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Spring is making itself known throughout Narrowsburg, although the first sprouts are usually eaten by a starving deer after winter’s long fast. While it’s nice to see a crocus, I’m more excited to see Main Street thaw.
The first sign of spring is one of my favorite birds, Ambassador Shopkeep Tony Coscia, roosted on an Adirondack chair in front of the River Gallery. For those looking to add to their Sullivan dens, this bird is most helpful. Finding dens for bears and otters alike is the job of the Great Spotted Barry Becker. Birds needing blueprints for their new nests should visit Karl Wasner, the building beaver.
Look, there’s the Santo Pollinator, Joan, one of the busiest bees in town. With the Narrowsburg Proper common-sense, she meticulously tends to window boxes. She’s known for pairing the best rosé with honeysuckle. Her husband, the Stinging Ron, is usually next door tending to fermented fruit at his Fine Wine and Spirits shop. There’s the fluffy, elegant Elsa standing guard for Pedro at Boregaard Jeweler.
The smart eagle avoids the temptation of stealing a few precious fibers from Charles Hadley Blanchard, the Dyberry Weaver. The weary blue jay stops for a shot of caffeine from Valerie and her crew at the Tusten Cup. While savoring espresso, the savvy cardinal spies what Allison Ward has in the window of Madame Fortuna. The wise owl flits by One Grand Books to ask Aaron Hicklin whoooo wrote spring’s best-sellers. Crows looking for a new outfit are often seen browsing at MayerWasner. Overcast days are going to pop up, but so too does Sunny’s Pop with rare homewares and keepsakes.
Not every bird arrives on the Delaware for the first of spring. The delicious Heron won’t be back until mid-April. Migrating birds should bring their appetites, not dirty clothes, to Phil and Trish at the Launderette; many a lucky duck has been overheard saying, “The charcuterie is sublime.” Feathered friends looking for Uncle Vinny will sadly have to fly further south to the Carolinas. He is missed, but won’t be migrating back.
Smart birds know skies get crowded. They stop by Mildred’s Lane or the DVAA for a little culture. Foraging birds know to head under the overpass to visit Jonathan and Leigh at the Forage Gallery. Woodpeckers overhead yearn to stop by Narrowsburg Lumber, but instead perch on Alessandra Iavarone’s Velvet Maple—such a stylish tree.
Water fowl wanting to ensure our water doesn’t become foul should stop by the Damascus Citizens for Sustainability’s office to learn what they can do. Sustainability is key to a happy eco-system.
The Zen bee stretches and takes time for a few yoga moves at the Chi Hive. Queen Bee Susan Mendoza cannot wait for the new gym to open. The Kelly Dean Bear anticipates morning cardio with a beautiful view of the river.
From the bridge to the train trestle, Narrowsburg spring is indeed busting out all over.
[TRR welcomes Greg Triggs, producer of the internationally touring show, “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical.” A writer, director and performer, he has also written and directed for Disney, the NFL, the Tribeca Film Festival and numerous other productions. His radio show, “Travels with Triggs,” airs on WJFF. 90.5. He’s the author of “The Next Happiest Place on Earth” and appears with the local performances group Yarnslingers. Find him at Gregtriggs.com]