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Date Posted: 04:52:24 10/01/10 Fri
TOWN OF BETHEL
OCTOBER EMAIL NEWSLETTER
On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November. So that makes the date to fall back one hour to November 7th at 2 a.m.
Town Meeting Schedule
All meetings are now held at the Dr. Duggan Community Center Meeting Room unless as indicated
October 11th – Town Hall Closed
October 12th – Planning Board Meeting 7:30 at Dr. Duggan Meeting Room
October 13th – Town Board Meeting 7:30 at Dr. Duggan Meeting Room
October 18th – Zoning Board Meeting 7:30 at Dr. Duggan Meeting Room
October 19th – Youth Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. at new Youth Center
Town Meeting Subject to change. Check online on the appropriate board page for any cancellations.
October 5th – Bethel First Meeting 7 p.m. at Dr. Duggan Meeting Room
The Community Calendar on the Town Website has been updated.
Lost and Found
Found and item? Lost and Item? I would be happy to post for you in the monthly newsletter. Found one gold earring with gemstones at the White Lake Post Office. Call Town Clerk with description for return to owner. Found men’s wallet in Smallwood, last name Luna. Call Town Clerk with description for return to owner.
Time Warner Cable Questionnaire
Time Warner Cable Questionnaire is attached either bundled packages (tv, cable and internet) or for any one of those services. Questionnaires can be completed and brought or mailed to Town Hall or faxed to the number on the form.
Bethel Parks and Recreation Trip to The Great Escape – Six Flags Fright Fest
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Time of Departure: Dr. Duggan School – 8:30 AM
Time of Departure: Great Escape – 7:30 PM
Cost as follows:
Town of Bethel Youth: $20.00
Town of Bethel Adults $27.00
Out of Town Residents $27.00
Tip for the Bus Driver will be collected the day of the trip. Trip for the day is on your own, with lunch & dinner on your own @ the Park.
Registration for trip: October 14th @ Town Hall – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. You may register prior to October 14th, by completing this form which is available online under the forms page/recreation department and mailing in with your payment to: Town of Bethel, Attn: Fright Fest Registration, PO Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786. For more information please call Jannetta MacArthur @ 292-4025 after 4:30 pm
1, 2 or 3 Year Dog Licenses
The Bethel Town Clerk’s office now offers 1, 2 or 3-year dog licensing. The license can only be issued if the rabies vaccination does not expire during the extended licensing period.
Bethel Rabies Clinic
Sponsored by the Town of Bethel and Dr. Agoston, Bethel Animal Clinic. $5.00 per vaccine. Monday, October 11th 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Town Hall parking lot, 3454 Route 55, White Lake . Bring valid rabies certificate, receive a 3-year vaccination. No vaccine history, receive a 1-year vaccination. I have some dog certificates on file, call ahead and I can have it ready at the clinic to receive your 3-year vaccination. Cash or check. Makes checks payable to Bethel Animal Clinic. All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash and must be at least 3 months old. Please curb your pets or pick up the waste. For more information call 583-4350 ext. 11.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Classes in Liberty
“What to do when Your Income Drops” Are you unemployed and need help redirecting your life?
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Sullivan Works One Stop have combined their resources to bring you help when you are unemployed. They are offering a workshop series called “What to do When Your Income Drops”. This free series will look at steps families and individuals can take to ease the burden of income loss. Unemployment isn’t just a financial strain; it can physically and mentally affect you and your entire family. Minimize the stress of job loss with the tips discussed in this workshop. Learn how to take positive action, so you can move forward through this challenge. The October/November Workshop topics are; “Making Sense of My Losses”, “Maintaining Your Financial Reputation”, “Working Together as a Family” and “Communication in Times of Stress”. Sean Welsh and Susan Dollard are the presenters and the classes will be held at The One Sullivan Works One Stop, 50 North Street, Monticello NY 12701. The workshop dates are Oct 4th, 18th, 25th and November 1st. All classes start at 9:30 am. Classes are free, but limited to unemployment insurance recipients or exhaustees; you must pre-register with Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-292-5250.
All Artists and Creative Folks: Coming this October 9th ~ Mark your Calendar!!
CCE and Delaware Valley Arts Alliance have joined forces and will be offering their second creative workshop in mixed media. Professional artist Lisa Zukowski will be teaching a full day workshop on October 9th ~ 9:30-3:30. A fee of $60.00 will cover some of your materials and instruction. You can check out Lisa’s work and credentials at www.lisaz.com. Make mixed media work for you! Have fun with this spontaneous way of making art. Combine disparate materials to create a unified image. In this one-day workshop, participants will explore the creative potential in combining elements of collage, painting, drawing, transfer and more on a 2D surface. We will explore the use of texture, layers, and color as we work towards the final image. Participants are encouraged to bring their own papers, photographs and other materials to create a truly personalized piece of art. All levels are welcome beginner to expert! Come be creative and enjoy! For more info: call 292-5250 Class size is limited; pre-registration and payment is a must! This project is made possible in part with funds from the 2010 Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Sullivan County by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Mobile Motor Vehicle Unit
The County Dept. of Motor Vehicle will be at the Bethel Senior Center on the Thursday, October 21st from 10 – 2.
Monday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium. All faculty, staff, parents, and community members are invited to this free, special presentation designed to inspire a positive school/community culture by identifying ways each of us can be a part of a “chain reaction of kindness and compassion.” For more info, visit www.rachelschallenge.org or contact the EPIC Parent Center at 796-3058, ext. 20098 or via e-mail at email@example.com Sponsored by the Robert J Kaiser Middle School PTA
Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church
Clothing and non-perishable food give-away. Each Month on the third Saturday. Next on October 16th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Upper Room Farms
Upper Room Farms, 186 Airport Road, Mongaup Valley is offering pony rides for $5.00, 7 varieties of apples to purchase, pumpkins, honey, petty zoo with alpacas, a goat and a mini pony. Horseback riding lessons by appointment and horse boarding. Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information call 583-4342.
Mongaup Valley United Methodist Church, Route 17B Friday, October 2nd 6:30 doors open, calling at 7:30 p.m.
Marine/Salt Water License
Town Clerk’s throughout the state can now issue Marine License/Salt Water licenses. We have not been told too much information on this but these licenses are now required when salt water fishing. As of October 1, 2009, all anglers who wish to fish in the marine and coastal district or to fish in other state waters for "migratory fish from the sea" (such as striped bass, American shad, hickory shad, blueback herring, alewife) must have a recreational marine fishing license.
Sullivan County Public Health
Flu Clinics 2010
Oct 7th Town of Liberty 10-12 Noon, Senior Center , 119 North Main Street , Liberty
Oct 13th Town of Fallsburg 10-12 Noon, So Fallsburg Community Center , 12 Laurel Ave
Oct 21st Town of Neversink 10-12 Noon, Town Hall, 273 Main St , Grahamsville
Flu Vaccine is free to adults who bring their Medicare card all others will be charged. Flu Vaccine - $15
Pneumonia Vaccine – Free while supplies last. Additional town clinics will be scheduled. For more information call
the Public Health Information Line 292-5910 option 2.
October Bethel Youth Activities
Taekwondo Classes are held on Tuesday evenings. Two sessions are offered: 6:15 to 7:15 PM geared toward beginners and 7:30 to 8:30 PM geared toward intermediate level. The classes are open to children aged 4 through adults. Mike McCauley, 2nd degree black belt, is the certified instructor. The program is held in the gym at the Duggan School . Cost of the class is $8/class or purchase a block of 8 classes for $40. Call Cathy at 583-8224 for more information.
A program for school-age children (grades Pre-K to 7). Activities include homework helper, crafts, sports and games. Program hours are 7 AM to 8:30 AM and 2:30 to 6:00 PM on school days, Monday – Friday or 7 AM to 6 PM on school conference days, vacation days, snow days. There is a fee for the program which is based on the days and times needed. The program is held at the Bethel Youth Center at the Duggan School . The Monticello Central School District provides transportation to and from the program to its students who attend K. L. Rutherford School and Monticello Middle School . Please contact Cathy for more information. Registration forms are available on the Town of Bethel webpage.
Youth Board Opening
The Town of Bethel Youth Board has an opening for an adult representative. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday at the new Youth Center at the Dr. Duggan Community Center at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested may send a letter to: Town of Bethel , Youth Board, P.O. Box 300 , White Lake , NY 12786.
Mother’s Helper Program
During the evening classes of Zumba (Monday and Wednesdays) from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, childcare will be available in the Bethel Youth Center for children ages 4 to 12 for moms who enroll in the Zumba classes. Cost of the program is $1 per child. Program begins October 4th.
Halloween Parade and Party
The Annual Bethel Youth Halloween Parade and Party will be held on Saturday, October 30th at 1 PM at the Dr. Duggan Community Center. Meet in the Duggan gym in costume for the parade. The parade will begin at the gym and proceed to the Town Hall (following the traditional Duggan School costume parade route) and back to the community meeting room from refreshments and games. All children receive prizes. The parade and party are open to Bethel youth ages infant to 6th grade.
Community Service for Teens
Teens that need community service hours for school, church or scouts may be interested in helping with the annual Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, October 30th. Help is needed from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact Cathy at 583-8224 to find out more.
Zumba Class added to schedule.
Zumba has been added on Monday night at the Dr. Duggan School from 6:30-7:30.
Kenoza Lake Roast Beef Dinner
The Kenoza Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual Roast Beef dinner on Saturday, October 9th. Eat in family style or take out. All you can eat. REAL MASH POTATOES! $10.00 for adults. 4:30 on.
Election Day Soup & Chili
There will be an Election Day soup & chili sale at the Kenoza Lake Fire House on November 2nd, sponsored by the Kenoza Lake United Methodist Women.
Community Driver Safety Programs, Inc. will be holding an Aive@25 class on Saturday, October 16th at the Liberty High School for teenagers 16 to 20 years old. There is no cost to high school students. Registration is required through the High School or 845-583-7971.
Bethel-Smallwood Senior Announcements
Bethel Smallwood Seniors will hold their meeting on October 6, 2010 at 1pm at the senior center. There is lunch served on Mondays at 11:30am at the center. All seniors are welcome to come.
Reformed Presbyterian Church Harvest Dinner, Sat. Oct. 23rd 4:30 – 7 p.m. $8.50 Adults; $5.00 ages 4-12. Take outs available.
Call 583-7301. www.whitelakechurch.com
WFJJ Wonderful Things Auction
The WJFF "Wonderful Things" Auction will take place on Saturday, October 30th from 11:30 AM to 3 PM at the Jeffersonville Fire Hall in Jeffersonville , NY .
It will be both a Silent Auction and a Live Auction, and are seeking donated items. Items we're looking for include:
Gift certificates for goods and services, Fine/fancy foods, (New, unused) housewares, kitchen items, home goods, decorative objects, Antiques, Works of art, Unused electronic equipment, Jewelry, Clothing, Autographs/Memorabilia
Fine furniture (of limited size).
The only limit is your imagination. Your contribution to the auction is fully tax-deductible. To get an idea of what's already come in, go to www.wjffradio.org and click on "Auction Preview." They want to have things that would retail from $12 or so on up, so all price points are most welcome. That will keep the auction accessible and affordable for everyone. But there will also be many items worth hundreds of dollars. Please let them know if you can help, and please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. The address to respond to is firstname.lastname@example.org
Burn Permit Regulations
The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation regulates town burn permits. At no time can you burn garbage, cardboard, treated wood etc. Burn permits are for downed tree limbs and branches (including branches with attached leaves or needles) less than size inches in diameter and eight feet in length. No burning is allowed from March 16th through May 14th. These regulations apply to towns with a population of less than 20,000. Town with less 20,000 are considered “fire towns”, so Bethel is a fire town. The regulations can be picked up at the Town Hall or online under the Town Clerk’s forms page.
Residents Of Bethel Halloween Party At Rolling Stone Ranch
282 West Shore Road at the Corner of West Shore Rd and Happy Avenue, October 31st Noon – 4 p.m. See Attached Flyer.
Bethel will continue its food drive to support The Shepard’s Pantry. Even if it $5.00 worth of food it can go a long way; rice, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits, canned vegetables, oatmeal, etc. Those people that have the resources are asked to give. Those that do not, Bethel ’s Food Pantry is at Faith Ministries of White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Blessing/Shepard’s Pantry, open on the 2nd Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the 4th Thursday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Located across from Bethel Medical Center on Route 17B. The White Lake Post Office is also a drop-off point.
Community United Methodist Church Silent Auction
November 13th Silent Auction - doors open 7 pm; calling 8 pm. Community United Methodist Church - 58 Horseshoe Lake Road , Kauneonga Lake , NY - For info. call Joan - 583-4591.
Senior Art Class
Every Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m. all year. $3.00 each week. Teacher has supplies available at cost or bring your own. Sr. Center . No registration required.
Recycled Printer Cartridges
The Town Clerk’s Office will accept used laser and inkjet printer and copier cartridges for recycling. Sullivan County Environmental (SPECS) will receive cash for each cartridge recycled.
John J. Driscoll, Jr. Scholarship Penny Social
The Annual Youth Board Penny Social is scheduled for October 16th at the Smallwood Mongaup-Valley Fire Dept. on Ballard Road . Doors open at 6 p.m. Calling at 7 p.m. 50/50 Raffle, refreshments, special and craft tables. The money raised from the Penny Social is used to support the John J. Driscoll, Jr. Scholarship Fund which is awarded to three high school seniors from each of the three school districts in the Town of Bethel ( Monticello , Liberty and Sullivan-West). Scholarship applications are available from school guidance counselors in the spring next year. New or like new items can be donated by dropping off at Town Hall between 9-4 M-F.
Recycle your old PCs/TVs
Save Natural Resources
Advanced Recovery, Inc. will be hosting an electronics recycling day!
Friday, November 5, 2010 - 12 Noon to 4 pm (businesses only) & Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 9 am to 2 pm (general public)
Bring your old electronics and computer equipment to CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION of SULLIVAN COUNTY
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road, Liberty , NY 12754. $15. per carload for the general public
Businesses, government agencies, school districts must pre-register with: Advanced Recovery by calling Bob Travers at 845-858-8809
or e-mailing email@example.com Questions? Contact Advanced Recovery at 845-858-8809
Fall Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods
The Fall Harvest Festival is held every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Columbus Day Weekend at Bethel Woods. Vendors are located under a tent across the road from the Woodstock monument at the corner of Hurd and West Shore Roads in Bethel . Everyone is welcomed, pets are not allowed.
The Farmers Market - The Farm Market area of the Festival will be filled with local and regional growers offering everything from tomatoes and corn to jams, pumpkins, perennials, mums, breads, cheeses, honey and maple syrup.
The Craft Village - The Craft Village Area of the Festival will feature local and regional artists and crafters selling their most creative works. Weekly features: Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Children’s Arts & Crafts Area, Gathering of the Scarecrows, Pony Rides, Food vendors and Book Signings.
Southern Zone - Turkey season opens October 1st. Early Bow season begins October 16th until November 19th.
Rifle season begins November 20th until December 12th. Late Bow season begins December 13th until December 21st. Muzzle December 13th – 21st . Information on hunting regulations can be found on the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation website at www.dec.state.ny.us
General Elections will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2010. (Town Hall will be closed on Election Day). All polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. Elections will be held for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator 6-year term, U.S. Senator 2-year term, New York State Senator 42nd District, New York State Assembly 98th District, and County Court Judge and Surrogate. Absentee ballot applications and registration cards are available at the Town Clerk's Office or the Board of Elections. For voting information contact the SC Board of Elections at (845) 807-0400.
Last day to postmark voter registration October 8th.
Absentee applications must be postmarked by October 26th.
Ballots must be postmarked by November 1st or hand-delivered on November 1st to the Board of Elections.
Absentee applications and registration forms can also be downloaded at www.elections.state.ny.us
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BETHEL TOWN CLERK
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