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January 2016

Tax help sessions

February 17, 2016

The Western Sullivan Public Library in Jeffersonville offers free preparation and assistance with your 2015 tax return. Presented by AARP and IRS in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County. Space is limited. Appointment is necessary. 845/482-4350.

For More Information: 
wlorde@rcls.org
Contact Phone #: 
845/482-4350

County settling Bloomingburg lawsuit; Challenged voters to stay on rolls

The Sullivan County Legislature voted seven to one in favor of authorizing the county attorney to enter into a consent decree with petitioners who filed a federal lawsuit against the Sullivan County Board of Elections (BOE).  Read more

PEARL Cafe Community Meal

February 6, 2016

The PEARL CAFE serves a free, nutritious meal at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church, 623 Callicoon Rd., 12 noon. Held the first Saturday of the month for everyone to enjoy. Sponsored by the Damascus Area United Methodist Churches.

For More Information: 
or if you need a ride call: 570-224-4637
Contact Phone #: 
570/224-4637

Hank & Pattie at Harmony Presents

February 27, 2016

Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again at Harmony Presents in the Silk Mill, 8pm. The newly formed Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and jazz.

For More Information: 
www.harmonypresents.com
Contact Phone #: 
570/588-8077

Adrianna Ciccone (Trio) at Harmony Presents

February 20, 2016

Adrianna Ciccone (Trio) at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. Ciccone showcases Cape Breton reels, crooked French-Canadian brandys, the rollicking rhythms of Ottawa Valley stepdancing tunes, way down to Southern Appalachian stringband tunes; even incorporating Irish and Métis influences.

For More Information: 
www.harmonypresents.com
Contact Phone #: 
570/588-8077

Peter Mulvey at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill

February 19, 2016

Peter Mulvey at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. Mulvey's playing ranges from tender acoustic picking to rootsy blues and jazz.

For More Information: 
www.harmonypresents.com
Contact Phone #: 
570/588-8077

A very special game in Eldred; Five-year-old with ALD is honorary assistant coach

ELDRED, NY — The entire district is invited to attend a very special basketball game in Eldred’s gymnasium on February 3 in honor of Carter Brischler. Carter is a five-year-old preschooler at Eldred’s George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School. He and his older brother, Peyton, who is a third-grader, spend a lot of time together playing and watching their favorite sports teams with their family. Carter’s teacher, Kelly Robertson, said that Carter is very academically bright and shows it through his love for reading and coloring.  Read more

Forest confession

True confession—I am a nemophilist. And as a reader of “River Talk,” I’d hazard to say that you are probably one, too.
Now don’t be insulted. In fact, the term applies to “one who is fond of forest or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.”

We are not alone in our admiration, following paths forged by forest lovers like John Muir, who wrote, “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”  Read more

Winter activities at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — You can go cross-country skiing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Sunday, February 7, 21 and 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. There will also be “Bridge the Gap” cross-country skiing on the McDade Trail on February 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for free. Funding for these dates is provided by William Penn Foundation.  Read more

Workshop on dreams and creativity

NARROWSBURG, NY — Registration is still available for a workshop on social dreaming and creativity at Beaverbrook Cottage, 1256 Crystal Lake Rd., on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snow date is Saturday, February 20. The workshop is sponsored by the Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC).  Read more