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August 2012

10-year anniversary

As of last Sunday, I’ve lived in New York City for 10 years; that’s almost exactly one third of my lifetime.

I knew it basically to the day. I knew it because the kids and parents were lined up around Rubin Hall on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street last Sunday for NYU’s move-in day. That was me 10 years ago; literally, I stood in that line.  Read more

Resurrected mansion to focus on health stays; sewer extension considered for 17B establishment

The rebuilding of the White Lake Mansion on Route 17B has been in the planning phase for at least three years. It has now progressed to the point where the town board is considering an extension of the Kauneonga Lake Sewer District to accommodate the project.  Read more

Mum sale supports Milford Garden Club

MILFORD, PA — Milford Garden Club is holding its second annual mum sale. Sales will be on a pre-order basis only. Mums are available in 8- and 14-inch pots. Also available are decorative kale and cabbages in 8-inch pots. Mum colors are red, bronze, yellow, rust, white and purple. The cabbages are available in green and purple. The kale is green only. The 14-inch pots are offered at $20 each. The 8-inch pots cost $10 each, three for $25 or four for $30.

The garden club is celebrating 75 years of civic service and beautification this year. The mum sale supports its efforts.  Read more

Many hands make light work of cleanup

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — “When I arrived at the site and looked down the bank, I thought, ‘this is going to take all day’,” said Town of Highland Supervisor Andrew Boyar, an avid fisherman involved with regional fishing organizations. Boyar was pleasantly proven wrong as more than 30 volunteers showed up to contribute their efforts to a riverbank cleanup organized by longtime river advocate Lee Hartman on August 11.  Read more

Tree walks planned for Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Guided walks and talks about the trees on the grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, are planned for Saturday, September 15 at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.  Read more

Did killer have relationship with victim’s mother?

According to people familiar with the situation, 56-year-old Rodney Ezrapour, who according to Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards, shot and killed Kristina Sue Adams before turning the gun on himself, at one point had a relationship with the victim’s mother, Cindy Adams. This has not been confirmed by Edwards or state police.  Read more

CCC celebrated at Promised Land State Park; New GPS tour launched, featuring CCC sites

Three hearty seniors, whose sense of humor hasn’t diminished with time, recently attended the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival at Promised Land State Park (PLSP) in Greentown. The former “CCC boys” wasted no time in being useful once again as they grabbed shovels and got to work planting a commemorative serviceberry tree near the Masker Museum, which houses an interesting display of CCC artifacts and historical information.  Read more

Just a weekend in the country

When Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics for “A Little Night Music” back in 1973, it’s unlikely that he was thinking about my weekend, or, for that matter, this part of the country. Even mid-week, I was whistling a happy tune, though—blissfully unaware that the Stone Temple Pilots (STP) and I don’t really agree on what a little night music is.  Read more

Varden conservation day

GREENTOWN, PA — There will be a conservation day held at the Varden Conservation Area at Promised Land State Park on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

There will be food provided by the Boy Scouts and activities for all ages, including a birds of prey demonstration, fiddle music, fishing contest for kids under 16 and guided trails. Visit www.vardencon servationarea.com or call Promised Land State Park at 570/676-3428.

Help out with the Big Eddy Film Festival

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sponsors and volunteers are currently being solicited for the first Big Eddy Film Festival, scheduled for Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. A venue for new independent films, the event, produced by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in collaboration with the newly formed Catskill Film Commission, will be held at the Tusten Theatre at 210 Bridge St.  Read more