Hamlet Happenings: September 2021

HAMLET HAPPENINGS by Kathleen Sullivan
September 2021


The members of Hurleyville-Sullivan First have been busy all summer.

The plants in the barrels on Main Street and in the planters at the entrances to Hurleyville and at the Hurleyville Firehouse are all blooming.

The signs at the entrances to Hurleyville and at the entrance to the Milk Train Trail have received a painting “refresh.” The historical kiosk at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park is being repaired. New, larger, weather-proof cabinets are being created, and will be installed at the Little Free Library at the Hurleyville Firemen’s Park.

Please visit www.hurleyvilleny.com for more information about Hurleyville-Sullivan First. You can also visit Hurleyville-Sullivan First on Facebook.


The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church will be open on Thursday, September 23, and on Thursday, September 30, from 3 until 5 p.m. Anyone who is not vaccinated should wear a mask when visiting the food pantry.

Sunday services at the church begin at 9 a.m. The Bible study group meets in the sanctuary at the church every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Fully vaccinated churchgoers do not have to wear a mask in the church.

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.

“MESSY CHURCH”, Youth Group meetings and the women’s group meetings are still cancelled for now.

Please call Katrina at 845-436-7942 for more information. You can also get updates at the church’s page on Facebook.


The Sullivan County Museum is open. Visitors are welcome and the archives are open for research.

Appointments for group tours must be scheduled by contacting the museum office.

The Sullivan County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 24. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Rockland House in Roscoe. Award-winning singer and recording artist Mickey Barnett will be honored as the 2021 History Maker at the dinner. Mickey has contributed to the entertainment industry in Sullivan County for more than 40 years, as a singer, producer, radio personality and recording artist.

Donations to the museum and historical society are always welcome. Dedicated volunteers maintain the historical displays and the archival records. However, support is always needed for the continual increase in the amount of funds needed to continue operating the museum.

Anyone interested in genealogy and the history of life in Sullivan County can send an email to info@scnyhistory.org for information on volunteering at the museum.

Please call the museum at 845-434-8044 or email info@scnyhistory.org for more information or to schedule group tours.
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 5:00pm.
Per Sullivan County guidelines, visitors to the museum are required to wear masks.
Visit the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum on Facebook or at www.scnyhistory.org.


The CHNA steering committee meets monthly to prepare for when the 535-townhouse Gan Eden Estates project on Columbia Hill appears on the agenda of the Town of Thompson Planning Board again.

The members of CHNA are also monitoring the ongoing dubious and threatening building activity in the area of Huschke Road.

Irresponsible and unsustainable development in our community drastically affects everyone. Visit CHNA at www.columbiahill.org and on Facebook to learn how you can help to protect your environment and your community by demanding responsible and sustainable development.