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LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “Catskill Fly Tying, the Art of Artifice,” an exhibit of the work of photographer Mark Loete, will be shown in the Wulff Gallery of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) from October 17 to November 30. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition features over 40 photographs of exquisitely crafted trout fishing flies, celebrating the centuries-old fly-tying tradition and the master artisans who fabricate these jewel-like imitation insects.

Local Service to Ag Award

HONESDALE, PA — Bob and Judy Muller, second from left and left respectively, were honored with the Local Service to Ag Award at the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau Fall Dinner. Bob is the founder of the Cold Spring/Rileyville 4H Club and has been its leader for 46 years. In addition to Judy’s 41 years of work with the 4H Club, she was named assistant director of the Wayne County Fair in 1978. Judy and Bob continue to oversee and assist with the 4H livestock sale at the fair each year. Also shown is Karl Eisenhauer, local farm bureau president.

Woodloch raises $15,000 for conservation

HAWLEY, PA — On October 20th, Woodloch Pines Resort presented the Delaware Highlands Conservancy with a check for $15,000 for donations collected through participation in the Green Lodging Partnership program in 2015. Donations collected are $2 per stay, and offer an opportunity for each guest to invest in the future of the Upper Delaware River region. Funds raised will be used to further the Conservancy’s land protection and education efforts throughout the region.  Read more

Slow Food sponsors free apple cider pressing

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware River Valley’s local Slow Food chapter is presenting a free apple cider pressing on Saturday, October 24, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hans and Cornelia Kung are hosting at 1300 Crystal Lake Rd.

Bring your own apples and clean containers to this first-come, first-served event. It takes about 15 pounds of apples to create a gallon of cider, so plan on bringing enough for a few gallons. Cider freezes very well.  Read more

Talk on the Shawangunks

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Author Robi Josephson will give a talk at the Time and the Valleys Museum on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. The topic is her new book with co-author Bob Larsen, “An Unforgiving Land: Hardscrabble Life in the Traps, a Vanished Shawangunk Mountain Hamlet.” Refreshments and museum admission are included, and signed books will be available for sale.  Read more

4H-ers meet at corn maze

HERRICK CENTER, PA — Tri-Gal 4-H Club met at Zembrycki’s Corn Maze for fun and a short business meeting. The club welcomed six new members and elected its 2015-2016 officers. They are Brett Diehl, president; Sierra Rutledge, vice-president; Carley Riefler, secretary; Jarod Smith, treasurer; Channing Rutledge, news reporter, and Emma Modrovsky, pledge leader.

Pictured here in the front row are Emma, left, and Channing; in the back row are Jarod, Brett, Sierra and Carley. The club is excited about starting a new 4-H year.
—Story submitted by Channing Rutledge

Forestry 101

HONESDALE, PA — The Northern Tier Hardwood Association, in partnership with the Wayne Conservation District, is sponsoring a “Forestry 101” workshop for landowners on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The workshop will be held at the Wayne Conservation District at 648 Park St., and then participants will head to Lake Ariel in the afternoon for the field portion of the workshop.  Read more

Mentored youth fishing opportunities

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Upper Woods Pond, an 80-acre, natural glacial lake in Lebanon Township, located off Upper Woods Road, is among several lakes statewide that will be stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) for a special mentored youth opportunity on Sunday, October 18.

Youth anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the PFBC and must be accompanied by an adult angler in order to participate. On these selected stocked trout waters, mentored youth are allowed to keep two trout.  Read more

Autumn events at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), at 538 Emery Rd., has a number of events lined up over the next couple of weeks. Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.  Read more

Online leaf-peeping in Sullivan

FERNDALE, NY — In celebration of the season, Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) has launched a series of online VIPeeper galleries at peeper-galleries/. Each gallery includes photos submitted weekly by the SCVA’s volunteer VIPeepers, who each represent a different region of the county.  Read more

Taste of the Catskills festival

DELHI, NY — Catskill Mountainkeeper will hold its Taste of the Catskills festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, at historic Maple Shade Farm. Debra Winger will co-host.

This year the festival will feature a variety of delicious food from hundreds of local farmers, artisanal food producers and restaurants, plus craft beer and wine produced in our region. There will be games and other activities for kids, local crafts and live music.  Read more

Watershed alliance holds 5k

EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Watershed Alliance (EWA) will hold its third 5k run/walk benefit at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 17. The run/walk starts at the Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company Pavilion on Pine Mill Road and proceeds along Pine Mill Road and Equinunk (Crooked) Creek Road before returning to the firehall for awards and post-race festivities including complimentary food and beverage.  Read more

October star watch

BETHEL, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC) and local astronomer John Kocijanski for a free star-watch program on Friday, October 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the DHC’s office in Bethel.

Watch the stars and planets, observe deep sky objects and learn how to locate the constellations. Please bring binoculars and/or your own telescope (a limited number will be available) and folding chairs, if you have them.  Read more

‘Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run’

LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary will hold the “Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run and Woods Walk” on Sunday, October 18 on the wooded trails of Lacawac starting at 11 a.m. Participants will run and walk along the Sanctuary’s trails and access roads to experience the wonder, biodiversity and natural resources of its over 545 acres on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack.

Be advised that sections of the course are technical, rocky and steep. Dogs or strollers are welcome on the Woods Walk but not on the 8k trail run course.  Read more

‘Fishy’ wins Golden Hook Award

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — At the upcoming Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, October 10, at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center, Jay “Fishy” Fullum will receive this highly coveted award recognizing an individual who maintains and keeps alive the art and craft of fly tying. For over 20 years, Fishy, as most people know him, has written for FlyTyer magazine and many other publications, provided demonstrations and presentations at over 100 flyfishing shows, traveled the country doing seminars, and always has enough time to stop and share his knowledge with a newcomer at any age.  Read more

Fall hike with the Delaware Highlands Conservancy

TOWN OF TUSTEN, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a guided fall hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Enjoy great views of the Delaware River, fall foliage approaching its peak, and traverse a historic stone arch bridge. Learn about the ecology and history of the area with the Conservancy’s land protection coordinator Jennifer Sherwood.  Read more

Farm Bureau holds fall dinner

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau will hold its annual fall dinner meeting on Saturday, October 10 at the Park Street Complex. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. by the Red Schoolhouse at a cost of $15 per person.  Read more

Harvest Festival, Fractal Hike at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold its fifth Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-timey activities and more. The cost is $5 per car.  Read more

Seed library opens in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — Join the Tusten Heritage Community Garden and the Western Sullivan Public Library in celebrating the grand opening of the community’s new seed library on Saturday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tusten-Cochecton Branch. The seed library is completely free, open to the public, and contains seeds that are local to our community. Attend a workshop to learn how to save your seeds and return them to continue the vitality of the seed library. The goal for the seed library is to provide heirloom, non-GMO seeds.  Read more

Wayne County Farm Tour

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Farm Tour is set for Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the early days of Wayne County, there were over 1,500 active family farms. Farming has changed quite a bit since then. Wayne County is now home to family farms, vegetable producers and specialty farms. Many of our local farms have diversified to remain viable. Join us while we visit some of the most unique and successful farms in our area. While we travel, we will be discussing some of the challenges and hardships faced by farmers today.  Read more

Riverside Trail opens at Lock 31

HAWLEY, PA — The official opening of the Riverside Trail at the D & H Canal Park at Lock 31, located on Route 6 between White Mills and Hawley, was held on August 22. Pictured are Dr. Rogers, left, his son Michael Rogers of Honesdale’s Boy Scout Troop 1, Margy Coccodrilli of the Wayne County Historical Society and Scout Jason Fritz. Michael and Jason’s Eagle Scout projects made possible the opening of the park’s second trail, which follows the shoreline of the Lackawaxen River. The entire park is open to the public from dawn to dusk.  Read more