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July 05, 2015
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HAWLEY, PA — If you enjoy dining outdoors, or music outdoors, or both, consider putting The Settlers Inn on your list of summer destinations. The beautifully restored craftsman lodge on Hawley’s Main Avenue hosts a weekly Jazz on the Deck series every Wednesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. during the summer, rain or shine, and there is no cover charge. Select Friday and Sunday shows are also planned. Next up, on, July 8, the Compass Jazz Quartet will be featured. The series continues through September 6.

On the heels of my recent trip to Lebanon and Greece, and my return to a garden lush from summer rains, I have fallen in love (again) with herbs. Throughout the Mediterranean, green herbs play an...

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Yes, it’s finally here—summer. Concerts under the stars, barbeques, fireflies, dips in the lake and camp for the kids. Summer. It conjures up so many memories of my youth that I can’t help but wax...

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With summer’s arrival, more cold-blooded creatures are making themselves noticed. All of the frogs and toads have started or finished their courtship calls, and some waterways have tadpoles from...

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My uncle George sees the gulls flying overhead as Japanese bombers over Pearl Harbor. I tell him that one looks like the airplane coming in low and fast over Greenwich Street headed for the World...

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I’m often puzzled as to how I will be able to string multiple events together into one cohesive column, and there are times when I fail miserably. I never pick and choose destinations in order to...

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Sometimes, I want nothing more than to offer up expressions of the incredible beauty we are privileged to share in the Upper Delaware River region. Adding words seems to restrict what is best...

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Music inspired by painting

MILFORD, PA — In a marriage of the musical arts and visual arts, Stephen Ackert will present a slideshow of paintings that inspired composers, while pianist Timur Mustakimov performs Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Robert Schumann’s Études Symphoniques on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Theatre, 114 East Catharine St.  Read more

DuPont Brothers at Harmony Presents

HAWLEY, PA — The DuPont Brothers, who’ve been favorably compared to Simon & Garfunkel will be featured by Harmony Presents on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m.  Read more

Weekend of Chamber Music sneak peek

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — A guided tour of “Persistence of Vision,” Weekend of Chamber Music’s (WCM) 22nd annual summer music festival, will take place on Saturday, May 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Catskill Art Society Center.  Read more

Lotus Labyrinth opens at Woodloch

HAWLEY, PA — A new custom-designed labyrinth will be unveiled at The Lodge at Woodloch during a workshop series with the Veriditas Organization. The labyrinth will offer new programming and a serene location for meditation and relaxation in the arms of the forest. Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, associate dean and head of interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit, nine circuits and covers a surface area of over 1,589 square feet.  Read more

Memorial Day Events


Sunday, May 24

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Parade starts at 1 p.m. V.F.W. Post #4947 will march in the parade and will perform the cemetery service at the conclusion of the parade.

Monday, May 25

FREMONT CENTER, NY — 131st annual Fremont Center Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m. The parade route will be through Fremont Center to the baseball field. Special memorial service at New Veteran’s Park (next to town barn) at 9:30 a.m.
HONESDALE, PA — Parade starts at 10 a.m., down Main Street  Read more

Screwdisk files a report

(Screwtape is a very high-level—or perhaps one should say very low-level—executive devil, in charge of the demonic “sales force” in North America. Readers of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Screwtape Letters” may recognize Screwdisk as Screwtape’s descendant. Here, Screwdisk reports to his “lower-downs.”)


From: Screwdisk, Executive VP Sales, HellCorp North America

To: Infernal Board of Directors, HellCorp HQ, 9th Circle, Hades

Re: Monthly SWOT [strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats] Report  Read more

Narcan training

Our loved ones are dying. This simple statement tells the whole complex and terrifying story of the resurgence of heroin addiction. Here in our Delaware River communities the national epidemic has a local face—everyone has been affected or knows someone affected by the nightmare of heroin addiction.  Read more

Ospreys making a comeback

On the day before I started writing this column, I had a conversation with a National Park Service ranger on the subject of ospreys after one was sighted near one of the many bald eagle nests along the Delaware River. There was agreement that osprey sightings are a lot less numerous than bald eagles along the river. Ospreys are piscivores, or fish eaters, so a person would think that ospreys would be at least as numerous as eagles. That doesn’t seem to be the case.  Read more

A star is born

With Mother’s Day on the horizon last weekend, I thought things would be pretty quiet for me and the pup as I perused the events ( scheduled throughout the Upper Delaware River region.  Read more

‘Swan Lake’ ballet to be performed

MILFORD, PA — Pictured in the photo is Marissa Sternfeld, who will be dancing the role of Odette in The Delaware Valley Dance Company’s full-length production of the classic ballet, “Swan Lake.” There will be two performances at 12 noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Delaware Valley High School. For ticket information, contact The Dance Center at 845/856-3373.

Down the Rabbit Hole returns to Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — An interactive workshop that celebrates creativity, Down the Rabbit Hole, will return to The Cooperage on Saturday, March 16. There will be two workshops: the 10 to 11 a.m. workshop will be best suited for kids ages seven to 12, while the 11 to 11:30 a.m. slot will be suitable for ages two to six. Parents, please stay with your kids.  Read more

Time and the Valleys Museum opens for season

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 and 24, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Opening weekend includes discounts in the museum shop and hourly tours of the museum’s exhibitions.

The Museum is open from Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. through Labor Day, and weekends, 12 noon to 4 p.m., until Thanksgiving. For more information about this museum, see this week’s insert, Upper Delaware Magazine.

Party at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — On Friday, May 15, there will be a ‘Cause it’s Sprung! party at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. The celebration will take place in the pocket park in front of The Cooperage and will run from 5 to 8 p.m.

There will be food, brews, friends and games. The Cooperage Café will be open. Members of The Cooperage crew will be grilling up some gourmet burgers (made with local, grass-fed beef). There will also be a cash bar where you can grab a local brew (or two). Popcorn and fruit juice will also be available.  Read more

Cricket Tell the Weather at Tusten Theatre

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance presents Cricket Tell the Weather, a Brooklyn-based string band with its roots deep in the bluegrass tradition, May 16 at 8 p.m. at the Tusten Theatre at 210 Bridge St.  Read more

Books & Brews discusses ‘Unorthodox’

MONTICELLO, NY — Books & Brews will meet on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at Brew in Rock Hill, to discuss “Unorthodox,” by Deborah Feldman, a memoir about a young woman who grew in a Satmar Hasidic community, her struggles living within that community, and her decision to leave.

Books & Brews is a discussion group run through the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Each month, the group meets at a different local bar or restaurant to discuss a book while enjoying food and drink. Copies of discussion books are available at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 393 Broadway.  Read more

‘Scenes from the Attic’

CALLICOON, NY — Callicoon Trading at 26 Upper Main St. will host “Scenes from the Attic,” an exhibit of the work of Brandi Merolla, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Read more

The art of Ron Lusker at Left Bank

LIBERTY, NY — You are invited to follow an intimate journey of Ron Lusker over his lifetime, from realism, as seen in his early portraits, through various art forms, technical experiments, inventions, in Lusker’s personal search, to the non-representational art of his recent spirit-scapes. The exhibit will open May 15 and continue through the summer at The Left Bank, 59 North Main St. It will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment.  Read more

Celtic fusion in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — The Celtic fusion band Ocean comes to Hawley on Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. “Ocean is the East Coast’s premiere Celtic fusion band. The Washington Post has called their show ‘nothing short of spellbinding,’ and with over 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this concert is sure to amaze… Ocean is where ancient ballads meet cutting-edge electronics, where the Bagpipes meet the Beatles, and where fans of all generations and musical tastes can enjoy the same,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.  Read more

‘Structures’ at the Alliance

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Structures,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Laura Borneman, opens with a reception on Friday, May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery at 37 Main St. The exhibit will be on view through June 6.  Read more

‘Riverfest: 25 Years” at Loft Gallery

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Riverfest: 25 Years,” a retrospective exhibit of approximately 50 posters from 25 years of Riverfest, opens with a reception on Friday, May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delaware Arts Center’s Loft Gallery, 37 Main St. The exhibit will be on view through June 6.  Read more

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