As a not-for-profit organization, the Fresh Air Fund has, since 1877, given kids from New York City the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, hosted by local families as they participate in wide-open activities—like hiking, fishing, swimming and horseback riding—that they might not be able to enjoy in the big city.
HONESDALE, PA — This week, Honesdale High School presents a stage production of “The Addams Family,” a musical based on the franchise of the same name.
Jonathan Charles Fox, author of The River Reporter’s “In My Humble Opinion” column, will once again spread those humble opinions in the form of a one-man show at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). “One of the first things I bring up when people ask me about it is Spalding Gray,” says Fox, who counts “talking” as a personal strong suit.
Pulling into the parking lot of SUNY Sullivan last week, I was stunned to see scores of kids, teens and adults flocking to the theatre complex, where Forestburgh Playhouse producer Franklin Trapp had scheduled auditions for the company’s upcoming summer season of shows.
The sun, though it now travels a circuit ca. 20° south of the equator, radiates brilliant, slanting light when high pressure visits from the Arctic, as it did in early January. Rare and fleeting, as becomes a “pearl of great price,” it burnishes weeds, bird feeders, and eagle pairs inspecting last year’s nests.
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.