Community Living


Photo provided by the Wayne County Historical Society
This stone house South of Hamlin on Route 191, built in 1801, received a Historic Preservation Award from the Wayne County Historical Society in 2008.

From Salem Corners to Hamlin

Salem Township was formed in 1808 from one of the original townships of Wayne County, Canaan.


Photo provided by the Tri-Valley Lions Club
Benjamin Cosor Elementary School (BCES) principal Mary Kate Stinehour, left; Mamakating Lions President, Lions District 20-0 2nd Vice District Gov. & Dist. 20-0  Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation Representative James Eggleton; Tri-Valley (TV) Lion & BCES teacher Leah Exner; Lions zone A chair Ilene Wizwer; TV Lions President Donna Schick; TV Lions board member Fran Fuller; Fallsburg School District superintendent Dr. Ivan Katz. 


TRR photos by Jude Waterston

Spinach, gruyere cheese and roasted tomato strata

A Hippies Diet

I was in my early teens when my mother took to wearing a pendant around her neck that read, “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” Around my own neck, I wore many strands of “luv” beads that I had strung myself, some of them made of apple or watermelon seeds.


TRR photos from Pixabay

A journey back to self

I’m a young person in recovery. For me, that means it’s been over four years since I’ve taken a drink or a drug. I grew up in a very small town by the name of Long Eddy in Sullivan County. Sullivan County felt like a very small place, lacking in things for young people to do.


Photo by Derk Vanwolde
Andrea McDowell practicing Reiki on TRR’s Taylor Lamerand.

Soul intentions for recovery

CALLICOON, NY — Resources for recovery have become more diverse in today’s world, offering recovering addicts a multitude of options. Increased research has significantly expanded knowledge of addiction, its causes and effects on the brain, and how recovery involves reconnecting the physical, mental, and emotional pieces of ourselves.


Photos contributed by the Basket Historical Society
Stamp booklet for customers of Henry Doyle’s general store in Long Eddy from the mid-1900s.

Rewarding customers in the mid-1900s

Today, we have rewards cards and online point-systems when we shop, but in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, stores used trading stamps as an incentive to become a repeat customer.


TRR photo from Pixabay

Honesdale news

Spring poked its head out ever so slightly last week, and the sun’s energy is charging up the community! Our region really shines in the warmer months. The thought of walking on Main Street in Honesdale without a hat, scarf and heavy coat is very exciting.


Volunteers Joe Francesco, left, Aaron LeClere, Rob Griffis and Sky LeClere work to reopen the damaged Beach Lake playground last May.

Community playground beyond repair

BEACH LAKE, PA — The community playground located behind the Beach Lake United Methodist Church (BLUMC) has been open since 1989. BLUMC preschool director Tammy Thuman said, “It has become not just a meeting place for the community, but an option for gross motor development within the program and beyond.

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