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Juliet Relis Bernstein, 107, my cousin, clearly recalls being with her mother at the polls the first time after women won the right to vote. Within the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, they … more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — On Monday, May 17, a group of Sullivan West fifth-grade elementary school students released an estimated 400 brown trout fingerlings into the waters of the North Branch of … more
FORESTBURGH, NY — My first visit to the Forestburgh Playhouse was in the summer of ’96, when the theatre was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Without checking, I can’t recall the … more
REGION — The year 2020 was the year without summer camp for many children both local and out of state. Crackling campfires, rousing games of kickball and nature walks full of curiosity and … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — “Artists are aware of how their work impacts the world,” said Faith Santoro. Santoro, an artist herself, just launched RecycleYourGear, a site and service that … more
Jay Brooks is many things (husband, father, teacher and musician are among Brooks’ accomplishments), but first and foremost, Jay Brooks is an artist. Perhaps you’ve spotted Jay out and … more
There are great ideas floating around this area, and Community ReBuilders—a program offered through Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress—is giving them a solid foundation. Community … more
It can feel like our lives have been upended. Nothing is the same. Some of our loved ones are gone. Some are far away and we can’t visit. Jobs are gone, jobs are crawling back. How many … more
“Grace Johansen was born and raised in Narrowsburg, New York, on the banks of the Delaware River. She dedicated her life to volunteerism and community service, helping to found the Narrowsburg … more
HONESDALE, PA — The plates just kept coming. Barbecue pulled pork made with Piedmont sauce, served with hush puppies, sweet potato fries and coleslaw; tomato pie, served with … more
BEACH LAKE, PA — Joe Salvatore sums himself up as “a simple man.” By that, he means a regular guy, the boy next door, someone you’d like to have a beer with. He’ll go … more
REGION — The show may have been in Spanish Harlem, but the message is there for all of us, no matter where we live. The Red Carpet for Social Justice Coalition honored female frontline … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — If there’s a genetic marker for health care work, Wendy Brown has it. “My dad and uncle founded the Nyack Ambulance Corps in 1937 with nothing but … more
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — A frigid breeze blowing across Highland Lake on March 6 did not deter members of the Sullivan County Dive and Rescue Team from completing the on-ice portion of a multi-day … more
We’ve come a long way from Rosina Bulwer-Lytton. She’s the woman who was forcibly committed to an insane asylum despite being completely sane. Her only problem was that she threatened … more
CALLICOON, NY — The newly launched Rural America Chamber of Commerce, founded by Callicoon resident Sherri Powell, aims to boost rural economies nationwide while also advocating for … more
THE BEAVERKILL — In addition to being the crossroads of two of the world’s most advanced ancient civilizations, India and China, Tibet is home to Mount Everest, the Dalai Lama, some of … more
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event … more
CALLICOON, NY — In August 1963, a young Janus Adams and her mother left their home in the Bronx at 3 a.m., arrived in Harlem and boarded a bus full of demonstrators headed for the … more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Spinning is out; cycling is in. Thanks to a coronavirus pandemic paradox, much of what was done live, in-person, before the pandemic has since gone virtual. But spinning, … more
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