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January 2012

Beekeeping seminar

February 11, 2012

Intro to beekeeping at Wayne County Visitor's Center, 11am-3pm, free. Public welcome, refreshments. RSVP: 570/497-6402.

Gas drilling awareness walk

February 4, 2012

Educate the community on the dangers of gas drilling & fracking. Meet at Central Park (north side), 1pm.

Grant funding opportunities forum

February 6, 2012

Overview of Mid-Hudson Regional Plan & what makes a good project, presentation on navigating the grant process & how to prepare at CVI Bldg., 7pm. RSVP: 845/295-2443.

Community yard sale - vendors wanted

May 26, 2012 - May 27, 2012

Vendors wanted, $10 (both days). 570/224-4377 or 224-6671.

SkillsUSA roast beef dinner

February 8, 2012

Dinner & Career & Tech Program expo at Rubin Pollack Education Center, take-out 3:30-7:30pm; sit-down 5-7:30pm, $10. Snow date: 2/9. 845/295-4152.

Skeletal Remains found in Montgomery identified

The New York State Police announce the positive identification made by the Orange County Medical Examiners Office regarding the human skeletal remains recovered on 1/16/2012 from the marshy wetlands located off of State Route 17-K in the Town of Montgomery.  Read more

New process for tourism dollars; critics call it a political payoff

The newly-seated Sullivan County Legislature on January 26 voted to change the way it awards about $700,000 in room-tax revenue to promote tourism in the county. For the past 12 years, the legislature has negotiated with and awarded a yearly contract to the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA).  Read more

New Forest Planning Rule seeks to restore nation’s forests: Final Environmental Impact Statement by US Forest Service released

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signaled the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s intent to issue a new planning rule for America’s 193-million acre National Forest System that seeks to deliver stronger protections for forests, water, and wildlife while supporting the economic vitality of rural communities, by releasing online a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule. (See the PEIS at www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule).  Read more

Knitting workshop

February 8, 2012

Learn knitting basics at 14th St., 6:30-8pm. Transition Honesdale/SkillShare event. 570/253-8475.

Equine environmental stewardship

April 5, 2012

Horse owners learn new info that benefits horses, farms & environment at Penn State Ext. office through 4/26 (4 sessions), 7-9:30pm, $45. RSVP: WayneExt@psu.edu or 570/253-5970.