There’s an ordinary-looking office building in the heart of Monticello, NY, which I’ve passed many times with no idea of the extraordinary things going on behind its doors. That building, 309 Broadway, hosts Action Toward Independence (ATI).
HONESDALE, PA — Since its inception, The Cooperage has been a bastion of healthy, local community living, as is manifest at its weekly farmers’ market. Held both in winter and summer seasons, the farmers’ market offers everything from farm-fresh vegetables to bread to coffee.
MONTICELLO, NY — If someone is in need of help, they may not know where to turn. And the very organizations that exist to help such people also may not know where to refer someone. That is where Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT) steps in.
“Women are the glue of India,” Doug Hilson reflects, standing in his Callicoon Center, NY studio in front of a wall of his photographs. Soon, these revealing personal portraits of Indian women and candid shots capturing them in everyday life, mostly in rural villages, will be whisked away to New York City.
CALLICOON, NY — Artist Rich Rethorn has always felt a connection to water. He and his wife lived in the Long Island Sound shoreline area of Pelham Bay Park/Orchard Beach of the Bronx. They moved to the Upper Delaware area in 2002, and now live in Long Eddy next to Basket Brook. “We’ve continued to live next to water.
One of the major art hubs of the world is the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, renowned for its row of galleries. On a Friday night, art lovers can hop from one exhibit to the next taking in what the artists have to offer.
DAMASCUS, PA — Growth. Change. Shedding your skin. Willow Wisp Organic Farm outgrew its home, and is now expanding and moving to a new location, just five miles away from its current property in Damascus. In our economically depressed rural area, this is truly a success story.
CALLICOON, NY — I spent my Friday night with a bunch of swingers—swing dancers that is. Yoga instructor, actress and all-around guru Susan Mendoza teaches a free swing dance class at The Western Hotel.
Honestly, I’ve suffered from bouts of depression on and off for my entire life, so feeling a little under the weather emotionally is nothing new. “Hey, it’s normal” my friends would say.
HONESDALE, PA — Over the past four years, artists Kathy Dodge and Helena Guindon have been working on a larger-than-life mural in the Wayne Conservation District’s office. The nature mural covers three walls as it spans the length of the office.