Hamlet Happenings: June 2021

by Kathleen Sullivan


Hurleyville-Sullivan First has received a 2021 Sullivan Renaissance Community Beautification Grant that will be used to care for completed projects.
Work dates have been announced to plant barrels and planters. Anyone interested in helping to make Hurleyville more beautiful can join the group at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 4 and Sunday, June 6. Remember to bring your garden tools and gloves. Social distancing will be observed.
Hurleyville-Sullivan First replaced the American flag at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park on Main Street. The staffs from the Hurleyville Sentinel and the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre joined the group in hanging the new flag.
Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville-Sullivan First. You can also visit Hurleyville-Sullivan First on Facebook.


Katrina Jaycox reminds everyone that “The church is open and songs will be sung!”

Sunday services at the Hurleyville United Methodist Church begin at 9 a.m.

Plans are underway to start Sunday School soon.

Pastor Jorge is delivering sermons online on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

You can pray with others over the phone on the church’s prayer line on Sundays from 7 – 8 p.m. The prayer line phone number is 605-472-5491 and the access code is 251678.

The Bible study group meets in the sanctuary at the church every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Pre-made boxes of food, personal hygiene products and COVID-19 supplies are distributed to individuals and families in need by the volunteers at the Bread of Life Food Pantry. The food pantry will be open on Thursday, June 17 and on Thursday, June 24 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Protocols for social distancing, mask-wearing, disinfection and cleaning are being followed at all activities.

“MESSY CHURCH”, Youth Group meetings and the women’s group meetings are cancelled for now.

Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information. You can also get updates from the church’s page on Facebook.


The Sullivan County Museum is currently not open for in-person visits. Guidelines for a safe reopening issued by New York State and Sullivan County will be followed.

Volunteers are always needed at the museum. Anyone interested in genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can send an email to info@scnyhistory.org for information on volunteering. Volunteers work on a variety of tasks including research, creating displays, managing the vintage clothing collection and gardening.

Go to www.scnyhistory.org for more information on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum. You can also visit the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum on Facebook.

The CHNA steering committee meets monthly to share information and discuss strategy in preparation for when the Gan Eden Estates project next appears on the agenda of the Town of Thompson Planning Board for review or action.

The developer of Gan Eden Estates must submit a new DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) to the Town of Thompson Planning Board for public review and comment. The statement which must address environmental factors and concerns can then be considered for approval and acceptance. If accepted, the Planning Board will then review the applicant’s site plan application which will require another public hearing before approval to allow site work to commence.

The developer’s application to the Delaware River Basin Commission for a groundwater withdrawal project to supply a proposed public water supply system is still pending.

Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org and on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your environment and your community by demanding sustainable development.