All posts by Erin Quinn

Fred Riley is fixing the crumbling roof at the First United Methodist Church of Highland

Fred Riley is fixing the crumbling roof at the First United Methodist Church of Highland

Former Town of Lloyd building inspector Fred Riley has made it his mission to fix the crumbling roof of the First United Methodist Church of Highland on Vineyard Avenue almost single-handedly. This house of worship was built in 1869 and has long served as the centerpiece of the hamlet. Having weathered many a storm, and at least three roofs later, the church steeple was about to collapse before Riley stepped in and decided to do something about it.

New Mohonk Consultations chair Marty Irwin plans peace conference

New Mohonk Consultations chair Marty Irwin plans peace conference

For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House has served as a gathering place for local, national and international leaders to focus on ways of promoting peace, environmental protection and civil rights. Founded in 1869 by the Smiley family, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mountain House. In honor of this milestone the owners have teamed up with Mohonk Consultations to offer a weekend-long peace conference from November 1 through 3, titled “Creating and Sustaining Peace.”