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September 2016

Final weekend at the sawmill

LOOKOUT, PA — The Joel Hill Sawmill will hold its final demonstration and tour for the year on Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The crew of volunteers dusts off the old water-powered, Civil War-era sawmill for programs in July, August and October every year. The mill is located just off Creek Road; watch for signs on Route 191 just before the Lookout Firehouse.  Read more

‘Vibrations’ at Gallery EVA

CALLICOON, NY — “Vibrations,” the new exhibit at Gallery EVA, will run from October 1 through October 31. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Artists featured in the show will include Alan Wood, Nancy Wells, Rich Rethorn, Xeth Feinberg, Madelow Jones, Monard Renaud and Eva Drizhal.

Gallery EVA hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., sometimes Monday, and by appointment. For more information call 845/887-3202.

Hot Air Balloon Festival

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville will host its first Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, October 1 on Route 52, behind Dick’s Auto Sales.

Seven hot air balloons will be launched on Saturday morning between 7 and 8:30 a.m., and Saturday evening from about 5 to 6:30 p.m. You can visit with the pilots and learn about their ballooning adventures.  Read more

Readers & Writers Festival in Milford

MILFORD, PA — Milford’s first ever Readers & Writers Festival will be held on Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. Festival headliners include writers Gloria Steinem, John Berendt and MK Asante, and many other well-known writers will be present.

“Our tagline is ‘Readers. Writers. Conversation,’” said Amy Ferris, a writer and one of the event’s organizers. “We want the festival to ignite a conversation between people who love to read books and people who write them.”  Read more

‘En Plein Air’

SHOHOLA, PA — An event titled “En Plein Air” will takes place at the Artists Market Community Center, 144 Richardson Ave., on October 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments.  Read more

These really should be ‘one of the above’; On-site grass pelletizers

HONESDALE, PA — As peak oil and global warming have increased the urgency of finding replacements for fossil fuels, the option of biomass is one that is frequently mentioned without ever seeming to gain much of a foothold, at least in this country. But there are some locals who have been developing some interesting techniques and ideas about one kind of biomass that could prove a boon to our own area: grass pellets that can be burned, like wood pellets, for heat.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

Have you ever wondered how our Town of Tusten got its name? Some of you may know the town was named after Colonel Benjamin Tusten, but do you know the whole story? Come listen to the National Park Service presentation on the Battle of Minisink, which took place on July 22, 1779, and learn why Col. Tusten, Revolutionary War hero, is deserving of the special honor we have bestowed upon him. This presentation will be part of the Tusten Historical Society’s annual meeting held this Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m in Town Hall.  Read more

Looking Back

The Delaware & Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroad met in Honesdale, PA behind the D&H office, now the Wayne County Historical Society. Coal was carried on the Gravity from Carbondale, stored in huge piles behind the canal basin and transferred to boats to travel the 108 miles of the D&H Canal to Rondout, NY, on the Hudson River, where it was again transferred to larger vessels for its trip to New York City. Although the Gravity was originally designed to carry only coal, in later years passenger service between Carbondale and Honesdale was added.  Read more

September 22, 2016 - September 29, 2016

Emerson E. Ebert

Emerson E. Ebert of Callicoon, NY died September 24, 2016.

Interment was in the Hortonville Cemetery on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

One may contribute to the charity of one’s choice.

Milagros “Milly” Rosario

Milagros “Milly” Rosario of Liberty, NY, a long-time area resident, died Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty. She was 67.

Funeral services were Sunday, September 25, 2016 in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.  Read more

Marlyce Dawn Myers

Marlyce Dawn Myers, 74 of Austinville VA, longtime resident of the Eldred, Barryville, NY area passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Twin County Regional Hospital. Ms. Myers was born in Watertown, NY to the late Charles Roe and Bernice Edsel Cafferty.  Read more