Upper Delaware Magazine Summer 2018

Welcome to our community!

Community. Now there’s a word with many meanings. Here are a few, culled from the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary (en.oxforddictionaries.com/defi nition/ community): “A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” “A particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants.” “The people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities; society.” “The condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.” “(Ecology) A group of interdependent plants or animals growing or living together in natural conditions or occupying a specified habitat.” The theme of this year’s Upper Delaware summer guide is “Community in the Upper Delaware.” In these pages, we’re aiming to give you a little taste of community in all these different meanings, both as they apply to the area as a whole, and to the various smaller “communities” within it. Not a comprehensive overview, by any means—but we hope it will be enough to encourage you to explore, experience and get involved more fully with this truly unique and wonder-filled community-of-communities that we call the Upper Delaware. In the articles “Gathering Places and Watering Holes” and “Communities on Parade,” Jane Luchsinger and I will highlight some local establishments. Scott Rando will give you some advice on paddling on the Delaware (and enjoying our natural community), Charles Rubin shares his experiences of Sullivan County pancake breakfasts, and for dessert, Laura Silverman gives us her take on a classic summer cooler: ice pops! The Upper Delaware is a sprawling mosaic of historical moments, present attractions, and future possibilities. Enjoy—and again, welcome!

Skip Mendler

Section Editor


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