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Long before Henry Hudson and his crew anchored the Half Moon and followed the sound of music that led them to a group of little men with bushy beards, gnomes, the forests of the Catskill Mountains were home to these little creatures. Gnomes have a reputation for guarding Earth's treasures - no wonder they are here in the Catskill Mountains, in our back yard on Peekamoose Road, just down the road from the beautiful jewel - the Blue Hole!

The Townsman, now over 70 years old, is the local newspaper for Neversink and Denning. Since 2005 The Townsman has been published each week by Gnome Home Inc. in our 'wee' little office in Sundown! Enjoy The Townsman Legacy.

You may download copies of The Townsman for reading at your leisure and for a little fun right now – take a virtual tour of The Gnome Home!

The Townsman

This Week's Issue of

Ye Olde Tri-Valley Townsman

VOL. 16 NO 21 MAY 28 2020 - Click Here

Let Freedom Ring - by John D. McKenna

We are in the process of linking to website sources provided by advertisers, municipalities and organizations in each on-line issue of Ye Old Tri-Valley Townsman. When you see a link that is active, you will be able to click on it and it will take you to a separate website. This is especially important for organizations such as the Town of Neversink and the Town of Denning, as well as other municipalities that are continually providing updated information on COVID-19, closings and postponements as well as links to forms, new regulations, etc. At this time there may not be a link back to The Townsman. We suggest when you click on a link to either open it in a separate tab or window in the drop down menu or you may use your back button to get back to The Townsman. We hope this information will be helpful for all who are now reading The Townsman on-line from computers, cell phones or tablets.

Stay safe and stay well.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Kingston barbershop with COVID-19 positive employee has been operating illicitly

County health officials recommend anyone who has received a haircut at a Kingston barber shop on Broadway in the past three weeks promptly seek testing for the coronavirus.

KINGSTON, N.Y. - Ulster County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith announced today that a Kingston barber who has been providing haircuts during the last few weeks at a barbershop on Broadway has tested positive this week for the COVID-19 virus. Anyone who has received a haircut in a Kingston barbershop in the last three weeks is urged to promptly contact their primary care physician and seek testing, or contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline at (845) 443-8888. During the ongoing New York Pause directives from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, no barbershops, beauty salons, nail salons or other personal hygiene services are allowed to be open and operating for fear of spreading the potentially deadly virus.

“We are taking extraordinary measures to try and minimize the spread of this dangerous disease and learning that a barbershop has been operating illicitly for weeks with a COVID-19 positive employee is extraordinarily disheartening,” said Dr. Smith. “As much as we would all like to go out and get a professional haircut, this kind of direct contact has the potential to dramatically spread this virus throughout our community and beyond. I urge anyone who has received a haircut at a Kingston barber in the last several weeks to immediately contact their physician or call our hotline to arrange for a diagnostic test.”

For additional information about COVID-19, please visit: 

https://ulstercountyny.gov/coronavirus

Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: 845-443-8888

NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065

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Greetings from your friends at the Daniel Pierce Library!

We miss all of you and we hope you are all staying healthy. As many of you know, Governor Cuomo extended NY on PAUSE until May 15th. So, we will continue to be closed until it is safe to re-open. During this time our building has been cleaned and disinfected to keep our patrons safe and healthy when we are able to be in the library again.Even though we're closed, we are still available to help with any online needs you may have. RCLS member libraries have increased our e-content to make sure we have as many titles available to you as possible. Did you know that in addition to having access to e-books and audiobooks, you have access to hundreds of magazines online as well as online databases like Consumer Reports?In addition to our online resources, DPL staff are working to provide online programming for you. Here are some of the online programs we have available: - Storytime with Miss. Deirdre is posted every day at 9 a.m. on our Facebook page.- Crafts with Miss Geri is posted on our Facebook page at 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays- Cathy's Family Favorites will continue to be posted on our Facebook page. Our next video will be posted this Wednesday at 2:00 pm! In addition to those programs, Helena Claire Pittman is continuing to work with the DPL Painters online. If you would like to join the group email: jdymond@rcls.org. You can see all of their work through the link available on the Adult page of our website www.danielpiercelibrary.org. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We are checking our voicemails daily. You can call us at 845- 985-7233Adult Circulation: ext. 100 or Children's Circulation: ext. 101

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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Townsman will continue to bring our local news to our on-line readers. While we cannot print our weekly publications during this crisis, we have changed the on-line format of the paper to 8 1/2"x11" that can be printed out on a home printer. We encourage people to print out copies of The Townsman and perhaps pass them on (safely) to someone who does not have a computer.

Face Masks are desparately needed for our local health care workers. We can all help.

Please CLICK HERE for instructions how to make a face mask to be used by our local health care workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you All and Stay Safe and Stay Well!

 

For some extra reading...

Chimes of Freedom - by John D. McKenna

The Ticket - by John D. McKenna


  Due to the recent COVID-19 Crisis and the uncertainty of the future we have made a very difficult decision – we will only be offering The Townsman on-line. Beginning July 2, 2020 we will begin mailing online subscriptions of The Townsman. You will receive a copy in your designated email by Wednesday morning each week The Townsman is published. We will continue to bring the same local news as in the past. We appreciate everyone's understanding and continued support.

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2009 Winter Wonderland at Bi-Centennial Park Photo Album

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The Gnome Home

Visit the Gnome Home Mall

The original concept of the Gnome Home was to encourage artists and crafters to have a place where they could show and sell their creations. Over the years it has grown a 'wee' little bit to include antique and vintage items, collectibles, antique and rare books from time-to-time, patterns and instructions and links to stories and other fun things. Join the Gnomes for a Virtual Tour of whimsical fantasy.

For more Gnome fun and adventure visit:

Amazon

Now available on Amazon

Want to learn how to crochet?  Adnil is ready to teach you the basics.  Click here for free downloadable (PDF) instructions

Visit the Gnomes' Virtual Gneighborhood

Visit the Gnomes' Virtual Gneighborhood

If you have never been to the bottom of Blue Hole or swam through the caves and want to know what it looks like, then you will want to check out this video - and you don't even have to get wet to enjoy it!

Nerd Survival Series #1

Nerd Survival Series #2

... for more of the Nerd Survival Series visit Intellibright Films on YouTube

Click here to visit John McKenna's website - 

John is the author of The Neversink Chronicles, Whim Wham Man, Colorado Noir, Unforsaken and Ye Olde Tri-Valley Townsman's Mysterious Book Report

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Ioana's Pastels is the newest shop at the Virtual Gnome Home Mall

Visit Gloria Beaver's web page to see some of her beautiful creations

Want to make a durable shopping bag from a feed bag?

CLICK HERE to download the directions

 

Click on the image for directions to make a Bunny Angel

Links to local Places to Visit, Activities and Events

We suggest you open each link in a new tab or you may have to use your Back Button to get back to this page

See the Blue Hole from a Different Angle

Sundown Wild Forest Preserve

NYS Peekamoose Campsites

The Blue Hole - A permit is required to visit the Blue Hole on weekends and holidays between May 15 and October 15th each year. Permits can be acquired from Reserve America at:

Pictures of the Blue Hole

Hiking

Catskill Fire Towers

Sundown Camp and Bait Shop also, check Sundown Camp and Bait Shop on Facebook

Neversink Barn Quilt Tour - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE TOWN OF NEVERSINK BARN QUILT TOUR BROCHURE AND MAP

Link to A Tribute to Veteran

Charlie Breiner

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Townsman Legacy

2010 Townsman Legacy