Narrowsburg News 5/10

We spent the second half of April in northern Wisconsin, where my cousin was getting married. When we arrived, there were two feet of snow on the ground, and the lakes were still completely frozen over. We braved the chill in our sleeveless dresses and sandals, and had a great time celebrating Tori and Jason. When we returned home on May 1, I was delighted to see that spring had arrived in Narrowsburg. Daffodils are in bloom, our pond is full of frogs, and the grass is bright green (and in need of cutting already).

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow Narrowsburg moms. As of this week, this includes my own mom, Gail McDonnell, who along with my dad Tom is now a Narrowsburg second-homeowner. They’ve been looking for a place here for years, and at last they are the proud owners of a cabin on five acres in the Luxton Lake community.

The cabin has been unoccupied for some years and is full of old stuff. So, the Town of Tusten Spring Cleanup Day couldn’t come at a better time. On Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tusten residents can bring one pick-up truck load per household of garbage, furniture, appliances and demolition debris to the Tusten Highway Barn on State Route 97, near the intersection of Route 25. We’re already making a pile of stuff to get rid of.

Once the garbage is gone, it’ll be time to get items ready for the Narrowsburg Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 26. On that day, Tusten residents are encouraged to have a yard sale at their home or business (spaces are also available on the Narrowsburg Flats playground). A digital map (which will also be printed) is being created to identify all of the sale spots. If you want to get on the map, call Crystal Weston at 845/252-7146, ext. 9. The charge is $5.

On that same day, the Tusten Youth Commission (TYC) will be hosting a Kidz Fun Day on the Flats playground. They’ve lined up fun activities including several bounce houses, and they’ll have healthy snacks and drinks available. We also just signed up for the TYC-sponsored trip to Hershey Park. Can’t wait to spend a day this summer enjoying the rides and eating chocolate with the kids.

Last year we took part in several activities sponsored by the TYC, including a day at the Wayne County Fair, an overnight stay at Kalahari Indoor Water Park, and one of the best Halloween events I’ve ever attended. They’ve started announcing their plans for 2018, but they’re still looking for suggestions (and they have an open seat on their board of directors); so if you want to be involved or you have ideas, email


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