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Today, the U.S. EPA proposed new health advisory levels (HALs) for two toxic chemicals in drinking water: PFOA and PFOS. EPA proposed a HAL of 0.004 ppt (parts per trillion) for PFOA and a HAL of … more
CALLICOON, NY — During the past two (very long)  COVID years, while much of the country was locked down, something extraordinary was happening in Sullivan County. Despite the challenges of … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Do you love bagels?  Really  love bagels? Now’s your chance to show how original you are and what those rings of fabulousness mean to you. The Sullivan … more
BUSHKILL, PA- National Park Service rangers and dive team members from Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, staff from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and volunteers from the … more
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 … more
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 & … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
My father absolutely loved this country. His name was Jack Simons. He was born in 1932 in Scranton, PA, but ended up graduating from Liberty High School in upstate New York—a village in the … more
You ever feel like that famous race between the tortoise and the hare? Either you got lots of things done really fast and then, after a quick nap, you realize you still didn’t meet your deadlines. Or maybe you’re trudging along steadily, unsure that you’re even getting anything done until finally it all comes to fruition.  more
While walking on a forested footpath in Pike County, PA recently, I nearly stepped on a fawn lying quietly among leaf litter and emerging ferns. The dappled light and the fawn’s cinnamon-colored fur pocked with white spots merged to create the perfect camouflage for the tiny white-tailed deer fawn to remain unobserved as I passed by, oblivious to its silent presence. more
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Monticello High School seniors Owen Bassett and Liza Mitchell have been selected as senior scholar-athletes for the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA).  The award is given to high school seniors “who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in the athletic arena.” They were honored at an awards breakfast on June 2.  more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On June 8, the Sullivan West School District community turned out in force to celebrate the accomplishments of their Bulldogs scholar-athletes at the 2021-2022 Spring Athletic Awards presentation in the high school auditorium. more
BARRYVILLE, NY — General Jerk—a Jamaican-style BBQ joint serving jerk chicken, jerk trout, classic peas and collards, and a spicy (vegetarian) ital stew—is the surprise hit of the summer season in Highland. Tucked under the Barryville General store on Route 97, at the main corner of “downtown Barryville,” chef Curtis Brown’s jerk is bringing a new flavor that is perfect for hot weather and cold beer.   more
 Fellow dog lovers, I’m sure you can relate. The familiar clang of your dog trotting into the room with collar tags banging against each other—name tag, ID information, microchip information, rabies vaccination record and most importantly, the registration in the municipality in which you live.  more
Paul M. Bruning Paul M. Bruning, of Richmond, VA and formerly of Smallwood, NY, passed away June 9, 2022. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. more
Grace A. Koehler, a former resident of Barryville, NY, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Delaware Skilled Nursing, Matamoras, PA, at the age of 103.  She was born in Beacon, NY, on August 2, 1918 to the late Ernest and Alma (Hofmann) Keller.    more
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