About 25 residents braved the thunderstormy weather and attended a meeting on Wednesday, February 24 to discuss enhancements to the Tusten Town Park, located on the Flats. The project to develop a concept for a multi-generational park is being funded by a grant from the Upper Delaware Council, Sullivan Renaissance and the town. The working concepts developed by the multi-generational park committee (MGPC) appointed by Carol Wingert, town supervisor, were presented by Buck Moorhead, architect. Read more
They say history repeats itself and it must be true. About 87 years ago the Narrowsburg School opened its doors to students for the first time, and now, in 2016, those same doors open once again to students. Two classes are currently being taught at The Union (new name for the school): “20th Century Art,” a SUNY Sullivan class for credit or personal enrichment, and “Creative Drama for Kids,” taught by the NACL Theater Company. A funny thing you may actually hear on Main Street is adults asking fellow classmates about homework. Read more
One of the topics written about in the last Narrowsburg News was the community effort to create the skating rink. The opening was a great success. We just need a little cold weather to get our skaters on the ice. Read more
Good news times two!
1) The Town of Tusten has been awarded a $75,000 municipal facilities capital grant to refurbish the town hall. Early in 2015, the town board requested two reports: an energy audit report and a building report of the state of the town hall. That meant that when the municipal facilities capital grant became available, the town board was prepared to submit compelling documentation as to the need to refurbish the town hall. That resulted in the $75,000 award facilitated by Sen. John Bonacic. Read more
Happy New Year! We did it—managed to make it through another holiday season.
This Christmas, many of you may have been fortunate enough to receive an electronic gift—but you may need assistance in understanding the operation of your new gift. For example: a Fitbit. How do you link it to your computer, smart phone or iPad? What information is available? How do you charge it? Simple questions for some and difficult for others. Read more
As the year comes to a close, we are thankful for many things, as we continue to live Narrowsburg. At the very least, we should take a moment to thank two individuals who served us well. Norman Meyer leaves his position of town councilman. He has served for four years and addressed the issues with sincerity and often expressed deep passion as he offered his guidance. Thank you, Norm. Read more
On Saturday evening, December 5, the stars twinkled, the temperature was cool and a crowd of about 200 to 250 people gathered in front of The Union (aka the Narrowsburg School). The Christmas tree out front was all lit up for the arrival of the Santa Express and Santa’s special sled glided into Narrowsburg as planned. The sled arrived with lights ablaze, music playing and holiday favorite characters aloft. The Snow Queen sang to the crowd while Santa, the elves, Olaf and Rudolph circulated and visited the children. Read more
There is no denying it; the holidays are here. Decorations have begun to show at our local stores, and the annual Art in Sixes event at DVAA is a great success. There was a record number of artists, over 100, and a record number of their artworks are for sale. This is a great way to purchase a unique gift for the difficult one on your list, or a way to add to your own collection. Or you can just stop by and enjoy the beautiful array of small works of art created by local artists. Read more
It just seems so unfair that here we are in the midst of a fabulous fall season with lingering colors on the mountainsides, balmy, almost warm weather, and holiday catalogs are already beginning to make an appearance in our mailboxes. At the same time, TV programing has begun the “Christmas Countdown.” If you are over 50 years of age you are probably saying, “Didn’t we just have Christmas recently?” Read more
Ghosts, goblins, princesses and more were seen on Main Street as the children from the Tusten Youth Commission marched in the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 24. The group seemed larger than in previous years and caused all heads to turn in their direction. One couldn’t help but smile at this group of happy children and possibly recall the years of one’s own youth. Read more