acqodEqKiSULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (October 4, 2015) – The editor and staff of the Catskill Chronicle apologize for the inactivity of the past week. Our computer died (this one is borrowed), and it may be another few days before we are back up and running.

In the meantime, please take this opportunity to catch up on some of our past stories and columns. Thanks so much for your patience.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 29, 2015) – Catskill Animal Rescue, CARe, is celebrating its first anniversary with a dinner, dance and silent CAReauction on  Saturday, October 10, 2015.

The celebration will be held at Mr. Willy’s, 3695 Route 42 South in Monticello starting at 6:30 p.m. with a theme of “Down on the Farm,” and the dress is casual farm attire. 

In the first year of its existence, CARe has re-homed in excess of 70 dogs, has spayed or neutered over 650 cats, and re-homed 150 cats. CARe has also made sure most of those furry friends have gotten their wellness checks, vaccines and cured of any health problems.

CARe will be honoring three veterinarians at their dinner who have been more than helpful in their first year of existence. Those vets are Dr. Scott Quick of Quality Pet care in Monticello, Dr. Joseph D’Abbraccio of the Catskill Veterinary Services in Wurtsboro and Dr. Joseph Nebbyzdoski of the Youngsville Veterinary Clinic.

To purchase tickets to the dinner please send $65 per person (or $600 for a table of 10) to Catskill Animal Rescue, PO Box 88, Monticello, NY.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 29, 2015) – Issued By: NWS Binghamton (South Central New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania)

flood watch Affected Jurisdictions:  Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Yates Counties

…Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Wednesday Morning…The Flood Watch Continues For* Portions Of Central New York And Northeast Pennsylvania…Including The Following In Central …New York…Broome…Chemung…Chenango…Cortland…Delaware…Madison…Northern Oneida…Onondaga…Otsego…Schuyler…Seneca…Southern Cayuga…Southern Oneida…Steuben…Sullivan…Tioga…Tompkins And Yates. In Northeast Pennsylvania…Bradford…Northern Wayne…Susquehanna And Wyoming.

*Through Wednesday Morning

* Rain Will Continue Overnight, Heavy At Times. Rain Will gradually Diminish During The Day Wednesday.

* An Average Of 2 To 4 Inches Of Rain Is Expected Across The Watch area, But With A Very Moist Atmosphere, And A Stalling Front, Somel ocations Could Exceed 4 Inches. This May Lead To Localized flash Flooding. Significant River Rises May Also Occur.

A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Or Flashflooding Based On Current Forecasts.You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible flood Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To Flooding Should Be prepared To Take Action Should Flooding Develop.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 28, 2015) – The need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference in our community. Here is your opportunity to make sure that a child clip_image002does not go without the basic necessity of a coat this winter.

WSUL, together with Fidelis Care and NBDC Bank are collecting new and clean, gently used coats and jackets to be distributed directly to local children.

Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

The Coats for Kids drive is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need.

WSUL, Fidelis Care and NBDC Bank have made donating a coat simple. Just bring in new or clean, gently used coats and jackets to the collection boxes located at any NBDC Bank branch during regular business hours from October l to October 19. WSUL, Fidelis Care, and NBDC will take care of the rest.

All donated coats will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Sullivan County for distribution to local children in need.

NBDC Bank branch locations are River Road, Callicoon; Main Street, Narrowsburg; Stewart Avenue, Roscoe; Route 52, Liberty; Route 42, Monticello and Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro.

More people than ever need your help these days. WSUL, Fidelis Care and NBDC Bank thank those whose generosity will make a real difference in our own communities.

The coat drive runs from October 1 to October 19. For more information call Helena Manzione, General Manager, WSUL, 845-794-9898 Ext 301 or email Helena@WatermarkCommunications.net.

MONTICELLO, NY (September 27, 2015) – The Sullivan County site for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, Two Jefferson Street, Monticello, NY.

The walk will be held on Saturday, October 10, with registration at 9:00 a.m., and the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m.

This 1.5 mile walk is a Sullivan County Committee volunteer event to accommodate people in the community to participate in the Sullivan/Orange Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

George L. Cooke, Sullivan County Commissioner of Jurors, has graciously agreed to be the Honorary Chairperson for this event.

All donations support Alzheimer’s research as well as programs and services provided to the community by our Hudson Valley Alzheimer’s Association.

Refreshments and beautiful raffle prizes available. For further info visit www.tinyurl.com/sullivanwalk or call 845-866-2800.

Photos by Carol Montana

NEW YORK STATE (September 21, 2015) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the I LOVE NEW YORK fall foliage report is available for the IMG_0103 2015 season. The foliage report charts color conditions across the State and will be updated every Wednesday through the end of autumn. In addition, travelers are encouraged to share their unfiltered New York State fall photos for the 2015 Foliage Photog of the Week social media campaign, by using the hashtag #NYLovesFall. The campaign will run through November to promote autumn tourism in New York.

“New York’s already unparalleled scenic destinations become even more beautiful as the leaves change colors – attractingIMG_0107 visitors and boosting economic activity in communities across the state,” said Governor Cuomo. “When people see what New York has to offer, they’ll fall in love, so this fall I encourage everyone to keep an eye on the foliage report and take a trip to see what they’ve been missing.”

The fall foliage season is big business in New York and one of the most popular travel times of the year. In 2014 alone, it is estimated that travel spending in New York from September through November had a total economic impact of more than $26 billion, with $16.23 billion in direct spending.

The 2015 fall foliage report is available at www.ILOVENY.com/fall.

The I LOVE NEW YORK team of volunteer Leaf Peepers will continue gathering information for weekly reports, which include a detailed map, vantage points for viewing spectacular foliage, suggested autumn getaways, and weekly event listings.

IMG_0231 To promote extraordinary autumn sites found across New York State, I LOVE NEW YORK will host a social media campaign featuring photos taken by Twitter, Instagram and Facebook users in the state called Foliage Photog of the Week. The campaign will run through the end of the foliage season in early November, and one spectacular New York State fall foliage unfiltered photo posted using #NYLovesFall will be chosen each week and shared across I LOVE NEW YORK social media. Each photo must be tagged with the name of the location of where the photo was taken. Along with bragging rights and elevated status, each Foliage Photog of the Week will receive an I Love NY prize package, including overnight hotel accommodations.

To learn how to become a volunteer Leaf Peeper, e-mail your name, address and phone number to foliage@esd.ny.gov. Fall foliage reports are also available by dialing, toll-free, 800-CALL-NYS (800-225-5697) from anywhere in the U.S., its territories and Canada.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 20, 2015) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of the latest scam being perpetrated in postcard-e1438821565303 the area.

Citizens have been receiving post cards from a company by the name of the United Merchandise Clearinghouse (UMC).

The post card claims to be a "Notice of Parcel Claim" and states that a parcel is being held for the addressee. The post card further claims that the parcel being held contains jewelry and directs the person to call an "800" number.

"Once a person calls the "800" number, they are asked to provide a credit card to pay for an $11.95 processing fee", said Sheriff Mike Schiff. "Our research into this scam indicates that the victim will receive a cheap piece of costume jewelry in the mail and possibly compromise their credit card information in the process.
Senior citizens seem particularly vulnerable to this scam," said the Sheriff.

Anyone who receives such a post card should ignore it.

Citizens are warned not call the "800" number and not give out their credit card information.

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