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April 2014

The Cooperage says hello to summer farmers’ market

HONESDALE, PA — After a successful market season, the winter edition of The Cooperage Farmers’ Market came to a close on Saturday, April 12. The Cooperage will give the farmers a month off between winter and summer market seasons to allow them time to get their crops ready. The summer market will reopen Wednesday, May 14 and run every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. through October 29.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Thank you to all the litter pluckers. Your work makes a difference and grooms our roadways for all of us. Visitors coming to our area love the clean, country feeling they sense as they meander along our roads, and you contribute to that experience. (We love the feeling, too.)

Here are a couple of reminders for you:  Read more

Did You Know?

Dated 1910, here is a postcard picture of the road now called Rt. 652 in Pennsylvania. The PA boat access is now located along the bank bordering the river on the left of the picture. The boarding house on the right was known as the West Point House. It was removed many years ago as well as the trees in front. It was a dirt road at the time and there was a path along side where the two women are walking. There was very little traffic, and it was primarily made up of horses and wagons.  Read more

Lizette Anne Schilling

Lizette Anne Schilling, 56, of Hunter, NY, died peacefully at home on Friday, April 25th.

Born August 30, 1957 in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of Arthur L. and Irma Fersch Schilling.

A naturally gifted artist, her drawings, paintings, and poetry enhanced the lives of her family and friends through the years.  Read more

April 24, 2014 - May 1, 2014

Mette Helene Wiklund Amalia

Mette Helene Wiklund Amalia died on March 15, 2014 at home in Smallwood, NY, from complications of a stroke.

Donna Jean Bennett

Donna Jean Bennett of Damascus, PA, a retired food service worker, passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was 71.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jean Blackie will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance Squad or to the Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company.  Read more

Woodloch Resort announces the opening of Woodloch Market

HAWLEY, PA — Woodloch Resort recently added a country market and gas station, called The Market at Woodloch. The Market, a 6,000 square-foot storefront located on Route 590, will have a soft opening the first week of May.

The gourmet selections will include homemade bread, cakes and pastries from the Woodloch Bakery, a Boar’s Head deli, daily prepared hot and cold foods, and local organic produce and dairy when in season and available.  Read more

Local bourbon a winner in taste test

BETHEL, NY — Catskill Distilling Company’s “Most Right Bourbon” was named one of the top 10 bourbons in a competitive tasting of small-batch, single-barrel and special-selection bourbons conducted by a panel of whiskey experts at the request of The New York Times recently. Judges described “Most Righteous Bourbon” as “soft, smooth and straightforward with flavors of maple, mind and honey.” At a cost of $32 for a 375 ml bottle, the 93-proof bourbon was also judged to be the best value among those tasted.

Celebration combines kite flying with campus tour

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host its 24th annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus green.  Read more

Forty years and a bar

Six large crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the lobby of Le Pavillion Hotel in New Orleans. Two oak-leaf gilt mirrors rise above marble consoles on either end of the room adding infinite repetitions of the highly decorated scene. At 10 a.m. on the last Monday morning in April, Jazz Festers slowly tumble from the elevators looking for some chicory-laced coffee to rouse them. Most have imbibed more liquid cheer in a weekend than a bartender pours on New Year’s Eve.  Read more

Another idea for locating the food hub

In Sullivan County, where agriculture is considered one of our primary economies, why not teach it here?  Read more