LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — They say 10 miles hiking the Devil’s Path, a well-known Catskill trail, is like 20 miles hiking anywhere else. Come find out why on Friday, October 11 at 6 p.m., at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor. Jeff Senterman will bring stories, details and photographs of several challenging long-distance trails in the Catskill Mountains: the Long Path, the Devil’s Path and the Escarpment Trail. Senterman is the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Senior Program Coordinator and editor of a forthcoming guide to Catskills trails. Read more
REGION — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has promoted Martin D. Brand to lead its Region 3 office in New Paltz. As the new regional director, Brand will oversee all agency efforts in Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.
“Martin Brand will call upon his three decades of work experience in a myriad of environmental areas including environmental site investigation, remediation and solid and hazardous waste regulations,” Commissioner Martens said. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The calm before the storm: such was the confidence exuded by the rabid Sullivan West Bulldogs, who had sent an early message to rival Liberty with a 13-0 first quarter lead in their most important football game of the year. Looking to keep their playoff hopes alive in a season on the brink, the rabid Dawgs had pushed Liberty up and down the field looking imposing in the process. Read more
WHITE MILLS, PA — Fall foliage, antiques and local history come together on Columbus Day weekend as White Mills opens the doors to several of the village’s historic attractions along the White Mills Community Trail. The Dorflinger Factory Cutting Shop hosts the 27th annual Fall Foliage Antique Show and Sale from Friday through Sunday. Read more
REGION — Join the Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) in celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday with performances of his beloved opera “La Traviata” on October 14 at 8 p.m. at the National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave. #1600, NYC, and October 20 at 3 p.m. with Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra at Rhinebeck High School Theater.
Under the stage direction of Carol Castel and diction coaching of Nico Castel, the cast includes Julie-Anne Hamula as Violetta, John Kaneklides as Alfredo, Wayne Line as Germont, Meredith Hudack as Flora and Annina, and Georgios Papadimitriou as Dottore Grenvil. Read more
BETHEL, NY — Rivers and their piscine inhabitants—especially in the Upper Delaware region—form the theme of the Stray Cat Gallery’s show “A River Runs through It,” opening on Friday, October 11, with an artists’ reception on Saturday, October 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Museum & Arts Center will host the fifth annual Liberty Poetry Festival on Saturday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at the museum.
The festival was founded and organized annually by Walter Keller, long-time village store owner and the Village of Liberty’s Poet Laureate, who died this past year.
In honor of Keller, volunteers will read a cross-section of his poems interspersed with stories about Keller and reminiscences of his decades-long very public presence in Sullivan County. Read more
BETHEL, NY — Evan Mack returns to the community for his first concert in Sullivan County since 2007. “My Other Journey Home” is a concert of music composed by Mack, with works for solo piano, opera, violin and choir on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts. The performance will include mezzo-soprano Kara Cornell, violinist Joshua Rodriguez, and the Port Jervis High School Choir under the baton of Ruth Ann Gordon. The choir will sing Evan Mack’s “Langston Hughes’s Dream of Freedom.” Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present local author and artist Helena Clare Pittman for a book signing and memoir experience introducing her newest book “Ruthie Pincus of Brooklyn” at the CAS Arts Center, at 48 Main St. on Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
Pittman will talk about her experience of writing from her memories of childhood, and the process of putting them together for this episodic novel that crosses over from children’s to adult reading. Books will be available for sale. Read more
SWAN LAKE, NY — To say thank you to first responders, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, law enforcement, and support staff, Cunningham Family Farms will offer $1 off admission for any emergency services personnel and their families the weekend of October 12 to 14.
“Our first responders do so much to keep us safe and we’d like to give back and show our appreciation,” said Chris Cunningham. “We hope they enjoy their experience here on the farm.” Read more