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TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

The “Back to the Garden 1969 Woodstock Tribute Band” helped to create an unforgettable experience for party-goers during the Sullivan County Chamber’s “Peace, Love, & Prosperity” fundraiser last Saturday night.

Let the sunshine in

The title above alludes to a variety of things: one, the sun has indeed, been shining; two, the song is from the Age-of-Aquarius “tribal love-rock musical” HAIR; and three, I’ll likely be photographing hippies galore over the

TRR photos by Veronica Daub

Gerard Manzi and Joanne Snow-Manzi are getting ready to open up Gerard’s Cafe, just down the street from their previous venture, Gerard’s River Grill.

Gerard’s coming back to town

NARROWSBURG, NY — Gerard Manzi and Joanne Snow-Manzi are still in the process of bringing their vision to life, but it’s coming together quickly. Despite all the work ahead of them, they said people can stop by for an affordable and delicious homemade meal by the end of April.

TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox
Museum director Wade Lawrence, left, hosted a panel discussion with Woodstock Festival photographer Amalie R. Rothschild, historian Andy Zax, and Sweetwater’s Alex Del Zoppo and Fred Herrera at Bethel Woods last weekend as part of the new exhibit’s opening day celebration.

Tempus fugit

It’s the fancy (and by “fancy,” I mean Latin) quasi-poetic way of saying “time flies,” and ain’t that the truth. When we’re young, we think we’re gonna’ live forever, but around middle-age, we start to wonder where the time went.

Photos by Taylor Lamerand

Agnes Van Put, 17, photographed January 1934

Catskill Legend

It would be an understatement to say that my great-grandmother Agnes Van Put is a well-known individual in the fly-fishing world. As a 35-year employee of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFC&M) and active member of the Sullivan County community, she has rightfully earned her title as the “famous” Agnes Van Put.

Photos by Scott Rando

Dragonflies and fishing

If you have fished in the region, either on a lake, river, or stream, you will see and hear other wildlife.Muskrats and otters can be found in many lakes and along rivers. Birds of all kinds are abundant as well, on and near waterways. Flying creatures make their presence known by the sense of touch (and bite).

Photos provided by Tony Bonavist

A Hendrickson Mayfly

Another silent spring?

About three years ago, angling friends that fish Catskill rivers reported a decline in some traditional mayfly hatches. Of particular concern was the purported absence of sulphur mayflies, an eagerly awaited though somewhat-frustrating little fly.

Photos provided by Evan Padua

Brown Trout

The Upper Delaware Grand Slam

The Upper Delaware River flows between Hancock, where river’s Main Stem begins, and Sparrow Bush, NY. It also forms the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania. This distance is just over 70 river miles, and within this area, the fishing opportunities are close to endless.

Fishing for everyone

Fishing is a wonderful and timeless way to pass time, feed yourself and enjoy the outdoors. It has been described with such humorous sayings as, “Fishing, the most expensive free meal you will ever get,” and “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.



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