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Fred Stabbert III Joseph Abraham Rosalie Mycka Liz Tucker Susan Panella Barbara Matos Janice Vooght Petra Duffy Sue Owens

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holiday-ing in our Catskills n the Sullivan Catskills we don’t let a little cold weather slow us down. We head over to the Villa Roma Resort and Holiday Mountain where outdoor winter activities are in abundance; snowboarding, snow-tubing, snowshoeing and skiing! Keep your eyes peeled as many of our accommodations offer winter activities and cozy fireplaces to warm up after enjoying the outdoors. Thanksgiving is the most iconic of American gatherings, whether you are planning to gather in your kitchen preparing a locally sourced turkey and produce from one of our organic farms or let one of our fine dining establishments serve up a delicious dinner. Choose the atmosphere that suits you best. Finish your meal with outstanding baked goods from our bakeries and general stores. It’s hard to believe that another holiday season is nearly upon us. If you’ve ever spent the holidays in the Sullivan Catskills then you know just how magical it can be. With so much going on in coming

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lighting the holidays’ ew things remind us more of this special season than holiday classics and dazzling light displays. The Canal Towne Emporium in Wurtsboro has both! Dance of the Lights, their annual holiday light show, will return this year from November 24 through Christmas Eve. This annual favorite takes place seven nights a week at 7 P.M. and includes four Christmas and holiday songs, which vary from year to year. Created and designed by Michael Roosa, the show encompasses the entire front of Canal Towne and uses thousand of lights, to the delight of children and families, as it has for the past decade. One holiday classic re-

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by Joseph Abraham he Neversink General Store (NGS), located in Neversink, NY, is the definition of a one-stop shop, where customers can get delicious food, fill up their gas tank and satisfy all their household needs. Formerly known as Cannie D’s, the store was purchased by owners Mark McLewin and Cristina Aby-Azar in 2015. “The store is somewhat isolated with respect to its location,” McLewin said. “The community does not have many choices in that area. Our goal is to give them one-stop shopping that they really look forward to. We are creating a destination that is worth the trip. Food and fuel are central to everyone. We have Five Star Chef Jaime [Stankevicus] to prepare excellent food and we are the first Sinclair gas station in the Tri-State area since the 70's.” Stankevicus, who grew up in Brazil, has traveled all over the world, adding to his craft throughout the years. His cooking style is contemporary American cuisine (with regional and international influences), and his cuisine specialties are classic French, Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese and Brazilian. NGS always has Boars Head meats, baked goods, fresh vegetables, and a menu of deli-

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cious meals available. In addition to the everyday menu, Stankevicus prepares specials that alternate daily. All meals at NGS are cooked with fresh and local ingredients. One special currently available is their Smoked BBQ Platter, which consists of: 1/2 rack ribs, 1/2-lb Smoked brisket, 1/2-lb pulled pork, 1/2 a smoked chicken and potato salad for only $18.99. They also have a variety of delicious vegetarian meals to choose from. You can sit in a cozy eat-in area or take out. If you have an event that needs to be catered, NGS can certainly handle it, as they have the capacity to cater for up to 750 people. “We want to share our food with more people,” McLewin said. “Crystal Run at Rock Hill asked us to take over their food service/Cafe. We opened there this summer. We are also expanding our catering business. We recently catered for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Town of Wallkill, Inc.’s ‘Grown Here’ Farm to Table fundraiser and we cooked the main course.” With the holiday season upon us, NGS also has a bevy of items that’d make nice gifts for humans and pets alike. “We have local artists and vendors represented in the store,” McLewin said. “Pottery, soaps, cookies, herbal remedies, honey, maple syrup, dog treats, grass fed hormone free meat and coffee. Also Sinclair Gas dinos, soaps, gift cards and mugs.” One of the most unique attributes of NGS is not only that they serve a need in the community, but also how they make it their business to be a member of it. “We try to participate in everything commuVisit the NGS website to find out the food specials of nity,” McLewin said. “A Farmers’ Market is held the day. The Ravioli with mushrooms on the previous at our store. We do not charge the vendors. page, as well as the vegetable skewers and tasty We wash boats to use on the Neversink Reserquinoa dish above, are just a few of many dishes that voir. I am the Treasurer of the Neversink have been offered at NGS. The store also sells several Chamber of Commerce. Many of our clients locally produced items that would make great gifts. come in three times a day. We have a party room that organizations like car clubs can meet in. We have cooking classes and paintNEVERSINK GENERAL STORE ing classes in the room as well. If you want to 4 Schumway Road have a party – get the food from us and you Neversink, NY can use the room. ” (856)985-2076 If you have an idea or request in mind, just Hours: Monday-Wednesday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. ask, NGS will find a way to fullfill it. “One of our older clients asked us if we Thursday-Saturday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. would cater Thanksgiving for them,” explained Sunday 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. McLewin. “It was for him and his wife – of www.neversinkgeneralstore.com course we said yes.” 12

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The Secret Garden carries products at various price points, appealing to all customers. Also, when you make a purchase, you’ll get your gift wrapped for free! While the variety of items for sale are enough of an attraction, the shop’s decoration is also a major eye-catcher. Its design changes for every holiday, creating a great atmosphere for customers.


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as Dickens would do it by Joseph Abraham n his famous novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” That was in reference to the French Revolution. But when talking about the holiday season, I’m sure Dickens would agree that it’s one of the best times around. A special event in the Hamlet of Callicoon allows us to usher in the holidays in a very creative way. On December 9, from noon to 7 p.m., Callicoon will be magically transformed into a town-wide Victorian Wonderland during their Fourth Annual Dickens on the Delaware event. Carolers, shopkeepers and townsfolk stroll the streets and byways spreading good cheer. You may even catch a glimpse of Dickens’ himself! Local shops offer Holiday fare and cheer,

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Saturday, November 18 Comedy Nights Join us for another series of comedy nights @ the Arnold House. $20 at the door, laughter is free! Saturdays at 8 p.m. through May 12. At the Arnold House 839 Shandelee Rd., Livingston Manor, NY. https://www.facebook.com/events Grahamsville United Methodist Church Thrift Sale, 9 a.m. - noon, 356 Main St., Grahamsville. Call 9852283 for info. The Exterminating Angels - SUNY Sullivan will be screening a performance of The Exterminating Angels as a part of The Met: Live in HD series at 12:55 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 13 and under and $10 for students (with valid ID). You can order tickets via the SUNY Sullivan Box Office at (845) 434-5750, extension 4472, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Friday, November 24 Holiday Craft Fair - The Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon hosts a craft fair, providing a unique assortment of merchandise for holiday shopping, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info, call 887-5634 or email info@delawareyouthcenter. org. Lights to Music begins in the Village’s Backyard Park - 876 Swiss Hill Road N. Jeffersonville. Info (845) 4824275. Annual James Dworetsky Memorial Holiday Parade 7 p.m., Main Street, Jeffersonville. After parade visit with Santa at Jeffersonville firehouse. To enter a float or participate, call (845) 482-4151.

Saturday, November 25 Holiday Craft Fair - The Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon hosts a craft fair, providing a unique assortment of merchandise for holiday shopping, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For info, call 887-5634 or email info@delawareyouthcenter. org. Santa Visits Jeffersonville! - Santa and his Elves will be visiting in the lobby of Jeff Bank in Jeffersonville from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Come for a visit and have your photo taken with Santa! There will be cookies, hot chocolate and a Christmas craft. Suggested donation $4 with proceeds donated to the local food bank. Horse & Carriage rides (weather permiting). Info (845) 482-5688 or visit jeffersonvilleny.com. Christmas Bazaar - Kenoza Lake Methodist Church at Kenoza Lake firehouse. 10-4 p.m. Handmade for the Holidays - Featuring great homemade gifts from over 30 of your favorite local producers. 11-4 p.m. at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info (607) 498-5207. Old Stone Jail Open House - Wrap up and step back in time to the 1800's when the Old Stone Jail held the 24 C AT S K I L L S C O N F I D E N T I A L

worst of the criminals that Wayne County had to offer. FREE tour of the jail complete with true stories about the prisoners and their day to day life in jail. The tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Stone Jail in Honesdale, PA. Holiday Open House - The Annual Holiday Open House at 810 Main Street in Honesdale, PA is a great way to start working on your holiday shopping list. Join us for a tour of the museum, light refreshments, gift shop specials, and a overall good time. The open house will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call (570) 253-3240 for more information or visit www.waynehistorypa.org.

Sunday, November 26 Handmade for the Holidays - Featuring great homemade gifts from over 30 of your favorite local producers. 11-4 p.m. at Duke’s Pottery, 855 Cty. Rd. 93, Roscoe. Info (607) 498-5207.

Friday, December 1 Theme Tree Exhibit - Starting December 1, the Sullivan County Historical Society on 265 Main St. in Hurleyville will display holiday trees decorated by different organizations and individuals. For more information, please call (845) 434-8044. Festival of the Holidays Weekend - The best gift of all is sharing quality time with your family. Kick off the holiday season with a stress-free weekend at Frost Valley YMCA, celebrating with your family beneath the


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Frost Valley Christmas tree. Enjoy a musical performance by the Bronx Opera before joining us around the fireplace for hot cocoa and lighting the menorah. Holiday-centered crafts compliment our traditional camp favorites. This festive weekend will give your holiday spirit a head start, allowing you to enjoy the true meaning of the season all winter long! The event will be held from December 1 at 8 a.m. until December 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, please call (845) 9852291 ext. 450.

Saturday, December 2 Grahamsville United Methodist Church Christmas Craft Sale, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 356 Main St., Grahamsville. Call 985-2283 for info. Holiday Market at Bethel Woods - Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather for this treasured holiday event. Shop a wide selection of unique holiday and handmade gifts for everyone on your list. For more information, please call (845) 583-2000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. The Flicks Film Series at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts presents Home Alone - The Flicks Film Series continues with a screening at the Bethel Woods Museum Theater of the 1990 film Home Alone. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for members and $5 for children. The film will screen at 4 p.m. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/home -alone. Handmade for the Holidays - Start your holiday shopping season with us. Featuring the artwork of over 30 artists, crafters, and local producers. 11 a.m. to H O L I DAY S 2 0 1 7

5 p.m. at Duke Pottery on 855 County Route 93 in Roscoe. The event will also be taking place the same hours on December 3. The Flicks Film Series at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts presents Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - The Flicks Film Series continues with a screening at the Bethel Woods Museum Theater of the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for members and $5 for children. The film will screen at 4 p.m. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/home -alone-1. Christmas in Callicoon - Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Party from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Delaware Community Center. Arts and crafts projects for holiday giving, cupcake decorating, photos with Santa for a nominal fee. Info: (845) 887-5155 or visit delawareyouthcenter.org. Tree Lighting - From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., join others in Barryville at the River Road Cul-De-Sac at the intersection of Routes 97 & 55 next to the Shohola-Barryville Bridge for hot chocolate, cookies and caroling.

Sunday, December 3 Holiday Market at Bethel Woods - Artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors will gather for this treasured holiday event. Shop a wide selection of unique holiday and handmade gifts for everyone on your list. For more information, please call (845) 583-2000 or visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. Santa Claus & Holiday Party - At the Livingston Manor Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary at 1 p.m.

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Ivers and her band perform holiday music at the Bethel Woods Event Gallery. Tickets are $50-$72. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, please visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org /events/detail/eileen-ivers-joyful-christmas.

Sunday, December 17 Callicoon Brewing Live Music: Driscoll & Smith Every Sunday 2pm live music! Never a cover! 16 Upper Main St. Callicoon, NY 12723. Call 845-8875500 or check www.callicoonbrewing.com

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It’s Christmas time at the Victorian Burn Brae Mansion and guests are gathered for a Christmas Celebration including performances from The Nutcracker and traditional carols. But all is not merry and bright when one reveler winds up dead! Join us for this holiday murder mystery and help solve the crime for great prizes. Cost is $40 (BYOB), add a room for $100 more per couple in the Stables Motor Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 6 p.m. at the Burn Brae Mansion located at 573 High Rd in Glen Spey. For more information, please call (845) 856-3335 or email info@burnbraemansion .com. Dickens on the Delaware - Visit Callicoon from 12 to 5 p.m. as it transforms itself back in time to the Victorian era. Enjoy holiday specials, Victorian costumes, caroling, vendors, music, photos, performances, Santa, and more. Info: (845) 887-9017 or visit www.visitcallicoon.com.

Sunday, December 10 Ghosts of Christmas Past - Visit Burn Brae Mansion for a seasonal celebration that includes an exclusive guided tour of the mansion, a traditional holiday buffet, live piano music and select vendors. Ticket price of $40 plus tax includes passed hors d’oeuvres, a buffet of classic home-cooked holiday food, dessert and egg nog; a small group, guided tour of the house, including the Attic of Curiosities; and a souvenir Christmas ornament. For more information, please visit www.burnbraemansion.com. December 10, 2 - 6 p.m. 6th Annual Holiday Artisans’ Market at the Cooperage - Save the date of December 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Sixth Annual Holiday Artisans’ Market. The Market will showcase the work of many talented artisans of the Upper Delaware Region. You’ll find a selection of unique handcrafted gifts for friends and family at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA. For more information, please e-mail info@thecooperageproject.org.

Cab’raoke Wednesdays - Cab’raoke Wednesday is costume Karaoke! You were born to be a rock star and a diva. Now is the time and Cabernet Frank’s is the place; come take the stage and shine on crazy diamond! Cabernet Frank hosts this funnest night. At Cabernet Frank’s, 38 Main Street, Parksville, NY. From 5:00 to 11:00p.m.

Saturday, January 6 Free Movie Screenings - At E.B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello, NY (Recurring Event) First Saturday of each month is for teens. Recent releases and timely topics. 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Phone: 845-794-4660, Website: www.ebcrawfordlibrary.org

Friday, January 12- January15 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend - We know winter well here at Frost Valley YMCA! Martin Luther King Weekend is the perfect time to slow down, relax, and recharge after the holidays. Enjoy a winter wonderland of enjoyment, exercise, and adventure, along with beautiful scenery and nutritious, tasty meals. Enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, ice skating rink on Lake Cole, ice fishing and a snow tube run.* Warm up indoors at our indoor floor hockey arena, climbing gym, archery range, and arts and crafts studio. Come home revitalized and ready to weather the rest of winter after your three-day weekend in the Valley! *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. AtFrost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville, NY. Phone: (845) 985-2291. Website: http://frostvalley.org/group-and-family-retreats/familyweekends/martin-luther-king-jr-weekend/

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