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February 2015

Bashakill birds in all seasons

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The public is invited to Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., for “Birds of the Bashakill,” a presentation by Sullivan County Audubon member Lance Verderame, on Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. The program offers a season-by-season account of the incredible bird life of the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, located near Wurtsboro, the largest freshwater marsh in southern New York State. Lance will explore why this is one of the premier birding locations in the state and the best in Sullivan County.  Read more

Senior moments

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There was a large wooden placard in the dining hall of Camp Kokosing, an idyllic place in Vermont where I spent my summers from age eight to 18, and indeed a place in which I literally came to be. Inscribed on that aging oak board were the words, “Now is life’s most precious time.” For those seniors who take to the floor for their final home games of their high school careers, that Senior Night moment of recognition, the flowers imparted to parents and the photos taken comprise a powerful memory that will long endure.  Read more

Button up your overcoat

I’m sorry. I swore that I would not write another single word about the weather, but it’s all anybody is talking (and posting on social media) about. Well, that and Lady Gaga—and I’m not even sure who she is. While I am rarely at a loss for words, most often it’s because I have left my house, ventured out into the world and seen people, taken in a show or attended the most recent art gallery installation.  Read more

‘Arts for Sullivan’ Decentralization Grants awarded

NARROWSBURG, NY — Fifteen Sullivan County non-profit organizations have been awarded $20,056 in “Arts for Sullivan” (AFS) Decentralization grant funding for cultural programming in 2015. An awards ceremony will be held later in the year at the Delaware Arts Center in Narrowsburg. Allocated by the New York State Council on the Arts, AFS funding is administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and judged by a volunteer panel of informed Sullivan County artists, teachers, cultural leaders and business people. Granted organizations and programs are:  Read more

Heyn to sing at Cooperage March 1

HONESDALE, PA — Returning from study and performance in Europe, homegrown opera singer Melanie Henley Heyn will present a recital Sunday evening, March 1 at 7 p.m. at The Coperage. The evening will include tragic opera arias, lilting Viennese waltzes and songs from the French, German and American traditions.  Read more

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

HONESDALE, PA — RiverFolk Concerts will present the multicultural South African band Sharon Katz & The Peace Train at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. The band helped Nelson Mandela end apartheid, and has continued spreading its message of peace and reconciliation through performances and workshops around the world ever since. The soon-to-be-released documentary film, “When Voices Meet,” chronicles the group’s 20-year musical journey in support of Mandela’s vision.  Read more

‘Shakespeare’s Will’ at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan Theatre Program will present NACL Theatre’s production of “Shakespeare’s Will,” by award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen, on March 5 for two performance at 2 and 8 p.m. Tannis Kowalchuk performs the role of Anne Hathaway in a lively song-filled solo performance about the life of Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare.  Read more

Comedy night at the Cocoon

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents showcases another comedy night at Cocoon Coffee House on Friday, February 27 at 8:30 p.m, “Our upcoming comedy night, features Alexis Guerreros and Robby Slowik, who host some very popular comedy podcasts and frequently perform across the nation’s top comedy festivals,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.  Read more

Wildlife featured at Chant Realtors show

LORDS VALLEY, PA — Photographer Nancy Hopping will be present at an opening reception for a show of her work at the Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 Rte. 739 on Saturday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hopping is a photographer, artist, writer and avid fly-fisher who specializes in wildlife photos. The show runs from March 1 to April 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 570/775-7337.

Celtic band at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, February 28, RUNA will return to The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. at 7:30 p.m. RUNA is a Celtic roots music band that draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.

Jim Allford of PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy bound within time.”  Read more