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January 2013

Live reptiles and amphibians

March 16, 2013

Presenter: Rick Koval, Pocono naturalist, PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm. 570/253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

Native Plants in the Landscape

March 9, 2013

Join Sue Thompson, Proprietor of Mariposa Gardens, a local native plant nursery, for her informative presentation at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 2pm. 570/253-4006. No registration required.

Eagle-viewing trip

January 26, 2013

This free program will begin at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, followed by a guided eagle-viewing bus tour of the Lackawaxen River that leaves from the center. Two time slots: 8-11:30am or 12:30-4:30pm. Transportation provided. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. This program is free, but space is very limited. Registration is required. Register: 570/253-7001 or pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

Close Encounters with Birds of Prey

January 12, 2013

Presenter: Bill Streeter of Delaware Valley Raptor Center at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 1pm. Email pplpreserves@pplweb.com or call 570/253-7001.

Brew Shoe

January 26, 2013

Snowshoeing sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Experience at Prompton State Park, followed by a beer tasting at the Wayne Hotel. Call 570/253-5744, visit www.friendsofprompton.com, email friendsofprompton@yahoo.com or find Friends of Prompton State Park on Facebook.

Winter Trail Day

January 12, 2013

PROMPTON, PA - Numerous free activities and demonstrations hosted and sponsored by local businesses at Prompton State Park, 9am-5pm. Call 570/253-5744, visit www.friendsofprompton.com, email friendsofprompton@yahoo.com or find Friends of Prompton State Park on Facebook.

Blood drive

January 24, 2013

The Port Jervis Free Library in partnership with Bon Secours Community Hospital will host a blood drive in the library’s new Community Room, 1-7pm. All donations go directly to Bon Secours Community Hospital. All donors will receive one free movie ticket. Walk-in donors are welcome. 845/856-7313.

Cottontails: appealing and plentiful

Many species of mammals abound throughout the Upper Delaware River region. One of the most abundant, and likely the most popular in terms of game animals, is the Eastern cottontail rabbit.

Ranging between 15 to 19 inches in length and weighing between two to four pounds, cottontails are so named for the white puffy tail that characterizes this appealing animal. Brown or grayish soft fur tapers to a lighter tan on top, with a white underbelly below.  Read more

Headliners and highlights: 12 from‘12

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Every year brings its share of milestone sports moments, replete with championships, record-setting performances and accomplishments beyond the pale. Each season begins with team and individual hopes and aspirations and ends with its share of indelible memories of joy as well as some hard-to-fathom disappointments.  Read more

‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful!’

Considering the events (or lack thereof) over the last few days, I can’t be the only one with those lyrics in mind. As a child, winter storms meant hot chocolate, waxing up the “Flying Saucer” and mom insisting on snow pants (always a good fashion statement) before we headed out the door, shrieking with glee (insert sigh here.)  Read more