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December 19, 2014
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Narrowsburg News

By Jane Luchsinger

As the snow gradually melts from our lawns and the temperatures slowly rise to a tolerable range, we begin to see more and more residents out and about. This was surely the case on Sunday as folks came out to the St. Patrick’s pancake/French toast breakfast co-sponsored by the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Catskill Hudson Bank. A special addition to this breakfast was the “topping” table with fresh strawberries, bananas, freshly whipped cream, chocolate chips, apples, etc. The children and adults seemed to enjoy topping their pancakes and/or French toast with delights. Corned beef hash, Irish soda bread—naturals for St. Patrick’s Day—and sausage were offered along with fresh eggs. A special thanks goes to Jim Sackett for finding the problem with the exhaust fan, thereby reducing the smoking effect encountered early on.

Narrowsburg merchants were generous, offering wonderful gifts that were raffled to breakfast guests. The gifts ranged from river tubes donated by Tom’s Bait and Tackle to a basket of sweet-smelling soaps and lotions donated by River Gallery. It was fun to hear the thrill in the voices of the winners as they were called at home alerting them to their luck, Irish or not.

The goal of the breakfast was for the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce proceeds to be coupled with a $500 donation from Catskill Hudson Bank for the purchase of a new refrigerator and/or a microwave oven for Tusten Town Hall. This equipment may be used by residents and the Meals on Wheels program. Ah, the luck goes on….

Change of subject: Do you like jazz? If you answered “yes,” then do come out on Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. to listen to Jazzmosis, a four-piece group playing in the intimate setting of the Gloria Krause Recital Hall at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) as the Salon Series continues. On Sunday, March 30, local residents Tara Kelly on clarinet and Timothy Farrand playing the piano will bring us classical music of Chopin and Bach, with a bit of Gershwin thrown in, too. Both concerts cost only $10 each. For more information, phone DVAA at 845/252-7576.