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December 2012

Holiday gift market slated for Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — Narrowsburg’s first annual Indie Holiday Market will be held every Saturday and Sunday from now through December 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Dock. (Directions: At the bridge, follow the gravel road toward the gazebo, keep following road under the bridge and keep going.) Featured gift items include art, furniture, fashion, knits, jewelry, folk art, holiday cards, local pancake mix and honey.

Christmas story time

MILFORD, PA — The Ann Street School will host “Story Time with Mrs. Claus” on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 12noon. Children are invited to hear a special story from Mrs. Claus, make a holiday craft, eat some yummy treats and have a photo taken with Mrs. Claus. The cost is $5 per child, with an additional fee of $3 for a photo.

The Ann Street School is located in the Milford United Methodist Church, 206 East Ann St. Call 570/296-6124.

‘Giving Tree’ provides Christmas gifts for children

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Giving Tree project, a traditional Christmas effort of the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Auxiliary for over 20 years, is now underway at Peck’s Market, Kirk Road, where a tree bearing tags that list the age and gender of a child in the area may be found. Donors are asked to chose a tag and leave it with an unwrapped gift (maximum cost $10) at Peck’s before December 15. Volunteers will sort, wrap and arrange pickup of the gifts by Christmas to make the holidays happier for these children.  Read more

A perfect place to play; Church and scouts gift New Hope Manor with new playground

By SANDY LONG

BARRYVILLE, NY — Sometimes the perfect partnerships come together like pieces of a puzzle falling neatly into place, solving a problem while uniting people in a common goal.

That’s just what happened at New Hope Manor (NHM), an all-female residential substance abuse treatment community in Barryville that is one of very few such facilities that also accommodate residents’ infants and young children, allowing mother and child to remain together.  Read more

November 29, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Rosemary Anderson

Rosemary Anderson, a longtime area resident, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 69.

Funeral services were at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Middletown, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roscoe Nursing Home, 420 Rockland Rd., Roscoe, NY 12776.

Lauren Decker

Lauren Decker of Dingmans Ferry, PA died Sunday, November 25, 2012. He was 76.  Read more

Michael J. Casey

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

He was born April 8, 1949 in Syracuse, NY to James and Doreen (Jamison) Casey. He was employed at RJE Telecom LLC as a field engineer.  Read more

Charlotte H. Schroedel

Charlotte H. Schroedel of Eldred, NY, a longtime resident, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. She was 87.

The daughter of the late Anthony and Christina Leavenworth Hirsch, she was born December 21, 1924 in Bronx, NY. Charlotte was the widow of Edwin W. Schroedel, who had passed away January 4, 2012. They were married for 57 years.  Read more

Patricia Prendergast

Patricia Prendergast of Beach Lake, PA passed away on November 23, 2012 at Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA.

Pat was born in Brooklyn on September 13, 1936, the daughter of the late James and Moira Prendergast. She pursued a career in banking, retiring as a VP at Citi Bank in NYC.  Read more

Sandy’s Legacy

We will always remember Hurricane Sandy. Not for the mighty wrath of her destruction, but for the odd serendipity of her timing.  Read more

Future leaders of America

Girl Scouts have been around since the year 1912. From Daisy, to Brownie, to Junior, to Cadette, to Senior, to Ambassador, the experience is extraordinary. Active in the community, offering help as much as they can, involving young girls in different experiences, and being role models and future leaders to people everywhere, it’s what they do. They are always ready to assist anyone and are prepared to make a difference. I know it may seem like Girl Scouts between the ages of 6 to 18 (plus their amazing leaders) can’t make a significant impact in society, but you would definitely be surprised.  Read more