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May 2015

Music inspired by painting

MILFORD, PA — In a marriage of the musical arts and visual arts, Stephen Ackert will present a slideshow of paintings that inspired composers, while pianist Timur Mustakimov performs Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Robert Schumann’s Études Symphoniques on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Theatre, 114 East Catharine St.  Read more

DuPont Brothers at Harmony Presents

HAWLEY, PA — The DuPont Brothers, who’ve been favorably compared to Simon & Garfunkel will be featured by Harmony Presents on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m.  Read more

Weekend of Chamber Music sneak peek

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — A guided tour of “Persistence of Vision,” Weekend of Chamber Music’s (WCM) 22nd annual summer music festival, will take place on Saturday, May 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Catskill Art Society Center.  Read more

Lotus Labyrinth opens at Woodloch

HAWLEY, PA — A new custom-designed labyrinth will be unveiled at The Lodge at Woodloch during a workshop series with the Veriditas Organization. The labyrinth will offer new programming and a serene location for meditation and relaxation in the arms of the forest. Uniquely designed by Katja Marquart, associate dean and head of interior architecture at the University of Wisconsin, the labyrinth features a lotus flower at the entrance and exit, nine circuits and covers a surface area of over 1,589 square feet.  Read more

Memorial Day Events


Sunday, May 24

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Parade starts at 1 p.m. V.F.W. Post #4947 will march in the parade and will perform the cemetery service at the conclusion of the parade.

Monday, May 25

FREMONT CENTER, NY — 131st annual Fremont Center Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m. The parade route will be through Fremont Center to the baseball field. Special memorial service at New Veteran’s Park (next to town barn) at 9:30 a.m.
HONESDALE, PA — Parade starts at 10 a.m., down Main Street  Read more

Screwdisk files a report

(Screwtape is a very high-level—or perhaps one should say very low-level—executive devil, in charge of the demonic “sales force” in North America. Readers of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Screwtape Letters” may recognize Screwdisk as Screwtape’s descendant. Here, Screwdisk reports to his “lower-downs.”)


From: Screwdisk, Executive VP Sales, HellCorp North America

To: Infernal Board of Directors, HellCorp HQ, 9th Circle, Hades

Re: Monthly SWOT [strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats] Report  Read more

Lake Huntington News

On Sunday, May 17 I took Dolores Manaseri and Dotty Schlegel down to Ringwood, NJ to visit Fr. Bill. As I was driving, I was listening to Dotty tell stories about her early life with Woody and all her dogs, and I got very lost. She would ask me, “Does this look familiar?” “Nope.” “Does this?” “Nope.” We both started praying.  Read more

Did You Know?

This lovely old house was the home of Joseph G. Gutheil, who owned the Arlington Hotel on Main Street in Narrowsburg. Gutheil built his home next to the hotel. The house was located directly opposite where the Main Street deck is located. History tells us that Mrs. Gutheil loved the view of the river and so asked her husband to please refrain from building anything there so as not to obstruct the view. Thank you, Mrs. Gutheil! The Arlington is now owned by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and the Gutheil house was removed to make room for our present post office in 1964.  Read more

May 14, 2015 - May 21, 2015

Charles Edward Barnier

Charles Edward Barnier died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home in Cochecton, NY. He was 71.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 13 at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home in Monticello.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sullivan County SPCA, P.O. Box 995, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

Beverly B. Brinkman

Beverly B. Brinkman of Beach Lake, PA passed away on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, PA. She was 91.  Read more