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December 2012

Childcare provider training

December 12, 2012

Commissioners’ Meeting room of the Pike County Administration Bldg., 6-8pm. Topic: Planning a Curriculum to Fit Your Space. Participants will identify ways to best utilize their environment to maximize children's potential to learn. Cost: $5.00. Registration is required by December 7, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. Call 570/296-3400.

Childcare provider training

December 11, 2012

Wayne County Extension Office, 6:30-8:30pm. Topic: Working with Mixed Age Groups. Participants will learn how to extend lesson plans through different age groups. Cost: $5. Registration is required by December 8, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. 570/253-5970, ext 4110.

Cashed Fools at The Nutshell

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Cashed Fools will play at The Nutshell as part of their album release tour on Tuesday, December 11 at 8 p.m. The Cashed Fools is a Boston-based Bluesadelic Funkacide group featuring drummer Neal 'FRO' Evans of Dopapod.

Opening for them is Sullivan County based band the Great Danes, featuring special fill-in bassist Eric Delaurencio.

The cost is $6 at the door. All ages are welcome. The Nutshell's classic beer and wing special is back on just for this night, a pitcher of beer and ten wings for $10.

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USDA urges private forest landowners with damage to contact FSA

WALTON, NY — Private landowners with forest that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy are urged to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for information on the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP). EFRP provides assistance to landowners of private forest land to help carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. The FSA office’s phone number is 607/865-4005 or email barbara.davidowsky@ny.usda.gov.  Read more

Winter survival hike at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host a winter survival hike on Saturday, December 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Read more

Tip it up!

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Forget the cold of winter—because from now until the Ides of March it’s all about the heat in high school gyms, as basketball fires up countless zealots of the rock. While it’s true that every sport has its own unique allure, none surpasses basketball for its concentrated indoor intensity.

Tournament play and non-league games are first on the docket.  Read more

Deadline extended for PA photo contest

PENNSYLVANIA – Many readers of The River Reporter who enjoy the River Talk column’s weekly images of nature are themselves handy with a camera. Based on some of the photos we’ve received from readers over the years, we know there are a good number of folks out there dedicated to capturing beautiful photos of the abundant wildlife and waterways in the Upper Delaware region.  Read more

Airplane scare

Emily and I stand in the Beijing airport looking for the Delta desk to check in. It’s five in the morning and we are on our way back to New York. We push a cart full of bags through the large terminal.

After traveling for 10 days, we are both pretty ready to be home and I am jokingly grumbling about the lack of freedom, news and manners. With perfect timing a guy bumps into me and says nothing. “You see what I’m talking about?”  Read more

It’s a wonderful life

My desk is cluttered more than usual this week. Flyers, cards, and scraps of paper litter my world as I attempt to unravel what I’ve accomplished over the last few daze and determine what lies ahead. As if I weren’t dizzy enough, I’m sick. Right on schedule (or so it would seem) I have a cold that has socked me with a one-two punch that has forced me to slow down a bit and take care of myself. “No rest for the weary” echoes in my addled brain, as I heave my tired old bones out of bed and review my notes.  Read more

December holiday tours at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA — Grey Towers National Historic Site will offer guided holiday tours of the decorated mansion from Monday, December 10 through Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Members of the Milford Garden Club will decorate the 1886 mansion, formerly the home of Gov. Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service.  Read more