VROOM... It used to be that the sight of black-clad motorcyclists
in town brought up B-movie fantasies. But no longer. Now it simply
means it’s summer in the Catskills again, and the middle-aged
folk are cruising country roads on their expensive hobby bikes,
looking for a decent motel and Zagat-rated dining experience...
National Craze Comes To Ulster With A Naturally Local
Hudson 400 Twist
By Violet Snow
“It’s the hula hoop for the millennium!”
enthused Kathy Nolan, founder and executive director
of Catskills Live! Trails and Wilderness Association.
She was describing geocaching, the outdoor adventure
craze that has kids and adults alike embarking on
the computer-age version of that time-honored favorite,
the treasure hunt.
A Community Rises
Pine Hill Center Gets Its Home Donated By Two Who
Watched From The Start
By Phoenicia Times Staff
Go community center!
Back in 2000 tragedy struck in Pine Hill when
a ten year old boy took his own life. As the community
mourned, it was said by many that if perhaps there
was place where kids could go then maybe things
like this would not happen.
Shandaken Republicans Meet July 16 While Town Dems Still
Mull Their Choices
Phoenicia Times Staff
This year elections will be held for several town level
positions and while there has been much speculation about
who will be running, or not running, all interested will
make their intentions known at the political caucuses
Friedel & Wolff Resign Posts
As Onteora Mulls Self Evaluations
On Eve Of Reorg
By Lisa Childers
School Board Trustees Rick Wolff
and Michelle Friedel resigned
at this week’s Monday night,
June 29 special Board of Education
meeting in the central district
offices in Boiceville. They were
not present, but provided the
same short written statement to
outgoing School Board President
Maxanne Resnick, citing personal
reasons for cutting short their
three-year term. No other specifics
were given as to why the two resigned.
GLASSES as official Onteora Prom
gifts have been all the talk of late, even
though the mistake was made by other school
districts around the nation suckered by a
website who sold the items to graduation committees
as mini vases. More on what’s happening
on this “issue” on page 4 inside...
Are All With Neda
Iranian-Born, Our Local Commentator
Speaks Warily Of What We’re
I became a political refugee at the
age of 5. I still remember the tears.
The hurried packing. The sporadic
gunshots. We left Iran with 2 suitcases.
The year was 1979.
No one can ever replace the 32 years
I’ve lost until now. Yet her
name is Neda.