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October 31, 2014
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Narrowsburg News

By Jane Luchsinger

Has anyone been down Main Street on the weekends? It has been so very busy, and it would be hard to deny that we aren’t a tourist community. All these visitors shop at our shops, eat at our restaurants and then leave. Some fall in love with our community and eventually purchase a vacation home. In the meantime, here’s a thought. There appears to be a lot of large homes in Narrowsburg. Maybe you own one and have a spare bedroom and bathroom. Perhaps it might be fun to have guests and set up as a bed and breakfast. I know, a lot of you are saying, “She is nuts!” Just think of it as a suggestion. If you wish to pursue this thought, check with the code enforcement officer in town hall so that everything is in order before your first guests arrive. Have fun.

So, if you think Main Street has been crowded on the weekends, wait until this Sunday, July 27. Main Street will close for the 24th annual Riverfest. Riverfest was begun by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), now approaching its 40th year, in an effort to support artists, music, the environment and to give a boost to some of the struggling businesses back then. The success of Riverfest is clear, as you see the throngs of people coming to shop at the fine vendors and participate in the annual auction of original works of Riverfest posters made by local artists. Come early for the dog parade. Better yet, register your dog at 9:30 a.m. for a march down Main Street. Dogs come all decked out trying to impress the judges. Does your dog have a chance at first place? Let the judges decide.

See you then.