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June 2011

Boy Scouts Troop One celebrates 100 years

One of Wayne County’s oldest traditions is celebrating 100 years of service—Troop One of the Boy Scouts of America.

The troop is perhaps the oldest scout organization, if not in America, at least in Pennsylvania and is the longest continually operating Boy Scout troop.

Chartered in 1911, just one year after the birth of the organization, Troop One lists as one of its alumni General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962.  Read more

Sojourn swiftly approaching

The opportunity to paddle one of the last free-flowing rivers in America as part of one of the oldest river sojourns in the nation will soon be here when the 17th Annual Delaware River Sojourn transpires on June 18-25. Early bird savings are still available to those who register by June 5.  Read more

Memorial Day remembrance in Honesdale regales the community

Despite displays of storms and thunder in the morning, the weather cooperated perfectly as the Honesdale community came out in big numbers on Memorial Day to honor its veterans and residents now serving in the military. Streams of spectators crowded every side of the route from the upper borough to
Central Park where a dedication ceremony was held.  Read more

Highland receives first WTC artifact

Sirens sounded in the Town of Highland on May 25, no doubt stirring memories of the sirens signaling the horrific events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City. This time, the crowd clustered at the town hall in Eldred awaited the arrival of the first World Trade Center artifact to be awarded in Sullivan County.  Read more

An all-day party surrounds the Trout Parade

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The eighth annual Trout Parade will be held on Saturday, June 11. Attendees can expect to find fishy fun along Main Street from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. including specialty foods from local vendors, an arts and crafts fair and children’s activities. The parade will step off at 1 p.m., led by the 2011 Grand Marshal Ramsay Adams, executive director of Catskill Mountainkeeper.  Read more

Old hippies never die…

They go Phishing. Well, this old hippie did anyway. Sort of. With so much talk about the band “Phish” (that I had never heard of) coming to town, I debated with myself over how to write about it. I knew little about the group itself ( www.phish.com ), but from what I gathered, this was to be no ordinary concert at the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center ( www.bethelwoodscenter.org ). It was to be more of an “event,” since the group (and their faithful followers) would be in Sullivan County for three days.  Read more

Weekend of Chamber Music 10th anniversary celebration

July 24, 2011

Chamber music festival interns rehears & perform at Nesin Theater, 3pm, by donation. WeekendofChamberMusic.org or 845/887-5803.

Chamber music festival gala grande finale

July 23, 2011

Music by Reger, Brahms, Respighi & Bunch at Eddie Adams Farm, pre-concert talk 7pm, concert 8pm. Meet-the-artists reception w/ light buffet follows, $30. WeekendofChamberMusic.org or 845/887-5803.

MusicTalks!

July 20, 2011

Chamber music festival w/ Mozart & musical wizardry at North Branch Inn, 7:30pm, $15. WeekendofChamberMusic.org or 845/887-5803.

'Tea Time Concert'

July 16, 2011

Chamber music festival w/ Andrew Waggoner at Eddie Adams Farm, pre-concert talk 4pm, concert 5pm, $25 incl. refreshments. WeekendofChamberMusic.org or 845/887-5803.