LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — This photo appeared in a January, 1999 issue of The River Reporter with the caption, “Local amateur figure skaters and international professional figure skaters took to the ice together at the Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival.
I hope everyone is doing great. I had the best time with my sister Maryanne and my brother-in-law Jon, spending three days in New York City for the holidays. Friday we went to see the show “Beautiful, the Carol King Story,” and it was amazing. During intermission Jon asked what we were doing on Saturday, and we said we did not have any plans.
BARRYVILLE, NY/SHOHOLA, PA — The Barryville Area Arts Association is gathering local artists for an exhibit on escaping the past and realizing our dreams for the future. “New Beginnings” will open January 5, with complimentary refreshments, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave.
REGION, NY — Trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise in the Catskill region. However, warns the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Agency, agri-tourism can be a financial risk.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — A basketball game between the Sullivan West High School and the Harlem Wizards begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, January 6, with doors opening at 2 p.m.
MONTICELLO, NY — On Friday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at the E. B. Crawford Library, dancer/choreographer Lori Leshner will share her journey from Monticello to choreography and dance teaching to professional dancers around the world, including Lady Gaga.
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — The North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) Theatre is accepting applications for Deep Space, a performance residency program for artists and groups who make devised, original, or ensemble performances, until January 31.
LIBERTY, NY — If you’re interested in receiving a grant from the Sullivan Renaissance, stop by the G2R winter symposium at the CVI building on Wednesday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. to hear from those who know how to qualify and develop a successful project.
“Little Matthew Bisland’s excited expression tells what kind of reception Santa Claus got at Sunday’s Christmas party at the Lumberland Town Hall,” reads the caption of this 1998 The River Reporter photo, taken around this time of year 10 years ago.
Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy new year to all—the healthy part is what I am going for in 2019. I have to go get another MRI on my ear. The doctors think I still have a mastoiditis infection of the skull bone behind the ear. This coming year will be better, and it’s up to me to make it that way. December 30 I turn 59.