For some, the night of Saturday, May 7 was a nostalgic reunion as they entered the halls of their childhood school, the Narrowsburg Union. Others walked down the hallway with excitement on their faces as they were about to attend their first dance, the Cinco de Mamacita Dance. Attendees spanned at least eight decades, and grandparents had the opportunity to dance with their grandchildren. Young girls donned their best party dresses and one young gentleman, in his first decade, dressed with a jacket and bow tie, clearly destined to be a future heart throb. Read more
Narrowsburg has an abundance of citizens who volunteer, be it for the fire departments, ambulance, library, Tusten Youth Commission… and the list goes on and on. Again this year, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church wishes to recognize all volunteers with a Volunteer Recognition/Appreciation Service followed by a Fellowship Brunch. The festivities begin with a service on Sunday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the brunch at 10:30 a.m. If you are unable to attend the service, you are welcome to meet with fellow volunteers at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 845/252-3919. Read more
The area of the Town of Tusten is approximately 48.8 square miles. That’s a lot of ground to cover should a fire occur, but we are fortunate to have men and women in Tusten willing to be on call for such emergencies. They are the volunteer members of the Narrowsburg and the Lava fire departments. Although each department has specific areas to cover, the truth is, they are willing to work together and will cross over into the other’s territory if needed. We owe a lot to our volunteer fire fighters. A small way to show our appreciation is to support their annual chicken barbeques. Read more
Officially, spring has arrived. Our experience in the past tells us not to take spring’s arrival seriously for several weeks, but this year seems to be different. The early spring is a gift enabling us to get outside and start our garden and yard work. We can’t be sure what the future will bring, but enjoy the weather, get your work done and maybe you will have time for those projects you have been putting off for a long time. Read more
This is the time of year when, no matter where we are from, we all seem to become Irish. We eat Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and wear green. This year, Narrowsburg’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin when Paul Nanni and Marla Pucetti from the Heron Restaurant return from vacation, just in time to serve a corned beef and cabbage buffet at 3 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17, $20 for adults, $12 for children. Read more
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