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May 2013

Former Sullivan Sheriff Hogue dies

Former Sheriff Dan Hogue, who served two terms in Sullivan County, passed away on May 22. He was 74 years old.

Friends said he had been ill for some time.

He remained active after retiring in 2005 and last year was appointed to a committee in charge of reviewing the state of law enforcement in the county.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Hogue was known to many in the county as "a cop's cop," who was firm but compassionate.  Read more

Art opening at The Gallery Chant RealtorsLV

June 1, 2013

The Gallery at Chant Realtors LV features the works of abstract surrealist artist Doug Gilbert during the month of June. Mr. Gilbert presents "Coloration," a vibrant ensemble of paintings on paper, canvas or wood. Meet the artist, 5-7pm. Show runs until June 29, open 7 days, 9-5. 570/775-7337.

Bog walk

For an otherworldly experience within a manageable drive of the Upper Delaware region, a visit to the Tannersville Cranberry Bog in Monroe County, PA is in order. Designated a National Natural Landmark because it is the southernmost low-altitude boreal bog on the eastern seaboard, this bog resembles those found at much higher elevations such as New York’s Adirondack Mountains.  Read more

Remember

On May 10th, the students at the Jeffersonville Elementary School released the brown trout fingerlings that they had been raising from eggs all winter long into the East Branch of Callicoon Creek. It seemed as if this was the most exciting day in the lives of these boys and girls since Christmas. Child after child received one of the little fish in a plastic cup filled with water. They carefully carried the cup to the creek and then slipped the trout into the water.  Read more

Park service seeks volunteers to be watershed stewards

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Building off a program that began in 2012 in cooperation with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is looking to recruit volunteers to be Watershed Stewards for the 2013 visitor season from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Read more

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike of the Tusten Mountain Trail

NARROWSBURG, NY — Celebrate National Trails Day by joining Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Park Rangers on Saturday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. for an informative guided hike on the Tusten Mountain Trail. This free hike will meet at the Tusten Mountain Trail head, which is located at the Ten Mile River Access on Crawford Road.  Read more

Summoning their best

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — It’s week two of the championship foray and the action is intensifying across the spectrum of high school sports. In boys golf, Eldred freshman David Powers won the OCIAA Golf Championship. Powers shot a five-over-par 76 at Grossingers on May 14 to become the first Eldred golfer to win the OCIAA title since Henry Bosch did it in 2003, and the first freshman champion since Doug Novogrodsky of John S. Burke Catholic in 2001. Powers finished just one stroke ahead of Cornwall freshman Ryan Rodriguez. Both went to states a year ago.  Read more

The worst (best) column he (we) ever wrote

Zac: “This is perhaps the fastest column I have ever written. I am currently traveling over 80 mph down I-76 headed east.”

Rabi: “When you say you are the one writing this, isn’t that a little misleading?”

Zac: “Why?”

Rabi: “Because I’m the one actually writing it.”

Zac: “Well, I am dictating while driving. But whatever. Change it to we if you want to.”

Rabi: “I will.”  Read more

Hotel Fauchere welcomes Pike County’s first wine festival

MILFORD, PA — The historic Hotel Fauchere is sponsoring Pike County’s first Food and Wine Faire in partnership with Upstate Wine Country, producers of wine festivals, beer festivals and other events celebrating agritourism throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Central New York. The festival will be held Saturday, June 1 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds directly behind the hotel.  Read more