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July 2015

CRMG, Morgan, Renaissance restoring community garden

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — CRMG and committee partners Sullivan Renaissance and Morgan Outdoors have made a commitment to restore Livingston Manor’s Community Garden at Pearl Street and kicked off the summer season with Community Cleanup Days in May and June. The initiative, backed by a $500 grant from Sullivan Renaissance, is being carried out by the wives of two CRMG physicians. Together, they are leading the charge with a host of volunteers to turn the abandoned garden into a food-producing and educational vehicle for the community.  Read more

Garden expert speaks at Calder House

The Equinunk Historical Society (EHS) will welcome noted garden expert Barbara Schaedler on Saturday, August 1 at 1 p.m. Professor Schaedler, retired educator, landscape architect, and certified lecturer for the Federated Garden Clubs of America, will present a program titled “Garden Design ‘Crosses the Pond’ to America.” Now a resident of Vermont, Professor Schaedler frequently visits NEPA to spend time with her friend and college roommate, Barbara Houghtaling of Rileyville. The Equinunk Historical Society is located at 1972 Pine Mill Rd. Visit or call 570/224-6722.

August star watch

BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free starwatch program on Friday, August 14, from 9 to 11 p.m. at the conservancy offices in Bethel.
Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects, and learn how to locate the constellations. Bring binoculars and/or your own telescope (a limited number will be provided) and folding chairs, if you have them.  Read more

Kreznar at Jeff library

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — This is one of 24 paintings by Richard Kreznar currently being displayed in the foyer of the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. Kreznar’s boldly colored paintings are in numerous public and private collections. They will remain at the library, 19 Center St., throughout August.

Fandom and comics at Crawford

MONTICELLO, NY — On Saturday, August 1, the library will host a Comic Jam workshop with artist Ira Marks for kids going into grades three to five. Kids will use their imaginations, work together and draw comics. Ira Marks is the author and illustrator of “The Aquarium Drift,” “Witch Knots” and more.

Registration is required. Call 845/794-4660. For a full list of library programs, visit

Join Ruffalo and Mountainkeeper at the Brewery

ROSCOE, NY — On Saturday, August 8, come drink local, clean and refreshing beer, and sample great food at the Catskill Brewery, all while listening to good music and inspiring words from The Solutions Project co-founder Mark Ruffalo and executive director Sarah Shanley Hope. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m.  Read more

‘Into...’ at the ARTery

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery will host an exhibit entitled “Into...,” featuring the ceramic art of David Greenbaum and mixed media printmaking of Carol M. Mainardi, in August. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 8, from 6 to 9 p.m., part of Milford’s Art After Dark festival. The gallery is located at 210 Broad St.  Read more

A midsummer night’s dream

Actually, it was more like a midsummer dream of a weekend. While loath to admit that July is already gone, the plethora of events here in the Upper Delaware River region has been staggering of late. Not for the first time, I was asked if I had (oh, the horror!) a twin brother, since I was spotted in more than one place at the same time. But it’s all an illusion—and the result of (happily) over-extending myself.  Read more

Silos as art, art as proposal

CALLICOON, NY — What to do with the silos? That is the question on North School Studio director Isaac Green Diebboll’s mind. Diebboll purchased the silos on Callicoon’s Main Street along with the adjoining weigh station. The silos’ previous purpose was to store coal, which would be transported to the weigh station where people could pick it up. But they have lain dormant for years, and now Diebboll wishes to bring new life to the silos, as part of the campus of his North School Studio (NSS).  Read more

‘Portraits as sequence’

WOODBOURNE, NY — Jörg Madlener’s paintings will be exhibited at the International Center for a Culture of Compassion at 2299 Ulster Heights Rd., from July 31 to August 28. The paintings reflect the meeting points between Jörg Madlener’s Cassandra series and his ongoing work “Die Frau ohne Schatten.”  Read more