A few years ago, I worked for a small startup company. At one point, the founders of the company sought outside funding, and the financiers brought in a new CEO, a self-described “serial entrepreneur” from Colorado, as a condition for providing the money to help the company grow “to the next level.” Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On March 11, 12 and 13, Sullivan West will add “Damn Yankees!” to its musical repertoire. The show, based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant” by Douglass Wallop, was originally performed in 1955 on Broadway, where it ran for 1,019 performances. It was revived numerous times, most notably at West End in London and again on Broadway in 1994. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS seeks contributions from local businesses for a silent auction to be held at its upcoming fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Area businesses are asked to help SEEDS raise funds by donating an item to auction. Gift certificates as well as other items are welcome; this is an opportunity to introduce your business to new customers and help the environment at the same time.
SEEDS promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable living, to improve the health of our environment and local economy. Read more
WURTSBORO, NY — There will be a St. Patrick’s Day Party in honor of St. Joseph on Sunday, March 13 from 1 to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order Hibernians, Division 6, at St. Joseph’s Church Hall on Sullivan Street. There will be singing, music and dancing. Doors will open after 11 a.m. Mass, and food will be served starting at 1 p.m. There will be platters of sandwich fixings and salads, Irish soda bread, desserts, coffee, tea and sodas; BYOB. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — On Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Harmony Presents will showcase Americana-Soul band, The Rigs. The Rigs are a trio formed by longtime musical collaborators Eric Robertson (bass, guitar, mandolin), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello, leslie) and Nicholas Falk (drums, banjo, bass).
“Rooted in American musical traditions from the Appalachian Mountains to the streets of New Orleans, The Rigs’ sound is influenced by artists like John Hartford, The Band, Sly and The Family Stone and The Meters,” said Harmony Presents managing director Jill Carletti. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Narrowsburg will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 20, with a Windy Kilt 5k walk/run in the morning, followed by a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Windy Kilt 5k will start at 10 a.m., across from the Narrowsburg Inn, and proceeds go to the Tusten Ambulance Corps and local charities. Lineup for the parade starts at 12 noon, and the parade steps off at 1 p.m. Visit www.windykilt5k.com.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS) will present “Intricate Realities,” a group exhibition featuring artwork by Hannah Raine Brenner-Leonard, Patrick Duffy and Jayoung Yoon at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St., from March 19 through April 17. There will be an artist talk on March 19 at 3 p.m., followed immediately by a free opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Bruce Mackle, former long-time Wayne County Treasurer, pauses at Dairy Day 2015 with a Gammell & Kimbel milk bottle that he recently donated to the Wayne County Historical Society. Mackle donated his life-time collection of over 30 Wayne County milk bottles. These bottles and other items centered around Wayne County’s rich dairy-industry history will be featured in a new exhibit that will open on Saturday, April 16 at the Main Museum, 810 Main St.
Although exhausted from flying around dressed as Peter Pan for last Friday’s Eighth Annual Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Dinner (see page 12), I managed to drag myself out of bed and head out to Narrowsburg, NY last Sunday to check out what’s happening at The Narrowsburg Union (the former Narrowsburg Central School). I had heard that the Union was hosting an open house, where folks could check out the refurbished building and see what courses are being offered for the enrichment of those seeking to learn something new. Read more
Last Friday night, the doors of the Villa Roma in Callicoon, NY swung open once again to welcome nearly 500 guests to the eighth annual Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrity Dinner and Tip Challenge. The club’s newly appointed executive director, Lori Rivenburgh, worked tirelessly with local civic leaders and organizations to put on a show that people will be talking about for months. Read more
The trend in consumer protection seems to be “what you don’t know can’t hurt you.” For example, look at Senate Bill 2609, nicknamed the DARK Act (“Denying Americans the Right to Know”), legislation that would void state laws passed in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine that require labeling of genetically modified foods, and would even make it illegal to label products GMO-free until guidelines are developed at some unspecified future date. Last week the Senate Agricultural Committee approved the bill for a full vote. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Instructors from SUNY Sullivan will be at the Narrowsburg Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, offering signups for the following classes: a five-week painting class that will start on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. (10 to 12 noon); a five-week songwriting class starting on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. (7 to 9 p.m.); a five-week second session of the painting class starting on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. (7 to 9 p.m.); and a one-day drawing class to be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more
The third Saturday in February was a sunny, mild day along the Delaware River at the Lackawaxen confluence. This is a good spot to see wintering eagles from December into March, and Eagle Institute volunteers are present during weekends with spotting scopes and binoculars to help visitors in observing these majestic birds. It has been a mild winter with little river ice, but resident and migrant eagles can still be seen there with a little patience. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County’s sustainable farmers present their annual Food for Thought series Saturdays, March 5, 12 and 19 at Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main St. On March 5 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a talk about root cellaring—storing food below ground in nature’s winter, underground refrigerator—by farmers from The Anthill Farm and Nonnenmacher Acres. On March 12, former farmers’ market cook Jane Bollinger and Alicia Anderson of Lackawaxen Farm Company cook and share recipes for local vegetables that are available during this late winter season. Read more
Well, it finally happened. I discovered a way to combine fundraising, imagination, community involvement and my love of the arts, while prancing around like a fool for the amusement of others. Yep, it’s time once again for the eighth annual Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Dinner and Tip Challenge! Every year the organization (www.bgcorange.org) recruits local businesses and community and civic leaders to become “Celebrity Servers” and entertain hundreds while raising much-needed dollars for the clubs in Sullivan County. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The fifth annual Delaware Valley High School art exhibit will be held at the ARTery Gallery from March 11 through April 4. Gallery member and curator Marie Liu says, “The artists who own and operate this gallery live here in the region. We are thrilled to share our space with our young artists to give them a real life experience of the art business and encourage their artistic efforts.” The students will be present at an artists’ reception on Saturday, March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. 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|