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December 2014

TRR's first issue

The River Reporter turns 40 in 2015. This is a copy of our very first issue.

TRR's first issue

The River Reporter celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Here is a copy of the front page of the very first issue.


The new year is upon us, and with its arrival comes the opportunity to re-consider our commitment to the spectacular natural resources we are blessed with here in the Upper Delaware River region. Most of us already “walk our talk” at various levels on behalf of those resources; but there is always more that can be done.

Following are a few suggestions to launch your list of New Year’s Enviro-resolutions:  Read more

Eagle watching

LACKAWAXEN, PA AND BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and its partners will hold a series of eagle-watching events all winter long in Pennsylvania and New York, including guided bus tours, the second annual Eagle Day at the Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center and more.

Bus tours  Read more

In the rearview mirror (Part I)

SULLIVAN COUNTY NY — “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so they say. This week and next enjoy a visual replay of some of the dynamic athletes who have made 2014 a year to remember. All of these photos were featured in The River Reporter.

Stay healthy this New Year

By Addy Bodnaruik

With the New Year approaching rapidly, everyone scrambles to create a list of resolutions that it seems rarely become accomplished. Don’t you hate watching year after year go by without a thing changing? This year try something a little simpler.

Join me and the Sullivan County Dairy Court in eating the right diet, while including three servings of dairy every day and getting 60 minutes of exercise as well. Together we can accomplish those resolutions and feel great while doing them.  Read more

My favorite things

As 2014 draws to a close, I can’t help but review the last year in my head. Since I’m often feeble-minded, I feel fortunate to have my trusty camera and the photos therein, with which to refresh my memory as I peruse the pictures, recalling the many opportunities I’ve had to capture the world of arts and leisure here in the Upper Delaware River region.  Read more

Chanukah celebrations

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Chanukah was celebrated by a number of special events this year in Sullivan County. On the first night, there was a grand menorah lighting in front of Dutchess Restaurant in Rock Hill, organized by Rabbi Simcha Zajac of the Chabad and the Rock Hill Business and Community Association. On the third night, there was a menorah lighting at Shop Rite in Monticello, followed by refreshments and crafts. And as seen in these photos, there were celebrations at Rock Hill, Monticello and Liberty.

Funk and jazz in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — On Saturday, January 3 at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents will showcase a jazz, funk and improvisation group, The Dirk Quinn Band, at the Silk Mill at 8 Silk Mill Dr. “Fleet-fingered Philadelphia-based guitarist Dirk Quinn could easily be mistaken for the son of legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck. However, Dirk’s fiery electric work is firmly rooted in jazz and, in the context of this four-piece band, it’s alloyed with insistent, funky grooves to create a brilliantly lava-laden form of electric fusion,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.  Read more

Garvey, Yoder at Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Riverfolk Concerts at The Cooperage will welcome back Connor Garvey on Sunday, January 11 at 3 p.m. Among Garvey’s awards are the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Singer Songwriter Showcase winner and 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winner. He will appear with special guests the Brad Yoder Duo.

Garvey’s songs (connorgarveysongs.com) are a mixture of folk-funk guitar and ukulele, soulful vocals and paradoxical metaphors. His rhythmic string foundations provide a background for his most prominent instrument, his voice.  Read more