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Laura Silverman, founder and curator of the Outside Institute

Exploring the woods with The Outside Institute

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The bond between humanity and nature is one that often goes unseen and unspoken, but those who want to better understand that bond around the Upper Delaware have a new outlet: The Outside Institute, a new program in the area that approaches nature from exploratory and culinary perspectives.

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Vincenzo “Vinny” Doria poses with his partner, Kori Carter, to show off the local ingredients used in their recipes.

Uncle Vinny’s provides farm-to-table Italian food to Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — A new restaurant has opened in the heart of Narrowsburg: Uncle Vinny’s, an experience with authentic Italian cuisine as delivered by owner, namesake and veteran restaurateur Vincenzo Doria.

TRR photos by Ian Pugh

This is the exterior of Loose Leaf Pages at 627 Main St. in Honesdale.

Loose Leaf Pages serves tea and literature in Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — Since its grand opening in May, Loose Leaf Pages has served as a welcome addition to Main Street in Honesdale: a combination bookstore and teashop that offers written works from independent publishers and local writers, tea from local sources and activities for aspiring writers and voracious readers alike.

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Graphic designer Amanda Reed is hiding rocks for free subscriptions throughout Wayne County, PA and Sullivan County, NY. Be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Does your hometown rock? Tell the world!

I like to think that I know everything, including what’s popular, what people are talking about and what’s “trending”—but apparently, I’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, unaware that what everyone is talking about is… rocks.

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The Ten Mile River Scout Museum, situated at TMR’s Headquarters Camp, features many glimpses at Ten Mile River’s past.

Ten Mile River Scout Camps hosts alumni weekend

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Ten Mile River Scout Camp (TMR) comprises a 12,000-acre area, a site selected for the Boy Scouts in part by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his tenure as president of the New York City Boy Scout Foundation.

TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

While there are multiple signs at the Mountaindale Rails to Trails entrance, there is nothing to indicate that the Peace Walk awaits hikers.

A peaceful walk in the woods

If you look hard enough, there is always something unusual to explore in the Catskills, and I recently discovered an interesting blurb online that caught my attention. “The Peace Walk outdoor art exhibit is now open on the Rails to Trails in Mountaindale,” announced the alert.

TRR photo by Vera Moret

Planning board member Aaron Robinson addresses the Shohola Township supervisors.

Road improvements in Shohola

SHOHOLA, PA — Much of the July 13 meeting of the Shohola supervisors meeting held at the municipal building was dominated by the ongoing county issue of road improvements. Several bids were opened and approved and work should begin shortly.

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This top hat serves as a common example of the steampunk aesthetic.

Honesdale goes Steampunk

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale’s claim to fame is rooted in steam power, but this weekend the town will be exploring the fiction as well as the reality of that history with Steampunk Honesdale, a festival held in celebration of steampunk, a genre of fiction that depicts a retro-futuristic landscape taking its cues from the aesthetics and technology o

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The Long Eddy Hose Company prepares for Douglas City Days.

'Douglas City Days' highlights Long Eddy's past

LONG EDDY, NY — The town of Long Eddy is planning a weekend-long celebration of its history under another name. “Douglas City Days” will be held Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 as a town-wide event to honor the 150th anniversary of Douglas City, a name the community adopted for 11 years as an incorporated city.



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