An upbeat spirit and “happy-to-see-you-again” attitude was palpable at the Narrowsburg High School reunion on Saturday, September 8. Graduating classes from 1947-1961 were represented by the 166 attendees coming from near and far. Celebrating their 60th anniversary, a record number of the Class of 1957 was present.
It’s back again—Labor Day that is—and then back to school it will be. However, before you give up on summer, why not squeeze in a great community yard sale? Start on the Flats on Saturday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date Sunday, September 3.
A full house was present on Sunday afternoon, August 13 at the Tusten Theater for the Delaware Valley Opera production of “The Mikado.” This Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera was filled with wonderful music, brightly colored costumes and, yes, an absurd plot to be enjoyed by all.
It is time for an update on several town issues.
First, many of you may be wondering about the deck and the Little Lake Erie bridge—which, by the way, is technically a culvert.
The boom of the summer months continues as tourists and second homeowners flock to our area. But it isn’t all about the tourists, there is plenty to do for all. Sunday, July 23 is the date for the annual Riverfest street fair.
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.