A lost African-American soldier
Milford’s Milton Wesley Bailey’s letters home
MILFORD, PA — The only person from Pike County to be killed in the Korean War was an …
Milford’s Milton Wesley Bailey’s letters home
MILFORD, PA — The only person from Pike County to be killed in the Korean War was an African-American with longtime roots in Milford.
At 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, American Readers Theatre and the Pike Country Historical Society will present “Milton Wesley Bailey: Letters Home.” The event will be held in the Foundation Room at the Pike County Historical Society.
Lori Strelecki, Columns Museum director, compiled the letters and photos for the production.
Bailey represented the fourth generation of his family to live on West High Street, Strelecki said. Sarah Showers Davis originally purchased the home with her husband’s Civil War pension.
The letters were written to Bailey’s mother and grandmother over a year-long period beginning in 1950, during Bailey’s military service. Actor Darren Fouse will read the letters and family photos will be shown.
“His letters home provide the audience a rare and poignant look into the lives of these wonderful folks; we are all better off because of it,” Strelecki said. “The Davis-Bailey Family Collection is an important part of Pike County’s history, and the historical society continues to work with our friend Sharon Siegel in her quest to identify and return Milton’s remains home through Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations.”
There is no charge for admission. For more information, visit pikehistorical.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History is looking for a few good men—and women.
There are still some open positions for work this spring, summer and fall as costumed educators at the living history museum and at the nonprofit Delaware Company, which operates the Fort under contract with Sullivan County.
The Fort will host a job fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2.
Duties include but are not limited to planting and maintaining the colonial garden, learning and demonstrating colonial crafts such as weaving, blacksmithing, candle making, woodworking and working in the gift shop.
For more information, visit the Delaware Company’s website, thedelawarecompany.org.
NEW YORK STATE — Routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found high levels of undeclared sulfites in the dried “Sweet Potato” distributed by Apollo Food International in Long Island City.
People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume the product.
“Sweet Potato” is packaged in clear plastic clamshell containers and weighs approximately two pounds. It was sold to retail food stores in Brooklyn and Queens. All codes of the product are subject to the recall.
To date, no illnesses have been reported to the department in connection with the product.
Consumers who are sensitive to sulfites and have purchased “Sweet Potato” should not consume it. Consumers with questions about the recalled product should contact Jim Zhou at 718/784-2917 or email the distributor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK STATE — Intended to make fishing both easier and more accessible, new freshwater fishing regulations have been announced by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The new rules take effect April 1.
The rules in the Delaware River Basin, though they have been loosened, remain more restrictive than the statewide restrictions. For example, the daily limit for trout on the Delaware from April 1 to October 15 is only one, compared to five statewide, and trout fishing between October 15 and April 1 is catch-and-release only. For full details, see pages 12-17 (Sullivan) and 18-23 (Delaware) of the new guide at https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/fishguide21.pdf.
The season for rainbow and brown trout and splake will now be open year-round, with a five-fish daily limit, and with new rules governing size.
There will be a year-round open season on Atlantic salmon.
Ice fishing is permitted on all waters in New York unless specifically prohibited.
New specific dates have replaced floating dates for statewide season openers as follows:
May 1—Walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge.
June 1—Muskellunge. Note that in 2022, DEC will allow for the fishing of muskellunge beginning the last Saturday in May to accommodate previously planned fishing trips.
June 15—Largemouth and smallmouth bass.
A complete compilation of changes and an assessment of public comment associated with the final rulemaking is available on the DEC website at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/124258.html.
Hard copies of the guide are currently being produced and guides are anticipated to be available at license-issuing agents by the second week of April. Hard copies can also be requested by emailing FWFish@dec.ny.gov.
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