Take-out only chicken BBQ with corn on the cob, baked beans, macaroni salad, roll and ice cream at the Grace Lutheran Church, 4-7pm. $10. 845/482-4343.
Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Department will hold its 9/11 Memorial Services at the fire house, 181 Ballard Rd., 8am. There will be a few words spoken and a couple of moments of silence. Lite refreshments will be served following the services. 845/796-8068.
Roast pork dinner at the Masonic Hall, 94 Main St., 4:30-7pm. Adults & takeouts $10, child $6. Benefits Sullivan-St Tammany Chapter #298 Order of Eastern Star. 845/439-3102.
Revonah-Lincoln-Kiamesha Chapter #443, Order of the Eastern Star will host a lunch of ham and scalloped potatoes, homemade deserts, and drinks at the Masonic Lodge, 20 Eagle Drive, 12noon-3pm. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12; take-outs available. 845/796-1261.
People who are fortunate enough to live in the Upper Delaware River region are blessed with a natural resource that is relatively clean despite the looming and enormous pressures that the crowded East Coast of the United States can often bring to bear. This is a testament to the resource managers, landowners, local governments and citizens who recognize the ecological and economic value of healthy watersheds. Decades of public education about the value of clean water is paying off. Read more
A spectacular specimen of Phaeolus schweinitzii has grown at the base of a dying hemlock tree in my yard over the past month. Commonly known as dyer’s polypore or velvet-top fungus, this attractive mushroom is a pathogen of conifers that causes the roots and base of the tree to rot. While it is not edible, it can be used for making dyes of green, yellow, brown and gold. The fungus is named after Lewis David de Schweinitz, an important early American mycologist born in Bethlehem, PA. Read more
HARRISBURG, PA — For the third consecutive year since the start of Cabela’s nationwide “Fish for Millions” tagged-fish contest, Pennsylvania was the top state for angler participation. More than 71,000 registered anglers took part nationally, and more than 9,000 of them came from Pennsylvania. More than 1,500 tagged fish were available in 22 states where the contest was held; of those, 313 tagged fish were caught for a total of more than $250,000 in prizes being awarded. Read more
BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for its Tree Identification Workshop on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the conservancy’s office in Bethel. Read more
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has increased Deer Management Permits (DMPs, or “doe tags”) statewide by about 18% for the approaching deer hunting season.
Here in the Upper Delaware River Valley, DEC’s Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 3M, which includes parts of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties and covers nearly 750 square miles, is one of the state’s WMUs that needs substantial deer population reduction. Read more