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REGION — Just as fine food has the power to exalt any holiday celebration, so do fine alcoholic beverages (in suitable moderation). And just as we in the Upper Delaware River Valley are blessed with a variety of excellent local food sources, we also have quite a few providers of drink, from spirits to wine to beer and ale. We contacted a number of the local distilleries, breweries and wineries and asked them for their recommendations for your holiday parties. Here’s what they came up with.

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Summertime, when the livin’ was easy

The summer blockbuster that just came out in movie theaters about the kids and the aliens doesn’t make much sense. I went to a matinee last Sunday. It was playing every hour, the way those big movies do. I left feeling a little let down and overall disappointed.

It just wasn’t... believable.

Don’t you find that the “Summer blockbuster that just came out in theaters” can’t quite live up to it’s own hype? You’ve seen the posters everywhere; you’ve caught those vague TV spots. The pull quotes. That buzz. Spoilers.  Read more

Haystock 2011 to benefit Farmhearts

CALLICOON, NY — Haystock, a fundraiser for Farmhearts, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping our regional farmers, will be held at the Delaware Youth Center at 8 Creamery Road on Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. The event will also serve as the July meeting of Tusten Concerned Citizens.  Read more

Pain management? Don’t make me laugh.

Last week, after participating in Prayers for World Peace at the Kadampa Meditation Center ( www.kadampanewyork.org ), I was approached by one of the nuns for a favor. Knowing that I drive a pickup, she asked if I could spare some time and help the Temple out with a dump-run, since they had a lot of refuse to dispose of responsibly.  Read more

Learning about local food

Barryville Greenmarket Foundation expands market with new series

BARRYVILLE, NY — This year, folks can get even more than the fabulous locally produced goods already available at the Barryville Farmers Market. The 2011 weekly market has expanded to offer additional vendors and an ongoing educational and demonstration series entitled, “Farmers Teach,” presented by the Barryville Greenmarket Foundation with funding from the Pratt-Heins Foundation.  Read more

A moon moth stops in for coffee

I stopped in the Windy Dog Restaurant in Shohola one morning in late May when Mo, the cook there, showed me a huge moth that he spotted resting on one of the window screens. This moth had large eyespots on each wing, and each of the lime-green wings was lined with a maroon-red border. On each hind wing was a long tail. Mo had spotted a luna moth.  Read more

'3 Designing Women'

BARRYVILLE, NY — The BrookHouse Gallery will present “3 Designing Women,” an exhibit featuring the mixed media work of Yvonne Parker, fiber design by Laurie Stuart and rug design by Liza Phillips, opening on Saturday, June 18. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.

Also on exhibit at the gallery are ceramics by Kim Lust, sculpture by Janet Rutkowski, Walter Kenul and Tom Holmes, and paintings by David Lee Bush.

The gallery is located at 5 Austin Road, off Route 97. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Roots & Rhythm

HONESDALE, PA — Dave Alvin will headline a full day of musical talent in downtown Honesdale’s Roots & Rhythm Music and Arts Festvial on Saturday, June 18, with a performance at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage in Central Park.  Read more

Milford Music Festival

MILFORD, PA — The recently renovated historic Milford Theatre will open the weekend of the Milford Music Festival on Friday, June 17 with “So in Love with Broadway” starring Milford’s Carolann Page. A Broadway and opera star, Page will present a cabaret evening of songs from Cole Porter to Stephen Sondheim. In addition, the newly renovated Broad Street Coffee will offer Obi Kaye, global percussionist, in the first of a series of performances it will sponsor throughout the weekend.  Read more

Local art teacher exhibits at library

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Valerie Taggart is currently displaying her watercolors and botanical drawings at the Livingston Manor Free Library on upper Main Street, across from the firehouse.

Taggart received a BA in Art Education from Elmira College and a MA in Painting/Printmaking from SUNY Oswego. She is employed as an elementary art teacher at Livingston Manor Central School. Painting almost exclusively in watercolors for the past 20 years, she has studied with artists Jack Yelle, Fred Sklenar and Roberta Rosenthal. The exhibit will run through the summer. Call 845/439-5440.

CAS members’ show opens

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society Center (CAS) will present its second annual Summer Members Show, running from Saturday, June 18 to July 17. The show will exhibit over 75 works by members of CAS. The opening reception will be on June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Following the opening, the gallery will be open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CAS Arts Center is located at 48 Main Street and is wheelchair accessible. Call 845/436-4227.

Yard sale supports food pantry

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Mission in South Fallsburg will hold its annual yard and basement sale on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Items include books, CDs, videos, designer clothes, kitchen equipment, china, jewelry, arts and crafts and collectibles. The church is located at 5277 Rte. 42.  Read more

Pharm and Irish Balladeers free in the park

HONESDALE, PA — Pharm will perform on June 20 at 7:30 p.m. for this next week’s Monday concert in Central Park. A family group, they have been performing a mixture of blue grass, classic rock, folk music and country tunes for over nine years at local events and fairs. On Thursday, June 23, the Irish Balladeers will be back for the third time in the Central Park series, starting at 7:30 p.m. A group that has been together for over 41 years, they have traveled the eastern seaboard on the Irish Festival circuit.  Read more

Father’s Day strawberry breakfast

CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The volunteers of the Neversink Valley Area Museum will hold their annual Father’s Day Breakfast and flea market on Sunday, June 19, at the D&H Canal Park Visitors’ Center, 58 Hoag Road, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Now in its 23rd year, the breakfast includes strawberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, French toast with homemade strawberry sauce, coffee, tea and juice. The pancakes and French toast are all-you-can-eat. The event is a fundraiser for the museum, which will be open for extended hours that day.  Read more

Crookston returns to RiverFolk

DAMASCUS, PA — RiverFolk concerts will welcome Joe Crookston on Thursday, June 16 at a potluck performance at the home of Frank and Pat Salt, 17 Mountain Lion Dr. (off River Road). There will be a pot luck at 6:30 p.m., followed by music at 7:30 p.m. BYOB. Crookston, a favorite at RiverFolk, has just released a new CD, “Darkling & the Bluebird Jubilee.”

The suggested donation is $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Checks should be made out to Joe Crookston, and should be sent to Jill Padua, 78 Kirks Rd. Narrowsburg, NY 12764. Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested at 845/252-6783.  Read more

CD release party at Dancing Cat

BETHEL, NY — The release party for the new CD “Jazz in the Living Room,” with vocalist Donna Singer and The Doug Richards Trio, will be on Tuesday, June 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Dancing Cat Saloon. There will be no cover charge. There will be a cash bar, and dinner, though not included is available. Reservations are requested. Call 845/583-3141.  Read more

Yard sale supports St. Andrew’s food pantry

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Mission in South Fallsburg will hold its annual yard and basement sale on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Items include books, CDs, videos, designer clothes, kitchen equipment, china, jewelry, arts and crafts and collectibles. The church is located at 5277 Rte. 42.  Read more

Antique cars and tractors, street rods and buses in Equinunk

EQUINUNK, PA — For the 12th year, owners of antique cars, classic cars, street rods, muscle cars, antique tractors, double-decker British buses and, if last year is anything to go by, Mack trucks will converge on a meadow by the Equinunk Creek for the Equinunk Historical Society Car Show, on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are no admission charges, either for the vehicles or people. Owners compete for donated prizes—dash plaques and plenty of door prizes are awarded.  Read more

Works by Sigunik at Red Eft Gallery in Wurtsboro

WURTSBORO, NY — Red Eft Gallery at 159 Sullivan St. will feature a solo show of works by Phil Sigunick for its final 2011 exhibit, running from June 18 to July 16 with a reception on Saturday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Read more

A July 4 weekend sock hop with the Shirelles

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce and Gemini International will present The Shirelles, the 1960s vocal group famous for “Soldier Boy” and “Mama Said,” among many other hits, at a 1950s-style Sock Hop on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m., at the former Narrowsburg Central School on Erie Street.

The Shirelles’ appearance at the Sock Hop is a special event of “Narrowsburg Celebrates America,” a three-day festival which will be held from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 throughout Narrowsburg. Visit www.narrowsburg.org or call 845/252-7234.

Jewelry trunk show

MILFORD, PA — The Vintage Fashion Costume Jewelry (VFCJ) Club NJ/METRO Chapter will host a vintage costume jewelry trunk show this summer on Friday, June 24 at Mt. Haven Resort, 123 Log Tavern Road. Club members will display desirable jewelry designs from the famous jewelry houses of the 1900s. Top name manufacturers like Miriam Haskell, Hobe and Weiss will offer necklaces, brooches, bracelets, rings and earrings for sale. Open to the public at no fee.  Read more

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