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A day in the Manor

Maria Bivins’ motto, “Buying bigger is not necessarily buying better,” is evident in her new shop, Life Repurposed, on Pearl Street in Livingston Manor.
TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

November 26, 2014

More often than not, I find myself zipping from county to county in search of arts and leisure scattered throughout the Upper Delaware River region. As luck would have it, I noticed that I had four different events on my calendar, all of which were slated to occur in Livingston Manor, NY, so I only had to park once and stroll through town at my usual breakneck pace.

Upon hearing that model train expert Charlie Irace would be setting up a display dedicated to memorabilia pertaining to the O&W Empire in a new space taken over by the folks at CAS (, I gave him a call and stopped in for a brief chat. The O&W historical exhibit, part of the Manor’s annual Trains on Main holiday spectacular, is just one of several displays that will be featured in store fronts beginning this weekend and running through the end of December. “A lot of people don’t realize the impact that trains had on our nation’s economy, much less this region and the Catskills in particular,” Irace said. “Without history, it’s impossible to have empathy for others, learn from our past and teach our children to be more humane. This is my personal collection [at the Laundry King location, 65 Main St.], and will feature rare items that cannot be seen elsewhere, along with guest speakers, who will bring to life the evolution of train travel and its impact on Sullivan County.” Visitors can stop in on Saturday, November 29 from 2 to 4 p.m at CAS to pick up a map of the display locations and enjoy the debut of the model train, which meanders through a magical (IMHO) miniature version of the town. Very cool and fun for all ages.