With the help of state arts funding, the Olive Free
Library will be opening a juried art show from 4 to
8 pm on Tuesday, August 15, with Bette Wilde and Charles Biasny
as jurors. The above Farm Scene was done by Arles S.
Tisch, and is part of the library’s collection
of paintings by former librarians.
If The City Filters?
Answering Questions About Local
Effects If The EPA Decides Its Time
By Olive Press Staff
Much has been said about the consequences the City of New York
faces should the Federal Government decide this year that current
programs are not adequately protecting the City’s water
supply, but according to local watershed officials there would
be consequences upstate too.
Under ‘New Business’
Come Heres Predominate Over Been Heres As Our Olive’s
By Gary Alexander
One of America's wittiest, if sadly underexposed, song-writers,
Chuck Brodsky, has a tune called "The Come-Heres and
the Been-Heres" about two towns that overlap invisibly
within the same borders. One verse observes that "The
Come Heres have their pussycats and their little white french
poodles/The Been Heres have their hound dogs with names like
Yankee Doodle/The Come Heres like to watch the ducks and sometimes
they will feed them/The Been Heres like to shotgun em and
take em home and eat them."
Jar Of Olives...
The Onteora School Board has set
a Public Hearing on the Large Parcel
issue for 7 pm, Thursday, August
10 at the High School.
Movie Screening "Why
We Fight" at the Boiceville
Inn, Tuesday August 8 @ 7 PM. Plus:
"Intelligence" with Special
invited guest speakers, writer David
Smilow and director
Ashes In Ashokan
On The Human Effects Of Big Decisions
When people have to move away because
their property will be under the waters
of a new reservoir those buried have
to move out, too. They do, and somebody
has to do it. Those “ashes”
resting in the ground which would
be covered by Ashokan’s water
were moved. Families had their deceased
relatives reentered in other cemeteries.
Many were taken to the Woodstock Cemetery
and the Hudler cemetery south of Phoenicia
and many other cemeteries where the
displaced people went to live.
An Olive Pizza
Dining in an air-conditioned restaurant or
taking out a prepared dinner would be a good
plan in this heat wave. May I suggest an Olive
Pizza? It is a cheese pie sprinkled liberally
with green and/or black olives. If you crave
color, add the pimiento. Jack Reynolds, the
former head of the Ulster County Tax Map Department,
used to refer to our former assessor, Jack
Molloy, as the Pimiento from Olive.