season's relatively dry and hot weather has, so far, spared
tomato and potato plantings from the "late blight"
infections that wreaked havoc on those crops last year. According
to Cornell Cooperation Extension of Ulster County, there have
been no confirmed outbreaks to date in New York state, and,
if the weather remains much the same, the infection is expected
to be limited.
Have That Web!
Local Towns Are Battling To Upgrade Their Images
For Internet Interest
By Olive Press Staff
It was not long ago that the only way to find
out about the Catskills was to come here, stop
and pick up as many brochures as possible, then
go back to the motel room and start reading.
It was a fun endeavor, and still is. But now
the Internet gives those interested in the Catskills
a chance to do the same thing right at their
breakfast table, whether they are in Tokyo or
Flows The Board
Town Tackles Routine Business Eying New Flood
Maps, Sewer Opening
By Cindy Johansen
A little of this and that... A quiet night for
the Town of Olive Board. With Berndt Leifeld
vacationing in sunny (hot) Florida for a family
member's graduation, Deputy Supervisor Bruce
LaMonda took over center stage and got things
off to a timely start.
Jar Of Olives...
By Carol La Monda
Bruce and I became grandparents for the third time
this week. Little Philanthe Bella (Fih-lahn' thay)
was born weighing a lucky seven pounds, eleven ounces.
Kevin and Heather named her after my great aunt,
who is the subject of the memoir I just finished
writing. In Greek the name means "Lover of
Flowers," and the legacy is that of a strong
woman who rose above adversity. Seeing this sweet
little girl for the first time, I mused on this
circle of life. Life keeps renewing itself.
Shultis retires as Olivebridge postmaster
after 38 years of dedicated service. Patrons
were always met with a smile,lollipops
and chocolates while they lasted!! Thanks
for everything Barbara!!
Years Of Service
Barbara Shultis Retires Her Longheld
Postmaster Position At Olivebridge
By Paul Smart
Talk about changing eras... When Barbara
Shultis started work at the Olivebridge
Post Office in June of 1972, she was
working under Virginia Sampson, who
in turn worked under Ernest Beesmer,
who built the little building the
P.O.'s been based in for generations
now. Furthermore, Olivebridge served
at the time as a hub for outlying
post offices in Sampsonville and Krumville,
since long closed.
Green. The Old Way
The Suarez Family Celebrates
75 Years On Its Classic
By Violet Snow
"I used to tell
people, 'We're on the
Merrihew farm,' and
everyone knew it,"
says Louise Suarez,
who still lives on the
bought by her parents
in 1935. Although four
generations of Merrihews
farmed the land, nowadays
only a few old-timers
recognize the name.