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October 2016

A prickly misperception

“Myths and misunderstandings abound in nature and can lead to undesirable outcomes.”

I wrote that sentence in a recent River Talk column to bring awareness to the confusion many people have about ragweed, goldenrod and allergies. (Ragweed, not goldenrod, is causing your respiratory symptoms: riverreporter.com/column/river-talk/11/2016/09/21/clarifying-misconception).  Read more

Actions speak louder than words

In my last column, “On Water,” I wrote about the organizations that serve as water guardians and advocates. Environmental institutions may have a great mission statement or structure, but they still need grass-roots’ support and boots on the ground. It always comes down to individuals and “What can I do? How can I help?”  Read more

Bears edge Bulldogs in sudden death overtime

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “Dawg” gone it!

The home team Sullivan West Bulldogs boys varsity booters (1-11) lost 3-2 to the visiting Bears of Tri-Valley (4-8) in Friday night’s OCIAA Section 9 Class C matchup under the lights, with a shimmering silvery moon casting shadows over the soccer field.

Tri-Valley drew initial blood at 13:01 in the opening frame on an unassisted shot by Thomas VanSaders charging up the sidelines—his first of three goals, making him the only player of the match to rack up a hat trick.  Read more

With a song in my heart

Nostalgia reigned supreme last week as I wended my way throughout the Upper Delaware River region in search of spots to photograph the ever-changing array of color that has enveloped the Catskills over the last 10 days. Constantly pulling over to the side of the road, I stopped, marveled and clicked my way through Pennsylvania and New York, making my way to Barryville, Milford, Shohola, Livingston Manor, Youngsville, Monticello and beyond.  Read more

Scaring crows in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — The Greater Honesdale Partnership’s (GHP) 11th annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest is underway, and TRR’s Amanda Reed captured this image of the one that stands outside HNBC bank, giving passersby an early Halloween thrill. Participating businesses were asked to create a scarecrow using Pokémon as their theme. Twenty-five businesses rose to the challenge. Each scarecrow is required to have some characteristics of a traditional scarecrow, such as hay protruding from the neck or sleeves.  Read more

Storytelling, pumpkins and dinner

HAWLEY, PA — Sandy Gabrielson will weave yarns of myth and lore at the annual Storytelling Dinner at The Settlers Inn on Saturday, October 29.
For many years, Gabrielson has been a featured performer at Hawley’s Ritz Company Playhouse. Added highlights of the Storytelling Dinner will be live foot-stompin’ music by Bowin’ the Strings, and an illuminated patch of intricately hand-carved pumpkins.

The dinner will be seasonally themed. Gathering time is 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30 p.m.  Read more

Canaltown Spooky Movie Festival

HONESDALE, PA — The third annual Canaltown Short Spooky Movie Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 at The Cooperage. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the program will begin at 8 p.m. The evening promises a diverse selection of original short movies made by filmmakers from Honesdale, the surrounding area and the world. All movies are spooky in nature, and are not rated, but parental discretion is advised.  Read more

‘Baroque & Beyond’ at St. Andrews

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — Chamber Music at St. Andrew’s welcomes eminent harpsichordist and conductor Kenneth Cooper, with singers and instrumentalists, for “Baroque & Beyond” on Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. at St, Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The free program will feature music by Handel, Bach, Donizetti, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov and Komitas Vardapet, a 20th century Armenian composer.  Read more

‘Shakespeare’s Will,’ an Elizabethan supper and a lecture

HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — NACL Theatre presents “Shakespeare’s Will,” by Vern Thiessen, on Saturday, October 22. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a lecture delivered by Shakespeare expert Joanne Zipay and a supper of mutton stew based on a 1672 recipe.  Read more

‘Shadow Play: The Murder of Robert F. Kennedy’

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Young at Heart organization, a subsidiary of the Delaware Youth Center, will host a presentation by local author William Klaber concerning his book on the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center, 8 Creamery Rd.  Read more