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"The Earth is what we all have in common"- Wendell Berry.

A published man of poetry, fiction and essays, Berry's best known work titled “The Unsettling of America,” argued that responsible, small-scale agriculture is essential to the preservation of the land and the culture. Living disconnected from modern life, Berry resides in Kentucky in a county of less than 100 people with no computer, cell phone or answering machine.

As we approach the 2021 Earth Day and look back on the past year, there's been no shortage of ups and downs. Some of us may have taken up Wendell Berry's way of life, disconnected from it all and found the connection we were seeking. Perhaps you can find a connection at Bread Lock Park, where Michael Muckle snapped the photo above earlier this week.

Our Warren County Wanderings issue this week has several earthly events including a river clean up hosted by Musconetcong Watershed Association, Household Hazardous Waste Collection for county residents, a yard sale hosted by the Blair Women's Club and UACNJ's astronomy presentation. As the spring and summer come into full swing, look for a virtual run hosted by MWA and the 11th annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest.

Live music is perking up, too, so scroll down and Happy Wanderings!


Starting April 14, 2021

This Week: 

Women's Playwright Series presented by Centenary Stage Company

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30pm

The first in this series is Atlas the Lonely Gibbon by playwright, Deborah Yarchun. In this darkly comedic thriller set in the future, Irene, a 28-year-old journalist, has recently had her job downgraded to editing AI (Artificial Intelligence)-generated articles. Her husband, David, is a cybercrime journalist who introduces more than enough technologies into their home, with unnerving consequences.

WPS offers playwrights the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors in a workshop rehearsal process, and to hear their work in front of a live audience. Lively talk-backs with the playwright and cast follow each presentation. Tickets are to be reserved in advance with a $5 donation.

River Clean Up hosted by MWA

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Dirty hands make a clean river! Join MWA for their annual river clean up along the Musconetcong River. Choose from 19 locations from Lake Hopatcong to the Delaware River. All supplies are provided for each volunteer.

Blair Women's Club of Blairstown Yard Sale at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

It's that time of year for warm weather, beautiful flowers and yard sales galore! Sponsored by Blair Women's Club of Blairstown and hosted by Brook Hollow Winery comes your time to find some treasures! April 17 from 10am- 4pm and all proceeds benefit service projects and charitable donations.

Music Under the Arbor Returns to Alba Vineyard

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:30pm

Spring is here and it’s opening weekend for Music under the Arbor! The Jeff Bellfy Band will kick off the season on Saturday from 1-4:30pm. The Hazelrigg Brothers will perform on Sunday from 1-4:30pm. Culinary treats available for purchase. Walk-ins for 2-4 adults: tables are first come, first serve; tables for 5-6 adults require a reservation.

Afternoon Live Music at Brook Hollow Winery

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 4:03pm

Visit Brook Hollow Winery and Event Facility for live music each weekend day: Scott Messina on Saturday and Geroge Baier on Sunday. You are invited to support local proprietors by purchasing a meal from the many restaurants in the area and enjoy it on the outside covered porch patio with a bottle of Brook Hollow Wine.

Virtual Wine and Chocolate pairing with Villa Milagro

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 6:30pm

Share a super-indulgent evening with our winemaker as she guides you to taste and pair two different wines with six different handmade, local chocolates. Learn how best to pair decadent, flavor-exploding chocolate with wine.


Chili Weekends @ Four Sisters

Saturday, April 10, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 11, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

Are you feeling spicy? Four Sisters is cooking up chili every weekend in April. Their homemade Farmhouse recipe is on the menu this weekend and ready to be paired with one of their many wines! No reservations are required.

Community Corner: 
Plan Ahead: 

Phillipsburg Rotary Club Live Auction

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021

Join the Phillipsburg Rotary club for a virtual live auction. Pre-bidding starts Wednesday, April 21 @ 10am and runs until Friday, April 23 when the live auction will be taking place @ 7pm. The first 35 registrants will be entered to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card.

A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by CSC

Thursday, April 22, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021

Four brawling lovers, caught in a dispute of increasingly magical proportions; a crew of keen mechanicals, determined to give it their all; and one roguish sprite, hell-bent on causing as much havoc as possible. What could possibly go wrong? Join Centenary Stage Company for one of Shakespeare's magical plays. This show will be in person and live streamed.

10th Annual Bi- State Shad Fishing Contest

Thursday, April 22, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021

Come celebrate the American Shad this spring by joining other anglers in their pursuit of the best Shad! This fish makes its spawning run up the Delaware River every year.

Take-out Roast Beef Dinner at Buttzville UMC

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Stay safe inside your vehicle! Take-out only Roast Beef dinner with dessert. $15 per meal. Please drive in the back (cemetery entrance) to payment station near the clothing shed, then proceed to the take-out window where a runner will take your tickets and bring your to-go bags to you. 908-453-2301.

Run for the River hosted by MWA

Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Saturday, May 15, 2021

Run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, fish or even garden for the Musky. This year's event is virtual to help support the efforts of the Musconetcong Watershed Association. Share your experiences with friends and family and then share on social media.

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