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October 04, 2015
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Three days of 3D

CALLICOON, NY — Can you imagine: 3D printing in Sullivan County? That is what North School Studio envisions, and they brought that vision to life with a 3D printing lab workshop this past weekend in Callicoon.  Read more

Beads bloom into smiles

HONESDALE, PA — A new business has opened in Honesdale at 10th and Main streets. BLOOM sells jewelry, beads, scarves, pottery and more. But that’s not all. The beads you see in the store are the same glass and silver ones used for The Portable Playhouse, a non-profit organization that brings jewelry making to hospitals.  Read more

Hope lives here: Billy’s New Hope Barn; Honesdale farm animal rescue seeks support

HONESDALE, PA — When you’re doing your heart’s work, it shows. Perhaps it’s the sparkle in Marcie Bunting’s eyes as she talks about Toby and the deformed legs he’s working hard to overcome, or the smile that lights up her face as she watches the rescued farm animals roam around the sheltering home they’ve found at Billy’s New Hope Barn.  Read more

I broke my New Year’s resolution (and I’m sure you did, too)

New Year’s resolutions, we make ‘em and we break ‘em. That’s the sort of fact that everyone knows, and yet every year we revel in the idea of creating our own personalized list of resolutions. We feel giddy as we think about how much this year is going to be totally better than last year, and we’ll be our healthiest, well-rested, on-time selves. We feel kinship as we ask our friends what their resolutions are, and become overwhelmed with appreciation and admiration when they think of a resolution so great you hadn’t even thought of it.  Read more

TRR turns 40: Join our year-long celebration

NARROWSBURG, NY — The River Reporter is turning 40 years old this year, and we are going to be partying all year long to celebrate. You’re invited.

Our actual anniversary isn’t until December, but we’ll be leading up to that with a variety of special articles, retrospectives, activities and promotions.  Read more

A cup of holiday cheer; Drinking local is a joy of the season

REGION — Just as fine food has the power to exalt any holiday celebration, so do fine alcoholic beverages (in suitable moderation). And just as we in the Upper Delaware River Valley are blessed with a variety of excellent local food sources, we also have quite a few providers of drink, from spirits to wine to beer and ale. We contacted a number of the local distilleries, breweries and wineries and asked them for their recommendations for your holiday parties. Here’s what they came up with.  Read more

Local art for the holidays; The perfect last-minute gift

REGION — It’s one week before Christmas and you might still need to get gifts for loved ones on your list. A great gift idea is to purchase local art from one of the many galleries in our area. Many galleries are exhibiting special holiday shows, and they won’t be on display for much longer. So not only will you be shopping, but you can also take this time to view the exhibits, support local art, and have a good time. Buying art is a special and one-of-a-kind gift that people will appreciate. It also supports local artists and gives money back to the community.  Read more

Sharing the feast

NARROWSBURG, NY – At 11:50 a.m., the crowd gathering in the cold rain outside St. Paul’s Church parish hall is talkative, upbeat, and hungry. The doors to Katie’s Café, a free community meal program, open at 12 noon, but the wet weather and the guests’ unbridled enthusiasm guarantee early admission. In they come, trying to guess the menu from the aromas that greet them.  Read more

Adding the new to the old: How to build an addition on vintage houses

As owners of vintage houses know, each house has its own character, often just waiting to be discovered when a renovation project or home addition is planned, according to nationally known architect Mark Alan Hewitt. Along with Gordon Bock, the former editor of This Old House Journal, he gave a presentation about working on old houses at Lumberland Town Hall in early October to a full house. Their talk was based on a book they have co-authored on the subject, “The Vintage House,” which is full of ideas for sensitive additions and successful upgrades.  Read more

The out back

My 90-something great-grandfather had one in the ‘50s—a little house behind the bare-bones cottage that lacked even running water. It looked like a Tobacco Road shack and smelled to high heaven, but it served its purpose as a no-frills answer to nature’s calls.  Read more