Love to cook?

NARROWSBURG, NY — If you love to cook, a well-designed kitchen is the piece de resistance in your home. A gas-fired range; farmhouse sink; modern, roomy fridge; and plenty of space to prep are …

Brighten up your outdoor space

By BRANDPOINT If you love entertaining friends and family outdoors, you’re not alone. Transforming outdoor areas into extended living spaces continues to be a huge trend, as anything and …
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Updated tradition is the heart of this Honesdale home

HONESDALE, PA — Front-porch living is the star attraction of this home, along with a multitude of other gorgeous details that beg you to sit and stay awhile. The house was listed by Davis R. …
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A potted-plant porch

From farm to formal, your porch can be transformed quickly just by using container plants. Breathe life into your newly constructed contemporary, Victorian wrap-around, or small front porches with …
REGION — Food always tastes better alfresco, especially if you’re sitting on a front porch with a view. Here are just a handful of lovely places in our area that will satisfy that …
My sister Janet and I were first introduced to our little house in the Beechwood section of Callicoon over 25 years ago. The first thing I noted was the front porch. We walked through the house, and …
Warm weather invites us to get out and enjoy the natural world—and what better way to appreciate the balmy days of late summer than spending them on a porch? No matter what the style, a …
Dear readers, As summer winds down, what better way to chill out than on a breezy front porch? We are lucky, in our neck of the woods, to have tons of lovely homes with traditional porches on …
MILFORD, PA — The Festival of Wood, a celebration of our natural and cultural heritage of wood, returns to Grey Towers National Historic Site on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September …
HONESDALE, PA — Nearly 200 woodcarvers, from novices to experienced carvers, are expected to gather this summer for the 20th annual Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup at Cherry Ridge Campsites & …
I’ve cooked over wood maybe a dozen times. Each of these experiences took place when I was around eight or nine years old, spending the summer—along with my sister, Janet—at …
What’s better than a bevy of blooms in the summertime? If you’re living in the woods, you might think flowers bloom only in the sun. But there are some pretty petal-icious plants …
Hello friends! I’m so happy to be back and writing about foraging—searching in the wild for food or provisions. Foraging is so satisfying and can be done virtually year-round. There …
MILANVILLE, PA — Milanville, on the Delaware Riverbank in Pennsylvania, has many examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. One of them, the J. Howard Beach House, was built in the 1880s …
Dear readers, It seemed spring was an eternity of cool, damp weather, and now—bam!—here we are in summer already. Summertime, to me, means poking around in my gardens, walking along …
I haven’t seen flowers yet—it’s a bit early—but the ice is melting and the earth is muddy with promise. The news is not good but we can step away from the headlines, look …
REGION — Remodeling your home can be an expensive undertaking, but overspending can be avoided if you can stay within your budget. Despite the belief that every remodeling project will exceed …
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