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April 2016

Trailer Choir headlines ThunderBash

MONTICELLO, NY — Thunder 102 (102.1 FM), Monticello Casino and Raceway, The Sullivan County Visitors Association and the Sullivan County Partnership will hold the 11th annual ThunderBash at the Monticello Casino and Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Read more

‘Best emerging band’ returns to Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — Harmony Presents will showcase Addi and Jacq for a return performance on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. The duo recently was crowned “best emerging band in NYC” when they won 2015 NPR-WNYC Battle of the Boroughs.

Addi McDaniel has been called “a dynamo with a brass plated voice” by the Los Angeles Times, and Jacqueline Kerrod an “exceptionally virtuosic and sensitive harpist” by Classical Source. Addi and Jacq’s musical influences include everyone from Mozart to Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright to Paul Simon.  Read more

They wave, I wave back: What drives a community activist?

If you go to the Tusten Town Board meetings, one of the faces that will become most familiar to you is that of Iris Helfeld. She is someone who is so passionate and so involved with community she should win an award. Oh wait—she did.  Read more

On ramps

The growing interest in eating local has earned wild edibles a well deserved new popularity. Few foods better represent terroir, that characteristic flavor of the region, than something plucked directly from the forests and fields. This goes a long way to explain the near hysteria that erupts every year when ramps emerge from the earth. Suddenly, no foodie’s Instagram feed is complete without several shots of these highly seasonal native plants.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Narrowsburg has an abundance of citizens who volunteer, be it for the fire departments, ambulance, library, Tusten Youth Commission… and the list goes on and on. Again this year, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church wishes to recognize all volunteers with a Volunteer Recognition/Appreciation Service followed by a Fellowship Brunch. The festivities begin with a service on Sunday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. followed by the brunch at 10:30 a.m. If you are unable to attend the service, you are welcome to meet with fellow volunteers at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 845/252-3919.  Read more

Looking Back

The Maple City Band was organized in April of 1900 by the consolidation of the Honesdale and Lawyer bands. The Honesdale Band was established about 1880, tracing its origins to the first regular band, organized in 1841 by Allen Plum, and the Silver Cornet band led by John Broad in 1849. By 1899, the Lawyer Band appeared on the scene, organized by a young shoe-factory worker and cornet player named Edwin Lawyer, who was joined by a talented trombonist from Seelyville named Fred Gill.  Read more

April 21, 2016 - April 28, 2016

Theodore N. “Ted” Furstman

Theodore N. “Ted” Furstman of Callicoon, NY died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at home. He was 72.

Friends may call on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8p.m.
The funeral services were held on Saturday, April 23 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main Street, Callicoon.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 71, Hortonville, NY 12745.

Puppy power

Many of my fellow commuters are pet people; they would prefer talking about what their pets did over the weekend to talking about their kids or significant other. Everyone has great stories of the weekend adventures, and with the current turkey-mating season in full swing, some of the stories are quite funny—especially to dog people. We were raising two Corgis who just love to herd these big birds, or squirrels, or just about anything that moves. Our dogs have plenty of area to run on our 10 acres and have been trained over the years not to wander too far from home.  Read more

Letters to the Editor April 28

Job fair a great collaboration

On Friday, April 15 several different segments of the Pike County community pulled together to create a wonderful “Working Pike Job Fair,” which was held at the Best Western at Hunt’s Landing. Over 530 job seekers and 65 employers that represented 600 job opportunities were present. The event was the cause of great optimism in the community, and could have the impact of substantially dropping our 5.6% unemployment rate over the next few months.  Read more

Protesting high-stakes testing

Recently parents and teachers across New York State kicked off another year of protest against high-stakes testing.

I support them.  Read more