GOING into history, at the end of this school year: middle school education at St Patrick’s Academy. The decision, says Principal Rita M. Kunkel, was prompted by steady decline in enrollment in the higher grades. In addition, there will be no 6th grade schooling during 2006-07; but instruction in that grade probably will be restored in 2007, judging from the size of current 4th grade enrollments. Get it?
GOING into retirement, at the end of this school year, from
GOING to foreclosure auction: an exceptionally pricey property; at
NOT GOING to
GONE, from Catskill’s Home Depot outlet: Mark Ashley, first manager when the place opened in 2004. He has moved on to the company’s
GONE, from public school teaching in Catskill, after 37 years, on account of ill health: Barry Hopkins, artist and foster father of the splendid Greater Sense of Place program. Barry received, and well deserved, a fine write-up by Jim Planck in the Daily Mail of Jan. 27.
GONE, from Lacy Ford (& Lincoln & Mercury & Subaru): J. C. Berzal, erstwhile manager of the used car department. His successor is veteran salesman Jerry Landi. Hence the banner headlines on newspaper advertisements: “Under New Management.” The Lacy boys are still in charge, or will take charge when they get back from winter quarters in
GONE from the boys’ locker room
MAULING. “Calendar of Events” published last Saturday (
APPRECIATING. On this very date, 171 years ago, an adoptive GreeneLander responded to wintry weather with these words:
“My soul dwells in a mortal tenement, and feels the influence of the elements. Still I would not live where tempests never come; for they bring beauty in their train.
I sign not for a stormless clime,
Where drowsy quiet ever dwells;
Where crystal brooks, with endless chime,
Flow winding through perennial dells.
For storms bring beauty in their gtrain:
The hills below the howling blast,
The woods all weeping in their rain,
How glorious, when the storm is past.
So storms of ill, when pass’d away,
Leave in the soul serene delight:
The gloom of the tempestuous day
But makes the following calm more bright.