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CALLICOON, NY — Twenty-some years ago, I asked lifelong Callicoon resident Ed Curtis if the current boom would last. We’d just seen a big increase in home sales, after a long period of … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — One hundred years ago on November 2, the era of electronic mass communication began with the first recognized commercial radio broadcast in the U.S. Through KDKA, a … more
ANYTOWN, USA — In the aftermath of the terrible toll taken on human life during the Great War of 1914-1918, President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to the nation declaring that November 11 … more
BETHEL, NY — Arriving early for the October 28 wellness workshop on vision boarding, I enjoyed a few minutes of spectacular sunset views outside the conservatory at Bethel Woods Center for the … more
It was the Great Bipartisan Disappearing Sign Cluster. The cluster is—make that “was”—at the end of the bridge from Callicoon, in PA, just under the “Welcome to … more
LIBERTY, NY — The Spanish Castle has stood, radiating past glories and history, for 90 years. But now the abandoned property is more of a destination for urban explorers than the village jewel … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Once upon a time, the U.S. government paid young men and WWI veterans to plant trees. It paid them to build firebreaks, fire towers and access roads. They built national … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — “Seeing a tragic accident that could have been prevented,” replied John Hauschild, Sullivan County Fire Coordinator, when asked what Fire Prevention Week 2020 … more
HONESDALE, PA — If you’re one of the 331,825 people in Pennsylvania who buy health insurance on the exchange, get ready. Here comes Pennie. That’s what the state has dubbed its … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Produced by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), the Big Eddy Film Festival “aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best … more
GLEN SPEY, NY — Peter Comstock calls it the blooming: the brightly colored tipis that have sprung up on school grounds. The Homestead School, Glen Spey’s Montessori school, has adapted … more
HAWLEY, PA — From Broadway workouts, tap and ballet classes, guided meditation to flow yoga—there’s quite a bit going on at the newly formed Hawley Hub right now. But its … more
CALLICOON, NY — The pandemic was, has been, horrible. People have died. Friends have been ill. Our world feels out of control. But there have been points of calm in the chaos. Some of … more
HANKINS, NY — School districts throughout the country are grappling with a conundrum right now. How do they provide an education amid a pandemic? How can they maximize the quality of the … more
The sound of the auctioneer calling prices with speed and rolling dictation, the scent of animal sweat and hair, the feel of that paper ticket clenched in your hand as you listen for your moment to … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Forty years ago, when Dr. Nancy Hackett started her career in education, she probably didn’t anticipate this particular, interesting year. But if nothing else, her … more
When I received the press release, I was immediately intrigued. “Farm Arts Collective continues outdoor arts programming in the summer of 2020 with ‘Dream on the Farm,’ a live … more
HONESDALE, PA — Monique Milleson stands against the background of Anthill Farm Agroforestry, just outside Honesdale. There’s fruit on the trees, the bees in the beehives are buzzing, a … more
If you’ve spent a lot of summers here, you remember the bats. They skimmed through the night, swooping by people out for a walk and gobbling up mosquitoes. Or they lived in our houses and … more
You know conspiracy theories; the internet happens to be a ripe breeding ground for them. “These evil all-powerful people or opposing political party or company or piece of technology did a … more
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