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February 2016

Farm safety day

March 19, 2016

The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will host a farm safety day at the Park Street Complex, 10am-2pm. Farmers, firefighters, rescue personnel, and machinery dealers are all invited to attend. Lunch will be provided by the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau. Call 570/226–1644 or 729–8499 by March 12 to reserve a meal.

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Women artists of the Renaissance

March 5, 2016

Women artists of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as work by local female artists will be on display at the Artists’ Market Community Center, 114 Richardson Ave. Opening reception from 4-6pm. Part of a celebration of Women’s History Month, co-sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association.

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Barryville Area Arts Association

Highland Compressor Station Forum set

Millennium Pipeline’s proposed compressor station in the Town of Highland will be the subject of an informational forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 20 at Eldred Central School (600 Route 55, Eldred, NY.)  Read more

Sailing in February

Sunday, February 7 turned out to be a decent day to be outdoors. It got pretty mild in the afternoon, with sunny skies and a high of about 50 degrees. With that in mind, I took the camera and went to see what I could see. Near the northern shore of Walker Lake in Shohola, PA, I found that a few flying insects were about, and a few stoneflies were observed. Tiny gnat-sized insects were occasionally seen, and as I went to see if I could find some that might be perched in shoreline rocks, I spotted the spider.  Read more

Tree & Shrub Program

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District has announced its annual spring Tree & Shrub Program. Landowners can choose from a wide variety of deciduous and conifer trees and shrubs and specialized packets such as nut tree, flowering tree and shrub, wildflower, butterfly and perennials. Tree size and age allows for you, the purchaser, to select what’s right for your needs. It offers a range of quantities at reduced costs to promote conservation plantings.

Other items available through the program are fruit trees and wildlife habitat housing.  Read more

Grants available for organic dairy farmers

NEW YORK STATE — Consultation grant funding is now made available for organic dairy producers in New York State through the partnership of the New York Organic Dairy Program (NYODP) and the New York Farm Viability Institute. According to an announcement by Cornell University, producers who participate in the Cornell Organic Dairy Farm Business Summary (DFBS) program can select a project for immediate attention through a modified Dairy Profit Team approach.  Read more

Oscar hopefuls ‘Big Short,’ ‘Spotlight’ at Callicoon Theater

CALLICOON, NY — “The Big Short,” rated R and nominated for five Academy Awards, will be screened at the Callicoon Theater on Upper Main Street from Friday, February 19 through Tuesday, February 23. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, “The Big Short” relates the true story of Wall Street greed that precipitated the 2008 housing crisis and Great Recession.  Read more

Hat, gloves, coat, scarf and boots

“My life’s a musical comedy, I’m singing every day. Each evening’s a performance, each noon’s a matinee. The plot is never boring for there’s never a repeat—I play a different role for every person that I meet.” I still remember the lyrics (but not a whole lot more) from the Off Broadway revue that I sang way back (cue harp glissando) in 1974. Although my memory is a bit fuzzy, I’m fairly sure that I was brilliant. At the time, I had no doubt that the show—“I’ll Die if I Can’t Live Forever”—was going to make me a star, and we all know how that worked out.  Read more

African Drums and Rhythms

CALLICOON, NY — There will be an introduction to the African world experience through drumming and dance by Motherland Rhythms and Dance, directed by Arthur Lorde, at the Delaware Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on February 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Orator Penelope Ghartey will also present her African tradition experience. Call 845/887-4040.

Call for artists, Artists’ Studio Tour

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is inviting submissions for its 2016 Artists’ Studio Tour. The event will take place on August 19, 20 and 21. The postmark application deadline is March 19.  Read more