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June 2016

Simons’ cake sculptures on view in Liberty

LIBERTY, NY — The cake art of Liberty native Kim Simons is on exhibit at the Liberty Museum & Arts Center in a show running through Saturday, August 6. There will be an artist’s reception and chocolate painting demonstration Saturday, July 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. On display will be a selection of Simons’ award-winning cake sculptures, as well as a selection of her paintings.  Read more

Act Underground debuts with ‘Savannah Sipping Society’

Back in the beginning of the year we received a couple of press releases notifying us that a theatrical group, Act Underground, was holding casting calls in Narrowsburg. The group had been around for a couple of years but so far had only held a few isolated readings; now, it seemed, they were getting serious about forming a community theatre. The hamlet already has a bit of a reputation as a hub for the local arts scene, and the new troupe sounded like a fascinating addition. We’ve been waiting eagerly to see what would come of it. Well, it looks like the wait is over.  Read more

Grammy® nominee jazz pianist Hersch at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Renowned jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch will appear at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., on July 2, 2016 at 8 p.m. A cocktail hour will start at 7 p.m. He will donate all proceeds from this benefit solo concert to the Wayne County Pantry Program and The Cooperage Project.  Read more

All aboard for the Magical History Tour!

Just when I think I know everything there is to know about Sullivan County, along comes the Magical History Tour. Now in its 21st year and co-hosted by Sullivan County Historian John Conway and local architect Robert Dadras, the tour is presented by The Delaware Company (https://www.facebook.com/TheDelCo) in collaboration with the Liberty Museum and Arts Center (www.libertymuseum.com).  Read more

Fourth of July Celebrations

July 1
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Fireworks at 9 p.m.

July 2
ROSCOE, NY — Parade steps off at 11 a.m. Lineup at the Roscoe Central School parking lot.

July 3
HONESDALE, PA — Music and fireworks. There will be music, vendors, children’s games and activities in Central Park starting at 5 p.m., with fireworks shot off from Irving Cliff at dusk.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Fireworks at dusk, rain date July 9.

July 4
CALLICOON, NY — Fireworks at dusk at the Villa Roma Resort.  Read more

Lake Huntington News

What a great time I had at Bethel Woods with my friends Kathy and Danny and my brother Teddy at the Journey, Doobie Brothers and Dave Mason Concert. It really is a beautiful place, and you run into so many people that you know from upstate and from Queens, where I grew up. If you have never been there you should go it’s amazing.

The Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid will have card parties every Monday during July and August except the 4th of July, that being a holiday. So if you are looking to get out of the house, stop by and play cards. If I did not have to work I would be there.  Read more

Looking Back

The idea of a stock-car track in Beach Lake was born in the early 1950s and is a fine example of how a community came together to solve a financial problem. The volunteer fire company was always searching for new fundraising ideas, and in 1952 or 1953 they came up with the idea of running stock-car races. The first year, the races were run on Labor Day weekend on the quarter-mile “old track” near the Fire Hall. The event was such a success that in 1954 a bigger and better track was built on land owned by Ralph Van Gorder; the entrance to the speedway was opposite St.  Read more

June 23, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Daniel William Carrier

Daniel William Carrier of Beach Lake, PA died on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was 63.

A church service was held on Sunday, June 26 at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 10th St. Honesdale. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Honesdale.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr. Honesdale, PA 18431.

Samuel (“Sam”) Stephen Yasgur

Samuel (“Sam”) Stephen Yasgur, beloved father, grandfather, partner, and friend, passed away on June 23, 2016 in Charles County, Maryland.  Read more

Growing Older Together: A community initiative

In 2012, 43.1 million people age 65 and over lived in the United States, accounting for 14% of the total population. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the population aged 85 years old and over could grow to 18.7 million by 2050.

That percentage is even higher in our region. According to the 2010 census, in Wayne County, PA, 20.1% of the population is 65 years of age or older, and in neighboring Sullivan County, NY, 16.2% are 65 and older.  Read more

Letters to the Editor June 30

Statement of solidarity

In the wake of the horrific attack on the LGBT community in Florida , the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission wishes to express our solidarity with all those who were touched by this tragedy.

We must recognize the humanity that we all share. Members of the LGBT, Latino and Muslim communities, have been directly affected by this tragedy and continue to be the targets of hatred.  Read more