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Addie, one of six dogs rescued from a local shelter, is in training to be certified as a PTSD Service Dog and is now living with a local military vet assisting him in his day-to-day life. She is a three-year-old Czech Shepherd. “These animals provide emotional support, companionship and protection from the outside world, which can be challenging for our vets,” ATI Service Dog Program Manager Dennis Simmons said. “Our goal is to serve these heroes as best we can and help them help themselves.”

Action Toward Independence: teaching an old dog new tricks

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).


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The Romping Radishes program at The Cooperage is for children ages preschool through second grade, and features guests such as musicians.

Healthy living for kids

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.


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Martin Colavito is the chair of Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT), a group that brings Sullivan County service agencies together to offer a united front to help those residents who are disenfranchised.

Hope is always in the room

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.


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Artwork by Rich Rethorn

Art for water

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.

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Painting by Ioannis Glykokokalos

Art hopping

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.

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Willow Wisp Organic Farm is moving to a new and larger location in Damascus, PA along the Delaware River.

Farm for sale

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.

Photos by Conor Stratton

That’s me on the left with my friend Corinna as we do the Charleston.

Ain’t got that swing

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.

Photos by Isabel Braverman

Nature mural comes to life

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.

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