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The Hero’s Journey

BEACH LAKE, PA — Local poet and author Tom Lisenbee will ring in the new year with a service centered around a heartwarming video tale of rescue and release titled “The Hero’s Journey.” The one-hour service, presented by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will be held December 30 at 10:15 a.m.

Photo contributed by Two Rivers Zen

Ring the bells at New Years

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Two Rivers Zen Community will host “Oshogatsu: The Ringing of 108 Bells” on New Year’s Eve from 7:30 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to join in this purification rite that encourages a spiritual fresh start for the coming year. The event is free and will be held at the zendo, 76 Main St., on the second floor.

Photo contributed by Wayne Bank

Participants in the toy drive—Monticello community office manager Erin Mason with Jenn Desrochers, the traffic manager and marketing and promotions coordinator at Bold Gold Media; Paul Ciliberto, general manager of Bold Gold Media, stand with Josh Murphy, the founder of the toy drive.

Wayne Bank Supports Murph’s Toy Drive

MONTICELLO, NY – Wayne Bank’s Sullivan County community offices recently served as the official drop off centers for Murph’s sixth annual toy drive.

TRR photo by Elizabeth Lepro

A cold shower and cash

HONESDALE, PA — During his usual wintertime shower on Main Street, Michael G. Stanton, in coordination with 95.3 DNH raised more than $20,000 for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau.

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Holiday Services


Barryville United Methodist Church

3405 State Rte. 97


Dec. 23: Sunday service: 9 a.m.

Christmas Eve: candlelight service, 5 p.m.



St. Bernard’s Catholic Church

300 Catholic Church Rd.

TRR photo by Laurie Stuart

Jorge M. Neves, one of the owners of the Blue Fox Motel on Route 97, 4 miles south of Narrowsburg, is pictured in the pop-up shop portion of the main building.

Pop-up shop opens at Blue Fox Motel

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Shoppe at the Blue Fox Motel, a popup store of vintage and used clothing, is now open weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Blue Fox Motel, formerly Landers Ten Mile River Lodge, is being restored to the authentic Upper Delaware resort of its 1950s glory days by owners Jorge M. Neves, Meg Sullivan and Paul Clarke.

The percussion section provided sounds of horse hooves, sleigh bells and the occasional crack of the whip
at the Liberty High School Honors Band noontime concert at the Government Center in Monticello on Monday.

Not a creature was stirring…

Well, that’s not entirely true. With mice in the basement and squirrels in the attic, there’s plenty of “stirring” at this time of year. The never-ending battle rages on.



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