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The Heinle history

By Eileen Hennessy
Posted 5/13/21

Hello. I hope you are all doing well. When I was on Facebook, I saw a post from Brian Heinle that said, “On behalf of the membership of the Lake Huntington Fire Company, and one very proud …

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Hello. I hope you are all doing well. When I was on Facebook, I saw a post from Brian Heinle that said, “On behalf of the membership of the Lake Huntington Fire Company, and one very proud father, Brian Heinle is pleased to announce their newest member, his daughter, Mya Heinle. Brian is the vice chair of the board of fire commissioners for the Cochecton Fire District and has been a member for the last six years.  Mya is a junior member and they are looking for members ages 14 years or older [who] live in Cochecton Fire District. Anyone interested stop by the Lake Huntington Fire House on Mondays nights at 7 p.m.”

 When I asked Brian if it was OK to put this in the Lake Huntington News, he said “yes” and told me to listen to his interview on WJFF with Donna Fellenberg that took place on May 1. So, I listened; it was really interesting. Brian spoke about how the Heinles came to Cochecton in the early 1800s from Germany. The family started Heinle’s General Store and their motto was, “If we don’t have it, you do not need it.” I remember one time when I went to Heinle’s on my way to Kmart to get my husband shoe laces for his boots, Doug said, “I have them right here.” I used to ask him for things just to see if he had them. Brian talked about growing up with his parents and grandparents and learning the importance of being a part of your community. “You make what your community is... When you see a cause be the effect.” They’re great words to go by. I know Doug Heinle is smiling down on all of you and is very proud. Doug was a member of the Narrowsburg and Lava fire departments for many years, along with many other organizations. When I first moved up to Cochecton, there was a man named Herman Heinle and he tried to get me to eat turtle soup. They called him the turtle man. He never did get me to eat that soup. 

The Cochecton Youth Commission’s next trip is to Claws ‘n Paws Wild Animal Park on Sunday, June 6. Sign-ups will be held at the Cochecton Town Hall on Tuesday, June 1 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. As always, it’s free to Cochecton youth. Adults and out-of-town participants will pay at the door of the zoo. Claws ‘n Paws is located in Lake Ariel, PA. Contact Krissy at 845/807-8003 with any questions. For more information, visit www.clawsnpaws.com.

Mike from American Electric says, “The comeback is always greater than the setback. Our new building is in progress. It has been six long months since a fire ripped through our old shop. Here’s to new beginnings; looking forward to the new building. Our business is still going strong. Give us a call at 845/932-8111.”

Have a great week. Email me if you have any news that you want to get out there at leeniebeans@citlink.net. You can always find me online in community living.

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