Jonathan Martinez was all smiles when I arrived at Last Licks in Liberty, NY. The space is open, bright, with a warm, sharp color scheme of red, white and black. He’s describing all the recent renovations and upgrades—pausing often to greet customers like old friends—that brought the restaurant’s vibe closer to his vision.
HONESDALE, PA — If you’re wearing socks, oughtta fling them off now, lest they be knocked into the wind by this next sentence.
Hops. aren’t. just. for beer.
I’ve never been to Milford. Of course, living a substantial 45 minutes away, I’ve never had much reason to go. But, as The River Reporter’s managing editor, I’m suddenly quite knowledgeable about most of the events happening within a 30-mile radius of my little bubble.
With the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival 50th anniversary just around the corner, it seems that everyone in Sullivan County is jumping on the hippie bandwagon. Not to discredit the excitement buzzing around the county in anticipation, but SC has an original ‘Funky Hippy Chic’ with a story that deserves to be told.
Some people decide to stop using plastic or start biking to work. Other people, I guess, have a complete epiphany about their health and the planet and eventually spend three months retrofitting a ‘97 Chevy Express Van to travel 32,000 miles on waste vegetable oil.
KENOZA LAKE, NY — I’d say I’m a pretty typical 26-year-old in most respects, so it’s amusing to see how surprised people are when they find out I’m an egg farmer.
DAMASCUS, PA — Michele W. Weinstein is in her bedroom, propped up in a hospital bed, adjustable if the pain gets bad. A copy of Gibran’s “The Prophet” is close at hand. The laptop on which she’s written her upcoming book sits in front of her. The caregiver, bustling around, makes sure Weinstein is comfortable.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Gerard Manzi and Joanne Snow-Manzi are still in the process of bringing their vision to life, but it’s coming together quickly. Despite all the work ahead of them, they said people can stop by for an affordable and delicious homemade meal by the end of April.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Local organizers are giving kids another reason to play in the dirt this summer.