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March 2011

Sign-up open for Lego contest

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Children ages five through 12 can test their building skills at the 5th Annual Children’s Lego Contest during the free Wayne County Builders Association Home and Garden Festival. The contest will be held Saturday, April 30 during the two-day WCBA Home and Garden Festival, at Ladore Camp & Conference Center, in Waymart. Contestant sign-in begins Saturday at 1 p.m.; the contest runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Two age groups are eligible: five-to eight-year-olds and nine-to-12-year-olds. Pre-registration is required. Prizes will be awarded in each age category.  Read more

Honesdale’s Roots & Rhythm: Who could ask for anything more?

Before we know it, our parkas will be put away, we’ll be relaxing at our favorite swimmin’ holes and the lawnmowers will be humming. I’m already humming a different tune, having attended the annual Roots & Rhythm Arts and Music Festival kick-off party (and fund raiser) last week at the Narrowsburg Inn.

A nice crowd was on hand to lend their support and dig into their pockets while several great acts performed, whetting my appetite for the sixth annual music and arts festival, slated for June 18 in Honesdale, PA.  Read more

SW’s rite of winter passage

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The warm afternoon sun felt wonderful on my face as I sat outside on a balmy St. Patrick’s Day, the morning after Sullivan West’s winter awards presentation held on the evening of March 16. Following a welcome by high school principal Margy Tenbus, athletic director Dave Franskevicz introduced the coaches and referenced Rachel Deppa, who finished 10th in NYS in the 1500 race walk, and Drew Billard, who finished 33rd in the slalom at the state Alpine ski championships and 40th in the giant slalom competition.  Read more

CHARLES K. HATTON JR.

Charles K. Hatton Jr. of Honesdale, PA passed away Sunday March 20, 2011, at Fox Chase Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 71.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Annetta Freiermuth. The couple married on April 25, 1964.

Born July 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Charles K. Hatton Sr. and the late Anna Lourdes Fox Hatton. He was a graduate of the Honesdale High School.  Read more

BLANCHE A. MASTERS

Blanche A. Masters, a lifetime Monticello, NY resident, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. She was 80.

The daughter of the late William and Sabina Lopez Chavez Drennon, she was born November 12, 1930, in Monticello.

Blanche was the owner of Blanche’s Diner in Mongaup Valley, NY. She was a member of the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church and the White Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens.  Read more

THOMAS E. MITCHELL

Thomas E. Mitchell, of Liberty, NY passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. He was 58.

The son of the late Clifford and Nancy O’Connor Mitchell, he was born on April 24, 1952.  Read more

JOAN A. TYLER

Joan A. Tyler of Beach Lake, PA died unexpectedly, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at home. She was 70.

Mrs. Tyler was born June 5, 1940, in Honesdale, PA, the daughter of the late Harold and Ethel Mae (Hogancamp) Kennedy.

She was a retired seamstress who enjoyed bingo, her computer and yardwork. She loved her dog, Suzy. Her vacations were bus trips, Yankee games and train rides. Mrs. Tyler was a member of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church and the Pleasure Riders Motorcycle Group.  Read more

MAUREEN ULEANO

Maureen Uleano of Monroe, NY, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at home. She was 52.

Daughter of Elizabeth Gillespie Kiltie and the late Thomas Kiltie, she was born March 20, 1958 in Kilwinning, Scotland.

Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Kiltie of Shohola, PA; sons Bernard A. Uleano of Sonyea, NY and Thomas Uleano of Monroe, NY; and brother Robert Kiltie of St. Louis, IL.

Visitation was held on Friday, March 11 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, Monroe. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.  Read more

Keeping secrets

How well do you keep a secret? When your best friend tells you something in confidence, do you tell your husband and no-one else? Do you tell a small circle of friends and hope they’ll keep it in the circle? In my experience, keeping a secret that doesn’t involve our personal safety is rare and difficult.  Read more

Sharing the riches

As you report, our state administration has passed a budget that reduces funding for public schools. That means we will have increased property taxes to make up shortfalls in every school district in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.  Read more