TRR photos by Sandy Long

Sondra Dunn, second from left, was the first woman to catch a fish during the first Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing, sponsored by the Pike/Wayne Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PWTU) at Lukan’s Farm and Resort. Assisting with the catch was Butch Mulhellem, far right, while PWTU President Tony Capitano and attendee Linda Finochiaro look on.

Women tie into fly fishing

The Pike/Wayne Chapter of Trout Unlimited (PWTU) recently hosted an educational opportunity to introduce women from the Upper Delaware River region to the sport of fly fishing. I had the opportunity to join the

TRR photo by Amanda Reed

 “Action” Anthony Laureano defends against a blow from Dieumerci Nzau in the first eight-round bout of the American Boxing Organzation triple-header fightnight at Resorts World Catskills Epicenter Friday.

Boxing returns to the Catskills

MONTICELLO, NY — Energy was a tad slow to build Friday night at the Resorts World Catskills Epicenter, but by the time “Action” Anthony Laureano cornered Dieumerci Nzau in the ring in the first of three eight-round bouts, the crowd was surging with each jab.

TRR photo by Tony Bonavist

A nice Catskill Rainbow at dusk.

The last hour

On Catskill Rivers, once the spring-fly hatches are over, much of the daytime fishing has ended. The evening fishing has begun: Pale Evening Duns, Sulphur Duns and Green and Brown Drake mayflies, along with some species of caddisflies, hatching late in the day or at dusk.

TRR photo by Tony Bonavist

Molly resting by the East Branch.


I went to the river

Normally, I go to the river to fish and cast my flies, but not today. Today I went to the river to seek guidance and relive the terribly sad, traumatic events of several weeks past.

TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

Instead of being late, I showed up early to the ARTSPACE Gallery in Kauneonga Lake where digital artist Susan Baus, pictured here, was putting the finishing touches on the BCA exhibit that she shares with painters David Barnett and Caroline Harrow.

Down the rabbit hole

I’m feeling a bit like the White Rabbit these days. You know—the one from Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

The Ten Mile River Colony, likely in the 1940s. | Photo from the Ten Mile River Scout Museum

An oasis on 97

If you’ve driven down Route 97 toward Port Jervis in the last few months, you may have noticed some activity on the left-hand side of the road just outside of Narrowsburg.

Room in the manger

“You aren’t fully formed as a person until you visit the Long Eddy Hotel,” says Basket Historical Society President Shaun Sensiba as we pull into the narrow lot beside the building in Long Eddy. 

Photo from Pixabay


I just scheduled a road test for my daughter, Lily, to get her NY state driver’s license. This means she has to hurry up and learn how to parallel park in the next week or so.



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