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May 2011

Traffic turned away at Howard/Abramson Phish-fest venue

BETHEL, NY — On Thursday, May 19, the entrance to the property of Jeryl Abramson and Roy Howard on Route 17B in Bethel was barred and traffic was being turned away as the owners sought to comply with the Town of Bethel’s orders to desist from their plans of hosting a crowd of about 5,000 people for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. The planned event on the property was related to the Phish concert at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, scheduled to take place over all three days of the weekend.  Read more

Kofi Donkor performance

August 7, 2011

West African drumming & dancing at Grey Towers, 3pm, free. 570/296-9630.

Concert: 'Cold Springs Band'

August 7, 2011

Celtic & bluegrass music at Grey Towers, 12noon-3pm, free. 570/296-9630.

Concert: Little Bear

August 6, 2011

Native American flutist & dancer at Grey Towers, 4pm, free. 570/296-9630.

Concert: Fiddlin' Around

August 6, 2011

Folk & fiddle music at Grey Towers, 12noon-3pm, free. 570/296-9630.

Concert: Black Bear Music Conservatory

July 9, 2011

Grey Towers, 5:30pm, free. 570/296-9630.

Garage sale

June 11, 2011

Sullivan County Historical Society, 9am-4pm. Vendors wanted. 845/434-8044.

Neversink Valley Museum

May 27, 2011 - October 28, 2011

"The Million Dollar Club: A Partnership of Giants" exhibit at the museum through 10/28, Fri.-Sun., 12noon-4pm. 845/754-8870.

'And Then There Were None'

June 3, 2011
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June 12, 2011

Agatha Christie's classic at Rivoli Theatre, Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm; adults $15, seniors $12, students $7. 845-436-5336.

Those sweet grass rods

In June 2004, I began the fishing column that I write for The River Reporter with this sentence: “I’m in love again, head over heels in love again.” Readers were momentarily startled by this seemingly public confession of being unfaithful. As they read further they found my new love was seven and one half feet tall and weighed only four ounces. I had gone back to casting an old, long-unused, five-strip bamboo fly rod made by that maverick among rod makers, Nat Uslan. The sweet feeling of casting that rod made me wonder why on earth I had forsaken bamboo for graphite these many years.  Read more