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DVAA Chili Cook Off

NARROWSBURG, NY — Bring your appetite for chili to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) at 37 Main St. for a mid-winter chili cook-off on Saturday, February 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Ten cooks will bring crocks of their favorite chili to kick off the DVAA’s 2017 “Savor the Arts” season. Biscuits, wine, and beer will be provided.

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“Sweeney Todd” features a bloodthirsty and vengeful barber.

Casting call for ‘Sweeney Todd’

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will hold auditions for its August production of “Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on Saturday, February 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sullivan County Museum, Art & Cultural Center, 265 Main St. Some dancing may be required, and facility with an English accent is preferred.

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Willow Wisp Organic Farm is moving to a new and larger location in Damascus, PA along the Delaware River.

Farm for sale

DAMASCUS, PA — Growth. Change. Shedding your skin. Willow Wisp Organic Farm outgrew its home, and is now expanding and moving to a new location, just five miles away from its current property in Damascus. In our economically depressed rural area, this is truly a success story.

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Nearly 3,000 people strolled through the streets last year for the first-ever Kauneonga Block Party, which is already in the planning stages for June, 2017.

Coming attractions

As I count the days in anticipation of making s’mores and basking in the warmth of the sun, I’m reminded that many of the events springing up in the near future have been (or are) in the planning stages months in advance. “What? Already?” I moaned, while reading an email.

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“Aphrodite,” by Rosalind Hodgkins

‘Lovers and Visionaries’

MILFORD, PA — The ARTery Gallery presents “Lovers and Visionaries,” a themed group show, for the month of February. The celebrations of both Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day provide interesting themes for the gallery’s artists to explore in their works. There will be a wine and cheese reception on Saturday, February 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sigunick on display

ELLENVILLE, NY — Phil Sigunick’s paintings will be on solo exhibition at the Healing Arts Gallery at Ellenville Regional Hospital from February 6 to March 10. The show is free and open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A reception is planned for February 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ellenville Regional Hospital is located at 10 Healthy Way.

Wine tasting at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The American Wine Society will host a wine tasting and discussion at The Cooperage on Thursday, February 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Join husband/wife team of David Falchek, executive director of the American Wine Society, and Rosemary Gownley, senior food scientist for J.J.

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Guest glass-blowing artist Al Hough demonstrates his skills at an event last fall at Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis, NY.

Glass-blowing demonstrations

PORT JERVIS, NY — Guest glass artists will return to Gillinder Glass Factory on February 11, March 11 and April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour at 2:30). The cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors.

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Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck

Another Oscar contender: ‘Manchester by the Sea’

CALLICOON, NY — Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and the Callicoon Theater present Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, as the next in the CineArt series, from Friday, February 10 to Monday, February 20. Both actors, as well as the film and the director, are nominated for Academy Awards.



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