By Gary Slutzky

At our July board meeting, the Mountain Top Historical Society board members recognized Sidonia Palace for her service to the group. They noted with great appreciation that Sidonia was among the founders of the MTHS. It was a brief article in the Windham Journal in 1972 when Sidonia was the editor, that brought together a few people interested in preserving local history. By 1974, that group had a charter as the Mountain Top Historical Society. For 42 years, Sidonia has been a vital part of that organization as a member, board member, editor of the Hemlock newsletter, volunteer at the Visitors' Center, and MTHS representative at lectures and other events. Sidonia's term as board member has ended and she decided not to run for another term, but she will still be seen around the campus as a valued volunteer. Greet her with a smile and a thank you when you see her there!



Our thanks to the team of National Honor Society students and their advisors from Hunter Tannersville Central School who volunteered to help the society get ready to open the campus for the season. A great bunch of people. We wish them continued success at HT, and to those who are about to graduate, our best wishes as they begin a new phase in their lives and education.