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June 2011

See Milford’s secret gardens

MILFORD, PA — The Milford Garden Club’s Secret Garden Tour will take place on July 9 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be eight gardens on view this year. Featured gardens are located within easy driving distance of downtown Milford. The locations of the gardens are “secret” until the day of the tour.  Read more

Farewell and good luck to Eldred’s Class of 2011

ELDRED, NY — The morning of June 25th was an exciting day for the graduates of Eldred Central High School (ECS). What started out as a cloudy Saturday event turned into a pleasant and sunny celebration. The 50 soon-to-be graduates made their way to the stage to the traditional graduation melody played by the school band, which was followed by the National Anthem sung by Courtney Hofaker.  Read more

Honesdale council approves pharmacy project

HONESDALE, PA — It’s official. CVS is coming to the intersection of lower Main Street and Fourth Street in downtown Honesdale.  Read more

Scholarship golf outing

August 14, 2011

Lochmor Golf Course, registration 12:30pm, start 1:30pm, $100 incl. cart, greens fees, lunch, dinner, on-course refreshments & awards ceremony. Benefits Rotary Club of Monticello scholarship program. 845/794-6639.

Summer youth program

June 29, 2011 - July 6, 2011

Programs encouraging children to explore the Delaware River ecosystem at Zane Grey Museum. Pre-school-1st grade: Thurs., 10:30am, 7/7-8/18. Ages 7-12: Wed., 10:30am, 7/6-8/17. RSVP: 570/685-4871.

Library holds community writing project

SULLIVAN COUNTY, PA — The Western Sullivan Public Library system and Sullivan West Central School District are jointly sponsoring a community writing project for the summer of 2011. Entitled “Got a Minute? Let me tell you!,” this program is designed to encourage community residents of all ages to write personal statements expressing important beliefs, ideas or messages. These might be seen as personal “editorials,” or as meaningful personal statements that individuals want to share with others.  Read more

Fort Delaware: a new day dawns

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Everything I wear requires two forms of documentation to the time period I represent,” historic interpreter Mark Walter told students gathered around the assemblage of artifacts on display at Fort Delaware Museum in Narrowsburg during Student Days recently.

Mark, a member of the New York branch of the American Longrifle Association, portrays a farmer and hunter from 1763 as a volunteer at Fort Delaware, a living museum of colonial history located within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, a unit of the National Park Service.  Read more

Fireworks and more

BETHEL, NY — The Town of Bethel’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 3 at dusk on Kauneonga Lake.  Read more

Get me to the church on time

I think about writing all of the time—and especially this column. As I plot out the details of the coming week, the column begins to take on life in its own ever-changing, capricious way, almost becoming alive in my anthropomorphic mind as I wend my way through this entertaining, never ending tour of the Delaware River Valley. Sometimes I stop to snap a pic of a baby skunk by the side of the road, and this act alone gives birth to a paragraph or two. Other days, it’s the weather.  Read more

Casey Requests Additional Information on Nuclear Disaster Preparedness

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today sent letters to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting additional information to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place in the event of a disaster at a U.S. nuclear power plant.  Read more