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On Tuesday, September 1, two of the world’s most popular musical groups will be performing their Heart and Soul Tour at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

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Successful anglers come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels. Sometimes it is the very first cast in a brand-new fishing career that happens to produce the “fish of a lifetime.”

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The story of a witness to Lincoln’s assassination

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society will present a show titled “For the Benefit of Miss Jennie Gourlay” on Saturday, March 21 at Water Wheel Café. A 6 p.m. dinner precedes the performance. The show focuses on actress Jennie Gourlay, who on April 14, 1865 was poised on the brink of stardom at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. But her shot at stardom in a benefit performance scheduled for the following night was cancelled when John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s.  Read more

Basketball tournament at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will once again host the NJCAA Division III National Championship Tournament in men’s basketball from March 12 through 14 at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.  Read more

Acoustic bluegrass jam

HONESDALE, PA — Robert “Buckshot” Jenkins and Ron Penska will lead an acoustic bluegrass jam will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.
This jam is open to any musician with an acoustic instrument such as a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, tambourine, or egg shaker. Please leave your amps at home; this bluegrass jam is entirely acoustic.

This is a donation-based event and contributions are appreciated. Visit or call 570/253-2020.

‘Sounds Like Teen Spirit’ open mic night

HONESDALE, PA — There will be a “Sounds Like Teen Spirit” open mic night at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Friday, March 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their performing art on stage at The Cooperage. If you play guitar, rap, write poetry, sing, juggle, play keyboards, yodel, this is the perfect place to get some experience and gain inspiration in front of a supportive audience. All ages are invited to come watch and enjoy the evening, but only the area’s youth will be invited to step up on stage.  Read more

Collage and mixed media at DVAA

NARROWSBURG, NY — An exhibit of collage and mixed media by Jeffrey Parker opens with a reception on Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery. The exhibit will be on view through April 11.  Read more

Kyle Morgan at Harmony Presents

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will feature Kyle Morgan and his band on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, describes Morgan as a “gem among performers… Kyle’s powerful stage presence and songwriting was spell-binding the last time we featured him, and he’s going to be just as alarming in his own fiery roots-rock song poetry.”  Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

ROCK HILL, NY — Join the Rock Hill Business and Community Association and the Rock Hill Fire Department for the fifth annual Rock Hill St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14 at 1 p.m. The day’s activities kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a special kids section, located at the Rock Hill Farmers’ Market lot (223 Rock Hill Dr.), which will include face painting, crafts and activities for kids. This year’s parade will feature bagpipers, the Orange County AOH Division 1 Pipe and Drum Band, the Walker Valley Marching Band, local fire departments, community floats, antique cars, horses, veterans and more.  Read more

Supper and Sing at the For Faith Parish

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The For Faith Parish and the Transformation Choir invite everyone to join them for a covered dish supper and to stay for the sing along afterwards on Saturday, March 14. Supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the hymn sing will begin at 7 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and share.

There will be another supper and sing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, and a supper and sing at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

Student Festival of the Arts

HONESDALE, PA — Dan Rodriguez performs the second movement of Haydn’s trumpet concerto at the Women’s Club of Honesdale’s Student Festival of the Arts on February 26. There were other musical performances at the event as well, including Megan Gullone playing Mussorgsky’s “The Old Castle” on her saxophone. Band director Betty Ann Robson accompanied the two seniors on the keyboard. The show also featured photography and art from Damascus, Preston, Wayne Highlands Middle School and Honesdale High School.  Read more

I’m melting!

Well, we all are—and none too soon. Spring is definitely in the air and there are signs all around. I’ve yet to spot a robin, but the birds are singing, the skunks are mating and the sun (it’s that bright yellow ball in the sky) is shining brightly upon the Upper Delaware River region, giving residents and visitors renewed vigor, infusing us with excitement over shedding a layer or two and celebrating the end of what some say was the harshest winter in decades.  Read more

From clear sap to amber-colored sweetness (reprint from March 31, 2005)

LONG EDDY, NY — Above the red sap house, the plume of white, sweet-smelling steam was fleeting—rushed into nothingness by the late-winter day’s dry air.

On damper days the vapor lingers, spreading sweetness throughout the valley and the sugar maple forest on the mountain above Andersen’s Maple Farm.  Read more

Dream house

I suppose most of us carry around a mental notion of the perfect house. I can’t remember a time when this idea wasn’t percolating somewhere in my consciousness, starting with childhood memories leafing through design magazines with my mother. We sketched numerous “perfect” houses over the years, just for fun, and exchanged photographs and floor plans, but I can’t recall that we ever thought about energy bills. Nowadays, I revisit the notion of the perfect house with my husband, especially during a tough winter.  Read more

Cold and ice on the river

March is here, and with it some milder weather can be anticipated. Perhaps not too mild, but at least not the subzero temperatures that were experienced in the region during the latter part of February. During the last week of February, I experienced -10 F. for a low in Shohola, and Don Hamilton, resource specialist for the National Park Service (NPS), reported a low of -20 F in Milanville, PA for the same time period.  Read more

Maybe it’s just me…

No, it’s not about the weather, although I don’t believe it’s just me who is officially over winter. What with March coming in like a lion and all… well, I think most of us are ready for spring. In an effort to get my mind off of the latest onslaught of white stuff, I packed up my troubles (and dog) in my old kit bag and headed off to Livingston Manor ( for a variety of reasons.  Read more

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ at Monti high

MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello High School will present a production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Arnold Hughs Auditorium at the high school, 39 Breakey Ave. The snow date is Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m.
The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Admission is free for senior citizens.

The comedy, which takes us to the French Riviera for a battle of wits between two con men, features a jazzy score by David Yazbek (“The Full Monty”) and was nominated for 11 TONY Awards. Visit

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in Fallsburg

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY —The Fallsburg High School Drama Club will present an evening of comedy with “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21. Meet Seymour, Audrey, the Mushniks and the other outrageous characters that make “Little Shop” a favorite of children and adults alike. Tickets cost $6. Visit

Young artists exhibit at The ARTery

MILFORD, PA — This month, The ARTery Gallery presents its fourth annual Young Artists Exhibit featuring the creations of the art students from the Delaware Valley High School (DVHS). The show is a favorite in the community, bringing out family and friends to enjoy and support the creative efforts of the young artists and their teachers. Their photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry and pottery are always lively, dramatic and imaginative, making for an exciting show!  Read more

‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Bring the kids down to The Cooperage at 1030 Main St. on Saturday, March 7 for an interactive workshop that celebrates creativity, “Down the Rabbit Hole.” This family event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, and will be led by Hana Marritz, local artist and author of seven award-winning children’s books about nature.  Read more

‘All about Wood’ at Domesticities

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — “All about Wood,” a new show featuring fine and functional bentwood sculpture by Kevin Gref and walking sticks and canes by Ron Lindholm, opens Saturday, March 14 at Domesticities, 4055 State Rte. 52, with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Gref and Lindholm will be on hand to talk about what inspires them, and will demonstrate some of their process. New works from Gref and his hydro-powered teakettles will be on display (and for sale), as will Lindholm’s canes and walking sticks.  Read more

‘Radical Descent’ reading

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) presents a reading and book signing with Linda Coleman, the author of “Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary,” published in 2014 by Pushcart Press. The reading will take place on Saturday, March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Krause Recital Hall, Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main St., and will be followed by a wine, cheese and sweets reception. The event is free. Books will be available for purchase for $15.  Read more

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