SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — In the brief lifespan of the fall season, there soon arrives that moment of critical urgency that divides the diverging road of potential future success from that sultry path destined for the disappointment of no postseason play. For the Sullivan West football team, this past weekend’s disappointing 51-14 road division loss to Millbrook makes this week’s Friday night home-division encounter with Liberty that do-or-die moment of truth. Read more
Well, in theory, anyhow. Unlike Old MacDonald, I’m not at all sure that I have the stamina to support the desire. I live smack-dab in the middle of farm country and am surrounded by cows, chickens, horses and hay here at Green Acres, and most of my neighbors are farmers. As I traverse the countryside, I often stop to talk to the animals, and they greet me warmly (Dr. Doolittle-style) when I snap a photo or two and (sometimes) let Dharma frolic with her pals. Read more
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre will host the community conversation “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask about Weather and Climate” with research scientist and Town of Highland resident Elaine Matthews of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) on Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
The free event is part of NACL’s The Weather Project, a massive community arts and science exploration designed to bring residents, artists, and scientists together around the subject of the weather and climate science. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will host musical duo The Sea The Sea on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawley Silk Mill. This pair of long-time troubadours are Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley, who get their band name, “The Sea The Sea,” from ancient Greek history. To them, it means “A cry of joy.”.
Appointed by the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism based on a recommendation by a panel of music professionals, The Sea The Sea serves as an ambassador of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the state of Connecticut. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Pike County Arts and Crafts invites its members and the public to its monthly First Sunday Art Demo on October 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Borough Hall. This month will feature artist George Hayes from Warwick, NY, demonstrating palette knife painting.
The demonstration will include an overview of different painting knives, how to hold and use them and the advantages of using them to create pieces of art. He will demonstrate by creating a painting from start to finish, while explaining the technique and answering questions during and after the demonstration. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Volunteer firefighters and their departments from all of Sullivan County and parts of Wayne County were honored at the 85th annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) parade, held in Narrowsburg on Saturday, September 28. The parade was hosted by the Narrowsburg Fire Department, and 2013 marks the 111th year of community service for the department. The SCVFA parade returned to Narrowsburg for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read more
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — The Liberty Free Theatre will present “Krapp’s Last Tape,” by Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett, at the NACL Theatre for two performances only on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. Paul Austin will be featured as Krapp.
Performance poet Marina Mati will be featured in “Morocco,” by the internationally-acclaimed German writer, Botho Strauss, in the curtain raiser for the evening. Mimi McGurl is the director. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys, a national bluegrass band on the rise, will open the Tusten Theatre’s fall season on Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. With the Railroad Boys, Mat Kane (violin), Bobby Ristau (upright bass) and Sten Isachsen (mandolin), Gaudet, the lead guitarist and singer, anchors his songs in classic roots music with a driving style firmly rooted in Americana. The band’s fourth CD, “Reasons That I Run,” highlights the latest collection of Gaudet’s stories and songs. Read more