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NARROWSBURG, NY — Everyone knows that garlic repels vampires and wolfsbane will keep werewolves at bay. But what, if anything, in Mother Nature’s arsenal can stop the insidious spread of … more
CALLICOON, NY — At typical open mic nights, which take place at many venues throughout the region every week, a couple of things are to be expected. You can expect to hear covers of at least … more
At her home in Shandelee, amateur historian and Johnny Darling recordkeeper Mia Koerner reads on of her favorite stories about the daring, charming Sullivan County Paul Bunyon. For the full story … more
 In his 1949 book, “The Marvelous Adventures of Johnny Caesar Cicero Darling,” M. Jagendorf includes this tale of one of Johnny’s rafting adventures. ‘Hoops on the … more
In conjunction with his story "Whistle while you work: folk music of the Upper Delaware," Owen Walsh recorded his own rendition of this Upper Delaware working song.  Read the full story … more
These stories were published in the fall 2019 edition of Upper Delaware Magazine.  Eel got your tongue? From the Wayne County Herald, October 22, 1882"Ezra S. Coon came near losing his … more
He felled the biggest bear in the Catskill woods while just a tot, carried a gun that never missed and out-talked anyone who took him on. "When he was thirteen he could outguess and outsmart any ring-tailed roaring man." But who was Johnny Darling? more
This story was published in the 2019 fall edition of Upper Delaware Magazine.  The late Jack Niflot, Long Eddy resident, Town of Fremont historian and president of the Basket Historical … more
“It becomes very difficult to separate fact from fiction when we talk about the Native Americans,” said Sullivan County Historian John Conway, explaining that Lenape didn't leave anything in writing. “So who’s to say what’s legend and what’s fact?” more
This story was published in the Fall 2019 edition of Upper Delaware Magazine. This tale is one of several the famed Pennsylvanian folklorist Charles Skinner collected in his book, “Myths and … more
This story was originally published in the 2019 Fall edition of Upper Delaware Magazine. Folk music is enigmatic: regional yet universal, artistic but utilitarian, belonging to no one and … more
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