Posted 12/31/69

Missing Pieces gallery to close; final show open now

HONESDALE, PA — Come see the final show, “Let’s Get Real,” at the Missing Pieces gallery on Main Street. You can meet …

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Missing Pieces gallery to close; final show open now

HONESDALE, PA — Come see the final show, “Let’s Get Real,” at the Missing Pieces gallery on Main Street.
You can meet the artists at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9.
Eight years ago, Sue Foster opened Missing Pieces as an art gallery. As she was new to the area, she said in a press release, she did not know any local artists, so she filled the gallery with the artwork of her friends from Pittsburgh.
It seemed fitting to have some of these artists to be showcased for her final show, she wrote. Jan Landini, Barb Jewell and Cindy Berceli are not only talented artists, but three of Foster’s closest friends, she said.
Missing Pieces is located at 959 Main St. The hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.
Foster said she plans to keep the store open until the end of December, when she will retire.
Learn more about Missing Pieces on Facebook at missingpiecesgallery.

Learn chainsaw safety with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

BEACH LAKE, PA — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at the Van Scott Nature Reserve, and learn chainsaw safety with a Game of Logging instructor.
The conservancy will host two workshops; the first is on Saturday, September 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a Women and Their Woods event. The next workshop, on Sunday, September 18, is open to all; it takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The training introduces open-face felling and the techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore-cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge-wood strength.
The Game of Logging is a chainsaw-safety and -productivity training program. It offers hands-on chainsaw-safety training. Instructors combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation and cutting techniques.
Space for both events is limited, and prior registration is required. The event fee is $15 per person for conservancy members or Women and Their Woods graduates; the workshop costs $25 for non-members.
Attendees should bring a camp or folding chair, lunch and snacks, a refillable water bottle and should dress for the weather with appropriate closed-toe footwear. Bring your own gas-powered chainsaw and safety equipment if you have them; if not, a limited amount of equipment will be available for shared use.
Attendees should be prepared to walk up to 1/2 mile to the felling site.
The event will be held rain or shine, and refunds will not be issued for cancellations or no-shows.
Visit for full details and to register to attend.
For more information, call 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010, or visit

Spare Parts in concert at Bethany Bandshell

BETHANY, PA — On Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m. Spare Parts will perform at the Bethany Public Library.
A traditional bluegrass band, Spare Parts was formed over 30 years ago by New York State bluegrass legend Gene Clayton. After he passed away in 2017, the members of his band decided to carry on Clayton’s legacy by playing traditional bluegrass music under the Spare Parts name.
The band members are Josh Sudigala on guitar and vocals, Don Hardic on mandolin and vocals, Bill Kerchner on the banjo, and Jim Schaffer on bass and vocals.
The concert is free.
In case of rain, the concert will be held on the second floor of the library.
The Bethany Public Library is located at 8 Court St.
Call the library at 570/253-4349 for more information, or find it on Facebook at Bethany Public Library.

What’s the buzz?

MILFORD, PA — The Dingman Township Park will soon be home to a pollinators’ garden.
The garden will be unveiled in an event titled “What’s the Buzz About Pollinators?” It begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 17. There is no charge for the event, but registration is requested by Saturday, September 10.
Pollinators, noted a press release from the Pike County Conservation District, are an integral part of our environment and human lives. Approximately a third of all food consumed by humans requires pollinators to grow. But pollinators are now endangered due to habitat destruction; this affects foraging and nesting sites too.
In an effort to provide these sites for local pollinators, the Pike County Conservation District obtained grant funding to design and plant the pollinator garden in the park.
The event will include a short presentation, a tour of the garden and information on planting for pollinators. There will be a farmer’s market in the park at the time of the event, with locally pollinated products for sale.
After the unveiling, there will be an optional hike around the park’s trails with the conservation district’s program manager, Ellen Enslin.
Sunscreen, bug spray and hiking shoes are recommended.
To register and for more information, visit or find them on Facebook at pikeconservation. For questions, call Devan George at 570/226-8220 or email

‘Symphonious Sounds’ at the SCCO

HURLEYVILLE, NY AND WHITE LAKE, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) will present two performances of “Symphonious Sounds,” one at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 and a second one at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.
The Saturday performance takes place at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, and the Sunday event is at the White Lake Presbyterian Church.
The program features four composers who each had a major impact on the symphonic world. Strauss, Walker, Nielsen and Françaix “could not be more apart and more alike in their musical approaches,” an SCCO spokesman said.
The program includes Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders!,” George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1, Carl Nielsen’s “Serenata in Vano” and Jean Françaix’ Octet.
The SCCO performers include Joshua Butcher (bassoon), Colin Weyman (horn), Katie Curran (clarinet), Akiko Hosoi (violin), Sasha Margolis (violin), Noah Fields (viola), Kirsten Jermé (cello) and SCCO artistic director Andrew Trombley (double bass).
Purchase tickets for the Saturday performance at Tickets for the Sunday performance can be purchased at

Jazz Age comes back to life

MILFORD, PA — Jazz and cabaret music were all the rage in Paris during the 1930s. And on Saturday, September 10, Swiss vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band will introduce 21st-century listeners to the music of the time.
They’ll perform at Grey Towers National Historic Site.
It takes place at 5:30 p.m. outdoors under the canopy at the pool pavilion.
During the 1920s and ‘30s, a press release stated, people were relieved to finally be done with the horrors of World War I. So Parisians and internationally known musicians, authors, artists, flappers and socialites converged on the city’s clubs and cabarets. “Major talents and personalities gravitated toward Paris,” notes the Smithsonian website.
Luminaries at the time included Josephine Baker, Cole Porter, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter.
This will be the last chance for area residents and visitors to hear music in this outdoor setting before autumn sends most events indoors. Tickets cost $25 on Eventbrite or on the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs’ website.
For more information about Eva-Marie, visit
Purchase tickets or learn more at

Knit on!

NARROWSBURG, NY — Do you knit? Do you want to learn? Join the Narrowsburg Knitters. They meet every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library.
Come share ideas and your latest projects. No registration is required.
Learn more at

Cars cruise at the canal

HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society will host a Cars Cruising at the Canal event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at the Delaware & Hudson Lock 31 historic park.
A donation of $10 is requested to enter a car.
A food truck from Hog Farm BBQ will be on site.
The park is located at 179 Texas Palmyra Hwy.
For more information, visit

TMR Scout Museum open weekends during fall

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Museum, located on the grounds of the TMR Scout camps’ headquarters, will be open every weekend in September and October. Hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The museum is located at 1481 Crystal Lake Rd.
Museum personnel will be present to answer visitors’ questions. The museum follows all COVID-19 safety protocols, as outlined in the “Summer Camp 2021 FAQ—TMR Scout Camps” guide, to keep its staff and visitors safe.
Visitors can attend at other times; call or text 845/701-1317 to schedule an appointment.

Jude’s Polka Jets at FCAHS

FOREST CITY, PA — The Forest City Area Historical Society (FCAHS) presents an afternoon of polka music featuring Jude’s Polka Jets. It takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the historical society’s museum, 629 Main St.
The leader of the band, Jude Wasileski, noted that the group has performed in California and up and down the East Coast from New York to Florida. Wasileski, a Forest City native, has been performing polka music in northeastern PA for the last 52 years.
The band includes his wife, Teresa, the percussionist, and Lee Clark, the drummer. Clark has played with the group for 30 years.
A wide range of polka music will be played.
The museum will be open during the concert. The FCAHS museum is handicapped-accessible and air-conditioned.
There is no admission for the concert but donations will be accepted.
Learn more about the FCAHS at

Indie bookstore on Delhi’s Main Street

DELHI, NY — The Lost Bookshop will be open until mid-December at the Bushel Collective storefront, 106 Main St.
Bookstore hours are Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 p.m., and the store will hold community events on select Sundays.
The Lost Bookshop’s events will kick off with a creative writing class on Sunday, October 16, titled “Writing the Natural World.” Writers of all levels of experience and all genres are encouraged to join.
There is a suggested donation of $20.
While in residence, the Lost Bookshop will feature an ever-rotating selection of around 100 titles, including fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.
Bushel’s art exhibits will also be on view.
Bushel Collective’s ongoing programming, including its own book and art sales, will continue as usual.
Learn more and register for events at
Learn about the Bushel Collective at

Tutus and more: Arts and crafts fair in Bingham Park

HAWLEY, PA — The Chamber of the Northern Pocono’s arts and crafts fair will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 10.
The fair typically hosts 100 vendors with handcrafted items, such as jewelry, baked goods, pet treats, clothes, fine art, seasonal décor, candles, soap, face painting, hair bows, tutus, sweet treats, maple and honey products, quilted items and more.
The fair will last until 4 p.m., and will take place rain or shine. There is no charge for admission. Entertainment and food will be available.
Learn more at the Chamber of the Northern Poconos website,

Don’t forget ‘In the Works ~ In the Woods’

FORESTBURGH, NY — The second annual “In the Works ~ In the Woods” festival will take place from Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11 at the Forestburgh Playhouse.
The plays have been cast and the other events, such as play-readings (with music) and conversations with writers and theatre insiders, are part of the event.
It’s a chance to learn how new plays and musicals are born, to find out about a playwright or composer’s process.
For more information, visit or call 845/794-1194.

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