By: Chris Mathews, Town of Neversink Supervisor
This Tuesday I would ask that you consider a moment of silence for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and for our brave first responders who perished in the line of duty on that fateful day.
Regrettably the Town of Neversink has lost two former employees. Ann Powers had dedicated almost 20 years to the Town of Neversink as Deputy Town Clerk and as Secretary for the Planning, Zoning, and Youth Commission Boards. She had the respect of all who worked with her and she will be missed. A Resolution in her memory was read into the Town of Neversink’s August minutes. Jim Houghtaling was a Machine Equipment Operator for the town for 38 years and more recently worked at the transfer station. Throughout all the hardships Jim and his family endured, he remained a positive and happy warrior. Always friendly and never a negative thing to say about anybody or anything, Jim was always welcome in my office.
The times they are a changing! The addition of the Dollar General and Verizon cell service has really brought convenience to our little town. It’s been a long time coming. The Heartbeat Music Hall has also brought live entertainment to town featuring many of our local talented musicians. Welcome, welcome!
Grahamsville Little World’s Fair Another year and another successful fair! Even though heavy rain dampened the festivities the Ag Society and all involved did a fantastic job. Next year will mark the 140th year for the Little World’s Fair. Congratulations and thank you to all the volunteers who have given their time and energy over the decades!
Reminder The Town Hall will be closed on October 8th in observance of Columbus Day.
Sullivan Renaissance The 2018 Sullivan Renaissance Awards were recently given out. Congratulations to the 1st place winner in the Community Grants Program, Neversink Renaissance, who received $12,000. Also, our own Cheyanne Matulewich won a $2,000 Sullivan Renaissance Scholarship. Way to go Cheyanne! Special thanks to Dave and Phyllis Moore for their tireless work and years of dedication to Neversink Renaissance and their devotion to the community as a whole. Good Luck in your future endeavors Dave and Phyllis, your leadership inspired many and made Neversink a better and more beautiful place to live.
Upcoming Events The Neversink Rondout Antique Machinery Association is having its annual Tractor Show and Swap Meet on September 15th & 16th. This looks to be an exciting year at the show. The Grahamsville Rod & Gun Club will be having a Flea Market in the Fair Building. The Any Make Any Model Car Club will be doing a Cruise- In on Saturday. And, also on Saturday, our very own Neversink Parks and Rec will be holding a Community Yard Sale with about 50-70 vendors. Please make time to check out the show and visit the new attractions.
Don’t forget the Pumpkin Parade Oct 6. Let’s hope for a beautiful Indian Summer Day!
On a Personal Note: Our youngest daughter Gillian has started attending college at Binghamton University. This makes Caryn and I official “Empty Nesters”. Gillian also celebrated her 18th birthday recently so I want to take this opportunity to wish her Happy Birthday and tell her how proud we are of her!