Lately, it seems that we are seeing more and more animal abuse cases. I’m so thankful for all of our local media bringing to light the plight of these innocent creatures that have suffered in the hands of those who can’t or won’t properly care for their animals. For most of these animals, the lives they led before they were rescued were unimaginable to most of us. Filthy conditions, lack of food and little, if any, positive, friendly human contact force these pets to live in “survival mode.” Read more
Have you ever been sitting in your living room and watching television when the ASPCA’s commercial comes on? Do you become flooded with emotions as the camera sweeps past cages of animals that are sick, injured, once abused pets? This is a common response for many. But the biggest question is what happens to those animals once they are recovered from those undesirable situations? Given the current financial state of the economy locally, many animals have to endure such hardship, and as a result many of them require intense veterinary care. Read more
Blink! It’s the holiday season again. There are signs everywhere. Peck’s has a donation box for children’s gifts and food, and Narrowsburg Liquors in Peck’s Plaza will once again sponsor Toys for Tots.
Main Street is beginning to put on the glitz, readying for Saturday, November 30 at 6 p.m. to light the tree and sing Christmas carols. There will be no question what season is upon us. Read more
Here is a very clear picture of what is called Plum Island, situated in the Delaware River near Cochecton, NY. Are there stories any of you readers have to tell about the island? I would love to hear some of them, as I only remember bits and pieces of what I have been told. This postcard is from the Tusten Historical Society collection. Read more
With the Thanksgiving season upon us, most of us are thinking about turkey, whether wild or on the dinner table. Wild turkey is common in our region today, and it’s hard to travel in most woodland habitats without at least seeing sign of wild turkeys, but it wasn’t always like that. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Fall is about to give way to winter, but the awesome athletic endeavors of autumn evinced by soccer, volleyball and football players as well as the stalwart endeavors of cross-country harriers were on the agenda for the Sullivan West Fall Sports Awards on November 20. Read more