News & Views
Zimmerman maintained an article about Chichester for
has been a very rewarding month for your local historian.
Eva Quick, long-term Chichester resident and nearly forty-year
community correspondent for several local news publications
including the Ulster County Townsman, recently donated
her five chronologically arranged scrapbooks of writings
to our Town by way of yours truly. The first article, “New
Writers Send Shandaken News”, dated July 21, 1961 from the
Catskill Mountain News, indicates that Eva started
her local record-keeping career with them earlier that Spring.
the time of their writing, local correspondent columns represent
day-to-day occurrences in the lives of local residents.
Over a period they become historical documentation of births,
marriages, deaths, real estates changes of ownership and
an array of other usual and unusual activities not always
readily or easily available from any other source, if available
at all. Included are excerpts from Chichester winter-month
articles secured from the Eva Quick collection.
anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Osborne on their
first, Jan.10...Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fox on their twenty-fourth,
birthday to......Carol Ann Gilsinger, Barbara Fallig and
Harold Quick on Dec. 30....
Bennett was a patient in Catskill Memorial Hospital...due
to injuries...when his car skidded and went over an embankment
on Palenville Mountain....His car was completely demolished
Singer slipped and fell against a power saw.....while working
on a snowy bank for the Town of Shandaken Highway Department...
Anne Newman is showing three paintings at the annual Christmas
show and sale of the Woodstock Art Association...
Damages Local House.....owned by Christopher McGuire and
Viola Kisane of Brooklyn...the one-story frame building
was completely destroyed....
Craig....son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Craig...was promoted
to vice-president of the Kingston Trust Company.....
f. Whitney Hose Co....was called to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. James Zimmerman...to extinguish a blaze in the car.
The car caught on fire as Mr. Zimmerman was warming it up.....(O.K.,
I promised I would never tell...but the fire was caused
because of a rock Uncle Jim placed on the gas pedal of the
unattended car to accelerate warming.....Sorry, Uncle Jim...wherever
Harvey Kuschner of Silver Hollow fell while skiing Tuesday
and broke her leg....
Justices Edwin France and Richard Murphy, with Shandaken
Supervisor Raymond Dunn, attended their last meeting as
voting members of the town board. The new board is to consist
of a supervisor and four councilmen....
Sweet Weds Carl Benjamin....they were united in marriage
Saturday. March 16th at the home of his brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Benjamin in Lanesville.
and Mrs. Gordon Corey...and Earnest Hanel had Christmas
Dinner with their brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs.
Quick of Shokan opened the Alamo Service Center in Phoenicia....He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Quick of Chichester (Eva
cannot recall very many winter stories told to me by my dad, Charles H. Zimmerman, who was born in Chichester on December
19, 1907. Yes....mounds of snow, as evidenced by early Chichester
photos,... and the smell of freshly baked breads and pies....but
one story I distinctly recall.....that of frozen chamber
pots every time you went upstairs to the unheated portion
of the house.....Does anyone not know a chamber pot?
a very merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and the Happiest
of New Years”.....from the Chichester NEWS (almost
any year), Eva Quick, correspondent
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