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Class at the Hurleyville School

Bob Cole, Bill Cole, Sheldon Bockman, Jerry Garfinkel,
Bobbie McCarthy, Mike Schwartz, Lester Hummel,
Judith Farquhar, Dolores Cross, Irma Kozachuk
and Lois Rosenberg are some of the students in the photo.
Can you name anyone else?



Fannie Cohen (on the left) and friend...early 1950's

Fannie and her husband, Isadore,
owned the Columbia Star House on Whittaker Road.



Cast Members
of a play
at the Hurleyville School

from left to right:
Ruth Ann Rexford, Sheldon Bockman,
Mick Shindler, Lois Rosenberg, Judy Hedmen,
Robert Turner, Raymond Everett and Mary Shaddock.
Do you know who's holding the clock?

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Lebel Wichinsky and Sol Levine...
between Wichinsky's Bakery and Sullivan Dairy - 1950's

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from left to right...
top row:
Blabe Levine, Hyman Levine, Jeanette (Levine) Gilman,
Jules Gilman, Blanch Levine, Milton Levine
bottom row:
Jeanie Levine, Ida Levine, Anna Levine,
Lazarus Levine, Sara Levine

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Sullivan Dairy...1950's

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Bobby Penski...1950
The Village Tavern became
the Chug-a-Lug
which became
Christopher's Restaurant.



Saundra Bockman and Mel (Mendy) Greenstein...1951
Saundra's Sweet 16 Party at the ballroom at Ernie's Bar & Grill



The Pins & Needles 4-H Club
1951...at the Hurleyville Public School
from left to right...
top row:
Florence Turner (Club Leader), Mrs. Hillman
middle row:
Merilyn Jacobson, Karen Hillman, Ginger Turner,
Michelle Walter and Judy Gainen
seated:
Francine Gordon



The Witches of Hurleyville...1951
from left to right...
top row:
Francine Gordon, Merilyn Jacobson, Karen Hillman,
Judy Gainen and Ginger Turner
bottom row:
Roberta Todras and Stuart Wilson



More Witches of Hurleyville...1951
from left to right...
top row:
Michele Walter, Patty Oesterreich, Iva Kozachuk and
Joanne Knapp
bottom row:
Roberta Todras and Stuart Wilson



Hurleyville Public School Play...1951
3rd from left: Steven Wichinsky
4th from left: Lana Levine



The Columbia Farm Hotel Golf Course...1952



The Giants parade on Main Street in 1952...
the first year of the Fallsburg Little League.
Vic McCarthy is the last player in the row on the left.
One of the Lungen brothers is the first player in the row on the right.



Hurleyville Public School Columbus Day Play
"More Precious than Gold"...October, 1952
Steven Wichinsky is seated on the floor.
Lana Levine is seated on the right.



Main Street



Hurleyville Cub Scouts...1953



Who is #3?

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Jacob Levine and his mother, Anna...
Jacob's Bar Mitzvah...1955...
Guests included:
Herbie Gold, Francine Gordon, Helen Griff, Karen Hillman,
Merilyn Jacobson, Eileen Kaplan, Bob Kunis, Flo Misner,
Joel Proyect, Pam Turner, Stuart Wilson, Teddy Winitsky

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Mel (Mendy) Greenstein...1955

Mendy's stage name was Mel Lester.
He was a professional singer for nine years
appearing in hotels in the 'Borscht Belt'.
Mendy also had a half hour weekly radio show on WVOS
and appeared on a WOR-TV talent show in 1953.



Bockman's...1955



Hurleyville Public School Play
John Bullock, Harvey Miller, Warren Krum, Robert Franklin,
Diane Farquhar, Norman and Jerry are in the photo.
Steven Wichinsky is holding the trumpet.
Lana Levine is standing
on the right in the front row.



Perk's Market



Race down Baker Hill
from left to right: Richie Farquhar, Vic McCarthy and Jim Magie
The boys raced down Baker Hill, crossed Main Street
and continued onto Hope Street.
Richie Farquhar won the race.

A Parade past
Komet Hardware and Lester's Market
May, 1955



Halloween Play
Hurleyville Public School
October 28, 1955
Teacher: Fannie B. Wood
from left to right...
top row:
Steve Gordon, Debby Burstein, Fannie B. Wood,
Kathy McCarthy, Clifford Eltz
middle row:
Bonnie Makofsky, Claudia Wichinsky, Cheryl Wichinsky,
Dede Efromson, Michael Goldstein, Who's the Witch?
bottom row:
Carol Krum, Bette Jacobson, Joan Lawrence, Jeannine Chausey,
David Gordon, Mark Kramer, Mona Todras, Julian Scheer



The Penski Bike Squad...1955
Udell (Phil and Sylvia Penski's son), Judy, Bobby and Frank Penski



Hurleyville Boy Scouts...1956



Second Grade School Play..."Teenie Weenie Snowman"
Hurleyville Public School
February, 1956

from left to right...
top row:
Eddie Kostrna, John Tully, "Snowman" Bob Perlkin,
"Jack Frost" Sammy Hillman,
bottom row:
Lorraine ?, Louise Cross, Patricia Conklin



Third Grade School Play
Hurleyville Public School
March 1957
Teacher: Mrs. Wegman
from left to right...
top row:
Robert Penski (dwarf), Pat Smith, Sam Hillman (bear)
Eddie Kostrna, Raymond Simmons, Steve Kozachuck,
Linda Witherell, Sheppy Salon
middle row:
Arlene Schmuckler, Barry Jacobson,
Robert Cross, John Shaddock
at the table:
Johanna Yaple, Kathleen Hussey
bottom row:
John Tully, Elaine Klangartner, Louise Cross,
Mike Mentnech, Eugene Lowe, Alfred Scheer



Fannie B. Wood
teacher, Hurleyville Public School...1957

Jenny and Joe LaRuffa's Wedding
St. Mary's Mission Church
December 21, 1957





1958
from left to right...
top row:
Mrs. Murran, Mrs. King, Mrs. Ryan
middle row:
Nancy McCarthy, Charles Levine, Rebecca Salon, Dennis Schwartz
bottom row:
John Halchak, Michael Makofsky, Bruce Sabinsky, Merle Dill



Kindergarten at Hurleyville School...April 3, 1959
from left to right...
standing:
Mervin "Butch" Hobby, Jimmy Kracht,
Mabel Wood, Rich Halchak,
Charlotte Hewlett, Craig Rexford
on horseback:
Marc Wichinsky
seated:
Irene O'Neil, George Levine, Debbie Dainack,
Brenda Julkerski, Beverly Yager, "Who Is This?"



Grade 2 at Hurleyville School...1959
from left to right...
standing:
John Borgia, Ward Young, Donnie Simmons, Gary Fleischer,
Oscar Patton, Ivan Miller, Miss Murran, Michael Hussey, John Miller,
John Kozachuk, Merle Dill, Jack Halchak, Mark Carlson, Sam Williams
back row:
Nancy Hewlett, Kathleen Kile, Enid Schwartz
third row:
Robin Gordon, Sharon Kollander, Brenda Devoe
second row:
Janet Witherel, Udell Penski, Audrey Moskowitz
front row:
George Lewis, Rita Richman, Riza Richman



Milton Levine and Robert Kennedy
campaigning for John Kennedy in Sullivan County.



Lebel Wichinsky and his daughter, Ceil Wichinsky Mack,
in a sleigh driven by Runnymede Hall aka Chibook...1959.
Lebel used the sleigh to transport
Dr. Harry Jacobs on house calls when winter storms
made the roads impassable.

St. Mary's Church, the future home of St. Mary's Community Center,
is in the background.



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