by Kathleen Sullivan
The volunteers in Hurleyville-Sullivan First are busy this summer.
The group is adding protective materials to the signs at the entrances to Hurleyville and to the signs at the Rail Trail entrance. Fresh historical panels are ready to hang in the historical kiosk at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park. New cabinets for books created by folks at The Center for Discovery are ready for installation at the Little Free Library at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park.
And, of course, the stone planters and barrels on Main Street are weeded and watered regularly.
The group’s projects were made possible in part by a Beautification Grant from Sullivan Renaissance.
Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville-Sullivan First. You can also visit Hurleyville-Sullivan First on Facebook.
HURLEYVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church will be open on Thursday, July 21 and on Thursday, July 28 from 3 until 5 p.m.
Sunday services at the church begin at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children of all ages is held at the church during services.
Pastor Jorge delivers sermons online on Facebook at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
The Bible study group meets in the sanctuary at the church every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
You can pray with others over the phone on the church’s prayer line on Sundays from 7 to 8 p.m. The prayer line phone number is 605-472-5491 and the access code is 251678.
The next “Messy Church” will be at Morningside Park on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. The rain date is Saturday, July 23. Youngsters will enjoy swimming and working on arts & crafts projects. An adult must accompany children taking part in the fun.
The women’s group at the church, Women in Faith, is gathering items including disposable diapers, new socks, new underwear, gently used clothing and gently used toys for infants and children from newborn to 12 years old for THE GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM. The program assists grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren who otherwise would be placed in foster care.
Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information on services and activities at the church. You can also get updates at the church’s page on Facebook.
THE SULLIVAN COUNTY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Museum, located at 265 Main Street in Hurleyville, is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations to meet the escalating cost of operating the museum are always welcome.
The Sullivan County Historical Society is celebrating the creative spirit of local musicians and business owners who kept the music going, moving stages outdoors and lowering fees during the pandemic. The Sullivan County Historical Society is producing a small series of free concerts on some of the new outdoor stages. Rounder recording artist guitarist Van Manakas and folk singer/conga player Ellen Iovino will perform at the next concert in the series. The free concert will be held at the Liberty Soul Stage on Saturday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Little Sparrow, some very special guests are expected to appear at the concert.
The concerts are funded in part by a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Please call 845-671-9548 for information on including your outdoor stage in the concert series.
The Dr. Frederick Cook exhibit will be on display at the Museum until December. The exhibit features photographs taken by Dr. Cook from 1891-1908 during expeditions to Greenland, Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, Mount Denali and the North Pole.
The opening of the Neversink-Hackledam Dam Exhibit will be held on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. at the Museum.
Volunteers are available to help visitors explore the historical and genealogical resources at the Historical Society’s archives at the Museum. The archives are open on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Guided tours of the museum…behind the scenes and regular exhibits…are available. There is no charge for the hour-long tour, but registration is required. Please call 845-434-8044 to make a reservation.
Go to www.scnyhistory.org to learn about the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum. You can also visit the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum on Facebook.
Please call the museum at 845-434-8044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COLUMBIA HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE (CHNA)
The members of CHNA continue to monitor the proposed Gan Eden Estates development project on Columbia Hill. The group’s mission is to protect our community from the adverse effects of unsustainable development.
The group wants to make sure that the project complies with environmental impact regulations. Environmental impact applications and reports submitted by the developer of the project are being examined by the group to ensure accuracy.
The proposed project threatens the environment and the character of our community in many ways:
• The burgeoning needs of our community’s water supply are already having an adverse impact on both municipal wells and private wells.
• The impact on firefighting needs is dangerous.
• The harmful effects of storm water runoff include flooding on Main Street, Columbia Drive, Mongaup Road, Congregation Anschei Cemetery.
• Storm water runoff poses a danger to downhill wells.
• Irresponsible wastewater treatment plant discharge via a ditch, not a pipe, is a threat to residences, Fallsburg town wells,
Congregation Anschei Cemetery.
• Wastewater treatment plant failure threatens residences, Fallsburg town wells, Congregation Anschei Cemetery.
• The structural integrity of on-site dam with 3-acre pond is questionable.
• Increased traffic and the planned entrances to the development are hazardous to the safety of our roadways.
Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org and on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your environment and your community.