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.
Did you catch a glimpse of the film crew in Narrowsburg last week? They were here with a New Jersey based break-dancer filming the trailer for next month’s Big Eddy Film Festival.
Welcome to August: high season in Narrowsburg. The shops and restaurants are busy with visitors. The Delaware River is full of rafters and kayakers. And the nightly accommodations around town are booked solid.
The Delaware River gets a lot of the glory when people share what they love about Narrowsburg. Yes, the river is spectacular, but my money’s on Main Street when it comes to Narrowsburg’s best asset.
Have you noticed all the balloons decorating Narrowsburg’s intersections this week? It is a festive indication of all the graduation parties being held in backyards around town. We enjoyed some devilled eggs, pasta salad, and s’mores at Will and Vanessa Reeves’ last week, celebrating their oldest daughter Ally’s graduation from high school.
Pollen is ruling our world right now. Our black Subaru Outback is coated with a dull yellow powder, no matter how often we wash it. We blow through a box of tissues (literally) every couple days. And my daughter’s asthma and wheezing have been flaring up to the point of having to do breathing treatments with a nebulizer.