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Equinunk fire company barbeque

EQUINUNK, PA — The Equinunk Volunteer Fire Company will hold its chicken barbeque and day of fun on Sunday, July 29 at 12 noon. There will be games and entertainment sponsored by the Equinunk and Damascus First Responders. Music will be provided all afternoon, and food will include chicken, clams, sausages, soda and beer.


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Justin Scarimbolo, who has ties to western Sullivan County, will play the sitar at “A Taste of India” on Saturday, July 14 in Jeffersonville.

‘A Taste of India’

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Jeffersonville’s JEMS will bring another of their internationally flavored festivals to Sullivan County on Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m., with the focus this week on India. The event will take place at the Main Street Events Stage, 4912 State Rte. 52.


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Lori Schneider displays a wide range of emotions in the one-woman show, ‘Every Brilliant Thing.’

One-woman show casts a light on mental health themes

HURLEYVILLE, NY — An encore performance of “Every Brilliant Thing,” a critically acclaimed play with important mental health themes, comes to the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St., on July 29 at 2 p.m. The play, by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe, is about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.


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Openings at Art-a-Pelago galleries

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance will hold openings of new exhibits at its Art-a-Pelago galleries in Honesdale as part of Honesdale’s Second Saturday in July. All three will be open on July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Paros Gallery at DJ Harvey Agency, 815 Main St. will feature the art of Patrick Dennis.


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Gail Bennett exudes star power in the title role of “Kiss Me Kate,” now playing at the Forestburgh Playhouse.

Down the rabbit hole

Remember Alice in Wonderland and the white rabbit? I do, and recently I’ve been heard muttering “I’m late, I’m late… for a very important date!” all around town. Even as a kid, being prompt was important, mostly because members of my family were habitually late for Thanksgiving dinners, cello recitals, school plays and the like.


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This view of the installation in Gallery 52 shows, left, “11 Reasons to Love Me,” 2008, acrylic, silkscreen and gold leaf; and right, “If...Then... ,” 2008, acrylic, silkscreen on canvas, both on four canvas panels. 

Trey Speegle: America’s #1 paint-by-number pop artist

Walking into artist Trey Speegle’s RePop Shop is a little bit like going back to the future. Filled with vintage paint-by-number kits and paintings, many of which have been transformed into art that can be described as ”pop conceptualism,” the area is a wonderful mix of old and new.


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“Spaces Fill - Diptych,” by Sonije Feliciano Solomon

‘Matter of Course’

NARROWSBURG, NY — “Matter of Course,” an exhibition of mixed media by Sonjie Feliciano Solomon, opens at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), 37 Main St., on Friday, July 13, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be on view at the Loft Gallery through August 11.


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The fireworks aren’t over yet

NARROWSBURG, NY — Residents and visitors still have a chance to see Independence Day fireworks. They will be held in Narrowsburg on Friday, July 6 at 9 p.m. The show is made possible by Lang Industries, Central House Resort and Lander’s River Trips. The rain date is July 7.

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