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September 2013

‘How it used to be’ in Deerpark

HUGUENOT, NY — The Town of Deerpark Museum will celebrate the Huguenot Schoolhouse Sesquicentennial with an open house on Saturday, September 21 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, September 22 from 1 to 5 p.m.  Read more

A different kind of school; Building community stone by stone

HONESDALE, PA — Here is a story of a vision that started many years ago, in the mind of a young person, who craved a sacred place where everyone belonged and where everyone felt nurtured. This vision encompassed a sense of seeing each person as a whole and empowering each one through education and peaceful guidance. As time evolved, this young person grew up, the vision became clearer, and the beginnings of such a wonderful place began to form. This is the story of a young woman and how she created The Stoneworks Learning Center (SLC).  Read more

Governing from the center (Part 2)

Last month I wrote about the difficult effort to find the political “center”—or for that matter, to even define it. For some, this elusive center presents an opportunity, and their search is motivated by a sense that there might be advantage to be gained by formulating an attractive vision of a unifying, centrist politics. They calculate that the right person, with the right set of “non-partisan” positions, could leverage people’s frustrations with business-as-usual and draw a strong following.  Read more

September 12, 2013 - September 19, 2013

Maurice L. “Moe” Brown

Maurice L. “Moe” Brown of Honesdale, PA died on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. He was 80.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, September 13 at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale with The Reverend Edward K. Erb, Rector, officiating.

Interment followed in Indian Orchard Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St. Honesdale, PA 18431.

Charlotte F. Carr
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Our house

When people ask that ubiquitous question, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” this year, my husband, John, has to say, “I did a lot of digging—in the cellar.” It’s an answer that always brings a laugh or raises an eyebrow or both. But I assure you, it is meant in the most innocent of ways. Yes, John also took hikes, grew sunflowers and swam in the ocean. And he really did spend a good part of the summer in the cellar of this old house.  Read more

Visioning a visitors’ center in the Upper Delaware Valley

I want to thank and congratulate Town of Lumberland Supervisor Nadia Rajsz for taking a leadership role in hopefully bringing some sort of visitors center to the river corridor. In the ‘90s we were stymied in our attempts to secure one on the Mongaup, and I believe with Nadia’s leadership it will be a reality in the near future. The Town of Lumberland should be very proud of her continuing service on behalf of all citizens. Sullivan County should consider her as woman of the year.

Marty Borko
Waverly, NY

Tusten Community Garden: fact or fiction

In going door-to-door campaigning for the recent Tusten Democratic primary, it became apparent that there are many mistruths about the Tusten Community Garden project spreading like Japanese knotweed up and down the Upper Delaware River corridor. Even folks in Livingston Manor all the way over to the shores of the Hudson Valley are telling stories about this project not based in fact, but in fiction.

To clarify, here are the basic facts:  Read more

  • The Tusten Community Garden is a community project.
  • Lost

    Narrowsburg lost a little gem this month, with the closing of the National Park Service’s (NPS) information center and bookstore on Main Street. It was a fixture in the hamlet for more than 30 years. Opening in June 1981, the Narrowsburg site was chosen for its central location along the 73.5-mile stretch of river in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Its closure is a casualty of sequestration, the federal government’s across-the-board, automatic spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion nationwide over 10 years.  Read more