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May 2016

Spring gobblers

During the year, I have been seeing a lot of turkey activity in area forests and fields as they scratch up the leaf litter, forage for food, or walk in the snow, leaving footprints with the toes perfectly aligned from one step to the next. Earlier this spring, a new sound could be heard; the loud report of a male, or “gobbler,” resounding through the woods as he tries to entice a female through ruffled feathers, fan-tail displays and strutting. These are the sights and sounds of the courtship and breeding season for turkeys, aka the spring gobbler season.  Read more

Conservancy nature walks

BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a series of nature walks this summer at its Bethel office. Led by its knowledgeable volunteers, the public is invited to join the walks on Sunday, June 19, July 10, July 24, August 7, or August 21 for a free guided hike on our woodland trail. Learn about what you see and hear as you spend time enjoying the outdoors—and help find and identify the plants and wildlife on the property.  Read more

Just making conversation

Let’s face it, I talk a lot. How fortunate for me then, that I found a way to do so and get paid for it, right, wrong or indifferent. Sadly, in this day of texting and instant gratification, the art of conversation is getting lost in the shuffle, but old warhorses like me keep plugging along, be it small talk or engaging with others on bigger issues, and life here in the Upper Delaware River region provides plenty of opportunity for both.  Read more

Call for artists, Art & History in the Park

PORT JERVIS, NY — Port Jervis Tourism and Port Jervis Council for the Arts invites the tri-state community to enjoy a day offering art and historical exhibits, with opportunities to meet area artists as well as Revolutionary War and Civil War period re-enactors, on Saturday, June 18. Artists’ space is available for this event, located at Orange Square Veterans Park on Pike and Sussex streets. Spaces will be 10 feet wide, and work must be ready to hang in individual space with own setup. The charge is $25 per space. The deadline for registration is June 4. Rain date for the event is June 19.  Read more

‘Hamlet’ at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The film “Hamlet” will be screened at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on Thursday, May 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. as part of the “Such Sweet Thunder: Shakespeare Plays on Film” series. This is the acclaimed 2009 film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production; both the stage production and the film were directed by Gregory Doran.  Read more

Aroma Thyme Bistro hosts ‘Trio of Nature’

ELLENVILLE, NY — Aroma Thyme Bistro will host the exhibit “Trio of Nature,” featuring botanical and landscape watercolor paintings of Ellenville artist Lorraine Devore, daughter Dr. Marie Devore and their art instructor, Roberta Rosenthal, from June 1 through August 3. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The three artists have been painting together for 13 years and share a love of plants, flowers and nature. Their camaraderie reflects a relaxing meditative interlude in their lives. Join the artists for a reception at Aroma Thyme Bistro.  Read more

Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Music Series

HAWLEY, PA — The Blues, Brews & BBQ series at Glass— at Ledges Hotel, kicks off Memorial Day weekend and runs every Sunday through Labor Day weekend. Blues, Brews & BBQ hosts a rotating line-up of live blues music on the Serenity Deck overlooking the scenic Wallenpaupack Gorge. It’s a BBQ-style outdoor dining event with samples of local craft brews from a featured local brewery. For no cover fee, guests can enjoy music and cocktails on the hotel’s lawn or Stargazer Deck.  Read more

Contra dance at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — There will be contra dancing on Saturday, May 28 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St.

Contra dancing is a social affair; meet new people and make new friends, all while listening to great live music by Poison Love with caller Laurie B. Come with or without a partner. Beginners are always welcome; there will be a dancing lesson beginning at 7:15 p.m. for new dancers. The suggested donation is $10, kids under 15 are admitted free.  Read more

MiZ plays Hawley

HAWLEY, PA — On Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents showcases NEPA folk, bluegrass and blues virtuoso guitarist and songwriter Michael Mizwinski (MiZ) and his band.

“Michael Mizwinski’s sound is directly impacted by the coal mining region of PA. His songs evoke the rustic tones and imagery you would expect from the region and its cultural heritage,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents. MiZ sometimes performs solo, but this time he will be playing with members from the full band.  Read more

‘Variations’ at Gallery EVA

CALLICOON, NY — A new group show will open at the Gallery EVA at 35 Lower Main St. on Saturday, June 4, with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

Artists featured in the show will include Suzanah Hadorn, Ellany Gable, Nancy Wells, Carla Strozzieri, Hana Marritz, Zac Shavrick, Christine Stamos, Naomi Teppich, Carolyn Duke and Eva Drizhal. The artists will be present at the opening reception.

Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

For additional information, follow Gallery EVA on Facebook.