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Opinion
    • Empathy and action

      Imagine, for a few moments, that you are a female mallard duck. You have been struck by a vehicle and are wobbling around Route 6 in Hawley, PA …

    • C’mere little Killdeer

      There are a handful of birds that most folks out here would consider to be typical specimens for our area. Sure, we have eagles, black vultures …

    • Ruby slippers

      We happen to be blessed living in the Upper Delaware Valley; just the scenery alone can take your breath away. Each summer, our population …

Arts & Leisure

Country music conversation, firefly picnic and more

What's going on in arts and culture August 22 to 29.
Latest news
BETHANY, PA— “I feel like I’ve come home,” said a woman from Australia as she walked the grounds of the Himalayan Institute on Saturday, August 17. The institute was hosting …
WILKES BARRE, PA— A jury has found that PA State Troopers did not use excessive force when they shot and killed 21-year-old Derek Degroat in 2015, and that Degroat’s family is not …
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Two enthusiastic crowds greeted 16-year-old Maxim Lando, as he performed for the Shandelee Music Festival’s (SMF) Outreach Program on Friday, August 16. Part of the …

FRESH: Return of the rockets

CALLICOON, NY — Exactly 30 years ago, six months before WJFF went on the air, it hosted its first benefit ever to bring it to the airwaves with a hot Sullivan County band as the sole headliner. …

Review: DVO’s ‘H.M.S Pinafore’

Before I go into my thoughts on the Delaware Valley Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” let me offer a very bold disclaimer here: I’m no …
Sports

Down to the last rind

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — At the end of the competition, all the contestants had a bellyful of watermelon.On Saturday, August 17, the 140th Annual Little World’s Fair presented their 4th annual …

Horse power

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — These days, when people talk about horse power, they think about how many ponies are under the hood.But for the folks who make up the New York State Horse Pulling Association …

NASCAR shifts into ‘Top Gear’ in Sullivan County

BETHEL, NY — While 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Aquarian Exposition, commonly known as the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, it also chronicles the advent of NASCAR- sanctioned …
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Outdoors
    • Milkweed visitors

      So far this summer, I’ve seen a fair number of monarch butterflies as well as some caterpillars of the same species. These numbers are …

    • Are the Sulphur Mayflies back?

      Though they’re extremely late, they are back, at least for this season. The hatches normally begin the second week of June. Sulphur mayfly …

    • Interesting insects

      I happened to catch part of an interview on NPR recently with author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, whose newly-released book, “Buzz, Sting, …

From the blogs
    • Quick... write something.

      I've got a ton going on right now. Between my normal workload, the concerts and events, I'm about at max. But here's the thing. I can't be …

    • 100 duck-sized horses?

      Summer is busy. There are tons of events, parades and parties to attend. I avoid a ton of them. Not by choice, but because I have other …

    • Man on the Moon

      Ok. This is it. The first real blog post I'm going to write on the new website. Tons of work has gone into this site... and it's not done. …