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December 2011

Kindergarteners recreate Whoville

LIBERTY, NY —Whoville has sprung off the pages of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and taken form as a model village at Liberty Elementary School (LES).

Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic was recreated by LES Kindergarteners, with each student turned into a “Who.” Even the Grinch can be found hiding out in Mount Crumpit.  Read more

White Sulphur Springs School holds concert

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NY —The White Sulphur Springs School at Sullivan BOCES held its annual winter concert on December 20. Solo performances at the event were given by Jonathan Male, Zachariah Jahn and Shelby Cooper. Participants even had the pleasure of a visit from Santa Claus when he flew in to sing “Winter Wonderland” with Dana Brown, a high school student at the Rubin Pollack Education Center. An elmentary school art show also accompanied the concert.

New Year’s service

BEACH LAKE, PA — The Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will welcome in the new year with a service of shared readings and brunch on Sunday, January 1, 2012. The gathering will be held at the Berlin Township Community Center at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite reading about new beginnings and a dish to share to welcome in the new year and a new start to an intentional year of spiritual exploration and growth. Visit or call 845/252-6626.

Sullivan West Elementary PTSO Food Drive

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan West Elementary PTSO food bank chairperson, Amanda Adams, recently asked the students to help support the needy families in our area. The response was overwhelming. Hundreds of non-perishable food items were collected from all the students in grades pre-K to 6. The items will be shared with the Jeffersonville Food Pantry at the Presbyterian Church, the White Lake Shepherd’s Pantry and the food pantry in Narrowsburg. The Sullivan West PTSO elves, Debbie Campanelli, left, and September Rielly, collected the items door to door.

Twin Cedars donates to needy in Africa

SHOHOLA, PA — Twin Cedars Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Shohola, is working in conjunction with Aliton’s Pharmacy in Port Jervis and Humble Helping Ministries to collect donated medical equipment and supplies and to redistribute them to people in need in Africa. Carl Braunagel will deliver the supplies to the Village of Accraa, in West Ghana, Africa. He departs for his first mission on January 11, 2012.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Twin Cedars Senior Living will donate a surplus of walkers, canes and assistive devices to Braunagel’s mission.  Read more

Locally shot film to be screened for CineArt

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance CineArt feature for January is “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (R), a movie about a cult that was filmed and edited in Sullivan County in the summer of 2010. Screenings will be held at the Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main Street, from Friday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 10. Screenings are at 7:30 daily with additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Read more

Garden club announces holiday decorating contest winners

ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe-Rockland Garden Club has announced the winners of its Holiday Decorating Contest, who hale from Shandelee, Deckertown, Morsston, Johnston Flat and downtown Livingston Manor.

The first prize in the commercial category went to Lanza’s Country Inn, with the second prize in that category going to the Wildlife Gift Shop.  Read more

2011 Milestones by the Month - January, February, March


Delaware named Pennsylvania River of the Year for 2011.

Sullivan farmers consider micro dairies.  Read more

Birds, stand up and be counted!

Along with the winter holiday season comes a time for birdwatchers to take to the field and survey the species and numbers of birds they see. Any bird gets counted; if it has feathers and not in a cage, it gets tallied. This is the time for the Christmas Bird Count (CBC).  Read more

Garden design seminar

FERNDALE, NY — Learn how to incorporate the plants you love into the space you have at Sullivan Renaissance’s seminar entitled “Elements of Design” on Wednesday, January 4 at 7 p.m. at the CVI Center. Presented by gardening expert Mary Lewis, this seminar will help individuals and groups begin garden projects by exploring the elements of garden design. Topics will include site assessment, design and color theory, plant choice and arrangement, and Sullivan Renaissance garden design requirements.  Read more