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Our lives are filled with music. We listen to it in our cars and on our phones. We follow our favorite artists on social media channels, buy their music, go to their concerts, and attend live music … more
LIBERTY, NY — How do you build a community? For a zero-waste project that’s coming together in the Catskills, community goes hand-in-hand with food. The Cornell Cooperative … more
HAWLEY, PA — When people look at a new area to relocate to, or to start and raise a family, they look at the best homes, neighborhoods, and school districts But has anyone ever thought about … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — After graduating from Tri-Valley High School last year, Reese Shelmandine was planning to go to SUNY Cobleskill to pursue a four-year degree. The Sullivan Promise … more
NORTHEAST PA — Dr. Kevin Beltré, born to Dominican parents and raised primarily in Philadelphia, knew during high school that he probably was bound for a medical career. He made it. … more
“You’re turning into a beautiful red star,” says Mom one morning, eyes shining with conviction as she peers at me from her perch in the bed. I am suddenly smitten with my celestial … more
Mountains call to me. They have since I grew up running through them in Pike County, PA, and when I later lived in the slightly larger range of the Ossipee Mountains in New Hampshire. When I was … more
 CALLICOON, NY — I have always felt this sense of heart-filled joy around children.   Children seem to find joy in the most mundane of tasks.  The simplest things bring … more
CALLICOON, NY — The Main Street Thrift Shop is the hub of what has become a well greased wheel of community resources, organization and information. It receives donations and gives to those in … more
“What brings you joy?” This question came up during a recent trip. It is not a matter that most of us dwell upon as we go about our daily routines. Or perhaps I should say that most do … more
MONTICELLO, NY — I frequently thought that life ended after the age of 65. With the aches and pains. From doctor visit to doctor visit. The boredom and non-stop complaining about all the crises … more
REGION — “If all politics is local,” Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar wrote recently, “the same could soon be true for economics.” Her piece, … more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — “It’s a privilege, an honor to do something for your country and the people in it. And it’s hard to explain, but to be honest with you, I felt like I got … more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — This is Boston, 1775: it’s early in the Revolution, and Bostonians are under siege by the Patriots. But the civilians are also fighting a second battle—against disease, … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “It’s the most upbeat play you’ll ever see about depression,” said Christopher Peditto. He heads up the River Rep Arts Center and its year-round repertory project, … more
REGION — It has happened more than once, the eerie tell-tale flapping in the house. Just last year the sound alerted me, and sure enough, one was circumambulating the bedroom, oddly in tandem … more
CALLICOON, NY — It took 180 years, but it was worth the wait. In 1842, homesteaders John Simon and Catherine Bernhardt Diehl arrived in Sullivan County from Darmstadt, Germany—by way … more
MILFORD, PA — For many, the name Jenni Hamill is synonymous with the decade-old Greater Pike Community Foundation, and with good reason. She is the first executive director of the regional … more
It’s one of those expressions that most people have heard, whether one is Jewish or not. Simply put, it means “congratulations,” and I’ve uttered those words on a number of … more
HONESDALE, PA — For eight years now, the Missing Pieces gallery has been an integral part of Main Street and of Honesdale’s art scene. Even the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) Main … more
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