Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Ian Atkins, 43, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced in Sullivan County Court to 11 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for the daytime burglary of a home in Fallsburg. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The final presentation of the Delaware Valley Opera’s season “Shakespeare Sings” will be a festive concert celebrating the poetry, theater and music based on Shakespeare’s plays on Saturday, August 25 at 8 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre.
Called “All’s Well That Ends Well,” the event will highlight dance, theatrical scenes, songs and operatic numbers presented by 10 present and past singers of the company. They will be singing songs that they especially love in an informal setting. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Wally Lake Fest will take place this year from August 24 through 26, with activities and events all around the Lake Region.
Returning events will include the open market fair; the boat, watercraft and Seadoo show; live music; tours of the dam; free sailboat rides; the boat parade; and the tour de towpath bike ride among others. Read more
ARTHUR J. BOSSERT
Arthur J. Bossert, a lifetime resident of Lake Huntington, NY, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at home. He was 90 years old.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Cochecton Cemetery, Cochecton, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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GLEN SPEY, NY — Internationally acclaimed pianist Soheil Nasseri will be featured at the next performance in the Town of Lumberland Cultural Series, presented at Lumberland Town Hall, 1054 Proctor Rd. on Sunday, September 9 at 3 p.m. Hailed by The New York Times as “consistently interesting… consistently thoughtful… a vivid imagination,” Nasseri will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Handel and Hersch. Read more
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a “Migrate to PEEC” Family Nature Getaway Weekend from Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3. There will be interpretive hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, tie-dye, campfires and more. The fee of $205 per adult ncludes three nights’ lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch. Child, commuter and day rates are also available. Pre-registration is requested. Call 570/828-2319 or visit www.peec.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) will hold its annual benefit art auction on Saturday, August 25 at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center near Hawley.
Part of this year’s Wally Fest (see page 13), the auction features works of art by over 30 local artists. This year’s theme is “Crate Expectations,” and the artists have created colorful “containers” of all kinds. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History continues its program of historical presentations at 1 p.m. on August 26, when noted children’s author Jan Cheripko elaborates on the dramatic, not-so-famous story he tells in “Caesar Rodney’s Ride: The Story of an American Patriot,” an award-winning book for young adults describing Rodney’s ride to Philadelphia to cast a crucial vote on the Declaration of Independence. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — There will be a Contra Dance at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. Contra dancing is a style of partnered folk dancing found around the world but particularly popular in the United States. A live band will play traditional jigs and reels, while a live caller will lead participants through various traditional dances.
There is no need to bring a partner, or to have experience. Suggested donation is $10 per adult, free for kids under 15. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.