Blogs & Columns


  Publisher's Log



Reflections from long time publisher Laurie Stuart on life in and around the Delaware River Valley. Read the Blog!


Lure of the Week



Written by Editorial Assistant Hunter Hill, this weekly blog reviews poular and useful fishing lures one might use in the beautiful Upper Delaware River and surrounding local bodies of water. Read the Blog!


Graphically Enabled



Written by Production & Circulation Manager, Amanda Reed, this blog has no real rhyme, reason or purpose (much like Amanda's train of thought). From photos, to interesting internet finds, Amanda's posts are sure to bring a smile to your face. Read the Blog!


  A River Runs Through It



In a beautiful 1976 story, where a wild Montana River is a key player, Norman Maclean summed up years of fly fishing: “Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops...."

Raised in Maryand near the Potomac River, Ed Wesely has lived along the Upper Delaware River since 1983 — until recently at a small farm below Skinners Falls. Ed’s blog focuses on the Upper Delaware and the multitude of things and beings it connects. Read the Blog!


  Mo' Said



Bethel resident Keith E. McHenry describes himself as "An agent of change who speaks candidly on topics with which he has personal experience including cultural diversity issues, community development, the achievement gap and issues facing returning veterans and their families." Blog posts will highlight local issues, paradigm shifts, embracing “otherness” and focusing on performance as a tool for community transformation. He holds a B.S. in Communications and an M.A. in Media Ecology from New York University. Read the Blog!


The Art of Being


Dr. C

This blog is an exploration of the psychological and spiritual challenges we face, and the lessons we might glean. My personal stories will reveal the common themes among us. Read the Blog!



House Calls



Veterinarian Joseph D’Abbraccio of Catskill Veterinary Services provides tips on taking care of your pets from cats and dogs to birds and horses. It appears the second Thursday of every month in our special Pets section. Read the columns!


In My Humble Opinion



TRR’s own man-about-town (or county, or counties) Jonathan Charles Fox prowls the hills and dales of the Upper Delaware River Valley to keep you informed about all the most fascinating entertainments, events and people in the surrounding area, weekly in our Currents section. Read the columns!


Jude's Culinary Journey



Jude's Culinary Journey chronicles Jude Waterston's life-long passion for all things regarding food and cooking. She writes about the innovative meals she cooks for her sister, Janet, with whom she shares a house in Sullivan Country, as well as myriad topics as diverse as cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with friends, the local farmers market, and dishes made with ingredients grown locally and from afar. Her column appears in our special Food section the fourth week of the month. Read the columns!


Mixed Greens



Carol Roig, who works as director of community outreach at Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development and serves on the Town of Highland’s Committee on Energy and the Environment, writes personal reflections on sustainability in the everyday lives of individuals and communities in the Upper Delaware Region. It appears on the op-ed page the second week of every month. Read the columns!


Peace and Justice Files



Skip Mendler, a performing artist, writer, and activist who lives in Honesdale PA, reflects on issues of social justice, democracy, policy and governmenance. Read the columns!


Ramblings of a Catskill Flyfisher



Tony Bonavist muses on his experiences and history on the river--which are extensive. He has a degree in aquatic biology from the University of Montana and was a fisheries biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 26 years. He has been an instructor at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing and is currently an instructor at the Frost Valley School of Fly Fishing. He has been published in Trout Magazine, Fly Fishermen Magazine, Grays Sporting Classics and Classic Angling, a UK magazine Read the Columns!


Ramblings of a River Guide



"Ramblings of a River Guide" author Ken Tutalo is the owner of the Baxter House River Outfitters in Roscoe, NY. Ken has been fly fishing the waters of the Upper Delaware for over 40 years.

For the last 20 years, Tutalo has been a full time fly fishing guide who spends over 150 days each year on the Delaware River. Ken is a USCG Licensed Captain who holds guide licenses in N.Y., PA, TN, FL and the Upper Delaware Scenicand Recreational River. Read the columns!


River Muse



Cass Collins, a poet, columnist, performer and photographer, writes about her life dividing her time between her residence on the Delaware River in Narrowsburg, NY and her apartment in New York City. Read the columns!


River Talk



Sandy Long and Scott Rando, both nature enthusiasts and extraordinary photographers, alternate weeks writing about and capturing images of the fabulous natural resources, flora and fauna in our river valley backyard. Read the columns!


Root Cellar



Kristin Barron, who grew up in the Upper Delaware River Valley in the Hancock area, writes about family, home and community in her country life. Read the columns!


The Way Out Here

Hunter Hill

Hunter Hill, a fishing and outdoor enthusiast, writes about his life and experiences 'out here' in the Upper Delaware region.


Simple Fare



Eating fresh, unprocessed foods is essential to good health, but it's not always easy to know how to prepare them or what fresh, whole foods you can cook without spending too much money. Laurie Stuart, TRR publisher, offers you some suggestions that are as delicious as they are healthy. Read the columns!


View from the Train



Tom Caska, as someone who commutes from Port Jervis to a job in New York City five days a week, reflects on a common country experience: the commuting life. Read the columns!


You and Your Health



James Lomax, MD, a retired board-certified family physician who also specialized in occupational medicine, provides expert information on topical medical issues and concerns. Read the columns!


Previous columns

Incompleat Angler



Andy Boyar, angling aficionado (and president of the Upper Delaware Chapter of Trout Unlimitedd, and trustee and first vice president of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum) writes about the Delaware River and how to go about catching (and releasing) its wily denizens, twice a month from April through September and the third week of the month from October through March. Read the columns


Did You Know?

Grace Johansen of the Tusten Historical Society presents tidbits of local historical knowledge based on postcards and photos from her own personal treasure trove and that of the society, 


River Talk

Previous River Talk columns written by naturalist Ed Wesely


Complete Tangler

A fishing column written by Clem Fullerton


Letters Home

A column by a native son (and son of publisher Laurie Stuart) who went out into the world and found his fortune in the film industry as an award-winning editor.


In Our Hands

Marcia Nehemiah wrote on ways in which changes in the way we live our daily lives can save the planet's future.



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