Jeffrey Weyer timed the recent opening of his store, Riverside Remedies, to coincide with December’s Dickens on the Delaware in Callicoon. “The public celebration brought lots of people to town,” he recalls, “and our ribbon-cutting ceremony helped announce this new business to the community.” Riverside Remedies is now ready for its first big season as a full-service pharmacy. It also stocks a selection of cards, gifts, toys and basic housewares.
For nearly two decades, Weyer worked with his father, Bob Whipple, at his ski shop and doing general contracting in the off-season. He also found work intermittently as a cook, deck hand and landscaper, making him something of a jack-of-all-trades—not unheard of for someone born and raised in Sullivan County. Later, he went back to school to get licensed as a funeral director, so he can help out whenever needed at his wife’s family business. But when his mother, who has a dental practice in Callicoon, expressed a need for a local pharmacy, Weyer didn’t hesitate to dive into another field. Customers of all ages and from every walk of life frequent the store and he is proud to be providing a much-needed service to his fellow residents.
A big fan of the outdoors, Weyer refers to the Upper Delaware Valley as “picturesque, serene and breathtaking.” In his free time this summer, he can be found at the swimming hole on Plank Road in Forestburgh, hiking at Mullet Falls in the Neversink Gorge and boating on Swinging Bridge Reservoir in Monticello.
39 Lower Main Street, Callicoon, NY