Fifteen Sullivan County non-profit organizations received $17,500 in Decentralization Grants (DEC) for 2012 cultural programming at a special awards ceremony on Saturday, February 18 at the Delaware Arts Center. Allocated by the New York State Council on the Arts, the funding is administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). Read more
The Town of Tusten’s Big Eddy Esplanade Selection Committe has picked Chazen Companies from the four companies that submitted bids for a contract to draw up an engineering plan for the project. However, at its last meeting the Tusten town board postponed a vote on the matter, pending among other things a determination as to whether the property owners on Main Street, who need to grant rights of way, will still sign off on the esplanade.
A public meeting will be held on the matter on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tusten Town Hall on Bridge Street.
Tusten town hall, 4-7pm, advance $8, door $10, under 4 free. Benefits French Club European excursion. Tickets: 845/252-6641 or 551-7826.
Learn about immigrant ancestors & how they lived in an authentic 19th century tenement bldg. Bus leaves for NYC in Tusten-Cochecton Public Library parking lot 6am, stops in Monticello 6:25am, returns 10pm, adults $35, ages 8-18 $20. 845/932-8210.
Silkscreen & linoleum block prints by Joyce Ellen Weinstein on display in Alliance Gallery, Delaware Arts Center, through 3/17. 845/252-7576.
St. Francis Xavier Church hall, every Thurs., 4:30-5:30pm. New applicants must bring financial info. 570/729-4038.
Upper Delaware Council (UDC) 2012 officers took their oaths of office at the organization’s February 2 monthly meeting. Seated from left are secretary-treasurer John B. Niflot (Town of Fremont, NY); chairperson Nadia Rajsz (Town of Lumberland, NY) and vice-chairperson Jeffrey R. Dexter (Damascus Township, PA). Read more
Learn to felt with Laurie Stuart at the library, 1-4pm, free. Open to ages 11-18. RSVP: 845/22-3360.
Managing regional roadways during winter conditions is a balancing act that involves weighing the pros and cons of various products, their cost-effectiveness and their impacts on human and environmental health. Ironically, the same products that can harm plant, animal and human life are also the ones that increase human safety when it comes to driving during ice and snow events. Read more
If and when it is built, it will have a sloping roof that will provide visitors with a good view of Fort Delaware and the Upper Delaware River below. The proposed design of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) Visitor Center was unveiled at a meeting in Narrowsburg on January 23.
Along with the specialized roof, which will be made of recycled rubber pavers to handle the foot traffic, the 2,400-square-foot building will have a gallery, a multi-use space to be used as a theater or classroom, two offices for the UDSB and Fort Delaware, a gift shop, a warming kitchen and public restrooms. Read more