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February 2016

Laugh Tour at Arnold House

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Laugh Tour will bring live stand-up comedy to The Arnold House on Shandelee Road on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. Comics will be Kara Buller and Rich Kiamco.
Buller has appeared on Last Comic Standing and Lifetime Television and has been written up in Vanity Fair (“very angry, very funny”). She co-hosted “The David Angelo Show.” She’s been called “very funny” by Jim Gaffigan and Eddie Brill, David Letterman’s chief talent booker.  Read more

SUNY Sullivan hosts ‘Vagina Monologues’

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan will host two performances of “The Vagina Monologues” to help raise funds for Sullivan County RISE (Rape Intervention Services and Education), a program housed at Catskill Regional Medical Center. The performances, scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. and Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m. in the college’s Seelig Theatre, are part of V-Day, a global movement to generate awareness and help end violence against women and girls.  Read more

Celtic-Folk Trio performs in Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — The Canadian Celtic-Folk Trio, featuring Adrianna Ciccone, will be showcased by Harmony Presents on Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Dr. According to Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents, Ciccone “showcases Cape Breton reels, crooked French-Canadian brandys, the rollicking rhythms of Ottawa Valley step-dancing tunes, way down to Southern Appalachian string band tunes; even incorporating Irish and Métis influences.”  Read more

Mulvey at Harmony

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase Peter Mulvey on Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. “Ardent, tireless traveler on the path of music, poetry, history, empathy; dedicated to bicycles, strong coffee, and keen observation. Mulvey’s playing ranges from tender acoustic picking to rootsy blues and jazz,” says Jill Carletti, Managing Director of Harmony Presents.  Read more


HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Woodsongs Coffeehouse at the Sullivan County Museum will present an afternoon of musical duos on Sunday, February 21, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. They will present a special afternoon of acoustic folk, Americana and bluegrass music.

The couples are Steve and Clancey Lane (, Mike Baglione and Anne Loeb, Betty Altman and Phil Miller, Rick and Donna Nestler, and Carol Smith and Aldo Troiani (of Little Sparrow). The evening is hosted by Carol and Aldo Troiani and the Sullivan County Historical Society. Admission costs $8.  Read more

Senior Memoir Writing Group—and more

HONESDALE, PA — The Memoir Writing Group held at the Honesdale Senior Center is celebrating its fourth year, meeting on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center in the game room. The next meetings will be on Friday, February 19; Friday, March 4; and Friday, March 18.  Read more

‘Re-membering the Goddess’ Salon Series talk

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and Hana Marritz will present a talk and slideshow on “Re-membering the Goddess,” a journey of the divine feminine in art throughout history. The talk will take place on Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in the Krause Recital Hall at the DVAA, 37 Main St.  Read more

RiverFolk and Jill Behling Padua – the face behind the music

“Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of folk,” I informed RiverFolk Concert Series promoter Jill Behling Padua, as we sat down to chat about the music, The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA and Padua herself, who is running the show behind the scenes. “Well, while the series is folk-influenced, it’s not just folk” Padua explained. “That’s a common misconception, due in part to our name, which really originated from being created by the river for the community of folk that inhabit our region.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

They say history repeats itself and it must be true. About 87 years ago the Narrowsburg School opened its doors to students for the first time, and now, in 2016, those same doors open once again to students. Two classes are currently being taught at The Union (new name for the school): “20th Century Art,” a SUNY Sullivan class for credit or personal enrichment, and “Creative Drama for Kids,” taught by the NACL Theater Company. A funny thing you may actually hear on Main Street is adults asking fellow classmates about homework.  Read more

Looking Back

The first local cigar factory was started by John N. Conger at the confluence of the Lackawaxen and Dyberry rivers between 1835 and 1840. By 1890, there were 18 different cigar manufacturers in Wayne County, several of them in Honesdale. Lorenzo Grambs was the second owner of Conger’s factory, followed by his son, George Grambs, and Albert Eberhardt. Finally, Eberhardt became the sole owner of “A. Eberhardt Tobacconist,” complete with cigar-store Indian. Other tobacconists included William H.  Read more