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June 2011

Natural & manmade history of D&H Canal

June 26, 2011
August 13, 2011

Learn about D&H Canal w/ Gary Keeton at Basha Kill. Meet at DEC access rd., 10am. 845/386-4892.

Blooms & butterflies

June 25, 2011

Find varieties of butterflies & flowers w/ John Kenney at Basha Kill. Meet at Haven parking lot, 10am. 845/436-6046.

Car wash to benefit summer camp

June 25, 2011

There will be a car wash to benefit the Recovery Center's Support Safe Summer Camp and Sunshine Getaway Camp on Saturday, June 25 at the center, 396 Broadway, from 11am to 3pm. The camps serve children seven to 16 years old. Call 845/794-8080, ext. 117.

Beginning Spanish classes

June 28, 2011

8-wk. class at Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, 2x/wk. (Tues. & Wed.), 5:30-7:30pm, $128. 845/794-0017.

Antique truck show

July 17, 2011

Music, food, races & flea market at Green Acres field, 8am-4pm, by donation. Trucks, tractors, old equipment, cars & motorcycles welcome to show. 570*937-3432.

Pig roast

July 12, 2011

Fundraiser for the PA Committee for Affordable Housing at American Legion Post 139, 6-9pm, $60/couple. 570/296-9445 or 296-5589.

Gas news at a glance

Marcellus Shale expo set for June 25  Read more

Stourbridge sees bountiful harvest

HONESDALE, PA — Surviving monsoon-like rains and spells of August-like temperatures, the raised beds of the Stourbridge Primary Center’s new vegetable gardening program produced a bounty of lettuce.

Grown and harvested thirty-five days after planting by the school’s eight second-grade classes, enough lettuce was produced to include a serving in the school lunch of every Stourbridge student (455 total) on the last full day of the school year. There was plenty to go around, including for those that requested second and third helpings.  Read more

The television star

Six weeks ago, I received an unusual request from our friend Misako Ishimura. Misako is a member of the Japanese Women’s Fly Fishing Organization. She wanted me to participate in the making of a fly fishing film that would be sponsored by the Shimano Tackle Company of Japan, the tentative title being “Fly Fishing in the Catskill Mountains of America.” The show is to be shown on Japanese television. Misako, or “Misa” as she prefers to be called, is such a wonderful, bubbly little lady it was impossible to refuse her plea.  Read more

A walk around the block

What marvels may be seen, out there amidst the green? Each of these images (also see photos at top left) was photographed within walking distance of The River Reporter’s office on Erie Avenue in Narrowsburg, NY, proof that one need not venture far to find something fascinating in the natural world. Take a stroll today—and don’t forget your camera!