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December 2012

Christmas with The Crackers: A ‘Toys for Tots’ benefit concert

HONESDALE, PA — A benefit concert for The Marine Corps Reserve Toys-for-Tots program will be held at The Cooperage on Friday, December 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. with musical performances by The Crackers, Fiddlin’ Around, Midnight Slim with Laurianne, Little Sparrow and The Uphill String Band.

All proceeds stay local and help provide toys to children in Wayne and Pike counties. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or $10 (toys for teenage boys are particularly needed).

Visit www.thecooperageproject.org.

Holiday artisans’ market at The Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — The Cooperage will hold a Holiday Artisans’ Market on December 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 20 local and regional vendors will sell jewelry, toys, home decorations, pottery, paintings and prints, fragrant candles, hand-blended teas, children’s books, vintage bags, greenery, maple syrup, handmade chocolates, artisan pastries and more.  Read more

Local pilots, medics fly relief missions to Haiti; The gift of helping people one flight at a time

CHERRY RIDGE, PA — Starting more than two years ago, a group of pilots, nurses and doctors from our region began flying missions of mercy to Haiti. You may call them angels, if you want, but they call their organization Archangel Airborne. Recently their help was needed closer to home when, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they organized relief flights to several hard-hit communities in New Jersey and on Staten Island and Long Island.  Read more

Take a Hike – or Six!

All exercise has health advantages, but hiking may be one of the best activities on the long list of options that move us because of its benefits to body, mind and soul. Is there really anything better to do on a perfect fall afternoon than to enjoy a simple sojourn with friends or family into our local wetlands, uplands and forests?  Read more

Counting birds for Christmas

As the warm spell of the first week of December ends, there have been quite a few species of fall and winter birds spotted. Buffleheads, common and hooded mergansers, and ring-billed gulls are present on the nearby lakes, while passerines such as pine siskins partake at bird feeders. There have already been snowy owl sightings in New York State.  Read more

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and the Eagle Institute team up

LACKAWAXEN, PA and BETHEL, NY — On Saturday, December 1, the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (Conservancy) hosted a successful Volunteer Training Day to launch the first winter eagle monitoring season with the Eagle Institute as part of the Conservancy. The Conservancy also officially opened the Delaware Highlands Conservancy/Eagle Institute winter field office in Lackawaxen.  Read more

Great starts and noble finishes

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — We’re just one week into the winter season and already compelling action on the hardwood is front and center.  Read more

December 6, 2012 - December 13, 2012

Michael J. Casey

Michael J. Casey of Afton, NY passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was 63.

A memorial service was held Saturday, December 8 for family and friends at the home of Stanley and Jan Phillips, 136 Hodge Rd., Bainbridge, NY.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorial contributions to the Veterans Affairs or to your local SPCA, in memory of Michael J. Casey.

Alan “Moon” Joseph Gorr
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Peter “Pete” Toscano

Peter “Pete” Toscano, longtime resident of Lake Huntington, NY passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was 82.

The son of the late Frank Toscano and Nardina Lella Toscano, he was born August 23, 1930 in New York City. He was married to Anita Toscano for 49 years. Pete served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and was a member of the Catskill Detachment Marine Corps League and the Knights of Columbus.

A family statement reads:  Read more

Lorraine Lee Davis

Lorraine Lee Davis of Beach Lake, PA died Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2012, at the Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

The daughter of the late Jay and Nora Moore Stewart, she was born in Liberty, NY on June 5, 1950, a few minutes after her twin sister, Linda.

Lorraine graduated from Narrowsburg High School in 1968 and had several jobs in the area. Her last was in the housekeeping division of the Woodloch Pines Resort.

She was the widow of Thomas E. Davis, whom she married on December 28, 1979 in Narrowsburg, NY.  Read more