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January 2016

Eagle Day

HAWLEY, PA — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Talen Energy will present Eagle Day on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center. Enjoy “Live Birds of Prey” with Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center (two opportunities, at 1 and 3 p.m.) Visit the library for hands-on activities provided by Lacawac Sanctuary for all ages to learn about eagles and other native birds. Visit

‘Brittania Road’ at Book and Brew

PORT JERVIS, NY — The feature book at the January 27 meeting of The Book and Brew Review group will be “22 Brittania Road,” by Amanda Hodgkinson. The group will meet to review the book over food and beverages at El Patron, 104 US-6 at 6:30 p.m. The group, facilitated by Kate Gessner and Taylor Sauschuck, trainers at The Public Computer Center (The Hub) at the Port Jervis Free Library, reads a book every month and then meets at a local restaurant or pub to review the book. It is open to all.  Read more

‘Blue Tattoo’ documentary screening features Crookston

HONESDALE, PA — The documentary film “Blue Tattoo: Dina’s Story, Joe’s Song” will be shown at 3 p.m. on January 24 at The Cooperage, with an introduction by Joe Crookston.  Read more

Indie-folk at the Silk Mill

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase folk duo the DuPont Brothers in the Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill at 8 Silk Mill Dr. on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m.  Read more

I’m hooked on social media—are you?

I think I might have a problem, and it’s called the Internet. While the World Wide Web has come to offer so much to so many, it is not without drawbacks, and I find myself having issues with social media. Oh, sure, it started out innocently enough. My pals who had dabbled in it back in the days of MySpace encouraged me to check it out, but that site was clearly targeted for a younger group and didn’t really interest me.  Read more

January 14, 2016 - January 21, 2016

Doris A. Eden

Doris A. Eden of Damascus, PA died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale. She was 98.

A graveside service for Doris was held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Hillside Cemetery in Damascus.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Damascus United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Damascus, PA 18415.

Karen K. Hoffman

Karen K. Hoffman of Beach Lake, PA passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Good news times two!

1) The Town of Tusten has been awarded a $75,000 municipal facilities capital grant to refurbish the town hall. Early in 2015, the town board requested two reports: an energy audit report and a building report of the state of the town hall. That meant that when the municipal facilities capital grant became available, the town board was prepared to submit compelling documentation as to the need to refurbish the town hall. That resulted in the $75,000 award facilitated by Sen. John Bonacic.  Read more

Looking Back

Honesdale’s Allen House was designed by Henry Heath and built in 1858, the first concrete building in Pennsylvania. The hotel was owned and operated by Samuel Allen. After a three-story addition was built in 1881, it was capable of housing 100 guests in the upper two floors. The ground floor was occupied by the medical office of Dr. Charles A. Dusinberre and a barbershop. The basement contained a laundry room, bar and pool tables. The cement for the hotel was brought to Honesdale by canal from the Rosendale Cement factory at Rondout, NY.  Read more

The name game

We have a new kitten, a bouncing, tail-chasing three month old “silver tabby,” now named Ralphie. He came to us from the litter of a friend’s cat after months of relentless sweet-talk and wheedling from my 13-year-old daughter.

He wasn’t always named Ralphie, but an R-starting name complemen-ted the names of our other two cats, named Rocket and Raven. (Giving your children names that all begin with the same letter is a practice I’ve never really liked, but it works well with animals.)  Read more


Do you remember learning about fractions, back in fifth grade or so? Then you might remember those terms, “LCD” and “GCF.” They came in handy when simplifying fractions, or adding them together…

But don’t worry, we’re not here to talk about math, we’re talking about politics.  Read more