Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday News on the Run



Good Morning everyone....sometimes think I should set my alarm and be up early to post this blog entry, but there is just something so delicious about lounging in late as the day's weather decides what it is it wants to do....It's overcast and hazy out, but the shadows of trees are popping in and out on the wall outside my window hinting at sunshine that may decide to pop out, which makes me think the rain of yesterday is gone, and today is going to be an unseasonably warm and beautiful day.

Attended the Hydraulic Fracturing hearing yesterday, and will be writing all about it. As a teaser will say this...the NYDEC should be ASHAMED OF ITSELF for letting hundreds of citizens stand outside in the pouring rain for almost two hours before opening the door to the building.

Today's "News on the Run"


Stock market soaring
as banks step in to ease lending...don't get excited folks, they are not making it easier for the average person to borrow money.

In Los Angeles, the police forcefully evict "Occupy Protesters" from park. If cities think this tactic is working to end the "Occupy Movement", would suggest they wait and see what happens with the coming of spring.

Britain withdrawing all Embassy staff
from Iran...one has to wonder...are we closer to Israel bombing this rogue nation?

American students studying abroad told to avoid protests
...looking at all the police brutality here in America, maybe students should be warned to avoid protests in the USA.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing Hearing Today In Sullivan County...Protesters Are Invited

Hydraulic Fracturing WILL KILL YOU

The state of New York, Governor Cuomo, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are holding one of only four Public Hearings (more appropriately these meetings should be called Dog and Pony shows) today on the Sullivan Community College campus here in Sullivan county. There will be two sessions today:

Location: Sullivan County Community College, Seelig Theatre
112 College Road, Lock Sheldrake New York 12759

Times: 1:00-4:00 PM
6:00-9:00 PM

Below are the rules...it is suggested these be ignored, and instead the meeting should be turned into an Occupy Movement style protest/sit in as we here in Sullivan County make it absolutely clear that we do not want Hydraulic Fracturing in our communities.

Public Hearing
Procedures (Designed to LIMIT Public Involvement)

Because of the significant interest (opposition) in the draft SGEIS and draft regulations for high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the following procedures will apply at the public hearings to ensure that as many speakers as possible have an opportunity to verbally provide comments at the hearings: (They fail to mention that PUBLIC OFFICIALS are given first preference to speak at these dog and pony shows.)

  1. Each speaker will have three (3) minutes to comment. An audible reminder will be given when there are thirty (30) seconds remaining. All speakers should be respectful of the time limit so that as many comments as possible can be heard. (God FORBID the hearing should last past nine, or for multiple days, or that more than four hearings be held for the entire stater of New York...again, we are witnessing a Dog and Pony Show of the worst kind and it is imperative we show up in LARGE NUMBERS)

  2. A visible timer will be displayed at the front of the room to allow each speaker and the audience to see how much time is remaining. Please be ready to speak when your name is called. (Funny how they use the term "PUBLIC HEARING" to limit and curtail our First Amendment rights to redress.)

  3. Any person who has registered will be allowed to speak, if time is available, on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, it will not be possible for anyone to speak twice if other speakers have not yet had an opportunity to speak. This includes afternoon and evening hearings in the same location as well as subsequent hearing locations, unless all other commenters have had an opportunity to speak. (So if you are a stakeholder with kids, a stakeholder who has a job that sees you get off late afternoon, still having a long commute, and cannot get too this hearing before say 7:00 PM, your voice should not be heard on this important issue?)

  4. Time allotted to one person will not be transferable to another speaker. (This is all but criminal...if five citizens who are uncomfortable speaking wish to have their words spoken by a proxy, it should be allowed...Industry is allowed a spokesperson all the time, so are public officials, and additionally the time clock rarely if ever applies to them.)

  5. If the total time for all the speakers who have signed up is less than the available time, the time for each speaker will be increased.

  6. Elected officials and federal agency representatives will be allowed to speak at the beginning of the meeting since these speakers' comments represent the concerns of the constituents that elected them or the federal agency they speak on behalf of. (It is NOT unusual for these elected officials or their "proxies to use up an hour or more of these meetings.)

  7. Speakers will be seated in the front row in the order that they arrive. The first 8-10 speakers will be seated in these rows and should come up to speak when called by name. When there are 2-3 speakers remaining, additional speakers will be called to fill the row.

If you live, work, play or drive through Sullivan County, if you are a citizen in surrounding counties who has not been granted a hearing on this issue that will affect ALL CITIZENS of New York, it is imperative that you grab a protest sign and show up for these two meetings. If we have any hope of stopping this railroad before it gains more steam, today is the day. We must let our voices be heard, and the best way for this to happen is through the exercise of our First Amendment Right to protest at and in the meeting.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Protest Song for The Occupy Movement

A movement needs a song or three, four, even ten. I would like to share this song from You Tube that was sent to me via email...it is the song of a movement, a song for all those protesters in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement who have stood up when others are afraid. Please pass along the link, or visit the link provided to download this song, and let us ALL sing it from our rooftops as the movement to take back America begins. I was raised a patriotic American, taught that dying for God and Country was a noble cause...some in this movement will die, innocent protesters taken down by the bullets used by those in law enforcement who believe it is their duty to protect those who buy the bullets, rather than the citizens who rights they swore an oath to protect.


If you like this song, you can download it for FREE!

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Third Woman Coming Out To Accuse Herman Cain of Having LONG TERM AFFAIR

I did not have sex with that woman, or that one, or the other one...I AM INNOCENT I TELL YOU!

A third woman is coming out with bold sexual allegations against disgraced Presidential candidate Herman Cain...his response as we all wait on this new story to break...

"I'm innocent...it's a woman who I thought was a friend...but NOTHING HAPPENED."

Give us a break there Cain...time for you to close up your campaign headquarters and go home. can we say "Three strikes and your out"? We are tired of you having an excuse for every one of these women accusers and their claims, all of them sounding the same..."The charges are baseless, I am innocent, and the women are LYING". False accusations that cannot be proved Mr. Cain, or true accusations that are hard to prove to a jury? There is far too much smoke, and from this writer's perspective, in the court of public opinion you are GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY. Go home, apologize to your wife, and spend the rest of your days making up to her, as at this point we all know you are a cad.

You have to love these FAMILY VALUES candidates. Curious...if Ginger White had a thirteen year affair with Mr. Cain, isn't that ADULTERY...as in the BIG A? Can here the moral indignation of the religious right.

LA Protesters Refuse To Leave Park...Monday "News On The Run"



LA Occupy Movement Protesters defy order to leave park, stand off with police.

Polls open in Egypt as historic post spring revolt takes place.

Syracuse assistant coach fired as investigation widens...students surprised...why? That man is so guilty...just listen to the tapes.

Miley Cyrus calls herself a stoner...good for her...it is about time we legalize marijuana and its possession for personal use.

Here in Mountaindale, we have another beautiful day outside with unseasonably warm weather greeting our day. Santa's elves were in town this weekend, and the windows in downtown have taken on quiet the festive feel, lights and decorations adorning the windows of our empty storefronts. Hats off to the MCDP for arranging the volunteers who came out to make it all happen.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Chevy Volt Not Ready for Prime Time as Investigations Of Battery Fires Begin

Driving into Woodridge a couple weeks ago, saw a Chevy Volt on display, and was thinking to myself, "WOW, I should go have a look at the new electric car." Keep in mind that I have written articles on the EV industry, even had one of them appear in Electrifying Times, have always had a bit of a love affair with the concept of a car that runs on batteries. So, all the new hybrids, the dream of a electric car leaping forward in a big way with the Tesla Roadster, the past few years have been heady times with the Volt and Leaf seeming to be at the top of the heap.


But not so fast...maybe we would all be advised to look at some of these cars like first generation gadgets...unless you want one just as a status symbol, might be a good idea to hold off purchasing one until the second or third generation is out on the market for sale. Seems the Lithium-ion batteries have a bit of a problem...THEY CATCH FIRE. There have been enough of these fires that the National Highway Traffic Safety Association has decided to conduct an investigation.

All is not bleak for those desperately wanting to own a Volt today...these battery fires occur only AFTER a serious accident...that is reassuring perhaps for the "Little Old Lady from Pasadena" but for those with a need for speed, or perhaps driving in bad weather, the towering inferno lithium-ion battery fires do give pause for cause.

If GM happens to be reading this article, would love to say test drive one of your cars for say five years, provide anecdotal evidence to support your claim that the cars are safe under normal operating conditions. I promise I'll do my best to avoid any deliberate crashes during the test drive period...unlike the NHTSA who is crashing some of these beautiful cars deliberately.

Factoid of The Day

This Thanksgiving week was the worst on Wall Street since 1932. (Note*-This horrid week on Wall Street had nothing to do with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The thieves on Wall Street did it all on their own.)

Black Friday Marred By Violence...Friday's "News on the Run"

It's a beautiful, almost balmy day here in Mountaindale NY, and I am recovering from all the calories consumed yesterday. Watching CNN as I have a lazy day about it, shocked to see the serious violence surrounding Black Friday, most of it occurring at Walmart stores. Two people have been shot, and over a dozen others pepper sprayed by an irate customer, while others were pepper sprayed for grabbing items off of a palette. Seriously, if a 42" flat screen TV for under $200 worth it if you have to risk your life trying to get one?



Black Friday "News on the Run"

Mass protest (riot) against Egypt Army...these new gatherings seem far more dark and foreboding than the ones we witnessed this spring.

Americans held in Egypt are now free...interview with father of one of the students on CNN...father was asked if his son has been injured, and he would not comment on it until after his son is safely out of country...look for horror stories on students treatment when they are back on America soil.

Syria defies Arab League Deadline as violence against citizens continues unabated...again, where is a NATO No Fly Zone?

Apple Black Friday deals not all that exciting...if you were looking for a seriously great deal on say an Apple IPad or IPod touch, forget about.

Almost half of all Americans are out shopping today, and thinking the number of Americans having left over might be even higher. Enjoy the day folks, and if you are traveling back home this weekend, be be safe, and don't be in a hurry.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

It's Thanksgiving, and turkeys are in the oven all across America as families congregate for a special day of thanks. Taking the day off here, so no "News on the run" today, but did want to stop in and wish all of our readers a Blessed and Joyous Thanksgiving.

*Special Note...saw an article where Michele Obama would like to see thanks coming in from all over America to our troops in harms way. Please take a moment to visit this link and leave them a special Thanksgiving Thank You for serving our country.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Pies Are In The Oven

Is there anything that smells as nice as fresh pies baking in the oven? Have two pumpkin pies in the oven now, and the apartment smells like the holidays. Two pies are more than enough, but really thinking Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving if I do not bake at least one pecan pie before tomorrow morning. Can already feel my waist line bulging just from the anticipation of Turkey Day dinner.

For those traveling, please drive carefully as the weather in some parts of the country is supposed to be rough. If you are flying, just remember...be careful, patient, and take the flight delays with as much grace as you can muster.

Everyone have a Joyous and Happy Thanksgiving.
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Sullivan Renaissance Seminar...‘MAINTENANCE MADNESS’

Sullivan Renaissance programs are always educational, and informative...don't miss this great seminar on garden maintenance tips and tricks.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Gardeners

[FERNDALE] – Learn how to work smarter in the garden next year at Sullivan Renaissance’s seminar entitled “Maintenance Madness” on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.

Presented by gardening expert Mary Lewis, the seminar will focus on how to manage one’s garden “maintenance madness” through a seven step process to keep the garden beautiful and ones sanity intact. The key elements to managing garden maintenance will be presented through seven habits that teach time management techniques, time saving tools of the trade, site analysis and sound garden design techniques.

"Working smarter rather than working harder is guaranteed to give you more time to enjoy your garden,” Lewis said. “It's all about simplifying and taking control of maintenance tasks. You can explore strategies to fit gardening into even the busiest of lifestyles!”

The new 2012 Sullivan Renaissance maintenance program will also be explained.

Mary Lewis is a consultant for Sullivan Renaissance and had been a Renaissance judge for nine years. She is founder and principal of Barncroft, a garden design firm; chair of Zone III 2008 Annual Meeting of the Garden Clubs of America; and past president of Orange and Dutchess Garden Club. A Cornell University graduate, she studies botanical art at New York Botanical Garden.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 5.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. For more information or to register, call 845-295-2445 or visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

News on The Run now posted on Mountaindale After Dark

The Wednesday edition of News on The Run is now up and ready to read over on the newest blog in Mountaindale, so please read it over on Mountaindale After Dark. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, and remember...don't eat too much.

Thanksgiving Wednesday...News On The Run

What a rainy, dreary, dismal, beautifully appropriate day before Thanksgiving. The rain has been coming down heavy since last night, and somehow, the weather forecast threatening snow and ice across parts of New York has me in quite the festive mood. The coffee is on, I have to make a run to the store, and then soon thereafter the smells of fresh pies baking in the oven will scent my whole apartment...Going to be a beautiful day today. Lets get straight to News On The Run.

Newt Gambles in Bid To Catch Romney...(hints at AMNESTY for Illegal Aliens) It should be noted here, that some of Newt's BIGGEST CAMPAIGN DONORS are part of that one percent who HIRE ILLEGAL ALIENS.

5th Day of Clashes as Egypt Grows Ugly.

Higher prices will not deter most Thanksgiving Travelers...Visiting Grandma is ON!

Occupy Protests Cost Cities Across America at Least $13 Million...GOOD, all for it. Let's see more protests, and in much larger crowds.

Oregon governor bans death penalty for rest of his term.

Iraq War Veteran now "Dancing Champion"...now this is a good news story!

In another wasteful photo opportunity for the White House, President Obama will be pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey later today...rumor has it the Turkey's name is "Super Committee".

Every one enjoy this day before Thanksgiving, and remember, NO SNEAKING A PIECE OF EARLY PIE!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News On The Run Moving To Mountaindale After Dark

The new daily edition of "News on The Run" will be moving over too the "Mountaindale After Dark" blog with tomorrow mornings edition per the suggestion of some of our readership. It is hoped that you will enjoy the content of both blogs, and the different perspectives and views found on both.

News On The Run...A New Daily Feature

Below is a feature started on Mountaindale NY News blog that will be featured here on this blog daily starting tomorrow. Stop by each and every day to get your daily fix of news...quick fast and concise.

Tuesday News On The Run

WOW....up early (6AM) and it is still dark outside...winter must be near. For those getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Holiday, I strongly encourage you to pick up some Hood's Pumpkin Eggnog from the store...IT IS SO GOOD. Let's get right to Tuesday's News On The Run.

Republicans screw every middle class American, Super Committee Fails...we should all boycott the Republican Debate tonight.

Situation in Egypt getting worse as fight for Tahir Square intensifies.

Turkey's Premier urges Syrian President to step down...can we say, "No fly Zone"?

Obama pays tribute to Country Music...is this really news? Second question...In these troubled economic times, should our taxes be frittered away on such parties?

Sports talk...Pats STOMP Chiefs 34-3

In local news...

Purple Heart Recipient Home for Holidays...let's always honor our troops!

Schumer Pushes For Metro North Bill of Rights...how about pushing a JOBS BILL Charlie?

Tuesday News On The Run

WOW....up early (6AM) and it is still dark outside...winter must be near. For those getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Holiday, I strongly encourage you to pick up some Hood's Pumpkin Eggnog from the store...IT IS SO GOOD. Let's get right to Tuesday's News On The Run.

Republicans screw every middle class American, Super Committee Fails...we should all boycott the Republican Debate tonight.

Situation in Egypt getting worse as fight for Tahir Square intensifies.

Turkey's Premier urges Syrian President to step down...can we say, "No fly Zone"?

Obama pays tribute to Country Music...is this really news? Second question...In these troubled economic times, should our taxes be frittered away on such parties?

Sports talk...Pats STOMP Chiefs 34-3

In local news...

Purple Heart Recipient Home for Holidays...let's always honor our troops!

Schumer Pushes For Metro North Bill of Rights...how about pushing a JOBS BILL Charlie?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Remember The Less Fortunate This Holiday Season

From Mountaindale After Dark blog, some sage holiday advice.

Thanksgiving is Coming

Thanksgiving is almost here, many have our shopping done, others are waiting until the last minute, planning on a run to the grocery store on Tuesday or Wednesday, anxiously looking forward to being jostled, standing in check out lines, perhaps seeing such antics as training for their Christmas Eve shopping extravaganza just one month away. Houses are being cleaned in anticipation of quests, pies are in, or will soon be in the oven, while others are packing suitcases as they prepare to load the kid,s family dog and food into the car for a trip to Grandma's house over the river and through the woods. Those hardy souls among us are making lists and checking them twice as they plot out their shopping strategies for Black Friday...or Black Thursday for a few who put little stock in a National Day of Thanksgiving.

These are heady times as we move in too what is officially the Holiday Season. The Thanksgiving tables across America will barely be cleared away, dishes done when it is time to start preparations and shopping for Christmas (and Hanukkah which begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28, 2011). There are ornaments and decorations that need brought down from the attic, and Great Grandmother's china needs taken out of the hutch and washed, used only once a year on Christmas. Children are kept on good behavior, millions of parents telling them, "You better be good as Santa Claus is coming to town."

As we prepare for these magical times, let all of us remember there are a lot of families this year here in America going through rough times, families who do not have the money to buy toys for under the tree, do not have a turkey to put on their table on Thanksgiving Day. Let us remember those less fortunate, those living alone, no family too share their holidays with. If you have a neighbor in need, do what you can to lend them a helping hand. Know someone living alone, invite them to take a chair at your table for a holiday meal, or if they are shut in, take them a plate of food. Regardless of your religious persuasion, remember the golden rule, "It is more blessed to give than to receive. Enjoy your holidays everyone, and if you can go out of your way to do something for those in need...charity starts at home, and often times brings us blessing in the most unexpected ways. YEB2GH4VK9KN

Thanksgiving is Coming

Thanksgiving is almost here, many have our shopping done, others are waiting until the last minute, planning on a run to the grocery store on Tuesday or Wednesday, anxiously looking forward to being jostled, standing in check out lines, perhaps seeing such antics as training for their Christmas Eve shopping extravaganza just one month away. Houses are being cleaned in anticipation of quests, pies are in, or will soon be in the oven, while others are packing suitcases as they prepare to load the kid,s family dog and food into the car for a trip to Grandma's house over the river and through the woods. Those hardy souls among us are making lists and checking them twice as they plot out their shopping strategies for Black Friday...or Black Thursday for a few who put little stock in a National Day of Thanksgiving.

These are heady times as we move in too what is officially the Holiday Season. The Thanksgiving tables across America will barely be cleared away, dishes done when it is time to start preparations and shopping for Christmas (and Hanukkah which begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28, 2011). There are ornaments and decorations that need brought down from the attic, and Great Grandmother's china needs taken out of the hutch and washed, used only once a year on Christmas. Children are kept on good behavior, millions of parents telling them, "You better be good as Santa Claus is coming to town."

As we prepare for these magical times, let all of us remember there are a lot of families this year here in America going through rough times, families who do not have the money to buy toys for under the tree, do not have a turkey to put on their table on Thanksgiving Day. Let us remember those less fortunate, those living alone, no family too share their holidays with. If you have a neighbor in need, do what you can to lend them a helping hand. Know someone living alone, invite them to take a chair at your table for a holiday meal, or if they are shut in, take them a plate of food. Regardless of your religious persuasion, remember the golden rule, "It is more blessed to give than to receive. Enjoy your holidays everyone, and if you can go out of your way to do something for those in need...charity starts at home, and often times brings us blessing in the most unexpected ways.


Monday News on The Run

Welcome to Monday!...it is a stunningly beautiful day out today, the sun shining, and the temperatures rising fast. This late in November such weather is a welcome sight, though sure a few of our deer hunters would not mind some snow.

Big news today...Super Committee fails to reach a deal on $1.2 Trillion in Federal Budget Savings.

Another home grown Al-Quida sympathizer has been arrested in New York city.

American spies have been outed in Lebanon.

No surprise here...Congress may try to block automatic spending cuts after Super Committee fails.

Taylor Swift scores BIG at American Music Awards.

Don't forget to order your poinsettia this week...deadline is November 25th...Contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension for more information.

Surprise, Surprise....Super Committee FAILS to Reach Deficit Deal


In what should be no surprise, the Congressional Super Committee charged with coming up with $1.2 Trillion dollars in debt reduction has failed to reach compromise and solution...the deal breaker (if we all want to be honest)...tax increases for the richest Americans (those earning over $1 Million a year). Even after the Democrats put $600 Billion dollars worth of reductions in such social services as Medicare/Medicaid, the Republicans refused too put their own marker on the table deciding it was more important for them to keep their pledge (signed) with a mega-rich Campaign Donor and Lobbyist.

In about one hour when the Stock Market opens and your 401K again tanks, you can thank the Republican Party, the party of the UBER RICH and ELITES. Grover Norquist is the puppeteer in this grand Greek Tragedy, but it is the American middle class who will suffer because of his pledge. It is he and he alone that is holding the reins, keeping the Republicans in line as the world observes our nation's inability to reach compromise and consensus. The DOW lost three percent of its value last week as news began leaking out that the Republican obstructionist and their "No New Taxes" pledge threatened the Super Committee's ability to make a deal. Stocks today are already trading significantly lower ahead of the opening bell...look for a day of triple digit losses, look for plummeting 401K balances, and as you do, thank the Republican Party and one Grover Norquist when your retirement accounts have again been decimated.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia...Enjoy Your Turkey Day

Plymouth (1621)

Colonists shared autumn harvest feast with the Wampanoag Indians, said feast acknowledged by some as the first Thanksgiving celebration in the colonies. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. In 2011 as we prepare for the 148th American Thanksgiving, thought it might be fun to provide a few facts on the Holiday.

Facts shared From Thanksgiving Facts and Trivia

1. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.

2. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.

3. The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.

4. The pilgrims arrived in North America in December 1620.

5. The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.

6. The pilgrims sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of 'Mayflower'.

7. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day in the fall of 1621.

8. They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

9. The drink that the Puritans brought with them in the Mayflower was the beer.

10. The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.

11. The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in the year 1621 and invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians also to the feast.

12. The first Thanksgiving feast was held in the presence of around ninety Wampanoag Indians and the Wampanoag chief, Massasoit, was also invited there.

13. The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.

14. President George Washington issued the first national Thanksgiving Day Proclaimation in the year 1789 and again in 1795.

15. The state of New York officially made Thanksgiving Day an annual custom in 1817.

16. Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor with a magazine, started a Thanksgiving campaign in 1827 and it was result of her efforts that in 1863 Thanksgiving was observed as a day for national thanksgiving and prayer.

17. Abraham Lincoln issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of November as the national day for Thanksgiving. Whereas earlier the presidents used to make an annual proclamation to specify the day when Thanksgiving was to be held.

18. President Franklin D. Roosevelt restored Thursday before last of November as Thanksgiving Day in the year 1939. He did so to make the Christmas shopping season longer and thus stimulate the economy of the state.

19. Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

20. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. But it was Thomas Jefferson who opposed him. It is believed that Franklin then named the male turkey as 'tom' to spite Jefferson.

21. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition began in the 1920's.

22. Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.

23. When the Pilgrims arrived in North America, the clothing of the Native Americans was made of animal skins (mainly deer skin).

24. On December 11, 1620 the first Pilgrims (or Puritans, as they were initially known) landed at Plymouth Rock.

25. By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast.

Sunday News On The Run

Libya...Gadhafi son to be tried at home.

Huge Outcry after police pepper spray students...it is despicable.

Spain elections dominated by their economic woes.

Chicago mayor rallying Obama supporters in Iowa...GOOD LUCK.

In Sports USC holds off No.4 Oregon 38-35 dashing their hopes for National Championship.

Outside my window weather support at just before 10...BEAUTIFUL, but nippy.

Chef Robert is not open today...he is looking to hire kitchen help, so if anyone knows of an experienced line cook out there, might want to send them in his direction.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident-WAKE UP AMERICA

I am very saddened tonight after watching the video below on CNN...peaceful protest by students folks...your child perhaps, and if not it could be. When are Americans going to get ANGRY?

May the officer who violated these citizens, these young adults Civil Rights spend his remaining days locked up in a small concrete prison cell.

Count the number of cops in Riot Gear...Count the number of students/citizens standing around DOING NOTHING...you are JUST AS GUILTY.

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    Mountaindale Thanksgiving Craft Project

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, children looking forward to a few days off, enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday, and spending time with both family and friends. Once the turkey is in the oven, a great way for kids to spend some of their time is making something for the Thanksgiving table. One of the traditions in my own family, was making Apple Turkeys to put at each place setting, and thought I would share the project here for those looking for fun things to keep the little ones amused until dinner is on the table.

    Necessary Items For Project

    Apples
    Toothpicks
    Raisins
    Green Olives


    Step One
    -Put three toothpicks in bottom of apple for turkey legs (third one is just for support)
    Step Two-Put one toothpick in front of apple, then fan out eight or so toothpicks in back of apple that will become the tail.

















    Step Three
    -Cover toothpicks with raisins.


    Step Four-Gently pull pimento almost out of olive and stick on front top toothpick as the Apple Turkeys head and gobbler.

    WALLA, one decorative table addition that the kids can put by their place setting.

    Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, children looking forward to a few days off, enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday, and spending time with both family and friends. Once the turkey is in the oven, a great way for kids to spend some of their time is making something for the Thanksgiving table. One of the traditions in my own family, was making Apple Turkeys to put at each place setting, and thought I would share the project here for those looking for fun things to keep the little ones amused until dinner is on the table.

    Necessary Items For Project

    Apples
    Toothpicks
    Raisins
    Green Olives


    Step One
    -Put three toothpicks in bottom of apple for turkey legs (third one is just for support)
    Step Two-Put one toothpick in front of apple, then fan out eight or so toothpicks in back of apple that will become the tail.

















    Step Three
    -Cover toothpicks with raisins.


    Step Four-Gently pull pimento almost out of olive and stick on front top toothpick as the Apple Turkeys head and gobbler.

    WALLA, one decorative table addition that the kids can put by their place setting.

    Pages Views Reach Milestone

    Despite our brief absence while retooling, pleased to announce that the "Mountaindale NY News blog has reached the milestone of 10,000 page views. We zoomed from 5,ooo page views to 10,000 in less than 3 months as our readership continues to grow.

    Obama Touts New Jobs...Really? How About Touting New Taxes?

    Obama is on Air Force One whisking his way back to the White House from his Asian trip, touting new jobs coming...not so fast. If you read the fine print, he says new jobs are likely to happen if the trade deals are approved. There is a world of difference between the president saying, "These new trade deals WILL CREATE JOBS" and the president saying, "These new trade deals are likely to create jobs."

    We all remember TARP, and the promise that said bailout would create jobs...we all remember after the fact the story changed. We were told that TARP saved jobs, kept the Great Recession from worsening. Both of these examples are classic DC Doublespeak, pundits and politicians finding ways to make empty promises, and when they fail, trying to convince us that those promises were fulfilled.

    We have a do nothing Congress, both Republicans and Democrats acting in obstructionist ways, we have a deadlocked Super Committee unable to find consensus on over a trillion dollars in cuts and savings in our Federal Budget as the November 23rd deadline to have a deal approaches, and somehow the President's remarks today about likely jobs seems a falsehood as the words roll off his lips. How can we as a nation believe anything today that our politicians have to say?

    How about some straight talk for a change? Our collective governmental debt (local, state and federal) is over 100 Trillion Dollars. Our public and private infrastructure is in a shambles, and we have people falling out of the middle class into poverty at alarming rates. Simply stated, our nation is going in the wrong direction, and it is time for some serious changes.

    1.5 Trillion dollars in cuts or revenue increases over a ten year period...the amount the super committee is charged with finding is not enough to fix things. The committee knows this, the Congress knows this, and our President knows this. At every level of government, we have gotten ourselves caught in an interest trap as more and more money is needed to pay interest on loans from the likes of China. In our private lives, such a scenario puts us at risk of personal bankruptcy, puts us in a situation of needing to make significant changes in our lives to get out of debt and back on track. With collective governmental debt of $100 TRILLION Dollars, isn't it time every elected politician at every level of government start facing certain truths, and being brutally honest with his/her constituents?

    Here is a SCARY Fact...we have 300, 000,000 Million people living in the United States of America, and owe a collective governmental debt of $100 Trillion dollars which means each man woman and child would have to come up with (ballpark) $333,333.00 dollars to reduce our debt back to zero. A average family of four (Mom, Dad and two kids) would have a collective family tax debt of $1, 333,332.00 ($1.3 Million and change). Simple math would tell you a family paying off that debt at a rate of $50,000 a year would be out of debt in 26 years (that is assuming there is no INTEREST on that debt).

    Some straight talk...America is not becoming a debtor nation, America IS A DEBTOR nation, and it is time we address this dangerous truth. Lets end the drum beat that says "No New Taxes", and let us stop pushing the ball down the road for the next generation to deal with. Let us start electing politicians at every level of government who are ready to make the hard choices necessary to save our nation, instead of sending millionaires and billionaires to represent us in the halls of Congress. Let us elect officials who are not afraid to speak hard truths.

    In 2010, our GDP was $14.53 trillion. Even if we could put every penny of that GDP into paying down our total local, state and federal debts, we are looking at seven years, and we all know that cannot happen. We have saddled ourselves, our children, and probably their children with a debt that will take decades to pay off...facing that reality, how can Republicans continue to beat the drums of "NO NEW TAXES"? America will be the great county it was when we pay down our debt....to pay down our debt, we have to cut spending, and increase revenue (taxes). It is that simple, and that is a truth that no one seems willing to voice.




    Saturday News on The Run

    Busy day? Catch your news fast as you enjoy your morning Joe with Mountaindale's newest offering, "News on The Run"! Breaking news snippets easily and quickly digested.

    The One Percent

    News on The Run

    Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, the former heir apparent to the throne in Libya has been captured.

    Obama talking up new jobs payoff from his Asia trip. (Comment to Obama...still not enough.)

    United Nations bashing latest blood sport among Republicans running for President.

    Despite Arab Peace Plan, Syrian troops still attacking citizens.

    Pope warns African leaders...do not deprive people. (Note...Wall Street should get same message.)

    Natalie Wood detectives have two differing stories. (Comment...do we really care?)

    Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno has lung cancer.

    Meanwhile, for those who are sleeping in today, for those who have not yet looked out your windows, the weather outside is brisk but sunny...going to be a beautiful day here in Mountaindale New York.

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Breaking News....Stunning DEFEAT For Natural Gas Industry!

    Breaking News...Delaware River Basin Commission just canceled Monday's vote to allow fracking in the basin, because they wouldn't have the votes they needed to allow fracking. This is a huge victory for the Grassroots Environmental groups opposed to Hydraulic Fracturing...the Delaware River Basin Commission has pushed the vote back to the week of Thanksgiving to thwart efforts to hold a major protest back in October...the vote on Monday November 21st was to be a rubber stamping of the Natural Gas industry's wishes to begin massive Gas Drilling within the Delaware River Basin. Without actually coming out and saying it, the cancellation of Monday's vote is an admission that the Commission does not have the votes they need.

    Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard for this victory, though we all know that our work is FAR FROM OVER.

    From Their Website:
    November 18, 2011

    DRBC POSTPONES NOVEMBER 21 SPECIAL MEETING
    New Meeting Date Still To Be Determined

    (WEST TRENTON, N.J.) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced that the special meeting scheduled for Nov. 21 to consider draft natural gas development regulations has been postponed to allow additional time for review by the five commission members.

    No additional information is available at this time.

    The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency responsible for managing the water resources within the 13,539 square-mile Delaware River Basin. The five commission members are the governors of the basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.

    Please visit the commission's web site at www.drbc.net for updates as they become available.

    Gerryrigging...Rigging The System For Incumbents

    News Flash...your vote does not count in the General Election. It is bad enough that BIG MONEY buys elections, and those that end up in elected office as either a Congressman or a Senator, but even worse that the politicians themselves through a highly private process called redistricting draw up redistricting lines that make it almost impossible for them to lose their seats in Congress.

    The dictionary defines the word as, "a district or pattern of districts varying greatly in size or population as a result of gerrymandering".

    A perfect example of what is wrong with Gerrymandering can be found in Illinois
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez who has been the champion of Illegal Aliens since he was elected almost 20 years ago. His views on this subject go against the societal norms, and he does not care, which begs the question why? His district has been drawn up in a very odd long letter u shape, a large swath of land that runs down the center of the two sections of his district and its population base placed in another district. This odd configuration has given him what amounts to a Latino Super Majority, assuring him his seat almost for life, and allows him to go on national news shows championing a cause that most Americans oppose.

    From Wikipedia-The 4th Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County, and has been represented by Democrat Luis Gutierrez since January 1993.

    It was featured by The Economist as one of the most strangely drawn and gerrymandered congressional districts in the country and has been nicknamed "earmuffs" due to its shape. It was created to contain two majority Hispanic parts of Chicago

    On the opposite side of this same coin is Republican member of Congress Peter T. "Pete" King (hate monger) of New York's 3rd District who has been all over the airwaves yesterday and today insulting the citizen protesters who have been involved in the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. his words of hatred spewed forth on the national airwaves would seem to be enough for him to never again serve in public office...enter Gerrymandering, and you seen realize he has managed through redistricting to give himself a far right Republican Super Majority come election day, thus assuring him his seat, allowing him to play to his base as he throws them the red meat they love to eat.

    We supposedly live in a Democracy, but if our elected officials are redrawing district lines to create their own little fiefdoms where they play king, that Democracy has been thwarted, our votes of no social value. CNN has some good information on redistricting, and states the obvious when they state, "Why your vote for Congress might not matter." Gerrymandering more than almost anything else goes a very long way to explaining why America is such a divided country...there can be no compromise, no consensus when our elected officials too often live in a bubble where all they have to do is play to their base, instead of representing the people.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    New York's Finest? Not Exactly...Police Use Excessive Force During PEACEFUL Day of Action


    "New York's Finest" showed the world today why some people call police officers pigs. The Occupy Wall Street protesters held a PEACEFUL Day of Action today....problem is, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD did not get the memo.

    CNN has spent the day filling the airwaves with what can only be classified as government propaganda, spinning out stories that suggest the protesters should realize they are interfering with the lives of their fellow 99'ers. Sad to think the news media who is protected by the First Amendment is suddenly suggesting the First Amendment Rights of protesters should take a back seat to Wall Street making more and more money. Sad that they have not taken some of the video off of You Tube and put it on their evening news where you can clearly see members of the NYPD using excessive force and brutality against INNOCENT AMERICAN CITIZENS who were doing nothing more than exercising their First Amendment Freedoms.

    As midnight nears on the Occupy Wall Street Day of Action, there are still thousands of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge...a perfect end to the day would be to have these protesters at the stroke of midnight flood the bridge, closing it to all vehicular traffic. Let the police spent the rest of the night arresting our citizens, making them disappear in the middle of the night, just like in Syria. As to CNN...you have truly disgusted me today.

    Factoid of The Day

    Did you know that only one in five plastic water bottles sold here in America ends up being recycled?

    FUNDRAISER! Poinsettia Fundraiser Beautiful Plants, Great Price

    Fundraiser-Here’s your chance to make a donation that supports local educational programming and find a gift for that hard-to-buy person on your holiday list.

    Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County has launched their annual Poinsettia Fundraiser. Their plants are exceptional, locally grown florist-grade Poinsettias. They exceed the quality that you will find in stores during the holidays. All orders must be made by November 25th, with delivery in early December.

    Red, pink and white flowers are available and range in size from 41/2” pots to 10” pots. They are the perfect holiday gift! Please call 845-292-5250 to inquire. Order Form

    A Deeper Level of Stress Reduction with N.A.T. Sunday, November 20 from 3-6 pm

    What is the Neuro-Auricular Training (or N.A.T.)?

    A simple protocol to inhibit the trauma/panic response of the brain, which dramatically reduces stress and can positively affect nearly all systems of the body.

    Five Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils, when applied with a specific protocol on a specific area at the base of the skull, can have a profound effect, often causing vast changes in various conditions. Panic disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, inflammation, ADD/ADHD, anxiety and depression have been known to be relieved.

    N.A.T is a simple, effective technique that can reduce significantly the stress response of the brain, and in turn, the inflammatory process, possibly the cause of many chronic disorders. N.A.T has been known to help regulate the nerve impulses involved with sugar-regulation, blood pressure, and even some stages of Alzheimer’s.

    N.A.T may interrupt most stress-induced fear circuitry disorders, especially important for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Panic Disorder.

    N.A.T affects both the Locus Ceruleus, deep within the brain stem, and the Vagus nerve at the base of the brain, which impacts all digestive organs, lungs, heart, eyes, ears, nose and the endocrine system. This technique also stimulates circulation of the cerebral-spinal fluid and lymphatic system. Participants share that the effect of receiving a treatment is profound relaxation (with the ability to still drive home.) When treatments are received regularly, certain disorders may be positively affected. Please see testimonial below.

    What You Can Expect to Learn in this Hands-On Training:
    • Understand N.A.T.'s purpose and function
    • Learn how to give the basic N.A.T technique for stress-reduction
    • Receive a healing session in this technique yourself
    • In addition, you'll learn a variation of the N.A.T. technique for the reduction of depression

    In addition, learn what additional oils Gary Young, creator of N.A.T., has used to successfully treat Parkinson's Disease.

    Only Young Living Oils will be used in this class.

    Workshop Fees:
    Please call to register and for a list of oils: (845) 866-7822.

    Radiant Yoga Class Cardholders: $49
    (+5 oil fee or waive if you bring your own oils)

    Other Guests: $57 (+5 oil fee or waive if you bring your own oils)

    Past N.A.T. Radiant Yoga Workshop Participants:
    $22 (+$5 or waive fee if you bring your own oils
    Pre-Registration Necessary.
    RadiantYoga.NY@gmail.com
    or (845) 866-7822

    Presented by Janet Gula

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Town of Fallsburg "Rails to Trails" Committee Applies For Grant

    The Town of Fallsburg "Rails to Trails" Committee has spent the past few weeks racing to meet a grant deadline, are pleased to announce they have completed the necessary tasks, and have successfully gotten the application timely filed. The grant is offered by Parks & Trails New York, and if approved for the grant, the Committee will have the necessary funds for a new Trail Map/Membership brochure, be able too create a Town of Fallsburg "Rails to Trails" logo, and launch a fully interactive website.

    The Parks & Trails New York "Capacity Building Grant" provides local parks and trails groups with grants of up to $3,000 to strengthen not-for-profit organizations that are working to build and protect parks and trails in communities across the state. The "Rails to Trails" Committee has paired up with Sullivan Renaissance who graciously agreed to act as our 501 (C) (3) sponsor, making it possible for us to be eligible for the "Capacity Building Grant". The committee would also like to thank our elected officials in the area, Alan Sorenson, Leni Binder, and Steve Vegliante who provided the group with letters of support. Hats off also go to the Brochure sub committee members, with special thanks to Allen Frishman.

    Award recipients will be notified in mid January of 2012.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    MESSAGES FROM OUR PETS -- MEET ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR BRENDA SELDIN!

    Animal Communicator, Brenda Seldin will be in Mountaindale at Radiant Yoga at 63 Main Street on Thursday at 5PM for a Talk which will include some of her Miraculous Experiences working with People and their Pets. In her work, Brenda has helped pet owners solve emotional, physical and behavioral dilemmas and helped many people to better understand and resolve the passing of a beloved animal companion.

    Valuable Life Lessons from Our Pets:
    Lecture, Experiences and Short Animal Communication Demonstration with Brenda 5-5:45 pm

    Yoga Class for ALL LEVELS! ~ Enjoy Gentle Stretching and Breathing to Support our Nervous Systems -- AND our beloved Animals! (Yoga Class for Humans)
    REDUCE STRESS FOR YOURSELF (AND YOUR PET) 6-7:15 pm

    How our Health and Wellbeing Affects our Pets:
    Lecture, Experiences and Animal Communication Demonstration with Brenda 7:30-8:15 pm

    Brenda has helped pet owners solve emotional, physical and behavioral dilemmas and helped many people to better understand and resolve the passing of a beloved animal companion.

    "Loving our animal companions as much as we do, we are always naturally looking for ways to make sure they are happy. What isn't nearly as well-known is that our animal companions have as much love for us as we do for them, and they too want to do everything they can to help us be happy. We can be open to messages and practical advice from them if we don't relegate them to just being a "cute puppy" or a "sweet kitten" for example."--Brenda Seldin
    Brenda Seldin of Pets Communicate has worked as an Animal Rehabilitator in New York City for many years, rehabilitating over 5,000 animals. She now lives in Narrowsburg, NY, and works with pet owners in private sessions. She also teaches Animal Communication Workshops and Natural Pet Health. For more information or to schedule a session: Pets Can Communicate or 845-588-2023.

    Lecture: FREE with Thursday Evening Yoga Class
    First RY Class: $12; Individual Session: $15;
    NEWCOMERS: 30 days unlimited yoga, $39;Children and Young Adults, Ages 10-16: $6
    Other Class Card Options and Weekly Class Schedule: MyRadiantYoga

    Lecture Only: $5 or Donation for the SPCA of Sullivan County in honor of Zoe's Birthday: blankets, towels, paper towels, cleaning rags and supplies, kitty litter, cat condos, cat and dog food, bowls, toys. Volunteer to Walk a Dog or Help in Other Ways
    : Sullivan County SPCA

    Bring a New Friend to Yoga on Thursday and Both Receive a 15 percent OFF your First Sessions with Pets Can Communicate
    New and Veteran Facebook Fans Attending Yoga and Lecture Receive 15 percent OFF First Animal Communication Session with Brenda.

    Directions and Weekly Schedule: MyRadiantYoga
    More information or to RSVP: (845) 866-7822

    While This Blog is On Sabbatical Visit Mountaindale After Dark

    Greetings Sports Fans:

    The Mountaindale NY News blog is being put into the garage for some fine tuning and readjustments. While it is off line, feel free to follow my other blog, "Mountaindale After Dark" that was just recently launched. You will see the same detail given to community events and news, but more of the articles will be cutting edge.

    See you all there...Sherwood

    MESSAGES FROM OUR PETS -- MEET ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR BRENDA SELDIN!

    Animal Communicator, Brenda Seldin will be in Mountaindale at Radiant Yoga at 63 Main Street on Thursday at 5PM for a Talk which will include some of her Miraculous Experiences working with People and their Pets. In her work, Brenda has helped pet owners solve emotional, physical and behavioral dilemmas and helped many people to better understand and resolve the passing of a beloved animal companion.


    Valuable Life Lessons from Our Pets:
    Lecture, Experiences and Short Animal Communication Demonstration with Brenda 5-5:45 pm

    Yoga Class for ALL LEVELS! ~ Enjoy Gentle Stretching and Breathing to Support our Nervous Systems -- AND our beloved Animals! (Yoga Class for Humans)
    REDUCE STRESS FOR YOURSELF (AND YOUR PET) 6-7:15 pm

    How our Health and Wellbeing Affects our Pets:
    Lecture, Experiences and Animal Communication Demonstration with Brenda 7:30-8:15 pm

    Brenda has helped pet owners solve emotional, physical and behavioral dilemmas and helped many people to better understand and resolve the passing of a beloved animal companion.

    "Loving our animal companions as much as we do, we are always naturally looking for ways to make sure they are happy. What isn't nearly as well-known is that our animal companions have as much love for us as we do for them, and they too want to do everything they can to help us be happy. We can be open to messages and practical advice from them if we don't relegate them to just being a "cute puppy" or a "sweet kitten" for example."--Brenda Seldin
    Brenda Seldin of Pets Communicate has worked as an Animal Rehabilitator in New York City for many years, rehabilitating over 5,000 animals. She now lives in Narrowsburg, NY, and works with pet owners in private sessions. She also teaches Animal Communication Workshops and Natural Pet Health. For more information or to schedule a session: http://www.petscancommunicate.com/ or 845-588-2023.

    Lecture: FREE with Thursday Evening Yoga Class
    First RY Class: $12; Individual Session: $15;
    NEWCOMERS: 30 days unlimited yoga, $39;Children and Young Adults, Ages 10-16: $6
    Other Class Card Options and Weekly Class Schedule: MyRadiantYoga.com

    Lecture Only: $5 or Donation for the SPCA of Sullivan County in honor of Zoe's Birthday: blankets, towels, paper towels, cleaning rags and supplies, kitty litter, cat condos, cat and dog food, bowls, toys. Volunteer to Walk a Dog or Help in Other Ways
    : http://www.sullivanspca.com/getinvolved.html

    Bring a New Friend to Yoga on Thursday and Both Receive a 15 percent OFF your First Sessions with Pets Can Communicate
    New and Veteran Facebook Fans Attending Yoga and Lecture Receive 15 percent OFF First Animal Communication Session with Brenda.

    Directions and Weekly Schedule: MyRadiantYoga.com
    More information or to RSVP: (845) 866-7822

    Mountaindale Laundry Room Etiquette

    The good news for Mountaindale is the population of our small hamlet is growing. The bad news for Mountaindale is our population is growing. With this latest population boom we are experiencing comes a certain stress on available services. To relieve some of that stress requires a certain civility among those of us living here and taking the time to realize others are also using those services just as we are, making certain we are attune to their needs, just as we would want them in tune with ours.

    Mountaindale has two laundry rooms, one of which is accessible to all tenants living in properties owned by Diversified Realty Services. The public laundry room has three coin op washers and dryers available for use by the tenants. So that everyone can do their laundry with as little turmoil as possible, we all need to abide by a few simple rules.

    1. Try to schedule your use of the machines at a time when you can be there to swap out your laundry in a timely fashion.

    2. Do not leave your laundry unattended in the machines for long periods of time. The washing machines as example have a 38-40 minute run time, so keep that in mind when you start a load. It is not a good idea to toss your laundry in and then head out for a couple hours to run errands.

    3. Clean up after yourselves. When you unload the dryers, clean out the lint traps so that the machine is ready for the next person.

    4. Wet clothes go in the laundry cart or inside the dryer, not on top of it.

    5. If you have to remove someone's laundry from a dryer try to pile it up in a way that minimizes wrinkles.

    Three washers and dryers may seem more than ample, but with our downtown apartments rapidly filling up, with multiple families living in the downtown of our small hamlet, those machines can quickly fail to meet our needs if we do not all cooperate, and work together to keep the machines empty and ready for the next person to use. Before you just walk away thinking you will be right back, ask yourself how you would feel if you come into the laundry room only to find all six machines are full of clothes and sitting idle.