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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer has officially transitioned into autumn. The last two weeks of were a whirlwind, with the Big Eddy Film Festival and the Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest on back-to-back weekends.
This weekend, Narrowsburg will be bustling with moviegoers and filmmakers as the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance presents the Big Eddy Film Festival from Friday night through Sunday afternoon (September 14 to 16) at the Tusten Theatre (210 Bridge St). Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown a lot in its relatively short life.
I recently came across a rare circa 1900 postcard of Narrowsburg’s Main Street. Given that more than a century has passed since the picture was taken, things really haven’t changed all that much. Today’s Main Street skyline is remarkably the same as it has been.