Living in Cornwall November 26, 2021

 MICHAEL FALCO          Publish Date: 26 November 2021 

                         To universal brothers and sisters affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD; November 17 was World COPD Day organized by GOLD and World Health Organization. It is sad to think of COPDers who live in countries where they can’t even get oxygen or medications. World COPD Day reminds us that it isn’t just a village, but the entire World that needs to come together to make a difference. The patient voice, our voice, can help with this. I realize neighbor can help neighbor, family can help family, and we can also engage in advocacy. This annual day is merely one day that we need to realize that we CAN and DO have a voice and can make a difference. 
                         Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of progressive lung disease that is considered preventable and treatable. COPD is characterized by long-term respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and a cough. 
                         We can applaud the efforts of Primary Caregivers, and be reminded that we can still individually be useful and make a difference in this world, which, I believe, can help us cope emotionally. It’s an antidepressant without copay!   
                         Regionally speaking; Regular (firearms) hunting season began (past tense) Saturday, Nov. 20, in many parts of our locality. But there are plenty of parks and preserves in New York and New Jersey that are or include no-hunting areas. Just remember: It’s always a good idea to wear bright colors when outside this time of year, no matter where you go. Easy day-trips from Cornwall include; Minnewaska State Park Preserve (Ulster County). A vast portion of this favorite hiking destination is off-limits to hunters. A hunting map provided by the park shows the zones. Another popular hiking day-trip from Cornwall is Bear Mountain/ Harriman State Parks (Orange and Rockland Counties). Most of this region, with 235 miles of marked trails, is a safe haven for hikers during deer hunting season.  The area of Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks east of I-87 is off-limits for hunting, while the portions of Harriman that are west of I-87 allow hunting.  
                         On the topic of do-able day trips from Cornwall; why not try “Carols with the Cows!” The title alone has me grinning from ear to ear. You can serenade the cows while sipping cocoa at this exclusive holiday event! Join in for a cozy afternoon of carols, cocoa, and cows! Rescue Staff have re-written some classic holiday songs for a festive celebration of the season and their beloved rescued cows. You’ll get to visit Tucker, Daisy, Darwin, Zsa Zsa, and Patty and then warm up with a delicious cocoa, cider, cookies and snacks — all vegan of course! Benefit Tickets for this event are extremely limited — get yours before they sell out! You will find the Catskill Animal Sanctuary at 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY 12477. Telephone, for exact prices and directions; 845-336-8447. Please help rescued animals! 
                         Natal Day greetings in this month of November merrily go forth to Joel Evans;Brian Freitas; Carol-Lynn Bell Ward; Mike Annan; Dierdre M. Sopalski; and Christian Trella. ‘I’ll be singing happy birthday to you twice every time I wash my hands and sending lots of birthday cheer your way. Have a good one!’ 
                         Reminder: St. John’s Church, Clinton Street, A Holiday Event: Soup & Scones to Go! Saturday, December 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. As in the past, this very popular annual event will feature a selection of delicious homemade soups and scones, as well as Christmas white elephant items, costume jewelry, and Bea’s Quilts. HOWEVER, due to Diocesan restrictions, all food items cannot be consumed inside the Parish Hall and will be available forTAKEOUT! 
                         Prayers for gentle healing going forward to NICK MORIBITO, of Hudson Street. Loving Mom, DEBBIE MORIBITO, shared;Nick recently experienced same day surgery in Manhattan. They have a new technique being used on the skull bone. They are taking his own body fat and injecting it into his caved in left temple. No risk of rejection and no opening of his head. It has been a fairly simple procedure for patients so far, prayers appreciated that it is likewise for Nick!” Post-surgery, Debbie has shared: “Nick is feeling great! Swelling and bruising, but minimal pain!” Nick Moribito Nick has been through so many surgeries over the years!  He is indeed, an amazing young man. Prayers for Nick, and his family, indeed! 
                         For your entertainment! A day trip from Cornwall can include a visit on board the popular Catskill Mountain Railroad. This Friday, November 26, from 12 Noon till 6:00 p.m. the especially joy filled and themed ‘Catskill Christmas Express’ begins holiday railroad runs. The Catskill Christmas Express will take passengers on a 60-minute round trip through the Catskill Forest to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. The train stop is located in Kingston, NY. Simply call before you go for complete driving directions and train ticket prices at 845-332-4854.  
                         On this week of Thanksgiving – permit me to share a sentiment that certainly resonates with me. Perhaps it will resonate with you as well; ‘This is not the year to get everything you want. This is the year to APPRECIATE everything that you have.’ 









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