Damascus Township, the largest of the original townships created in 1798, is still the largest. Damascus was the site of many historic events, beginning with the first settlement of Cushetunk along the Delaware River. Joseph Skinner and his family, who arrived about 1755, were probably the earliest of the Connecticut settlers.
Ice harvesting season in Lake Huntington, shown here circa early 1920s, used to take place in January or February, depending on thickness of ice. The first hole cut was large enough to hold a wooden chute. Blocks of ice varied in size, from 24 inches square to 22 inches by 42 inches.
When I was a kid, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner was dessert. Pumpkin pie, that is. I like the flavor. I like the texture.
Rosetta Stone comes to local libraries
REGION — Patrons of the 47 member libraries of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will be able to enhance their language learning goals with access to Rosetta Stone® Library Solution starting on November 1.
Early settlers along the Delaware often crossed the river in the course of their daily lives. For them, the river was not a state boundary but just one more obstacle to overcome to get where they wanted to go.
Earlier today, I went outside and leaned on the wooden rail of the front porch and looked down at what had become of my garden. Some people find pulling and tugging at weeds cathartic. I am not one of those. The ground was so overgrown with grass and weeds that I could no longer make out the globe basil, sage, or tarragon plants.
HONESDALE, PA — Sifu Master Christopher Lee will offer instruction in traditional long-form Wu-style tai chi at the Honesdale YMCA beginning November 1. Classes will also include training in Qi Gong, supplemental breathing exercises that enhance the tai chi experience.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Individual artists living in Sullivan County are invited to apply for the 2017 Artists in the Community Decentralization grant (AIC), administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and funded by New York State Council on the Arts. The deadline is Friday, December 2.
Although opened in 1829 for the transportation of anthracite from the coalfields in Lackawanna County to the terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal in Honesdale, PA, the D&H Gravity Railroad later came to include passenger cars.