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May 25, 2016
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Over the river and through the woods

Stickett Inn proprietor Johnny Pizzolato, center, cuts the ribbon with well-wishers for the opening of Annu Juice and The Store, adjacent to the inn in Barryville, NY.
TRR photos by Jonathan Fox

“Oh, that reminds me,” I wheezed to the dog, “we’re due in Callicoon,” and off we went to observe another event. In partnership with Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability (“like” them on Facebook) the folks at Green Door have created a “Social Media Event” called “The Delaware Is Me” and had a booth set up at the farmers’ market, inviting shoppers to participate. “Join us now until November 22 by sharing a photo for inclusion in a scrapbook celebrating the River and another year without fracking,” the Internet search revealed “hashtag your social media photos with #TheDelawareIsMe and email it to” It sounded cool, and after visiting with Green Door’s Ellie Ohiso and Trailer Talk’s Sabrina Artel, (, I snapped a few photos of my own down by the riverside, purchased some goodies from the vendors and made my way home to check out the pics being uploaded to Green Door’s album on Facebook. The magazine, which “espouses the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society” is (IMHO) consistently on the cutting edge, and I continue to marvel at their ingenuity. During the coming week, I think we’ll go over the river (through the woods is a given) and check out what’s happening on the other side. One thing I do know: we all need clean water.