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March 2013

Autism Awareness Candle Light Vigil

April 25, 2013

Pike Autism Support Services candle light vigil at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and autism poster exhibit. RSVP by email to vigil@passnepa.org.

Jay Mankita at Jeff Library

April 21, 2013

Songwriter/guitarist Jay Mankita at the Jeffersonville Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, presenting his concert for children and families, 2pm. 845/482-4350.

Catskill Club black tie event

April 6, 2013

The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce presents a night of entertainment that embraces the era of the 1920’s. All are invited to the exclusive speakeasy “The Catskill Club” at Monticello Casino & Raceway, 7:30-11:30pm. Tickets: $40 per person or $75 per couple, includes hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, cash bar and entertainment. 845/791-4200.

Patients Rights Forum

March 21, 2013

Patients Rights Forum at the Liberty Library, 6pm. Learn your rights to quality, confidential and personal medical care. There will be a Spanish language interpreter available. Free. 845/807-0189 or email eric.monroe@co.sullivan.ny.us.

Blues Party

March 30, 2013

A Slam Allen Blues Party at the Catskill Distilling Company, 8pm. Suggested cover charge $7. Visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com or call 845/583-3141.

Snow bugs

There are some insects that just don’t know when to quit, it seems. On a mild day in winter, you may spot small flying insects, spiders, or even the striking Mourning Cloak butterfly. These insects are protected by antifreeze-like substances in their bodies, and it doesn’t take too much mild weather to see them emerge for a temporary hiatus from their deep winter dormancy.  Read more

National Park Service rescuers receive accreditation

BUSHKILL, PA — National Park Superintendent John J. Donahue has announced that the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area’s (NRA) High Angle Rescue (HAR) team has been accredited by the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA). With this achievement, the team joins 13 other national park units that hold MRA accreditation including Denali, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton and Mount Rainier National Parks.  Read more

‘Snakes found in our backyard’

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Hub at The Port Jervis Free Library is continuing its Backyard Series of programs with Snakes Found in Our Backyard on Thursday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reptile and amphibian specialist and timber rattlesnake consultant to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Randy Stechert, will share his knowledge of the region’s snakes.  Read more

March mélange

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — March is that bizarre mixture of lashing winds, snow and ice of a winter that doggedly tries to maintain an authoritative presence, interspersed with wafting glimpses of the spring to come. In sports it’s the same mélange: banner headlines of high school and college basketball postseason title quests coexist with more muted stories about imminent baseball, softball, track and golf that augur warmer days to come.  Read more

Salon Series to feature Little Sparrow

NARROWSBURG, NY — Little Sparrow is the featured band at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Salon Series of concerts on Sunday, March 24. The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Krause Recital Hall, 37 Main Street. Admission costs $10.

Little Sparrow will offer up an acoustic mix of traditional bluegrass, ’60s rock, Americana and original tunes. Band members include Carol Smith on lead vocals and guitar; Aldo Troiani on mandolin, banjo, guitar and vocals; Lynn Reno on fiddle and vocals; Lester Wilson on bass; and Kurt Knuth on vocals and guitar.  Read more