Civil War veterans speak 

Posted 9/13/23

Welcome, fall! We are in the full swing of back-to-school and other activities already. Time flies when you are having fun.

I love that our community and neighboring areas offer so much to do …

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Civil War veterans speak 


Welcome, fall! We are in the full swing of back-to-school and other activities already. Time flies when you are having fun.

I love that our community and neighboring areas offer so much to do during the fall. There is nothing better than leaf peeping in our area.

The Cochecton Preservation Society (CPS) is hosting its 17th annual Coffee, Tea and History presentation on Sunday, September 24, starting at 1 p.m. at the Erie Station, located at 8537 Rte. 97 in Cochecton, NY. 

Admission is free, and there will be refreshments. 

The guest speakers are brothers Jim and George Anderson, who will be portrayed by Civil War reenactors James Richardson and Dennis Bernitt. 

“The brothers arrive at the depot, returning home at the end of the Civil War. They happen to meet and talk about their battles—how they survived—as soldiers who fought on opposite sides,” said the CPS.

For more info, call 845/932-8104 or email  

The Lake Huntington Fire Company is holding a raffle. The tickets, which cost $20 each, give you a chance to win every day in November. 

Winners are based on the 7 p.m. Daily Number “Pick 3” in the PA Lottery.

See any member for more information or to purchase tickets.

Join the Cochecton Volunteer Ambulance Corps today. Positions available are EMTs, drivers, attendants and administrative help. To apply or learn more about joining the team, drop them a message on Facebook, or email and request a membership application. Together, let’s ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

Other upcoming local events:

Stop by the Jeff Jamboree on Saturday, September 16. It’s an all-day event on Main Street in Jeffersonville, NY. 

Start your day with a pancake breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a tractor parade starting at 12 noon and a duck race at 3 p.m. 

Enjoy local shops and restaurants as well as free horse-drawn carriage rides.

The Small Town Country 4-H Club invites the public to its fourth annual Live, Love, Serve: 4-H 5K race on Sunday, October 15. This unique 4-H club fundraiser will begin at 9 a.m. on a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified course on Main Street in Hortonville, NY. Day-of registration and race packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m. Participants can walk or run. 

Youth must be at least eight years old to participate. Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants can register as individuals or as a team, and do not have to be previously enrolled in 4-H to enter. 

The first 100 registrants will receive a race shirt. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for 4-H youth members. 

Registration can be completed at or contact the 4-H club at

Payment can be made with a credit card in advance online or with cash or checks at registration time on the day of the event. Check the Live, Love, Serve 4-H 5K Facebook page @liveloveserve5k for additional details and forms.

Visit the second annual Diehl Homestead Farm Fall Festival on Sunday, October 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., located on Diehl Road in Callicoon, NY. You’ll find beautiful fall views, delicious BBQ and family fun. There’ll be hayrides, a bouncy house, a kiddie hay maze, face painting, maple cotton candy, fresh apple cider donuts and more.

There will also be craft and food vendors as well as Diehl maple products, honey, pumpkins, apples, cider, garlic and more.

Vendors are wanted for the annual Delaware Youth Center Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, November 24. Rental for each 2.5-foot-by-8-foot table costs $30, with set-up starting at 8:30 a.m. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve your table, fill out the form on the youth center’s website and pay the $30 vendor fee by Saturday, October 14. For more information, visit 

If you have a local business that you would like to have spotlighted in an upcoming column, get in touch. Email with any news, events and happenings.

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