Transformation Choir will sing the cantata “A Season to Celebrate” by Allen Pote as part of worship services in celebration of the Day of Pentecost, at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church, 2pm. There will be a free will offering to benefit local food pantries. Refreshments will be served following worship. 845/887-4346.
The U.S. Department of Labor is considering closing one of Callicoon’s greatest economic resources—the Delaware Valley Job Corps (DVJC). According to a resolution written by town clerk Tess McBeath, DVJC employs more than 145 local residents, serves approximately 500 students per year and injects $10.2 million into the local economy. The DVJC is also responsible for the paint job that rejuvenated the Callicoon Railway station. McBeath wrote, “The Delaware Valley Job Corps Center has become a valued member of our community.... Read more
Hortonville Presbyterian Church, 7pm. The show benefits the Main Street Thrift Shop in Callicoon, sponsored by I.O.U. (Interfaith Outreach United). Richard Ross is Master of Ceremonies. Suggested donation: $5, family $10. 845/887-4756 or 887-4346.
There’s no question that the Town of Delaware town barn, in order to prevent its contents from flowing downstream, needs to move. It now sits on a parcel of land on Route 17B in the Village of Hortonville where the Joe Brook and the Callicoon Creek meet up on their route to the Delaware River. They are peaceful streams, until they flood. Read more
In contrast with natural gas industry claims that Marcellus Shale drilling brings jobs and revenue to th e localities in which it occurs, economist Jannette Barth, Ph.D., owner of J.M. Barth & Associates, Inc., asserted that local government costs associated with natural gas extraction have yet to be determined. At the invitation of the Town of Delaware Gas Drilling Commission, Barth addressed commission members and the invited public at the commission’s January 7 meeting in Hortonville. Read more
Christmas cantata "Let the Whole World Sing" by Joel Raney at Hortonville Presbyterian Church, 7:30pm. 845/887-4346.
Hortonville- Adults $7, Kids 12 and under $3, Kids under 5 Free, 7am-12pm.
Following a town board resolution in the Town of Delaware that supports the right of residents to lease their land for gas drilling, Delaware Concerned Citizens has sent a petition to approximately 1,300 taxpayers titled “You Don’t Speak for Me!” Read more
When driving through a tourist destination, one thing that clearly bugs consultant Ben Syden is when he is about to come upon a scenic overlook or river access point and there is no advance warning. He and other drivers are likely to blow right by the attraction and miss it altogether. Syden said he had several such experiences when driving along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, better known as Route 97. Read more
Parade steps off Main St., noon, followed by games, live music, food, beverages & more at the firehouse.