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April 2011

‘La Bella Figura’

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery focus on nudes and figures, like this painting by Al Rosser, in its April show titled ”La Bella Figura,” a collaborative effort of its co-op artist membership. It will open on April 7, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Read more

The Living Building Challenge: transformative development

REGION — Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower, a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable sources, captures and treats all of its water. Imagine a city block sharing resources from building to building, growing food and functioning without a dependency on fossil fuel-based transportation. Imagine true sustainability in our homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically benign.  Read more

Cultural program grantwriting seminar

April 27, 2011

Grants available for non-profit organizations to present/produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. First-time applicants must attend free seminar at Sullivan County Visitor's Assoc. conference room, 4/28, 6pm, public welcome. RSVP by 4/27: 845/252-7576.

Cultural program grantwriting seminar

April 22, 2011

Grants available for non-profit organizations to present/produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. First-time applicants must attend free seminar at Delaware Arts Center, 4/23, 11am, public welcome. RSVP by 4/22: 845/252-7576.

Callicoon Democratic Club meeting

April 20, 2011

Lanza's Restaurant, 7pm, all welcome. 570/482-4739.

Interfaith Community Passover Seder

April 20, 2011

Meal shared by Jewish & Christian communities in Good Shepherd Church parish hall, 7pm. Benefits Ecumenical Food Pantry of Milford.

Second hearing on drilling zoning amendment

Of the 20 citizens who spoke at the second public hearing on proposed amendments to the township’s zoning ordinance affecting gas drilling, only two spoke in favor of the changes.  Read more

Gas battle gets personal

“This has to stop,” said local filmmaker Josh Fox, whose highly publicized efforts to enhance awareness of the impacts of natural gas extraction have drawn the attention of detractors, increasing character attacks and escalating incidents of vandalism at his family property in Milanville.  Read more

Narrowsburg gas drilling sign: It’s not the message, it’s the size

Members of the appeals board repeated several times that it was not the content that was being objected to, but rather the size of the sign, which clearly is larger than the four square feet allowed by town code.  Read more

DEP ‘clarifies’ drilling inspections

A memo leaked on March 30 seemed pretty clear. Notices of violation (NOV) could not be issued by gas drilling inspectors without first getting approval from headquarters.  Read more