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In one of my 2018 “Narrowsburg News” columns, I solicited information from readers on a house in the Luxton Lake section of town. I had just bought the circa 1860s farmhouse, which was … more
The great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913 marked the 50th anniversary of the crucial Civil War battle and the largest official gathering of veterans from both sides of the conflict. A total of 53,407 … more
It’s the middle of winter, and you’re probably not thinking now about  invasive species. Then again, it’s hard to forget clearing thickets of Japanese barberry or treating … more
Christmas was sparse this year. Opening a new business—a bar in Brooklyn—took more out of my husband and me in time and money than we planned. Who am I kidding? We hardly planned at all. … more
While I tend to refrain from making public declarations of New Year’s resolutions, I do make a list that I keep on the down low. I figure that if I don’t speak it aloud, the inevitable … more
The workers of the J. S. O’Connor Rich Cut Glass Company in Hawley posed for this photo during the factory’s heyday in the 1890s. The company was one of the largest glass-cutting … more
I fell asleep in my chair this weekend and woke up at 11:15 p.m., heading to bed, with not such a nice word—I forgot to write my column. I was exhausted after visiting Sullivan West High School … more
Some stories are harder to tell than others. They can be harder to write, too. This is one of those stories.  It came to me while I was having a glass of wine with an old friend. He had just … more
Many of us live in the Upper Delaware River region partly for the opportunity to experience the abundant and amazing wildlife sharing the forests and waters of this majestic place. Most of the time, … more
My neighbor Joe recently posted a photo of himself in his Lawnsmith shirt, wearing a red bandana and his train engineer’s hat,  admiring a display of Lionel trains running under his … more
I’m not much of a cook. Fortunately my expectations are fairly low when it comes to putting food on the table. Since every night is singles night here at Camp Fox, the complaints are few and … more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — This photo appeared in a January, 1999 issue of The River Reporter with the caption, “Local amateur figure skaters and international professional figure skaters … more
With New Years behind us, a lot of people are looking forward to getting involved in seasonal outdoor activities, including skiing and snowshoeing. By January, the ice fishing season has usually … more
First of all, dear reader, let me say: congratulate yourself. This wasn’t an easy year to get through, and you’ve (just about) gotten through it. Next year, well, that will have its own … more
For the 20 or so years that my sister Janet and I were weekenders in this area, we found the time to entertain our little circle of friends on a somewhat frequent basis. I was cook and bartender, and … more
I’ve always been a fan of tradition—undoubtedly related to my reluctance to embrace change. Whatever the reason, I find comfort in revisiting the past. I don’t want to live there, … more
“Little Matthew Bisland’s excited expression tells what kind of reception Santa Claus got at Sunday’s Christmas party at the Lumberland Town Hall,” reads the caption of this … more
Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy new year to all—the healthy part is what I am going for in 2019. I have to go get another MRI on my ear. The doctors think I still have a mastoiditis … more
Last week toward the end of the nightly TV newscast, spliced in with reports of wildfires, the Mueller investigation and President George H.W. Bush’s funeral, there was a story of great … more
Well, that’s not entirely true. With mice in the basement and squirrels in the attic, there’s plenty of “stirring” at this time of year. The never-ending battle rages on. … more
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