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The Catskills International Film Festival will take place at the Western Hotel and the Callicoon Theater (see story about the theater on page 5).  

A flurry of film festivals

Film in the Upper Delaware River  Valley has long been a facet of local culture, and it is becoming more so. In just this past week we’ve seen a venerable community theater—continuously owned and operated since 1948—change hands: the Callicoon Theater.

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The Barn at Hubbard, owned by Sara and John Diehl, will provide the setting for the upcoming Makers Market.

Makers Market

It’s no secret that Sullivan County has been awakening over the last several years with a revival of businesses, luxury services and a boost in tourism to fuel these blossoming enterprises. Some say it’s nostalgia for the days of Woodstock and Dirty Dancing when culture on the East Coast lived and breathed Sullivan County, NY.

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‘Poetry Vault’

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library invites poets and poetry lovers to “The Poetry Vault,” an open-mic(less) reading venue for original work.  Come recite your work, or  get inspired while listening to others. “The Poetry Vault,” facilitated by Dorothy Hartz, will  take place on Tuesday, August 28, 6 p.m.

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The Eilen Jewell Band

Jewell and Westfall at The Western

CALLICOON, NY — The Western Ballroom will present the renowned Eilen Jewell Band, in a stop on their world tour, on Sunday, August 19. Singer songwriter Cliff Westfall will open the concert with his award-winning new releases. Jewell will be joined by her long-time road band of Jerry “cold-blooded” Miller, Shawn Supra and Jason Beek.

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WJFF Fabulous Community Auction

CALLICOON, NY — WJFF Radio Catskill (90.5 FM or, the community public radio for Sullivan County, Northeast Pennsylvania and the Catskills, will hold a fundraising auction on Saturday, August 25 at the Western Supper Club and Inn. Doors open at 3 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 5 p.m.

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The Callicoon Train Depot may become the home of a visitor center.

New river visitor center proposed

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Business Association has been working with the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) since early 2018 to broker a deal to bring a visitors' center to life in the historic hamlet.



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