NARROWSBURG, NY — “The Delaware River and the Universe,” an exhibit of paintings by Kathe Frantz, opens with a reception on Friday, October 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through November 2.
“The subjects of my work are landscape and concepts of visual process,” said Frantz, who uses saturated pigments in her oil paintings in order to explore concepts of vision, reality and interpretation. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — The Hawley Harvest Hoedown, sponsored by the Downtown Hawley Partnership, will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. with a wide variety of traditional games, activities, craft vendors and entertainment. While much of the hoedown action will be centrally located on Main, Keystone, and Church streets, many businesses, including galleries, specialty retailers and eateries, will also be offering special activities and promotions to mark autumn harvest time at this annual event. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Kindred Spirits Arts Programs will host The Crosswinds Quintet at the Milford Theatre on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. This concert is a follow-up to a historic first: the September 21 standing-room-only performance of a full symphony orchestra in Milford, also produced by Kindred Spirits.
This woodwind quintet mixes traditional classical music with contemporary pieces. The program at the Milford Theatre will run the gamut from Matthew Arnold to Jacques Ibert to Pacquito D’Rivera. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — It’s a rare workday in glass cutter Kathy LaTournous’ studio when the air isn’t filled with the sound of big band music or an audio book in the telling. LaTournous says that listening to music or a good story provides a distraction from the physical hardships of her painstaking and repetitive precision work. Her father, Raymond, told her early on during her seven-year apprenticeship with him that glass cutting was a great job for daydreamers—the mind is free to wander while the hands do their work. Read more
I just got off the plane after a great couple of days in Florida at a cousin’s wedding. I really enjoyed hanging out at the pool but not getting all the freckles. The flight home was amazing. What a sight, flying over the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge with all the beautiful fall colors on the trees.
My husband stayed home, and he played secretary for me.
I have to make a correction: Etta Pierce never went to a one-room schoolhouse. (Oops, sorry Etta), and it was Jim Cavanaugh who lost his dad and then his mom. Read more
Olga Barna, formerly of Waymart, PA died Monday at the Palm Garden of Largo Nursing Home in Largo, FL, where she was a resident the past five years. She was 94.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, September 28 at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in South Canaan. Interment was at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Waymart Volunteer Ambulance Corp., PO Box F, Waymart, 18472, or to the Waymart Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 186, Waymart, 18472.
Andrew “Drew” Joseph Nicoletti Read more
Eleanor Heinle Martin, a lifelong resident of Cochecton Center, NY, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. She was 93.
The last four years of her life were spent at Mallard Meadows Assisted Living Facility in Waymart, PA, where she was a popular favorite with staff and residents, who enjoyed her warm smile and her piano playing, and often made requests for favorite hymns and songs. Read more
Robert A. Heyn of Abrahamsville, PA, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, September 21, 2013. He was 68.
He was born January 21, 1945 in Abrahamsville to Irene Hand Heyn and Alton Heyn. He attended the Galilee School and the Damascus High School. He lived in Dickson City, PA for much of his adult life and drove long-distance trucks for several national firms. He returned to the family home in Abrahamsville when he retired. Read more
During the 20 summers we spent at our little bungalow near Monticello, we would occasionally wake to the sound of Bobby Somer’s tractor revving up to mow the communal property. If it was a weekend, when the 11 families that comprised our co-op were likely to be in residence, I would make a mental note to ask Bobby to hold off on mowing until the weekdays. But then, in less time than it took to put on a pot of tea and shower, the tractor would be back on its trailer and peace would once again reign in our little patch of paradise in the Catskills. Read more