High held a bonafide Homecoming on Saturday, October
18, with marching bands, a king and queen, and a varsity football
game. For more, see page 9 inside...
Big Election, Localized
Ulster County Elects Financial Officers As Our Young Think
Only Of National Matters
By Paul Smart
no localized races in the Town of Olive this year the Town of
Olive. But that hasn’t meant a surfeit of election signs
along local roadways, or an invigorated sense of involvement
in Election Day come November 4.
On a county level, the two main races are for new positions
of County Executive and Comptroller that accompany a shift towards
a new county charter that will also be trimming the county legislature
to 23 members in the coming years.
A Bit Better
Town Saves A Bundle In Highway While County & State Figures
Go All Rubbery
By Olive Times Staff
The Olive Town Board held a workshop meeting to discuss its
tentative 2009 budget on Tuesday, October 14.
It has been noted that town budgets are based on anticipated
revenues, but also that guessing such figures at this time of
year, when such suppositions are based on state and federal
budgets, as well as real estate markets and other matters not
knowable at this time, is as good as a crap shoot.
Jar Of Olives...
The Sky is Falling
By Carol LaMonda
“The sky is falling. The sky is falling,”
cried Chicken Little. “Silly fowl, that’s
just the falling leaves, or is it the Dow Jones Index?”
I knew the economy was recessed/depressed when I only
received two requests in the mail today to apply for
new credit cards. There was a time, last summer, when
my mailbox was overstuffed with every bank offering
0% interest, free miles or points.
Than Just Dance
by Violet Snow
“Ancient Callings is not
just a dance studio—it’s
a sanctuary for women,”
says Charlene Roberts, who performs
around the Hudson Valley as
“Perizad” with her
dance troupe, Twisted Tassels.
Perizad teaches American Tribal
Style, a homegrown version of
Middle Eastern dance, at her
studio in Olivebridge, where,
she explains, “Women can
express themselves through movement.
This style of dance stimulates
energies in your body and helps
clear things out. This is a
place you can let go as a woman,
be comfortable in the feminine
and use it as a tool for power,
which you can extend to your
daily life and relationship.”