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April 28, 2015
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Photos by Juliette Bergogne

NARROWSBURG, NY — While there are many local farms keeping bees, Juliette Bergogne and Anie Stanley decided to bring the bees to their business—on the rooftop of Maison Bergogne on Bridge Street in Narrowsburg. Above their bustling store filled with antique goods sit three bee hives, a technique used in urban farming. They will have six hives this coming season.

I hope everyone had a happy Easter/Passover/Spring Equinox season… to the extent that such a thing was possible, at least, given all the religiously-themed squabbling that’s been going on recently...

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Well, my heart anyhow, and I suspect most of yours as well. Now that we’ve had a few days in a row with temps above 40, I’m once again reminded of how much I love where I live and that without...

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Among the species of bat in our region is the Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Also known as the Northern Myotis, this and other species of bats have been affected by white nose...

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There are so many established days of commemoration that between Siblings Day (April 10th), World Mosquito Day (August 20th) and National Cat Day (October 29th) it can be difficult to rouse...

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There are many reasons to visit Milford, PA. Long before being incorporated in 1874, the Native Americans and settlers who lived there enjoyed the forests, lakes and fresh waters of the Delaware...

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Tuning in to the shifting of the seasons is restorative on many levels. In the Upper Delaware River region, it’s time to shake off the shackles of the snow-laden season and wake up our winter-...

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Dark Forest Fear Festival in Glen Spey

GLEN SPEY, NY — Dark Forest Creations returns to Burn Brae Mansion to present Fear Festival, an all-new Haunted Walking Trail and Fright House on the 20-acre grounds behind the historic mansion. It will be open on Friday, October 21, Saturday, October 22, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Tickets will be sold at the gate from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Each show costs $10, and discounted combo tickets are $17 for both shows.  Read more

Collages and light at Domesticities

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — Domesticities will present “Dom/exia” with a Light Touch, an exhibition of collages by Claire Coleman and custom lamps by Kathie Fitzgerald beginning Saturday, October 22, with a reception at 2 p.m. at 4055 Rte. 52.

Claire Coleman’s collage series “Dom/exia” is domestic yet dreamlike, a little surreal with a sideways nod to Magritte. They are colorful, thought provoking and fun.  Read more

‘Manescapes’ at the Alliance

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Manescapes,” an exhibit of photography by LaVerne Black, opens with a reception on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Arts Center. The exhibit will be on view through November 12.  Read more

Gallery Grab benefit for CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The 2011 CAS Gallery Grab Benefit, celebrating 40 years of service to the community (1971-2011) will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 6 to 9 p.m., with the Gallery Grab beginning at 8 p.m. The event will be held at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main Street.  Read more

St. Andrew’s presents Brahms, Bath and more

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s will offer a free program of Music For Winds and Strings at the church located at 5277 Rte. 42 on Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Reservations are required; email pcfriedman27@gmail.com or call 845/292-8967.  Read more

Graham to make appearance at ‘Fly Away Home’ showing

HONESDALE, PA — The movie actor Holter Graham is scheduled to make a guest appearance at the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s Saturday Morning for Kids on October 22 at Cinema 6, Route 6 Mall. The event will start at 9 a.m. with an hour of events for kids like face painting, balloon tying and drawing. At 10 a.m. there will be a showing of “Fly Away Home” (PG), a drama about a young Canadian girl who teaches a gaggle of pet geese to fly south for the winter. Graham played Barry Strickland, a friend of the girl’s father.  Read more

Wigsticks returns to Milford Theatre

MILFORD, PA — The Upper Delaware GLBT Center will present Wigsticks, a Drag Show Extraordinaire, at the Historic Milford Theatre(114 E. Catherine Street) on Saturday, October 22 at 9 p.m., with a dance party to follow. All proceeds are to benefit the center’s work in providing support and empowerment to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) community.  Read more

The hunt for red October

It took a while, but I have finally figured it out. It’s not my popularity that draws so many visitors to the front door, but rather the Upper Delaware valley, and the allure of country life, that keeps my phone ringing year ‘round with visitors, looking to soak up some local color.  Read more

Slow Food: One apple at a time

BEAVERBROOK, NY — Cold winds and cloudy skies did not deter several dozen people from visiting the home of Hans Kung in Beaverbrook on Sunday, October 16. Some loaded down with apples picked from their own properties, members of the Upper Delaware chapter of Slow Food and other food aficionados came to participate in the process of making homemade cider, and to bring home a few gallons of their own to enjoy.  Read more

Say ‘cheese’

Last week I made mozzarella cheese. It put a new spin on the old nursery rhyme. Now I know what “curds and whey” really are.  Read more

Cubed vs perfect; 27 vs 28

Tonight is the Martha Marcy May Marlene premiere as part of the New York Film Festival. Beginning its journey in Livingston Manor and Roscoe, it’s since been to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto. I haven’t seen it since Sundance and never projected on film so I’m excited.

Right now I’m in my editing room on 64th and Madison and I’m wearing a tie, which always makes me feel a little taller and sit up a little straighter. Two good things.  Read more

Miraculous monarchs

First-grade students at George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School in Glen Spey, NY recently experienced the miraculous life cycle of the monarch butterfly. Teachers Kelly Robertson and Shari VanHage collected eight caterpillars to kick off the hands-on learning experience.  Read more

The rainiest season

Within a few days, Barb and I will be packing up to return to Texas. Our time in the Northeast has flown by. It is now time for us to be, as Willy Nelson sings, “on the road again.” For the two of us, this has been a most disappointing fishing season. It was often disrupted by a number of trips downstate for various doctor tests and appointments. Further difficulties were encountered due to frequent high and dirty water in the local streams. There was just too much water running downhill.  Read more

CineArt presents ‘The Debt’

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Callicoon Theater present Helen Mirren in the espionage thriller “The Debt” as part of the CineArt film series, from Friday, October 14 through Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Film critic Betsy Sharkley of the Los Angeles Times said, “Bristling with dangers both corporeal and cerebral, ‘The Debt’ is a superbly crafted espionage thriller packed with Israeli-Nazi score settling.”  Read more

Death takes a holiday

It’s odd sometimes, how we mark the passage of time. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays—even mourning the death of a loved one can remind us of the swift passage of the days, months and years. With almost a year under my belt since my mother passed away, I often question when it’s going to feel normal to not have her around.  Read more

Call for ‘Art in Sixes’

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Alliance Gallery in Narrowsburg, NY is accepting submissions for “Art in Sixes,” a small works juried exhibition to be held from November 19 to December 23.
All media will be considered. Each artist may submit up to four works, no larger than six inches in any direction (not including frame), professionally finished and ready to hang, and for sale. Artwork can be delivered to Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., from Tuesday, October 25 through Saturday, October 29 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Read more

Cubed vs perfect; 27 vs 28

Tonight is the Martha Marcy May Marlene premiere as part of the New York Film Festival. Beginning its journey in Livingston Manor and Roscoe, it’s since been to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto. I haven’t seen it since Sundance and never projected on film so I’m excited.

Right now I’m in my editing room on 64th and Madison and I’m wearing a tie, which always makes me feel a little taller and sit up a little straighter. Two good things.  Read more

Meet Linda Wolfe at Books & Prints

MILFORD, PA — Books & Prints at Pear Alley, 220 Broad Street will host a book signing by author Linda Wolfe on Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Wolfe is a journalist, essayist and fiction writer. She has published 10 books, many of them about famous crimes, both contemporary and historic. Two books will be offered.

Her most recent book, “The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Husband,” is a true-life historical drama that culminates in a courtroom battle that raises haunting questions of racism and sexism.  Read more

Locked room dinner mystery features vampires

CALLICOON, NY — St. James Episcopal Church will host a mystery dinner featuring vampires, a literary convention and tabloid reporter named Vanhelsing on Saturday, October 15 at 5 p.m.

At the heart of the mystery, “Undead! In Person,” is the body of Lydia Marston, author of the popular Midnight series of novels, who is found dead in her suite at Callicoon’s Aquarius Bed, Breakfast and Retreat Center—in a locked room with no signs of forced entry. She has suffered puncture wounds to the throat. Theories as to the cause of death range from the common-sense to the supernatural.  Read more

‘A Self Portrait of Alzheimers’

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “A Self Portrait of Alzheimer’s,” featuring the work of Ruth Levine, will be on display at The Nutshell Arts Center on October 15, 16, 22 and 23, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. Described as “one woman’s descent into Alzheimer’s as seen through her art,” the event is a fundraiser for the Alzheimers Association. The Nutshell is located on Route 52.

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