Pine Hill Library has programs in keeping with rural life

Want to learn about beekeeping? How to tap your own maple trees? How to cook for people with dietary restrictions? How to help relatives with Alzheimer’s? Classes on these topics and many more are offered at the Morton Memorial Library in Pine Hill, as programming expands under new library director Tasha Ortloff.

The hamlet of Pine Hill, on the western edge of the town of Shandaken, has a population of 275. Nevertheless, the Morton Library’s March 5 beekeeping workshop drew 20 participants, eager to learn how to set up hives in their own back yards.

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