Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "Sullivan County has arranged to place dumpsters at the following locations, in conjunction with the Town governments to collect Storm Debris associated with Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will reimburse the County for these costs. Read more
While many animals weather unusual events like last week’s hurricane better than humans do, there are impacts nonetheless that affect wildlife in various ways.
In addition to potentially dangerous factors such as toppled or dangling trees and downed powerlines, some species, such as tree-nesting birds, may lose the shelter of their homes. Others may be forced to adapt to serious habitat destruction. Read more
If you’re thinking about taking a hike in a park or wooded area after Hurricane Sandy, your favorite hiking trail is going to look totally different today than it did a week ago. Trees and branches are likely to be down and trees will have lost most if not all of their leaves. Read more
KINGSTON, NY — Lost in the furious scramble to celebrate championship victories and the heroics that marshal such wins in playoff games are the more important and enduring values gained from athletic endeavors. Perseverance, in the face of adversity, teamwork, self-discipline, and striving to attain reachable goals have a much longer shelf life than wins that will erelong be forgotten. As the late John Wooden, the legendary men’s basketball coach at UCLA once noted, “Success is knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” Read more
DELAWARE WATER GAP — Because of the new Barnes Foundation, the PoconoArts ArtVenture trip to the Barnes & Rodin Museums has been rescheduled for Monday, November 19.
The Barnes was very sympathetic to the many issues arising from Hurricane Sandy and offered to reschedule so that no one who wanted to visit would be left out.
If you were unable to go on Monday, but are available on November 19, reserve your seat as soon as possible. PoconoArts needs to give the Barnes a definite number by November 13. Read more
ROCK HILL, NY — Midnight Slim/Fred Scribner and The Sullivan present the first annual Sullivan County Blues & Music Fest on November 23 and 24 at The Sullivan, featuring regional and national blues and music acts including Alexis P Suter, Chris O’Leary, Murali Coryell, Big Joe Fitz, Petey Hop, Bobby Kyle, Frank Latorre, Midnight Slim, Dan Brother, Pauly DiDio, Rob Cannillo, Ken Bowles and more special guests. Read more
PORT JERVIS, NY — In honor of National Novel Writing Month, The Hub at The Port Jervis Free Library will host local author William Webster for a program about self-publishing on Thursday, November 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word (approximately 175-page) novel by 11:59:59 on November 30. Read more
DAMASCUS, PA — There will be a craft fair on Saturday, November 10 at the Damascus Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Tri-Gal 4-H Club will provide refreshments and a 50/50 raffle will be held with proceeds going to the Damascus Community Center.
Call 570/729-8320 or 570/224-4217.
PORT JERVIS, NY — The Drew United Methodist Church will hold a pancake supper on Monday, November 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. It includes pancakes, home-fries, sausage, scrambled eggs, beverages, applesauce and syrup. Take-outs are available.
The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under age 10. Call 845/856-3423.