When I arrived in 1978, Narrowsburg’s Main Street was in decline. I have a vivid memory of a women’s shop that Betty Kelly vigilantly ran. In the window was a woman’s half bust adorned with a Maidenform Cross-Your-Heart Bra. To this then 22-year-old rather boyish young woman, it looked forlorn.
Krissy Smith beams when she talks about her purchase of the Callicoon Theater, and former owner Jim Kayton couldn’t be more pleased.
At a meet and greet at The River Reporter on Tuesday, Jim said that Krissy was a perfect fit for the Callicoon Theater, a single-screen venue that has been continuously operated since 1948.
There’s a first time for everything! And for me, this week, it was participating in the Wayne County Junior 4-H Livestock Sale.
The livestock auction is the culmination of hard work by 4-H members in the raising of an animal and it is a wonderful, supportive atmosphere.
I had the honor this week to facilitate a board retreat for the Living Legacy Project. (I have been facilitating this working board retreat for the last three years and am grateful to the amazing staff at The River Reporter who makes it possible for me to leave for a few days and do this ministry.)
I, like many others I am sure, go to fairs and festivals to experience the food. So you can imagine that I was all in when my husband Stephen suggested that we attend the Sullivan County Latin Festival on Sunday afternoon, July 29.
I was delighted to find my way to the cemetery of the Old Congregational Church in Barryville for the Shohola Railroad Disaster Memorial Observance last Sunday, July 15.
I was running into town to drop of my Riverfest poster. I had been working on it much of the day, and was delighted to head into town around 3 p.m. the day it was due.
As I headed down the hill by the school, I read the sign outside of the Narrowsburg Inn. “Welcome, NHS alums.”
The Art of the Press was impressive!
At its center was old-time basic printing: the lifelong work of Ed Kraus. Posters, tickets, signs. And all around the edges was an artistic eye and the honoring of passage of time and community curated by visual artist Brandi Merolla of Narrowsburg.
I like newspapers.
I like the thought of newspapers.
I like newspapers as a way for everyone to have access to the same information.
It is a place and a space where there is a communal representation of the places and spaces where we live.
Newspapers are important as they frame in a visual way the values that make up our community, the things that we care about, the special news that we have to share.