Citizens gathered to talk about their town—what could be improved, what is already working? This kind of reflection with the intention of improvement is one we could all work on, for ourselves, for our lifestyle, for our community (something to think about especially now in the new year).
Arts & Leisure
It’s no secret that I’m Jewish and celebrate Hanukkah rather than Christmas, but since the Jewish calendar follows the lunar cycle, the “Festival of Lights” falls on a different date every winter, and this year it coincides with all things ho ho ho. And although the first night of Hanukkah fell on Christmas Eve, it’s still ongoing.
MONTICELLO, NY — On Sunday, December 18, WJFF presented its third annual Messiah Community Sing Along, hosted by the Rev. Diana Scheide and the parishioners of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River has announced the winners of its second photography contest focused on the outstanding resources of the park and the connection between those resources and the public. Over 50 photographs were submitted between March 1 and August 25, 2016.
JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Children’s Storytime starts up again at Western Sullivan Public Library (WSPL) beginning in January. It will be run by staff member Antonia Nemec, who is a local resident and an avid library user. The first five-week winter storytime session is scheduled for January 9 through February 11.
LIBERTY, NY — The fifth annual New Year’s Snowshoe at Walnut Mountain will be held on Sunday, January 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Participants choose the outing that fits their level: a relaxed hike along wide, graded carriage roads, or an intermediate hike that includes single-track mountain bike trails to the summit.
Even though I attended Sunday school religiously and had an extensive Jewish education, I’m still learning. A good example of that comes at this time of year, as we celebrate Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful. Even though winter has just officially begun, I fear that we’re in for a doozy, which my dictionary defines as “extraordinary” and “one of a kind.” As many of you know, I love getting out regardless of the season.
MONTICELLO, NY — The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library at 479 Broadway will host a Maker Space event on Thursday, December 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. A Maker Space is a DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. It’s a great opportunity to play with gadgets, make cool crafts and get creative.
SHOHOLA, PA — The Climate Collection Event, sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association, will be at the Artists’ Market Communmity Center, 114 Richardson Ave., during January. There will be a reception on January 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.