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April 2012

Morton headlines at RiverFolk

CALLICOON, NY — RiverFolk Concerts will feature Lois Morton at a concert at Jeff Moore’s house, 29 Head Rd., on Saturday, April 14. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature a raffle to benefit Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) for its Savor the Arts event.  Read more

High school art show displayed at CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Sullivan County BOCES, in partnership with the Catskill Art Society (CAS), will present the CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show from April 14 to May 6. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, April 14 at CAS, located at 48 Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m.  Read more

SUNY Sullivan holds “Back to the Fuchsia” women’s day

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — What could be better than a day set aside where women can come together to learn, share and have a really good time? There is such a day and it’s called “Back to the Fuschia,” the 16th annual Celebration of Being a Woman conference, on Saturday, April 28 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Professional comedian Robin Fox will be the keynote speaker.  Read more

Garden club has diamond anniversary

MILFORD, PA — This year the Milford Garden Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Starting off a year of celebratory events, it will hold a special luncheon on Tuesday, April 17, at 12 noon, at the Carlin Gardens Inn in Slate Hill, NY.  Read more

Celebrate PA Opening Day with Community Fish Fry

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host its third annual Community Fish Fry on Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. After dinner, there will be a short canoe paddle on Front Pond. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under.  Read more

Tickets on sale for Roscoe garden tour

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Fourth Annual SullivanArc Garden Tour will feature an exclusive look at private gardens in and around the hamlet of Roscoe on Saturday, June 23. Tickets are now on sale.

The guided bus tour will leave from the Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club, where the tour ends with a complimentary wine and cheese reception. It is hosted by SullivanArc, Sullivan Renaissance and Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce to benefit the SullivanArc Horticultural Program.  Read more

Harbinger of spring

I was on a hike on a trail in Shohola during mid-March when I spotted what appeared to be a butterfly flying in the distance. I waited and watched as it landed nearby. What butterfly flies around in March when it is still cold and several weeks from “greening up” time?

The answer was soon obvious as I got close enough to identify this dark-colored butterfly with a yellow fringe around its wings. I was looking at a mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiope) on a late winter jaunt. One of the nicknames for this species is “Harbinger of Spring.” It did indeed make an early appearance.  Read more

April 14 Marks Opening Day of Trout Statewide

Harrisburg, PA – With fishing license sales up by more than 20 percent, anglers from across the state are showing that they are ready to fish their favorite spots on April 14, which marks the traditional opening day of trout.

John Arway, executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), says opening day is a special time that families and kids look forward to every year.  Read more

March 30, 2012 - April 5, 2012

Death Notices

GARY AMSTERDAM
Gary Amsterdam of Tenafly, NJ and Bethel, NY died suddenly on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
The funeral and burial were held March 21.
Donations may be made to Alpine Learning Group, 777 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.

RICHARD ALLAN BRUSH SR.
Richard Allan Brush, Sr. passed away at home on March 10, 2012.
Memorial arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

EDWARD M. HESS  Read more

Livingston Manor man arrested for Criminal sale of a firearm

On April 3, 2012, State Police at Liberty, with the assistance of the Town of Fallsburg and Village of Liberty Police Departments, arrested David Rivera, age 31 of Livingston Manor after an investigation into the sale of a loaded handgun in the Village of Liberty.  Read more