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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
As readers of this column by an author who is resident of the Hudson Valley and fishes the Catskill region almost exclusively, you might reasonably ask, why a piece about grayling? A good question, … more
MONTICELLO & LIBERTY, NY — A few decades before Monticello Raceway opened its gates on June 27, 1958, the sport of harness racing reined supreme in Sullivan County, NY. While memories … more
Jennie Brownscombe, daughter of a Cornish immigrant and a Mayflower descendant, is probably Wayne County’s most famous painter.   She was the only child of William Brownscombe and … more
FREMONT CENTER, NY — On Sunday, June 28, 1953, a motorsports event advertised as the Sullivan County Sport Car Race wrapped up with a series of races on the local highways and rural byways of … more
(NAPSI)—You can spread a little happiness during the holiday season, or anytime, by spreading a little hoppiness, and helping a tiny frog called the coquí. Contemplating Coquís  … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Four Upper Delaware regional history books chronicling the spectacular New York State Route 97 Hawk’s Nest section, the 1779 Revolutionary War Battle of Minisink, the … more
Damascus Township, the largest of the original townships created in 1798, is still the largest.  Damascus was the site of many historic events, beginning with the first settlement of … more
Town of Thompson Fall Clean Up  TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY –Town of Thompson residents located outside the Village of Monticello can dispose of up to 500 pounds of household materials at no … more
LOOKOUT, PA — Back in 1865, just after the Civil War, William Holbert and John D. Branning built a sawmill. Wood was a major industry back then. Wood for houses. Wood for heat. Wood could be … more
OBERNBURG, NY — Bet you thought from the headline I was going to talk about some long-ago radio discussion of our own, wonderful Obernburg, NY... Ha ha. You’re wrong. This is radio … more
DAMASCUS, PA — When the Damascus Township Board of Supervisors opened the floor to the public at its August 17 meeting, resident Eliece Rybak displayed an original map from 1851 that she had … more
STEVENSVILLE, NY — Where, you say?  It’s that busy community near Snake Lake. Come on. You know what I mean. How can you forget the mellifluously named Snake Lake?  Well, … more
Almost 130 years ago, a guy caught some fish in Adams Brook. Fifty fish, to be exact, and 39 of them were undersized.  Elias Mackey was the game constable back then, and he, plus Solon … more
All week I’ve been fixated on images of peaceful protest met by tear gas, diminished by riot. Some images are current, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Other images are memory. I … more
CALLICOON, NY — “A Peaceful Gathering To Show Support And Solidarity, Sunday, June 7th at 2pm.” Surprise is what I felt after I saw this flyer on the Facebook group page Living in … more
Drive-in movies. The milkman. Grocery delivery. Okay, the first two just sound nostalgic, and the third sounds like lockdown. But they are all elements of the past that might … more
A very long time ago, in fact many thousands of years before the introduction of brown and rainbow trout to the fabled rivers of the Catskill Mountains, brook trout were the only native species of … more
This time of year, late at night, walking the dog through the Flats, the bare trees allow a view of town that’s normally not possible. There’s time to notice the bend of the river. The … more
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