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July 2012

Stop the Frack Attack Rally bus trip

July 28, 2012

Rally in Washington, DC to tell Congress, the President & the world to end the rush to drill, $49. Bus leaves Elks Lodge parking lot 6am, returns approx. midnight. RSVP: org2.democracyinaction.org/o/7037/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=49544

Patriot Connectors meeting

August 9, 2012

"Hands off my Healthcare" event at Wallenpaupack High School, 7-9pm. Speaker: Katy Abram. 570/226-1460.

Sky lantern festival

HAWLEY, PA — On July 28 at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor’s Center, 2512 Rte. 6, there will be a lantern festival as a benefit for Marley’s Mission, a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children who have experienced trauma. Lantern pick-up and festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., with a lantern lighting time of approximately 9 p.m.

Participants will purchase an eco-friendly sky lantern with no wire or wax. When lit, these lanterns will lift into the air, rising miles and continuing for about 10 minutes. They land and decompose quickly.  Read more

Learn about the Lenape Nation

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Shelley DePaul, Assistant Chief of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, will present “The Past and Present of the Lenape People in Pennsylvania” at the Zane Grey Museum on Saturday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. The Lenape have called the Delaware River home for generations. Her talk will utilize primary history regarding the Lenape in Pennsylvania and how they remain active today as caretakers of their homeland and the Delaware River. The program will explore the culture and traditions of the Lenape people who still revere the Delaware River today.  Read more

Port opens its doors for home tour

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Council for the Arts will present its first tour of local historic homes and gardens, “Three Painted Ladies and a Southern Belle,” on Saturday, August 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the four sites in any order during the three-hour period while enjoying live music and refreshments.  Read more

Classic films screened in Callicoon

CALLICOON, NY — Two classic films, “Rules of the Game” and “The Earrings of Madame de…” will be screened at the Callicoon Theater on Saturday, July 28 beginning at 9 a.m. Admission is free for the special event, made possible by a generous patron.

“Rules of the Game,” directed by the French great Jean Renoir, is a light comedy satirizing and skewering the bourgeoisie on the verge of World War I. “The Earrings of Madame de…” is a 1953 classic directed by Max Ophuls, detailing events that unravel after a woman pawns the earrings presented by her husband.  Read more

Call for storytellers

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The story telling group Yarnslingers seeks 10 storytellers for its next session, scheduled for Morgan Outdoors on Saturday, August 11. The theme is your pet’s eye view of you, written in first person from the perspective of your pet (dead, alive, future or otherwise). In the story, all I’s are the pet’s voice, so use your first name as the person your pet is talking about.

Word count is a minimum of 350, maximum of 850, not including title. The sign-up deadline is Friday, July 27, and the story due date is August 3 by 5 p.m. Email yarnslingers@yahoo.com.

Festivals and battles and tours—oh my!

This past week turned out to be educational, informative and entertaining as I careened through the Upper Delaware valley discovering something old and something new (thankfully, borrowed and blue were nowhere to be seen).  Read more

The blueberry trail

This year, the birds alerted me to the wild blueberries. We arrived home from a vacation at the beach to find the front steps littered with the blue splotches of cast-off berries. It was as good an announcement as any of the ripening bushes in our old fields.  Read more

Against the Delaware resolution

[The below is an abbreviated version of a statement delivered to the Town of Delaware Town Council by Jen Watts at the July 18 regular meeting.]

We are Jen Watts and Brian Caiazza, and we are full-time residents, taxpayers, property owners, business owners and parents of two young boys on Robisch Hill Road in Hortonville. We are here today to speak out against the pro-drilling resolution passed by our town board at last month’s meeting.  Read more