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October 06, 2015
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NARROWSBURG, NY — Sorry to use that cliché, but it just had to be done. The first Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest is flying into town on Saturday, October 10. The all-day event celebrates the amazing honey bee and features street vendors, kid’s crafts and much, much more. Read on.

Those two words pretty much sum up what I’m feeling at the moment. The summer was a rollercoaster, and even though I swore that I would take more time to stop and smell the roses, the last blooms...

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I like to think that everyone remembers the first fish they ever caught. I am referring to a person’s first fish in a very personal way and not in a generic way, like the first fish that Mark...

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The calls of common loons are some of the most wonderful wilderness sounds to be experienced, ranging from yodels and hoots to long mournful wails. While this intelligent bird is not frequently...

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After the death of our dog Aengus this summer, I spent my time searching online for dogs. Abashed by the fact that we had done the most politically incorrect thing by purchasing Aengus at a pet...

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An unlikely combination of words on the page to be sure, and yet… there they are. Although the Upper Delaware River region is hardly a stranger to filmmaking, I’ve never really considered the...

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People think of fall and for many, the first thing to come to mind is geese flying high overhead and winging their way south. This usually starts in earnest during the first part of October; the...

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The Crackers live at the Cat

BETHEL, NY — The Catskill Distillery and Dancing Cat Saloon will present acoustic Americana band The Crackers, performing live at the saloon on Saturday April 11 at 8 p.m., featuring elements of traditional and modern American music forms including folk, country and blues. The Dancing Cat is located at 2037 State Route 17B.  Read more

Art alliance turns 10

WURTSBORO, NY — This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the founding of Wurtsboro Art Alliance. The alliance’s opening exhibit for 2015 is titled “Celebrating: 10 Years and Growing Strong,” opening on Sunday, April 12 and running through April 26. There will be a reception, free and open to the public, on April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery, located at 73 Sullivan St. Refreshments will be served, and there will be live music performed by local area musicians.  Read more

‘Marisol’ and ‘Hands on a Hardbody’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Program will continue its 2014-2015 season with productions of “Marisol” by José Rivera and “Hands on a Hardbody” by Doug Wright, Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Performances will take place in the Seelig Theatre at SUNY Sullivan, 112 College Rd.  Read more

Troubadour John Flynn at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — RiverFolk Concerts will present John Flynn at The Cooperage on Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. In an era of deep division, Flynn is a wordsmith and poet who evokes our shared humanity as he addresses the times we live in. He was recently honored for his contribution of a song included in the compilation CD, “All About Bullies, Big and Small,” which won the Grammy as Best Children’s Album of 2012.  Read more

Humans of Honesdale; New photography project captures the spirit of community

HONESDALE, PA — The Internet can be a scary place. Hateful comments and illicit activity have, sadly, become the norm for its more than two billion users. However, sometimes, a light emerges among the rubble and the Internet can serve as a beacon of hope that unites us. That is what websites and pages like Upworthy, Buzzfeed, and Humans of New York do, and now there’s a local movement: Humans of Honesdale.  Read more

Health, climate and poverty

I’m a long time allergy sufferer, and my sinuses serve as a barometer signaling changes in air pressure and as a weathervane announcing the arrival of exotic pollens borne on southerly winds. Moldy buildings activate an early-warning system of sneezes and watery eyes. Mold is a key long-term problem associated with the heavier rains and increased flooding caused by climate change, so I always listen up when the health impacts of global warming are discussed.  Read more

Eagles vs. the elements

The vernal equinox has arrived in the region, along with some subtle hints that winter is on its way out; temperatures in the 50s have occurred, but are still getting into the teens at night. March can bring all kinds of weather, mild one day and a blizzard the next.  Read more

Out like a lion?

Waking up to three fresh inches of snow the other day, I shook my head and turned on the computer, positive that I had mixed up the words to Lorie Hill’s old poem in my head. “March roars in like a lion so fierce, the wind so cold, it seems to pierce,” I read. “The month rolls on and spring draws near, and March goes out like a lamb so dear.” Still confused, I rubbed my eyes and checked the thermometer. Sure enough, the “dear lamb” had provided us with 18 frosty degrees to welcome spring. (Sigh.)  Read more

New exhibits at WCHS

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will unveil three new exhibits at its museum on Main Street in April 2015. A sneak preview will take place on Thursday, April 16 immediately after the 7 p.m. board of trustees’ meeting. Members are invited to attend the trustees’ meeting and the exhibit preview. On Saturday, April 18 the museum will host its annual Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Read more

Laugh Tour comes to Arnold House

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Susan Prekel will headline the Laugh Tour at Arnold House on Saturday, April 11 at 9 p.m. The show will be hosted by Jonathan McBride and will also feature Rich Kiamko.  Read more

International TableTop Day

HONESDALE, PA — International TableTop Day will take place at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. on Saturday, April 11. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. and run s through 9 p.m.  Read more

Crackers lead acoustic open mic

HONESDALE, PA — The Crackers will lead an acoustic-style open-mic night at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., on Wednesday, April 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Crackers consist of John Rocklin on guitar and vocals, Ron Huber on the big bass fiddle and vocals, Jan London on lead guitar, Laura Kortright on fiddle and Shawn Caden on mandolin and vocals. This is a donation-based event and contributions are appreciated. BYOB. Visit www.the or call 570/253-2020.

Award-winning author at luncheon

HONESDALE, PA — Award-winning, internationally known author Suzanne Fisher Staples will speak after a buffet-style luncheon arranged by the Wayne County Public Library on Thursday, April 9 at 12 noon. The event will be held at the Hotel Wayne at the corner of Park and Main streets. Staples will speak about her novels set in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Read more

Bluegrass duo in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will present bluegrass duo Billy Strings and Don Julin on Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Managing director Jill Carletti said, “Billy Strings and Don Julin are one of the hottest new acts in the north central U.S., and an unlikely duo. One’s an old timer with a minimalist approach to mandolin, and the other is a fiery young flatpicker with a flair for modern bluegrass. One’s been playing since childhood, while the other picked up music later in life.  Read more

Thomas Kennedy Local History Festival

HAWLEY, PA — The newly renamed Thomas Kennedy Local History Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Hawley Silk Mill.  Read more

Appalachian Mountain Boys at Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The “Duke of Bluegrass,” Louie Setzer, and The Appalachian Mountain Boys return to The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Setzer and The Appalachian Mountain Boys combine traditional bluegrass, country and gospel music with a sound all their own. Known as “The man with Titanium Tonsils,” Setzer is a premier vocalist with a unique vocal styling, heavily influenced by first generation masters Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman. Setzer caught the Bluegrass “bug” in his 20s after attending his first festival.  Read more

Public transportation to the river corridor; New shuttle will link river hamlets to Manhattan

RIVER VALLEY — A shuttle bus service will run from New York City to the river towns in the Upper Delaware Valley for four weekends this summer, beginning in the last weekend in June. The cost will be $40 each way, and the promoters hope the service will be popular enough with the traveling public that it may be expanded next year.  Read more

Thanks for asking

While looking for a clue to the pain in my gut two years ago, I was greeted by numerous medical professionals and their various tools. The emergency room doctors wanted to make sure I was not going to die on their watch, and after they assured themselves of that, paid no more attention. My primary care physician suggested a test for H-pylori and was very pleased with himself when a test proved him right. Antibiotics cleared up the strange organism. The pain continued.  Read more

Deer lore and more

Information is being sought on several matters concerning white-tailed deer in the Upper Delaware River region. In the first, researchers with the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are asking the public how they think deer respond to changes in weather and moonlight. To explore the “truth in deer truisms,” they will then compare survey responses with data from movements of radio-collared deer.  Read more

Battle of the Bands; In tune with Callicoon… and beyond!

“When it rains, it pours,” I wheezed at the dog as we headed out the door last Saturday night, in search of entertainment. I had three musical notes on my list to check out in Callicoon, NY, along with a few art shows and a lecture down by the river thrown in for good measure, so with umbrella in hand (and a slicker for the pup) we took off, understanding that something along the way was bound to get short shrift. “It’s the nature of the beast,” she barked back at me, tugging at her leash, “Let’s roll!”  Read more

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