Narrowsburg News for this period, not dissimilar to the news of others in the area, may be summed up in four words: closures, cancellations, calamities and cold! The repetitive snowfalls have made it difficult to plan anything. Schools, libraries and even town halls have been closed. Special events/programs have been canceled with hopes of rescheduling to a time when no snow is falling. A few folks have ventured out and accidently slid off the road, which usually results in a minor calamity more than anything else. And, yes, it has been cold, single-digit or low double-digit temperatures. Read more
There were several sentiments that penetrated throughout Narrowsburg last week. Those sentiments focused on the loss of one of our own residents, and respect for who he had become. Read more
There are many people working for our town, some paid employees and some volunteers. Of note this time of year is the outstanding job our highway department is doing to keep our roads clear in the inclement weather. The highway department budget is the single largest line item for the town, yet Highway Superintendent Glenn Swenson watches our funds as if they were his own. Expenses are great and unpredictable since we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature—snow, ice, floods, winds, etc. Read more
It has been a cold January and the month has just started. With the recent snows and sub-zero temperatures many of us have spent more time at home and indoors, perhaps resulting in some introspection leading to New Year’s resolutions. The problem with resolutions is they are often a bit too grand, or we promise the same ones year after year. Why not do something different this year? Make a resolution that is truly attainable and useful at the same time? Read more
Busy as he is this time of year, Santa was still able to make several appearances in Narrowsburg last weekend. Poor weather conditions did not seem to keep local residents away from his visit at the annual Catskill Hudson Bank holiday party or the Santa Express. Santa turns a waiting crowd into a joyful group as soon as sight of him is confirmed. This was evident from those waiting in the cold, outside the school on Saturday night, December 7. He was a bit late, but the singing and dancing began as the huge lit-up sleigh turned the corner. Read more
Blink! It’s the holiday season again. There are signs everywhere. Peck’s has a donation box for children’s gifts and food, and Narrowsburg Liquors in Peck’s Plaza will once again sponsor Toys for Tots.
Main Street is beginning to put on the glitz, readying for Saturday, November 30 at 6 p.m. to light the tree and sing Christmas carols. There will be no question what season is upon us. Read more