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November 2012

1st Annual Indie Holiday Market

December 1, 2012
December 2, 2012
December 8, 2012
December 9, 2012
December 15, 2012
December 16, 2012

A collective of local artists are coming together to bring you an exciting holiday market full of handmade art, jewelry, cards, knitwear, accessories, furniture, food and more. Buy directly from the artists! Saturday & Sundays through December 16. At The Dock (behind Main Street). 11am-6pm. Contact madamefortuna@gmail.com.

Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn

December 1, 2012

Helena Clare Pittman reads from her new book "Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn. Twenty-five years in the writing, it is based on Helena’s root memories of childhood. 2pm at Domesticities, 4055 State Route 52. Contact 845-482-3333. More info at thecuttinggarden.org.

Pet Food Pantry Drive

November 29, 2012 - December 31, 2012

During these difficult economic times, some families are facing the choice between feeding themselves or taking care of beloved pets. Contact: St.Peter's Lutheran Church, Diane Donahue, 31 West Main Street Port Jervis NY 12771 845-856-1033

Choir Christmas Concert

December 16, 2012

St. John the Evangelist Choir (directed by John Propeack & accompanied by Theresa Gumble) presents its annual Christmas Concert with a twist. The entire program is made up holiday compositions by John Rutter. From the festive to the heart warming, the music will put you in the Christmas spirit. 3-4:30pm. 150 Terrace Street in Honesdale.

New York City Bus Trip

December 2, 2012

Plan a "day on your own" in NYC and enjoy the holiday lights and sights, do some shopping, visit Radio City Music Hall, or do whatever you like. Bus ticket $40. Leaves Port Jervis at 8am, leaves New York City at 5:30pm. Contact Jill W (845) 856-0977 or jillw@frontiernet.net.

Santa in Jeffersonville

December 8, 2012

Come visit Santa and his elves and have your photos taken. Photos will be available online for you to order holiday prints. The proceeds from the $4.00 photo fee will go to our local food pantry. Event sponsored by the Jeff Bank and The Jeffersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. 12-4pm.

Roscoe Holiday Decorating Contest

December 18, 2012 - December 19, 2012

The Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club is pleased to announce a Holiday Decorating Contest in Roscoe. Entries will be judged on artistic merit, suitability and eye appeal. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for both private homes and business/public buildings. Dec. 18 or 19 from 6 - 9 p.m. Contact (607) 498-5545.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

December 8, 2012

The Ann Street School will be hosting Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Hear a special story from Mrs. Claus, make a holiday craft, eat yummy treats, and even have a chance for your child to have a picture taken with Mrs. Claus! 206 East Ann Street, Milford, PA at 10am. $5.00 per child. Contact (570) 296-6124.

November nuances

As colder weather arrives, geese can be heard overhead on their southward flight and deer are in the midst of the fall rut. This is usually the month when the snow starts to fly and the ground turns from brown to white. Migratory species such as bufflehead and green-winged teal can be spotted on waterways through the fall season.  Read more

Alternative copper ammo for hunting

NEW YORK STATE — Gordon Batcheller, New York State’s chief wildlife biologist, is an avid deer hunter who decided he wanted to test for himself the effectiveness of the new copper ammunition now available to hunters. Writing in the current issue of “The Conservationist,” the online publication of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Batcheller concluded, based on his own field tests during last year’s hunting season, that the advanced copper bullets and shotgun slugs worked very effectively.  Read more