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June 2012

Non-residents pay taxes and should have a voice

Many letters from Town of Highland residents and non-resident property owners support Local Law 3 to outlaw fracking. Please recognize that, while non-resident property owners do not vote locally, our tax payments are very important to Highland.  Read more

Gan-Eden no paradise

My grandfather, Sam Kaminsky, bought 50 acres of land in Hurleyville in 1918. He and my grandmother, Lily, had a farm and built Kaminsky’s Luzon Lodge, a rooming house, a kuchaleyn—where people came every summer to avoid the heat of the city. As a young widow, my grandmother raised her family there. My mother went to the little red school house and to the Hurleyville High School, which is about to celebrate its centennial and now houses the Sullivan County Museum. My parents met at Kaminsky’s in the ‘40s. Grammie ran Kaminsky’s until 1975, when she sold the property.  Read more

They’ve all come to look for America

Every year in June, not long after Memorial Day has opened the summer season, Sullivan County is treated to a weekend duo of small-town American delights: the Tractor Parade in Callicoon and the Trout Parade in Livingston Manor, which will be held on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 this year respectively (see pages 13 and 14).  Read more

Festive, fishy fun in Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The ninth annual Trout Parade, Sullivan County’s own version of Mardi Gras, will be held on Saturday, June 9. Starting at 11:30 a.m. there will be an arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, specialty foods from local vendors and entertainment. Activities will include balloon making, face painting, music, dancing and stilt walking. The parade will step-off at 1 p.m., led by the 2012 Grand Marshals Dr.  Read more

‘Human Lard Dog’ kicks up some larks at NACL

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — The Human Lard Dog and his 10-piece Band of Shy, featuring a stand-up horn section and the atomic-powered vocal cords of the glorious gospel-singing La’Delles will come to the NACL Theatre on Friday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
The Human Lard Dog is the alter ego of North Branch resident Steven Erdman, complete with his musical, whimsical and comedic sensibilities. Lard Dog sings his super catchy original songs with a voice hailed by critics as a cross between Chet Baker, Hank Williams and a wood chipper.  Read more

Tractors on parade in Callicoon

CALLICOON, NY — As noted in our editorial this week, one of summer’s great attractions in our area is its street fairs and celebrations. Callicoon’s annual tractor parade, scheduled for this Sunday, June 10, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., is one of the first of the season. The firemen will kick off the day with their pancake breakfast at their building on Route 97, from 7 to 11 a.m.  Read more

Stately appearances

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There are many tiers of talent in any milieu and athletics is certainly no exception. Winning a division title sets a team above its similarly sized rivals and is noteworthy to be sure. Especially when it happens for the first time.  Read more


June 16, 2012

Performance by The Delaware Valley Dance Co. at Delaware Valley High School, noon & 7pm, advance tickets: adults $12, children/seniors $8; at door: adults $14, children/seniors $10. 845/856-3373.

Old Time Fiddlers perform

July 19, 2012

Summer Festival of Park event in Central Park, 7:30pm, free (free-will offering). Rain location: Grace Episcopal Parish Hall. honesdaleparkevents.org.

Flashback performs

July 16, 2012

Summer Festival of Park event in Central Park, 7:30pm, free (free-will offering). Rain location: Grace Episcopal Parish Hall. honesdaleparkevents.org.