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Sullivan Renaissance 2017

A special publication of t h e S U L L I V A N C O U N T Y D E M O C R AT

B UILDING B EAUTIFUL, H EALTHY, ACTIVE COMMUNITIES


Please join us to honor our Sullivan Renaissance volunteers and celebrate the winning projects!

Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony Monday, August 7, 2017 Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Awards Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served

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onday evening will be the culmination of many groups’ efforts to ensure that their communities are clean, blooming with flowers and well on their way to being a healthy, happy place to live and work. For others, such as our municipalities, Monday will be an opportunity to be awarded the Golden Feather or other grants that can further their efforts to revitalize their communities and address larger issues at hand. Their work continues year round. This process brings out the best in us… many leaders … and leaders in training … working towards a common goal. One leader extraordinaire, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, recognizes all of the hard work and sweat equity that the Sullivan Renaissance volunteers and local officials put into their projects. She is encouraging and supporting their efforts with a $250,000 Golden Feather grant award!! How exciting Monday evening will be as we award over a half million dollars in grants and scholarships! Please join us as we celebrate our volunteers and their communities … come support your neighbors and learn how you too can be a future leader! The Sullivan County Democrat deserves special thanks for this publication which covers in greater detail many aspects of our program. ¡Agradecemos su confianza en Sullivan Renaissance! Le invitamos a unirse a nosotros el 7 de Agosto en Bethel Woods, y celebrar nuestros voluntarios y proyectos comunitarios. Sincerely,

Sandra Gerry Sullivan Renaissance Chair


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The Judges are Coming!

Jeffersonville Main Office Front L to R – Virginia Sanborn, Alesha Popolillo, Jackie Austin Back L to R – Melanie Karkos, Claire Taggart, Barb Pietrucha

Winners will be announced at Bethel Woods on August 7th

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ullivan Renaissance projects will put their best foot forward as the judges come to town August 3rd through 6th.Twelve judges from outside Sullivan County with experience in horticulture, planning, zoning, and historic preservation will visit close to 50 Sullivan Renaissance projects and declare winners in several grant categories. A highlight of this year’s competition is the top prize of a quarter of a million dollars secured by Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther for the Municipal Partnership program. Municipal Partnership contenders will be evaluated in three areas: caring for public spaces, improving code enforcement, and building healthy communities. Community Beautification projects are evaluated for aesthetic improvement, collaboration, youth involvement, and sustainability.They will receive grants between $1000 and $12,000. Community Mitzvah projects are judged on their beautification efforts and implementation of projects that will enhance the curb appeal of

their property. They are awarded grants between $3000 and $10,000. Judges will also award separate grants for “Showing of Flowers” in beautification and maintenance. The Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, August 7 in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. This event is open for the public to celebrate community members as they are recognized for their dedication and hard work. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments.The program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. The facility is ADA accessible. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with support from NY Senator John Bonacic, NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Bold Gold Media Group, Fisher Mears Associates,The River Reporter, The Sullivan County Democrat and Thompson Sanitation. For information, contact 845-295-2445 or SullivanRenaissance.org.

Sullivan Renaissance Published by: Catskill-Delaware Publications Publishers of the Sullivan County Democrat

Publisher Fred Stabbert III Editor Carol Montana Design/Production Rosalie Mycka and Petra Duffy

Special thanks to Samantha Busch, Ember Cemelli, Gary Cormier, Isaac Green Diebboll, Jane Hyman, Brandi Merolla, Nick Piatek, Kane Sauchuk, Valerie Taggert and the volunteers who contributed photos. Ad Production Petra Duffy and Peter Melnick Advertising Coordinator Janice Vooght Advertising Director Liz Tucker Advertising Representatives Barbara Matos, Susan Panella and April Spruill Production Associates Ruth Huggler, Elizabeth Finnegan and Nyssa Calkin Business Manager Sue Owens Cover Photo Ember Cemelli With special thanks to all of the volunteers

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Jeff Bank launches its own Renaissance Contest BY CLAIRE TAGGERT, VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JEFF BANK

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eveloping and maintaining strong working relationships, teamwork and community pride is what Jeff Bank has built its legacy on. Doing this among approximately 125 employees dispersed in relatively small teams across Sullivan and parts of Orange County can be challenging. One of the ways Jeff Bank accomplishes this is by creating cross functional team projects each year that include participation from all our employees. If you’ve stopped into one of our branches in the past, you may have noticed some evidence of these projects. Our 2017 project is focused around enhancing the curb appeal of nine of our locations; a renaissance of grounds that could use a face lift of sorts. Teams were given a budget from Jeff Bank resources, which also included a $100.00 grant from Sullivan Renaissance and goals for the project. Each team had to create and submit a vision and plan for the project that included locations, materials, budgeting and of course pictures. Work at the nine locations, including Jeffersonville, Eldred, Liberty, Monticello (Route 42 S),

Livingston Manor, Narrowsburg, White Lake and Port Jervis, was started in early June. Our employees have put in time on weekends and after business hours to not only complete these projects but also compete for prizes and of course, bragging rights. Sullivan Renaissance continues to be an integral part of making our local communities strong through beautification and development projects, and Jeff Bank is proud to be part of this.

Heinrich Strauch, Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Jeff Bank.


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othing matters more than leadership, whether it’s in business, government or community. Through our projects and programs, Sullivan Renaissance has an opportunity to interact with many different people from all walks of life, many of whom do not consider themselves to be leaders in the traditional sense. In our experience, not all leaders are elected or chosen. Instead, leaders often evolve from the most unexpected places and are simply ordinary people living their lives and leading by example. On the following pages is a photo essay of just a few of those ordinary people doing extraordinary things that have come into contact with Sullivan Renaissance in the past year. They are business owners, teachers, workers, mothers and fathers. But what they all have in common is a sense of purpose – the idea that one person can make a difference – and an unwavering commitment to do their part in making Sullivan County a better place.

BRUCE DAVIDSON Owner, Pestech Pest Control Solutions

“I’ve lived in Liberty my whole life and want to help the village and town become more community oriented. What Sullivan Renaissance has brought to the table has been amazing...

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determinations.

-John Seaman Garns

SAMUEL TAUBER Camp Manager, Khal Divrei Chaim, Kauneonga Lake

“I hate trash and I like to see a nice clean property. It’s important, from my perspective, to teach children how to respect the place that they live. Getting them involved is key. It takes work, but it’s very rewarding and everyone can enjoy a clean space.”

LEAH EXNER

“Beautification is Teacher, Benjamin Cosor Elementary School important because it’s creating something usable for the children, it opens up a world of opportunity for CHARLIE BARBUTI them. It lets them Owner, Barbuti Furniture Mall / Former Liberty Town Supervisor know that beauty is never too far “If everyone just goes to away.They can do work and goes home, we anything they want don’t have a community. to do with Working together on projects themselves and creates the community where their life. If they we get to know one another have an idea and and share common interests we give them the and goals.We have to show power to put that the outside world that people idea into play, we here care, and I want my are enabling them community to look good to be thinkers.” when visitors come.”

...We all have to work to bring our community together. It starts with one person but it takes a village.”


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NELLY COMACHO

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Owner, Nelly’s Latin Restaurant

Resident Engineer, NYS Department of Transportation

“I want the community to look beautiful, and for other people to appreciate it. If I take pride in how my business looks, then hopefully others in Monticello will, too.”

“Sullivan Renaissance has worked with Ed on several projects requiring DOT approval or work permits. He understands that we often have a short season to make improvements, and that we are working with volunteers who are simply trying to improve their communities. He always goes above and beyond to try to make a sometimes bureaucratic process go smoothly.”

CHERYL TOWNE Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Corps

“If I had one piece of advice for volunteers, it would be to never give up. Even if you're the only volunteer to show up on a work night, don't quit.There are more people who respect what you're trying to do than you will ever know.”

-Denise Frangipane, Sullivan Renaissance Executive Director

NANCY LEVINE Volunteer, Swan Lake Renaissance

NORMAN & RACHEL GRAVES New Beginnings Community Worship Center Begin Again Transitional Services (B.A.T.S.) for Veterans

“Beautification is more than just flowers and trees. Beautification is also within the community and the people.” “Sometimes the outward appearance can be a metaphor ... that’s one of the philosophies we have at the B.A.T.S house.We wanted it to be a reflection of the inward beauty that’s within all of us.”

“I don’t like to see litter on the ground, that’s how it all started. A group of women and I were tired of looking at the weeds and the garbage.We started planting barrels and hanging baskets, which lead to other beautification projects … ... I love to see everything looking beautiful and people enjoying it. It gives me a sense of pride.”


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ow in its second year, Sullivan Renaissance’s Municipal Partnership Grant Program engages local governments in a multi-faceted approach to beautifying public spaces, enhancing code enforcement and creating healthy communities. In February, five municipalities – Fallsburg, Jeffersonville, Mamakating, Monticello and Thompson – were selected to receive an initial grant of $15,000 each, which then had to be matched with a combination of municipal funds and in-kind contributions. The following is a snapshot of some of the things these five municipalities have been working on this year:

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Beautifying Public Spaces All five municipalities have hired seasonal employees to assist with the maintenance and beautification of public spaces.The Village of Monticello installed new welcome signs, and the Town of Thompson worked with a private business to add landscaping and a new welcome sign to the corner of Route 42 and Anawana Lake Road. In the Town of Fallsburg, staff from the Parks Department assisted with planting trees and shrubs to a municipal parking lot in South Fallsburg, and sprucing up public gardens in Loch Sheldrake. In Mamakating, town staff has been transforming a vacant house into an environmental education center and have added native landscaping and nature trails.

Cherie Connolly maintains gardens in downtown Wurtsboro as part of the Town of Mamakating’s municipal grant. Left: Every other light pole on Broadway in Monticello now has a unique “water saver” basket that cuts watering time in half thanks to a reservoir in the base.


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Code Enforcement A major focus of the Municipal Partnership Grant Program is to provide resources to improve code enforcement. Monticello officials have been working with Cottage Street residents on a pilot “Block Blitz” neighborhood revitalization initiative that involves targeted code enforcement and transforming a vacant lot into a bird sanctuary. In Mamakating, the town has been working collaboratively with residents of the Wurtsboro Hills development on concentrated clean up and code enforcement. Fallsburg has focused its efforts on demolishing four dilapidated buildings, and Jeffersonville is exploring the idea of sharing code enforcement personnel with the Town of Callicoon to improve efficiency.

Cottage Street resident and Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Corps member Janet Barbarite demonstrates how to plant hostas as part of the “Block Bitz” pilot program in Monticello. Left: This dilapidated building on Spring Glen Road in Mountandale was demolished by the Town of Fallsburg as part of their code enforcement efforts.

Healthy Communities Our focus on building healthy communities in Sullivan County is incorporated in the Municipal Grant Program. Many of the participating municipalities have used this as an opportunity to expand recreational programming and advance trail projects. In Jeffersonville, village officials installed “lawn pool” at the Backyard Park that will double as an ice-skating rink in the winter, and also partnered with an Eagle Scout to develop a one-mile long looping walking trail. Employees with the Thompson Parks Department have been working on constructing Phase II of a “Healthy Heart Trail” at the town park, and Fallsburg installed a “Peace Walk” outdoor art exhibit along the O&W Rail Trail between Mountaindale and Woodridge. Fallsburg also worked with a local farm to open a farm stand in South Fallsburg, giving residents access to fresh local food. Mamakating has instituted a worksite wellness program for town employees. Above left: South Fallsburg residents now have access to healthy locally-grown food thanks to Fallsburg officials connecting with Sprouting Dreams Farm of Liberty. Left: Residents in Jeffersonville can now try their hand playing “lawn pool” at the Backyard Park. Lawn pool is a combination of pool and soccer played on an oversized outdoor pool table. All the rules are the same, except that you use your feet instead of a cue and the pool balls are replaced by soccer balls! Right: Town of Thompson employees work clearing brush and building a new picnic area as part of Phase II of their “Healthy Heart” trail at the town park.


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arden Grants are awarded for new landscaping projects at a single location. This category is a good place for beginning groups to engage in small projects as a start to their beatification efforts. Examples include new welcome signs and sign replacements, small public gardens and parks or building landscaping.

Garden Grant Spotlights Flyway by the Byway Highland The 4-H Hayraisers have created a pollinator habitat at the Barbara Yeaman Eagle Observation Area on Route 97. A new garden adorned with hand painted rocks identifying insects and plants that the 4-H children learned about during the project now beautifies the entrance to the garden. A meadow was created and a “no mow� sign will ensure that the plants grow and supply needed pollen for the pollinators the children are hoping to attract. In addition, the garden will also feature the work of local artists.

The Hayraisers, a 4-H Group in Sullivan County, create a pollinator garden along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. One of the young participants shows off the lovely garden he helped create to attract pollinator insects at the Barbara Yeaman Eagle Observation Area on Route 97. Watch for the addition of works by local artists, which will enhance this community project.


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United Church of Roscoe The United Church of Roscoe began their beautification in 2016 with the “Garden of Love.” This year they connected the parsonage and the breezeway so parishioners can enjoy more of the beautiful flowers and landscaping that enhance the block.Where once there were no gardens, not a plant to be found, now the “love” has spread.

The United Church of Roscoe began creating their “Garden of Love” back in 2016.

Forestburgh Playhouse The gardens at the Forestburgh Playhouse continue to grow! A retreat awaits ticketholders, complete with comfortable seating that has been added to the surrounding gardens. The area is connected to the playhouse via a walkway lined with fragrant plants in this sustainable landscape for guests to enjoy before and after the show. There are stunning flowers that surround the box office as well. Not only is this a place of wonderful theatre, it’s also a summer wonderland.

This landscaped walkway and comfortable patio provide a relaxing place for guests and spend some time before and after the performance, perhaps with a refreshing beverage from the nearby Forestburgh Tavern.

Additional Garden Grant Recipients B.A.T.S for Veterans

Liberty

Phase II Landscaping

St. Peter’s Church

Monticello

St. Peter's Devotional Garden

Hebrew Day School

Kiamesha Lake

Phase II Entry Landscaping

SullivanArc

Monticello

Cimarron Road Rock Garden

Sleepy Hollow / PK Management

Monticello

Sleepy Hollow Median Garden

Youngsville Busy Beavers 4-H Club

Youngsville

Youngsville Butterfly Garden


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ommunity Grants are awarded for beatification projects that are more complex and include multiple elements. Examples include large public gardens, community park projects, streetscape enhancements, or beautification projects are more than one location throughout a community.

Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Beautification efforts at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum in Livingston Manor begin with the landscaped entrance sign on Old Route 17. After a drive over the bridge, visitors can park and walk up to the gift shop/office and welcome center, passing a newly planted shrub border. Hanging baskets and flower-filled containers brighten the approach. A newly installed bluestone path will provide long-term accessibility for their visitors.

Visitors to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Musuem will find a landscaped area with hanging baskets, flowers and a lovely sign welcoming them to the facility.


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Lumberland Parks & Recreation Volunteers are working hard to build pride throughout the Town of Lumberland. This year’s project includes a new garden at the Town Highway Department, and a new welcome sign and garden at the intersection of Routes 97 and 31. In addition to new efforts, volunteers continue to care for many public spaces throughout the community, including gardens at Pond Eddy Park, Veteran’s Park and the Lumberland Ballfield. Plantings at several entryways, as well as maintaining the gardens in Circle Park, and creating horticultural identification, will allow visitors to learn about the many interesting plants in the park.

Beautiful gardens lovingly cared for by volunteers adorn many areas in the Town of Lumberland, including the Town Highway Department, and an intersection of Routes 97 and 31. Visitors to Pond Eddy Park, as well as the Veteran’s Park will see lovely landscaping as well.

Neversink Renaissance Neversink Renaissance has a collection of projects in this year’s program. Working with the Neversink Agricultural Society, they are landscaping the entrance to the Grahamsville Fairgrounds, as well as the 4-H building, and the horse barn, which are used for many social events. Enhancing their appearance will make them destinations for photo opportunities. They will also partner with the newly formed Neversink Chamber of Commerce to install new welcome banners on the Route 55 corridor. The Time and the Valleys Museum is creating a 1930’s Catskill Farm. The installation of stone walls and a wildflower meadow will complement the historic buildings of this interpretive center. The Route 42 Community Park has split rail fencing, carved signs, and a bridge built by Brett Bagley, an Eagle Scout, provides accessibility to the fields. Two additional hand-carved entry signs and flower boxes have been installed at the Claryville and Grahamsville entrances.

Sullivan Renaissance Project Assistant Cheyanne Matulwich and Neversink Renaissance Community Volunteer Dave Moore.


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St. Peter’s Church in Liberty Inspired to create a beautiful, peaceful and health-focused environment for the community, the volunteers at St. Peter’s Church in Liberty have initiated a total campus transformation. This year’s project includes renovating the rear entrance to the Parish Center, which houses the church’s thrift shop and food pantry, and adding new gardens and a seating area. Garden renovations extend Churchgoers and to the beds in front of the passersby alike will Rectory, and gardens have also enjoy an explosion of been created throughout the color when they visit grounds. New flower containers St. Peter’s Church at the front of the church provide complex on N. Main a pop of color for visitors and Street in Liberty. passersby.

Village of Woodridge New gardens, trees and plants along Green Avenue and at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Tabaczynski Road are all part of this year’s project in the Village of Woodridge.These additions are continuing the enhancement of highly visible public spaces, including medians and the village traffic circle, which are noticed and appreciated by residents and visitors. The Village’s Dept. of Public Works is spearheading the effort. They have long partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Woodridge, the volunteer base for the beautification projects. Kiwanis volunteers care for several public spaces in the Village, including the gardens at Veteran’s Park and the signature train planter barrels – a nod to the community’s rich railroad history.

At left: Sullivan Renaissance Project Assistant Samantha Dorn waters some of the many plants in the Village of Woodridge.


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maintenancesupport MULTIPLE GARDEN LOCATIONS Long Eddy Renaissance

Long Eddy Renaissance has participated in the Sullivan Renaissance grant program since 2004 and cares for a number of spaces throughout the hamlet.Volunteers maintain numerous planters and gardens along Route 97 and Depot Street – including at the firehouse, around Basket Historical Society and along the bridge.The group also cares for the Children’s Park and the WWII Memorial at the local cemetery. 2017 marks a special year for Long Eddy. From July 14-16, the community celebrated ‘Douglas City Days,’ a nod to the hamlet’s original name and a celebration of the community’s 150th anniversary.

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t takes time, dedication and hard work to maintain beautification in public spaces through the years. The Sullivan Renaissance Maintenance Support Program offers resources to help communities and volunteers sustain their projects. Groups that have previously participated in Sullivan Renaissance are invited to apply for a variety of support including funding, Flower Dollars, a Project Assistant, and assistance from the Renaissance Horticulture Crew and/or Volunteer Corps. Additional grant funding may also be requested for capital improvements that support maintenance efforts. This year’s Maintenance Support Program provided financial and technical assistance to 19 groups that are caring for public gardens throughout Sullivan County. All Maintenance Support recipients are considered for special “Showing of Flowers” awards of up to $5,000, as well as additional “Judges’ Choice” awards.

Phillipsport Community Center

The Phillipsport Community Center volunteers have played an essential role in the beautification of the hamlet since 2006.They care for the gardens surrounding the Community Center, maintain the Route 209 and Phillipsport Road gateway areas and also care for the Summitville entryway garden. Several areas have undergone substantial renovations. In recent years, focused attention has also been devoted to the Poplar Grove Cemetery which now hosts an annual music series.

When you step out into Community Garden, why not sit with a book and enjoy the area. The Phillipsport Community Center volunteers started this project as a place to spend time and clear your head of all the pressures that crop up during our daily lives. Breathe in the clean mountain air and relax.


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Woodbourne Action Committee A participant in the Sullivan Renaissance program since 2001, the Woodbourne Action Committee cares for a multitude of gardens throughout the hamlet of Woodbourne – at the firehouse, Marie’s Park and several community entranceways.Volunteers also care for the triangle garden at the intersection of Routes 42 and 52. The group held a volunteer planting event on Saturday, June 17 and also hosted the second ‘Celebrating Sullivan Spaces’ class of the 2017 season. On Saturday, June 24 Volunteer Corps member and Woodbourne resident Amy Nielsen lead a popular yoga and healthy eating class in Scheinman Park, an area cared for in part by Woodbourne Action Committee volunteers.

The Woodbourne Action Committee’s long involvement with Sullivan Renaissance dates back to 2001. In that time, the group of volunteers has used their “flower power” to spread joy (and flowers) throughout their hamlet, including at the firehouse, Marie’s Park and the heavily traveled Route 52 and 42 intersection.

SINGLE LOCATIONS Dynamite Youth Center “Young and enthusiastic” describes the Dynamite Youth Center members who have been beautifying their property on Route 42 in Fallsburg since 2014. The entrance signs, the main building and front dormitory, along with the driveway through the campus have been improved with gardening flair; and have repeatedly been recognized by Renaissance Judges. In 2016 they created a pool garden “Where the Wild Things Grow.” The Dynamite Youth Center members enjoy participating in Renaissance gardening classes and continue to grow and tend all of the beautiful gardens on their campus.

A dedicated group of volunteers at the Dynamite Youth Center in Fallsburg has created an oasis of beauty right on Route 42.


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Hudson River Healthcare It takes a caring organization and staff to recognize the value in creating a beautiful space for people to visit for their health needs. The staff at Hudson River Healthcare have been beautifying their facility with flowers and gardens since 2011.To date they have enhanced the medical and dental buildings, planted trees and shrubs on the hillside, created the Duane Stoner Memorial Garden and updated their entry garden.This year they landscaped the building faรงade and continued to maintain the campus, which welcomes their clients and greets them with beauty.

Beautiful flowers and a bench provide a relaxing spot for both staff and patients of Hudson River Healthcare in Monitcello.

Monticello United Methodist Church Broadway Monticello continues to become more beautiful each year.The addition of more flowers in front of The Monticello United Methodist Church has contributed to this since 2013. A core group of dedicated volunteers have been planting shrubs, perennials and annuals. They added rain barrels and soaker hoses last year and this year continue to plant, mulch and improve the WOW factor of this historic building.

Adding to the beauty of the historic United Methodist Church of Monticello are the lovely gardens planted by volunteers.

Additional Maintenance Program Recipients MULTIPLE GARDEN LOCATIONS Callicoon Business Association

Callicoon

Forestburgh Renaissance

Forestburgh

Hurleyville-Sullivan First

Hurleyville

Livingston Manor Renaissance

Livingston Manor

Mileses Cemetery

Mileses

Narrowsburg Beautification Group

Narrowsburg

Roscoe-Rockland Chamber

Roscoe

Swan Lake Renaissance

Swan Lake

White Sulphur Springs Sullivan First

White Sulphur Springs

SINGLE GARDEN LOCATIONS Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church Kenoza Lake Livingston Manor United Methodist Church

Livingston Manor

St. James' Episcopal Church

Callicoon

St. John's Episcopal Church

Monticello


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ince its inception in 2014, The Sullivan Renaissance Multicultural Program has strived to remove barriers of language and culture from individuals’ ability to participate in the initiatives of Sullivan Renaissance and the broader community, and has established a spirit of inclusion and acceptance for all county residents and visitors. In an effort to reach as many people as possible, the creation of the Sullivan Renaissance Bilingual Advisory Committee was significant in breaking the language barriers that exist among many of our neighbors. This group of primarily Spanishspeaking bilingual county leaders has cleared the way for others to achieve navigable communication with all our residents. Bilingual volunteers can be seen at Renaissance activities throughout the county wearing lavender t-shirts that clearly identify them as Voluntario Bilingüe (Bilingual Volunteer). In addition to Spanish, there are bi-lingual volunteers on board who speak and can translate to French, Italian, Greek and Yiddish. The formation of the AfricanAmerican Outreach Committee has created an opportunity for the

Sullivan Renaissance Multicultural Program to understand, and relate to more people in the county. Comprised of African-American community leaders, the committee has begun to discuss obstacles and concerns within their neighborhoods.While English is the primary language spoken among our African-American friends, there are cultural differences

to consider.We look forward to several initiatives being explored by these volunteers, and welcome the gift of their time, expertise, and engagement. Be on the lookout throughout Sullivan County for various projects specifically tailored to our county’s multicultural population.Visit Church Street in the Village of Liberty for a glimpse of what a neighborhood comprised of tenants can look like when they feel “at home.” Drive up North Main Street to St. Peter’s Church, and visit the Food Pantry which caters to those who need a nutritious gift of food. Keep an eye out for a commemorative bench in DeHoyos Park in Monticello dedicated to the Elder

African-American Women of Sullivan County. Stroll through South Fallsburg, and take your children to admire an interesting “train” on Rail Road Ave. Ext. next to the basketball court.These projects and ideas are inspirational and fun! Sullivan Renaissance’s Multicultural Program is raising awareness and teeming with activity. Partnering with the Latino Alliance of Sullivan County, Catholic Charities, Dialogue2Change and Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT), we continue to find creative ways to reach out to a wonderfully diverse county.You can help our efforts in many ways, just give us a call and ask to be made part of our communal enthusiasm for Sullivan County.

Above and at right: Attendees dance at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Monticelo on July 23.

At left: Sullivan Renaissance African-American Outreach Committee and guests at Ethelbert B. Crawford Library (May 2017)

Community ‘Mitzvah’ Award The Sullivan Renaissance Community Mitzvah Award program engages seasonal camps and bungalow colonies in the beautification efforts of Sullivan County. A $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize and $3,000 third prize is awarded to establishments that do the best job beautifying and caring for their property. In addition, each property is invited to participate in an educational workshop about how beautification efforts align with the responsibilities of various Halachas (Jewish Law) of the Talmud. The contest began in June and winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on August 7, 2017. This year’s participants include:

American Theological 4493 Route 42, Kiamesha Lake Camp Ahavas Israel 66 Old Monticello Road, Liberty Camp HASC 361 Parksville Road, Parksville Camp Silver Lake 69 Silver Lake Road, Woodridge Community Cottages 120 Joseph Road, Woodridge Green Acres 20 Denman Road, Liberty Khal Divrei Chaim 86 West Shore Road, Kauneonga Lake Ohel Boruch 207 Anawana Lake Road, Monticello Pine Tree 3837 Route 42, Monticello

Volunteer Corps member Anne-Louise Scandariato leads a gardening education class at Khai Divrei Chaim in Kauneonga Lake.


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Above: Sullivan Arc volunteer Christopher and Volunteer Corps member Melinda weed together in Swan Lake. At right: Patmoore Park, Wurtsboro

Partner Spotlight:

SullivanArc and The Arc of Ulster-Greene

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n the spirit of collaboration, Sullivan Renaissance groups are partnering with SullivanArc and The Arc of Ulster-Greene. Both Arcs offer vital support and services to people affected by intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and each is helping with Sullivan Renaissance projects. Such partnerships not only introduce people affected by disabilities to gardening, but also provide important social opportunities through outdoor activity in public spaces. Since the summer of 2015, a small group of people supported by SullivanArc have volunteered throughout Swan Lake.Three Wednesdays a month, volunteers assist with

everything from weeding and mowing to raking and litter plucking. “It's the best,” says Swan Lake Renaissance volunteer Nancy Levine. “The group really helps us a lot. It’s been a positive experience for everyone.” SullivanArc is also a 2017 Garden Grant recipient and has involved the people they support at their project on-site in Bridgeville. In the Village of Wurtsboro, a new partnership is taking root. Since early June, four adults and a staff member from The Arc of Ulster-Greene have joined Mayor Mickey Maher for gardening in Patmoore Park, a shady oasis along Sullivan Avenue. “This is a great way to get these individuals

Taking a quick break from their volunteer work, amidst spotty rain showers, are Arc of Ulster-Greene volunteers and staff with Wurtsboro Mayor Mickey Maher. (L to R: Sue Ann Lander, Mayor Mickey Maher, Erica Troue, Linda Spada, Anne Elliott and Melissa Dinnerstein. At right: SullivanArc volunteer Christina helps at the Stone Castle in Swan Lake.

involved as active members of the community,” says Maher. “And it’s also an opportunity to make our community aware of their capabilities.” The Town of Mamakating is a participant in this year’s Municipal Partnership grant program, which encourages collaboration between volunteers and municipalities. Arc volunteers work alongside Mickey, helping with sweeping, planting, weeding – even serving as the official park greeters. “Seeing the smiles on their faces is the best part,” says Maher. “Out of the 17 years that I’ve worked with Sullivan Renaissance, this year has been the most rewarding.”


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he Sullivan Renaissance core program consists of a two-phased grant competition that runs annually from March through August. Completed projects are evaluated by a panel of judges from outside of Sullivan County. This process makes grantees eligible for a second round of awards that will be announced at the awards ceremony at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on August 7. The Sullivan Renaissance judges are professionals in a variety of areas including horticulture, community planning, architecture and government. Rabbi Schlomie Deren studied in Chabad Yeshivos in Detroit and Israel, and was ordained by Rabbi Yisroel Meir Lau, (former Chief Rabbi of Israel) and Rabbi Dovid Shochet of Toronto. He currently lives in Ellenville, NY with his wife Mushky and two daughters. He serves as the Rabbi of Congregation Ezrath Israel Chabad, and co-directs Chabad activities in the area. Nicole Franzese served as the Director of the Delaware County Planning Department from 2000 through 2016. She provided technical assistance on comprehensive plans, main street revitalization, zoning review, grant writing, SEQRA compliance, and watershed management issues. Nicole has been a judge with Sullivan Renaissance since 2006. Donna Harrison is a dedicated and passionate volunteer judge with an extensive background in community service, horticulture, forestry and the environment. Her prior experience includes the National and Provincial Communities in Bloom competition, America in Bloom and the Canadian Winter Lights program. She was employed by the city of St. Catharine’s for 34 years and for 25 years was the Superintendent of Municipal Cemeteries and Golf. Mary Lewis is the founder of the garden design firm Barncroft. She has served as a Sullivan Renaissance judge for nine years and a garden design consultant for two years. Ms. Lewis is the past president of Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties, past Zone Representative of Visiting Gardens Committee Club of America (GCA), and co-chair of GGA flower show “A Woman’s Hardy Garden.” Peter Patel is a Horticulturist and the arborist for the Orange County Arboretum in Montgomery. He is a Certified Arborist; a Certified Nursery/Landscape Professional, and a member of the Tri-County Nursery Association. He owns Arbor Heights Designs, LLC. in Orange County. Nancy Proyect has been President of the Orange County Citizens Foundation since 2006. Prior to that she had a public relations consulting firm serving the nonprofit, governmental, and private sectors. She is active in the Town of Cornwall Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Town of Cornwall Democratic Committee, the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Leadership Orange, and Temple Beth Jacob in Newburgh. Odette Sabourin-Dumais is a Horticul-

turist from St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Québec. She has also been a national and international judge for Communities in Bloom since 1995 where she has evaluated more than 200 communities in Quebec, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan and the United States. Ms. Sabourin-Dumais is secretary-treasurer of the Communities in Bloom Executive Committee and chair of the Symposium and Awards. Ann Smith has been an avid gardener for over 50 years. She is a member of New York Botanical Garden, Friends of Boscobel and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; past board member of Cornwall Garden Club; and sales representative for Devitt's Garden & Supply in New Windsor. RJ Smith has been the owner of RJ Smith Realty for over 40 years and is now associated with Rand Commercial. He has extensive experience in community planning, development and restoration. With others, he spearheaded Pine Bush’s Renaissance in the early 1980’s and continues to advise communities on similar efforts. He assists with community planning and farmland preservation and has served on town and school boards as well as county legislature in Orange County. Deborah Sweeton is President and coowner of Techni-Growers Greenhouses Inc. She has published books in Common Sense Gardener series; is past OFA board member; past chair Cornell Floriculture Advisory Committee; and chaired Warwick in Bloom in 2004. She won 1st and 2nd prize in the Kathy Puhfal container competition at Cornell University in 2007 and the international challenge in 2010. Michael Sweeton is co-owner and past vice-president for Techni-Growers Greenhouses Inc. He is a NYS Certified Nursery Professional; the Town of Warwick Supervisor; President of the Orange County Association of Towns, Villages and Cities and serves on the Orange County Citizens Foundation Board, Orange County Planning Board and the RECAP Board. Barbara Vincentsen is a licensed architect in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York; licensed professional planner and certified interior designer. She serves on the boards of the Friends of Mindowaskin Park Committee and Fairview Cemetery Committee and is a member of the Westfield Service League and Downtown Westfield Corporation Design Committee.

Rabbi Schlomie Deren

Nicole Franzese

Donna Harrison

Mary Lewis

Peter Patel

Nancy Proyect

Odette SabourinDumais

Ann Smith

RJ Smith

Deborah Sweeton

Michael Sweeton

Barbara Vincentsen


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Community Spotlight: Livingston Manor

“The little community that could” BY LISA LYONS

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parcel adjacent to the Willowemoc Creek was transformed into Renaissance Park in 2003. That project would earn Livingston Manor Renaissance a second place prize of $10,000 to fuel their revitalization efforts. The following year (2004) a key piece of the town beautification puzzle was solved with the

isitors to Livingston Manor in the past few years have frequently been heard exclaiming "What a cute little town!" But back in 2001, when the Sullivan Renaissance program first started, Livingston Manor was in need of a makeover. At that time, a handful of mom-andpop businesses co-existed with several vacant buildings, and the sidewalk was a ragtag mix of concrete, blacktop patches, gravel or no sidewalk at all. So it was with great enthusiasm that a group of volunteers The clock garden (foreground) and Renaissance Park embraced the (background) are beautiful public spaces that are opportunity presented maintained solely by Livingston Manor Renaissance volunteers. by Sullivan Renaissance to completion of a major streetscape envision and implement improvement project. Main Street beautification measures. sidewalks were reconstructed using Livingston Manor’s “renaissance” state grants, and local donations were started in 2002 with strong raised to install new lampposts, partnerships and the simple basics matching trash receptacles, a street that endure today – a welcome sign, clock and flowering cherry trees hanging baskets, planters, and along Main Street. That project attractive banners. Community earned the community a first place volunteers joined forces with the prize of $20,000 to expand their Livingston Manor Central School beautification efforts over the next District, and members of the local several years. Chamber of Commerce to not only make aesthetic improvements, but also talk about a collective vision for the future. A town-wide visioning workshop that same year surfaced strong community support for Main Street beautification as well as a downtown river walk. Though the river walk would take another decade to Second grade students from Livingston Manor Central gain traction, a grassy School grew vegetable seedlings in the classroom and planted them at the community garden on Pearl Street.

another visioning workshop to take stock of how far they had come and where they needed to go in the future. At that time, community support for a “river walk” along the Willowemoc Creek was renewed. Over a two-year period, community members tapped into A small army of volunteers assembles in late spring to resources available plant up hanging baskets and containers with colorful through Sullivan annuals. Renaissance and the The addition of new perennial Sullivan County Funding Corporagardens, gateway improvements and tion to develop a series of plans and beautification expansion to upper engineering studies for the proposed Main Street slowly started to attract river walk. In 2016, that hard work the attention of business owners and planning resulted in the Town of looking to open or relocate their Rockland receiving state grants tosmall business. Over the next nine taling nearly a half a million dollars! years, the inventory of vacant buildAll of these achievements would ings decreased and community pride not have been possible without broad grew in spades. support and collaboration among Fast forward to 2013, when the many different groups and individuals community decided it was time for – volunteers, business owners, school officials, and local officials – all committed to making their community a better place. Collectively their individual talents and skills – whether it's knowledge of plants and gardening, ordering parts for watering carts and weed whackers, planning, fundraising, and even publicity – The flowering cherry trees that line Main Street were have combined to installed in 2004 along with new sidewalks, trash cans, light posts and banners thanks to a combination of Sul- completely transform livan Renaissance grant funding and private donations. the community!

A Note from Our Staff Over the years, Livingston Manor has utilized several of Sullivan Renaissance’s grant programs to accomplish its community goals. In addition to a steady diet of beautification grants to create new gardens and maintain existing ones, the community has taken advantage of the following resources: Planning & Visioning: Sullivan Renaissance staff have facilitated several public meetings and community visioning workshops designed to engage community members in developing a collective vision for the future and brainstorm about local projects. Community Development Grants: Several grants have been awarded over the years for planning and design studies that have helped direct beautification efforts, further community development goals and leverage grants from other sources. Healthy Communities: Several grants have been awarded over the years for healthy community efforts including installation of a community vegetable garden, and completion of a trail project that would link the downtown to a nearby mountaintop.


and where to find them 2017 Renaissance community projects a Municipal Grants

What does it take to enhance the appearance of Sullivan County, while awakening community pride? The goal of Sullivan Renaissance – in collaboration with the people who live and work and visit here – is to answer that question through action, one community at a time. Below is a map of the 2017 projects.To catch a glimpse of what some of our communities are doing visit our website and under Roscoe “About Us, Current Projects” you will be taken to individual aa project profiles. Better yet, visit the community and see with your own eyes! If you would like to join FREMONT a in, give the community a call or ask us about Long Eddy CALLICOON Fremont our volunteer program. a Center

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Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Lumberland Parks & Recreation Neversink Renaissance St. Peter’s Church Liberty Village of Woodridge

Environmental Beautification Pride of Lumberland Community-wide Beautification St. Peter’s Church Renaissance Community Enhancement

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Multiple Garden Sites Callicoon Forestburgh Hurleyville Livingston Manor Long Eddy Mileses Narrowsburg Phillipsport Roscoe Swan Lake White Sulphur Springs Woodbourne

Callicoon Business Association Forestburgh Renaissance Hurleyville-Sullivan First Livingston Manor Renaissance Long Eddy Renaissance Mileses Cemetery Narrowsburg Beautification Group Phillipsport Community Center Roscoe-Rockland Chamber Swan Lake Renaissance White Sulphur Springs Sullivan First Woodbourne Action Committee

Single Garden Sites Fallsburg Monticello Kenoza Lake Livingston Manor Callicoon Monticello Monticello

Dynamite Youth Center Hudson River Healthcare Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church Livingston Manor United Methodist Church St. James’ Episcopal Church St. John’s Episcopal Church United Methodist Church of Monticello

Bloomingburg


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What does it take to enhance the appearance of Sullivan County, while awakening community pride? The goal of Sullivan Renaissance – in collaboration with the people who live and work and visit here – is to answer that question through action, one community at a time. Below is a map of the 2017 projects.To catch a glimpse of what some of our communities are doing visit our website and under Roscoe “About Us, Current Projects” you will be taken to individual aa project profiles. Better yet, visit the community and see with your own eyes! If you would like to join FREMONT a in, give the community a call or ask us about Long Eddy CALLICOON Fremont our volunteer program. a Center

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Environmental Beautification Pride of Lumberland Community-wide Beautification St. Peter’s Church Renaissance Community Enhancement

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Multiple Garden Sites Callicoon Forestburgh Hurleyville Livingston Manor Long Eddy Mileses Narrowsburg Phillipsport Roscoe Swan Lake White Sulphur Springs Woodbourne

Callicoon Business Association Forestburgh Renaissance Hurleyville-Sullivan First Livingston Manor Renaissance Long Eddy Renaissance Mileses Cemetery Narrowsburg Beautification Group Phillipsport Community Center Roscoe-Rockland Chamber Swan Lake Renaissance White Sulphur Springs Sullivan First Woodbourne Action Committee

Single Garden Sites Fallsburg Monticello Kenoza Lake Livingston Manor Callicoon Monticello Monticello

Dynamite Youth Center Hudson River Healthcare Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church Livingston Manor United Methodist Church St. James’ Episcopal Church St. John’s Episcopal Church United Methodist Church of Monticello

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Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee

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he Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee is a distinguished group of volunteers dedicated to the success of the Sullivan Renaissance program. They are diverse individuals with a range of affiliations, including business, government, the media, and community development with backgrounds in education, leadership, and landscaping.These dedicated community leaders give generously of their time and extraordinary talents to support the revitalization

and beautification of Sullivan County. The Steering Committee works closely with the Renaissance staff to enhance programs and create initiatives to meet the ever-changing opportunities in Sullivan County. They are ambassadors, attend community events, identify and monitor projects, assist at workdays, participate in grant review and serve as technical advisors.The Steering Committee has been instrumental in “raising the bar” to make Sullivan County a better place.

Steering Committee members Kathy Davidoff, Jerry Skoda, and Leni Binder. Left: Steering Committee member Klu Padu at the Sullivan Renaissance Spring Forum. Right: Steering Committee member Dali Levy announces grant awards at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony.

Meet the Committee Members Sandra Gerry Leni Binder Daniel Briggs Kathy Davidoff Gay Donofrio Cora Edwards Hon. Josephine Finn Danielle Gaebel Ruby Gold Cindy Kashan

Chair Community Volunteer Sullivan County Clerk Beaverkill Foundation Owner, Perennial Gardens Community Volunteer Justice, Village of Monticello Co-Founder, Director at NaturalContents.com Community Volunteer Vice President for Advancement, Partnerships and Community Learning, SUNY Sullivan Jacquie Leventoff Senior Director, Community and Employee Relations, Granite Associates Dali Levy Owner, Catskill Promotions Barry Lewis Executive Editor, Times Herald Record Lorraine Lopez-Janove Executive Director, Human Rights Commission Steve Melendez Community Volunteer Klu Padu Career Placement and Transfer Advisor, SUNY Sullivan Cathy Paty President & CEO, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Glenn Pontier Executive Director, Catskill Flyfishing Center and Museum Joyce Salimeno-Gitlin Community Volunteer Jerry Skoda Community Volunteer Nicole Slevin Communications Manager, Cornell Cooperative Extension Fred Stabbert III Publisher, The Sullivan County Democrat Anna Lise Dyhr Vogel Community Volunteer Rabbi Larry Zierler Sayva Associates

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ach year, in partnership with the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development and Sullivan County Personnel, Sullivan Renaissance hires several seasonal Project Assistants to work alongside community volunteers on Renaissance projects in our community, multi-maintenance and municipal partner-

ship grant programs. The Project Assistants also participate in a series of meetings and adopt a Day of Service project. The program is intended to not only provide additional support toward the project initiatives, but also to create a sense of place and connection to Sullivan County for the young people who participate.

Meet the Assistants

Amanda Langseder, Director of Community Health, Greater Hudson Valley Health System - Catskill & Orange Regional Medical Centers during a tour of the new Catskill Regional Urgent Care Center in Monticello. L to R: Amanda Langseder, Arly Marin-Leon, Kevin James Eaton, Morgan Mitchell, Samantha Dorn, Mikayla DeGraw, Cheyanne Matulwich, Nathaniel DePaul, Karen O’Connell, Adam Wilcox and Christy TerBush, Sullivan Renaissance Office Assistant.

Quinn Rittenhouse Nathaniel DePaul Kevin James Eaton Hannah Bisland Cheyanne Matulwich Michael Dorn Adam Wilcox Ana Ponce Mikayla DeGraw Patrick Cook/Karen O’Connell Devin DeCicco Morgan Mitchell Arly Marin-Leon Mackenzie Mitchell Samantha Dorn

Callicoon Business Association Livingston Manor Renaissance Long Eddy Renaissance Lumberland Parks & Recreation Neversink Renaissance Phillipsport Community Center Roscoe Chamber of Commerce Swan Lake Renaissance Town of Fallsburg Town of Liberty Town of Mamakating/Village of Wurtsboro Town of Thompson Village of Jeffersonville Village of Monticello Village of Woodridge


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Thank You! GARDEN DESIGN PANEL Janet Barbarite Gay Donofrio Dennis Hewston Andrew Koehn Mary Mancuso Jarna Maniguet Darlene Midlang Nancy Schunk Irene Stover Anna Lise Vogel HORTICULTURE SUPPORT Jane Hyman Russel Scheirer INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS ArchCare Mobile Health Center Aunt Nenee’s Cheryl Baum Bethel Woods Center for the Arts NYS Senator John J. Bonacic Catskill Mountainkeeper Catskill Regional Medical Center Jeff Cohen & Granite Associates IT Department Stephanie Cohen, Annual Conference Presenter Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County Bethel Woods Facilities Staff Bob Deima & Granite Associates Staff Freda Eisenberg, Commissioner, Sullivan County Planning & Environmental Management Darlene Fedun, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Toni Fitzpatrick & Granite Associates Kitchen Staff Friends of the Orange County Arboretum Loreen Gebelein, Center for Workforce Development Alan Gerry Elka Gotfryd, Annual Conference Presenter James Granell, Granite Associate IT Robin Green, Museum at Bethel Woods

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We extend our heartfelt thanks to the following organizations and individuals who contributed to the success of this year’s Sullivan Renaissance Program:

NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther Robert Hayes, Tri Valley Agriculture and FFA Program Heirloom Botanicals The Hurleyville Market | The Center for Discovery Lackawaxen Farm Co. | Natural Contents Kitchen Liberty Networking Group Greg Lotorto & Bethel Woods Grounds Staff Ed Mall, NYS DOT Ed McAndrew, Sullivan County International Airport Project Sandy McKelvey, Annual Conference Presenter Patrick Murphy, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Sandra Nackley, Granite Associates Cynthia Nikitin, Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference Travis North, Sullivan County Planning & Environmental Management Laura Quigley, Center for Workforce Development James Reilly, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Lillian Rubio, Translator, Annual Conference Dawn Ryder, Granite Associates IT Meghan Stalter, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Story’s Neversink Plant Company Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber Singers of the Sullivan County Community Chorus Sullivan County Division of Public Works Sullivan County Legislature Sullivan County Public Health Services Sullivan Renaissance Bilingual Advisory Committee Sullivan Renaissance Merchant Discount Participants Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee Darrell Supak Thanksgiving Farm at Center for Discovery Thunder View Farms LLC

Kimberly Torrens Trailkeeper.org Jeanne Tulp and Lazy Pond Bed & Breakfast Wendy Willis WJFF Radio Dan Wolcott & Granite Grounds Staff PARTICIPATING NURSERIES Bearfoot Gardener Catskill Native Nursery Cottage Lot Delaware Valley Farm Home & Garden Everlasting Spring Garden Center Jeannie’s Bed of Petals Hillside Greenhouse Korwin’s Tree Farm Laurel Grove Greenhouses Liberty Home & Garden Center L&M Greenhouse Manza Family Farm Monticello Farm Home & Garden Center Monticello Greenhouses, Inc. The Cutting Garden Vita’s Farm & Garden Center SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE PROJECT ASSISTANTS Hannah Bisland Patrick Cook Devin DeCicco Mikayla DeGraw Nathaniel DePaul Michael Dorn Samantha Dorn Kevin James Eaton Arly Marin-Leon Cheyanne Matulwich Mackenzie Mitchell Morgan Mitchell Karen O’Connell Ana Ponce Quinn Rittenhouse Adam Wilcox SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE PARTNERS Bold Gold Media Group Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan Counties

FisherMears Associates Robert Green Dealerships Kristt Office & Supply Company Sullivan County Democrat SUNY Sullivan Foundation The River Reporter Thompson Sanitation SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE VOLUNTEER CORPS Sylvia Baidowsky Janet Barbarite Mark Carper Roberta Chambers Stephen Colman Melinda Cormier Melissa DeMarmels Karen Ellsweig Felisa Garrido Julie Gray Dennis Hewston Jane Hyman Martha Johnson Karen Kerendian Lisa King Regina LaCatena Sheila Lashinsky Erin Lynch Robert Maccagli Mary Mancuso Kathy Markowski Howard Marcus Daniel McCormack Perrin Miller Diane Moss Amy Nielsen Magie Niforos Rosemarie Paty Nelson Perez Myrna Richards Kim Roth Marge Rubin Alphonso Russell Anne-Louise Scandariato Edward Schutte Cristian Serapio Brenda Sherman Ramona Texidor Maggie Tuttle Cheryl Towne Janice Vooght Christina Winterbauer

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2017 SUMMER SEASON

Hotbed Hotel

A Comedy by Michael Parker July 28, 29 Curtain 8 PM Sunday, July 30 MATINEE ONLY Curtain 2:30 PM 50 is the New Funny

The MANOPAUSE Boys

Musical Comedy Music by Wayland Pickard Book and Lyrics by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore Friday, Aug 4 - 8 PM Saturday, Aug 5 Matinee 2:30 & Evening Performance 8 PM Performed by the Playwright and NY Professional Cast Ritz Bitz Players Ritz Theatre Junior Actors Production of the Musical Comedy

Bye Bye Birdie

Young Performers Edition Book by Michael Stewart Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Lee Adams • Originally Produced by Edward Padula Adaptation and Support Materials for the Young Performers’ Edition Developed by iTheatrics Under the Supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald Aug 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 - Curtain 7:30 PM SUNDAY Aug 20 MATINEE ONLY - CURTAIN 2:30 PM *Tickets Adults: $10 - Std/Sr: $5 Children 5 and Under Free ALL SEATS GENERAL ADMISSION FOR THESE PERFORMANCES

Pull the Other One Comedy by Norman Robbins August 25, 26, 27, Sept. 1, 2 Curtain 8 PM Sunday, Sept 3rd MATINEE ONLY Curtain 2:30 PM

Tickets: Adults - $15, Seniors (+65) & Students - $10 *exceptions Ritz Bitz productions & special events Box Office: 570-226-9752 Website: www.ritzplayhouse.com • Facebook: Ritz Company Playhouse Physical Address: 512 Keystone Street, Hawley, PA. 18428 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 158, Hawley, PA. 18428

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When seconds count, count on our award-winning Emergency Department

Investment Advisors Creating and Preserving Wealth Philip Coombe III, CFPÂŽ Catherine Bender, CFPÂŽ Lynn McDonald

When it’s an emergency, the clock is ticking and your mind is racing. “How long will we have to wait for answers?� At Ellenville Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, we understand how hard it is to wait – so we reduced wait times and streamlined our life-saving patient care.

Office locations: Main Office: P.O. Box 333 / 6872 Route 209 Wawarsing, NY 12489

Our quick-thinking emergency providers are trained experts who are absolutely committed to our patients. We never want you to have to face an emergency, but you can count on us if you do. ERH Emergency Department (845) 647-6400 ext. 264.

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Class III NSA Jackets Class II NSA High Visibility

Better Quality Personalized Service than Online Shopping Service Small Business Customers EMBROIDERY 601 Harris Rd, Ferndale, NY & SCREEN PRINTING 845-423-7176

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Sullivan Renaissance for Making a Difference in Sullivan County

845-794-6639 Ask for Les or Gene


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Producers of maple syrup, maple cream & sugar Supplying local vendors year-round

Available locally at the Grahamsville Deli, Monticello Farmer’s Market, Catskill Harvest in Liberty, Peck’s Markets throughout Sullivan County, Eureka Market in Grahamsville, and GMart in Wurtsboro 11702

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New Homes Log Homes Total Renovations Additions Custom Kitchens It’s Your Home... Have It Done Right Baths • Decks • Windows Doors • Siding Structural Repairs Garages • Drywall Residential & Commercial Metal Studs Acoustical Ceilings Jacking / Leveling

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Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home Inc. Exclusively Serving the Jewish Community Jewish Owned & Independently Operated

647-7747

388 Broadway Monticello

186 Canal St. Ellenville

www.josephngarlickfuneralhome.com

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STEINGART ASSOCIATES, INC.

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Congratulations to all the Winners of the Renaissance Awards!

Your hard work and commitment to excellence make our communities shine. And a special thank you to Sullivan Renaissance founders Sandra and Alan Gerry for all you do for Sullivan County.

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JUST ADDED!! COMMERICAL LOG SPLIT TER & ZERO TURN MOWER

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Community Reiki Share Every 3rd Friday, Drum Circle & Crystal Workshops Monthly and Holistic Psychic Fairs Seasonally


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Congratulations Renaissance! Here's to the Beautification of Sullivan County

ATION

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17 Great Years!

Congratulations to Sullivan Renaissance on Your efforts and the efforts of all the volunteers have truly made a difference! You’ve made Sullivan County a Beautiful Place to Live, Work & Stay

‘Celebrating ‘C Ceelebrrating a 126 Y Years ears e SServing er e ving SSullivan ulliv u an County County’’


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Providing the Best Quality & Service and Prices in the Area Since 1973 for 38 Years Commercial & Residential

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HURLEYVILLEARTSCENTRE This Month at The Hurleyville Arts Centre Movies: August 4 & 5, 7pm: The Intervention August 5, 2pm: The Adventures of Prince Achmed August 11 & 12, 7pm: The Love Witch August 12, 2pm: The Iron Giant August 19, 2pm: Nocturna

• Soft Window Treatments • Verticals

Events: August 19: Theater performance in collaboration with Deniston Hill. Set in the Bronx and a ballroom at the Concord resort hotel in the Catskills, Sacha Yanow’s work-in-progress, Cherie Dre, is a solo performance about the showgirl alter ego of Yanow’s grandmother.

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The Yoga Space Classes Monday - Sunday Yoga class and same time Kids Movies to give mom or dad a break! Check website for weekly schedule. www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org/the-yoga-space/

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August 26: International Dance Festival with American Artists from Tel Aviv. Dance workshops, screenings and live performance. Please see hurleyvilleartscentre.org or call (845) 707-8047 for the schedule and to register.

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Thhank Y You Caraa For all that you have e done

to build the Sullivan Renaissance Vo olunteer Corps and tthe many contributions you have made m to the Sullivan County community.

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Sullivan Renaissance 2017  

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