Sitting at my desk trying not to listen to the drip, drip, drip of the kitchen faucet (you all know why) behind me, my mind wanders as I steel myself for the task at hand… cleaning up the desktop files from the previous year and preparing to begin anew.
Arts & Leisure
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.
EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Historical Society’s next First Friday celebration of open-mic musical talent at the Calder Café will also be the first First Friday of the new year: January 5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7:15 p.m.
MILFORD, PA — Pike Imaging Council (PIC) held its second annual print competition at its monthly photography club meeting on December 5. Members of the club are photography enthusiasts ranging from beginners to professionals.
CALLICOON, NY — There will be an opening reception in the art space at the new River Family Wellness on Friday, January 5. Attendees will arrive at 4 p.m. for a launch of the new gallery space featuring the work of three local artists: Marjorie Morrow, Naomi Teppich and Gail Tuchman.
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.
The instant that I picked up the phone I knew I was in trouble. “Go out on a Monday?” I barked into the receiver. “What, are you crazy? It’s a school night!” The caller was gal pal Jamee Schleifer and the reason for her inquiry was simple.
ELLENVILLE, NY — Shadowland Stages will celebrate the New Year with a special one-night-only concert starring singer/songwriter Heather Masse on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. All tickets cost $18.
SHOHOLA, PA — A local arts group is cooking up a “cure” for cabin fever: the “Cabin Fever Celebration.” It is a multi-disciplinary community event sponsored by the Barryville Area Arts Association that will feature artwork, poetry, performance art, sculpture, and music—much of it created just for this occasion.
HONESDALE, PA — Sounds Like Teen Spirit is an open-mic night on January 12, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. that is designed to provide an opportunity to showcase the talent of our community’s youth. School-aged students are encouraged to share their performing art on stage at The Cooperage.