of the tree in his yard is a reflection of that moment that we have all experienced when we see the single bloom at the start of spring and eagerly anticipate our summer walks when everything in the Catskills is in bloom and we remember why it is that we all chose to live here. May we all slow down long enough to stop and smell those flowers.

Cultural Guide ARTS INFORMATION Delaware Valley Arts Alliance & Gallery 37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7576 Arts Council that provides information and services for artists and the general public including publication of a cultural calendar, grants and Artsletter. Year-round exhibitions of works by contemporary professional artists in all media; artists talks; demonstrations; and special events. Located in the historic Arlington Hotel with two galleries, a recital hall and gift shop.

Farm Arts Collective / Photo by Michelle Agins, The New York Times

GALLERIES Delaware Arts Center Alliance Gallery & Loft Gallery See information right of photo. 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 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 • 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 • The galleries offer year-round exhibitions of works by regional artists in five indoor gallery spaces as well as outdoor space. Gallery 52 4849 State Rt 52, Jeffersonville, NY 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. Georgia Chambers Studio & Art Gallery A. Dorrer Drive, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4886 Etchings, watercolors and paintings from the artist’s studio. 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 encouraging and promoting art and artists from the region. Hosting year-round exhibitions in all media of student, amateur and professional art. Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 52

Zane Grey Plein Air 75 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY Plein Air events and workshops with nationally known artists in Sullivan County.

THEATRES & PERFORMING ARTS Cultural Series & Presenters; Places to see and hear the arts; Organizations that produce Music, Theatre & Opera.

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 awardwinning museum, and educational and community program. 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.

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! Callicoon Theater 30 Upper Main Street, Callicoon, NY 845-887-4460 • Built in 1948 and is the oldest continually operating cinema in Sullivan County. Keeping it historic while providing state-ofthe-art projection and sound technology. 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 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. 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. Farm Arts Collective 38 Hickory Lane, Damascus, PA 570-798-9530 • Farm Arts Collective is an Agri-Cultural Hub where art and performance intersect with agrarian and ecological ideas. We focus on four pillars of life-sustaining practice: Farming, Theatre, Food, and Ecology to engage with one another and contribute to making a better world. 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. Nesin Cultural Arts Eugene D. Nesin Theater 15 St. John Street, Monticello, NY 845-798-9006 • Strives to provide comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities to students and the community through intergrated arts based partnerships and programming. Rivoli Theater 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg, NY 845-436-5336 • Hosts quality, award-winning live community theatre produced by Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop and film screening throughout the year. Seelig Theatre at Sullivan County Community College

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

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 in South Fallsburg. 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. Tusten Theatre 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 845-252-7272 • Jeffersonville Journal ‑ 53

Hosts live jazz classical, traditional and new music concerts. theatre, opera productions, and film. Home fo Delaware Valley Opera and Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra. Weekend of Chamber Music 330 Haven Avenue, 2N New York, NY 917-664-5185 • Performances of world class chamber music during the Summer Festival in Jeffersonville and environs, as well as Arts Education partnerships and projects.

CLASSES, TRAINING & RETREATS Hurleyville Arts Centre 219 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 866-811-4111 • Event & Arts Centre where multicultural, 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.

HISTORICAL Societies/Groups

Basket Historical Society Rt. 97, Long Eddy, NY 845-887-6703 Collecting and preserving historical facts and legends of the Upper Delaware Valley. Cochecton Preservation Society 377 New Turnpike Road, Cochecton, NY 845-932-8487 Maintains historic railroad station. Frederick A. Cook Society 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 845-434-8044 Commemorates and advances the work of the polar explorer. Sullivan County Historical Society 265 Main Street, Hurleyville, NY 845-434-8044 • Historical and contemporary displays, exhibits and events, archives and genealogy assistance.

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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

Communications • NEWSPAPERS: River Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252-7414 Sullivan County Democrat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .887-5200 Times Herald Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-295-2181 • RADIO: WJFF-FM, 90.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4141 • 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 Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .866-874-2389

Education Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-0082 Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791-4070 Alternate Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..482-4760 Vocational (VOTEC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295-4152 Sullivan County Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434-5750

Sullivan West Central School District: Administrative Office Numbers: Elementary - Jeffersonville Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4610 High School - Lake Huntington Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . .932-8401

Emergency Numbers Emergency Fire/Ambulance: All fire and ambulance calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Emergency Police: Local Police, call Sheriff’s Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794-7100 New York State Police (Liberty) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-6600 Garnet Health 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. Village Board Meeting - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m Mayor, William Chellis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-4275 Village Clerk/Treasurer/Fiscal Officer Colleen Freitas . . . . . .482-4275 Village Code Enforcement Officer Charles Nystrom . . . . . .482-4275 Village Historian, William Cutler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-4275

• Town of Callicoon 19 Legion Street (P.O. Box 687) Jeffersonville, NY 12748 Phone: 482-5390 • Fax: 482-5030

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Town Clerk, Kim Klein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-5390 Sole Assessor, Jacqueline Pilny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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.

Solid Waste/Recycling Centers Sullivan County Division of Solid Waste: 845-807-0290 Transfer Stations: Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292-3670 Rockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439-3654 Western Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 932-8845 Transfer Stations (Town Residents only): Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292-4505

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

Public Transportation • Air: Stewart International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-838-8200 Sullivan County International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . .845-807-0273 • Bus: Coach USA/Shortline Bus 30 Sturgis Road, Monticello, NY 845-794-5500 • • Train: AMTRAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-872-7245 Metro-North Commuter Railroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-638-7646

Senior Citizen Events:

Thrift Shops

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

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


The Ark Thrift Shop Wed. 9:30-1:30p.m.; Thurs.,12-2p.m.; Sat. 9:301:30p.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

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

Verizon Telephone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-621-9900 New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG): Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..800-572-1131

Western Sullivan Public Libraries

Saving Grace Thrift Shop Wed. 10-1p.m. & Sat. 10-2p.m. North Branch, NY 12766 • 482-3032

Organizations Community Garden Club, President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .845-866-4953 3rd Tuesday of each month - New members welcome Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-5688 JEMS (Jeffersonville Enhances More of Sullivan). . . . . .845-701-1020 Lion’s Club, President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .482-3330

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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2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups sliced leeks (1/4-inch pieces) (white and pale green parts only) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 cup mascarpone 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 large eggs, at room temperature 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

to make the crust:

Place the flour in a large bowl, and using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until the pieces are pea size. Sprinkle the ice water by tablespoons over the flour mixture, and toss with a fork until all of the dough is moistened. Gather the dough into a ball and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to fit a 10-inch tart pan. Fit the dough into the pan and trim the edge flush with the rim. Prick all over the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Place the crust on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

This is a great recipe for late summer entertaining when fresh corn and leeks are readily available.

Raise the oven temperature to 375 degrees.

to make the filling:

leak, corn and mascarpone tart This is my version of the popular French goat cheese tart, but with the Italian flavors of mascarpone and basil. I often make five or six 4-inch tarts instead of one large tart because I love serving little individual anything! makes one 10-inch tart


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening 3 tablespoons ice water

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the corn and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Stir in the basil, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat, transfer to a large bowl, and cool for 10 minutes. In a medium-size bowl, beat together the mascarpone, cream and eggs until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add to the leek and corn mixture and mix together until the ingredients are well blended. Transfer the filling into the crust and sprinkle the Parmagiano over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the filling is set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe was contributed by Allysa Torey, from her cook book “At Home With Magnolia“. Allysa Torey is the founder of New York City’s Magnolia Bakery, and the owner of Windy Willow Farm, a small organic family farm in Callicoon. She raises miniature Jersey cows, grows vegetables and flowers, and makes a variety of organic and eco-friendly products for the home and garden, which are available this summer at the Jeffersonville Farmers Market every Sunday, and the wonderful new general store Gardner & Co. in Hortonville!

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