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May 2011

Locks of love

It is estimated that 80% of those who donate their locks/long hair to others in need of hair are children. That would certainly describe Jordan Patzuk, who at the age of four made the very mature decision to have twelve inches of her trailing locks lopped off.  Read more

Ten thousand bottles of sauce

Back in November 2009, Jill Padua closed her catering business in order to focus solely on producing Jill’s Kitchen Open Sesame Sauce, which had been a hit with her customers. The first bottling came in March of 2010, and about two weeks ago, bottle number 10,000 was purchased at Peck’s Market in Jeffersonville.  Read more

The ‘snow birds’ are back

The arrival of April and May marks the start of nature’s spring concert with spring peepers and American toads singing near wetlands. Not to be outdone by the amphibians, many warblers and other passerines arrive to contribute to this concert. The melodic call of the wood thrush heralds its arrival from wintering grounds in Central America; this singer is shy and hard to spot, but its song is very distinct as it seeks a mate for the upcoming breeding season.  Read more

It’s pond stocking time

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District is holding its annual bass and minnow fish stocking program. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation, you also may want to consider grass carp or barley straw.

If you are interested in stocking your pond with largemouth bass, fathead minnows or grass carp, and/or purchasing barley straw, call 845/292-6552, ext. 101 and request that an order form with a price list be mailed to you. The district wil accept orders until Friday, June 17.

Woodstick at the fly fishing center

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will host a group of European, Japanese and American modern craftsmen who will gather to share the craft of traditional tackle making at Woodstick on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

In addition to international guests, a group of selected vendors specializing in classic tackle will be on hand for demonstrations, answers and sales.  Read more

Help Roscoe win national contest

ROSCOE, NY — Having made it through the first round of the World Fishing Network (WFN) contest to be named the “Ultimate Fishing Town” in the United States, Roscoe now needs help to be awarded the ultimate honor. The winning community will receive $25,000 to improve fishing access, as well as a cable TV episode about the town. The final voting round began at 12:00 noon on May 10 and will continues through May 31.  Read more

Asian brush painting

July 24, 2011

Paint on rice paper or silk using hand-ground ink & watercolor at CAS Arts Center, 3 Sun. through 8/7, 11am-3pm, members $175, non-members $195. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Botanical art: drawing & watercolor

July 23, 2011

Learn how to depict native plants, local flowers & foliage in a landscape background at CAS Arts Center, 3 Sat. through 8/6, 11am-4pm, members $175, non-members $195. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Intro to abstract acrylic painting

July 16, 2011

Basic study of painting, color & dynamics at CAS Arts Center, 7/16, 1-4pm; 7/17, 1-3pm, members $60, non-members $75. RSVP: 845/436-4227.

Plant Swap & Bake Sale

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Beautification Group will hold its annual Plant Swap & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mews on Main Street, between Narrowsburg Roasters and The Nest. If you have more plants than you need, bring them along and swap them for someone else’s extras. If you’d like more plants for your own garden but don’t have anything to swap, make a monetary donation to the Narrowsburg Beautification Group. For those who wish to drop off plants or baked goods on Friday evening, please call the NBG ahead of time to make arrangements.  Read more