LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host its annual Kite Festival on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the campus courtyard. The free festival is sponsored by the Sullivan County Visitors Association, WSUL/WVOS Radio, Thunder 102, SUNY Sullivan and the SUNY Sullivan Foundation. The event will be held rain or shine. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — “Baited,” a sculpture installation by Barbara Fiore (www.barbarafiore.com), opens with a reception on Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery, 37 Main St. The exhibit will be on view through May 28.
Bear baiting is a method of hunting where doughnuts and other high caloric delights are dumped in the same spot over a long period of time for bears to find. The bears return again and again looking for the sweet treats. The hunters return, too. At present, bear baiting is legal in 11 states. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Honeybee Festival Committee will host a Cinco de Mamacita all-ages dance party with a Latin food court on Saturday, May 7 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Narrowsburg Union, formerly the Narrowsburg School. The suggested donation is $10 per person; free for children under 12. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Read more
GLEN SPEY, NY — Forget about the birds and the buds: when the mitts and the bats come out, you know that summer can’t be too far behind. They emerged in Glen Spey a couple of weekends ago in the first Little League game of the season, and Glen Spey resident and photographer John Cassidy captured these priceless moments for us.
I love to travel. Is that right? Well, not exactly. I don’t love airports, no matter how overstuffed with shopping opportunities they may be. It takes too long to get to them and the parking lots are confusing. How long-term is long-term parking? It took me a while to understand the meaning of the cell-phone lot. Read more
People usually associate spring with the appearance of daffodils and emerging buds from plants in the garden. Indeed, there are many cultivated plants appearing now. Greens from garlic and other good things from vegetable plots are showing themselves, offering promises of tasty culinary delights a little later in the season. Read more
If the old adage (you are what you eat) is true, then yes—yes I am. In point of fact, it’s one of the few things that I can cook and do so a few times a year for holiday celebrations. With Passover in full swing (April 22 to 30), I made sure to have the necessary ingredients in the house while checking my list of events that I intended to sprinkle in during the week. Read more
BETHEL, NY — The Rev Tor Band announce a special live performance of the Band’s classic 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz,” on Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The concert features renditions of all the hits by the Band featured in the film, such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County duo LuxRd. will present the world premiere of its theatrical song cycle “Welcome to My Haus” on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre. In keeping with the name of the project (taken from two different Lux Roads: one in Cochecton, the other in Callicoon), the band is collaborating with local artists to create a multi-media journey through musical idioms, experiences and eras. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase Alexis P Suter and the Ministers of Sound on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, said, “Blues Music Award nominee Alexis P Suter is a bass/baritone vocalist with the ability to go to ‘that other place’ where singers go when they are lost in the music. It is no wonder the late B.B. King and the late Levon Helm were big fans. The Ministers of Sound deliver unforgettable gospel, blues and time-honored American music.” Read more
SHOHOLA, PA — The Artists’ Market Community Center will host an exhibit titled “Founding Mothers” in the month of May. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m., which will include a Q&A session.
The exhibit includes portraits and some interesting tidbits about the hands that rocked the cradles of our Founding Fathers. For example, Mary Ball Washington: we need to thank her twice, once for giving birth to George, and a second time for talking him into accepting the presidency after he was elected. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage Project will participate in the fourth annual International TableTop Day on Sunday, May 1. The fun will kick off at 11 a.m. and will run to 8 p.m. The event is a worldwide celebration of board games that takes place at locations across the globe. Read more
LORDS VALLEY, PA — From May 1 to June 26, the Gallery at Chant Realtors in Lords Valley will showcase paintings by artist Mike Caggiano. Caggiano has studied at the Art Students League, the Omega Institute and at the University of Scranton.
He works in oil, acrylic and lately has been concentrating more on water mediums with particular interest in Chinese watercolor techniques. A prolific painter, Caggiano is always open to new ideas. He says, “There is so much art to love, I love to experiment and discover.” Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Thunder 102 (102.1 FM), Monticello Casino and Raceway, The Sullivan County Visitors Association and the Sullivan County Partnership will hold the 11th annual ThunderBash at the Monticello Casino and Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase Addi and Jacq for a return performance on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. The duo recently was crowned “best emerging band in NYC” when they won 2015 NPR-WNYC Battle of the Boroughs.
Addi McDaniel has been called “a dynamo with a brass plated voice” by the Los Angeles Times, and Jacqueline Kerrod an “exceptionally virtuosic and sensitive harpist” by Classical Source. Addi and Jacq’s musical influences include everyone from Mozart to Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright to Paul Simon. Read more
If you go to the Tusten Town Board meetings, one of the faces that will become most familiar to you is that of Iris Helfeld. She is someone who is so passionate and so involved with community she should win an award. Oh wait—she did. Read more
The growing interest in eating local has earned wild edibles a well deserved new popularity. Few foods better represent terroir, that characteristic flavor of the region, than something plucked directly from the forests and fields. This goes a long way to explain the near hysteria that erupts every year when ramps emerge from the earth. Suddenly, no foodie’s Instagram feed is complete without several shots of these highly seasonal native plants. Read more
Many of my fellow commuters are pet people; they would prefer talking about what their pets did over the weekend to talking about their kids or significant other. Everyone has great stories of the weekend adventures, and with the current turkey-mating season in full swing, some of the stories are quite funny—especially to dog people. We were raising two Corgis who just love to herd these big birds, or squirrels, or just about anything that moves. Our dogs have plenty of area to run on our 10 acres and have been trained over the years not to wander too far from home. Read more
|Fri., Jan. 15||New West Guitar Group at Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line at Harmony Presents|
|Tue., Jan. 19||Dharma the Wonder Dog @your library|
|Wed., Jan. 20||Country Voices Poetry group reading|