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February 2016

Whey of life

There is something magical about the transformation of milk into cheese. As Clifton Fadiman once mused, “Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality.” We many not all be equipped with the necessary time, bacteria and expertise to make a sophisticated product like Parmesan, for example, but whipping up a batch of fresh cheese turns out to be quite easy and rewarding.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

What a great weekend. On Friday night I went out to dinner with friends, and Saturday I went with the Cochecton Youth Group to Mohegan Sun Arena in Pennsylvania to watch the Monster Truck show. Other than the event being very loud, a great time was had by all. On Sunday I went to Barbara Drollinger’s house; her granddaughter is a distributor for “It Works! Greens.” It was nice to see neighbors out. When Barbara asked me to go, I did not want to, but then she said she would make me brownies. I ordered fat-burning pills and Green chews to help you feel full and you lose weight.  Read more

Looking Back

One of the most popular social events in Honesdale for many years was the Martha Washington Dinner, held each February by the Pastor’s Aid Society (originally the Ladies’ Sewing Society) of the First Presbyterian Church to mark the anniversary of George Washington’s birth. These celebrations included elaborate decorations, a bazaar offering ladies’ “fancy work” and various types of entertainment. The first dinner was held on February 22, 1889.  Read more

February 18, 2016 - February 25, 2016

Louis “Louie” Alves DeLima

Louis “Louie” Alves DeLima, husband of the late Dolores DeLima, passed away in his sleep, at his home in Galilee, PA on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He was 76.

A mass of Catholic Rite was held on Tuesday, February 23 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 416 Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

Arrangements were made by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale, PA.

Ruth Eleanor Marks
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Janet Marie Gilson Reiser Schnetzler

Janet Marie Gilson Reiser Schnetzler of Narrowsburg, NY, a retired employee of A&P/IGA, Eldred, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016. She was 71.

The daughter of the late Eleanor Gilson, she was born March 28, 1944, in Port Jervis, NY.

Janet graduated from Narrowsburg Central High School in 1952. She was a member of Lava Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and was secretary for the Zoning Board of the Town of Highland.

A family statement reads: “Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She had a caring side and will be truly be missed.”  Read more

James John Hanley

James John Hanley, 81, passed away on February 16, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA after a long and courageous battle with kidney cancer.

He was born in Buffalo, NY on October 29, 1934.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances W. Hanley, Marie M. Norris Hanley; sister, Arlene F. Hanley; brother, Richard W. and step-mother Elizabeth Hanley.

Jim was born and educated in Buffalo, NY. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy. He resided in Buffalo; Washingtonville, NY; and Beach Lake, PA.  Read more

Carole Langford Clancy

Carole Langford Clancy, 61, of Carefree, Arizona (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) passed away February 7, 2016. Carole is survived by her husband Gerry, son Andrew, brothers John Langford of Arizona, Larry Langford and wife Linda of New Jersey, Bob Langford and wife Loretta of Brooklyn, sister Joan Langford Flanagan and husband Jim of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews. A wake was held on February 10 at Messenger Funeral Home in Scottsdale, AZ. A Roman Catholic Mass was held at Our Lady of Joy Church in Carefree, AZ on February 11, 2016.  Read more

Miss Margret’s notes

Miss Margret sat quietly in her corner next to the window; across her lap was the work bag she was using as a desk. On the seat beside her was a collection of note cards, each grouped by subject, from what I could tell. Thank you cards on top of birthday cards on top of sympathy cards: six lots in all. She was looking out the train window from time to time taking in the scenery and contemplating the words she would write next. Dressed impeccably from head to toe, ready for the business of the day, she wore a pleated skirt of a royal blue that matched the blue frills of her white blouse.  Read more

The costs of neglecting voter fraud

Your January 27 editorial about voter fraud in Sullivan County, and especially in recent elections in Bloomingburg, is commendable. Voting is fundamental to our democracy. It is how we choose the people we trust to run our government and to make the often difficult decisions that are needed to navigate the challenges that our communities face. For this reason, it is crucial to our democracy that citizens not only have, but believe they have, fair and honest elections. Citizens who lose faith in the integrity of elections don’t vote.  Read more

Letters to the Editor February 25

Country retreats near a compressor station?

Once again Chuck Petersheim seems to feel he is the sole bearer of truth about the natural gas industry. He backs up his assertions with few facts, but with a combination of personal smear, industry spokesman mimicry and name calling. Astoundingly, he seems to have a blind trust that we will be protected by the gas companies. He seems to believe that an industry that cares all about profits, and little else, will magically be concerned with our health and economic welfare.  Read more