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November 2015

Fiber arts and winter hiking at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a Flying Needles Quilt Camp from Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, with a focus on the fiber arts. Join Patti Shreiner for a relaxing weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Beginners are encouraged to join. The cost of $255 includes lodging and meals; there is a $205 charge for day commuters.  Read more

TRR columnist catches monster brown

We didn’t have room to put this photo in the Incompleat Angler column two weeks ago, but it’s worth seeing, so we’re printing it this week. It shows The River Reporter columnist Andy Boyar with the huge brown trout he caught in the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY. He writes, “There’s an old Irish saying ‘Nobody takes a fine fish home through a back alley’—but responsible anglers do release them unharmed and perhaps a bit wiser, as I did with this monster flyrod-caught brown trout.”

Honesdale for the Holidays

HONESDALE, PA — Historic Honesdale and the Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) offer the annual Honesdale for the Holidays event on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, sponsored by the Honesdale National Bank.

Many of Honesdale’s stores and businesses will host open houses with seasonal warmth. The Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street will be alive with holiday music on both days, with DJ Tom Emanski on Friday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The music is sponsored by GHP member RE/MAX Wayne.  Read more

‘Philosophy of River’ in Jeff

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Paintings by Kathe Frantz will be on exhibit at the Jeffersonville Library through the end of November. The exhibition, titled “Philosophy of River,” shows the Delaware River by combining river imagery with expressive line and color.
According to the artist, “Painting exactly what I see does not adequately describe the subject or the thoughts I have while being there. Painting is my way of expressing an actual experience of nature that defies mere copying.”  Read more

Choralaires Christmas concerts

HONESDALE AND HAWLEY, PA — The Wayne Choralaires will welcome the holidays with this year’s concert, “The Joy of Christmas,” to be performed on Sunday, November 29, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 11th and Church streets in Honesdale; and Sunday, December 6, at 2:30 p.m. at B.V.M. Queen of Peace Church, Church and Chestnut streets, Hawley.  Read more

You can choose your friends…

But, as Harper (“To Kill A Mockingbird”) Lee once famously said, “You can’t choose your family.” As Thanksgiving approaches, this ever-so-slightly paraphrased sentiment rings true for many of us, as we choose with whom to break bread on turkey day. For me, it’s my family of friends, who have made a conscious decision to spend time with me (and I them) rather than getting together out of a sense of familial duty, based on bloodline, which often has no bearing on whether we actually like each other or not.  Read more

WJFF holiday show at Settlers

HAWLEY, PA — Hydro-powered non-profit radio station WJFF will hold its annual holiday show at The Settlers Inn, on Sunday, December 6 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. This year’s event features a live performance by Mist Covered Mountains, a Celtic-influenced Irish-style band. The show also includes a brunch catered by The Settlers Inn restaurant.  Read more

The Sea The Sea in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — On Saturday, November 28 at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents welcomes back The Sea The Sea. Managing Director Jill Carletti says, “The Sea The Sea’s ethereal, powerful and seemingly effortless song-craft and stage presence will easily take listeners on a journey through gorgeous sonic landscapes, and lovers of Simon and Garfunkel will swoon.” Appointed by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism based on a recommendation by a panel of music professionals, The Sea The Sea serves as ambassadors of music and song to encourage cultural literacy and promote the State of Connecticut.  Read more

Make your own wreath

PORT JERVIS, NY — There will be a course on how to make balsam wreaths on Monday, November 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Hub at the Port Jervis Library, in the community room. Make your own 18-inch diameter balsam wreath. Select items, provided by presenter Jeanne Lynn Roucken, will be used to decorate your wreath, and you will learn how to make a big decorative bow. Take your wreath home after the class. If you have wire cutters and scissors, please bring them to class. All other materials will be provided. The course is limited to the first 15 to register.  Read more

‘Nutcracker’ in Milford

MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Valley Dance Company will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Delaware Valley High School on Route 6 on Saturday, November 28 at 12 noon and 7 p.m. Pictured are Margaret Polatnick of Milford as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Joseph Annicaro of Port Jervis, NY as the Cavalier. Tickets in advance cost $12, $8 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door cost $14, and $10 for children and seniors. For more information call 845/856-3373.