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RECORDING ARTIST MICKEY BARNETT LIVE AT THE SULLIVAN COUNTY MUSEUM JUNE 3RD, 2018
First Sunday Music and History June 3rd, 2pm Hosted by Little Sparrow This project is made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the DVAA
Mickey Barnett spent a lifetime performing in the legendary Catskill Hotels and Theaters. He’s performed in venues from Nashville to Brooklyn, written songs, produced hits, and worked with some of the greatest stars from the past. Like Elvis Presley, for example.
WJFF Annual Maris Hearn Fundraiser Concert June 9th 7-10pm (doors open at 6pm).
Award winning singer /songwriter Abbie Gardner (formerly of the Americana band Red Molly), will bring her fiery dobro and perform folk songs and original music at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. Check out her website at www.abbiegardner.com. The event is a fundraiser for WJFF Radio Catskill. David and Julie Block will also perform. Little Sparrow opens the show.
Potluck event $10 suggested donation. For more info call 845 482-4141 or 845 434-8044.
We recently undertook the project of digitizing our collection of the Republican Watchman Newspapers from 1909 and 1910.
These are now available for viewing at the Sullivan County Museum. We also have some from the Sullivan County Record
All of these newspapers are searchable and indexed for ease of finding information and subjects that appear in them.
$1,000,000 FIRE IN MONTICELLO
BUSINESS SECTION GUTTED
Seventy-Four Places of Business and Residence Go Up in Smoke-—A Sorry Spectacle—But Monticello Will Build Again.
The larger part of the business section of Monticello is In ashes. It's glory has departed. At S:30 o’clock on Tuesday night, the power house of the Murray Electric Light & Power Co., was discovered to be on fire and was in a mass of flames before the fire bell had made the necessary strokes locating the fire section.
With surprising rapidity the flames spread and in an hour the entire village seemed to be doomed, and but for the persistent fighting of the firemen there would have been saved to no one a place to rest his weary head.
As it is, some have lost all they had, and no loss, as far as wo have been able to learn, was covered entirely by insurance.
From the power house the fire Quickly swept buck to the Palatine Casino, and in less time than it takes to chronicle it. that place of masquerade, frolic and fun was in a mass of flames. The Palatine, P. C. Murray’s fine hotel, stands directly in front of the Casino, and that was the next building to go up in smoke and flames, and a sorry sight it was indeed. It swept across the street to Strong's Block, destroying Strong & Co’s, book store, S. L. Strong’s grocery store, T.H. Dougherty’s harness store, and John .D. Lyon’s law office. The telephone central office, standing in the rear of tile Strong Block, caught on fire and with it went W. C. Oddo’s tailoring and furnishing store, Preston’s bar-J her shop, and Frank Ray’s household goods
Court Room Burned. ,
A high wind fanned the flames into a roaring, raging' wall of fire which swept down Broadway consuming everything before it
The following is an exceprt from our new Digitized collection of the Republican Watchman 1909.
To read the rest this story and see even more from of our Newspaper collection, Please visit the Sullivan County Museum.