Hamlet Happenings: October 2019

Congratulations to the Hurleyville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary…awarded Best Appearing Auxiliary Small Company at the 91st Annual Sullivan County Volunteers Association parade in Rock Hill.

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.


The Hurleyville United Methodist Church will host its Annual Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, Saturday, October 26th. Volunteers at the church will begin serving at 4:30pm. The price for adults 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 on the 3rd Thursday and on the 4th Thursday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The volunteers at the food pantry serve at least forty families every week. Free clothing is offered to families in need on the last Thursday of each month.

“MESSY CHURCH”, a different kind of family church, will be held on October 12th at 5:30pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy an evening of fun activities, songs, games, crafts, stories and refreshments.

Services are held at the church each Sunday from 9:00am until 10:00am. A women’s group meets after the service on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

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.

Young people are invited to join in a variety of fun activities at the Youth Group that meets at the church. Dates will be announced on the church’s page on Facebook. The children and teenagers in the group have also been volunteering at the food pantry.

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


The next First Sunday Music in History concert presented by the Sullivan County Historical Society will showcase the impact of acoustic instruments on American styles of music, including bluegrass and old-time country music. The show, hosted by Little Sparrow, will be held at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, October 6th at 2:00pm.
The expert group of musicians scheduled to appear include Mike Baglione, Steve Lane and Clancey Lane. Collaboration among the performers promises to offer some great jam sessions.
The program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Admission to the performance is free and donations are welcome. You can find information on upcoming performances at www.scnyhistory.org or at the Sullivan County Historical Society page on Facebook.
The Frederick Cook Society with host a talk by arctic researcher Douglas Bonoff at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, October 20th at 2:00pm,. Mr. Bonoff will discuss Dr. Cook’s early travels, Arctic controversies and some of Cook’s contemporaries, including Robert Peary, Matt Henson and Roald Amundsen.
Mr. Bonoff ‘s mountaineering experience and career in researching polar controversies has spanned five decades across North and South America.
Admission to the lecture is free. For information on Frederick Cook visit http://www.frederickcooksociety.org/
The Sullivan County Historical Society will present the 2019 “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards at the society’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner which will be held at the Rockland House in Roscoe on Sunday, October 27th.
Award winners are honored for their preservation of Sullivan County history for the enlightenment of future generations, the stated mission of the Society.
This year the Society will recognize two historical eras of education in Sullivan County.
Gordon MacAdam and Henry MacAdam will receive the 2019 History Preserver Award. They have sparked interest in one-room schools in Sullivan County through their work with the One-Room Schoolhouse project.
The 2019 History Maker Award will be presented to Charles S. Hick, a former District Superintendent for Sullivan County Schools. Mr. Hick oversaw the organization of the first centralized school district in New York State at Youngsville in 1915. He also administere the record-making centralization of four more school districts in Sullivan County before his retirement in 1941.
Please call 845-434-8044 for information on the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.
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.


The lawsuit filed against Gan Eden Estates and the Town of Thompson by The Center for Discovery and Catskill Mountainkeeper is being closely followed by the members of Columbia Hill Neighborhood Alliance (CHNA). The lawsuit argues that the project would adversely affect both organizations. The suit also seeks to void the settlement reached between the developer of the project and the Town of Thompson on the basis that the town violated open meetings law and failed to comply with current SEQRA regulations.

The Gan Eden Estates project on Columbia Hill is a threat to our community. Flawed planning decisions, faulty water quality testing and irresponsible environmental considerations are a recipe for disaster in our community.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has still not announced the result of Gan Eden’s permit request to withdraw millions of gallons a month from the aquifer for use as the development’s public water supply.

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