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August 2011

A Summer Mystery Part 4: The conclusion

Detective Brown wanted them all there by 3:30 p.m. sharp. Some had grumbled that they would have to get out of work early. But they all said they would be there.

Brown arrived last but had sent his partner ahead to secure some evidence and keep the peace. He suspected that tensions could be running high.  Read more

Chrysanthemum sale

September 17, 2011

Hosted by Milford Garden Club at Remembrance Place, 9-11am, rain or shine. 8" pots $10, 3/$25, 4/$30. Larger pots $20. 570/686-2168 or 491-5663.

YMCA 5K run/walk

September 17, 2011

Support the Wayne County YMCA w/ a 3.1 mile walk at Wayne Highlands track complex, registration 7:30-8:45am, walk 9am, rain or shine. or 570/253-2083.

Local woman arrested in Tar Sands protest

Virginia Kennedy of Dingmans Ferry, PA was arrested on August 20 in front of the White House during a peaceful sit-in organized by Tar Sands Action to stop the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline.  Read more

PEEC holds Harvest Festival

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature old-time activities and seasonal exhibits, including candle making, arts and crafts, and food preservation.
There will also be interpretive hikes, hands-on learning stations, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, beverages and a live animal presentation by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Pre-registration is not required and the admission costs $5 per car. Visit

‘Friday Night Jazz’ leads off jazz festival

LIBERTY, NY – The Liberty Jazz Festival will come to town this weekend, sponsored by the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Liberty Parks & Recreation Department, the Liberty Community Development Corporation, Gitlin & Associates, Jeff Bank, Thunder 102 and other community businesses. On September 2 at 7 p.m., the festival will feature “Friday Night Jazz,” with Galen Pittman on the piano, at the Liberty Museum & Arts Center at 46 South Main Street.
Admission is free. Call 845/292-2394.

Towpath Trail goes under again

The Towpath Trail, which runs along the Delaware River underneath the Roebling Bridge in Minisink Ford is depicted at left, on August 25. The photo on the right was taken on August 29 at the same location following Hurricane Irene’s visit to the region. The National Park Service has been attempting to restore the walking path since 2009, but various flooding events such as this one have prevented the permanent re-opening of the trail.

Dust Poets play at Catskill Distilling

The performance of the Dust Poets at Catskill Distilling has been canceled.

BETHEL, NY — The eclectic chamber folk ensemble Dust Poets, will perform at the Catskill Distilling Company on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. The group draws on folk, bluegrass, gritty alt-country and ‘60s soul, while tackling topics such as homelessness, loss, life on the road, and the pitfalls of an oil-crazed culture. Tickets cost $16 in advance, or $18 at the door. Call 845/252-6783 or 583-3141.

Jeff Fest’s duck race approaches

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — This year’s Jeff Fest, with its centerpiece duck race, will be held on Saturday, September 17. The duck race will occur at 1 p.m., with a total of 1,500 ducks swimming. The first-place duck will win $300, second place $200, and third place $100. A total of 17 merchant “Pokey Duck” gift certificates will be won by the slowest last place 17 ducks.  Read more

GALA events

REGION — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Catskills (GALA Catskills) has two events planned for Labor Day Weekend. It will hold a barn sale on Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 6752 Rte. 52 in Lake Huntington, NY, two miles from the intersection of Routes 17B and 52.  Read more