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January 2013

Catskill Art Society new exhibition: 'Near and Far'

March 2, 2013

Three person exhibition of photographs from Judith Meyerowitz, Gordon Gilbert and James Carney, and horizontal travel scrolls and accordion books of Kalika Stern, at the CAS Arts Center. Artist talk 2pm, opening reception 3-5pm. Light refreshments. The show runs until April 7. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org or call 845/436-4227.

Emergency repairs to begin on Narrowsburg Bridge

NARROWSBURG, NY — After a recent inspection of the Narrowsburg Bridge, a 15 ton weight limit for single vehicles and 27 ton limit for combination vehicles like tractor trailers was placed on the bridge over the Delaware River. Emergency repairs are scheduled to begin in mid-March. From mid-March until the end of May, the bridge will be open to a single lane of traffic during the day, controlled by flaggers. At the end of each day, the bridge will be opened to two lanes of traffic, but the weight restriction will remain in place.  Read more

Grace Lutheran Church installation service

February 10, 2013

Grace Lutheran Church will hold a formal installation
service for two interim pastors, Rev. Dr. Norman David of Boston, MA and Rev. William Louie of Queens, NY at 11am.

Knitting and crocheting Skill Share

February 9, 2013

An open event for knitting, crocheting, darning, mending and sewing hosted by Transition Honesdale at the Chamber of Commerce community room, 3-5pm. Visit www.transitionhonesdale.org.

Sullivan County manager issues a flood watch effective from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: “The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Flood Watch for Sullivan County that is effective from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.  Read more

Who’s hungry?

I recently enjoyed observing a 9-year-old girl wake to the pleasures of bird watching. Joei Marie is the recipient of an introductory birding kit I purchased from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Using the birding log and identification materials included in the kit, Joei began her “life list” by observing the birds that visited our feeders.  Read more

Learn to grow your own veggies

HONESDALE, PA — Penn State Master Gardeners in Wayne County will host a four-week series on vegetable gardening presented by Judy Trudgen, Master Gardener, at the Penn State Extension Office, 684 Park St. The dates of the course are February 5, 12, 19 and 26 all from 6 to 8 p.m.  Read more

Cross-country skiing across the region

REGION — With a white winter upon us, the season is affording cross-country skiers ample time out on the snow. For beginners and advanced skiers alike, there are many guided cross-country skiing excursions that are offered in our area.  Read more

Combined energy

WEST POINT, NY — “United we stand; divided we fall,” a phrase originally attributed to Aesop in his fable “The Oxen and the Lion,” and later to Patrick Henry in 1799 as he denounced the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, has resonance when it comes to team efforts in sports. While teams are comprised of individual players, their unified and unselfish dedication to the team effort is what produces success. In track and field, a sport that is often perceived as an aggregate of individual efforts, the most salient example of teamwork is manifested in relay races.  Read more

Freedom’s just another word...

Or is it? My dictionary defines freedom as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” We are lucky, here in the “land of the free,” though far too often we take our rights and freedoms for granted. We have the right to freely vote to elect the candidates of our choice; we are free to take to the streets to demonstrate or protest what we do not like; we are free to bear arms (definitely a hotly debated topic of conversation throughout the Upper Delaware Valley these days).  Read more