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September 2012

Building supply truck overturns

Two tow trucks strained to right a building supply tractor trailer that overturned when the driver failed to negotiate the turn onto Route 112 toward Lake Huntington. The truck was from Mariotti Building Products in Old Forge, PA. The Lake Huntington Fire Department and the New York State Police got the call at about 7:30 a.m. on the morning of September 4. The driver, who was not immediately indentified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Catskill Regional Medical Center’s Grover M. Hermann Hospital Division  Read more

Groundwater study underway in Upper Delaware

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER — An effort to better understand the magnitude and significance of groundwater discharge (GWD) to the hydrology and ecology of the upper reaches of the Delaware River is underway.  Read more

Progress on the Whitewater Park; river bottom being studied

Three years ago, when Port Jervis officials were looking for a way to revitalize the waterfront in the city, Adam Hubbard, a kayaking enthusiast, also known as a paddler, suggested that the city follow the lead of Boulder, CO and construct a whitewater park in the river. City officials investigated the idea, and quickly adopted it as a goal. Hubbard became chairman of the Port Jervis Whitewater Committee, and the project is moving forward.  Read more

Blue moon

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Rare it is when a calendar month features two full moons, the second of which is referred to as a “blue moon.” Thus the expression “Once in a blue moon” describes something that seldom happens. Under the glow of an August 31 blue moon, Sullivan West’s 2012 football campaign began auspiciously with a pair of rarities by beating Chester, a team that thrashed the Bulldogs a year ago, and doing so in the most unlikely manner by dint of last-second drama.  Read more

Meet the Locavore Challenge

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Big Eddy Farmstand will take up the Slow Food UpDeRiva/NOFA-NY third annual locavore challenge on September 15 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Gerard’s River Grill—a restaurant which, appropriately, overlooks Narrowsburg’s Big Eddy.  Read more

Cornell Maple Marketing Webinars

LIBERTY, NY — Starting on Thursday, September 6, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County will offer the Cornell Maple Marketing Webinar Series at its office in the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Webinars are presented on the first Thursday evening of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. These webinars from Cornell University are designed to help you design your retail, wholesale, bulk or other marketing strategy. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Email or call 845/292-6180 to RSVP.

NPS holds stormwater system demo

BEACH LAKE, PA — Partners and local businesses are invited to observe installation of a stormwater filtration system at the NPS Headquarters Office, 274 River Rd., on Thursday, September 6 at 1 p.m. The installer and park staff will talk with participants following completion of the project, anticipated to take approximately one and a half hours from start to finish.  Read more

August 30, 2012 - September 6, 2012

Edna Marie Lord of Whiting, NJ, entered into rest on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. She was 84.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY.
Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Warwick.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen’s Church 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY 10990; or Schervier Pavilion, 22 Van Duzer Plaza, Warwick, NY 10990.

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Eric & Andy

Did they really camp it up?” a friend asked when I returned from a nephew’s wedding. “Well, no” I said. “They’re the straightest gay couple I know.” Not that it wasn’t a fun wedding—it was. The reception was held in an artist cooperative near Rochester, where the artists also serve as staff for events that foot the bill for studio space. Their artwork is everywhere. There is a whole room dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, but she was not the mascot for Eric and Andy’s wedding.  Read more

Delaware River Biophilia

While walking on River Road just north of Callicoon, I try sometimes to put into words the sounds the Delaware makes as it surmounts or swirls around rocky obstacles or runs over slanting beds of stone and rock. One morning, I came across the following in an essay by Ray Collier, a British nature writer (he is standing on the high bank of a river in his country): “Below me the waters seemed to be in a desperate hurry to reach the sea as they gurgled and splashed around boulders and small islands.”  Read more