Memories are funny. With time, they can shape-shift and fade, but often they are instantly brought back to life by seeing an object I haven’t thought about in years, a whiff in the air of a once familiar scent, or the strains of a long-forgotten tune.
Arts & Leisure Stories
CALLICOON, NY — As part of the CineArt series, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Callicoon Theater partner to present “Fences,” directed by and starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival will return this weekend, with a kickoff dance on Friday, January 20 at Livingston Manor Central School from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. The traditional crowning of the Ice Festival King and Queen will take place at 9 p.m.
CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Brewing Company will present acoustic Americana music featuring Jan London and John Rocklin of The Crackers, performing live on Saturday, January 14 at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. The Callicoon Brewing Company is located at 16 Upper Main St.
DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 538 Emery Road will offer several cross-country skiing sessions in January. Three regular sessions will take place on Sunday, January 15 and Sunday, January 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Sullivan County Historian John Conway will give a presentation on Sullivan County’s Golden Age on Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. The talk, titled “500 Hotels: Sullivan County’s Golden Age (1940 - 1965),” will be presented at Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St.
HAWLEY, PA — Indie-blues and roots-rock trio The Ballroom Thieves will perform at Harmony Presents in the Hawley Silk Mill on Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m.
Those three words pop up frequently here in the Upper Delaware River region and have transformed the way I view art. While it may be perfectly fine to go to a gallery and stroll the halls making personal observations, getting a glimpse into the mind of the creator often puts a whole new spin on the subject at hand.
No, I’m not about to fill an entire page with sticky, gooey, far-too-sweet, lighter than air nothingness. Or am I? Not entirely unlike the marshmallow crème, a “fluff piece” is a form of journalism, even though there are folks who would argue the point. And in fact, it’s what I do.
HONESDALE, PA — On Sunday, January 8 at 3 p.m., Riverfolk Concerts at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., will host a co-bill of Americana folk music and dance. The Michigan-based roots duo Red Tail Ring will share the stage with California’s neo-traditional musicians/dancers Evie Ladin & Keith Terry.