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May 2011

A garden tour ticket for Mothers Day

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Tickets are now on sale for the Sullivan County Garden Tour, sponsored by SullivanArc and Sullivan Renaissance, in time for Mothers Day. The tour itself will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is self-guided, with maps provided the day of the tour. It will feature about eight private gardens in Sullivan County, and there will be a private reception following the tour for ticket-holders.

Gardens from the 2010 tour can be seen at gallery.me.com/sullivanarc#100004&bgcolor=black&view=grid.  Read more

Native plants walk

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, PA — Dr. Ann Rhoads, author and botanist, will lead a native plants walk at the Delaware Township’s Akenac Park property, a part of the five-year anniversary celebration for the Pike County Scenic Rural Character Preservation Program on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be light refreshments. The walk is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Email info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570/226-3164.

River cleanup and barbeque for fly fishers

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On May 7, join the Long Island Fly Rodders to clean the Willowemoc Creek and Beaverkill River. Participating in the 2011 Stream Clean will be the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Long Island Boy Scouts, and members of the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. There will be a barbeque at 1 p.m., followed by fishing. There will be a free casting clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and fly tying demonstrations in the museum. Call 845/439-4810.

Walking on water: pond skating in the summer

The spring emergence of insects is now well under way, benign and pesky alike. One of the more fascinating critters that are now visible is the pond skater, a member if the Gerridae family, which comprise several surface-dwelling insect species.  Read more

Driver backs into utility pole

On 05/03/2011, the Honesdale Borough Police investigated a collision involving a Waste Management Garbage truck that had backed into a PP&L Utility pole. The operator, 51 year old David White of Waymart, was backing down Dein Street to pick up trash. White became distracted and backed into the utility pole.

White and his passenger were not injured. The garbage truck did not sustain any damage. The utility pole was broken in half as a result of this collision.

No charges filed against the driver in this incident. Patrolman Ronald Kominski investigated.

Public drunkenness and disorderly conduct

On 04-30-2011 at 3:17 a.m., the Honesdale Borough Police were called to a residence on Grandview Avenue for a report of a person banging on the front door attempting to gain entry to the residence.

Upon arrival at that location police found 31-year-old Christopher Mizwinski hiding nearby. Mizwinski appeared intoxicated and, according to the complainant, had been banging on the door at the residence on Grandview Avenue in an attempt to gain entry.

Mizwinski was issued two non-traffic citations, one for public drunkenness and the other for disorderly conduct, both summary offenses.  Read more

Porch roof damaged

On 05/03/2011, the Honesdale Borough Police investigated a report of a damaged roof located at 1539 West Street. Sometime within the last week an unknown type vehicle backed into the home. The home sustained damage to the porch roof and the siding.  Read more

It doesn't work

It was announced with much enthusiasm back in 2007. Don Perry, then the vice president of the Sullivan County Partnership of Economic Development, told lawmakers that a Japanese company called Environmental Technologies, Inc. (ETI) would build a brand new experimental type of windmill, one with a vertical axis, and erect it on the campus of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC).  Read more

Facing Phish facts

The list of businesses that have already benefitted from the scheduled Phish concerts include Creekside Cabins in Roscoe, Days Inn in Liberty and the Sat Nam Inn-Bed & Breakfast in Hurleyville, all of which are listed as sold out for Memorial Day weekend.

Some rooms and camp sites, however, are still available. Many are listed in the Phish Guide at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts website, www.bethelwoodscenter.org.  Read more

Tusten voters to decide bookkeeper issue

It’s an issue that has centered on trust and control. Some members of the board don’t trust the supervisor to hire a bookkeeper who will serve the best interests of the town. The supervisor, as the elected official who is responsible for the town’s finances, says she needs to have control over the hiring of the bookkeeper so she can hire someone who will cooperate with her.  Read more