Hamlet Happenings: March 2021

by Kathleen Sullivan


Hurleyville-Sullivan First has applied for a 2021 Sullivan Renaissance Community Beautification Grant. The grant will be used for the care and maintenance of projects that continue to make Hurleyville an oasis in the Town of Fallsburg.
Volunteers will be needed to help get gardens, planters and barrels ready for planting. Work dates will be announced soon.
Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville-Sullivan First. You can also visit Hurleyville-Sullivan First on Facebook.


The Hurleyville United Methodist Church is open for Sunday services.

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

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 to 8 p.m. The prayer line phone number is 605-472-5491 and the access code is 251678.

Pre-made boxes of food 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, March 18 and on Thursday, March 25 from 3 until 5 p.m.

Personal hygiene products and COVID-19 supplies (masks, hand sanitizer and hand soap) are also being distributed at the food pantry.

Protocols for social distancing, disinfection and cleaning are being followed. Masks must be worn.

“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 and the Historical Society are still closed to the public because of COVID-19.

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.

Please email Suzanne Cecil at scecil@hvc.rr.com if you have any questions.

No news is still good news for Hurleyville!

The developer of Gan Eden Estates has not yet submitted the new DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) to the Town of Thompson Planning Board. The statement which must address environmental factors and concerns will be subject to public review and comment before it is considered for approval and acceptance. The Planning Board will then review the applicant’s site plan application which will require another public hearing before any approval to allow site work to commence. The members of CHNA continue to monitor and provide input on this ongoing process.

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