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February 2011

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The Best of 2011

Every year, The River Reporter asks its readers and constituents to choose services and people in the community that are the” best of” whatever they do. Categories included in the Annual Readers’ Choice Awards range from organizations and businesses such as youth centers, places of worship and farm markets to artists and photographers to movie theaters, b and b’s and banks, to hospitals, vets and yoga clinics. Need a reliable plumber or a caring dentist? Want to spiff up your yard or fix your roof? Consult the Readers Choice Awards to find the best of the bunch.  Read more

Bethel Woods Season Preview 2012

This collection of small glossy magazines, published during the Bethel Woods season, includes the official playbill of Bethel Woods. The preliminary issue contains a preview of the season as well as information about The Museum of the Sixties at Bethel Woods. Future issues include the playbill for each of Bethel Woods’ outdoor pavilion shows and a guide to the eight-week annual Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods. The guides are chock full of information about where to stay, where to eat and shop, and how to enjoy your stay in the Upper Delaware River valley.  Read more

Explore Honesdale

This attractive guide to historic Honesdale, PA is all a visitor needs to become acquainted with the thriving Wayne County seat. Honesdale has a rich train history, a well preserved historic district and an old stone jail to explore. Honesdale’s Main Street has exploded in recent years with new bakeries, shops, boutiques, farm markets and art galleries. You will find the old and the new, the unusual and the traditional here.

The Innkeeper, 2012

The Innkeeper, published every spring, is an attractive, small glossy guide to the region’s romantic getaways, antique stores, art galleries, boutiques, shops and restaurants—everything you need to make your visit to the region special. Each issue also features an in-depth interview with the proprietor of an area inn, Well written and beautifully designed, The Innkeeper never fails to deliver.

For advertising information please contact Barb Matos, Sales Director at 845/252-7414, ext. 34, or sales@riverreporter.com.  Read more

Camp Emily

The faces are tan and smiling. A beautiful beach stretches out behind them. The moon is reflected in the waves that crash against the shore. The young faces are lit by the blue green light of a pool. They are smiling, laughing. It’s New Years Day, 2011, just after midnight.

The moment is frozen in time. A group portrait.

To go from working all the time to being on vacation is a strange thing. It’s a shift that is so drastic it shakes my core and makes me feel like a completely different person. My work self and my vacation self are two sides that never meet.  Read more

Sundance

I don’t realize how nervous I am until after the screening at the packed, 1300-seat, Eccles Theater in Park City, UT when the anxiety fades. And it isn’t until the last frame of the film hard cuts to black and the credits roll that I know for sure it’s gone off without a hitch.

The film plays well, with laughs and gasps in all the right places. I’m at the Sundance Film Festival with a movie I edited called “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and I breathe a massive sigh of relief.  Read more

By the light of the silvery moon

I love astronomy, and Moonlight Drive is just around the corner from the house, but a blurb I read in The River Reporter calendar had me curious enough to venture a little farther from home to observe the heavens with other like-minded folks.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), located in Dingmans Ferry, PA, offered me (and a few unsuspecting friends) the opportunity to join forces with a group of nature lovers on what was described as a “short hike to a scenic overlook to watch the full moon rise.”  Read more

A rose by any other name

I’m pretty sure that it’s not just the dry weather that has me scratching my head. As I dug out the truck and headed off to the Alliance Gallery ( ArtsAllianceSite.org ) in Narrowsburg, NY, I was struck by how quickly another year has elapsed. Once again, love is in the air—but not for me. “Be Mine Also,” a group show celebrating love, kicked off a three-week exhibit, curated by Mary Greene and Rocky Pinciotti, with poetry, “found art” and enough romance to easily last me another 12 months.  Read more

Dancers of the Dawn

Something beautiful and affirming has been happening at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale. It involves a group of women, each very different from the other, and a master teacher who is able not only to skillfully execute and teach an exotic and captivating form of dance, but to bring out each woman’s unique ability to experience self-transformation through the process.  Read more