Join Jan Lakuta on a trip north in search of eagles. Meet at Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 9am-3pm. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River and the Eagle Institute. Bring a lunch and camera, and dress in warm layers. Call by January 19 to reserve a seat in the van. Cost: $25. 570/828-2319, www.peec.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Dessert Extravaganza is being held to benefit the Bethel Literacy Center and the Past Perfect Bookstore at Friends Restaurant, 1-3pm. The tax-deductible donation is $15 a person, $25 per couple. 845/583-5898.
Pike County Hands of Hope prayer meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of Milford, 10-11am.
The first Greater Honesdale Partnership monthly business owners’ and employees get-together of 2013 will be held at Fins and Feathers, 7:30am. All local area business owners and their employees are invited and encouraged to attend. 570/253-5492.
On January 15, 2013 State Police at Liberty arrested ALAIN DELMONT, age 44, of Woodbourne, NY after an investigation into the theft of several checks from a Mountaindale resident. Investigation revealed that over the course of the past several months, Delmont had stolen the checks, forged and cashed them at several locations throughout Sullivan County. In total, Delmont stole over $5300 from the victim’s checking account. Read more
When the winds howl and sleet sheets across the landscape, our fellow feathered residents adapt to challenging conditions in a variety of ways.
Some of the most visible can be observed by paying attention to the trees we see, inspecting their trunks for openings and peering up at their tops for collections of leaves, branches or twigs.
Cavity nesters, such as red-bellied woodpeckers and yellow-bellied sapsuckers, excavate holes in trees, thereby providing shelter and nest sites. Read more
CANNONSVILLE RESERVOIR, NY — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a new, one-year pilot program, beginning in April, that will allow electric trolling motors for permitted boats fishing at Cannonsville Reservoir. This move follows last year’s expansion of recreational boating, and it marks the first time motorized boats for fishing will be allowed on any of DEP’s upstate reservoirs. Read more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As winter sports approach their midway point, certain athletes and teams are surging to the forefront. With the exception of Division IV boys basketball, which has already been clinched by James I. O’Neill (9-0, 4-0 OCIAA) by dint of their season-sweeping 62-40 win over Sullivan West, the other division races and bids for sectional contention in boys basketball are still up for grabs. A number of Sullivan County teams still have their hats in the ring as they continue to evince records of at least .500 overall in league play. Read more
STROUDSBURG, PA — The Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society presents its 13th annual Winterfest on January 25, 26 and 27, a weekend of acoustic music and fun, featuring bands at many sites in the Stroudsburg community. Musicians are encouraged to bring their banjos, guitars, fiddles and all sorts of acoustic instruments, as jamming is encouraged at most of the activities. Read more