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This golden season

The dew this morning is glistening on the spider webs in the grass. The sun outlines the delicate webs with dewdrop jewels and makes what, as children, we called “fairy tablecloths.”


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

I have to admit, this particular Slipper Room performance was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.

Be my guest!

Yep, it’s that time of year again, when days grow shorter, the nights grow colder, and summer takes up residence in the past. I’m doing my utmost to follow my shrink’s advice and just “Embrace it—the good, the bad and the ugly,” while dusting my incredibly dusty house and waiting for company to arrive.


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The courage to change

Besides the Lord’s Prayer itself, this might well be the most well-known of prayers:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference ...”


Contributed photos

Volunteers constructed 20 porcupine cribs to be placed in Lake Wallenpaupack to improve fish habitat. As seen at the bottom left, cement blocks were added at the base of each structure to keep it submerged.

Porcupine cribs for fish

On September 12, volunteers assisted the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District (LWWMD) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) Habitat Division in constructing and installing structures meant to improve fish habitat in Lake Wallenpaupack, the popular man-made Wayne and Pike County Pennsylvania lake built in the 1920s.


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

Actor Emrhys Cooper’s performance in “Trophy Boy” (which also showed at Cannes) was a highlight at the Catskill International Film Festival held in Callicoon, NY last weekend.

It’s a matter of life and death

And music… there will always be music. Every so often all three subjects collide, creating a “perfect storm” in the entertainment world. Such was the case over the last few days, as I spent some quality time in a library, celebrated a milestone with good friends at a tavern, and saw seven films all in a row at a movie theater.


TRR photo by Scott Rando

The deer in this region are free from CWD, a disease which affects the brain and nervous system of deer and other cervids. An animal affected may appear to stagger or stand with legs splayed. An infected animal will eventually stop feeding and become emaciated. The disease is 100% fatal. At this time, prevention consists of keeping infected deer or parts out of un-infected areas. 

New regulations to control CWD in PA

With September in full swing, many people are preparing for the fall hunting season, and many deer hunters will be in the field for the start of archery season, which will start in less than a month’s time.


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Labor Day

Two bald eagles, one green heron, a blue heron and an egret, a flock of geese, several jumping fish of indeterminate type. This was the visual haul of a two-hour paddle down the Delaware River on a perfectly beautiful Labor Day, the result of a chance encounter between friends at the farmers’ market in Callicoon the day before.


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox
Declaring it a place to celebrate “peace, love and socialization,” Town of Bethel Supervisor Daniel Sturm presided over the opening ceremony at the new dog park in Smallwood, NY.

Home is where the heart is

I had the opportunity to go home last week, and by “home” I mean Binghamton, NY. It is, after all, where I was born and raised, and while I have many fond memories of my childhood, there are some dark clouds on that distant horizon as well.


Long Eddy Junior High students (early 1900s)

Looking Back 9/6/18

Summer is drawing to a close and, as September begins, the new school year opens for many local districts.

Though class sizes in the Upper Delaware today typically remain small compared to schools across the nation, much smaller schools once existed in the area.

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