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June 2013

'The Miracle Worker'

June 21, 2013
June 22, 2013

A production of "The Miracle Worker" at the Rivoli Theatre, 8pm. General admission is $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, students (with valid ID) and military/veterans. Tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to curtain for each performance or can be purchased online at www.ShowTix4U.com. 845/436-5336, www.SCDW.net.

Support for fired deputy commissioner; homeless housing down, arrests up

The meeting of the Sullivan County Health and Family Services Meeting was packed with onlookers at the government center on June 6, with many people coming to show support for Dr. David Sager, who had recently been fired from his job as deputy commissioner of the Division of Family Services (DFS).  Read more

Sculpture and drawings at the DVAA

June 14, 2013

“We Few, We Happy Few,” an exhibit of sculpture and drawings by Matt Pozorski opens with a reception at the Delaware Arts Center’s Loft Gallery, 7-9pm. The exhibit will be on view through July 6. Free and open to the public. Visit www.ArtsAllianceSite.org or call 845/252-7576.

Pike awaiting sewage relief legislation

Pike County officials are hoping that new legislation proposed in Harrisburg will divert “a lot of expense” for homeowners who would have to modify waterfront on-lot sewage systems under new PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) policy.

Pike Commissioners’ Chair Rich Caridi said at the meeting on June 6 that area Assembly and state Senate members have proposed legislation to mitigate the new policy.  Read more

Accident fells seven drivers in race at Monticello Raceway

Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, June 4. Only one of the eight trotters in the race finished, and the race was declared a non contest by the judges and all wagers were refunded.  Read more

Painted turtles

It’s turtle time in the Upper Delaware River region—time to watch out for dark disc-like shapes along area roadways as turtles move about seeking areas of dirt and gravel in which to deposit their eggs.

This common and attractive turtle exhibits a combination of deep green, black, bright red and yellow coloring. It is often seen basking on logs and rocks in ponds, lakes and wetlands to regulate body temperature. Like snakes, turtles are “poikilothermic,” meaning that their body temperature is largely affected by the temperature of their surroundings.  Read more

Workshop on geocaching at PPL

HAWLEY, PA — Kevin “CaptainMath” DeVizia of the Tri-State Geocachers will present “Thanks for the cache!” a geocaching workshop, on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.

Join DeVizia for a session introducing the sport of geocaching, the fast-growing hobby in which you use a handheld GPS device or a smartphone to find hidden containers called “geocaches.”  Read more

‘Get Outdoors Day’ events

GREENTOWN, PA — On Saturday, June 8, Promised Land State Park staff and the Leave-No-Trace Traveling Trainers from Boulder, CO will host a daylong series of programs.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet the visiting Leave-No-Trace trainers and park staff at the tables near the food concession in the Day Use Area.

Introduction to Kayaking Session 1 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Day Use Beach Area, and Session 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. Usage fee is $5 to borrow the park’s kayaks, or bring your own kayak or canoe. Join Carissa Longo, environmental education specialist, to learn how to paddle.  Read more

The crest of the wave

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Using the ocean as a metaphor for this epic week in high school sports, try to envision a massive wave that is breaking with awesome power roiling with Section IX and state tournaments.  Read more

Hecho en Clarks Summit

I’m shooting a new music video for the Scranton-based band “The Great Party” this coming weekend in Clarks Summit, PA. It’s going to be a Day-of-the-Dead themed, Mexican style fiesta, complete with face paint, graveyard digging and singing from inside of a coffin.  Read more