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Signs of spring—pandemic edition

By GREG TRIGGS
Posted 6/2/20

I’ve got to admit, there have been times during self-isolation that I’ve given in to my fears, many of which were exaggerated or unfounded. My imagination got the best of me because there …

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Signs of spring—pandemic edition

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I’ve got to admit, there have been times during self-isolation that I’ve given in to my fears, many of which were exaggerated or unfounded. My imagination got the best of me because there was nothing else to occupy it. 

Lesson learned: Remember to breathe through fear whenever possible.

Happily, the last few days have been more encouraging. There are signs of spring popping up after the long corona-winter of our discontent. There are little indicators of the new normal here and there—not as the world was before all of this, but a variation that will have to do for now.

On Main Street, the new Tusten Cup looks absolutely beautiful and ready to open as soon as permittable. Perfectly situated with gorgeous views of our iconic bridge, the river and Pennsylvania, I personally cannot wait to have a weekday cup of coffee from a barista that doesn’t live in my house.

A shout out to Charles and Martin at Two Queens in the shopping plaza on Kirk Road. Thanks for keeping my weekend caffeine addiction firmly in place during lockdown. We are all looking forward to your return to full operating hours. Keep those scones stocked—they’re delicious!

Although details are scarce (even the workmen inside didn’t have any information), the former location of the Tusten Cup on Main Street is being taken over by a new shop called Tess. Keep looking through the windows and peek through the door as the space continues to evolve.

Also thrilled to hear that Nora’s Luvin Spoonful at 141 Kirk Rd. is open for the season. While it has been announced that there will be some changes in service protocols, (everyone must wear a mask to be served, and it’s only takeout) where else would the loyal Narrowsburgian go for their soft serve and blueberry buckle? (Their burgers and Dole Whip are delicious, too.)

For those who need even more of an excuse to get out of the house, the Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market is back in operation on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They’re located at 7 Erie Ave. behind the Narrowsburg Union. Some of their procedures will be adjusted as the state settles into new guidelines, but shoppers are welcomed. Please be sure to wear a mask and bring your own bags, per new state laws.

Local restaurants have not announced dates when they’ll be able to return to full service, but the Heron started online take-out orders on May 23. Check www.theheronrestaurant.com for more details.

And lest you think the entire world is returning to normal, certain things continue to thrive online. Coincidentally, Bizzy Coy and I will be hosting an interactive trivia for the DVAA as part of their Live@Home series on Facebook Live. Bob Lohr might even appear to provide some musical interludes. There’s no telling what could happen, but you’ll have to tune in to find out on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. 

Until then, spring is everywhere. Get outside, enjoy the weather and be kind to each other.

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