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Oliver King appeared at the Homestead School in Glen Spey in the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oliver King portrays African-American luminaries

HURLEYVILLE and GLEN SPEY, NY — In honor of the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass and Black History Month, noted actor and poet Oliver King presented several programs in the guise of two of our nation’s most illustrious guiding lights in the search for equality: Frederick Douglass and Dr.


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Kialie, left, a visitor of the Fresh Air Fund, enjoys Bridle Hill Farm with Vikki Siciliano’s daughter, Lily.

Fresh Air program offers rural experience to city kids

As a not-for-profit organization, the Fresh Air Fund has, since 1877, given kids from New York City the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, hosted by local families as they participate in wide-open activities—like hiking, fishing, swimming and horseback riding—that they might not be able to enjoy in the big city.


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The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will host a one-man show featuring Jonathan Fox in Narrowsburg, NY on February 17 and 18.

Jonathan Charles Fox airs ‘Dirty Laundry’ at DVAA

Jonathan Charles Fox, author of The River Reporter’s “In My Humble Opinion” column, will once again spread those humble opinions in the form of a one-man show at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). “One of the first things I bring up when people ask me about it is Spalding Gray,” says Fox, who counts “talking” as a personal strong suit.


TRR photos by Jonathan Charles Fox

Delaware Valley Middle School seventh grader Timothy Cortes sang a selection from “Fiddler on the Roof” for his Forestburgh Playhouse audition at SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theatre a few weeks ago.

Curtain up at the Forestburgh Playhouse!

Pulling into the parking lot of SUNY Sullivan last week, I was stunned to see scores of kids, teens and adults flocking to the theatre complex, where Forestburgh Playhouse producer Franklin Trapp had scheduled auditions for the company’s upcoming summer season of shows.


TRR photos by Ed Wesely

January gifts

The sun, though it now travels a circuit ca. 20° south of the equator, radiates brilliant, slanting light when high pressure visits from the Arctic, as it did in early January. Rare and fleeting, as becomes a “pearl of great price,” it burnishes weeds, bird feeders, and eagle pairs inspecting last year’s nests.


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The Honesdale FFA officers and administrators received their official FFA Charter at the Pennsylvania FFA Mid Winter Convention, hosted at the PA Farm Show. Pictured are Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding, left, Honesdale FFA vice president Dylan Card, president Leah Neu, secretary Brianna Weist, reporter Rachel Olver, Sentinel Lily Fries, treasurer Nick Bochnovich and agriculture teacher Kayla Hack.

FFA program returns to Honesdale

HONESDALE, PA — After a long absence from Honesdale, the National FFA Organization has recognized a new Wayne Highlands chapter to educate a budding generation of farmers and agriculturalists.


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Dr. James Lomax has offered his wares from Fire Mountain Kitchen at many local markets and fairs.

Fire Mountain Kitchen thrives at The Narrowsburg Union

NARROWSBURG, NY — Since July, The Narrowsburg Union, located at 7 Erie Ave., has housed a new resident: Fire Mountain Kitchen, a food production facility specializing in jarred goods and preserves. The kitchen is owned and operated by Dr. James Lomax, a retired physician and frequent contributor to The River Reporter’s Health section.


Photo by Amanda Reed

The Darkling Thrush

I leant upon a coppice gate

      When Frost was spectre-grey,

And Winter’s dregs made desolate

      The weakening eye of day.

The tangled bine-stems scored the sky

      Like strings of broken lyres,

And all mankind that haunted nigh

      Had sought their household fires.

 

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