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June 2013

Salon show at Chant Realtors

LORDS VALLEY, PA — This year’s annual group show and sale of original art work by the Hemlock Farms artists and their friends is “Salon d’arte” and runs from July 2 to August 29 in the Gallery at Chant Realtors. Some 20 area artists will be represented. This group exhibition has two- and three-dimensional works on paper, canvas, fabric and ceramic.  Read more

‘Different Frameworks’ offered by three artists

BETHEL, NY — The exhibit “Different Frameworks” will open on Friday, June 21 at the Stray Cat Gallery on Route 17B, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring the photographs of Michael Bloom and Shane Cashman and the paintings of Louis Pontone.  Read more

Curtain calls, concerts and cowgirls

Although summer officially begins this week, June has been bustin’ out all over the Upper Delaware Valley, and I have hit the ground running, with the wonder dog in tow. For me, summertime means many things—among them is the curtain going up at the Forestburgh Playhouse (FBP), which happened last Tuesday with the debut of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” It’s difficult to not conjure up images of the classic 1968 film, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, or the equally memorable television show with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall in the starring roles, and the stage play is still funny.  Read more

Behind the Green Door: Meet the Ohisos

As new media continues to evolve into the digital age, Akira and Ellie Ohiso, publishers of Green Door: A Journal of Responsible Living in the Catskills & Hudson Valley, made a decision to strike out in a new direction with their careers. Transitioning from weekends in the country to making the Catskills their home, the Ohisos took a gamble and began a glossy magazine venture that has led them on a surprising and spiritual journey of discovery. Reconnecting with family and community is just the tip of the iceberg for what this entrepreneurial couple has accomplished along the way.  Read more

Fascism is like herpes

Last month, we started exploring the concept of “fascism;” in fact, we barely scratched the surface. It’s a fascinating topic that one could explore for years, but my interest in the topic is more practical and immediate. Does fascism, in all its brutal and vicious glory, stand any chance of taking hold now, here, in America, and if so, is there anything we can do to prevent it?

To address such questions, I think I have found a useful metaphor.  Read more

Lake Huntington News June 20

Another great weekend up in the mountains; my sister and brother-in-law came up to help clean my mom’s house out. We went to dinner Saturday night at Tony’s on the Lake. What a great view, watching the waves in the lake, the sun setting, good food.  Read more

June 13, 2013 - June 20, 2013

Eugene E. Frisbie
Eugene E. Frisbie of Shohola, PA, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at his home. He was 67.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Rev. Linda Bohs officiated. Interment followed at Montoza Cemetery, Eldred, NY.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Eldred United Methodist Church, 12 Eldred-Yulan Rd., Eldred, NY 12732.

JOAN V. SYKES

Joan V. Sykes passed away on June 18, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was 93.  Read more

Haying season

I’ve always had tough feet. It is a distinction garnered from my childhood days of running barefoot around our farm—turning tour jetes through the hard stubble left after the grass had been cut and baled during haying season.

While I mainly wear shoes now, I still have those callouses. Partly from all those years of ballet lessons and feet-warping toe shoes, but also from the summers spent bunching and tossing and stacking hay bales with my family and neighbors.

That was back when all bales were square and tied with bailing twine and not the large, round bales mainly seen today.  Read more

Mad as hell

I am mad as hell for the graduates of 2013. I live in the country, the rural area of New York and I have attended several graduation parties: parties for smart, ambitious, multi-talented, cultured and outstanding athletic students—all with high averages.  Read more