Community Living

Photo from the John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive, Library of Congress

Ping pong at Grossinger’s Hotel in Liberty, New York, 1976, during a hopping time in the “Borscht Belt.”

“Borscht Belt Reunion” promises nostalgia, last hoorah

CALLICOON, NY — At one time, the Catskills were a destination getaway for the rich in famous, with some now-abandoned or revived hotels, resorts and restaurants standing in tribute to this once-thriving hotspot.

Photo from the Piccolo Paese Ristorante website

Foster Supply Hospitality, already operating several establishments in the area, will assume control of a northern Italian restaurant in Liberty.

Foster Supply Hospitality branches into Liberty

LIBERTY, NY — Foster Supply Hospitality, the team behind The Arnold House, North Branch Inn, Nine River Road, The DeBruce and most recently, The Cabin at Hessinger–Lare, will now also operate Piccolo Paese Ristorante, a northern Italian restaurant.

Photo contributed by Karen Walker Scarbrough
Martha Hippensteel poses with her brothers and father in front of “Sleepy Hollow” in the Luxton Lake section of Narrowsburg, circa 1949.

Narrowsburg News 1/16/19

In one of my 2018 “Narrowsburg News” columns, I solicited information from readers on a house in the Luxton Lake section of town. I had just bought the circa 1860s farmhouse, which was abandoned for many decades, and was starting the process of renovating it.

Photo contributed by the Wayne County Historical Society

The great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

The great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913 marked the 50th anniversary of the crucial Civil War battle and the largest official gathering of veterans from both sides of the conflict. A total of 53,407 veterans, 8,750 of them Confederate, gathered peacefully from June 29 through July 4, 1913, with delegations from 46 of the 48 states.

TRR file photo by Isaac Green Diebboll

Martin Colavito, chair of Sullivan Agencies Leading Together, will offer some tips on making pasta and marinara at CCE.

Make your own pasta

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) is offering a homemade pasta-making workshops for kids on Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Being Mortal

MONTICELLO, NY — A difficult conversation worth having will take place at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Library on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. The documentary “Being Mortal,” based on a book of the same name, deals with death and end-of-life decisions and will be presented by the Orange and Sullivan Hospice.

Photo contributed by the Tri-Valley Lion’s Club

Ilene Wizwer, left, a member of the Lions Club, stands with trail coordinator Leah Exner and president of the club Donna Schick.

More funds for Fallsburg Trail

FALLSBURG, NY — In its most recent bid to better a trail for all Sullivan residents, the Tri-Valley Lions Club is seeking $2,000 from the Brandel-Murphy Lions Youth Foundation for the Benjamin Coser Trail project at Fallsburg Central School District.

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Free lunch

NORTH BRANCH, NY — The Grace Lutheran Church will hold one of its community lunches on Saturday, January 19 at 12 noon.

Everyone is invited to enjoy soup, a sandwich and the company of neighbors and friends, new and old. The church can be found at 997 County Road 95.



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