Narrowsburg News for this period, not dissimilar to the news of others in the area, may be summed up in four words: closures, cancellations, calamities and cold! The repetitive snowfalls have made it difficult to plan anything. Schools, libraries and even town halls have been closed. Special events/programs have been canceled with hopes of rescheduling to a time when no snow is falling. A few folks have ventured out and accidently slid off the road, which usually results in a minor calamity more than anything else. And, yes, it has been cold, single-digit or low double-digit temperatures. However, time marches on, and we are in the home stretch toward the end of February.
One event that escaped the wrath of the season was the first of the DVAA Salon Series. These intimate events are always a delight to boost your spirits on winter days. A nice crowd attended the jazz concert on Sunday, February 9 with Sam Morrison and Steve Carlin. It was a pleasure to see some new faces of local residents. The Sunday Salon Series is only $10 per event and a good way to introduce yourselves to local entertainment. In the coming weeks there will be more jazz, a play reading and an artist’s talk. Of special note, on March 30, a local residents Tara Kelly and Tim Farrand will perform on the clarinet and piano. The Sunday Salon Series is scheduled until April 6.
This Sunday, February 23 Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center returns to Narrowsburg with his live birds of prey demonstration. This year the demonstration will be held in the Tusten Theater. If you have never seen and listened to Bill Streeter’s demonstration, you are in for a treat not to be missed. Many return just to view the birds, listen to Bill and learn about these amazing animals found in our local environment. This event is sponsored by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, and the doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with a pre-show of Americana music by Little Sparrow. Seats are limited, so be on time. The suggested donation is $5. For information, visit www.DelawareHighlands.org or call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010.