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January 2013

Crone talk: an afternoon with author Marcia Nehemiah

HONESDALE, PA — A winter afternoon reading by local author Marcia Nehemiah will be hosted by the Sanctuary of Oils, 61 Commercial St. (The Holmes Building) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 with a snow date of Sunday, January 27. Nehemiah’s book, entitled “Crone Age,” is a compilation of eight profiles of octogenarian women. It offers an examination of what it means to lead an inspired life as an older woman. Discussion will follow the reading.

RSVP is required. The event is free, but contributions for the Sanctuary are welcome. Contact mayasblends@gmail.com, or 570/468-7350.

‘Be Mine Forever’: An exhibition about love at Alliance Gallery

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Be Mine Forever,” the fifth in a series of five exhibitions featuring photographs and poetry celebrating love, opens on Saturday, January 26 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alliance Gallery, 37 Main St.

The “Be Mine” series marries these two art forms to express the stages of romance, heartbreak, matrimony and lasting love. The poetry will be transformed and displayed as a “poem object,” a physical rendition of the poem’s central image or images.  Read more


The first days back from a vacation are always glowing. It’s warmer than I expected it to be and it’s nice to be home. The vacation is still fresh in my mind; I can still feel the sun radiating off of my skin and the soothing relaxation in my bones.

I’m happy to be home; I enjoy the familiar sights and sounds; I get back into my routine. New York is a great city to come back to. I’m always struck by that upon returning from a trip. The first few days are full of doing all of your favorite things, all the things you missed while you were gone.  Read more

Does anybody really know what day it is?

Does anybody really care? I’m not just perplexed about the day, but the month as well. My morning stroll with you-know-who was a little confusing today. After a week of clouds, fog, rain and ice, the thaw gave way to actual sunshine, and the illusion that spring had sprung was in full force. Momentarily unsure that it was still January, I needed to clear the fog in my brain and checked the calendar to be sure. Sure enough, according to the computer, it’s still winter... but a pop-up banner caught my attention (www.library.thinkquest.org).  Read more

State park welcomes playtime in January

PROMPTON, PA — Smiles abounded on the faces of the young and the young-at-heart at Saturday’s Winter Trail Day held at Prompton State Park, PA. It was a day for embracing the white stuff and all of the outdoor winter fun that goes along with it.  Read more

January 10, 2013 - January 17, 2013

Charles (Chuck) Leo Fitzsimmons

Charles (Chuck) Leo Fitzsimmons of Scranton, PA died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 3, 2013. He was 47.

Cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory. Memorial services will be held in the spring with full military honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Marine Corp League or St. John the Evangelist Parish, 414 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431.

Lawrence V. Freiermuth  Read more

Our new kitten

Our new kitten purrs like a lawn mower. At night I hear her motoring down the hall to jump on our bed, walk across our faces, and lick our fingers. Her loud, vibrating purr seems to say: “I am here. Get up and play with me.…”

The kitten is my daughter’s Christmas present. It just worked out that way. We had tried to adopt her earlier in the season, but between the vet’s schedule and her immunization timetable, she arrived just before Christmas. Rocket, our dignified, older cat, woke from her nap, quickly sized up this turn of events and ran yowling under my son’s bed.  Read more

A new course for county government

Right now, all nine Sullivan County legislators are facing some difficult decisions in terms of how to set a new course for county government that envisions fiscal responsibility, ethical conduct and smaller, leaner government. The six new members of this group, with a year of experience under their belts, are considering important changes to address significant problems of prior administrations and to build a better county government.  Read more

Ned Lang’s response to Town of Tusten attorney Clemente

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank Mr. Mayer of The River Reporter for recording and reporting my comments at a recent town board meeting concerning the actions of the Town of Tusten attorney Jeffrey Clemente and the Town of Tusten itself. You were dead on in recording the statements concerning Clemente and the Town of Tusten and as usual, Clemente is dead wrong.  Read more

Saving Milanville’s Post Office

Our Milanville post office may look small, but it is really bigger than we can measure. Its place in our community as an independent post office is a vital connection to our federal public services as mandated in the Constitution. The closing of our post office in Milanville will be a contradiction and violation of the U.S. Postal Service Mission Statement in Section 101(a) of Title 39 of the U.S. Code, known as the “Postal Reorganization Act.”  Read more