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December 12, 2017
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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.

Delaware Riverkeeper launches virtual canoe race

BRISTOL, PA — The Delaware Riverkeeper Network will present the Virtual Canoe Race, an online adventure that offers information and activities on geography, history, culture and environmental science in a trivia contest format, starting at 9 a.m. on October 5. During the race, participants learn about the Delaware River watershed and test their knowledge as they compete with other youth from across the watershed. First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in two categories: individual and classroom/youth group.  Read more

Youth gardening class features cooking

LIBERTY, NY — Families can foster a lifelong gardening interest with their children this summer in the final class of an educational workshop series offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Master Gardener Volunteer program. On Thursday, September 24, “Cooking the Harvest” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CCESC will host this unique youth horticultural opportunity for children ages five to 12 in the outdoor teaching gardens at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd. Children do not have to have attended all classes in the series.  Read more

Farm + Chef festival at The Cooperage

HONESDALE — Wayne County’s sustainable farmers will host Farm + Chef on Saturday, October 10 at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. Six chefs from the region will serve dishes prepared from our local fall harvest, grown and raised on Wayne County farms. There will be music and activities for the whole family. Local food-related vendors will sell their products. Beer will be available for purchase. Doors open 1:30 p.m.; chefs serve from 2 to 5 p.m.  Read more

Fly fishing in the Catskills

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Time and the Valleys Museum will host a talk by James Krul, executive director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, about the history and popularity of fly fishing in Sullivan County’s famous Catskill streams on Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m.  Read more

Meat processing rules

LIBERTY, NY — Livestock owners and farmers can learn more about the rules and regulations of processing meat at an educational program on Thursday, September 24. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will offer this class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

Invasives in the reservoir system

NEVERSINK, NY — A free, educational opportunity to learn about the New York City (NYC) watershed is offered on Saturday, September 19. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this program from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Participants will meet at the Kramers Cove kayak launch site located on Aden Road at the Neversink Reservoir. Kayaks will be available or attendees can bring their own. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate.  Read more

Learn safe freezing methods

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to attend an educational workshop on safe home food preservation techniques offered on Saturday, September 19. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this class from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the shared-use, Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.  Read more

CCC Day at Promised Land

GREENTOWN, PA — Promised Land State Park will host a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Day event on Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masker Museum complex.

The focus of this event is to honor the men who worked for the CCC in the ’30s as well as to highlight local history in general. The CCC was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to reclaim land decimated by poor land practices that contributed to the Great Depression, by planting trees, preventing forest fires and building structures used to this day in our state parks, including Promised Land State Park.  Read more

Corn plot field day

COCHECTON, NY — A free, educational Corn Plot Field Day for farmers will be offered on Wednesday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC). Participants will earn 2.0 in pesticide credits within New York State Department of Environmental Conservation categories 1A, 10, 21, and 23 as well as Pennsylvania 4.0 pesticide credits in categories PC, 01, 03, and 18. New Jersey credits are pending. Lunch will be provided to participants. The event site is located near Cochecton Mills on My Place Road.  Read more

Celebrate Daniel Boone Day

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Conservation Club will present Daniel Boone Day on Sunday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 140 Kortwright Rd. with awards immediately following. The day will include target competition, shooting events and a gun raffle, as well as other raffles, refreshments and vendor tables. There will be a special presentation of Civil War living history by the 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry.  Read more

Take a tour of the Delaware water system

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — As the last reservoir water supply system to be built in New York State, the Delaware System provides over 50% of New York City’s drinking water. If you’ve ever been curious about the history and construction of this system, you can take a narrated bus tour offered by the Time and the Valleys Museum on September 26.

The tour will take passengers to the Neversink, Cannonsville, Pepacton and Rondout reservoirs. A talk will give you the facts and figures along with stories about each.  Read more

Bioblitz at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — There will be a Bioblitz at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) from 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28 to 7 p.m. on August 29. The public is invited to join PEEC staff for a 24-hour survey of the plants and animals located within the park. They’ll be sending out teams of experts and volunteers to find and identify as many species as possible. Additional acitivities will also be offered. Pre-registration is required. For additional details visit or call 570/828-2319.

Conservancy holds picnic

BETHEL, NY — The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will hold a free community event on Saturday August 29, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of its Bethel, NY office. The annual thank-you picnic celebrates our local community of supporters and friends and provides an opportunity for the public to enjoy the beautiful rolling hills, meadows, gardens and woods of the conservancy property.  Read more

Stock your ponds with trout

LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District is now offering its annual trout stocking program. If you are interested in stocking your pond with trout or fathead minnows this fall, the district will be accepting orders until Monday, September 21. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are being offered for sale.  Read more

Fishing hall of famers named

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum has named the new hall of famers who will be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame on October 10. They are Bill Elliott, John Gierach, Curt Gowdy and Charles Ritz. There will be a reception and ceremony to be held in the museum at 3 p.m. A dinner will follow in the Wulff Gallery. For more information email or call 845/439-4810.  Read more

Livestock sale is this weekend at the fair

HONESDALE, PA — The annual 4-H Junior Livestock Sale will be held Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Honesdale.

After the blue-ribbon winners are auctioned, there will be two auctions held simultaneously. The sale will feature 223 pigs and 31 steer as well as 53 goats and 39 lambs, all home-raised by local 4-H members.

The sale is conducted by the Wayne County 4-H Junior Livestock Committee and auctioneer John Wetmore. A free barbeque is available to all registered bidders.  Read more

Farm-to-fork fundraiser

CALLICOON CENTER, NY — The Sullivan County Farmers’ Market Association (SCFMA) will celebrate the market’s bounty with “Our Farms to Your Fork,” a fundraising dinner and silent auction on Saturday, August 8 at The Hills Country Inn in Callicoon Center. The cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m., and dinner, for which Early Bird Cookery has devised a market-driven menu, starts at 8 p.m. BYOB.  Read more

Secret gardenscape tour benefits historical society

NORTHWESTERN WAYNE COUNTY — A secret gardenscape tour in northwestern Wayne will benefit the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS). Themed “Gardens Aren’t Just for Flowers,” the tour will be held on Sunday, August 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature Mount Pleasant, Preston and Scott Townships.

You can purchase tickets at the WCHS Museum in downtown Honesdale or at the Poyntelle General Store. Tickets are on sale for a limited time and can only be purchased the day before the tour or the day of the tour.  Read more

International Space Station above Shohola

Shown is the light trail of the International Space Station during a 20 second time exposure as it tracks over the constellation of Scorpius as it heads northeastward during the early evening of July 31. This is a view looking south from Shohola, PA.

Demos and tastings at Barryville Farmers’ Market

BARRYVILLE, NY — The Barryville Farmers’ market has a full lineup of demos and tastings by local chefs coming up in August. “This is a great way for folks to experience the market, learn and taste something new. We’re really lucky to have such talented chefs donate their time to promoting local food” said Danielle Gaebel, media and events coordinator. Visit

Schedule of events:
Saturday, August 1, “Zoodles,” 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., presented by radical homemaker and chef, Danielle Gaebel of the Natural Contents Kitchen.  Read more