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October 2015

Tackling ticks

Over the past decade, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the skyrocketing populations of ticks—and the associated rise in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in the Upper Delaware River region. Those concerns have been validated by a report released in September 2015 by Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy.  Read more

Slow Food sponsors free apple cider pressing

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware River Valley’s local Slow Food chapter is presenting a free apple cider pressing on Saturday, October 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hans and Cornelia Kung are hosting at 1300 Crystal Lake Rd.

Bring your own apples and clean containers to this first-come, first-served event. It takes about 15 pounds of apples to create a gallon of cider, so plan on bringing enough for a few gallons. Cider freezes very well.  Read more

Talk on the Shawangunks

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Author Robi Josephson will give a talk at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. The topic is her new book with co-author Bob Larsen, “An Unforgiving Land: Hardscrabble Life in the Traps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet.” Refreshments and museum admission are included, and signed books will be available for sale.  Read more

'Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man'

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre presents Nightjar Apothecary’s “Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man,” in a swashbuckling, one-man “tour de farce” created by “the ferociously physical and vocally chameleonic” Brett Keyser and award-winning playwright Glen Berger (Broadway’s "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," Off-Broadway’s "Underneath the Lintel").  Read more

I’ve got a secret

It’s not the kind of secret I want to keep to myself, but rather spread the word about, which I’ve been attempting to do for lo these many years. The Catskills, and Upper Delaware River Region, is home to such a great variety of entertainment and arts and leisure opportunities that it, well, keeps me employed. This is not the kind of secret one wants to keep under one’s hat, which is why I’m constantly trying to get you all out there, all year long, joining me and my dog as we traverse the countryside spreading the good word.  Read more

‘Art in Sixes’ call for entry

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Alliance Gallery at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance seeks submissions for the 11th annual “Art in Sixes,” a small works show, to be held from November 21 to December 23. This is a juried exhibit.

Each artist may submit up to four works. All media will be considered. Pedestals and shelves are available for small sculptures.  Read more

Harpists defy categorization

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase harpists Addi and Jacq on Saturday, October 24 at 8 p.m. “Their music tremors with Parisian Café Pop, subterranean classical, R&B and soul, resisting traditional standards,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents. “Just very recently Addi and Jacq have been crowned the ‘best emerging band in NYC’ when they won the 2015 NPR-WNYC Battle of the Boroughs.  Read more

Indie Short Film Night at CAS

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Laundry King at 65 Main St. will host “Indie Short Film Night,” a magical evening of independent short films curated by Elizabeth Ennis and Joanna Hartell. Including a wide array of filmmakers, both global and local, this screening will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 24.  Read more

Farless homage to artists in Jeff

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Charles Farless is exhibiting mixed-media paintings at the Jeffersonville branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 19 Center St. The exhibition, “An Homage to Art and Artists” uses books as the canvas. The paintings include head shots of famous artists along with Farless’s creative narratives in oil paint. They are colorfully painted stories in oils, inventing humorous and sometimes sarcastic commentary, but are always homages. Paintings are on view for the month of October.

Spooky movie festival

HONESDALE, PA — Back by popular demand, the second annual Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival will take place on Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m. at The Cooperage. With a diverse selection of original short movies made by filmmakers from Honesdale, the 570 area and the world, the evening offers a chance to enjoy brand-new art, eat popcorn and immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.  Read more