Hamlet Happenings: September 2017

By Kathleen Sullivan

HURLEYVILLE – Sullivan First still needs your help to maintain the barrels along Main Street, the planters at the entrances to Hurleyville and the gardens at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park, the Community Gateway at the entrance to the Rails to Trails, St. Mary’s Community Center and the Hurleyville Fire House. Please call 845-436-6887 if you have time to help.
Hurleyville-Sullivan First meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 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 Town of Fallsburg Town Board proclaimed Saturday, August 12, 2017 as “Louis ‘Label’ Wichinsky Day.” The prototype of the bagel making machine invented and patented by the Hurleyville inventor, composer and pilot was formally unveiled by his daughter, Ceil Wichinsky Mack, at the opening of an exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum honoring his life and other important accomplishments. The machine had been preserved by the Lerner family of Quickway Metal Fabricators. Ceil’s presentation of “Memories of a Bagel Maker’s Daughter” was a highlight of the event. Friends and neighbors delighted in recounting their memories of Hurleyville’s own “Renaissance Man.”
Other interesting and educational exhibits you’ll find at the museum 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. Cook Gallery
The Sullivan County Historical Society has announced the recipients of the 2017 “History Maker” and “History Preserver” awards. The “History Maker” Award will be presented to WVOS radio, the “Voice of Sullivan County” for seventy years as the first commercial radio station in Sullivan County. Susan and Robert Schock will be presented with the “History Preserver” award for their preservation of a collection of documents from the Republican Watchman, descended from the first newspaper ever published in Sullivan County. Susan is the daughter of one of the publishers of the newspaper, and she and Robert generously donated their collection to the Society where it is available to all researchers. The awards will be presented at the society’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner which will be held at the Rockland House in Roscoe beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 1.
Anyone interested in volunteering to explore genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can call Pat Burns at the Museum. The phone number is 845-434-8044.
The Museum, located at 265 Main Street in Hurleyville, is open on Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please visit www.scnyhistory.org for more information on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum.
A Community Dinner will be held at the Hurleyville United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 7 from 4 to 6 p. m.
The church will host its Annual Chicken BBQ Dinner on Saturday, September 16. Volunteers at the church will begin serving at 4:30 p.m. The price for adults and all take-outs is $12.00 and the price for children is $6.00.
The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church is open each Thursday (except the first Thursday of each month) from 4 to 6 p.m. 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 to 8:30 p.m. Young people are invited to join in a variety of activities including board games, trivia, movie nights, arts and crafts.The next date is September 15.
A Bible study group is held at the church on every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information or if you can help with any of these activities.