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Often on a Saturday I would find myself at home, bored, munching on a celery stick and wishing there was somewhere, anywhere to go for a walk amongst neighbors and like-minded people. I longed to peruse artisanal cheeses, fresh pastas, quail eggs and freshly baked breads in the brisk spring air.


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Spring is making itself known throughout Narrowsburg, although the first sprouts are usually eaten by a starving deer after winter’s long fast. While it’s nice to see a crocus, I’m more excited to see Main Street thaw.


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Martha Hippensteel poses with her brothers and father in front of “Sleepy Hollow” in the Luxton Lake section of Narrowsburg, circa 1949.

Narrowsburg News 1/16/19

In one of my 2018 “Narrowsburg News” columns, I solicited information from readers on a house in the Luxton Lake section of town. I had just bought the circa 1860s farmhouse, which was abandoned for many decades, and was starting the process of renovating it.


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Narrowsburg News 12/19/18

The single-digit countdown has begun. Christmas is next Tuesday and we’re in full holiday mode at our house. We baked and decorated cut-out cookies last weekend. We’ve watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” twice already (it’s streaming on Amazon).


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Narrowsburg News 11/5/18

Gary Amerbach recently departed the Tusten Building Department after more than seven years as the town’s code enforcement officer. I worked with him on several projects to improve safety and housing conditions in the Luxton Lake community over the years, and I wish him well in his new endeavors.


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Narrowsburg News 11/21/18

I thought we were still in leaf-falling season—but apparently it is snow falling season. Nearly a foot of snow came down in Narrowsburg last Thursday evening. My pumpkins and mums are buried under a thick coating of ice and snow. It is early, but ready or not, the first major snowfall puts me right into the holiday spirit.


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Narrowsburg News 11/8/18

Welcome back to standard time. Setting the clocks back an hour last weekend was a welcome change for this Narrowsburg mom. It’s much easier to justify an early bedtime when it’s dark at 6 p.m., and easier to be on time in the morning when the sun’s coming up at 6 a.m.


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Narrowsburg News 10/25/18

Getting ready for next Wednesday, October 31, we’ve been giving our house a good dose of spookiness: carving Jack-o-lanterns and decorating our front porch with ghosts, gourds and ghouls. But we weren’t expecting the real life mysterious creature that came out of the dark night to give us a thrill last week.


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Narrowsburg News 10/11/18

Geographically, Narrowsburg sits in a unique position at the halfway point along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, a 70-mile stretch of New York State Route 97 from Port Jervis to Hancock, NY. Unless you’re coming from Pennsylvania, that’s the only way to get here. And what a way it is.

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