Hamlet Happenings: October 2018

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

For more information about Hurleyville and Hurleyville-Sullivan First, please visit the group on Facebook or at www.hurleyvilleny.com.

The Catskill Readers’ Theatre is beginning the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival early. The group will perform “The Sizzlin’ 60’s”, an exploration of the all aspects of the decade…music, movies, literature, government and world affairs. The program, sponsored by the Sullivan County Historical Society, will be presented at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville at 7:00pm on Saturday, October 27th and at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 28th.
Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
Entertainers are Albee Bockman, Ellen Pavloff, Sally Gladden, Cookie House, Peter Natashi and Constance Slater. Bunny Woloszczak is the stage manager.
Please call Sally, 845-434-0209, or the Sullivan County Historical Society, 845-434-8044, for more information.
“History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards are presented by the Sullivan County Historical Society every year to deserving individuals. The honorees for these awards personify the stated mission of the society…the preservation of Sullivan County history for the enlightenment of future generations.
Usually the recipient of the “History Maker” award has had a long, notable and accomplished career. Corporal Russell D. Sprague died in the trenches in France in 1917 and never had that opportunity. A native of Parksville, he was 19 years old and the first boy from Sullivan County to lose his life in World War I.
The Sullivan County Historical Society has honored Russell’s patriotism and sacrifice by naming him the “2018 History Maker”.
Jackie Horner gained fame and notoriety as a consultant for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing which was inspired by the resorts in the Catskills. She continued her renowned career as a dancer and a dance instructor in Sullivan County for more than fifty years. The Sullivan County Historical Society has honored Jackie Horner by naming her the “2018 History Preserver”.
Please call 845-434-8044 for information on the Annual Awards Presentation Dinner which will be held on Sunday, October 21st at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill.
Volunteers operate the museum through numerous activities including working on research, creating exhibits, caring for artifacts and helping visitors. Anyone interested in exploring genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can contact the museum for information on volunteering.
The museum, located at 265 Main Street in Hurleyville, is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Please visit 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.

Jackie Horner

The Hurleyville United Methodist Church will host its Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, Saturday, October 27th. Volunteers at the church will begin serving at 4:30pm. The price for adults and all take-outs is $12.00. The price for children is $6.00.
There’s no charge for children under 5.

The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church is open each Thursday (except the 1st Thursday of each month) from 4:00pm – 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.

A Bible study group is held at the church on every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

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) continue to follow developments in the lawsuit filed by Gan Eden Estates against the Town of Thompson and the Town of Thompson Planning Board.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has postponed a decision on Gan Eden Estate’s application to draw 4.6 million gallons a month from the aquifer for use as the public water supply for the development.
Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org or on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your community.

Enjoy a tasty lunch or a delicious dinner at Frankie and Johnny’s Presents Nardi’s in Hurleyville on any Wednesday in October and you’ll help support the Hurleyville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
The Nardi family will donate a portion of the proceeds from every meal served…eat in or take out…on each Wednesday in October to the Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Frankie and Johnny’s Presents Nardi’s, on Main Street in Hurleyville, is open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner.
Please call MariJane Conklin, 845-701-3176, for more information on the Hurleyville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Visit Hurleyville at www.hurleyvilleny.com.