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Work on Hunter Lake bridge nears completion PAGE 3 STOCKED AND UNLOCKED

New pantry provides food for those in need PAGE 4 PAIRS ABOUND

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KEISER REPURPOSED Realtor Gina Molinet, owner of RM Farm Real Estate, surveys the former Keiser Restaurant Equipment site in Livingston Manor. The property has been purchased by Bon Yagi, a New York City-based Japanese restaurateur. Photo by Manor Ink

From rice pots to rice wine? Keiser property buyer may brew saké By Osei Helper | Manor Ink Livingston Manor, N.Y. – Could Livingston Manor become known for its Japanese saké? Have you ever traveled down Pleasant Street and noticed an old group of build-

ings near the main intersection? Well, those buildings at 10 Pleasant Street were equipment storage facilities for Keiser Equipment Inc., built and used since the late 1970s. Keiser Equipment was a mainstay in Livingston Manor for decades and re-

cently moved to a new location. The previous owner of the Keiser buildings, Judy Sisselman, decided it then made sense to finally sell the properties. The man who bought this land is a well-known entrepreneur, Bon Yagi. Bon Yagi purchased land through RM Farm Real Estate. Gina Molinet, Principal Broker, told us that agents at RM Farm Real Estate showed Bon Yagi � Page 6

2 | O C T. 2 0 1 8 | M A N O R I N K Marlee Madison Editor-in-Chief, Arts & Crafts Editor Carolyn Bivins, Barbara Gref Founders Kris Neidecker Managing editor Jessica Mall School Advisor David Dann Art & Production Editor Amy Hines Business Manager, Mentor Art Steinhauer Sales Manager, Mentor Dan Laibstain Library Director Maria Bivins, Marge Feuerstein, Mentors Conner Manell Sports Editor Jenson Skalda “Ink Well of Happiness” Editor Emily Ball, Zachary Dertinger, Osei Helper, Gracie Ivory, Hunter Krause, Edward Lundquist Manor Ink Reporters Manor Ink, a program of the Livingston Manor Free Library, is published monthly with 10 issues annually.


IN THIS ISSUE LOCAL NEWS Keiser property purchase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 6 Hunter Lake Rd. Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mini food pantry debuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 New B&B opens in DeBruce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 School repairs nearing completion. . . . . . . . . . . 7 Town and School Board updates. . . . . . . . . . . 11 Twins in the Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Homecoming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 FEATURES A visit to Cuba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ink Well of Happiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17 Aging Out Loud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 EXTRAS Inklings Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

SUGGESTIONS Have an idea for an article? Email it to us at, or put it in the new Idea Dropbox in the Livingston Manor Free Library.

Maybe you have noticed? The Ink has a new look He is a 30-year resident of White As I discussed in my last letter from Sulphur Springs and may be a fathe editor, Manor Ink is evolving. miliar voice to public radio listeners Our previous production manager, – for nearly 25 years he hosted a jazz the amazing Carolyn Bivins, retired program on WJFF 90.5 FM in Jeffersonfrom her position. Although she was ville. stepping down, leaving “I’ve been reading Manor Ink since us to find a replacement it began nearly seven years ago, and (or someone comparable when Carolyn asked me to take over to her extremely high her duties, I was delighted to step in,” skill level), she told us Dann said. “She said she wanted me that she knew a guy who to make whatever changes I thought would be perfect for the Marlee would be appropriate, and that’s just job. Madison what I’ve tried to do.” David Dann, someone Editor-in-chief whom Carolyn used David started brainstorming right away. He thought of new layout deto work with at Livingston Manor’s signs, new logos and much more. His former news weekly, the Towne Crier, ideas brought a fresh new look to the came to one of our Manor Ink meetings. newspaper. Once we all met him, we knew he was “One of our student reporters saw going to be an amazing production the new layouts and commented, ‘It manager. looks like a real newspaper!’” David In addition to acting as art direcsaid. “That’s exactly tor for the Towne Crier, what I will be striving David also was senior IF YOU’RE A student for as Manor Ink goes designer at the Times in grades 7-12 and are forward.” Herald-Record in Middleinterested in participating The Manor Ink staff is town for a decade, and in Manor Ink, stop by one pleased to have David produced a number of of our weekly meetings at Dann working with us, magazines for the HudLMCS. They happen every and we can’t wait to see son Valley Media Group, Monday at 2:45 p.m. what ideas he comes up including the quarterly We’d love to see you! with next! journal, Ulster Magazine. GRAPHIC ADDITION Manor Ink’s new production manager, David Dann, has many years experience in print design and news publication. He has taken over the position formerly held by the paper’s intrepid Carolyn Bivins. Provided photo

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NEARLY DONE Fording the Willowemoc Creek on Hunter Lake Road north of Hunter Lake, County Bridge 247 will soon reopen. A renovation project that was started in June and is expected to take sixteen weeks to complete, the work has caused homeowners to find alternate routes to Hunter lake. Hunter Krause photo

Bridge fix nearing completion DeBruce Rd. Willowemoc Rd.


Hunter Lake Rd. Bridge Hunter Lake Rd.

Hunter Lake residents await opening of new span, return of shorter travel times By Edward Lundquist | Manor Ink

The Hunter Road Bridge is an important part of getting around. For Hunter Lake residents, it’s closure for repairs has made life very difficult. They have had to go the long way around. Fortunately for everyone, this will soon be over. The bridge is known officially as County Bridge 247, but most know it as the Hunter Lake Bridge Road, or just the Hunter Road

Bridge. It is a deteriorated, 25-year-old bridge that at long last is being replaced. The contractor for the project is the Sullivan County Paving Company, and the cost for materials alone is $950,000. Though the bridge is most often used by the residents of Hunter Lake, it is also a way to cut over from Cooley Road to DeBruce Road or vice versa, especially when either road is closed and drivers don’t want to go all the way back and around.

OVER AND UNDER The Willowemoc Creek flows under County Bridge 247 toward its rendezvous with the Little Beaverkill in Livingston Manor. At left, the metal substrate of the bridge’s roadway. Hunter Krause photos

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New pantry to provide items ‘free to all’ Manor neighbors help neighbors in need By Emily Ball | Manor Ink Livingston Manor, N.Y. – Have you wondered about the pretty little cabinet right next to the Livingston Manor Free Library? Well, it’s a Little Free Pantry, a minikitchen pantry, free standing and free to all. Barbara Martinsons created a Little Free Pantry here in Livingston Manor along with the help of several others, including Dave Forshay who built it, Carolyn Bivins who painted it, run by Maria Martinsons Bivins, and twelve other individuals have signed up to keep it well-stocked and in good shape. Barbara felt that some people who live in town don’t have money for all their basic needs, and she wanted to make their lives a bit easier, whether by getting some food from the pantry or a children’s book that you can keep to read over and over again. When Martinsons was first shown pictures of Little Free Pantries that already are in place across America, she knew that she wanted to start one in Manor. “The people who have volunteered for it amaze me,” Martinsons said. “They’ve come up with ideas. They are giving their time. Everybody’s really enthusiastic and hope that it works.” So what is in the Little Free Pantry? Their first emphasis is non-perishable healthy food. So no overly sug-

COPIOUS CUPBOARD Stocked regularly by volunteers, the Little Free Pantry will contain an assortment of healthy, non-perishable foods. Amy Hines photo

MEETING NEEDS Completing the installation of the food-and-sundries pantry are, from left, Larry Boutis, Dan Harris and Martin Stahl. At right, a “suggestions” slate on the cabinet side. Dave Forshay photo; right, Amy Hines photo ary foods, and they’ll always supply something that’s gluten free. They’ll be avoiding extra salt and chemicals. “We want the stuff to taste good, and be as healthy for you as possible,” said Martinsons. Besides food, they’ll also have books, baby supplies and things that get people to go outside, like hiking maps and frisbees. So how do you access all of this goodness in the pantry? It’s simple! Just open the beautiful pantry doors if you are in need. But if what you need isn’t there, just grab the chalk and write what you would like on the blackboard. The pantry was stocked and opened Saturday, Sept. 22. They first started planning in the mid-summer of 2017 and it took more than a year because “everything is slower than it is meant to be.” A group of volunteers, managed by Maria Bivins, supplies the food for the pantry. The volunteers get paid back by a nonprofit organization called CalliopeOn-Main.

‘The people who have volunteered for it amaze me ... Everybody’s really enthusiastic and hope that it works.’ Barbara Martinsons So with such a beautiful pantry here in Livingston Manor, you can’t help thinking about the “what-ifs.” As you may know, we usually have some fairly bad winters here. So what will happen to the pantry in below-zero weather? If the weather gets very cold, a special call will be made to the volunteers to check on the pantry. The second, shingled roof on it will hopefully protect it from the snow. And if something freezes, the volunteers will be there to remove it. And there are also spring floods. The pantry has just over two feet of twoby-twos sunk into the ground below to support it. The pantry is also pro-

tected against mice and other animals. When asked about vandals and people taking the things without a real need, Martinsons said, “We hope that people ... will understand that this is aimed at the community and it would be a pity to abuse that.” How can you help? Well, there is always room for more volunteers! You can also contact Maria Bivins at to donate to the nonprofit organization Calliope on Main. “If we can promote health and support the community in small ways,” said Martinsons, “it will be a good thing.”

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COUNTRY COTTAGE The Rose Cottage features a wrap-around rocking chair porch and comfortable accommodations, all just a short walk from the Willowemoc Creek. Fine art from owner Marilyn Kotcher’s collection decorates the B&B’s bedrooms, dining room and parlor. Manor Ink photos

A rose is a Rose is a bed and breakfast Newly renovated B&B opens in DeBruce Gracie Ivory | Manor Ink DeBruce, N.Y. – Have you noticed how many new faces you have seen in town over the summer? Livingston Manor is really on the map now, one reason being all the new bed and breakfasts opening around the area. One of these is the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast Inn, located off Goff Road at 4 Maple Avenue. This new bed and breakfast is owned by Marilyn Kocher, a proprietor who has been in the hospitality business for many years. Marilyn previously owned the DeBruce Country Inn which she sold a while ago, leaving her with lots of time on her hands. She started work on her new B&B a year

ago, but it took time to get it to into the shape she wanted. The Rose Cottage, named for her mother, contains five bedrooms, all of which have their own baths. Breakfast is served and dinner is available, even to guests who are not staying there. Ms. Kocher invites everyone to try the offerings of her truly great chef, Edwin Pubil. Alcoholic beverages, of course, are served – even something as rare as a Pink Lady, a drink named for the famous Willowemoc dry-fishing fly. The establishment has attracted guests from New York City, and as far away as Florida, and is open from Apr. 1 to Nov. 30, and by special arrangement. The Manor welcomes this new bed and breakfast and hopes it does well.

ROSE CLIPPING THE OFFICIAL RIBBON-CUTTING ceremony for the Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn took place on Friday, Aug. 3, in DeBruce, to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated inn. Those in attendance included, from left, Anne Miller, Guest Services; (behind, partially visible) Ms. Marie Smith, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce ; Susan Gove; Marilyn Kocher, the Rose’s owner; Edwin Pubil, chef; and Brad Rutledge, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair. Many area businesses and neighbors joined in the celebration. Carolyn Bivins photo

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New owner exploring options � Page 1 the property, and that he had already been looking in the area as he likes our region. Bon Yagi was interested in the quality water we have here, and expressed interest in contributing to employment in the area. Now, what might Yagi be planning to do with this property, and why does the quality of water matter that much to him? Maybe to brew saké, a traditional Japanese rice wine. Wait, saké? Whoa there, Osei, don’t go using words people might not know. Let me explain. Saké is a Japanese wine made out of fermented rice. The process is a bit complicated, but I’ll explain it simply. First, the rice is milled and washed. It is put in a porous bag and soaked in cold water. The rice is then steamed and separated by hand. Next, the rice is covered in mold spores and wrapped up. The new rice is called “koji,” which is then mixed in a fermentation tank with water and yeast. After

WINE EXPERT In this undated still from an appearance on Martha Stewart’s TV show, Bon Yagi explains the tradition of saké to the host. Photo provided

UNDER CONSTRUCTION When Keiser originally purchased the old Dubois building and surrounding property on Dubois St., the company erected several huge warehouses to hold its kitchen equipment. Photo provided a couple weeks, the brew is put into cloth bags and pressed. Yagi is a very successful restaurateur. He has created numerous Japanese restaurants and bars in New York City, including Sakagura, Soba-Ya, the saké bar Decibel, and recently, Rai Rai Ken, and he has recently moved to this area. He has been featured in national news, magazines, and television including appearances on Martha Stewart’s show, “Martha Stewart Living.” And it may be more than just a brewery. Gina Molinet told us Bon Yagi may want to make this a Japanese-style restaurant along with the brewery. However, none of this is set in stone. Yagi owns the property, but is looking for investors to help jump-start this operation. I think that a local Japanese restaurant and brewery would be a nice thing for our town. Should we all be ready for the possibility of a saké-filled future?

PLENTY OF SPACE The buildings on the former Keiser Restaurant Equipment property have nearly 34,000 sq. ft. of storage space. New owner Bon Yagi plans to restore them. Osei Helper photo

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NEARLY DONE Much of the storm damage to the Livingston Manor Central School building has now been repaired and the scaffolding that encircled the school’s clock tower has been removed. The tower’s newly-polished copper dome now sparkles. Manor Ink photo above; Alex Rau photo below

LMCS hail repairs near completion Restoration of entrance way also finished By Jessica Mall | For Manor Ink Livingston Manor, N.Y. – If the glare of the sun off the newly installed copper on the LMCS clock tower has yet to catch your eye, take a moment to marvel now the school’s roof has been fully restored. The significant hail damage from the violent storm that occurred this past spring had left the copper exterior of the clock tower pitted and peened, as well as much of the roof in need of repair. To date, contractors have completed patching damaged areas of the roof and have replaced the sky lights over the 1967 wing. Areas that require foam roofing will be completed within the next few weeks. Over the coming weeks, contractors will be

working tirelessly to complete the last of the repairs to the slate roofing, to the Plexiglas roof over the stairway above the new gym entrance, and will add flashing and coping to the repaired roofing areas. The last of the copper installation near the front entrance will be completed as well. In addition to noting the hail damage repairs, Superintendent John Evans was pleased to announce the completion of a capital project which involved the restoration of two major focal points of the LMCS facade. The soffit over the columned entrance facing the stone bridge has been restored, as has the granite base of the flag pole. Mother Nature’s destructive behavior may at times leave residents of Livingston Manor feeling battered and bruised. How-

SHANDELEE The Arnold House DEBRUCE Rose Cottage B&B and Inn The DeBruce LIBERTY Shop Rite ever, the 80-year-old architectural jewel that is the heart of the hamlet will continue to serve as a pillar of strength and resiliency.

Grahamsville hosts 33rd pumpkin fete Grahamsville, N.Y. – The Daniel Pierce Library will host its annual fall fundraiser, the Giant Pumpkin Party, at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on Rte. 55 in the hamlet. The day-long event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6, and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LIVINGSTON MANOR Brandenburg Bakery Café 43 Catskill Art Society Catskill Fly Fishing Center Catskill Mountainkeeper Catskill Regional Health Clinic Chinatown Kitchen Viv’s Cuts & Creations Dette Flies Helen’s Barber Shop Jeff Bank Johnny’s Barber Shop Life Repurposed Luanne Steele, Vet Main Street Farm Manor Pharmacy Misner Agency Morgan Outdoors Peck’s Market R&M Farm Real Estate Sunoco Country Store The Owl Citgo Town Hall Upstream Wines & Liquors Wildlife Gift Shop Will Hardware Willow and Brown

A favorite of children of all ages, the party includes a children’s parade, pumpkin painting, games, live music, contests, a crafts fair, book sale, and pony rides! For a schedule and more information, visit or call 845-985-7233.

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JUST THE FACTS Steve Israel, above, responds to a question from Ink reporter Edward Lundquist, left. Manor Ink photos

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Veteran Times Herald-Record news reporter and columnist Steve Israel came to the Livingston Manor Central School on Monday, Sept. 24, to meet with Manor Ink’s student staff. Israel discussed the role of a reporter in today’s news environment and explained the difference between a hard news story, a feature article and an opinion column. Israel took questions following his presentation, and stressed his belief that the best news writers “overreport and underwrite.”


100s expected for cancer walk

CANCER CAUSE A large turnout ensured the success of 2017’s “Ride 2 Survive” walk. More are expected for this year’s event. Photo provided

LIVINGSTON MANOR, N.Y. – Community members annually organize a fundraising event to support victims of cancer, and last year over 200 participants walked, jogged, ran or pushed strollers along Main Street in an effort to raise money for “Ride 2 Survive.” Contributions were used to purchase gas gift cards, bus tickets or taxi fare for those needing cancer treatment in the area. Because the nearest radiation facility

is in Middletown, travel from Sullivan County can be costly. Many patients must go for radiation up to five times a week for a month or more. This year’s event, called “Walk 4 Rides,” hopes to raise even more than the $8,000 contributed last year. “Walk 4 Rides” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14. Registration begins at 9 a.m., or register at; the walk begins at 10 a.m. Meet at Café 43 on Main Street in Livingston Manor.


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LMCS grad receives SUNY Potsdam award Livingston Manor Central School graduate Rachel Barnhart has been recognized with a Public Health and Human Performance Departmental Scholar Award from SUNY Potsdam where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and achieved a 3.97 overall GPA. After completing an internship at a Barnhart pregnancy care center in Portland, Oregon, Ms. Barnhart was hired back as an employee after graduating summa cum laude from the university.

Delgado to meet voters in Jeffersonville A Meet the Candidate event for Antonio Delgado, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Jeffersonville at the Tavern on Main. Voters will have an opportunity to share their concerns with the candidate and get his Delgado views on issues affecting Sullivan County. Delgado, a 41-year-old attorney from Schenectady, Rhodes Scholar and former rap artist, is running against incumbent Republican Rep. John Faso in the highly competitive congressional race.

BACK TO SCHOOL While Livingston Manor students celebrated the start of the new school year at the LMCS “Welcome Back Dance” on Friday, Sept. 14, chef Gabriel Ivory, above, served up hot dogs and other snack fare. At right, Manor Ink reporter Osei Helper strikes a pose for the camera during a break in the festivities. Hunter Krause photos

Halloween haunts from colonial days Narrowsburg, N.Y. – Fort Delaware, the Delaware River Valley’s historic museum of colonial life, will be the site of a traditional celebration of another sort on Saturday, Oct. 13. The authentic pioneer-era fort will host a family-friendly evening of intriguing tales and mysteries in anticipation of the annual celebration of Halloween. The event is fittingly called the “Haunted History Lantern Tour.” Told by costumed storytellers, the evening’s tales will recount historic events that have a supernatural or other-worldly twist. A tour of the fort will follow, and then the Tara Minstrels will entertain with traditional Irish music around a festive bonfire. Participants are advised to bring flashlights, and cider and donuts will be available. The fort is located 6615 St. Rte. 97, just north of Narrowsburg. For more information, visit

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Saturday, November 19th Same day registration from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Race starts on Main Street at 10:00 a.m. THE ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K IS SEEKING EXCLUSIVE SPONSORS 1 Overall Presenter Wanted @ $1000 • 2 Partners Needed @ $500 3 Sponsors Needed @$150 (Thank you Jeff Bank for your sponsorship at this level!) Benefits in proportion to Include: • Full page ad in November Manor Ink • Prominent recognition on runners’ T-shirts • All other promotional materials To become a sponsor, please contact Library Director Dan Labstain at 439-5440

Pre-registration now open Pick up forms at Livingston Manor Free Library or from All proceeds will support programs of the nonprofit Livingston Manor Free Library!

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Town OKs 5K run over covered bridge with monitors By Marge Feuerstein | Manor Ink Mentor Town Board Meeting of Sept. 6 Minutes of the last meeting were unanimously approved. Old Business Roscoe Sewer Plant: The Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) Grant application has been submitted. Budget: All budget submissions are due Sept. 13. Marathon: The half-marathon and 5K race around Livingston Manor will be held on Oct. 13. The covered bridge cannot be closed but monitors will be stationed on either end. Codification Portfolio: This will be finished for the next meeting on Sept. 20. New Business Budget Modification Resolutions: Highway Fund was authorized to increase by $4,741.77; the General Fund was authorized to increase by $12,394. Transfer Station Agreement: The lease agreement for 2016 and 2017 continues for $1, but for one year only (2018), the town will pay $5,000 for needed repairs. Badger Meters: New software that will be required for Badger meters will cost $18,835. The funds will come from money in the budget that was set aside for a new truck. That purchase will be put on hold until next year. Department Heads: Ted Hartling, Highway Superintendent: Permits were issued by the DEC for work on the Craige Claire and Hazel Box Culvert, which may not arrive in time to install. Robert Wolcott, Water/Sewer Superintendent: Ongoing work with Bipin throughout the summer for RSTP may not get the hoped-for variance due to inconsis-

tent flow readings. Approval of Bills: Bills on abstract #17 were unanimously approved. Details of all dollar amounts, etc., can be found on the Town website,, under the minutes of Sept. 6.

TO STAY OPEN The route for the Cadence and Craft 5K marathon will take competitors through the Livingston Manor’s historic covered bridge. The bridge will remain open to vehicles, but monitors will ensure safe passage for runners.

Town Board Meeting of Sept. 20 Minutes of the last meeting were unanimously approved Correspondence: Town was notified by Dick Krupp, who has worked previously as a crossing guard, that he will be returning to work after recent surgery. Mr. Krupp is 83 and enjoys his work. Old Business RUST: The town received a grant of $6,000 through the county RUST (Remove of Unsafe Structures) program to help with the cost of removing a building on Meadow Rd. in Livingston Manor. The county will also provide an excavator to help take down the structure. Sidewalk Snow Removal: Due to the structure of the new ramp at Town Hall, different material will need to be used for snow removal. Plowing and salting costs will increase from $75 to $100 per trip. Camping Moratorium: Due to the complexity of the subject, the board has extended the investigative process for another three months and will then have a Public Hearing. Comprehensive Master Plan Update: Started over a year ago, the plan is scheduled to be completed next year, probably by June. Complicating the process is the large number of hamlets still designated on maps but which no longer exist. Hail Damage: The exterior work on Town Hall has been completed. Still to be assessed is what repairs are needed indoors. The ceiling of the boardroom which

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sustained water damage may need to be repaired or possibly replaced.

New Business Resolutions Required: The following resolutions were passed by the board: JCAP: Justice Feinberg will apply for a grant for a new generator for the court house. “Walk 4 Rides”: Town will sponsor “Walk 4 Rides,” a benefit for Ride to Survive, in Livingston Manor on Oct. 14. The walk will raise funds to provide gas money to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Door Locks for Town Hall: Rather than pay to have locks changed, the board voted to have all locks in town hall re-keyed. Budget Workshop: All budgets have been received before the Sept. 30 deadline and the Budget Workshop has been set for Oct. 16, 2018. Furnace Maintenance and Service: Upon the recommendation of Supervisor Eggleton, the board voted to hire Silverman Mechanical as the one company to service the furnaces.

Road Name Corrections: Due to a recent mix-up by 911 in response to a call in Roscoe, it has been determined that there are two roads in Roscoe with Orchard Ave. signs, although there is only one Orchard St. The signs will have to be changed and 911 will be notified of the change. Department Heads: Ted Hartling, Highway Superintendent: Criage Clair Rd. set to go. Glenn Gabbard: Code Enforcement: There are quite a few new homes in progress in town. Public Comment: Manor Renaissance members asked if it might be possible to add an extra pick-up of trash during the summer and after a holiday or special event weekend. Volunteers cannot keep up with the mess. They informed the board that the decorative lamp posts are being repaired/painted and LED bulbs installed. Scott Sparling spoke of his concern about the disparity between Town Justice salaries. He was followed by Justice Dame who spoke about the fact that only one justice had an option of insurance buy-out.

School Board: Roof leak in gymnasium traced to mysterious attic crawl space By Marge Feuerstein | Manor Ink Mentor School Board Meeting of Sept. 19 Superintendent’s Update & Presentation School Repair: Superintendent Evans advised the board that after all the roof repair work was completed, there still was leakage into the old gym during the last few heavy rains. It was determined that the problem is coming from a small crawl space in the attic over the gym that is so old no one currently on the staff knew it was there. An analysis of the situation will

be undertaken and a determination will be made as to whether an immediate fix is necessary or it can wait and be included in the next capital budget. Many other repairs have been included and things are moving along well. “School in 2030”: Mr. Evans attended a seminar which projected what students in kindergarten now will have to master to be prepared for the job market in 2030 when they graduate from high school. It is crucial for them to develop the critical thinking necessary for a world where technology is moving in leaps and bounds.

Delay in School Warrants: A major hold-up in Delaware County and some unfortunate personnel problems caused the delay of the issuance of school tax bills in several counties. Collections will begin Sept. 20. The first month, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 19, will be penalty-free. The second collection period will incur a 2% penalty and will run from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, outstanding bills will be turned over to the county for collection, with a 2% penalty. Snow Plow Bid Award: The contract for snow plowing and removal was awarded

to the lowest bidder, Poley Paving & Construction of Liberty. Anti-Shaming Policy: A policy ensuring that all children will be given lunch even if there is no money in their account, and prohibiting discussion by cafeteria staff about the lack of funds, was unanimously passed.

Action Items and Consent Agenda Details of all of the action items and consent agenda passed by the board, including all the dollar amounts, can be found at on the Board of Education page under Minutes of Sept. 19, 2018.

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Call for applicants for community award

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The Leadership Summit Executive Committee (a partnership between Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Sullivan Renaissance, H2Growth Strategies, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum) will grant two Innovation Awards in 2018. Each winner will receive an award of up to $5,000. The Innovation Award is an unrestricted monetary award intended to recognize nonprofit organizations that demonstrate innovation in the areas of collaboration,

marketing, organizational operations, and programs. To be considered for the Innovation Award, the initiative must take an innovative approach to an existing challenge or meet a new and emerging challenge. The award is meant to recognize creative thinking, novel approaches, efforts and new partnerships that advance efforts to improve health and wellness of individuals or the community at large. For more information and for an application, visit

Trot, Halloween scares and pizza slated for library’s fall Now that the fall season is upon us, the Livingston Manor Free Library is planning the following events. On Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will be presenting an overview of their services. Among the topics discussed will be tenants rights. The library will also be offering “Screams & Stories,” a program of scary Dan Laibstain stories for Halloween, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3:45 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the library and the Kaatskeller Restaurant on Main Street are sponsoring a Halloween Pizza Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Among the activities at this event will be a Halloween costume contest, a book sale and a pie-making workshop where each child will get to make his or her own pizza. The library’s Turkey Trot 5K Road Race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17. This

annual event, one of the library’s most successful, has a race start of 10 a.m. Race day registration is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Registration forms for the competition are available at the library and on our website. The LMFL will continue to hold its regular story time for 2-5 year olds from 11:15-11:45 a.m. every TuesLIBRARY day. The Library Book Club NOTES meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. If you have any questions about any of these programs, please call the library at 845-439-5440. Over the next month, I will be planning winter programs for the LMFL. If there are any programs or activities you would like to suggest, please email me at Enjoy your fall! Dan Laibstain is the director of the Livingston Manor Free Library. For information about the LMFL and its programs, visit

TROTTER SUPPORT Junior cheerleaders offer encouragement to competitors on Main Street during the 2017 LMFL Turkey Trot 5K Road Race. Manor Ink photo

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Olivia and Claire Mall

Matthew and Justin Dutcher

Emily and Allison Froelich

Madison and Alayna Menck

Kyle and Joshua Dutcher

Brady and Landon Bowers

Patrick and Tyler Gorr

William and Anthony Santis

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Something in the water, perhaps? Preponderance of twins in the hamlet has Manor seeing double By Edward Lundquist | Manor Ink

DOUBLETAKE Sophie and Sabrina Purves are one of ten sets of twins attending Livingston Manor Central School this year. The hamlet currently has a higher percentage of twins than the national average of 3.37 percent. Jessica Mall photos

Few people notice or recognise the surprising number of twins in our school. Out of the 470 students at LMCS, there are ten sets of twins. This represents 4.2 percent of student body in our school, which is slightly higher than the national average. The national average is increasing, too, actually. From 1915 to 1995, the twin population was at a constant rate of 2 percent. From 1995, it grew to 2.5 percent. In 2010, the average was all the way up to 3.3 percent! This means that one out of every thirty

babies born is a twin. Why though? Many scientists think it is because of an increased use of reproductive technologies. Others believe it is the result of lifestyle causes. More obese or overly tall women are more likely to have twins. The most followed theory is that it’s related to maternal age. Studies in 2012 show that women over 30 are most prone to having twins. Whatever the reason, Livingston Manor has more than its share of brother and sister look alikes. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking twice!

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Exhibit’s Dear Folks letters bring war home

MAIL CALL Dear Folks, an anthology of letters written by Sullivan County service men and women during the First World War, is part of the Sullivan County Historical Society’s exhibit “The Great War – World War I.” Copies are available at the Sullivan County Museum. Photo provided

The year 2018 marks the centennial of America’s involvement in the First World War and that conflict’s eventual armistice, signed on Nov. 11, 1918. Answering our nation’s call to arms to fight the German invaders on France and Belgium soils, over 2,000 boys from Sullivan County went into military service. Still more men and women joined the American Red Cross and volunteer aid groups in support of the American soldiers. Caught up in the patriotic fever, these young people came from all sections of Sullivan County and unhesitatingly signed-up for what they thought would an adventurous escapade overseas. Away from their homes in Sullivan County, some for the first time, these young soldiers and aid workers were grateful for any news from back home, often in the form of letters from family and friends or articles from local newspapers.

They likewise reciprocated, filling the long hours between moments of deadly conflict by writing letters informing folks back home of their experiences. On receiving these letters, many families shared them with the editors of local newspapers. By doing so, the news from their young soldier was easily circulated amongst his friends and neighbors. Today, long after the original letters have disappeared through the ravages of time, they have survived in newsprint, thanks to the efforts of the Sullivan County Historical Society and other historical organizations. This fall, the Sullivan County Historical Society has assembled a World War I exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum and Cultural Center in Hurleyville that honors the generation that served during that epic conflict. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Society has published a book containing many of the letters from Sul-

livan County soldiers that were printed in local newspapers. The book, entitled Dear Folks: The Great War – Letters from the Front, depicts military life in Sullivan County soldiers’ own words. The letters tell the story of a conflict in which our own friends, neighbors and relatives were central characters. They were the youth of their generation, their innocence overshadowed by their sense of loyalty not only to their country, but also to their families. They experienced the hardships and fears brought on by the conflict. Their personal dramas, jotted down sometimes under adverse conditions, all have the common opening greeting: “Dear folks.” The exhibit, “The Great War – World War I,” continues at the museum through Nov. 11, Armistice Day. For more information about it and the book, Dear Folks, visit


Construction scaffolding and debris netting have been placed around the front of the former A&P building on the corner of Dubois and Main streets in Livingston Manor. The structure’s new owners are making much needed repairs in preparation for opening a cafe and antique shop. Manor Ink photo

8th Annual Livingston Manor Renaissance Raffle Now Showing Joan Giordano September 1 – October 27

Upcoming Exhibit Robin Dintiman, Mary Sweeney November 3 - December 31

Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Arnold House 4-6 p.m.

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OCEAN BREEZES The view along the Tunel de La Habana, the thoroughfare that runs along the bay on Havana’s northern side. The broad boulevard offers majestic views of the Carribean. Osei Helper photos

Despite poverty, Cubans not poor in spirit Osei Helper | Manor Ink


he world is a large place. It’s really big, and when you stay in one general area, especially the U.S., you tend to take what you have for granted. So when I went on my trip to Havana, Cuba over the summer, I was in for a rude awakening. Traveling to a poor country from a wealthy one really shifts your perspective on life. SeeTRAVELS ing how the people thrive, and sometimes don’t, on the WITH THE INK limited resources they have available is eye opening. When I first arrived, I noticed some key differences from what I am used to, and sadly, few were positive, and most negative. Many of the people around our area were obviously poor. Everyday, they wore the same torn up clothing and sat out on their steps. The people were skinny. There was not nearly as much food available there as here. There was seemingly one brand of water and soda, which isn’t good for an economy. When you have one company controlling the one thing people need most, they can charge more than the people have. Considering that Cuba is already a poor country, that’s even worse. There were large contrasts of wealth in different areas. I’m not saying the more wealthy people were rich in the slightest. It’s just that they were better clothed and better fed. Some places smelled fine, but

others were nearly unbearable. A lot of the kids there didn’t have parents. They were homeless and lived on the streets. Children would come up to me and my group and ask for bags and money. We gave what we could, but it was disheartening when I had to say no. I could tell these kids didn’t have much. It wasn’t just the kids either. I saw many homeless adults. People sleeping on the streets and such. I’ve seen homeless people before, but this is just on a new level. Not to The architecture mention there was an abundance of is beautiful. stray cats and dogs wandering around, Even with all scavenging. of the cracks, I’m going to it’s something finally get into some positive things. I myto gawk at. self am getting pretty gloomy writing this. The architecture is beautiful. Even with all of the cracks, it’s something to gawk at. The craftsmanship is wonderful, and you can tell that hard work and effort was put into those constructions. There are also many craftsmen in Cuba. Many stores will sell mini statues, boxes, key chains, bats, etc., and while there wasn’t much variety between stores, the quality of the items was great for the prices. While our group was touring, we saw a woman crocheting beautiful clothing items. I brought one for my mom, as

HISTORIC SPOT Members of the author’s group, flanked by 19th century canons, pose with Havana’s famous Castillo de Los Tres Reyes Del Morro in the background. did another group member. The quality of it was great, but there’s something uplifting about buying a hand knit gown from a women who didn’t look like she had much. It felt good. You would think after all the stuff I said about the quality of living, everyone would be sad and gloomy all the time. But it was the opposite. Yes, people had to struggle, but they still found joy in life. People would talk and hang out. They would go party and play games. I remembered this group of kids that I played soccer with. It was really fun, though I’m sad to say that those kids utterly annihilated me. This one kid crossed

me up so hard, I saw my spirit leave my body. He basically channeled Death himself, just to end my life with one fatal move of his feet. I just sat there on the ground, freshly fallen, thinking about what my life had come to. Everyone was so nice. When we needed directions, people would help. They would even work with us through my terribly broken Spanish. This trip really turned my perspective on life around, getting me to think about how I could find joy in it. I’m grateful for my trip to Cuba and plan on going again. This time I’ll bring extra clothing and money, so I don’t have to say no.

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Halloween fright tips By Marlee Madison | Manor Ink Project: DIY Skeleton Decoration As Halloween is getting closer, you will need some fun-and-easy decorations to hang around the house to set the mood when costumed trick-or-treaters arrive.

BACON PANCAKES By Jenson Skalda | Manor Ink

Materials n Cotton swabs or Q-tips n Cotton balls n Black card stock paper or cardboard n Black construction paper n Hot glue n Scissors Procedure 1. Hot glue a group of cotton balls (around 4) toward the balls (glue 2 on each side to make the MEM’S top of the card stock paper/ arms look like they have elbows) cardboard 5. Glue 4 more cotton swabs to the GEMS 2. Glue a cotton bottom of the middle vertical swab vertically below the cotcotton swab (you can also glue ton ball group these at angles to resemble 3. Glue 3 cotton swabs knees) horizontally across the vertical 6. Cut a small smile and eyes cotton swab out of black construction paper 4. Glue 4 cotton swabs at the 7. Glue the “face” onto the Scan the code top of the middle vertical cotcotton ball to see a video ton swab but below the cotton 8. Hang up and enjoy!

Because the animated TV series “Adventure Time” is coming to an end after eight years, I decided RECIPE to create an homage to the show by making “bacon pancakes,” after a song sung by the character Jake. Here’s how to make them:

1 cup flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder Pinch of baking soda 2 Tbsp. melted butter, plus extra for frying ¾ cup buttermilk 1 egg Pinch of salt 10 strips bacon Maple syrup for serving

together the melted butter and buttermilk. After those are well combined, add the egg. 2. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and whisk for 20 seconds. If there are a few lumps, that’s OK, but the batter has to be mixed well. 3. Melt the extra butter in large skillet. Add the bacon strips with space between them. Pour the batter on each strip until covered, and leave space between each cake. 4. Cook until the batter bubbles, then flip. Serve the pancakes with your topping of choice.

1. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk

You probably know the hit movie, but it’s the book that’s the real story Ready Player One is an imaginative take on our lives and our culture over the past 70 years. In 2018, it was made into a well known Spielberg movie, but few know about the incredible book behind it. Wade Watts, the main Edward character, is an 18-yearLundquist old boy who lives in a

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disgusting dystopian world. Everyone has fled inside the Oasis, a virtual reality universe, riddled with PAGE pop culture, and a place TURNERS where, to quote Wade, “anyone can be or do anything.” Wade is one of the gamer team, Gunters, short for Egg Hunters. James Halliday, the creator of the Oasis, placed a priceless Easter Egg in the game before he died. To get to the


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egg, you have to collect three keys, go through three doorways and complete a LOT of challenges only a nerd could beat. The Egg is sought after because with it comes ownership of the Oasis and James Halliday’s entire vast wealth. Some younger readers may want to keep their computers at hand to look up those older games and characters. I LOVED this book. The characters are relatable. They’re angry, you’re angry.

They’re tense, Ready Player One you’re tense. ErBy Ernest Cline nest Cline outdid HHHHH himself with this Ages 13+ book, and has unofficially announced that he may be writing two more sequels. To Parents: There are philosophical themes that younger readers may not understand, as well as cursing, violence, death and two brief sexual mentions.


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This Shrek movie short is good, not great Halloween is coming! Time for costumes, candy, and telling scary stories. Scary stories, that’s what this short film, “Scared Shrekless,” is all about. With most spin-off movies and short films from popular movies, they usually feel like plain cash grabs. This movie however, did not. It had humor, a basic, short, but decently-structured plot, and a good number Osei Helper of references for longtime watchers of the Shrek franchise. So without further ado, let’s review “Scared Shrekless.” WARNING! The following contains spoilers. The movie is set on the day of Halloween (obviously), and we are re-introduced to Shrek’s kids FerMEDIA gus, Farkle and Felicia. After PROBE they scare some people, REVIEW Shrek takes them back to the cabin to witness a failed attempt by Donkey and friends to scare him. This prompts Donkey to suggest a night where everyone tells scary stories, and the last one to be scared wins and will be crowned the “King of Halloween.” Shrek decides to tell the stories in Duloc, which is now a ghost town, due to Lord Farquad’s death. There’s a funny reference to the first movie. In the first “Shrek,” when Shrek and Donkey first go to Duloc, there’s a cute little set of

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QUICK SCARES Donkey reacts in a parody of the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” one of the better moments in “Scared Shrekless.” Wikipedia photo puppets that sing a song that introduces you to Duloc, calling it a “perfect place.” The same thing happens in this film, except the puppets are worn, with their heads popping off. The song’s lyrics are creepy and actually threaten to chop off your head. Duloc is referred to as a “creepy place” instead. From this scene they enter the castle. The stories they tell are actually kind of funny. Some of them even made references to famous horror movies. Gingy tells the “true story” of how he accidentally made a bunch of gingerbread girlfriends who were too clingy and who eventually killed him. Shrek points out

that Gingy shouldn’t be alive, causing gingy to run away of embarrassment. When Donkey and Puss are trying to tell the story, each keep interrupting the other and try to kill each other within the story, eventually leading to a big argument between them. The story is based on the classic thriller “Psycho.” It includes “the shower scene” and a Bates Motel parody called “Boots Motel.” This leads to Shrek’s story called, “The Shreksorcist.” This one is actually the most hilarious. Shrek is hired by Geppetto, the woodcarver who built Pinocchio, to deal with Pinocchio. When Shrek goes to Pinoc-

chio’s room, he sees Pinocchio going crazy and floating like he’s possessed. After settling Pinocchio down, Shrek asks what’s wrong. Pinocchio says that there are voices in his head. He proceeds to throw up on Shrek “Exorcist” style. There’s a whole scene of Pinocchio straight up attacking Shrek, even going for the gonads. Shrek finally gets Pinocchio asleep, for the second time, only for Pinocchio to wake up and jump out the window exclaiming, “I regret nothing!” He finds out that the voice in his head was Jiminy Cricket. Jiminy can barely get any words in before Pinocchio stomps him, crushing not only Jiminy, but my spirit as I watched this horrifying scene of the killing of one of my favorite Pinocchio characters. To sum the last of it up, Shrek, with the help of Fiona, Fergus, Farkle and Felicia, scares Donkey out of the castle. I rate this movie a solid 7.5/10. The movie was good for its length. I actually really enjoyed it, but it was obviously rushed. You could tell it was lacking what drew in more mature audiences. The most I could draw from “Scared Shrekless” was that ogres are the scariest of the fairy tale creatures. The plot may not have been the best, but the quality of the movie itself, with all the jokes and references, is what saved it for me. If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest watching it for yourself. Keep on Shreking!

Ink checks out inky FPS game “Splatoon 2” is the game where you’re a kid, but can turn into a squid. “Splatoon 2” is game for the Nintendo Switch with downloadable content that can be bought alongside the game. There is a single player mode and a Jenson Skalda multiplayer mode and both are good. The game can be bought at any game store and can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop. GAME The basic idea of the game is like any other firstREVIEW person shooter game – get kills and complete the objective. But there is a new dynamic to the game with the squid’s ink. You can hide in it, swim in it in your squid form, or you can slow

others down in it. The combat is unlike most games in that the aim is controlled by motion and not the analog stick, but you can use it if you wish. Most weapons will not be unlocked for newer players, and will have to be unlocked by leveling up. I recommend the rollers and dualies for newer players because they are easier to use than most weapons. But for the more experienced players, the snipers and burstfire weapons are perfect because of the need to hit the shots. Also, NEVER USE THE AEROSPRAY. Just don’t! The game costs $60 and the DLC (downloadable content) is another $20.

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Bluegrass, history at museum Hurleyville, N.Y. – On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., legendary guitarist Van Manakas joins Aldo and Carol of Little Sparrow at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville to perform traditional bluegrass music and discuss how this distinct musical form played an important part in Sullivan County’s history. Van Manakas is one of the finest guitar players in the world. He just returned from a tour in Japan, where he performed in a band that opened for Bob Dylan. He has recorded numerous CDs and is a multi-instrumentalist who will be performing on guitar, fiddle and Dobro. The event is free, though donations will be accepted. The museum is located at 265 Main Street in Hurleyville. Visit for more information.

Good friends: Animal companions bring joy to our lives in later years As I sat with my cat Booboo on my lap the other evening and listened to his contented purr, I thought how lucky I am to have this wonderful companion. How glad I am that I took him in, hungry, lost and hurt 10 years ago. When I was 50, I attended an 80th birthday party for an aunt. As my husband and I were leaving, she said to me, “You know, the hardest thing about getting old is losing your friends.” I understood what she meant, but I didn’t really internalize it. Now in my 80s, I do. As we grow older many of us find that we are losing friends. Some move away, possibly to warmer climes. Some grow Marge ill and can no longer enjoy along with Feuerstein us all the things we used to do. Some unfortunately die. In fact, many of us lose our spouses or life-long companions. But many have also found that there is wonderful companionship available from four-legged friends. I choose to call them “friends,” not “pets.” AGING A pet is defined by Merriam Webster as OUT LOUD ”a tamed animal kept for pleasure rather than utility.” Perhaps, but I would rather award them the dignity of the word friend rather than “pet,” which to me conveys possession. Whether you paid a breeder or saved an animal from a miserable caged existence or possible death, this new friend will enrich your life. We do not own friends. I think we enter into a mutual arrangement where you provide a safe home, food, medical care and love, and they provide endless entertainment and unconditional LOVE. A dog who greets you at the door with tail wagging at 90 mph, or a cat who gives you the it’s-about-time-you-

A FRIEND INDEED The author’s orange tabby, Booboo, caught in a moment of repose. Marge Feuerstein photo

Many have also found that there is wonderful companionship available from four-legged friends. I choose to call them ‘friends,’ not ‘pets.’ got-home stare but later jumps into your lap and purrs like a motorboat – those displays make everything you do for them worth it. You are well rewarded for giving a loving home to one of earth’s adorable creatures. In addition, it has been proven that stroking a cat or dog can help reduce tension and lower blood pressure. A wonderful side benefit! But medical benefit or not, having an animal friend can provide endless joy. Growing older has many challenges, but day-to-day living need not be lonely or boring. A wonderful animal buddy, so easy to obtain, can enrich your life – and possibly save theirs.

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ONGOING Art Exhibit: Work by Joan Giordano Through Oct. 27; CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor. Library Storytime Tuesdays in October; 11:1511:45 a.m. Livingston Manor Free Library, 92 Main St., Livingston Manor. livingstonmanorlibrary Meditation & Mindfulness for Daily Life Sundays in October; 2-3:30 p.m.; Kadampa Meditation Center, 47 Sweeney Rd., Glen Spey. Tai Chi for Arthritis Throughout October; call 557-8907 for dates and times; Highland Senior Center, 725 State Rte. 55, Eldred. Drop-in Story Hour Mondays and Wednesdays in October; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Liberty Public Library, 189 North Main St., Liberty Knitters/Crocheters Tuesdays in October; 10:3011:30 a.m. Liberty Public Library, 189 North Main St., Liberty Trivia Night Wednesdays in October; 7-8:30 p.m. Callicoon Brewing Co., 16 Upper Main St., Callicoon. Livingston Manor Farmers Market Sundays in October, 10 a.m.-2

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p.m.; Main St. Green Space lawn, Livingston Manor Kauneonga Lake Farmers Market Saturdays in October; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kauneonga Lake Neversink Farmers Market Saturdays in October; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Neversink General Store, 4 Schumway Rd., Neversink Roscoe Farmers Market Sundays in October; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Niforatos Field, Route 206, Roscoe OCTOBER 5-31 Autumn Getaway Weekend Retreat Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7; Kadampa Meditation Center New York, 47 Sweeney Rd., Glen Spey. Family Game Night Friday, Oct. 5; 4-6 p.m.; E.B. Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. Peter Yarrow Friday, Oct. 5; 8-11 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Catskills Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7; Camp Echo, Bloomingburg. Fall Hike with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Saturday, Oct. 6; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tusten Mountain Trail, Narrowsburg. Pumpkin Fest 2018 Saturday, Oct. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Barryville. 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner Hosted by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum; Saturday, Oct. 6; Villa Roma, Callicoon. Thurman Barker Ensemble Sunday, Oct. 7; 5 p.m.; CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St., Livingston Manor. Prayers for World Peace Sunday, Oct. 7; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Kadampa Meditation Center, 47 Sweeney Rd., Glen Spey. Legends in the Sky Stargazing Party Sunday, Oct. 7; 6:30-11 p.m.; Bethel Woods Market Sheds, Hurd Rd., Bethel. Teen Advisory Meeting Thursday, Oct. 11; 5:30-6:30

p.m.; E.B. Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello. Sullivan County Audubon Annual Dinner Friday, Oct.12; 5-9 p.m.; Rockland House, Route 206, Roscoe. Youngsville Firecrackers Craft Fair Saturday, Oct. 13; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Youngsville. Half Marathon & 5K Run Saturday, Oct. 13; Livingston Manor. Hosted by Cadence and Craft, and featuring Catskill Brewery; to register, visit Beer, Spirits & Food Festival Saturday, Oct. 13; 1-5 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. End of Season Celebration Sunday, Oct. 14; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;

Apple Pond Farm, 80 Hahn Rd., Callicoon Center. Waterwheel Demonstration Sunday, Oct. 14; 2-4 p.m.; Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St.,Grahamsville. Jeffersonville Lions Club Charity Horse Show Saturday, Oct. 20; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bridle Hill Farm, 190 Hemmer Rd., Jeffersonville. Story Pirates Saturday, Oct. 20; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Peace, Love & Pumpkins Saturday, Oct. 20; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Angry Orchard, 2241 Albany Post Rd., Walden.

A VINE TIME Bethel Woods Center for the Arts celebrates the start of fall season with its 7th annual Wine Festival. Featured will be wine samplngs from over 30 area vintnors, plus specialty foods, artisanal handicrafts, musical entertainment from Parsonsfield and a “paintand-sip” crafting session. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, located at 200 Hurd Rd. in Bethel. More info? Visit

Lost Towns Sunday, Oct. 21; 2-4 p.m.; Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St., Grahamsville. Thoreau and Living Deliberately Sunday, Oct. 21; 3-5 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Farm-to-Table Dinner Sunday, Oct. 21; 8-11 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. 2018 Catskills R&R Retreat Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28; Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, 1195 Arrowhead Rd. , Ellenville. Flicks: “Young Frankenstein” Friday, Oct. 26; 7:30-11 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Needle Arts From the Past for Today: Cross Stitch Sunday, Oct. 28; 2-4 p.m.; Time and the Valleys Museum, 332 Main St., Grahamsville. Flicks: “Monsters, Inc.” Sunday, Oct. 28; 2-5 p.m.; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. Construction Club for Kids Monday, Oct. 29; 4-5:30 p.m.; E.B. Crawford Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello.

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HOME FIELD LMCS band member Gabriel Ivory performs on tuba, top, while Case LeRoy contemplates a play, above. Below, Erick Hill carries the ball in a yardage gain for the Blue Devils. Alex Rau photos GRIDIRON RETURN The combined LMCS Varsity Football team, the Blue Devils, played its Homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 22, scoring a 28-8 win over the Dover Dragons. At right, Homecoming King and Queen Lindsey Rau and Dylan Hefele; below, Vamiesha Davis sings the National Anthem. Alex Rau photos

Manor teams set to get their games on By Zachary Dertinger | Manor Ink

GOAL-ORIENTED LMCS’s Lindsay Parks moves the ball down field in a soccer match with Sullivan West. Alex Rau photo

The Livingston Manor fall sports season includes six teams: varsity cross country, modified cross country, varsity soccer, modified soccer, varsity football (merged with Roscoe and 2018-19 Downsville), modified football (also merged SEASON with Roscoe and Downsville). The varsity soccer team’s record to date is 0-3, with the varsity football team being 1-1. The decrease in participation over the

past several years has led to fewer LMCS sports teams. Personally, I have a great time running cross country with my editor-and-chief, Marlee Madison, and being a part of a sports team allows me other opportunities to see my friends who are also involved in other sports. Please visit, a website where you can find schedules for all Livingston Manor games in the event you would like to come support your favorite team from the sidelines. I wish all our teams the best of luck!





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