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November 2016

Santa Parade and tree lighting

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale’s annual Santa Parade will take place on Friday, November 25 (rain date Saturday, November 26). Line-up will begin at 5 p.m. in the Top Notch parking area on Fourth Street and the parade will step off at 6 p.m. Activities in Central Park immediately after the parade will include the lighting of the Christmas Star on Irving Cliff, the lighting of the Christmas Tree in the park (shown here), holiday music and an opportunity for kids to visit with Santa.

Port Jervis plans Christkindlmarkt; Set for November 27

PORT JERVIS, NY — Since 2013 the Port Jervis Tourism Board has sponsored Christkindlmarkt, which is promoted as a family event in the tradition of markets held in Germany during the holiday season.

This year the market is scheduled to take place on November 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jersey Avenue in Port Jervis.  Read more

Soup's on

At the farmers’ market in Callicoon, I had a short discourse with a vendor on the benefits of cooler weather on such crops as Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. The lower temperatures bring out the sweetness, she told me. It was a grey, blustery day, and I bought a beautiful specimen from a bin of cauliflowers to make cream of cauliflower and cheddar cheese soup. I hadn’t made the recipe in years, but recalled it fondly.  Read more

Looking Back

Damascus Township, the largest of the original townships created in 1798, is still the largest. Damascus was the site of many historic events, beginning with the first settlement of Cushetunk along the Delaware River. Joseph Skinner and his family, who arrived about 1755, were probably the earliest of the Connecticut settlers. Ownership of the area was in dispute, because King Charles II had granted overlapping charters to both Connecticut and William Penn. Joseph Skinner’s son Daniel ran the first raft down the river ca.  Read more

Narrowsburg News

On Saturday afternoon, November 19, Main Street was filled with cars and people as crowds of art enthusiasts flocked to the opening of the 12th annual Art in Sixes show at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Over 100 artists are represented in this show, with over 500 pieces of work. The Art in Sixes show, where each piece does not exceed 6 inches in any direction, is another sign that we are entering the holiday time of year.  Read more

John E. Marshall

John E. Marshall, 79, of Honesdale, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning at home. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Marjorie L. Thomas. They were married November 26, 1966.

Born October 30, 1937 in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Earl and Almeda Herrmann Marshall.  Read more


Well, I was hoping by the Friday after the election, things would return to normal in the third car of the 5:07 a.m. out of Port Jervis; silly me. It had been a slow boil to Tuesday’s election and the car had been clearly divided by party lines. Democrats occupied the front half of the car and Republicans in the rear, conductors dare not reveal their politics for fear of being mobbed by one half or another. These last 18 long months have brought a boisterous din to the car, which has only grown louder as the campaign waged on.  Read more

From the Publisher

With Christmas in the stores, and a winter landscape all around, it’s tempting to skip over Thanksgiving and move straight into December and a different holiday crush. With the unfolding drama of the reorganization of the United States government and heartfelt differences between family members on both sides of the political spectrum, it almost feels like self care to ignore the annual celebration of that first shared meal between different peoples on these shores.  Read more

Letters to the Editor November 23

Thanksgiving and illegal immigration

Let’s think this through this Thanksgiving.  Read more

Sullivan, Energize NY and Trump

The Sullivan County Legislature voted eight to one on November 17 to become part of the Energize NY program, which will lend money for energy improvement projects to buildings that are commercially-owned or owned by nonprofits.

The stated goal of the program is “to scale the demand for energy improvements through establishing energy upgrades as a social norm in local NY State communities.”  Read more