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July 2013

Delaware River clean up

July 24, 2013

Kittatinny Canoes annual "On and Under the Delaware River Cleanup" at the Matamoras base, 9am. 570/828-2700.

Delaware River clean up

July 23, 2013

Kittatinny Canoes annual "On and Under the Delaware River Cleanup" at the Dingmans base, 8:30am. 570/828-2700.

Delaware River cleanup

July 22, 2013

Kittatinny Canoes annual "On and Under the Delaware River Cleanup" at the Barryville base, 8:30am. 570/828-2700.

Fire company BBQ

July 28, 2013

Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company annual chicken BBQ, 12 noon. Clams, shrimp, hot dogs, fries and beer also available. Take-outs available. Music and games. 570/224-4578.

Amanda Morabito

Amanda Morabito, of Yulan, NY passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6, 2013. She was 17.

The daughter of James and Rebecca Morabito, she was born in Middletown on January 27, 1996.

Amanda was entering her senior year at Eldred Central High School. She began her service with the Yulan Fire Department as a cadet and became a junior member of the department.  Read more

Lake Huntington News July 11

We were blessed with great weather for the 4th of July and the weekend to follow. I had a fun time riding my husband’s scooter in the Narrowsburg parade. My mother lived on the parade route and she always made us get chairs out on the road early to save the spaces so you could watch the parade. This year a lady came over and asked if she could sit with us. When she was sitting there, she told me she reads my column and knew that that was my mother’s house and just wanted to say she was sorry that my mom passed away. I have amazing people reading my column.  Read more

First solo flight

Anyone who learned how to fly remembers their first solo flight. In a light, primary training aircraft without 170 pounds of instructor (“official” weight, mileage may vary), the aircraft seemingly leaped into the air. For most people, it was an exhilarating experience, and maybe you left the traditional shirt tail with your name and solo date on the flight school office wall.

For young bald eagles that are now as large as an adult, their first solo is imminent, and with a bit more risk factor than a first-time pilot who follows a simple square traffic pattern around the runway.  Read more

The thrill of discovery

Shane Flory, a member of the Monroe County 4H club, “Insects Are Us,” was in his glory after capturing a common green darner dragonfly during the first Upper Delaware BioBlitz in Starlight, PA. “They’re one of the hardest to catch,” Shane reported. A small-eyed sphinx moth and white admiral butterfly were two more of the insects also identified. The event, held on June 28 and 29, brought together 50 world-class scientists to collect, identify and catalog over 1,000 separate species of plants, animals and insects.  Read more

Frolicking frogs at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a Frog Frolic program on Saturday, July 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
It will be held at PEEC’s ponds and streams. Learn about frogs, and gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy.
The cost is $5 per person. Call 570/ 828-2319 to register.

A new toy and flow frustrations

You might recall how I mentioned in my column of May 10 that while fishing in Lordville, NY on the West Branch of the Delaware River, I had taken an involuntary swim. I had not been wading for 10 minutes when my hips and legs went numb and down I went. This caused me to write that I needed to figure out a way to avoid this sort of problem in the future. Sooner or later, one of these frequent spills (12 in the last three years) would result in injuring myself, or my bamboo fly rod. I spent time looking through fishing catalogs for an answer to my problem.  Read more