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February 2011


April 11, 2011 - December 26, 2011

Knitters, stitchers & crocheters meet at Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, Mon., 6-8pm. 845/252-3360.

Chess for fun

April 8, 2011 - December 30, 2011

Learn, play & enjoy the secrets of chess at Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, Fri., 6-8pm, free. Open to all levels. 845/252-3360.

Book discussion

April 21, 2011 - December 15, 2011

Tusten-Cochecton Public Library, 3rd Thurs./month, 6-8pm. 845/252-3360.

Our Country Home Fall 2011

Published quarterly, Our Country Home is chock full of stories, ideas and ways to help readers make the most of their country living experience. From showcasing area businesses, homes and gardens, to offering design tips and recipes, to DIY projects and support for sustainable living, Our Country Home is the go-to place for creating the haven of your dreams in the Upper Delaware River valley. The magazine appears as a stand alone and on line, and its beautiful presentation is sure to inspire renewal and creativity.

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Solar in the Snow

“If I were a parent with school-aged kids and wanted them to learn science, I would start them out with this.” So said Ed Wesely, who is fascinated with the technology related to the 24 solar panels that were installed on Barbara Yeaman’s house in Milanville, where Wesely also resides. Initially, Wesely said that he was completely indifferent to solar, but once the panels started generating power on October 7, 2010, he quickly became a convert.  Read more

Poetry at Philip Hone

HONESDALE, PA — The Philip Hone Gallery has announced a new workshop, Poetry Creation, to debut on Thursday, February 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be sign-ups for a literature and poetry group immediately following. The event is a poetry free-for-all for those who love to tell stories and be creative. Mort Malkin will help participants create poetry in a group setting.  Read more

Ice fishing

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Hurleyville Fire Department, in cooperation with the Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission, will hold its 23rd annual ice fishing contest on Saturday, February 12 on Morningside Lake off of Brickman Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will take place the day of the contest at the lake, and costs $5 for adults and is free for those 15 and under.  Read more

Winter fun in Wurtsboro

WURTSBORO, NY — The Wurtsboro Board of Trade will hold a family fun day, featuring an ice carving contest, on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The carving time for the contest is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also among the activities will be a chili cook-off, and a Valentine’s Day show featuring the talents of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance. A mini indoor street fair with vendors and Kettle Corn will be available for your shopping pleasure. The local library will host an inside craft area, with a book reader for the children, sponsored by the Mamakating Friends of the Library.  Read more

SnowFlow celebrates water—crystal pure

CATSKILL STATE PARK, NY — SnowFlow, a collaborative event between several organizations interested in creativity, sustainability and organizational awareness, will take place from February 11 to 13 at the Full Moon Resort in the Catskill State Park and Forest Preserve. It is one of several ongoing collaborative projects designed to raise public awareness and bring together artists, activists, naturalists and concerned citizens into settings that inform, support and energize participants into making a difference.  Read more

The Met simulcast live at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan is participating this season in the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Metropolitan Opera: Live In HD.” The next presentation will be John Adams and Alice Goodman’s opera, “Nixon in China,” on Saturday, February 12 at 1 p.m.

The series consists of simulcasts of operas as they are performed live at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York’s Lincoln Center, shown in the school’s Seelig Theater. Tickets cost $20 each for general admission, and $10 each for students.  Read more