HONESDALE, PA — The Central United Methodist Church had informal beginnings in Honesdale, according to Sue Graziadio, who serves as the church’s historian. “When they first started, when the first Methodists came to town [circa 1825],” she says, “they didn’t have a building.
A hopeful sign about American shad was recently documented here in the Delaware River.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Lucille Jan-Turan, the daughter of frequent River Reporter contributor Ramona Jan, grew up in Damascus, PA and holds a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from College of the Atlantic.
CALLICOON, NY — Artistic voices run rampant in the Delaware River Valley region—one need only know where to find them.
It all began innocently enough in 1973, when director Jim Sharman and actor Richard O’Brien put their heads together and concocted a kitschy, campy, musical homage to horror, sci-fi and B movies that reigned supreme at the box office from the 1930s until reaching their heyday in the 1970s.
SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — On Friday the 13th, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop opened its third annual Haunted Theatre event at the Rivoli—a maze of masks, costumes and creepy backdrops in the haunted house tradition, spread out across 20 rooms and three floors, each designed to provide a unique fright for the Halloween season.
BETHEL, NY — Fall is the perfect time of year to pile the kids in the car and take a drive in the country in search of that perfect pumpkin just waiting to be made into a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween.
NARROWSBURG, NY — In 1989, Jerry Sterner (1938–2001) wrote the play “Other People’s Money: The Ultimate Seduction,” about a small New England company that tries to fend off a hostile takeover from a crass businessman planning to liquidate its assets.
PORT JERVIS, NY — “Foundry42 is a combination of food, design and events,” says founder and owner Cooper Boone, and since 2016, Foundry42 has offered plenty of all three: music, arts and crafts and kids’ story times stand alongside a coffee bar and retail/rental spaces.
Here in the Upper Delaware River region, we love our street festivals—like much of rural America. One of the many things that sets us apart is a unique perspective on subject matter. Communities gather to participate in wonderful fairs, often accompanied by a parade, replete with costumed revelers celebrating everything from tractors to trout.