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FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) wrapped up its second annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest on November 1, with 201 photos submitted by 114 different photographers. Nearly 1,500 votes were cast through the SCVA website.

Woodbourne resident Kirby Thompson came in first place this year, with an image capturing the fiery red leaves of the trees surrounding Thanksgiving Farm, where she works in farm education at The Center for Discovery in Hurleyville.

Sports Factory adds services

HONESDALE, PA — The Sports Factory of Northeast Pennsylvania, 8 Riverside Dr. in White Mills, has announced two new additions to its family of services:  Read more

Fiber arts and winter hiking at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a Flying Needles Quilt Camp from Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, with a focus on the fiber arts. Join Patti Shreiner for a relaxing weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Beginners are encouraged to join. The cost of $255 includes lodging and meals; there is a $205 charge for day commuters.  Read more

TRR columnist catches monster brown

We didn’t have room to put this photo in the Incompleat Angler column two weeks ago, but it’s worth seeing, so we’re printing it this week. It shows The River Reporter columnist Andy Boyar with the huge brown trout he caught in the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. He writes, “There’s an old Irish saying ‘Nobody takes a fine fish home through a back alley’—but responsible anglers do release them unharmed and perhaps a bit wiser, as I did with this monster flyrod-caught brown trout.”

Roscoe Beer launches hunter’s calendar

ROSCOE, NY — Students in SUNY Sullivan’s Principles of Advertising class in collaboration with students from the Graphic Design Workshop were recently given the opportunity to create some unique marketing materials for the Roscoe NY Beer Company, one of Sullivan County’s local craft breweries.  Read more

Winter farmers’ market at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The Main Street Farmers’ Market has kicked off its winter session, which will take place on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Read more

Conservancy welcomes Long as artist in residence

BETHEL, NY — For the month of November, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy will host writer and photographer Sandy Long as the artist-in-residence at the protected Lemons Brook Farm property in Bethel. The Lemons Brook Farm Artist Residency, a collaborative project between the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Beautiful Traditions (a community arts integration company), integrates land, civil engagement and art.  Read more

Be trained as an Eagle Watch volunteer

LACKAWAXEN, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold an Eagle Watch volunteer training day on December 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. New volunteers will meet at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center, 176 Scenic Dr., at 9 a.m. Then, new and existing volunteers will gather next door at the Inn at Lackawaxen from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. From 12 noon to 1 p.m., attendees will visit the eagle observation areas.  Read more

Liu paints the park

BUSHKILL, PA — Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donohue has announced that Milford artist Marie Liu has been selected as the park’s resident artist for 2015/2016. Liu is the first artist to be selected for this new program. “The Resident Artist program provides opportunities for artists to create place- and story-based works while allowing the pubic to explore the park in new ways,” said Donahue. “Marie will serve as an ambassador, providing visitors with a way to experience the park through the arts.”  Read more

Free snowmobile certification course offered

LIBERTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s 4-H Youth Development Program will host a free snowmobile safety course for youth on Sunday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The training will be held at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Classroom presentation and activities will be provided by certified instructors with additional information shared by video.  Read more

Local Service to Ag Award

HONESDALE, PA — Bob and Judy Muller, second from left and left respectively, were honored with the Local Service to Ag Award at the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau Fall Dinner. Bob is the founder of the Cold Spring/Rileyville 4H Club and has been its leader for 46 years. In addition to Judy’s 41 years of work with the 4H Club, she was named assistant director of the Wayne County Fair in 1978. Judy and Bob continue to oversee and assist with the 4H livestock sale at the fair each year. Also shown is Karl Eisenhauer, local farm bureau president.

Woodloch raises $15,000 for conservation

HAWLEY, PA — On October 20th, Woodloch Pines Resort presented the Delaware Highlands Conservancy with a check for $15,000 for donations collected through participation in the Green Lodging Partnership program in 2015. Donations collected are $2 per stay, and offer an opportunity for each guest to invest in the future of the Upper Delaware River region. Funds raised will be used to further the Conservancy’s land protection and education efforts throughout the region.  Read more

Slow Food sponsors free apple cider pressing

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware River Valley’s local Slow Food chapter is presenting a free apple cider pressing on Saturday, October 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hans and Cornelia Kung are hosting at 1300 Crystal Lake Rd.

Bring your own apples and clean containers to this first-come, first-served event. It takes about 15 pounds of apples to create a gallon of cider, so plan on bringing enough for a few gallons. Cider freezes very well.  Read more

Talk on the Shawangunks

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Author Robi Josephson will give a talk at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. The topic is her new book with co-author Bob Larsen, “An Unforgiving Land: Hardscrabble Life in the Traps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet.” Refreshments and museum admission are included, and signed books will be available for sale.  Read more

4H-ers meet at corn maze

HERRICK CENTER, PA — Tri-Gal 4-H Club met at Zembrycki’s Corn Maze for fun and a short business meeting. The club welcomed six new members and elected its 2015-2016 officers. They are Brett Diehl, president; Sierra Rutledge, vice-president; Carley Riefler, secretary; Jarod Smith, treasurer; Channing Rutledge, news reporter, and Emma Modrovsky, pledge leader.

Pictured here in the front row are Emma, left, and Channing; in the back row are Jarod, Brett, Sierra and Carley. The club is excited about starting a new 4-H year.
—Story submitted by Channing Rutledge

Forestry 101

HONESDALE, PA — The Northern Tier Hardwood Association, in partnership with the Wayne Conservation District, is sponsoring a “Forestry 101” workshop for landowners on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The workshop will be held at the Wayne Conservation District at 648 Park St., and then participants will head to Lake Ariel in the afternoon for the field portion of the workshop.  Read more

Mentored youth fishing opportunities

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Upper Woods Pond, an 80-acre, natural glacial lake in Lebanon Township, located off Upper Woods Road, is among several lakes statewide that will be stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) for a special mentored youth opportunity on Sunday, October 18.

Youth anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the PFBC and must be accompanied by an adult angler in order to participate. On these selected stocked trout waters, mentored youth are allowed to keep two trout.  Read more

Autumn events at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), at 538 Emery Rd., has a number of events lined up over the next couple of weeks. Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.  Read more

Online leaf-peeping in Sullivan

FERNDALE, NY — In celebration of the season, Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) has launched a series of online VIPeeper galleries at peeper-galleries/. Each gallery includes photos submitted weekly by the SCVA’s volunteer VIPeepers, who each represent a different region of the county.  Read more

Taste of the Catskills festival

DELHI, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper will hold its Taste of the Catskills festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, at historic Maple Shade Farm. Debra Winger will co-host.

This year the festival will feature a variety of delicious food from hundreds of local farmers, artisanal food producers and restaurants, plus craft beer and wine produced in our region. There will be games and other activities for kids, local crafts and live music.  Read more

Watershed alliance holds 5k

EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Watershed Alliance (EWA) will hold its third 5k run/walk benefit at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17. The run/walk starts at the Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company Pavilion on Pine Mill Road and proceeds along Pine Mill Road and Equinunk (Crooked) Creek Road before returning to the firehall for awards and post-race festivities including complimentary food and beverage.  Read more