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January 2013

Literary workshop for kids

February 2, 2013

Bright Hill Literary Center's annual Literary Workshops for Kids Program. Children ages 6-14 are eligible for the 5-Saturday program (February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2), 9am-2:30pm. The workshops will take place in Bright Hill's Education Wing at 94 Church St. Cost: $55. 607/829-5055 or e-mail

Artist reception for Mariana Russo

February 2, 2013

Mariana Russo is the featured artist at The Gallery at Chant Realtors LV. A colorful and spectacular showcase of nature inspired collage and paintings, are offered for exhibit and sale February 1 through 28. Reception in her honor from 5-7pm. 570/775-7337.

Fish fry dinner

February 13, 2013

Fish fry dinner sponsored by the Monticello Kiwanis Club, at the Monticello Elks Lodge, 46 North St., 5-7pm. Fish prepared by Tastefully British. Cost: $l2/person. Eat in or take out. Tickets sold at door. 845/794-7050.

Marijuana arrest in Honesdale

On 01/04/13, at approx., 9:15 pm, the Honesdale Borough Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Rylee Smyth, age 20 from Hawley. The stop was conducted on Grandview Ave, for equipment violations.. During the investigation, a search was conducted and officers found marijuana inside the vehicle.
On 01/09/13 Charges were filed on SMYTH for possession of marijuana. Charges were filed at the Wayne County Courthouse. A Central Court Appearance is forthcoming.

Honesdale hit & run

The Honesdale Borough Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred 01/04/13 sometime around 4pm near the Post Office on Main Street. According to police, the victim was parked in a legal parking space on Main Street in front of the Post Office, when a gold or tan minivan or SUV struck the victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle’s plate was Pennsylvania registration. The driver is described as an older white male; anyone with information is asked to contact the Honesdale Borough Police at (570) 253-1900.

January 10, 2013

You would not believe what is going on as I write this. My poor mother was taken to North Shore Hospital by ambulance on Long Island last Saturday night. She was having a hard time breathing, and after a week of that nasty virus that was going around, she just did not feel well. The emergency room was crazy, but they took her in right away and gave her oxygen. She had a fever of 102.8. They gave her a blood test and a chest x-ray, and told her she had a virus but not the flu.

My sister called me at about midnight and said, “They’re sending Ma home.”  Read more

We hereby resolve…

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As it turns out, the shelf life of many New Year’s Resolutions is far shorter than their authors’ pronouncements might have anticipated. Though 2013 is only in its nascent stage, by now many of those uttered promises of change are already consigned to the “Oh well” bin. But when it comes to the resolve of several local athletes and teams, words truly serve as a preamble to deeds that transform wispy hopes for change into definitive accomplishments.  Read more

On thin ice

January usually heralds the first ice fishing activity for the region; historically, the ice is usually thick enough on most lakes by this time for people to venture out onto the ice. The milder winters of recent years, however, have been a challenge to ice fishing and other outdoor activities that take place on the ice. For most of last winter, the ice was too thin to safely be on the ice on most lakes.  Read more

Take an eagle bus tour this winter

LACKAWAXEN, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Eagle Institute will host seven guided eagle-viewing bus trips, scheduled on multiple weekends throughout January and February. Learn about eagles and experience our national symbol in its natural habitat. Unless otherwise noted, the trips commence at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy Winter Field Office in Lackawaxen.

Seats on trips are limited, and reservations are required, so reserve your space today for the following 2013 winter trips:  Read more

Winter fun set for Prompton State Park

PROMPTON, PA — The Friends of Prompton State Park will host Winter Trail Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12 at the park, located on State Route 170 just north of its intersection with Route 6. Winter Trail Days is a national event that coincides with the grand re-opening of Prompton State Park after sections of it were closed for the last two years.  Read more