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April 2015

‘Spring’ in Wurtsboro

WURTSBORO, NY — “Spring,” a new art exhibit, opens at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) on May 2 and runs through the 31st. The show features art works by long-time alliance members as well as that of newer members Kitty Mitchell and Alethea Pape. There will be an artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served along with wine provided by Bashakill Vineyards.  Read more

Kite festival marks 25th year

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host its 25th annual kite festival on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the campus green. This free festival is sponsored by SUNY Sullivan in conjunction with Jeff Bank, Thunder 102, the Sullivan County Visitors Association and WSUL/WVOS Radio.  Read more

‘SHHH!’ CAS auction

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present “SHHH! CAS Silent Auction Benefit,” an exhibition of work by local artists to benefit the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St. from May 9 through May 24. The exhibit will feature works by local artists that visitors can bid on, win, and take home the day the exhibition closes. The opening reception will be held on May 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Read more

Nancy Pitcher featured at Chant

LORDS VALLEY, PA — Dr. Nancy Pitcher will bring a touch of spring in May to the Gallery at Chant Realtors LV, 631 Rte. 739, with colorful watercolors and oil paintings. Floral and landscape themed, Pitcher adds to her collection many new works depicting ocean scenes and rock formations skillfully done in oils using a palette knife. Educator and awardwinning artist, Pitcher is making a return engagement to the gallery. She will be welcoming visitors at a reception on Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information and directions to Lords Valley, call 570/775-7337.

Sunday Artist Demo at the Columns

MILFORD, PA — Pike County Arts and Crafts (PCAC) will hold its first Sunday Artist Demo with painter Dennis Fanton on Sunday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Foundation Room at the Columns Museum, 608 Broad St.  Read more

Cajun swing and groove

HAWLEY, PA — Known for their Appalachian, Celtic, bluegrass, swing, Cajun, Zydeco and alternative folk fusion, brothers Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand take the stage at Harmony Presents on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. “Outstanding fiddlers and guitarists, Andrew and Noah are also recipients of the some of the most prestigious awards in songwriting...  Read more

The Battle of Monongahela

CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY — The Neversink Valley Museum of History & Innovation presents its second installment of its history lecture series on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., when it presents a lecture by local historian Frank Salvati, “Battle of the Monongahela: British Redcoats vs. Woodland Indians.” The presentation will be held at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. (just off of Route 209). Light refreshments will be served.  Read more

‘Earth Fusion:” Teppich at Devine

CALLICOON, NY — “Earth Fusion,” an exhibit of works by Naomi Teppich (www.naomiteppich.com), will open at the Cafe Devine, 33 Lower Main St., on May 1. There will be an opening reception on May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the show will run to June 30.  Read more

Growing older in our community

REGION — When her 92-year-old husband became ill in the summer of 2014, she was able to manage well enough, driving him to multiple doctor visits, seeing to his comfort and tending to household chores like grocery shopping, cleaning, meal preparation and laundry.  Read more

The ‘hump and jump’

As a young fisherman I can remember the great fishing trips to the Ramapo River just outside the town of Tuxedo. The crystal-clear waters were so clean back then we would swim there in the summer and collect fresh water crawfish from the river bottom. We kids from Brooklyn considered ourselves a brave bunch, and would scale through the cliffs of the upper falls to one of our favorite fishing spots. At the end of the day we would scale the cliff back to the trail and cross the NJ Transit tracks to get back to our car. Great leaps between the rocks were just part of the adventure.  Read more