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June 2016

Vintage bluegrass

HAWLEY, PA — Bluegrass and folk band Laney Jones and The Spirits plays Harmony Presents on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. Jones’ recent accolades include official showcases at Folk Alliance International Conference and IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival and taking home the grand prize in the 40th Eddie’s Attic Songwriter Shootout. In January 2015, Jones was featured on PBS’s Great Performance series where she gave a solo rendition of her original song “Broken Hearts.”  Read more

Book signing and jazz guitar

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery, 210 Broad St., will host a local authors’ book-signing event on Saturday, June 25 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. As part of the Milford Music Festival, the gallery will present a jazz guitar duet, local musicians Glenn Heller and Paul Acquaro, playing from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the gallery.  Read more

BioBlitz returns to Ten Mile River

TUSTEN, NY — Families can take advantage of a free educational opportunity for all ages to experience the diversity of life on a unique parcel of private property in Tusten on June 24 and 25 at the Ten Mile River Scout Camp. In returning to the site of the 2014 Upper Delaware BioBlitz, the teams will be looking to reconfirm some of the extraordinary findings (including 123 “first occurrences”), discover new species, and tie the event into the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  Read more

Milford Music in the Park

MILFORD, PA — The Milford Music in the Park series will kick off on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. with country music star Kendall Phillips. It will be the first of four concerts in the series, all of which will be held in the Ann Street Park. The others will take place on July 10, July 24 and August 14.  Read more

Summer reading kick-off party: Kids vs. Parents

MONTICELLO, NY — On Friday, June 24, the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, will celebrate the start of its summer reading program with a party. The party will be a Kids vs. Parents competition. Between 4:30 and 6 p.m. sign up for summer reading, learn about the wide variety of summer programs at the library, enjoy a few snacks and play games. There will be many board games, including life-sized Connect 4, Rock Em’ Sock Em’ Robots, Apples to Apples, Sorry, and more. There will also be Super Smash Bros. on the big screen, and a 3D printer demonstration.  Read more

Tara Kopp and Jenna Lucente upend the CAS Arts Center

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society presents “With Amazing Scenes Like These,” an exhibition featuring artwork by Tara Kopp; and “Limited Landscapes,” an exhibition featuring artwork by Jenna Lucente, at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main St., from June 25 through July 24. There will be an artist talk on Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m., followed by a free opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Read more

Milford Music Festival

MILFORD, PA — The Milford Music Festival takes place from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. The three-day, borough-wide celebration takes place at locations all over town, from the Milford Theatre to restaurants, galleries and even realtors and opticians. Adding to the fun on Saturday will be a strawberry festival and flea market at the United Methodist Church; a book sale on the lawn of the library; and hot dogs and cotton candy to accompany the music of Somerville at Belle Reve Senior Living at 12 noon. On Sunday, you can browse the weekly farmers’ market at the Grotto from 10 a.m.  Read more

An anniversary story

The Sullivan County Catskills was a summer haven in the 1950s, where I and many others in the New York City/northern New Jersey area spent our childhoods. Living within a reasonable driving distance from the Catskills, we drove our tightly packed jalopies over the bumpy old roads. Feeling nostalgic as our 40th wedding anniversary approached, it made perfect sense for my husband and me to travel today’s highways two short hours to arrive back at the old summertime homestead.  Read more

‘A Lotta Ricotta’

CALLICOON CENTER, NY — Apple Pond Farm will host a cheese-making workshop on Friday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This workshop will be a hands-on course where participants will be able to learn how to make goat’s milk ricotta from milking the goat to serving it with select wine pairings. Guests will be able to take home samples of the cheese they have made. The event will be led by Sonja Hedlund, co-owner of Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy Education Center. This event is appropriate for teenagers and above, with alcohol served to attendees age 21-plus.  Read more

Port Jervis Farmers’ Market opens

PORT JERVIS, BY — The newly upgraded Port Jervis Farmers’ Market will start on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the newly appointed Farmers’ Market Square, located next to the Burger King. The market has a new market manager, Sarah Worthy, a new website and branding/signage, six farm stands and weekly live music. It will run from June to October 29, rain or shine. Farmers represented are Perez Farms, Trapani Fruit Farm, Once Upon a Farm, Back to the Future Dairy Farm, Kilted Suds and Sadie Cakes. “We have a strong history of farming and agriculture in our area.  Read more