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BBQ celebrates Master Gardeners

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is celebrating its Master Gardener volunteers at the annual Cornell Country BBQ & Live Auction, to be held Saturday, September 15, at the White Sulphur Springs Fireman’s Park on Shore Road. This event is rain or shine, under a covered pavilion.

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The Fall Music Festival will be held at the bucolic amphitheater at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, seen here during a previous concert.

Fall Music Festival: music and friendship

There are few events in life more painful than the untimely passing of a loved one. Tragedy can be the source of immense sorrow and hopelessness, but for a group of friends in Wayne County, tragedy has been the inspiration for making the most of their time together, giving back to the community and memorializing those they have lost.

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This 1930s Western Electric plant is located in a workshop next to the farmhouse. Purchased by farmers, electric plants generated electricity to the farm before electric lines were run to rural areas.   

Lost Catskill Farm opens

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and The Valleys Museum will open the 1930s Lost Catskill Farm behind the museum on Route 55 on Wednesday, September 12 with a program and reception at 4 p.m. Including a two-story house, outhouse, milk house, barn and electric plant; the farm is interactive, informative and fun for both children and adults.

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JEMS and Junior JEMS members prepare for the popular duck race on Callicoon Creek as part of the Jeffersonville Jamboree.

Jeff Jamboree: ducks, tractors, laser tag and more

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — The Jeff Jamboree on Saturday, September 15 will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. At 10 a.m., bakers participating in the “Best Baked Pie Contest” may drop off entries at the Jeffersonville Firehouse. At 11:30 winners will be announced, and a pie auction will follow.

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Declaring it a place to celebrate “peace, love and socialization,” Town of Bethel Supervisor Daniel Sturm presided over the opening ceremony at the new dog park in Smallwood, NY.

Home is where the heart is

I had the opportunity to go home last week, and by “home” I mean Binghamton, NY. It is, after all, where I was born and raised, and while I have many fond memories of my childhood, there are some dark clouds on that distant horizon as well.



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