Narrowsburg News 6/7

These days, I’m spending every free moment haunting my gardens: pulling weeds, annihilating snails and tent worms, and of course admiring blooms. The flowers around my yard are almost like a map of my life and friendships from the past 10 years. When I moved in in 2008, people began to give me plants from their own gardens. Now as everything begins to bloom, I look around and see old friends: climbing pink roses Sharon Hecht invited me to dig up when she moved out of state; big-root geraniums from my friends Karen Patalona and Phyllis Bilick (who I miss most at this time of year); and old rhododendrons a thoughtful neighbor brought in a backhoe from up the road when he was redoing some landscaping.

It must be summer, because there’s so much happening this week in our little town of Narrowsburg. Note that if you’re traveling to or from Pennsylvania, the north lane of the Narrowsburg Bridge re-opened late last week. Now the south lane is closed for repairs. From a few unofficial sources, I’m hearing that they plan to finish the bridge work in October of this year.

The Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market is now open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine on the front lawn of The Narrowsburg Union (7 Erie Ave.). You can talk with the farmers and pick up your vegetables, meats and preserves from right here in our region.

This weekend, DVAA is celebrating the arts every day with a double art exhibit opening on Friday (7 p.m., 37 Main St); a grants award showcase on Saturday (11 a.m., Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge St.); and a classical concert by the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra on Sunday (2 p.m., Tusten Theatre, see page 17). Find out more details at delawareval

The first annual Deep Water Literary Festival will be taking over Narrowsburg next weekend (June 15 to 17). This looks like it is shaping up to be a world-class event, with a marathon reading throughout the town, visiting authors and screenings of films inspired by books. Visit for more information.

With all this exciting stuff going on around us, how am I going to find time to adore my flowers and squash those bugs?


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