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Boy Scouts offer gift wrapping

LIBERTY, NY — Boy Scout Troop 1717 will wrap your gifts for free this holiday season, along with offering baked goods and coffee, tea, or hot cocoa for sale. The scouts will be at the Liberty Senior Center December 15 from 1 to 5 p.m., armed with wrapping paper and treats.


Photo contributed by the Tri-Gal 4-H Club

Tri-Gal 4-H Club members pose with their Angel Family project gifts.

Tri-Gal 4-H Club helps out for the holiday

TYLER HILL, PA — The Tri-Gal 4-H Club has been busy this holiday season, helping out with various service projects in the area. The group pulled together Thanksgiving dinner baskets for two local families mourning the loss of a loved one, as well as contributed to three additional community service projects and wrapped gifts for the season.


Photo contributed by SEEDS

Some of the volunteers posing with books for the day, Denise Bussiere (left), David Ford, Jane Bollinger, Mary Anne Carletta, Kathy Dodge, Jack Barnett and Coordinator, Jenna Wayne Mauder.

Volunteers report book-swapping success

HONESDALE, PA — The annual free book swap, held at the Wayne County Park Street Complex to highlight American Recycles Day November 17 was a success, volunteers reported.


TRR photos by Jonathan Fox

 Woodcarver extraordinaire Cima Bue created this flaming tribute to “A Christmas Carol” for last weekend’s “Dickens on the Delaware,” the town-wide wonderland in Callicoon, NY. “Yep, it will be all gone by the end of the night,” Cima said to passersby. That’s what makes it ephemeral. 

Baby it’s cold outside

There. I said it. In the wake of recent controversy over the classic holiday tune, I can’t help but think of poor Frank Loesser, who penned those lyrics in 1944, and is surely spinning in his grave.


Photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

This year’s tree-lighting party in Callicoon, NY,  included s’mores, a bonfire and Christmas carols in the center of town.

In other words... Tis the season!

Though I’m rarely at a loss for words, every great once in a while I allow others to get their two cents in, and often find out that they know far more than I on any given subject. Now that December is upon us, there are scads of holiday-themed events happening throughout the Upper Delaware River region.

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