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February 2015

White House performer Nakoa in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — White House performer and film scorer for Disney.com, Matt Nakoa, accompanied by a full band, will perform for Harmony Presents in the underground theatre at the Silk Mill on Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m. “The lush romanticism of Josh Groban’s music meets the texture and grit present in the most epic of indie and pop tunes in Matt Nakoa’s voice and songwriting,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents. Nakoa has toured internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India.  Read more

‘The Art of Becoming’

NARROWSBURG, NY — Delaware Valley Arts Alliance will conclude its winter “Creative Conversations” series on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. with pianist, guitarist and singer Kevin Bents in a program titled “The Art of Becoming—How I Got from There to Here,” at the Delaware Arts Center’s Krause Recital Hall, 37 Main St.  Read more

Time and the Valleys hosts water supply field trips

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum now hosts a new field trip on water and the history of New York City’s water supply system, available to all schools.  Read more

Remembering life at the Allen Farm: An interview with Gerry Allen

[In our February 12 issue we reprinted a 1978 TRR profile of Bennet Allen. As reported in that article, the Allens and another family, the Aikens, were the first black people to move to Narrowsburg, NY, in 1960. Recently, Tusten historian Grace Johansen met with his son Gerry to learn more.]

Gerry Allen and I met at the library here in Narrowsburg, NY. Our purpose was to learn more about the Allen Farm in later years. Gerry is a tall, pleasant man and we soon found common ground in our experiences as children of resort owners.  Read more

Gone to potpie

The potpie, that comforting American classic, dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, when all sorts of meats were tucked under burnished pastry crusts to serve at elaborate banquets. Nowadays, four-and-twenty blackbirds have been replaced by somewhat more prosaic options, like chicken and beef. If you include enough vegetables, the potpie becomes the perfect one-dish meal to enjoy on a cold winter’s eve.  Read more

Forty-two Rolling V drivers honored for driver safety

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Rolling V Bus Corp. has announced that 42 drivers have been awarded distinguished GreenRoad Fleet Elite memberships for excellence in driver safety.

The highest GreenRoad honor, induction into Fleet Elite, is reserved for school bus drivers with at least 500 hours behind the wheel who achieve a safety score of five or less for the entire year. A score of 20 or below is considered safe or “Green” driving. Scores between 21 and 50 are considered moderately risky, while anyone exceeding 50 is considered a risky driver.

Windy Kilt 5k benefits ambulance, CASA

NARROWSBURG, NY — A St. Patrick’s Day walk, the Windy Kilt 5k, is planned to benefit the Tusten Ambulance Corps and Sullivan County CASA, on Sunday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The walk will start opposite the Narrowsburg Inn, and will proceed along a figure-eight path through town and beyond, under bridges, past parks and along the river. Pre-register before March 5. First 100 participants receive a T-shirt; first 50 receive a hat as well. Visit www.windykilt5k.com.

Democratic women name new officers

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — At their re-organizational meeting on January 21, the Democratic Women of Sullivan County (DWSC) elected a new slate of officers for 2015. Shown are Lily Stettner, treasurer, left; Joan Stoddard, vice president; Carol Montana, secretary; and Debra Gabriel, president. The steering committee members for 2015 are Kathy LaBuda, Donna Schick and Adrianna Greco. General meetings are held the last Thursday of each month.  Read more

Ann Street School open house

MILFORD, PA — The Ann Street School will host an open house on Tuesday, March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m., in the education wing of the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann St. Meet the teachers, tour the school, and learn about preschool and pre-K programs and more. A book fair for those who would like to purchase childrens’ books and gifts will be held at the same time. Call 570/296-6124.

Tree and shrub program

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District has announced its annual spring tree and shrub program. Landowners can choose from a wide variety of deciduous and conifer trees and shrubs and specialized packets such as nut tree, flowering tree amd shrub, wildflower, butterfly and perennials. Tree size and age allows the purchaser to select what’s right for their needs. A range of quantities is offered at reduced costs to promote conservation plantings. Other items available through the program are fruit trees, ground covers and wildlife habitat housing.  Read more