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The cream rises to the top

The conversation started with the color of the cream and a cup of coffee to go from Narrowsburg’s Main Street’s Tusten Cup.

“Do you want room for cream or milk?” my server asked me.

“Yes,” I said, with an enthusiastic smile on my face.

I love the cream at the Tusten Cup.  It’s the real thing.  And because of that, the color is slightly off-white.

I ask the server, whom I now know is Lexy, whether people comment about it.

The Yin and the Yang of it

My father was exuberant on the phone Tuesday evening.

“I want you to personally thank …,” he began.

I waited expectantly, my mind whirling.  Why would my father want me to personally thank someone?  He lives in Vermont; I live in the Upper Delaware River Valley.

“Jude Waterston,” he continued. “I made her Asian pork marinade tonight and it was great!  I like Chinese food, and the flavors were so good.”

Through the eyes of your neighbor

In The River Reporter’s early days, former editor Glenn Pontier used to sit with the paper after it was printed and read through it several times.  First, he would read it through the eyes of Beth Peck, the then board president of the Tusten Times, a non-profit board that was formed to oversee the paper when it was first established in 1975.

I told you so

We’re going to be okay. That’s what I tell myself as I contemplate the state of things. 

While it might sound naïve, it’s actually the only efficient side to come down on when considering the current state of things that are hailing down and swirling around us.

More about integration

If it’s not one thing it’s another.

The rain. The snow. The frigid cold.

Food recalls.

Romaine lettuce. Eggs. Tyson chicken nuggets.

As I muse on these everyday occurrences, I think about how it affects us all differently.

It’s another take on the integration that we as a community need to implement.

The frigid cold.

Holding the whole

“Sullivan County has taken off,” Legislative Chair Luis Alvarez announced at the State of the County address held, fittingly so he said, at the Sullivan County International Airport last Thursday.

Lots to celebrate

Glasses were raised as the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The occasion was the opening of the new 200-seat hall at the Catskill Mountains Resort.

“You must be so delighted to have a wedding hall in the Town of Highland,” I gushed to Cathy Daboul, one of the chamber’s movers and shakers.

 “Yes,” she said. “There’s The MountainView Manor in Glen Spey, and now we have something.”

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