THE TOWN’S BIG DAY... comes
about next Saturday, September 10, at Davis Park in West Shokan.
For a full schedule, see Page 15 inside...
Onteora Board Lives Up To Its Promise And Lets The Onerous Legislation
By Paul Smart
Finally, after three years of battle, and a full year of taxpayers’
pain, relief is on its way.
As expected since the elections and budget vote in May, the
Onteora Central School District board of education decided not
to enact the Large Parcel bill for the coming school year, rejecting
the measure by a 5-2 vote at its August 22 meeting at the Junior/Senior
High School Cafeteria. A large audience of Olive residents cheered
on the decision after making a number of impassioned speeches
and occasional heckling of those supporting its implementation
in the past year.
Up In The Air...
Nextel Tower Sprints Towards Boiceville In Latest Developments
In Olive’s Cell Story
Nextel of New York, Inc., which had filed an incomplete application
to construct a 140 ft. cellular tower near Route 28 in Boiceville
and performed a balloon test to that height in July, dropped
the other shoe by supplying the remaining required items on
August 22nd. The move came ten days after Nextel had officially
joined forces with another telecommunications giant.
Milk Stealing Bear
A Look Back At Some Great Old Stories From Times Now Almost
By Lawrence Every
As I remember it was the summer of 1945, after WWII, when I
was in Olivebridge - where my grandmother lived = that I was
at Nelson Boice’s store where I could buy things on time,
as Nelson always trusted me. He showed me a single barrel twelve
gauge shot gun. He sold it to me for six dollars on time.
Jar Of Olives...
The First Olive Day
Carol La Monda
Olive Day, which has been an annual event for over thirty
years, will be held at Davis Park on Saturday, September
10 from 9 to 6. Old timers disagree about which event was
actually the first Olive Day, so I will recall its humble
beginnings and let you decide whether this is the thirtieth,
thirty-first or thirty-second one.
In 1973 Kent Reeves, director of the Ashokan Campus and
self-appointed leader of the Olive Democrats brought a Midwest
tradition to Olive. He introduced us to “A Buffalo
Throw.” Since West Shokan had a paucity of buffalo,
Bert Leifeld donated and butchered one of his steers. In
a buffalo throw, slabs of meat are thrown directly onto
a bed of white-hot charcoals of wood, and they are tended
and turned with pitchforks.