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Members of the Rhythm & Grace dance studio perform “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Irving Berlin at the halftime celebration.

‘God Bless America’ turns 100

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” took center stage at a special halftime celebration during Livingston Manor Central School’s homecoming football game on Saturday afternoon, September 22.

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The Northeasters Barbershop Chorus 

Timeless toe-tappin’

SPEBSQA: Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (Inc.) If you’ve ever heard a barbershop quartet outside of a high school rendition of Music Man, you’ve probably been exposed to this mouthful of an organization.

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The Catskill Distilling Company will be the site for the first Catskills Fiber Festival on September 15..

Fiber fun for everyone

BETHEL, NY — Summer is over, but fall is gearing up for a strong show of seasonal delights. Apple picking, wine tasting, cider sampling and even early Christmas shopping entice us, and most weekends our area boasts one or more special harvest-season festivals.

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The Fall Music Festival will be held at the bucolic amphitheater at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, seen here during a previous concert.

Fall Music Festival: music and friendship

There are few events in life more painful than the untimely passing of a loved one. Tragedy can be the source of immense sorrow and hopelessness, but for a group of friends in Wayne County, tragedy has been the inspiration for making the most of their time together, giving back to the community and memorializing those they have lost.

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The Catskills International Film Festival will take place at the Western Hotel and the Callicoon Theater (see story about the theater on page 5).  

A flurry of film festivals

Film in the Upper Delaware River  Valley has long been a facet of local culture, and it is becoming more so. In just this past week we’ve seen a venerable community theater—continuously owned and operated since 1948—change hands: the Callicoon Theater.

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The Barn at Hubbard, owned by Sara and John Diehl, will provide the setting for the upcoming Makers Market.

Makers Market

It’s no secret that Sullivan County has been awakening over the last several years with a revival of businesses, luxury services and a boost in tourism to fuel these blossoming enterprises. Some say it’s nostalgia for the days of Woodstock and Dirty Dancing when culture on the East Coast lived and breathed Sullivan County, NY.

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Just as the sign suggests: The community garden was created as a way to provide healthy food to the community, to embellish the area with gorgeous flowers and to foster passion for farming among Monticello youth. 

Planting the seeds for progress

At first glance, a garden might not look like a tool that can aid in the fight against systemic oppression, but community and youth leaders in Monticello are showing Sullivan County just how powerful one garden can be. 

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The Wayne County Historical Society’s Museum, inside and out, exemplifies the best of old Honesdale, the history and tradition that are an essential part of its flavor and are still well preserved in many of its historic buildings, both commercial and residential. 

The Honesdale revival

Honesdale is a town fueled by the old and the new, tradition and change.

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Some 4-H members prepare the wash station for cleaning and grooming their animals.

Wayne County Fair

The Wayne County Fair is a thousand things in one. There is always something to see and always something to eat. Folks from all over the Tri-state area flock to Honesdale to see one of the most complete and entertaining fairs in northeastern PA.



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