Hamlet Happenings: October 2017

Hurleyville-Sullivan First will need your help to get gardens, planters and barrels ready for winter. Please call 845-436-6887 if you have time to help.

The 21st Annual “Deck the Doors” Holiday Decorating Contest sponsored by Hurleyville-Sullivan First will be held on Thursday, December 21st.

Hurleyville-Sullivan First meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Hurleyville Firehouse. The meetings are open to everyone interested in the revitalization and beautification of Hurleyville.

Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville and Hurleyville-Sullivan First.

The Sullivan County Museum is described as the “best kept secret in Sullivan County” by Pat Burns, a long-time volunteer at the museum.
A new exhibit honoring the life and accomplishments of Label Wichinsky is one of the exhibits you’ll find at the museum. Other exhibits include:
• Sullivan County Wildlife Exhibit
• The General Store
• The Woodstock Festival
• A History of Sullivan County Farms
• The Military Room
• Early Sullivan County
• The Borscht Belt
• The Frederick A. Cooke Gallery

The museum also has a “gift shop” offering a collection of Sullivan County-related books, maps, posters, postcards and memorabilia.
The Sullivan County Historical Society presented the 2017 “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards at the society’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner which was held at the Rockland House in Roscoe on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The “History Maker” Award was presented to WVOS, the “Voice of Sullivan County” for seventy years and the first commercial radio station in Sullivan County. Susan and Robert Schock were presented with the “History Preserver” award for their preservation of a collection of documents from the “Republican Watchman”, the first newspaper published in Sullivan County. Susan and Robert, descendants of publishers of the newspaper, generously donated the collection to the society where it is available to all researchers.
Volunteers at the museum have been busy since the summer cleaning up collections on the lower level of the building that were damaged by broken water pipes.
Anyone interested in volunteering to explore genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can call Pat Burns at the museum. The museum’s phone number is 845-434-8044.
The museum, located at 265 Main Street in Hurleyville, is open on from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Please visit www.scnyhistory.org for more information on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum.

The congregation of the Hurleyville United Methodist Church actively serves the spiritual and physical needs of our community.

Services are held at the church each Sunday from 9:00am until 10:00am.

The church holds prayer meetings every Monday from 10:00am until noon.

A Bible study group meets at the church every Tuesday from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.

The church will host a Community Dinner on Thursday, October 5th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm.

The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church is open each Thursday (except the 1st Thursday of each month) from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. The volunteers at the food pantry also provide free clothing for families in need on the last Thursday of each month.

Volunteers at the church host the Community Lunch Program. Dates for the program will be announced on the church’s page on Facebook.

The church hosts a Youth Group on Fridays from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. Young people are invited to join in a variety of activities including board games, trivia, movie nights, arts and crafts. The next dates are October 6th and October 20th.

Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information or if you can help with any of these activities.

The members of Columbia Hill Neighborhood Alliance (CHNA) are committed to their mission of sustainable development in Hurleyville and in the towns of Thompson and Fallsburg. The group continues to evaluate issues…water resources, traffic intensification, community character alteration and wildlife habitat depletion…that must be considered before development can be deemed sustainable and worthy of approval. Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. Hurleyville and the towns of Thompson and Fallsburg can be those places.
Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org or on Facebook for more information on the Columbia Hill Neighborhood Alliance.