Cornwall Life

MICHAEL FALCO      Publish date: 17 May 2019

I certainly don’t expect you would recognize these good people from Cornwall. Not in their ‘otherworldly’ costumes! Yes, a caravan is headed from Cornwall out to Pine Bush this Saturday, May 18. Point blank – this is the Annual Pine Bush UFO Fair and Evening Speaker Conference! The way I understand it this is “Out-of-this-world family fun with costumed characters and aliens of all shapes and sizes!” UFO Museum & Paranormal Center, all-day live music, kid’s activities and games, food, art and craft vendors, UFO novelties, and pop-up street performances. I, for one, am intrigued by what is touted as the “Alien Beauty Pageant.” Indeed! If you want something more there is the free fair day ‘Speaker Tent’ hosting notable paranormal speakers and authors discussing “Pine Bush, its UFO history and beyond.” 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Main Street, Pine Bush. Not to be missed, I am told by Cornwall-types, is the UFO Parade! Kindly note Admission fee for the separate evening speaker conference on UFO and paranormal topics from 4-9:00 p.m. at the Town of Crawford Government Center. Government?! Oh, no. Now it’s starting to sound like “X FILES.”

Care to nosh al fresco? Be in Cornwall-on-Hudson this weekend for the Grand Opening Celebration of the PEPETETTINI TO GO DELI. 2 Idlewild Avenue. In case you haven’t checked it out as yet, this is a new Breakfast and Lunch Deli. Located at the entrance to the former Storm King Theatre. In fact, you pass through the former movie theatre doors. The immediate front portion of the former theatre lobby has been converted into a mini-deli. Check out the sub sandwiches and also the salads. Of immediate note: Step out for the weekend-long GRAND OPENING; May 17th thru May 19th. Lots of samples and sales. RIBBON CUTTING Friday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. with Mayor COYNE and the Chamber of Commerce. Of particular fair-weather interest; the PEPETETTINI Restaurant owners have opened their outdoor patio for you to sit and enjoy your take-out items. The Outside Cafe seating is available to you as a Deli patron until late afternoon. Time is then needed to convert the patio for the restaurant’s evening dinner guests. Bon Appetit!

KRISTIN OBERLE, Cornwall Central High School graduate and current Science Research Instructor with Newburgh Free Academy, cordially invites the public to attend the Seventh Annual Science Research Symposium. NFA North Campus – the former North Junior High School. Monday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. This Symposium features the work of senior student presenters. The evening’s keynote guest speaker is TOBY G. ROSSMAN, Ph.D.; Professor of Environmental Medicine – NYU. Topic: “Where there’s smoke, there’s toxicity; Climate change makes it worse.”

FRED LINDLAW, of Cornwall-on-Hudson, is delighted to share happy news regarding the very recent “Habitat for Humanity Walk for Housing.” As I understand it, on April 28th combined efforts raised over $54,000. Fred especially notes “The Methodist & Friends Build raised $8,484.06 to date. Methodist & Friends is a coalition of 7 area Methodist Churches working together in a common cause to support Habitat for Humanity. People have been very generous. Thanks to all who sponsored participants at this annual event.”

Bannerman Island opened for a new tour season on May 03. NEEDED – TOUR GUIDES, LICENSED CAPTAINS, DECK HANDS AND VOLUNTEERS! The Bannerman Castle Trust is seeking tour guides, volunteers and someone to run the gift shop on Bannerman Island. They are also looking for licensed captains and deckhands. Call for complete information: 845-831-1001. Here’s your chance to visit mysterious and historic Bannerman Island on the Hudson River! The tour boat for these tours, the Estuary Steward, departs from the waterfronts in Beacon and Newburgh.

Cornwall – bring your car(s) this Saturday, May 18, to the front of the Cornwall United Methodist Church, 198 Main Street, for a Car Wash! 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. Support the youth of this church as they work to raise funds for their 2019 summer Appalachia Service Project. They tell me they will make your cars shine! Wash & Vacuum – $10.00. Donations towards the service project also welcome!

Side dish: “When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.” – Erma Bombeck


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