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March 2011

Letter to Carol Collier of the DRBC

The Delaware River Basin Commission [DRBC] already has had the inestimable benefit of my previous verbal and written comments on its drafting of regulations for the gas drilling industry. Pitfalls still may abound, but we are assured that we are in good hands at the DRBC.

Of course, we have other champions, hard at work insuring responsive government. Former Governor Ridge of Pennsylvania no doubt works tirelessly for the people of Pennsylvania, having had his economic concerns allayed by a near-million-dollar annual champion’s fee from the gas industry.  Read more

Libraries: the great equalizers

One of the most disturbing things about hard economic times like those we now face is that the institutions that sometimes seem to be the first on the chopping block are those that serve the most basic of our common needs and aspirations. The privatization of Sullivan County’s Certified Home Health Agency, discussed in last week’s newspaper, which stands to remove a last recourse for home health care for the many in the county not fortunate enough to be insured, is one example.  Read more

Turkey dinner

April 6, 2011

Elks Lodge #1545, 5-7pm, adults/take-outs $9, under 11 $5, under 5 free. Public welcome. 845/292-3434.

'Gallery Talks'

April 7, 2011

A look at Jeanne Esposito, Honesdale's celebrated & collected artist w/ talk by Petros Voutsanesis "Feminine Power & the Arts" at Philip Hone Gallery, 7pm. philiphonegallery.com.

Museum at Bethel Woods

April 2, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Open 4/2-5/27, Thurs.-Sun., 10am-5pm; 5/28-9/5, Mon.-Sun., 10am-7pm; 9/8-12/31, Thurs.-Sun., 10am-5pm. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Exhibit: 'Spaced Out! The Final Frontier in Album Covers'

April 2, 2011 - June 26, 2011

Exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1st American in space at Bethel Woods Museum through 6/26, adults $15, ages 65+ $11, ages 8-17 $9, ages 3-7 $4, under 3 free. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Golf outing

April 25, 2011

Hosted by Central Vol. Fire Dept. at Woodloch Country Club, $95 includes breakfast, golf, green fees, cart, cookout, contest w/ prizes, door prizes. RSVP: 570/685-5605.

Talent show

April 9, 2011

Fun-filled evening of family entertainment at Presbyterian Church, 7pm, $5 suggested, $10 family. Refreshments. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. 845/887-4346.

Concert: Daryl Hall & John Oates

June 15, 2011

"Do What You Want, Be What You Are Tour 2011" at Bethel Woods, 8pm, $29-$95. Jimmy Wayne opens. 800/745-3000.

WCAA Sunday night cinema

April 10, 2011
April 17, 2011
April 24, 2011
May 8, 2011
May 15, 2011
May 22, 2011

Films of reality & illusion, preceded by short intro & followed by discussion. 5/8: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind;" 5/15: "The Wooden Man's Bride;" 5/22: "The Ruling Class" at Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, 7pm, $5 suggested. No film 5/1. 570/253-6850.