HONESDALE, PA — After a long absence from Honesdale, the National FFA Organization has recognized a new Wayne Highlands chapter to educate a budding generation of farmers and agriculturalists.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Since July, The Narrowsburg Union, located at 7 Erie Ave., has housed a new resident: Fire Mountain Kitchen, a food production facility specializing in jarred goods and preserves. The kitchen is owned and operated by Dr. James Lomax, a retired physician and frequent contributor to The River Reporter’s Health section.
I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter’s dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.
Sullivan County and the surrounding region are well known for many reasons, including our rich history. As Americans healed from the wounds of the Revolutionary War, folks began migrating to the wide open spaces of what had been dubbed the “Catskills” by Dutch settlers who had arrived in the 17th century.
HONESDALE, PA — Congregation Beth Israel in Honesdale “was organized in 1849, by—it depends whom you ask—by 10 or 11 men of the community,” says Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. “They came together to create a community for Jews who worked for the canal company. The whole town was a canal company town.
NARROWSBURG, NY — “We’re here, we’re open to the community, that’s one of the main things we’d like people to know,” says Seiso Paul Cooper. “It kind of surprises me that although we have some outreach, people are surprised to hear about us. ‘How long have you been there?
GLEN SPEY, NY — “Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glen Spey was established on June 17, 1971 by Ukrainians who emigrated to this country during World War II and wanted to continue to practice their faith,” says Nadia Rajsz, vice-president of the church board.
HONESDALE, PA — The Central United Methodist Church had informal beginnings in Honesdale, according to Sue Graziadio, who serves as the church’s historian. “When they first started, when the first Methodists came to town [circa 1825],” she says, “they didn’t have a building.
A hopeful sign about American shad was recently documented here in the Delaware River.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Lucille Jan-Turan, the daughter of frequent River Reporter contributor Ramona Jan, grew up in Damascus, PA and holds a bachelor’s degree in human ecology from College of the Atlantic.