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November 2011

Free-form winter lantern workshop

December 14, 2011

Seasonal craft workshop at the library, 5:30pm.

Free-form winter lantern workshop

December 13, 2011

Seasonal craft workshop at the library, 5:30pm.

Open house

December 3, 2011
December 4, 2011

Stepping Tones Pre-school (Janice Center), 2:30-4pm. 845/482-3324.

Holiday lighting contest

December 8, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Two categories & separate judging for homes & businesses. Must register by 12/14: 845/858-4017, judging 12/18 (lights on by 5pm).

You've got to have friends

Before I drove to Pittsburgh, PA to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends, I thought about all of the songs that have been written on the subject and selected my CDs for the ride with that in mind. Nostalgic to a fault, I prepared myself for the eight-hour drive by choosing the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Road Trippin’” to begin my journey, and headed out in the pouring rain—which stayed with me throughout the 400 miles, door to door.  Read more

Rotary helps local food pantries

PORT JERVIS, NY — Every year during the holiday season, the Port Jervis Rotary Club, along with many other community service groups, collects food donations for the local food pantries. The local church food pantries as well as Easter Seals Project Discovery need help to keep up with demand in this economy and appreciate any donation that you are able to make. Shown are Rotarians Debbie Valentine and Joe Neenan passing out information to shoppers. Email amador@hvc.rr.com.

Eldred trees an opportunity for giving

ELDRED, NY — The four corners in Eldred will be host to a miniature sized Santa’s village featuring Santa’s home, Santa’s toy workshop, Rudolph’s barn and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. At the village, there are five special themed Christmas trees: a tree on which you can place ornaments to recognize our troops overseas; a tree under which you can place non-perishable food items for Sullivan County food pantries; a tree dedicated to pet owners which will accept pet items to benefit the animal shelters in the area; a St.  Read more

Roscoe Toys for Tots

ROSCOE, NY — Elliott & Pomeroy Real Estate will be sponsoring their annual Toys for Tots for the 2011 Christmas season. Drop your new unwrapped toy at 1922 Old Route 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. The last day for drop-off is Tuesday, December 22. Call 845/439-3990, ext. 305.

Giving Tree at Peck’s

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Giving Tree project, a traditional Christmas effort of the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Auxiliary, is now underway. A tree has been placed at Peck’s Market on Kirk Road bearing tags listing age and gender of a child in the area. Donors are asked to leave unwrapped gifts (maximum cost $10), along with the tag selected, at Peck’s Market before December 12. Volunteers will sort, wrap and arrange pickup of the gifts by Christmas.