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Ramps are a sign of spring, and are one of the first vegetables to emerge after a long winter. 

Celebrate spring with the wild ramp

ROSCOE, NY — April showers bring May flowers, but another sure sign of spring is the harvest of ramps. While becoming increasingly popular, ramps may still be unknown to some. Kind of like an onion and kind of like garlic, the ramp is somewhat mysterious.

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Jessica Lee Ebert of Honesdale, PA will compete on the super popular television show “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC. She will compete in Cleveland in May and the show will premiere on June 12.

Superhuman strength

HONESDALE, PA — Most moms struggle to find the balance between work and home life. But for Jessica Lee Ebert that balance also includes finding the time to become the next American Ninja Warrior. Ebert, a Honesdale native, auditioned and was accepted to be on the ninth season of NBC’s hit television show “American Ninja Warrior.”

Photos by Katiera Lyn of Circa Photo
Allaina Propst wears a paper gown by Samuelle Green of basin & main.

Fashion show highlights local stores

HONESDALE, PA — Lights, camera, fashion! The Cooperage Project in collaboration with Alessandra Iavarone of The Velvet Maple presented a fashion show fundraiser at The Cooperage on Sunday, April 9. The event showcased many local businesses, including clothing and jewelry stores, salons, photographers and more.

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Escape rooms are becoming a popular game to play for groups of people. Logix on Main will open in Honesdale, PA on April 8 (the sign can be seen below). These photos are from a different escape room, as they don’t want to give away any clues.

Get a clue

Imagine, you are locked in a room and the clock is ticking. You race against time as you try to find clues and solve puzzles to break out of the room. This scenario becomes real, and played for fun, at the popular new concept “escape rooms.”

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Addie, one of six dogs rescued from a local shelter, is in training to be certified as a PTSD Service Dog and is now living with a local military vet assisting him in his day-to-day life. She is a three-year-old Czech Shepherd. “These animals provide emotional support, companionship and protection from the outside world, which can be challenging for our vets,” ATI Service Dog Program Manager Dennis Simmons said. “Our goal is to serve these heroes as best we can and help them help themselves.”

Action Toward Independence: teaching an old dog new tricks

There’s an ordinary-looking office building in the heart of Monticello, NY, which I’ve passed many times with no idea of the extraordinary things going on behind its doors. That building, 309 Broadway, hosts Action Toward Independence (ATI).

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The Romping Radishes program at The Cooperage is for children ages preschool through second grade, and features guests such as musicians.

Healthy living for kids

HONESDALE, PA — Since its inception, The Cooperage has been a bastion of healthy, local community living, as is manifest at its weekly farmers’ market. Held both in winter and summer seasons, the farmers’ market offers everything from farm-fresh vegetables to bread to coffee.

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Martin Colavito is the chair of Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT), a group that brings Sullivan County service agencies together to offer a united front to help those residents who are disenfranchised.

Hope is always in the room

MONTICELLO, NY — If someone is in need of help, they may not know where to turn. And the very organizations that exist to help such people also may not know where to refer someone. That is where Sullivan Agencies Leading Together (SALT) steps in.

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Artwork by Rich Rethorn

Art for water

CALLICOON, NY — Artist Rich Rethorn has always felt a connection to water. He and his wife lived in the Long Island Sound shoreline area of Pelham Bay Park/Orchard Beach of the Bronx. They moved to the Upper Delaware area in 2002, and now live in Long Eddy next to Basket Brook. “We’ve continued to live next to water.

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Painting by Ioannis Glykokokalos

Art hopping

One of the major art hubs of the world is the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, renowned for its row of galleries. On a Friday night, art lovers can hop from one exhibit to the next taking in what the artists have to offer.



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