It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – inside Sands Ring Homestead anyway. Members of the Cornwall Historical Society and the Friends of Sands Ring were busy decorating the homestead, on Monday, in preparation for this Saturday’s Shop Hop and the upcoming holiday tours on Dec. 3.
The two organizations joined forces to adorn the tables, windows, and fireplaces with scented candles, fruit, ribbons, and long pine needles to make the homestead look like a 1760 Quaker home during the holidays.
Louis John Miller
September 23, 1944-November 14, 2017
Lou John Miller, also known as “Butch,” of New Windsor, entered into eternal rest on Nov. 14 at his home. He was 73 years old.
The son of the late Louis John Miller and Adelia Ann (Cargain) Miller, Lou was born on Sept. 23, 1944 in Bridgeport, Conn.
The museum at Village Hall recently acquired a genealogical book that belonged to the Stillman family. The acquisition was a gift from Nathaniel Stillman, a former Cornwall-on-Hudson resident.
Village Historian Kathleen Christensen reports that the book includes documentation, pictures and a family chart that dates back to the birth of Charles Stillman in 1810.
Helen M. Contarino
September 24, 1939-November 12, 2017
Helen M. Contarino, of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest at home on Nov. 12 with her loving family by her side. She was 78 years old.
The daughter of the late Henry Govier and Helen (O’Regan) Govier, Helen was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in the borough of Manhattan.
Helen was retired after working as a National Credit Manager for Arrow Electronics in Purchase, N.Y.
One of the most often produced high school plays in the United States is hitting the Walter Reade, Jr. Theatre this weekend. The Storm King School Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present “Almost, Maine” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Director Anne Fulton said the play is perfect for the students because it consists of nine scenes, but each one is a self-contained play. All but two students have just one part, so no one is under a ton of pressure to learn lines. Each scene is about 10 minutes long. Seniors Scott Rolon and Jack Besterman have roles in two of the scenes
Mildred Dyseven Gayton
Died November 4, 2017
Formerly of Cornwall
Mildred Dyseven Gayton, 83 of Jacksonville, N.C. and formerly of Lake Harris Landing in Leesburg, FL. and Cornwall, N.Y., passed away Saturday evening at her home in Jacksonville.
Mildred worked for many years as a Leesburg Regional Medical Center Volunteer. She loved music, and especially enjoyed any and all musicals ranging from Broadway to local productions.