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November 2013

Monticello man arrested for identity theft and forgery

The NEW YORK STATE POLICE at Wurtsboro, NY, announce the arrest of Nathaniel Gilmore, 52 years of age, from Monticello, NY, for Identity Theft in the second degree (Felony) and Forgery in the third degree (Misdemeanor).  Read more

Two Woodridge women arrested for heroin, cocaine

On Tuesday November 12, 2013, The Sheriff’s Office and Woodridge Police executed an arrest warrant at 1176 Glenwild Road in Woodridge. The officers were looking for Rachel Houghtaling, 22, who was wanted on a Misdemeanor drug charge by the Village of Monticello Police.  Read more

Local artisans hold holiday market

HONESDALE, PA — As live music and the aroma of freshly baked holiday cookies and assorted confections and pastries fill the air, 30 local artists, artisans and food entrepreneurs will welcome holiday shoppers to the second annual Artisans’ Market at The Cooperage on Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Displays of cards, jewelry, paintings, pottery, soaps, vases, lamps, picture frames, flowers and other gift items offer shoppers with the opportunity to purchase presents for their loved ones while supporting local artisans. This event is free and offers a warm holiday welcome to friends of all ages at 1030 Main St.  Read more

Handmade for the holidays

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — The Catskills and Upper Delaware River Valley have long been a Mecca for artistic expression. Painters, sculptors, photographers and writers have flocked to the region for decades, drawing inspiration from the clean air, stunning vistas and peaceful countryside that inspires. Visitors and tourists continue to explore the area and often seek unique gifts for themselves and loved ones as they scour the galleries, shops and studios of the artists who have settled here to practice their craft.  Read more

‘Here we come a-wassailing’

So what is wassailing really all about? For a bit of background (according to Readers Digest), “The Christmas spirit often made the rich a little more generous than usual, and bands of beggars and orphans used to dance their way through the snowy streets of England, offering to sing good cheer and to tell good fortune, if the householder would give them a drink from his wassail bowl or a penny or a pork pie or let them stand for a few minutes beside the warmth of his hearth.  Read more

A holiday performance: 'The Nutcracker;’ Traveling to the Land of Sweets

Spanish hot chocolate, Arabian coffee, Chinese tea, candy cane, marzipan, dewdrop, flowers and sugar plum; these are not the contents of a bakery; this is the lineup of goodies in the Land of Sweets in the second act of “The Nutcracker.”  Read more

A fortnight of holiday festivities; Throwing open the doors of a grand old house in Milford

MILFORD, PA — One of the grandest old mansions of a bygone era in the Upper Delaware River Valley is Grey Towers, the former home of Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the U.S. Forest Service (1905-1910) and Pennsylvania governor (1923-1927, 1931-1935). One of the most beautiful times of year to visit Grey Towers is in December, when this national historic site is all decked out for Christmas, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service and the Milford Garden Club.  Read more

PA’s natural strengths

Those who seek proof that Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful states in America need look no further than photographer Michael Gadomski’s newest book, “Reserves of Strength,” which takes its title from Rachel Carson’s statement: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  Read more

Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces eagle watch volunteer training day

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy has announced an Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day on December 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lackawaxen Inn in Lackawaxen.

Volunteers will learn about the volunteer eagle monitoring program, how to interact with the eagle-watching public, view new exhibits at the Eagle Watch Winter Field Office, and join field visits to actual monitoring sites.  Read more

Simply exceptional

NEWBURGH, NY — The end of a sports season invariably evokes a surfeit of superlatives when it comes to describing the noteworthy accomplishment of individual athletes and/or teams. But even words like outstanding, excellent and superior can lose some of their resonance with overuse, though they are often warranted when it comes to extolling the achievements evinced. But the word “exceptional” has a place all its own in the lexicon. Simply put, to be exceptional is to exist in a realm apart. So it is fitting Section IX’s senior All-Star football game should contain that adjective.  Read more