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February 2016

Culture & Heritage Grants available

NARROWSBURG, NY — Sullivan County nonprofit arts and community groups are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grants program, administered through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg. The grants assist artists and nonprofit organizations to present or produce cultural programming in Sullivan County. Projects must be completed by the end of 2016.  Read more

The best-laid plans…

I may not be the first in line to point out my shortcomings, because as the old standard says, “That’s what friends are for,” but I am well aware that I have some. Over the years, I’ve attempted to change, but like the leopard and its spots… well, you get where I’m going with this. Suffice it to say that now I have liver spots and yet, I still try. Admittedly, I’m not great with change. Although I change my clothes frequently enough, I rarely buy new ones. I prefer to stay in one place, yet circumstances have decreed that I move a few times over the years.  Read more

Celebrity Dinner raises money for kids

CALLICOON, NY — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Town of Wallkill, serving northern Orange and Sullivan counties, will hold the eighth annual Sullivan County Celebrity Dinner on Friday, March 4 at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Storybook Characters on the Boardwalk.” It will once again feature Sullivan County business, community and civic leaders including honorary chairman Greg Goldstein. Funds raised via the dinner are used to support youth programs throughout the county.  Read more

Soul-grass duo at Harmony Presents

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase Hank and Pattie, an Americana-Soulgrass duo on Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. “These bluegrass ambassadors have joined forces to create an original and energetic soul-grass band. The duo takes traditional bluegrass and infuses it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.  Read more

Remembering Phil Ochs Song Night

HONESDALE, PA — RiverFolk Concerts will present a night of music commemorating the life and music of 1960s American protest singer Phil Ochs, while also highlighting new talents making music in Phil’s spirit. The show will be hosted by Phil’s sister, Sonny Ochs, and take place at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.  Read more

Shakespeare film series debuts at Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — On Thursday, February 25, The Cooperage Project will present the initial session of “Such Sweet Thunder: Shakespeare on Film” at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. The new series is curated by Robert Dugan, Ph.D. This month’s film, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” starring Calista Flockheart, Stanley Tucci, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Klein, will begin at 7 p.m.  Read more

Big D exhibit in Starlight

STARLIGHT, PA —”Fall in Lew Beach, New York,” by Karen Ann Jones of Liberty, NY, is one of the works of art on display in the Big D Arts and Crafts League’s show at the Inn at Starlight Lake. The exhibit includes oils, watercolors and photography by league members. The Inn is located on Starlight Lake Road. For more information, contact the inn at 800/248-2519 or visit www.innatstarlightlake.com.

Paint parties in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, is now hosting “Libations & Creations” paint parties in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill. The next one is on Friday, February 26, when the group will be painting “Cherry Blossom Mountainside” together.  Read more

Soup-er Sunday

Bethany, PA — You can take the edge of the cold weather off with a hot bowl of soup at Bethany’s annual Soup-er Sunday, February 28. Hosted at the Bethany Public Library, this annual fundraising event starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the Bethany Public Library, the restoration of the Bethany park band shell, and the Bethany Historical Society.  Read more

The force behind the Narrowsburg Union; Waking Rip van Winkle

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Weiden family has been a part of the Tusten community since 1904—that’s over 100 years ago. The family farm located five miles outside of town has been passed down through generations, and currently is a second home to married couple Brendan and Kathleen (Kathy) Weiden, who own the Narrowsburg Union.  Read more