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August 2013

PPL donates to Lacawac Sanctuary

PAUPACK TOWNSHIP, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary recently received a $2,500 donation from Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL), continuing the utility’s support for Lacawac’s involvement with preservation, education and research. The purpose of the gift is to pay for ongoing enhancements to Lacawac Sanctuary.  Read more

First annual Herd the Curd 5k Run/Walk

HONESDALE, PA — The families of Calkins Creamery will hold the inaugural Herd the Curd 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, August 31 at Highland Farm, 288 Calkins Rd. The race begins at 9 a.m. with registration open at 7:30 a.m. Participants will run or walk through a 3.1 mile scenic race course on the farm. Herd the Curd 5K participants will receive Calkins Creamery cheese samples and Fox Ledge Spring Water following the race, with prizes award in various age divisions, male and female. The registration fee is $30.  Read more

‘Quantum States of Light’ at the Stray Cat

BETHEL, NY — The Stray Cat Gallery on Route 17B will hold an opening reception for a new exhibit, “Quantum States of Light,” featuring the work of Joan Nicole and Nick Clemente, on Saturday, August 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. The show opens on Friday, August 30 and runs through Wednesday, September 11.

Nicole uses the medium of glass to play with light in the literal sense, employing its properties of reflectivity and translucency as well as color and texture. Using glass as a painter uses a palette, she creates mercurial designs of uncommon vibrancy and lucency.  Read more

Saddle up for the rodeo

MILFORD, PA — The rodeo at Malibu Ranch is held every Saturday through the Labor Day holiday weekend and is co-approved by the American Professional Rodeo Association. Participants from across the United States compete in categories of bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing and breakaway roping. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and rodeos begin at 7 p.m. rain or shine.  Read more

‘Something for Everyone’ at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance

WURTSBORO, NY — “Something for Everyone,” an exhibit of original art and crafts made by local area artists, will be on display at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery from September 7 through the 29. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and the public is invited to meet the artists. Refreshments will be served.  Read more

A night at the opera in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will host Dorothy Stone, a world-class opera and concert singer, in the Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill on Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. A highly regarded and acclaimed opera singer, Stone’s achievements include receiving the Paris Opera AROP career grant, coaching the operatic repertoire with legendary soprano Regine Crespin in Paris, singing in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall as the American representative of the International Tchaikovsky Competition and singing for the late French President Francois Mitterand.  Read more

Watercolors at Starlight Lake

STARLIGHT, PA — Una Evers, a watercolorist, will be the featured artist of the Big D Arts and Crafts League for the month of September at the Inn at Starlight Lake.

Evers divides her time between Walton, NY and Cape May, NJ. She says it is the shore that inspires her seascape and lighthouse paintings. It is the country that inspires her favorite subject, roosters. The vibrant colors of the roosters are perfect for the colorful style of her watercolors.  Read more

Reflections on the rise, ruin, and rebirth of the Catskills

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will hold an artist talk for “Ghosts of the Catskills,” a group show curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Andrea Brown of the Outsider’s Studio Collective, at the CAS Arts Center on Saturday, August 31 at 3 p.m., followed by a free opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit is on display until October 6.  Read more

96th annual Greene Dreher Sterling Fair

NEWFOUNDLAND, PA — The Greene Dreher Sterling Community Fair, which started on August 26, will run through Setpember 2 this year. It was created 96 yearsago in a school room by the teacher Miss Ella Nevin as a place for her students to exhibit their handiwork The fair was held at an old community hall in Newfoundland. Later it moved to the Newfoundland school, and later yet to the Newfoundland Fairgrounds.

The first few fairs were then open to residents of Greene, Dreher, Lehigh and Sterling townships. Later it was opened to all residents of Pennsylvania.  Read more

Rosehaven Alpaca Festival

BETHEL, NY — Alpacas will be featured the Rosehaven Alpaca Festival, which is coming to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts as part of its 15th annual Harvest Festival series on Sunday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival will also showcase spinners and weavers, the people who turn loose fiber into clothing. A boutique will also offer a range of alpaca-made goods.  Read more