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Golf gets strong support from Husson IV . . . . . . .8 By Ed Townsend Roscoe has its fair share of strong golfers – and golfing families – thanks in large part to Twin Village Golf & Country Club. Check out how one family likes to team up on the links.

Livin’ on the lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 By Isabel Braverman If you want to spend a great day on the water, look no further than Swinging Bridge Marina. For 52 years this 13-mile long reservoir has been providing recreational opportunities to visitors and year-round residents alike, thanks to the Croissant family’s hard work.

Lakeside dining at the Local Table and Tap . . .32 By Kaitlin Carney Enjoy good food, a lakeside seat and some of the best drinks in town at the popular Table and Tap in Kauneonga Lake. Veteran food critic Kaitlin Carney will take you through the menu.

Follow the ‘tread’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 By Joseph Abraham The pandemic has made many people rethink their future. And one young couple – Kelly Lawler and Jon Thorndike – ventured to Jeffersonville to open a bike shop called Catskill Cycle Works. Join Managing Editor Joseph Abraham as he takes a spin through the store.

Catskill Wildlife: The beautiful rattlesnake . . . . . .50 By Kathy Daley Learn all you want to know about one of the most interesting snakes – the timber rattler.

A trip to Mullet Brook Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 By Patricio Robayo More and more, travelers and residents have been hitting the hundreds of hiking trails hidden throughout Sullivan County. This adventure will lead you into the Neversink Gorge Unique Area, where you will find beautiful flora and fauna as well as a waterfall almost beyond description.

Summer Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Yes, yes, yes… there are events happening this summer. Check out this calendar for what’s on.

Inside: If you haven’t been to Mullet Brook Falls, what are you waiting for? This hiking trip is moderate but very rewarding if you really want to enjoy the great outdoors of Sullivan County.

Sections Arts/Entertainment . . . . 66 ATV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Callicoon. . . . . . . . . 46-47 Delaware County. . . 44-45 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36 Fallsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Health . . . . . . . . . . . 37-39 6 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2021

Honesdale/Wayne Cty28-30 Jeffersonville. . . . . . . . . 49 Livingston Manor . . . . . 59 Lodging. . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Monticello . . . . . . . . 22-25 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . 41 Roscoe . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 Wurtsboro . . . . . . . . 52-53

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Golf gets strong support from Chuck Husson IV

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iving back to the game of golf has the future of the game on solid ground and these are the foundations that Roscoe golfer Chuck Husson IV supports as he not only performs as a championship golfer, but also in the long hours of work that it takes to manage two large Sullivan County summer golf leagues. Forty-two year-old Charles (Chuck) Louis Husson IV is a lifetime resident of the Town of Rockland (Roscoe) and is a 1998 graduate from Roscoe Central School. Following his high school graduation Chuck 8 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2021

served four years 1998-2002 in the United States Air Force and from 2002-2003 was a substitute and teacher’s assistant at Roscoe Central School. In March of 2003 he took the New York State Corrections Officer’s assignment at Woodbourne Correctional, a position he has held for a little over 18 years. His hobbies include anything sports related with golf being his No. 1 choice. At Roscoe Central, basketball and golf were his main sporting activities, and he was part of multiple division and league titles in both.


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Family golf for the Roscoe Husson family includes, from the left, Chuck Husson III, Anna May Husson, Terri Ward (Chuck Husson IV’s girlfriend) who is just trying to learn the game of golf, and Chuck Husson IV.

At the early age of eight in the late 1980’s his father, Chuck Husson III, now a retired NYS Correction Officer from Woodbourne Correctional started to get Husson IV interested in the game of golf. That interest in the game was helped by the fact that both his mother, Anna May, and father, Chuck III, were both very active in the game and his father served many years as treasurer on the Twin Village Golf Club board of directors and for a number of years was President of the Monday Night Men’s at the Twin Villlage Golf Course. Chuck has been an active golfer for some 32plus years and now competes in two leagues, the Twin Village Monday Night Men’s League, and the Community Travel League which plays at the Tarry Brae Golf Course, the Lochmor Golf Course, the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club and the Villa Roma Golf Course. Husson’s golf partners in the two leagues he is

active in include his father Chuck Husson III in the Roscoe Twin Village Monday Men’s league and in the Community Travel league his partner is his close friend and excellent golfer Bryan Thomas. Not many golfers have the opportunity to team-up with their father as partners in the twoman team format and Chuck IV noted, “once I started playing in the Monday Night league subbing as a 14-15 year old, it was a personal goal of mine to eventually partner up with my father.” “Because of the long waiting list to get into this league and the fact that even at that age I was planning on going into the Air Force, subbing was my only option then. After getting out of the Air Force in 2002, I was lucky enough to get my foot in the door into the Monday Night league as a full-time player partnering up with Charlie CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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When asked what his dad has taught him about the game of golf, Chuck IV noted, “The main Coyle,” Chuck added. The journey for the two Hussons to unite as golf thing that has helped me the most is patience league partners continued with Chuck IV stating and the ability to reset after a bad shot.” Chuck IV’s mother (Anna May Husson) is also that “my brother (Tom Ackerly) (different fathers) had since partnered up with my father while I an accomplished and active golfer and Chuck III was in the Air Force and unfortunately, Charlie started teaching both of them around the same passed away a year or two later which led me time and Chuck IV stated, “We both caught on searching for a new partner. I believe my dad and quick. “I am pretty sure that I get a large portion of my brother had won the Monday Night league competitive nature from my mother and what championship a few times, and I did not even would look like a nice relaxing round of golf want to ask to switch partners with my brother between father, mother during their hot streak.” and son from watching After golfing with a few different fill-in afar, was usually an intense partners Chuck IV asked his brother if he cut-throat match between would be willing to find a new partner himthe three of us…there were self and this would allow him to play with no gimme’s or mulligans his father. His brother agreed and the two allowed,” Chuck added. Hussons, the III and the IV have been partChuck IV pointed out ners ever since. very strongly, “If I played in Asked what it’s like playing in a league a mixed league I would with your father, Chuck IV said, “Being able choose my mother as a to do something that you love with somepartner as she has become one you love is amazing, and win or lose I Chuck Husson IV an amazing golfer and we have a great time golfing and spending time CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9

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play good golf together.” “It does not happen as much as it use to when I was younger, but anytime golfing with my parents is time and memories I will always remember, Chuck IV pointed out. Managing two golf leagues is not an easy task and one has to have a great love for the game. “It’s very tough and time consuming,” said Chuck, “scheduling and trying to please everyone in the league is the hardest part.” At Twin Village, Chuck has put in 25 years as a sub and full-time member and took over managing the league from his father about three years ago. He and his father have won the league championship five years since being partners. Bryan Thomas and Chuck have played in the Travel League for seven years and won it three of those seven years. This is the fourth year Chuck is running this league. The challenges in competing in the Travel League, according to Chuck is the randomness of playing a different nine-hole course each week. Most leagues play the same course each week and that Husson maintains, “Makes it easier to learn the ins and outs of it quicker and that is the

major challenge with Travel league which I like most about.” In the Travel League Husson is a four handicap and in the Monday Twin Village league he plays to a two handicap. Husson tries to play in as many Benefit Scrambles around the area as family and work allows. He plays in these tournaments with pretty much the same team each match. Members of the team include nephew Collin Tallman and friends Tom Roseo and Johnny Meyer. He won some and lost some and for the past three years having competed in the Sullivan County Democrat tournament with nephew Collin Tallman. It was a bit of a learning experience the first year but Collin and Husson have won the second flight each of the last two years. “When I play with Collin I have to remember that I am not in my 20’s anymore, and I have no chance of keeping up with his distance,” Husson noted. When asked who has helped him the most with his golf game, Husson said, “There is not one person or thing…where my game is now is because CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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of many different things and people, like the Catskill Junior Tour when I was younger, being on the Roscoe High School golf team, learning from my coach and uncle Jim Bowers, pointers from the late great ‘Coach’ Fred Ahart down at the athletic field, playing in the Monday Night Men’s league as a teenager and getting that experience of playing with adults in a competitive setting. “Also playing with my Travel League partner Bryan Thomas who is super knowledgeable about the game and most importantly my parents for always making the game of golf easily accessible to me,” he added. When asked what he considers the strength of his game Husson said, “I am a scrambler on the golf course, getting creative and being able to see and hit shots that others would not attempt or even see is the strength to my game.” There is also a personal life that everyone tries to enjoy. Chuck noted, “My personal life is in an extremely happy place and mainly because of my amazing and beautiful girlfriend Terri Ward.” “She is supportive in everything that I CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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do....especially golf. Last year at the golf range was Terri’s first experience attempting golf and it did not go well. Her softball swing (she is a member of the championship softball team Charlie’s Angels) was taking over and she could not get the golf swing together, but knowing how competitive she is, Terri has no plans on letting golf win.” Terri is employed as the Business Development Director at the Resnick Group, is a former Sullivan County Legislator and the former CEO of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. Golf plays an important part in Chuck’s 11year-old son’s (Liam) life, and they are excited to get out and play golf this season as last year Liam only played a few times with Covid going on. “Liam got a new set of Junior King Cobra’s last year and he has grown into them this past year, and I’m excited to get him out there on the golf course,” Chuck said. It takes a well-organized and talented individual to achieve what Chuck Husson IV has done for his personal game of golf and for the overall sport of golf.

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French Woods Golf & Country Club 17440 NY-97, Hancock, NY 13783, 607-637-1800. Membership: Available. Call or visit www.frenchwoodsgolf.com Greens Fees: 18 holes with cart $28.00 weekdays, $42.00 weekends; 9 holes with cart $23.00 weekdays, $29.00 weekends; 18 holes walking $17.00 weekdays, $25.00 weekends; 9 holes walking $11.00 weekdays, $17.00 weekends; 18 holes Unlimited Golf & Cart non-members $43.00 weekdays, $57.00 weekends. Contact info@frenchwoodsgolf.com for more information. Lochmor Golf Course 586 Loch Sheldrake Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759, 434-1257 Memberships: Available. Call for info or visit www.lochmorgolf.com Greens fees w/cart: $53 weekends w/lunch; $48 w/o lunch. $48 weekdays w/lunch; $43 w/o lunch. Special: Monday - Friday Senior Special $31 (also for Tarry Brae), $36 w/lunch. Discounted afternoon rates are offered. Professional: Mike Decker Sullivan County Golf & Country Club 2514 NY-52, Liberty, NY 12754, 2929584 Membership: Visit www.sullivancountygolf.com. Greens fees w/cart: $22 for nine holes weekday, $32 weekends. $30 for 18 holes weekdays and $40 weekends. Twilight and Senior special available.

Swan Lake Golf & Country Club 38 Eagle Drive, Swan Lake, NY 12783, 292-0323. Single membership: $700, $645 for seniors. Visit www.swanlakegolfcc.com. Greens fees w/cart: 18 holes is $30 weekdays. Nine holes are $25 on weekdays. 18 holes on weekends are $48 for Sullivan County residents, $55 for non-Sullivan County residents. 18 holes are $35 for everybody after 1 p.m. on weekends. Nine holes before 1 p.m. are $35 on weekends, $25 after 1 p.m. 10 play card is $270, any day of the week. 9 holes walking $10 dollars 18 holes walking $15 dollars. Specials: Spring Weekends $35 Sat/Sun anytime. Thursday is Ladies Day and ladies play for $25. Seniors play for $25 Monday-Friday. In addition, the course honors the Tee Time Pass. Professional: Bob Menges The Hancock Golf Course 522 Golf Course Road, Hancock, NY 13783, (607) 637-2480 Greens Fees with cart: Nine holes, $24 M-F, $24 on weekends and holidays. 18 holes, $29 M-F, $29 on weekends and holidays. Walking Fees: Nine holes, $15 M-F, $15 on weekends and holidays. 18 holes, $18 M-F, $17 on weekends and holidays. All rates are per person. Memberships are available. Visit hancockgolfandcountryclub. com. Professional: Available by appointment

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Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club 100 Fairway View Drive, Roscoe, NY 12776, 607-498-5000, www.tennanah.com Family membership: $3,150. Family is considered spouse and children. $225 per additional member. Single membership: With cart: $1,170 ($585 additional), $990 for seniors 65-plus ($495 additional). Without cart: $720 ($360 additional), $607 for seniors 65-plus ($315 additional), $300 for juniors. Greens fees: $38 with cart Monday through Friday, $50 with cart weekends and holidays. $28 with cart after 2 p.m. on weekdays, $40 with cart after 2 p.m. on weekends. Reduced rates for nine holes are available. Specials: Golf for two with cart, $60 on Tuesday. Foursome for $100 on Thursday. Senior Special (60+) $25 on Friday. Director of Golf: Hunter Flynn Course Superintendents: Miguel Barragan and Catalino Diaz General Manager: Mary Wagner Tarry Brae Golf Course 387 Pleasant Valley Road, South Fallsburg, NY 12779, 434-2620 Memberships: Available. Call or visit www.tarrybrae.com. Greens fees w/cart: $54 w/lunch weekends and holidays; $49 w/o lunch. $49 w/lunch weekdays; $44 w/o lunch. Discounted afternoon rates are offered. Food service available. Professional: Geoff Walsh, PGA Twin Village Golf Club 144 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776, 607-498-5829, twinvillagepark.com

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Single Membership: $400, Spouse $285, Junior (under 18 or full time student) $100, Child (under 10) $50 plus tax. Green Fees: 9 Holes: $13 weekdays/$17 weekends/person; 18 Holes: $21 weekdays; $25 weekends/person. Carts available. Kids under 12 play FREE with a paying adult. Please visit twinvillagepark. com for up-to-date fees, hours and restrictions. Villa Roma 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723, 887-5097, www.villaroma. com/golf Single membership: $900 or $1,300 per couple. Each additional family member: $300. Cart fees for members are $700 for single, and $400 for each additional member. Membership includes green fees for the entire season, Club storage & locker room, 10 percent off Clubhouse restaurants, members only tournaments, and USGA handicap service. Walking privileges anytime. For Greens fees please call for upto-date information. Professionals: Matt Kleiner and Mike Sweeney, Assistant Professional The Lynx at River Bend Golf Club 87 Neversink Drive, Port Jervis, NY 12771, (845) 858-4653, www.thelynxgolfclub.com Players Club cost $50. Players Club Members receive a $5 discount off all regular posted golf rates. Greens fees: Weekdays 7AM - 2PM $49, 2PM - 4PM $39, 4PM - 6PM $29. Weekends 7AM - 2PM $59, 2PM 4PM $49, 4PM - 6PM $39. Senior discounted rates available.


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The Croissant Family has been synonymous with Swinging Bridge Marina for the past 52 years. From the left, Michael, Billy and Bill Croissant discuss the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend and their plans for a busy summer. The marina recently expanded to 110 slips, plenty of room to keep a boat. Swinging Bridge also rents boats to visitors.

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It is teeming with wildlife on its shores, including an abundant bald eagle population. Fishers are welcome on the lake, which has a wide variety of fish including bass, trout and walleye. Swinging Bridge Marina rents fishing boats and pontoon boats, which can fit up to ten people. It’s the largest power boat lake within an hour and a half drive from anywhere in Sullivan County. The restaurant is open seasonally and offers everything from sandwiches and salads, to homemade comfort food classics like fried chicken and fish and chips. Michael Croissant said due to the pandemic they’ve been busier than ever as people look to escape cities and find country landscapes. In addition to all the newcomers, Croissant says they have customers that come back year after year; many of them have been there for 20 years or more. The summer is the perfect time to gather some friends, rent a boat and head out on the lake to catch some sun and have a good time.

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Pontoon boats are fun for swimmers, fishermen and those who just like an easy cruise around the reservoir. Swinging Bridge Marina offers several for either purchase or rental.

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Even more slips have been added to the Swinging Bridge Marina since this aerial photo was taken. The marina sits on the end of the 13-mile long Swinging Bridge Reservoir.

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Sullivan County residents Gladys and Joe enjoy an appetizer while taking in the beauty of Kauneonga Lake in the background. The Local Table and Tap offers a great view from their deck and extensive drink and food menu. 32 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2021


The Local Table and Tap is located on Horseshoe Lake Road in the bustling little hamlet of Kauneonga Lake.

Lakeside dining at the Local Table and Tap STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAITLIN CARNEY

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he Local Table and Tap is a lakeside dining favorite on restaurant row in Kauneonga Lake. Open yearround, the seasonal deck is a great place to enjoy a signature cocktail or beer, a meal before some live entertainment, or just to enjoy the scenic lake. Indoor and at the bar dining is also available, with the restaurant’s layout aimed at maximizing the vistas while maintaining a cozy, comfortable feel. With a focus on new American fare and chef inspired flavors, your favorite cocktails and local spirits, and a beer selection for the creative or the creature of habit, The Local Table and Tap is an ideal destination! The casual and fun waterfront locale is an ode to the things that make the Sullivan Catskills a destination: food, music, nature, and community. Dining at The Local Table and Tap is like going to your neighborhood hangout with views to compliment the delectable and diverse menu. Table and Tap offers a variety of gluten free and vegetarian options from appetizers to bowls to entrees. Ingredients like meats, poultry, and vegetables are sourced locally and seasonally when available, and pair seamlessly with New York brews and spirits. Prefer CONTINUED ON PAGE 35

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wine as a meal pairing? The Local Table and Tap has a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. The Local Table and Tap’s menu or specials will have something for everyone. Appetizers like Tuna Tartare, Calamari, Crab and Avocado Toast, Potstickers and Chicken Wings cover land and sea, while Avocado Lettuce Wraps, Watermelon Bibb salad, and the Hummus Board offer vegetarian options. Don’t overlook the hand-cut shoestring fries (select from three preparations) or French Onion soup if you're in the market for something familiarly delicious. For a selection of Gluten Free options look no further than the Tuna Poke’ bowl (with quinoa and brown rice), Bulgogi beef bowl or the Avocado grain bowl (also vegetarian). The Lo Mein style noodle bowl is a vegetarian dish with options to customize it like Bulgogi beef or spicy CONTINUED ON PAGE 38 The Prohibition Negroni pairs Bootlegger gin from Roscoe, NY with Campari and Carpano Antica sweet vermouth for a local riff on a classic stunner.

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chicken or shrimp. Taco choices include shrimp, Bulgogi beef, chicken, and tuna varieties. Share some for an appetizer! Entrée items include local beef with the Angus NY Strip, Steak Frites (Hudson Valley local prime hanger steak with truffle fries and local greens), or Local Burger (custom blend angus short rib and brisket beef served on a brioche bun with a half sour pickle). If beef isn’t tickling your fancy, there is the artichoke and parmesan crusted organic chicken, vegetarian wild mushroom ravioli (add chicken or shrimp if you’d like), and seafood selections like fish and chips (ale battered haddock), and seafood Arrabiata (shrimp, scallops, calamari, spicy San Marzano tomato) over organic pasta. Pierogis with garlic Kielbasa round out the hearty offerings. You can add a small house salad (organic greens, dried cranberries, roasted almond slivers) to any entrée for a small charge, and sides like the Caraway horseradish slaw, roasted fingerling potatoes, CONTINUED ON PAGE 40

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Finish your lakeside dining experience with a sweet treat like the homemade coffee ice cream or delectable crème brulee (shown above).

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and roasted cauliflower are available. Enjoy a carefully curated cocktail before dinner or to compliment your meal. The Cucumber Elderflower Collins and Gin Ruby Fiz harken back to the Sullivan Catskills summers of memories with a modern spin. Similarly, the Blood Orange Whiskey Sour, Prohibition Negroni and Whiskey Daisy are tinged with nostalgia and refreshed by their ingredients. Enjoying one on the deck will make the summer sunsets sweeter, guaranteed. Dessert is always an option at The Local Table and Tap, with a selection from decadent triple chocolate mousse cake and crème brulee to homemade ice cream and brownie sundaes. You can check out exciting events and hours of operation for The Local Table and Tap on their social media and website (http://thelocaltableandtap.com), by calling (845) 583-3020 or stopping in! The Local Table and Tap is located at 3 Horseshoe Lake Road in Bethel, NY with both on-street and free municipal parking available.


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Whether you’re a beginner or an avid biker, make the trip to Catskill CycleWorks and they will help you find what you’re looking for.


Jon Thorndike and Kelly Lawler opened Catskill CycleWorks this past December. Jon has a long history with bikes, and Kelly rides casually.

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n the past year, pandemic restrictions have caused more people to get back in touch with the outdoors. One of the ways people have done so is on their bikes. An article on CNBC.com titled, “Covid has spurred a bike boom, but most U.S. cities aren’t ready for it,” noted that bike sales reached $1 Billion in April 2020 alone, which was a 75 percent increase from the prior year. Discussions with local shop owners last spring and summer was on par with the national data, as bike inventories were suddenly wiped out. That’s not surprising locally because the Catskills offers several great places to go for a bike ride, whether it’s hitting the road or one of the many scenic trails. No matter what you choose, it’s always important to be prepared. Luckily for you, there’s a new bike shop called Catskill CycleWorks on Main Street in Jeffersonville where you can purchase new bicycles, accessories and apparel, as well as have your bike serviced and repaired. Owners Jon Thorndike and Kelly Lawler opened Catskill CycleWorks in December. Jon is originally from Connecticut and Kelly is from Georgia. Their paths collided when they were both living in New York City. In fact, CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

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they were neighbors. The couple started coming up to the area in the early 2010s before making the decision to settle in Lake Huntington yearround. Cycling also happened to be a commonality in their lives. Jon has years of riding experience and his love for it is apparent. “I like to be outside and the idea of working towards another fitness goal, [such as] climbing a hill or going faster than you have before,” said

Jon. “I also enjoy the ongoing, infinite challenge of always trying to get better.” Kelly, who works in the advertising technology field, also rides casually and her brother happens to be a retired pro cyclist. For the past decade, Jon had been restoring old motorcycles, which became a catalyst for starting the shop. “That got me into doing my own bicycle work and it sort of snowballed from there,” he explained. Months of research followed, which included

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choosing products and bikes they’d feature at the shop. Jon also had a lot of conversations with vendors and distributors. That has only added to his knowledge, and no matter how many times you’ve stepped onto a bike, they can provide you with what you need. “We want to accommodate as many different

experience levels as we can,” explained Kelly. Several people have brought in bikes they haven’t touched in years and Catskill CycleWorks has helped get them back on the road. While nobody knows for sure when the pandemic will be over, there is one thing that’s clear: CONTINUED ON PAGE 48

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“People are looking to get back outside after a long winter,” said Kelly. Catskill CycleWorks is currently open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. They’re closed Mondays and on Tuesdays Jon does drop offs and pickups by appointment. For more info, call (845) 482-2431 or email info@catskillcycleworks.com.

         

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Our local timber rattler’s body color may be yellow, tan, brown or gray. Dark markings appear in bands around the body, rounded toward the head and more v-shaped toward the tail.

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n 1775, leading American figure Benjamin Franklin argued that the timber rattlesnake was the ideal image for the colonies. In a newspaper article, Franklin told readers that the rattlesnake’s eyes, for example, excelled in brightness well beyond those of other animals. “She has no eyelids,” he said. “She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders. She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage... she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.” Franklin succeeded in lifting the rattlesnake’s esteem to the point that the reptile routinely graced colonial flags during the Revolutionary War. Indeed, our local big snake, the three-tofive-foot long timber rattlesnake, should command both respect from a safe distance and gratitude for keeping the rodent population (think Lyme Disease) at bay. “Snakes get a bad rap because of our unnatural fear of them,” said Wes Gillingham of Livingston Manor. He is Catskill Mountainkeeper’s associate director and a former National Park Service park ranger.

“Snakes are part of the ecosystem that keeps things in balance.” RATTLERS’ GOOD SIDE

Due to indiscriminate killing of timber rattlers and loss of their habitat, the snake is on the New York State’s Department of Conservation threatened list, making it unlawful to kill or harm them. It is also illegal to publicly disclose den locations for this protected snake, which in Pennsylvania is now listed as a species of the greatest conservation need in the state’s Wildlife Action Plan. In fact, rattlesnakes tend to be peaceable, long-lived and not inclined to bite. “Timber rattlesnakes are incredibly docile and sedentary,” Gillingham said. Timber rattlers live mainly in high terrain and prefer remote, rocky areas where they can bask in the sun. Cold-blooded, they raise their body temperature by lying in sunshine or lowering it by crawling into the shade. “I saw one swimming across the Delaware River to get in the sun,” said Gillingham, “and then swimming back at night.” At three to five feet in length, timber rattlesnakes are social with one another, banding together in pods of snakes that are related through parentage, says a Cornell University CONTINUED ON PAGE 54

Like all snakes, timber rattlers have no eyelids and never close their eyes. Between the eyes and the nostrils on both sides are the facial pits, which are small, dark heat-sensors that aid in hunting.

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A timber rattler at its den site can be hard to spot if a hiker is not keeping a sharp eye out for them.

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study. The average life span of a rattlesnake is about 15 to 20 years. Because their body temperature changes with the temperature of their surroundings, our timber rattlers do hibernate. They find caves or empty burrows and sleep until warm weather. Like snakes of all kinds, timber rattlers “walk” on their ribs, which are fastened to a section of the backbone. Each section is connected by ball-and-socket joints, giving freedom of movement. At the end of the rattlesnake’s tail is its jointed appendage, its rattle made of keratin. Needed as a warning sign because a snake can’t get away quickly, the buzzing sound of the rattle and the snake’s verbal hiss, says “Back off, you are getting too close to me.” CATCHING FOOD, COZYING UP

Helpful in food gathering is the timber rattlesnake’s facial “pit” that lies between the

eyes and the nostrils on both sides of the snake’s face. “The pits work as a satellite dish, interpreting to the brain of the rattlesnake,” said Gillingham. The facial pits pick up delicate gradations of heat from a prey animal. The snake is then able to judge the distance and direction of the warm object, striking the prey when it comes into reach. The timber rattler uses fangs to snap and strike at rodents, squirrels, frogs or young rabbits. Typically, the snake then injects its victim with venom that shoots through the hollow fangs, like medication through a needle. The snake controls how much venom it needs and will avoid venom use if it’s not

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A trip to Mullet Brook Falls STORY AND PHOTOS BY PATRICIO ROBAYO After walking a few miles, you can hear the rush of the water from the Mullet Brook hitting the rocks creating Mullet Brook Falls. After following the blue trail, you walk along the red trail and then move on to the yellow trail. The more you follow the yellow trail, you can hear the roar of the water from the falls—a few more steps, a few decibels louder. Then you are there. Mullet Brooks Falls. The sound of the water rushing and the height of the falls is awe-inspiring as you come face to face with the roaring power of nature. As you stand there watching the water cascading over the rocks and rush down, you think who has stood where you stood. Over the millions of years that the Neversink Gorge has been created, thus creating the Mullet Brook Falls, what have those falls seen? Before you head back to the trailhead and take a short drive back into Rock Hill for lunch or a refresher from the Trading Post, you look back at the Falls and say to yourself, "Yeah, I will be back." 56 • CATSKILL-DELAWARE, SUMMER 2021

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This 4.4-mile heavily trafficked loop trail is located near Rock Hill, New York. While this trail might see a lot of foot traffic, you can take advantage of all the Mullet Brook Falls’ scenic beauty if you are an early riser. It’s a perfect trail for those who want to get into hiking or just need a brisk morning walk. Grab your friends or go at it alone; the Mullet Loop

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As you walk the trails, be aware of where you are stepping. While the trail is well maintained, the trails could use some TLC after winter, but it might be a while before the trailkeepers get to the trail. So mind your step and stay safe. Trailkeepers build bridges like these to help you get over the many brooks and streams that pass through the trail.

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Every once in a while, it's a good idea to catch your breath and to admire the scenery around you. You might look down and find this rock stack formation near one of the brooks. Who made it? When did they make it? Rock stacking on trails has been done for years and was used to show the way to go. Nowadays, folks like to stack to let everyone know they were there. While it looks great, it is sometimes suggested not to do this as you disturb the natural world when you displace rocks. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 57

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Friday, May 28 Huge Spring Rummage Sale 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Huge Rummage sale to benefit Christ Lutheran Church. Masks required when shopping inside. For info call 647-9054. Christ Lutheran Church, 105 Center St., Ellenville. WSPL Virtual Craft Lovers with Raina! 4 p.m. Virtually join Raina Bowers and other Craft Lovers and learn how to make Origami Butterflies! You can find her on WSPL’s Facebook page! www.facebook.com/WesternSullivanPublicLibrary.

Saturday, May 29 Roscoe Presbyterian Church Yard Sale 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. We have tons of household items, clothing, and collectables. Rain or Shine! (When inside, CDC COVID 19 rules will be strictly followed) Call Julie for more information: (607) 498-5215. Roscoe Presbyterian Church, 1955 Old Route 17, Roscoe. Grahamsville Reformed Church Ladies Aid Bake Sale 9 a.m. till sold out! Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, brownies and assorted goodies. Grahamsville Reformed Church Hall, State Rte 55, Grahamsville. Call 985-7480 for info. Huge Spring Rummage Sale 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Huge Rummage sale to benefit Christ Lutheran Church. Bag Day! Masks required when shopping inside. For info call 647-9054. Christ Lutheran Church, 105 Center St., Ellenville. Roscoe-Rockland Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Anglers Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come see what we have! Masks are required and social distancing, please. Tables are available for $15 each – everyone welcome! You may have some items you no longer need or want, good way to get rid of them. Tables can be shared. Contact Manny Zanger at beamoc@hvc.rr.com or (607) 498-5464 for a table or two and for info. Roscoe Community Hall, Main Street, Roscoe. Special Sale at Equinunk Historical Society’s Calder Shop 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The shop features gifts, antiques, and handmade items, and is loaded with many unique and intriguing specialty choices. In addition, the Equinunk Historical Society's Calder House will be open for the first time in more than a year, from noon to 4 pm. Plan to spend at least part of your holiday week end with us. The Society is located at 1972 Pine Mill Rd., at the junction of Pine Mill Rd. and Route 191 in the center of the village. Call (570) 224-6722 for info. Time and the Valleys Museum opening with new exhibit 12 - 4 p.m. The Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, will open to the public from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The Museum will also be opening a new exhibit: One Teacher, Eight Grades, One Room, on the one room schools of the Tri-Valley area. Special for Memorial Day Weekend ONLY (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th) all visitors will receive a free postcard! For info call 985-7700, e-mail info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org. CFFCM Book Signing & Author Talk with David Coggins “The Optimist” 2 - 4 p.m. Sign up for programs and events at cffcm.com. Artist Koki Doktori Open Studio. 4 - 7 p.m. Each Image in Doktori's work is independent signifying emotional temperament and state of mind. Refreshments will be served. Located at 7 Hastings Drive in Grahamsville. For info contact Koki Doktori: 917-657-2461, www.kokidoktori.com. CFFCM Annual Dinner Banquet @ The Rockland House 6 - 9 p.m. Join us for a lively evening of good food and great prizes at our 39th Annual Dinner at the Rockland House in Roscoe. Cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, raffle and silent auction begin at 6pm followed by dinner, dessert and a live auction! Our Annual Dinner, auction, and raffle is very important to our organization. It is with these funds that we provide our many programs. For tickets visit cffcm.com or call 4394810. Farm Arts Collective presents, BLUE VALIANT, a Theatre Three Collaborative production. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are

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$25. Directed by Karen Malpede and starring George Bartenieff (The Whole World Over, Fiddler on the Roof, and Merchant of Venice) and Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Racing Demon, Dance With Me), BLUE VALIANT will play two LIVE performances only at Farm Arts Collective. Farm Arts Collective 38 Hickory Ln, Damascus, PA. For info visit farmartscollective.org.

Sunday, May 30 WSPL Take & Make: Silly funny Magnets. May 30 - June 5. All of our kits are free for children under 10 and available for contactless pickup at each branch while supplies last. Please sign up by Sunday so we can have your packet ready for you, wsplonline.org. All Aboard The Art Train! 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ride The Stourbridge Line: A Plein Air Event with PopUp Gallery. As featured artists we'll welcome the inaugural run of The Stourbridge Line “Art Train” (12PM departure round-trip, Honesdale to Hawley) as it rolls in mid-day. Visitors are welcome to meet our artists painting at the historic station on the Lackawaxen and learn about “Plein Air” or stop by our PopUp Ticket Booth Gallery with framed works available. Hawley Train Station, Hawley PA. For more info email: info@ZaneGreyPleinAir.com. Artist Koki Doktori Open Studio. 1 - 4 p.m. Each Image in Doktori's work is independent signifying emotional temperament and state of mind. Refreshments will be served. Located at 7 Hastings Drive in Grahamsville. For info contact Koki Doktori: 917-657-2461, www.kokidoktori.com.

Wednesday, June 2 Shohola Railroad and Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. Ed Nikles, Jr. of Nikles Custom Builders in Milford will bring his collection of Beverage Bottles from Pike County. If you attended Ed's presentation in April, you know how interesting it was. This discussion and display of other beverage bottles sold in the area is bound to be just as enlightening, if not more so! If you grew up in Pike County perhaps seeing some of these bottles and the brands they sported will bring back memories of a bygone time! If you didn't grow up here, come and learn about our history! All interested persons are encouraged to join the SRHS on Wed. June 2 at 7p.m. at the Shohola Municipal Building, 159 Twin Lakes Rd., Shohola, PA for this unique display and talk. Join us for refreshments. Business meeting will follow.

Friday, June 4 Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Broadway and Playhouse alum Morgan James (Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell). Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Saturday, June 5 Nature Watch at the South Road Boat Launch. Through Sunday, June 27. Join trained BKAA Nature Watch Volunteers at the South Road boat launch to learn more about the many residents of this amazing wetland. View nesting bald eagles and other birds. Equipped with two powerful spotting scopes and lots of information, volunteers will help you know the Basha Kill a little better. Bring your children, other family members and friends of all ages for some fun in the outdoors! From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday between April 24 and June 27. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, the watchdog group for this amazing, 2,000 acre wetland full of wildlife


The 25th Annual Callicoon Tractor Parade will roll through town on Sunday, June 13 at noon.

and natural beauty. thebashakill.org. Call Kevin Keller at 845-4346209 or Maryallison Farley at 845-888-0261 for more details. CFFCM Introduction to Fly Casting with Paul and Gail Gallo 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Members $35, Non-members $40. Max of 10 students, min of 4. 2 hr class, registration required. This two hour class is for beginning fly casters who have little experience with fly casting or for those who have been casting for some time but have not had formal instruction. The emphasis will be on developing a sound and effective basic cast which will serve as a reliable and effective fishing cast. The class will take place on the grass. A 5w-6w rod with line of corresponding weight in either a double or weight forward taper with leader will serve. If you don't have your own equipment it will be available at the museum on the day of the class. To register visit cffcm.com/eventscalendar. Drive-thru Chicken BBQ 1:30 p.m. till sold out! Cost $12. Chicken BBQ to benefit Sullivan Five Star Chapter 298 OES. For info call Sharon Jersey 439-3102. Masonic Lodge, Livingston Manor. Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Broadway songstress Alysha Umphress (On The Town, American Idiot). Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Sunday, June 6 “Freedom of Worship” Concert 3 p.m. A concert featuring the Four Seasons Chorale of Port Jervis, directed by Kathy Brink with special guest, organist Mark Laubach of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre at First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex Street, Port Jervis. The concert was originally scheduled for last year but due to the pandemic was postponed. The church is handicapped accessible and the audience will be asked to abide by CDC recommendations of mask wearing and social distancing. No admission fee; freewill donations accepted. For more info, call Kathy at (570) 430-1755.

Thursday, June 10

Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Annual Golf Outing & Networking Event. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce for their first-ever Golf Outing & "9-Hole Networking" at the Twin Village Golf & Winter Park. Even if you don't play golf come join us for good food, good fun and prizes! Contact the Chamber today at 845-791-4200 or visit us online at catskills.com. Twin Village Golf and Winter Park, 144 Rockland Rd, Roscoe (Across from the Roscoe Brewery). E.B. Crawford Public Library Event 6 p.m. “Sullivan County’s (Not So) Secret Civil War,” presented by Sullivan County Historian John Conway, a fascinating in-person lecture about southern sympathizers in Sullivan County during the Civil War. Conway says that while most of the County enthusiastically supported the Union cause during the Civil War, there was a very strong anti-Abraham Lincoln sentiment here, and a number of notable men were known to be Southern sympathizers, or Copperheads, as they came to be called. The program analyzes the manifestations of those sentiments, and how they

sharply divided the Village of Monticello. This program is free and open to the public, outdoors at the library at 479 Broadway in Monticello. Call the library for more info at 794-4660.

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Saturday, June 12 CFFCM Learning Slack Line Casts to Catch More Fish with Paul and Gail Gallo 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Members $35, Non-members $40. Max of 6 students, min of 4. 3 hr class, registration required. Slack line is a term used to describe a cast that enables your fly to drift in the water without being dragged by the current. To effectively fish in moving water it is essential to know how to imitate the drift of a natural insect by making a slack line cast. In this three hour class you will learn the necessary casting techniques for controlling where the slack line is placed on the water as well as the very useful reach mend. The class will take place on the grass with the opportunity to practice the casts on the Willowemoc, water level permitting. A5-6 weight rod with a double taper line of corresponding weight is preferred. If you don't have your own equipment it will be available at the museum on the day of the class. Knowledge of the basic cast is necessary for this class. To register visit cffcm.com/eventscalendar. Mountaindale Second Saturday’s Outdoor Event 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outdoor Flea + Makers Markets with live music and DJ’s every Second Saturday. Visitors are asked to maintain Covid19 guidelines such as wearing masks, using hand sanitizer/washing hands and maintaining distance from others. These events are currently still accepting new vendors! Are you an artist or creator or just have a lot of great items to sell? Anyone who is interested is urged to apply to vend at one or all of these dates for a $30 per event fee, sign up at www.VisitMountaindale.com. Grahamsville Reformed Church Roast Beef Dinner 4 - 6 p.m. Take-out only! Dinners $14. Grahamsville Reformed Church Hall, State Rte 55,

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Thursday, June 24 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Little Big Band. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

Friday, June 18 Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Popular music duo The Skivvies (Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) with special guest Tamika Lawrence. Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Friday, June 25 Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Broadway’s Power Couple! Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Broadway’s Hello, Dolly!) & Graham Rowat (Broadway’s Mamma Mia!). Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Saturday, June 19 Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Kyle Taylor Parker (Broadway’s Kinky Boots). Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Sunday, June 20 Claryville Fire Dept. All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adults: $9, Children Ages 5-11: $5, Under 5 Yrs. Free. REMINDER Masks are required and limited seat capacity! All customers who are dining in will be required to sign the Covid-19 waiver form and have their temperature taken. Take-outs are available 985-7270. $50 from the Breakfast is donated to the Claryville Reformed Church Food Pantry. 1500 Denning Rd., Claryville. Call 985-7270 for info.

Monday, June 21 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Barn Cats. The CDC guidelines will be

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Monday, June 28 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: original Poets, the Luongo Brothers and Elvis impersonator, Gino Mercuri. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central

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Friday, July 2 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Doug Smith’s Band and fireworks sponsored by the Greater Honesdale Partnership. Time to be announced. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA. Rain Date: July 3rd. Forestburgh Under The Stars 2021 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Playhouse favorite Nicholas Rodriguez (Broadway: Disney’s Tarzan) accompanied by Mark Hartman in a new show created just for Forestburgh “All is Fair in Love.” Tent seating and lawn seating will be available. Picnic baskets and refreshing cocktails are available for pre-order and an outdoor bar will be open during the events. Tickets for all outdoor concerts with reserved seating are $75. To purchase tickets: Event selection (centerstageticketing.com). All ticket-holders will receive guidelines and protocols prior to arrival and will be seated in comfortable, socially distanced locations. COVID vaccination required. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

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Tuesday, July 6 The Diamond Anniversary Revue: Celebrating 75 Years of the Forestburgh Playhouse. July 6 - 11th. Showtimes: 8PM Tuesday Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. If this Barn could talk! For 75 years, talented artists have been creating fabulous theatre memories for Playhouse Patrons. It’s time to celebrate the joy and zest of musical theatre in the Forestburgh Playhouse. In this originally conceived musical revue, you will be treated to some of the best songs and dances from Playhouse history. Our very talented Resident Company will perform the hits of the Playhouse just for you! With amazing vocals and dazzling choreography, we will celebrate the legacy of the Forestburgh Playhouse together! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

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Thursday, July 8 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Pharm. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

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Mountaindale Second Saturday’s Outdoor Event 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outdoor Flea + Makers Markets with live music and DJ’s every Second Saturday. Visitors are asked to maintain Covid19 guidelines such as wearing masks, using hand sanitizer/washing hands and maintaining distance from others. These events are currently still accepting new vendors! Are you an artist or creator or just have a lot of great items to sell? Anyone who is interested is urged to apply to vend at one or all of these dates for a $30 per event fee, sign up at www.VisitMountaindale.com.

Sunday, July 11 Callicoon Kiwanis Golf Tournament. TBA. Tennanah Lake Golf and Tennis Club in Roscoe. Contact Jim Stone at 570-445-5770 or Kim Henke at 845-887-4968 for more information.

Monday, July 12 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Farm Hands. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

Thursday, July 15 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Irish Balladeers. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

Sunday, July 18 Rock Hill Fire Dept. Drive-Thru French Toast & Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. - Noon. More info TBA. Serving local maple syrup. 61 Glen Wild Rd., Rock Hill. 23rd Annual Delaware Youth Center 5K River Run 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Delaware Youth Center is getting back to normal — or as normal as things can be. That means the annual River Run is back on … with a few changes to keep the runners, walkers, and volunteers safe! The number of runners and walkers will be limited in accordance with NYS COVID-19 safety guidelines, so sign up early to grab your spot! All proceeds benefit the Delaware Youth Center. The Delaware Youth Center River Run is one its largest and most vital fundraisers. This funding allows the DYC to operate the facility and keep the Youth Center open for another generation of Callicoon-area kids. Please visit delawareyouthcenter.org for all your race info. If you require more info email Ann Santoro, the race director, at 5k@delawareyouthcenter.org or call 887-4887.

Tuesday, July 13 Forestburgh Playhouse: Altar Boyz the Musical. Performed on the Playhouse mainstage. July 13 -25th. Showtimes: 8PM Tuesday Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christina boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham! With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz delight their audience. Also: Beehive the Musical. Performed on the Tavern Stage! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Monday, July 19 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Ekat and Friends. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

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Thursday, July 22 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: Gypsy Jazz Quintet. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. A foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious Christina boy band on the last night of their national “Raise the Praise” tour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs from Ohio: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham! With their tight harmonies and spectacular choreography, the Altar Boyz delight their audience. Also: Beehive the Musical. Performed on the Tavern Stage! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

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Repair Café at Mamakating Library 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge and to demonstrate the processes used in repair. Masks must be worn and rain will cause the event to be cancelled. Call ahead if there is a question about the weather. Bring broken or torn items that need repair, including: clothes, toys, lamps, electric clocks, small pieces of furniture, picture frames, electronics, jewelry, bicycles (for tune up) and other odd and unusual items. (Please bring any replacement parts that may be required, except lamp parts—we have those on hand.) Repair Café visitors will be registered upon arrival and will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. For info go to mamakatinglibrary.org or call (845) 888-8004. Outdoors behind the Mamakating Library at 128 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Callicoon Country Fair 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Town-wide event with art, music, food, and fun! Vendors offer antiques, art, craft, food, locally made artisan goods, flea market items, jewelry and more. Wander along the historic streets, view the architecture and admire the beautiful Delaware River. We are looking for vendors, sponsors, and volunteers! Please email events.callicoon@gmail.com for more information. Please visit our Facebook event page for updates.

Forestburgh Playhouse: The World Goes Round. July 27 - Aug. 8th. Showtimes: 8PM Tuesday - Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes 'Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. With hit songs from Chicago, Cabaret and more, The World Goes Round is a musical theatre treat for all audiences! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Thursday, July 29 Wayne County Creative Arts Council Concerts in the Park. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Featuring: The Old Time Fiddlers. The CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required and spacing of family groups in the Park. Visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org for more info. Honesdale’s Central Park, Church Street, Honesdale, PA.

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Tuesday, August 10 Forestburgh Playhouse: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Aug. 10 - 15th. Showtimes: 8PM Tuesday - Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, is filled with fun, comedy and lots of heart. Prepare to be utterly charmed and fall in love again with Charlie Brown and his friends! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Friday, August 13 -15 141st Annual Grahamsville Little World’s Fair. Aug. 13 - 15th. Features agricultural and livestock exhibits and contests, daily entertainment including live music and demonstrations, rides for all ages, an array of great food, games, vendors, and a whole lot more! Admission includes free parking, access to exhibits and contests, and free entertainment! For info visit grahamsvillefair.com. SCDW presents: Young Frankenstein. Aug. 13-15 and 20-22. General admission: $15. Senior/Student/Military: $12. The Rivoli Theater, 5342 Main St., South Fallsburg. For info visit www.scdw.net.

Saturday, August 14 Mountaindale Second Saturday’s Outdoor Event 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Outdoor Flea + Makers Markets with live music and DJ’s every Second Saturday. Visitors are asked to maintain Covid19 guidelines such as wearing masks, using hand sanitizer/washing hands and maintaining distance from others. These events are currently still accepting new vendors! Are you an artist or creator or just have a lot of great items to sell? Anyone who is interested is urged to apply to vend at one or all of these dates for a $30 per event fee, sign up at www.VisitMountaindale.com.

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Enjoy the Little World’s Fair, August 13-15 in Grahamsville. 8PM Tuesday - Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar (Barbara Streisand!). One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.

Tuesday, August 24 Forestburgh Playhouse: The World Premiere of the Revival of Babes in Arms! With Book by acclaimed Playwright Douglas Carter Beane Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hart. Aug. 24 - Sept. 5th. Showtimes: 8PM Tuesday - Saturday. Matinees: 2PM Wednesdays & 3PM Sundays. Rodger’s & Hart’s Babes in Arms, with a fresh, witty and relevant script by acclaimed Playwright, Douglas Carter Bean, is the quintessential ‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show’ musical, boasting one of the greatest scores ever written. With delightful production, numbers and classic Broadway tunes, Babes in Arms tells the story of a plucky group of young artists that want to produce and perform a musical...in a barn! What could be better for the Forestburgh Playhouse! A marvelous way to end our 75th Anniversary Mainstage Season! For info visit www.fbplayhouse.org.


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