The Tusten Town Council met on Tuesday, October 8. Councilman Ned Lang was not in attendance. During the division reports, Andrea Reynosa of the Tusten Local Development Corporation (TLDC) reported that they had recently met and discussed the audit of the TLDC. She said that there are no funds to cover the cost of the audit, and that if it cannot be done, the TLDC will dissolve by January. She also mentioned that a private citizen might pay for the cost. However, if the TLDC dissolves, the Tusten Community Garden will still function. Read more
Following a brief executive session at their October 3 meeting, members of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) set an October 25 date to shut down the panel. Read more
NTSI Defensive Driving Course at Town of Tusten Town Hall, 210 Bridge St., 9am-3pm. $25 per person. Reservations: Call Dominic 845/796-6239 by Oct. 30. Presented by Town of Tusten as community service.
The 85th annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) parade will be in Narrowsburg this year on Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. The parade is hosted by the Narrowsburg Fire Department, and 2013 marks the 111th year of community service for the department. The SCVFA parade returns to Narrowsburg for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read more
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a fall hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail, 10am-12pm. The hike is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email email@example.com.
Haunted History Lantern Tours at Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History, 5-9pm. "Who Killed Joseph Skinner?" and other family-friendly ghost stories of Cushetunk and beyond. Cider, donuts and treats. Donation: $5. Benefits The Delaware Company. 845/252-6660.
The second annual Big Eddy Film Festival will be held this weekend in Narrowsburg at the Tusten Theatre from Friday to Sunday. The festival will include 28 films, from feature films, to documentaries, to shorts and animation. There will be something for everyone. Read more
An account in The River Reporter of Town of Lumberland Supervisor Nadia Rajsz’ effort to acquire property for a visitor center provoked a lengthy exchange at the September 5 meeting of the Upper Delaware Council.
The question of which entity—the National Park Service (NPS) or the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, or both—would be served by the center went unanswered, but decades of past failed visitor center efforts were part of the discussion. Read more
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold a bratwurst dinner, 4:30-7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and all take-outs, $6 for children 6 to 12 years of age, children 5 and under free. 845/252-3919; 845/887-4135; 845/252-7131.
The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will hold the next monthly meeting of its Water Use/Resource Management Committee (WU/RM) at the UDC office, 211 Bridge St., 7pm. National Park Service biologist Jamie Myers will give a presentation on Japanese Knotweed at the beginning of the meeting. 845/252-3022.