WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, NY — Root n’ Roost Farm will hold its second annual BBQ Party and Art and Music Splash on Saturday, July 6 from 1 p.m. until late night. There will be farm fresh food, live music, painting around the farm, farm tours, a hot-tub and swimming. Read more
MILFORD, PA — With the 14th annual Black Bear Film Festival approaching, volunteers are being sought to participate in the festival. Volunteer activities are not limited to the festival, and include several pre-game events. The first will be the debut of the Artful Bear Sculptures on August 10 at the Milford Community Building. Read more
I’m no hoarder, but I’m not keen on throwing things away either. As a result, I am completely on board with recycling, reusing and (my new personal favorite) repurposing. Wiktionary.org defines repurpose as “to reuse for a different purpose on a long-term basis,” which includes altering the original, e.g. “the church was repurposed as a nightclub by removing the pews.” Repurposing is big here in the Upper Delaware River Valley and I often stop to admire the clever projects that my friends and neighbors have produced. Read more
HANCOCK, NY — From noon on June 28 to noon on June 29, the Upper Delaware BioBlitz was held on a 63.5 acre tract, the “Gales Property” just downstream of the Delaware River West Branch confluence in Wayne County, PA. This property is owned by the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, and executive director Karen Outlaw, explained that this was the first bioblitz ever held in Wayne County or anywhere else in the Upper Delaware Region. Read more
On Sunday, the Cochecton Youth Group had its car wash and bake sale. The kids worked very hard washing cars and selling baked goods. It was a very profitable day, and we have to thank Gasko and Meyers for letting us use their driveway and water. We would not have been able to pull it off without the bakers who donated the yummy baked goods, and Ed Grund, who is the liaison to the youth group from the town board. He did all the schlepping and setting up for us and also made the big chunks of ice, so we had ice-cold water to drink. Read more
Robert H. Hess
Robert H. Hess of Glen Spey, NY, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013. He was 81.
In honor of Hess’s desire for family and friends to celebrate his life, a “life celebration” gathering will be held in lieu of a wake/funeral.
Robert C. Wolff Jr.
Robert C. Wolff Jr. “Wolffy” of Barryville, NY, passed away Monday June 24, 2013 at Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY. He was 56. Read more
Dorothy R. Ropke of Narrowsburg, NY died June 30, 2013 at Bethany Village Care Center, Honesdale, PA. She was 84.
She was born on April 3, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ to George and Johanna Helms Schorck.
She was married to the late Herman Ropke.
Dorothy was a retired manager at Kelly’s Adult Home in Narrowsburg. She also was a manager at Lander’s Minisink Campground. She also worked as a switchboard operator at one time. She was also a former member of the Town of Tusten Town Board. Read more
Why do I do it? I asked myself this question many times during the last few months while rehearsing a new play for a decidedly short run in Milford, PA. The play, “Four Score and Seven,” was written by a theatre buddy of mine, John Klemeyer. We once played opposite each other as the murderous brother/sister, husband/wife team in Ira Levin’s thriller “Veronica’s Room” on another way-off-Broadway stage in the Catskills. So that was one reason in favor of the dozens of car trips between Narrowsburg, NY and Milford and New York City to rehearsals and finally, performances. Read more
A message from the publisher
By Laurie Stuart
The cicadas are on a 17-year cycle. I seem to be on one that is seven. For it was seven years ago that I packed up a few boxes and moved myself to Berkeley, CA for 10 months. That time it was for seminary; this time I am packing for a ministerial internship.
Interestingly, I don’t plan these things. Read more
God created all people in His image therefore all people deserve respect no matter who they are, what they have done, what their sexual orientation is, what their skin color is or what their religion or lack of is. However as a warning to all parents and school boards: Please Google the names of any people coming into your school presenting an anti-bullying program. Read more