BETHEL, NY — The Dancing Cat Saloon will present Folk Fest for Felines (& Dogs) at the Catskill Distilling Company on Route 17B on Saturday, December 14, starting at 1 p.m. There will be musical entertainment, with members of the Sullivan County Songwriters Circle leading off. Other musicians will include Jon Naberezny, Kenneth McNally, Janet Burgan, Ken Somerville, Stacy Cohen and more. There will be a book signing/sale of the just released “Adventures of Kabuki” by Jane Felber-Strauss. Read more
During the holidays, pet parents and house guests appear to not be able to resist the temptation of the alluring look from the family cat or dog as they gaze at your leftovers. All too often people try justifying to themselves the benign effects of feeding that last piece of turkey, dressing, oven-roasted vegetable, or cranberry sauce. Contrary to public belief, even the smallest amount of table food can cause serious illness. Read more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present a roundtable discussion of visual artists to discuss how materials in many different mediums can affect health and the environment. The discussion, led by Kalika Stern, the Society for Folk Arts Preservation; Robin Dintiman, sculptor; and Nancy Wells, artist, will take place at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. on December 13 at 2 p.m. Read more
In the spring of 1948, the Narrowsburg Airport, Malcolm Dexter’s business venture, was in full swing with many area residents learning to fly. It was located where Lander’s campground now is, and Mr. Dexter had built hangers, hired an instructor and offered training to acquire a pilot’s license. Here, waiting for a spin in Dexter’s Navion are, left to right, Shirley Reith, Jeanne Slater, Charlotte Hamje and Kate Dexter, Malcolm’s daughter. Dexter’s tragic death in July of 1948 led to the slow demise of the business. Read more
What would life be like without a few curves and bumps along the road? Unfortunately, the curves and bumps for many of us lately seem to be in the form of a miserable, drippy head cold that we have been experiencing recently. If that weren’t enough, we were hit with more drips, in the form of rain on Saturday, December 6, interfering with the Narrowsburg visit of the Santa Express. Hopefully many of you were able to catch Santa on Sunday, December 7 in a neighboring area. His visit is never disappointing and worth the trip. Read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Pike County Historical Society’s Lincoln Flag, normally housed at the Columns Museum in Milford, PA, will be part of an exhibit in Washington, DC next year. The Ford’s Theatre Society has announced that the hallmark museum exhibition, Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination, will be held at the Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street, NW), from March 23 to May 25, 2015. The exhibition will coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and death on April 14 and 15, 2015. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — Consignments, clothing, collectibles, jewelry and antiques are just some of the things you’ll find at a new store in Honesdale: Divine Finds. Located next to the Trackside Grill in Honesdale, 742 Main St., the new store opened its doors on Black Friday.
Divine Finds has something for everybody on your gift list, from old-fashioned wooden lures for your favorite fisherman, tools to help Dad with his “Honey Do List,” furniture and antiques that remind you of Gram’s. Read more
ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe NY Beer Co.(RNYBC), creators of the Trout Town™ Hand Crafted Beer brand, have teamed up with local, family-owned and operated Dutchess Beer Distributors and Dana Distributors to put the Trout Town Hand Crafted Beers into stores, restaurants, bars and beverage centers throughout the Hudson Valley.
“These relationships fit well with the mission of the Roscoe NY Beer Co., which is to support the local economy by providing good products and good opportunities for all involved with the organization,” said RNYBC Marketing Director Shannon “Birdie” Feeney. Read more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Orange Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) Ray Moody, MD Breast Center and Orange Regional Medical Group will offer free mammograms on Saturday, December 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion, 75 Crystal Run Rd. Pre-registration is required. The event is open to women without insurance who are currently not experiencing breast problems, are over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram through this program within the last year. Women who have had a mammogram within one year and are now experiencing breast problems may still meet requirements. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — After an eight-month long renovation and office expansion, Aesthetic Family Dentistry will host an open house to celebrate the grand reopening of its new building on Friday, December 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 155 E. Main St. Light refreshments and cocktails will be provided.
The practice will also officially announce new programs and services during the open house, such as an in-house dental savings plan, and dental cleaning services to non-patients, available without an exam or x-rays. Visit www.AestheticFamilySmiles.com or call 845/610-6732.
Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:
11/7/2104 — Jordyn Elizabeth LaBelle was born to Jessica LaBelle and John Andrew LaBelle Sr. of White Mills, PA. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Dennis Carney of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are John and Jodi LaBelle of Greeley, PA.
11/15/2014 — Jack Elliot Gallager was born to Melissa and Robert Gallager of Beach Lake, PA. Maternal grandparents are Diane Vitale of Lafayette, NJ and Eugene Clyne of Franklin, NJ. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Marian Gallager of Summerville, SC.
BEACH LAKE, PA — John Dzwonar will summarize the lectures and highlight major points and themes in William James’ “The Varieties of Religious Experience” on Sunday, December 7 at 10:15 a.m. at the Berlin Township Community Center, at a meeting of the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The lectures were delivered in Edinburgh in 1902 by James, a philosopher and psychologist from the pragmatist tradition, sometimes referred to as the father of American psychology. John Dzwonar, a psychotherapist with a background in Gestalt and trauma, works in New York City. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A unique opportunity to hand craft table arrangements will be offered on Tuesday, December 9 by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., participants will receive instruction on designing their own table arrangements at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Read more
WAKE FOREST, NC — Eleven-year-old Nikolett Albrechtovics of Washingtonville, NY, coached by Tim Covington of Shohola, PA, has won the 2015 Eastern Juvenile Championships, qualifying her for the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC on January 17, 2015. She is seen here at center. A resident of Washingtonville, NY, Nikolett trains six days a week with coach Covington. She begin skating four-and-a-half years ago and has quickly risen to the top of her division. She recently obtained the difficult double axel jump and currently has two in her program.
[Grace Johansen had technical difficulties getting us this week’s “Did You Know.” We fill in for her with a photo and information from a column titled “Grace Johansen’s homespun holidays,” about Johansen’s childhood Christmases, written by Sandy Long for the December 7, 2006 River Reporter.] Read more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — “Wayne County… Naturally,” a new marketing brand launched in 2014, has been promoting the community and business assets of Pennsylvania’s most northeast county as a great place to explore, create and recreate. Starting the marketing campaign was a collaborative effort coordinated by Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), making it the first time that tourism and business development groups in the county have marketed together. Read more
Once again, just got off the phone with Father Bill. He said to say hi to everyone. Father Bill says he has no control over when he can get out; it is up to all the doctors and the insurance company. He sounds great and he was telling me that he can do 20 minutes on the rowing machine. You go, Father Bill! Read more