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November 2015

Christkindlmarkt

PORT JERVIS, NY — The third annual German Christmas Market, Christkidlmarket, will be held on Sunday, November 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (snow or shine) in the downtown Port Jervis area.  Read more

Holiday reception at Upfront

PORT JERVIS, NY — UpFront Exhibition Space will hold its Winter Artists’ Reception on Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. This event will also combine a book signing by artist Dr. Lillian Longendorfer, for “The Quad Consortium and the Sword of Bale.” UpFront will present live music by Walt Edwards along with complimentary food and refreshments. This event is open to the public and there is no admission fee. This show will run through December 28.  Read more

St. Nicholas Faire

HONESDALE, PA — Grace Episcopal Church will hold its St. Nicholas Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 28. There will be cookies, fruit cakes, sweet treats, Christmas goods, dolls, toys, attic treasures, inspirational items, luncheon, snack bar and soups to go. The proceeds benefit the church. Grace Episcopal is located at 827 Church St. Call 570/253-2760.

Artists’ Market holiday party

SHOHOLA, PA — The Artists’ Market Community Center will present a holiday party on December 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 114 Richardson Ave. featuring hundreds of unique gifts created by 15 of the area’s talented artists.  Read more

Gamwing: A Lenape feast of thanksgiving and renewal

Long before the Plymouth brethren sat down with the Wampanoag Tribe at the 1621 feast generally considered to be the first Thanksgiving, the Lenni Lenape occupied the Upper Delaware area, enjoying the bounty yielded by the land and the water, and holding ceremonies to thank the gods and spirits for it and to participate in its renewal. Unfortunately, the surviving information about many of these ceremonies is sparse. But we do know something about “Gamwing,” or the Big House Ceremony, a post-harvest festival that has some features similar to our own Thanksgiving.  Read more

Taking sides

With the big day looming, no doubt you’re giving some thought to what will grace your Thanksgiving table. Who am I kidding? You’re probably going to make the exact same menu as last year (and the year before), because culinary traditions tend to become deeply entrenched. There’s comfort in your grandmother’s stuffing recipe, your mother’s cranberry sauce, your uncle’s famous apple pie. But how will you make your mark on the holiday? New traditions have to start somewhere. So maybe this is the year you get a little creative.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

Last week was very hard for me, my brother-in-law Mike died on Monday, November 18. I told my sister-in-law that I was really very sad that her husband died but most of my tears are going to be for missing Tommy. So Tommy’s sister lost him and her husband in eight months, we are going to have to be strong through the holidays. When the bag piper played Danny Boy not a dry eye in the house. The after party was at the same bar Tommy’s was in, typical Irish wake, lots of drinking and laughing telling stories.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

There is no denying it; the holidays are here. Decorations have begun to show at our local stores, and the annual Art in Sixes event at DVAA is a great success. There was a record number of artists, over 100, and a record number of their artworks are for sale. This is a great way to purchase a unique gift for the difficult one on your list, or a way to add to your own collection. Or you can just stop by and enjoy the beautiful array of small works of art created by local artists.  Read more

Looking Back

Today the tiny town of Sherman in Scott Township, Wayne County, PA, is best known as the birthplace of the Fresh Air Fund. Originally named New Baltimore by its first storekeeper, Hallock Early, in 1854, it was renamed in honor of the famed Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman when the first post office was opened in 1876. New Baltimore/Sherman was a center of the forest-related industries in Wayne County—lumbering, tanneries and acid factories. In 1877, Rev.  Read more

Step up to help Columns

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society and Museum need some help to cover the cost for the repair of the bluestone steps that grace the front of their building on Broad Street.
“The steps have been deteriorating quite rapidly over the last few years, and we fear another snow-filled winter will be detrimental,” said Lori Strelecki, museum director. The cost of the project, which is being undertaken by Annunziata Masonry, is close to $9,000.  Read more