Arts & Leisure

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Support your local library

The first time I walked into a library, I wasn’t much older than five. My then-seven-year-old sister was already reading at a sixth-grade level and my mother had fostered a love of literature in us both at the earliest opportunity.

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2018 Queen of the Ice Rae Mootz, took home first place in the Adult: pickerel division

this year, but ultimately gave up the crown to this year’s King of the Ice Rob Ward from

Liberty, NY.

King of the Ice crowned in White Lake

WHITE LAKE, NY — “We have beautiful conditions, plenty of ice, an incredible sunny day and lots of kids, what more could we ask for?” Those words, spoken by Sullivan County Conservation Club (SCCC) secretary Jay Mendels last Sunday were echoed across the lake throughout the day.

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Milford art walk

MILFORD, PA — On Saturday, February 23, Milford Presents is hosting a free art walk through the many shops, eateries and galleries within the borough. There will be complimentary refreshments and opportunities to meet local artists from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Photo contributed by the Artists’ Market Community Center/Claudine Luchsinger
“Thaw,” by Claudine Luchsinger

Demystifying abstract art

SHOHOLA, PA — The Artists’ Market Community Center is featuring artist Claudine Luchsinger for its “An Eye for Abstraction” event on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those wanting a better understanding of abstract art can come and discuss, and bring an abstract piece you’d like more input on.

Along the paths of two artists

LORDS VALLEY, PA — From March 1 to April 27, the Gallery at Chant Realtors will feature an eclectic collection by two award-winning Hemlock Farms artists, Rena Hottinger and Joan Polishook. A meet-and-greet reception will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 570/775-7337 for more info.

Photo from Alexis Siroc and the Artists’ Market Community Center
“Winter Trees” by artist and event coordinator Alexis Siroc.

Celebrate the inspiration of the changing seasons

SHOHOLA, PA — The four seasons and the subtle changes that bring us from one to the next are an endless source of inspiration. Especially in our Upper Delaware River Valley, the changing seasons are a beautiful sight to behold and a muse worth celebrating.

TRR Photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

You can’t judge a book by its cover

My dog-eared copy of Merriam-Webster’s “Idioms, Metaphors, Similes and Hyperbole” states that “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” a well-known metaphorical phase, “which means that you shouldn’t pre-judge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone.” Although my mother drilled this into my head a



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