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June 2015

Old Stone House turns risqué for a day

HASBROUCK, NY — In a dramatic departure from the Catskill area’s customary art shows, the Old Stone House of Hasbrouck is presenting a one-time, one-day-only exhibit of kinky and erotic sculpture, paintings, books and other items, many highlighting the hidden world of fetishes.

The adults-only show on Saturday, June 27, is a fundraiser for the community arts and education center, a 501(c)3 organization. There is a $25-per-person suggested contribution for admission, including a gourmet reception, with the doors open from 5 to 10 p.m.  Read more

An evening with Vera B. Williams

NARROWSBURG, NY — Join the Western Sullivan Public Library and the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance on Friday, June 26 at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch for readings from the works of beloved local children’s author Vera B. Williams. This event is family friendly, and people are encouraged to bring their children. There will be a children’s prelude to the event at 5:30 p.m. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested. Events without five people pre-registered may be cancelled. Visit or call 845/252-3360.

Roots and Rhythm brings the jams all over town

HONESDALE, PA — The 10th annual Roots and Rhythm Music & Arts Festival was another smashing success this year. The crowds came out to support local music and art, as there were bands all along Main Street in the morning, and craft vendors lining Central Park. Later that day and into the night bands took to the main stage, including headliner the Kentucky Headhunters.  Read more

Truck petting zoo

July 17, 2015

Truck petting zoo at Wayne County Public Library, 1406 Main St., 5:30-7:30pm. No animals, just trucks. Lots of trucks from cement mixers to firetrucks all parked on 14th Street for young (and old) truck lovers to touch, sit and explore. 570/253-1220.

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Milford Music in the Park; Festival debuts with ‘Voice’ phenom

MILFORD, PA— Christian Porter will be the headliner act for the first concert of Milford Music in the Park, to be held on Sunday, June 28 in the Anne Street Park at Anne and Catherine Streets. A talented contestant on Season 4 of “The Voice,” Christian Porter has a soulful pop sound, with melodic beats and heart-filled lyrics. Also performing in the park that day will be local singer/songwriter Sarah Hawthorne and new folk/lyrical soul artist Seth Davis. The concert series will continue once a month after the festival, on Sundays, July 26, August 9 and August 23.  Read more

It’s elderflower season

REGION — Sambucus canadensis, or American elder, is a shrub that is conspicuous in our area at this time of year due to its abundant white flowers, which grow in broad-headed panicles that cover the plant. You’ve probably passed dozens of them recently on local roadsides.  Read more

Herbal essence

On the heels of my recent trip to Lebanon and Greece, and my return to a garden lush from summer rains, I have fallen in love (again) with herbs. Throughout the Mediterranean, green herbs play an important role in many dishes, but especially in the assortment of mezze (shared plates) that serve to awaken the appetite. Among the bounty of traditional salads I ate was an Armenian specialty of lightly dressed sprigs of freshly picked oregano.  Read more

Vendors, floats sought for Fourth


LIBERTY, NY — The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the village and town of Liberty, will host its 21st annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4.
The chamber invites retail, food and craft vendors and community organizations to participate in the annual street fair and parade. The street fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the parade kicking off at 12:05 p.m. across from the Elks Lodge on Oberferst Street. North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the festivities.  Read more

NBDC gets five stars

WALTON, NY — Succeed NBDC Bank, has earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest (5-Star Superior) rating for strength and stability. Achievement of this rating puts NBDC Bank in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation.  Read more

Wells Fargo to sponsor Milford festival

MILFORD, PA — Wells Fargo Bank, NA showed its support for music, Milford and local businesses, when Milford Branch Manager Joseph R. Bunk and brokerage associate Kris Jarmann presented a $2,000 check to Milford Music Festival organizer Adriane Wendell. Also on hand for the presentation were Laura Badea from the music festival and Charlie Reynolds representing the Music in the Park committee. Shown are Reynolds, left, Bunk, Wendell, Jarmann and Badea. The festival will take place on June 26, 27 and 28.