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.
Artist reception for Sarah Van Ouwerkerk, renown photographer, titled "Let's Get Lost".....A Journey of Inspiration Through Photography, at The River Gallery, 6-8pm. 845/252-3238.
Herons are often seen in the Upper Delaware Valley. This great blue heron was snapped by Amanda Reed, the production manager for The River Reporter, on August 15. It had been stalking a meal in Little Lake Erie in Narrowsburg when it took flight and was caught on camera.
For more heron sightings in the region, see this week's River Talk.