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The cast and crew of “Other People’s Money.” From left to right: Assistant stage manager Jess Beverege, Peter Walsh, Chet Carlin (seated), Heidi Mollenhauer, Kirk Wise, Naomi Holoch and production stage manager Janet Burgan.
 

‘Other People’s Money’ and the importance of local action

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.


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Owner and operator Cooper Boone says that “Halloween is my favorite time of year—and fall in general.”

Foundry42 spreads the Halloween spirit

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.


Photo by Charles Wilkin

2 Queens Honey has bee yards like this in locations around the region.

Charles Wilkin: bee whisperer

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.


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The Liberty Museum & Arts Center

Poetry readings from across the region at Liberty Museum & Arts Center

LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Museum & Arts Center plays host to a variety of events with a variety of purposes—from art shows to jazz festivals to chili cook-offs—and this Saturday, it holds its 11th annual Poetry Festival, an event where wordsmiths of all stripes and specialties are invited to submit their work and present it to an eager audie


Photo by Bettina Lewin

Laura Silverman, founder and curator of the Outside Institute

Exploring the woods with The Outside Institute

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The bond between humanity and nature is one that often goes unseen and unspoken, but those who want to better understand that bond around the Upper Delaware have a new outlet: The Outside Institute, a new program in the area that approaches nature from exploratory and culinary perspectives.


TRR photos by Ian Pugh

Vincenzo “Vinny” Doria poses with his partner, Kori Carter, to show off the local ingredients used in their recipes.

Uncle Vinny’s provides farm-to-table Italian food to Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — A new restaurant has opened in the heart of Narrowsburg: Uncle Vinny’s, an experience with authentic Italian cuisine as delivered by owner, namesake and veteran restaurateur Vincenzo Doria.


TRR photos by Ian Pugh

This is the exterior of Loose Leaf Pages at 627 Main St. in Honesdale.

Loose Leaf Pages serves tea and literature in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — Since its grand opening in May, Loose Leaf Pages has served as a welcome addition to Main Street in Honesdale: a combination bookstore and teashop that offers written works from independent publishers and local writers, tea from local sources and activities for aspiring writers and voracious readers alike.


TRR photo by Tanya Hubbert

Graphic designer Amanda Reed is hiding rocks for free subscriptions throughout Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY. Be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Does your hometown rock? Tell the world!

I like to think that I know everything, including what’s popular, what people are talking about and what’s “trending”—but apparently, I’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, unaware that what everyone is talking about is… rocks.


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The Ten Mile River Scout Museum, situated at TMR’s Headquarters Camp, features many glimpses at Ten Mile River’s past.

Ten Mile River Scout Camps hosts alumni weekend

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Ten Mile River Scout Camp (TMR) comprises a 12,000-acre area, a site selected for the Boy Scouts in part by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his tenure as president of the New York City Boy Scout Foundation.


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

While there are multiple signs at the Mountaindale Rails to Trails entrance, there is nothing to indicate that the Peace Walk awaits hikers.

A peaceful walk in the woods

If you look hard enough, there is always something unusual to explore in the Catskills, and I recently discovered an interesting blurb online that caught my attention. “The Peace Walk outdoor art exhibit is now open on the Rails to Trails in Mountaindale,” announced the alert.

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