Community Living

Photos contributed by the Wayne County Historical Society

Looking Back

In 1819, Wayne County pioneer Elihu Tallman bought a large pine tract at Six Mile Lake (now Lake Como), including a saw mill that was under construction. Upon completion, that same saw mill produced the lumber for the first raft that floated down the Delaware  River from Stockport. A large tannery was built in Lake Como in 1859, by Leonard H.

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Lake Huntington News

What a busy summer I am having. Last weekend, I went to George Schalk’s memorial down at Lander’s. George’s wife, Maureen, put on a fabulous party; everyone was sharing stories and memories of George. Maureen’s best friend made a body pillow from George’s shirts and gave it to her.

Photo provided by Sullivan BOCES Career & Tech Center

BOCES Board award recipients: Anthony Banghart, ECS, left; Jelena DelGatto, MSC; Aden Johnson, SWCS; Abrielle Milling, LCS; Kayle Parisi, FCS; Taran Payton, FCS; and Halie Travis, TVCS.

Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society
The tiny village of Preston Park in the early 20th century.

Looking Back

Preston Township was established in 1828 from parts of Scott and Mount Pleasant townships, and was named in honor of Samuel Preston, founder of Stockport on the Delaware and first judge of Wayne County.

Photo provided by John Dunrea Riffey
Kudzu settles in.

Narrowsburg’s newest resident

The topic of a dog loomed heavily over our heads. I wanted one. My husband did not. We have even had heated discussions—okay, arguments—over an imaginary pet that wasn’t even in our lives. It was quagmire meets dog.

We were in a dogmire.

Photo from Pixabay

Foundlings and fathers

I want to focus on, and draw some connections between, a few recent and upcoming dates.

Sunday, June 16, was of course Father’s Day. I hope you were able to celebrate it in a fulfilling way. But for displaced families, including asylum-seekers, refugees, and migrants, Father’s Day is at best a bittersweet occasion.

Photo provided by the Basket Historical Society
The one-room Pea Brook schoolhouse, 1912.

Looking Back

Schools are finally letting out for summer vacation across New York State. Centuries ago, however, schools looked very different. In fact, New York did not even organize a formal education system until 1784, when the Regents of the University of the State of New York was established.

TRR photo from Pixabay

Honesdale News

With school finally out of session and the June Solstice in the rearview, it is officially summer here in Honesdale. There are so many things happening in and around our little town to fill these long and gloriously sunny days and evenings (when is it not raining, of course).



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