Blogs & Columns
Reflections from long time publisher Laurie Stuart on life in and around the Delaware River Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
JONATHAN CHARLES FOX
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 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
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
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
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
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
SANDY LONG & SCOTT RANDO
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Previous River Talk columns written by naturalist Ed Wesely
A fishing column written by Clem Fullerton
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.