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August 2012

Heal Thy Pet

August 18, 2012

Learn alternative paths to healing for pets from Brenda Seldin & Kristy Boki at The Sanctuary of Oils, 6:30-8:30pm, $25. RSVP w/l Brenda: 845/588-2023, RSVP w/ Kristy: 570/503-6471.

Animal communication workshop

August 11, 2012

Resolve a pet's emotional and/or behavioral issues at Tranquility Salon & Wellness, 1-4pm, $50. Bring a photo of current pet that needs help. RSVP: 845/588-2023.

Smorgasbord

August 18, 2012

St. Mary's Hall, 4-7pm, adults $10, ages 6-12 $5, under age 5 free.

A stellar 'Kiss Me Kate' in Tusten

[Lucy Jan-Turan is a student interning at The River Reporter this summer.]

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Opera Company continued its Shakespeare-themed season with “Kiss Me Kate,” a Cole Porter musical that originally opened on Broadway in 1948, at the Tusten Theatre on July 29. Having never seen this particular musical before, and not being familiar with “The Taming of the Shrew,” the Shakespeare play on which it is based, I entered the theatre with virgin eyes and ears.  Read more

CFFCM gets Italian sister

CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY — At the ninth annual SIM (Italian School of Fly Fishing) Fly Fishing Festival, held in Castel di Sangro on June 23, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) and the International Museum of Fly Fishing Stanislao Kuckiewicz established a relationship to exchange history, information and friendship to preserve and promote the universal language of, and interest in, fly fishing.  Read more

Become a Master Gardener

FERNDALE, NY — You can learn to become a Master Gardener through Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County through a 15-week training program that will begin September 6 at the Gerald J. Skoda Education Center. Up to 20 individuals will be accepted into the program after an application and interview process.  Read more

Discovering butterflies

THOMPSON, PA — Naturalist David Trently will lead a nature walk at Florence Shelly Preserve to discover and identify butterflies on Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m. He will lead participants through the diverse 400-acre protected nature preserve to find butterflies in some of their preferred habitats: fields, woods, and wetlands.  Read more

Fully fledged

Since March, I and thousands of other fans of the great blue heron have thrilled to the close-up observation of a pair of herons, and ultimately their five chicks, thanks to a live webcam hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY.  Read more

Webinar offered on Act 13 decision

REGION — Penn State Extension will host a special webinar titled “A Blow to Act 13?: The Impact of the Commonwealth Court’s Decision on Local Zoning and Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania” on Thursday, August 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. This webinar is free and open to the public, and will be of special interest to municipal officials and attorneys.  Read more

Casey bills would promote gas industry

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced the STATE Natural Gas Act, which would allow states to determine the best way to invest in the natural gas industry.  Read more