Barber of Olivebridge was ready to roll Sunday in the
parking lot of the Boiceville Supermarket. Owner Maura Barber
said Phoebe loves riding in the back of the pickup, but hates
the wind. These Doggles do the trick.
City’s Straightening Of 28A Is The Region’s Biggest
Project In Decades
By Paul Smart
One thing’s for certain… the long-awaited straightening
of Route 28A in Olive is by far the biggest roadbuilding project
anyone’s seen locally in a generation.
But with that fact comes a load of accompanying rumors and worries.
As Olive town supervisor Bert Leifeld put it recently, “I
guess, with all the grumbling I’ve been hearing about
it, that it definitely falls under the category of, ‘Being
careful about what you wish for or you might get it.’”
West Nile Disease A growing Worry As Mosquitoes Up
150 Percent From Rains
By Olive Press Staff
The heavy June and July rains across the Northeast have
left standing water in bird baths, clogged gutters and
other places were mosquito larvae thrive. As a result,
scientists are noticing a bumper crop of the bloodsucking
insects in many areas.
Mosquitoes make an appearance each spring as melting
snow and spring showers create plenty of standing water,
which mosquitoes need to reproduce. Larvae die as the
puddles dry up.
A Route 28 Retail Store Finds Profitability Within A
By Paul Smart
What’s been happening with the new Route 28 business
Scandinavian Grace since it opened its doors locally
last autumn could be called a retailer’s dream,
were it not also a story filled with indications of
the many demographic shifts we’ve been suspecting
in recent years, taken to profitable new levels.
And quite a surprise, given everybody’s expectations
for such stores these days.
Kid’s Take On Summer
So What If It’s Cool & Raining,
It’s Still A Blast For Those
With The Time To Laze
By Sylvia Viola
Summer Vacation...the time between June
and September, can be the most fun thing
all year, or the most horribly boring
part of the year.
There are in fact, though, a lot of things
to do, even if you are not going away
on vacation or to sleep away camp. Shandaken
Rec is a good example — you go to
the lake, and you can swim, do arts and
crafts, and play sports and games. Shandaken
Rec is fun, I have been going since I
was five. There are days though, when
boredom is quite primary. I’m speaking
about those days spent sitting home and
do nothing, which simply are not too fun.
On these days, there are usually plenty
of things to do, but I find my interest
is lost to boredom. Music and sleep is
always good in such situations, as is
reading. The problem is finding something
good to read.
Black Mambazo, the great South
Afgrican vocal troupe that came to the world’s
attention as part of Paul Simon’s
Graceland project in the late 1980s, will
be playing the Belleayre Music Festival
this Saturday, August 1. For further info,
and reservations, call (800) 942-6904, or
visit their website at www.belleayremusic.org.
Jar Of Olives...
Carol La Monda
When my husband gets a clever line, he sticks
with it. Whenever he sees Ben Rounds, he
asks, “Anyone seen Ben around? Oh,
there he is.” We have all ceased to
laugh at this question, but the answer is
the essence of all things good and worthwhile
in Olive. The answer is a resounding “YES!”
because Ben Rounds and his band, which consists
of Ben, Bob Schnitzer, and Dennis Swauger,
have been doing a great deal of benefit
work for some pretty darn good causes.