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RETIREMENT FOR JEFFREY DITCHEK MEANS GETTING A RETREAD – November 2018

RETIREMENT FOR JEFFREY DITCHEK MEANS GETTING A RETREAD - November 2018

So, I want to salute Jeff for his enlivening presence in our community (remember the tractor dance, his concept choreographed by David Capps for Dancing in the Park?), and for the reminder his example gives us that we make our own opportunities for building a useful, enjoyable and full life–maybe especially in retirement.

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: SNAKES and FIDDLERS – November 2018

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: SNAKES and FIDDLERS - November 2018

… I was watching “Law and Order” on TV, when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Lili pouncing and throwing what looked like a 12-inch-long electric wire, A SNAKE!

: ADIRONDACKS / CATSKILLS – November 2018

:  ADIRONDACKS / CATSKILLS - November 2018

“The cams had not been checked for three weeks and displayed many critters including a family of coyotes, a nice 8 point buck not seen before, a medium- sized bear, a bobcat, a raccoon, wild turkeys, a lot of mice and an out-of-its-usual-habitat cottontail rabbit checking out our porch.”

The Way We Were – November 2018

The Way We Were - November 2018

Miss Gertrude Miller and Miss Edith Campbell, who are teaching on Long Island, are home their schools being closed on account of influenza.

APPROVALS ABOUND! – November 2018

John Mollott of the Hasbeens & Willbees former Cantina building on the corner of Main Street and Delaware Avenue asked for a Special Use permit to hold auctions, cultural events and performances in the first and second floors. …The Board granted the permit.

GARDEN THERAPY: SAVORING SOME FINE VINE – November 2018

GARDEN THERAPY:   SAVORING SOME FINE VINE - November 2018

“Need to cover a large area like an arbor or pergola quickly and densely? Consider grapes.” This is an example of knowledgeable and useful advice the amateur gardener will glean from reading Mel’s column.