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April 2012

West African drumming & dance showcase

June 28, 2012

With Ghanaian master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor at First Presbyterian Church, 7pm. 862/697-4174.

West African drumming & dance class

May 24, 2012
May 31, 2012
June 7, 2012
June 14, 2012
June 21, 2012

With Ghanaian master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor in Port Jervis Free Library community room, 6-7:30pm, $5/family suggested. Drums provided. RSVP: bak2roots.com or 862/697-4174.

Spring concert

May 19, 2012

Sacred selections from early American through contemporary Christian performed by Grace Choir at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 7pm, free-will offering. Benefits youth choir camp fund. 845/856-1033.

Meditation class

May 8, 2012
May 15, 2012
May 22, 2012
May 29, 2012
June 5, 2012

"Eight Steps to Happiness" to become a more loving & compassionate person w/ guided meditation, teaching & discussion w/ Buddhist teacher Larry Zampino at The Emerson House, Hotel Fauchere, 7-8:30pm, $10. 845/856-9000.

Autism Speaks bowling fundraiser

May 6, 2012

Gravity Alley, 12:30-2:30pm, $20, 3/$50 incl. unlimited bowling, shoes, food & drink. Raffles. 570/766-5554 or 253-0445.

Large blooms of didymo discovered in Delaware River

DELAWARE RIVER BASIN – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced that a staff scientist last week found extensive mats of the aquatic alga Didymosphenia geminata (also known as Didymo or “Rock Snot”), an invasive species, in the Delaware River. Anglers are encouraged to vigilantly clean equipment to prevent the spread of this invader.  Read more

River etiquette

Many of us experience the unmentionable kayaks, canoes and tubers while fishing. Seems they have no idea, lack caring or simply lack courtesy toward us. How many have come almost on top of us—even knocked us over at times—thrown stuff in the water, splashed uncontrollably, gotten out to take photos and other activities for no particular reason. They’ve just ruined our fishing for at least 30 minutes or longer. Fish see that huge shadow coming over, commotion from paddles and kicking, and immediately flee for their life.  Read more

Car impound in our backyard?

On Tuesday, April 3, our Loomis Area Watch Community attended a planning board public hearing in Liberty, NY for the purpose of considering approval of a Special Use Permit Application. This application was to consider a proposal for an impound recovery yard.  Read more

McTeacher’s a Trojan horse for bad nutrition

As a grandmother and mother of two who took great care in raising nutritionally educated adults, I am utterly horrified and dismayed at the Wallenpaupak school district’s promotion of a “McTeacher’s” Day.  Read more

The miracle of the Upper Delaware

[Below is a written version of the remarks delivered by River Reporter assistant editor Anne Willard on the occasion of receiving a Special Recognition Award from the Upper Delaware Council on Sunday, April 22, for her editorials related to river corridor issues.]

The first time I saw the Upper Delaware River, to the best of my memory, was about 20 years ago. I came up through Port Jervis and drove up along Route 97; and as I was driving the thought that kept on going through my head as I looked around was: “How the heck did this happen?”  Read more