Whether floating or wading the Delaware River, swimming in or just gazing at its waters, the most compelling scenery, for me, has always been the view beneath the surface. The riverbed itself and all the engaging aquatic life there and within the flow have been what’s held my attention. And the picture is usually clear and captivating. Read more
Natural habitats like our forests and native meadows hold valuable soil in place. But when these habitats are disturbed and removed, leaving bare soils, as they are during construction activities, that soil poses a major threat to our local streams and the aquatic life that lives there. Erosion and sediment transport in streams is a natural process, but with so much disturbance (via habitat fragmentation, conversion of natural habitat to housing developments, shopping malls and other human activity), sedimentation in our streams and rivers has become the number one pollutant by volume, nationwide. Read more
You’ve hooked a nice fish. Line is peeling off your reel, adrenaline is flowing, and you start to fear you’ll lose the fish, a big one no less. If you want to increase your odds of landing a good fish, stop thinking you might lose it. It’s only a fish. Relax. Read more
The Upper Delaware River has become synonymous with the phrase “wild trout,” a term that may seem unimportant to the general public, but is of vital consequence to trout fishermen. Not only is a river filled with only wild trout in the northeastern United States a rarity; it is a major draw as well. But what is it that makes such a fishery superior to another? What is the allure of these wild fish? Read more
AL & John from the band Sidetracked return to Callicoon Brewing Company, 16 Upper Main Street, 8:30pm. John was lead singer in The Hassles ( band Billy Joel first recorded with). No cover charge. 845/887-5500.
Windy Mule returns to Callicoon Brewing Company, 16 Upper Main St, 8pm. Last time they played it was standing room only, so come early if you want a seat. No cover charge, but Windy Mule accepts donations for Cancer Society. 845/887-5500.
While it may be hard to believe, given lingering low temperatures and a still-bleak landscape littered with dirty aging snow, spring is underway. Even for those of us who regularly venture outside to enjoy winter’s many fine qualities, this past winter has felt exceptionally long, punishingly cold and unusually restrictive. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY—Seasons come and go, though someone forgot to tell that to this lingering winter, whose belated passage will not eclipse the memories it imparted, nor the lingering impact rendered on the hardwood or indoor track. We are the sum total of all of our experiences and as such, not only what we do, but how much of ourselves we invest in that undertaking, alters us as we continue to learn and evolve. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library will present author, teacher and bookseller, Kelly McMasters, after a buffet luncheon at the Hotel Wayne on Tuesday, April 8 at 12 noon. McMasters will read from her acclaimed book, “Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town,” and share excerpts from her column for The Paris Review, describing her experiences as a first-time bookseller in Honesdale. Read more