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THE BEAVERKILL — In addition to being the crossroads of two of the world’s most advanced ancient civilizations, India and China, Tibet is home to Mount Everest, the Dalai Lama, some of … more
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event … more
CALLICOON, NY — In August 1963, a young Janus Adams and her mother left their home in the Bronx at 3 a.m., arrived in Harlem and boarded a bus full of demonstrators headed for the … more
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Spinning is out; cycling is in. Thanks to a coronavirus pandemic paradox, much of what was done live, in-person, before the pandemic has since gone virtual. But spinning, … more
“Four hundred and eight thousand, six hundred and eighty-seven Americans are dead. Americans. Americans. Americans.” Toni Young, founder and executive director of the Washington, … more
NORTH BRANCH, NY — Courtney Roche, a 28-year-old entrepreneur from Callicoon, NY, made her dream come through on December 10 last year when she opened up Rease’s Cup, a country-flavored … more
DELAWARE RIVER — For environmentalists in this region, keeping the natural gas industry out of the Delaware River Basin is a top priority. A years-long battle over the ability to frack in the … more
FREMONT, NY — It all started with a Great Courses lecture. Early Christianity might be an unusual choice, but thriller writer and part-time area resident Gray Basnight was interested. … more
Dr. Susan Bailey, an allergist/immunologist in Texas and the president of the American Medical Association, has reassured many people that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. When your patients have … more
EQUINUNK, PA AND HANCOCK, NY — The communities sit roughly seven miles apart—Equinunk on the Pennsylvania side, Hancock in New York—and the Delaware flows between … more
ROSCOE AND LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Fred Banks remembers. “You can’t believe the hotels, the motels, the summer cottages.” The lakes. “Tennanah Lake, Lake Muskoday... … more
Some of the many charms of living in the country are the abundance of wildlife, the working farms, and the lakes, streams and ponds that dot the landscape. In addition, there are picturesque towns, … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — If you’ve known Narrowsburg since before the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad discontinued passenger service between Hoboken and Hancock, you might think it’s basically … more
HONESDALE, PA — Every few years or so, the Borough of Honesdale—a quaint valley town, somewhat inconspicuous under the shadow of the Pocono and Catskill Mountains—gets a bit of … more
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
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