MILFORD, PA — The Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club will honor long-time Rotarian, community servant and native son Arthur K. Ridley, Esq., by hosting Art Ridley Day on May 10. The day kicks off with the 5k Ridley Rotary Run at the Delaware Valley High School cross-country trail at 9 a.m. If you pre-register (deadline May 7), the fee is $20 for adults and $15 for kids under 13, and you are guaranteed a T-shirt. On race day, the fee is $25 for adults and $20 for kids under 13, and T-shirts will be first come, first served. Read more
MILFORD, PA — The Horse and Pony Club, a Pike County 4-H club at Van Wyk Farms in Hawley PA, chose to donate 10 fire halters to the GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center in Milford. The 4-H members studied the design, followed the directions provided, and presented these special halters to Martha Dubensky, executive director of GAIT, on Saturday, April 19. Read more
CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation will hold a talk on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the D & H Canal Park Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd., (just off Route 209). Museum Historian Stephen Skye will speak about the settlers known as the Connecticut Yankees who played an important part in the rise of the Delaware and Hudson Canal. Read more
HONESDALE, PA — After a successful market season, the winter edition of The Cooperage Farmers’ Market came to a close on Saturday, April 12. The Cooperage will give the farmers a month off between winter and summer market seasons to allow them time to get their crops ready. The summer market will reopen Wednesday, May 14 and run every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. through October 29. Read more
Thank you to all the litter pluckers. Your work makes a difference and grooms our roadways for all of us. Visitors coming to our area love the clean, country feeling they sense as they meander along our roads, and you contribute to that experience. (We love the feeling, too.)
Here are a couple of reminders for you: Read more
Dated 1910, here is a postcard picture of the road now called Rt. 652 in Pennsylvania. The PA boat access is now located along the bank bordering the river on the left of the picture. The boarding house on the right was known as the West Point House. It was removed many years ago as well as the trees in front. It was a dirt road at the time and there was a path along side where the two women are walking. There was very little traffic, and it was primarily made up of horses and wagons. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Woodloch Resort recently added a country market and gas station, called The Market at Woodloch. The Market, a 6,000 square-foot storefront located on Route 590, will have a soft opening the first week of May.
The gourmet selections will include homemade bread, cakes and pastries from the Woodloch Bakery, a Boar’s Head deli, daily prepared hot and cold foods, and local organic produce and dairy when in season and available. Read more
BETHEL, NY — Catskill Distilling Company’s “Most Right Bourbon” was named one of the top 10 bourbons in a competitive tasting of small-batch, single-barrel and special-selection bourbons conducted by a panel of whiskey experts at the request of The New York Times recently. Judges described “Most Righteous Bourbon” as “soft, smooth and straightforward with flavors of maple, mind and honey.” At a cost of $32 for a 375 ml bottle, the 93-proof bourbon was also judged to be the best value among those tasted.
You probably think of dandelions as a pesky weed, but truth be told, they are an eminently edible wild food plant and one of the earliest flowers to blossom in the spring. I have never eaten a dandelion flower, though reportedly they are sweet and mild. Nor have I eaten the root, which according to my research can be eaten raw, steamed, or dried, roasted and ground for a coffee substitute. Read more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — A series of nutritional healing workshops will be held at the Western Sullivan Public Library in May.
“Hot Topic” will be on Saturday, May 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Delaware Free Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library in Callicoon. Nurse practitioner and midwife Sheela Porter-Smith will speak about women’s health, from nutrition to lifestyle, and conclude with an optional restorative instruction of yoga and meditation practices. Bring your yoga mat. Read more
DAMASCUS, PA — The new Galilee Community Garden opens May 15 for any who wish to garden organically. Plots of all sizes are currently available and can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The garden is on the grounds of the Unity Grange, 544 Galilee Rd. Both experienced and beginning gardeners are invited to apply. Gardeners are asked to agree to practice organic gardening methods, not using chemicals on their plots. A plant exchange will be held Memorial Day weekend. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — The public can learn to raise backyard chickens for eggs or meat at a workshop on Tuesday, May 13. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County staff will offer an educational opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the intricacies and mechanics of raising chickens at home. This class will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Read more
LIBERTY, NY — A comprehensive three-day Master Food Preservation Certification series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County on July 22, 23, and 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The series will be held in the new CCE Entrepreneurial & Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center. Read more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) hosted the Decentralization Grants Program Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 12 in which 15 county organizations received funds from the New York Council for the Arts (NYSCA) to assist in cultural and artistic programming. Read more
BLOOMINGBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission will sponsor the second annual Eileen Haworth Weil Scholarship brunch in memory of Weil’s tireless work as a community activist. It will be held Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Eagle’s Nest. Read more