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I’ve always wondered what it would have been like to attend the iconic Woodstock Music Festival held in Bethel, NY, in the summer of 1969. Since I wasn’t even a twinkle in my parents eyes at that point—and time machines haven’t been invented yet—I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to experience it firsthand. Last year’s Mysteryland wasn’t exactly Woodstock, but from what I experienced, it was about as close as one could get.

As a young fisherman I can remember the great fishing trips to the Ramapo River just outside the town of Tuxedo. The crystal-clear waters were so clean back then we would swim there in the summer...

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I make it a habit to arrive early when I expect a sold-out crowd to be attending an event here in the Upper Delaware River region, which happens frequently, and last Saturday was no exception....

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As I stabilize my kayak by grabbing an underwater branch to keep from spooking some basking painted turtles on the shore, one thing is readily apparent: the water is cold, numbingly cold. Someone...

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This is a story of a young man who lives in two worlds. You probably live in one of them and don’t even know there is another conjoined.

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I know that I’m feeling it, but for something completely different, I’m unsure where the phrase originated, so I looked it up. “An adjectival phrase meaning to be physically exhausted [duh], it...

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In my last column, I advocated for getting up and going outside to see what’s happening in the natural world. Happily, I took my own advice and was pleased to find the answer is—a lot. In just a...

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‘Planet Earth’ at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, March 21, The Cooperage at 1030 Main St. will present a screening of two episodes of the acclaimed nature series “Planet Earth.” The event will begin at 5 p.m. and wrap up by 7 p.m.  Read more

Jazzmosis and Yasgur in Tusten

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) celebrates the arrival of spring by kicking off the spring concert series with the instrumental group Jazzmosis, playing with Yasgur, at the Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge St., on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Sullivan County-based Jazzmosis, founded in 2011, features drummer Mike Cervone, guitarist Steve Schwartz, bassist Tom Volpe and saxophonist Greg Fiske. The group traces its musical roots to the jazz rock/jazz fusion movement of the 1960s, continuing that tradition during their shows with extended solo and group jams.  Read more

Maple sugar tour and sugarbush walk

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The public is invited to a Maple Weekend Tour at the Catskill Mountain Sugar House on Sunday, March 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The tour will be followed by a short hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, around the mountaintop farm.  Read more

Student artwork on display at CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society (CAS), in partnership with Sullivan County BOCES, will present the annual CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show from Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, April 19 at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. There will be an opening reception on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This exhibition, appearing throughout the gallery, will present the work of high school students from all eight of the county’s districts (Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West and Tri-Valley) plus student work from BOCES.  Read more

Women’s wellness weekend

CLARYVILLE, NY — Frost Valley YMCA invites women to relax their spirit, mind and body; connect with old and new friends and enjoy a weekend from March 27 to 29.  Read more

Historic costumes on display

MILFORD, PA — The Vintage Clothing Committee of the Pike County Historical Society has assembled a special exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination. Members of the committee are seen here with the stage costumes that belonged to Jennie Gourlay, an actress in the play being performed at Ford’s Theater the night of the President’s assassination. The costumes, currently on display at the Columns Museum, are being featured to help raise funds to have them stabilized and prepared for permanent display.  Read more

Combining art and science: Documentary being made about The Weather Project

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — If you missed the NACL Theatre performance of “The Weather Project” last summer, don’t fret; a production company from New York City is now in the process of creating a documentary film about the show. Frank Kuzler, the executive director of DecadesOut, said, “The documentary goes perfectly with the mission of our company DecadesOut. The mission is to foster the dialog between science and the arts as they relate to current issues. ‘The Weather Project’ fits perfectly into that.”  Read more

Where the rubber meets the road

It was a fair enough question, really.

I had just posted some well-reasoned and salient comments (or so I thought) to Facebook about some miscellaneous, transient political thing of little actual import or impact—oh yeah, those emails of Hillary’s—and one of my correspondents called me on it, to wit:

“Why don’t you put this much thought into making your LOCAL politics better and stop the distraction of the big media?”  Read more

Spring hope

Winter boredom reached a crescendo in my house when my kids started playing tennis in the living room. You know it has been a long winter when the kids start practicing swings indoors and bouncing balls off the wall. My son walks restlessly from room to room cradling his new racket as if it were a teddy bear. He is impatient for the start of the school’s spring tennis season.  Read more

Spring into spring

With winter’s waning comes the promise of spring. While the calendar heralds its arrival on March 20, however, the Upper Delaware River region will still seem very winter-like for weeks to come. Meanwhile, here are a few suggestions to help reduce our impatience with this seemingly endless winter season with its ample supply of snow and ice and frigid temperatures.  Read more

Woodloch hosts beauty event

HAWLEY, PA — The Lodge at Woodloch will celebrate National Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a special event in the Lotus Salon. This is a complimentary beauty event. Feel free to stop by for a beauty class, listen to inspirational speaker Petra Kolber or stay all day just to celebrate.  Read more

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

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