Just like other animals, we as humans on this earth are exposed to many cycles: the sun on a daily basis, the moon on a monthly basis and the seasons quarterly. Currently it is so clear that we have arrived in the summer cycle, not just because of temperature and long days of daylight, but because of the Upper Delaware’s social calendar.
If you drove on Bridge Street headed toward Main Street this past Saturday evening, you may have been part of a traffic jam as guests gathered at The Union. It was truly a grand event on June 17, with over 350 guests coming to pay tribute to Elaine Giguere, executive director of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance for 40-plus years.
A few or our favorites are returning to Narrowsburg. Well, actually the farmers’ market has returned already. There is always something fresh and delicious available at the farmer’s market on Friday evenings from 5pm – 8 pm at The Union. You’ll be able to stock up for the weekend with fresh produce, meats, honey, prepared foods, etc.
It doesn’t matter if you have lived in Narrowsburg for only one year or 40 years; most of us can say we know of Elaine Giguere and of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA). One resident remembers Elaine and her husband Tom DeGaetani coming to Narrowsburg and getting involved in the community almost immediately. Who were these “artsy” people?
Not many towns are able to boast businesses that have been in continuous operation for over 175 years. Narrowsburg is special in that regard. The Narrowsburg Inn was built by Abraham Cuddeback in 1840 and opened its door as the Narrowsburg Hotel.
As the school year nears an end senior class members should be preparing for the next phase of life. There are two local scholarships available that may be of interest. The first is the Henry A. Umnik Trade Scholarship. It is open to a Sullivan West senior who will be attending a two-year trade school.
Embrace the sun! It looks like spring is really here now. Feel the warmth on your face as you look up to the sky, so welcome after that surprise snow storm last month.
Main Street is changing. Tom’s Treasures has closed after many years of providing second-hand goods at reasonable prices, and By Delaine gift shop on Main Street closed its doors this past weekend. By Delaine sold goods only made in America and had received The River Reporter’s Best Gift Shop award. These storefronts won’t go vacant.
This year will be the year of construction on Main Street. As spring approaches, the Tusten Town Board prepares to launch the processes to replace the bridge, technically a culvert, over Little Lake Erie and replace the Main Street deck.
With temperatures reaching close to 60° in February as they did last week, it is difficult to deny the effects of climate change. Over three years ago, the Tusten Town Board voted to take the New York State Climate Smart Community (CSC) pledge, thereby making a commitment to take action on climate change.