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February 2013

Exhibit: 'APH•O•RISMS'

February 23, 2013

“APH•O•RISMS,” a mixed media group exhibition opening reception at the Alliance Gallery, 2-4pm. Free and open to the public. Show runs until March 16. Visit or call 845/252-7576.

Story time

March 2, 2013

The Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County will sponsor their monthly Story Time at the Read it Again Book Store, 11am-12 noon. All children must be accompanied by an adult, who will remain with them throughout the hour. This month will be a Dr. Seuss Celebration. Free and for children in grades K-3. 845/794-0017.

Film Screening: 'The Collector of Bedford Street'

March 9, 2013

Sponsored by SullivanArc for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in The Gloria Krause Recital Hall, 1pm. Visit or call 845/796-1350 ext. 1050.

Corned beef and cabbage dinner

March 13, 2013

Roscoe Kiwanis Club annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at Roscoe Central School Cafeteria, 5-7pm. The menu includes: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread, green cupcakes, coffee and tea. A free will offering will be accepted, and all proceeds are used for the youth of the community.

Exhibit: 'Expressions 2013'

March 9, 2013

Opening reception for "Expressions 2013," an art exhibit by people with developmental disabilities by SullivanArc at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, LOFT Gallery, 2-4pm. Free and open to the public. Visit or call 845/796-1350 ext. 1050.

Police arrest two men for possession of stolen property in Livingston Manor

On February 8, 2013, the New York State Police at Liberty arrested Travis Thomas, age 25, of Poughkeepsie, NY and Travis Morton, age 27, of Livingston Manor, NY for two felony counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree and one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Thomas was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree,a felony.  Read more

Diving for dinner

The common merganser is a fairly large and attractive duck that is frequently encountered in the Upper Delaware region. Many will recognize the deep green head of the male and tufted cinnamon head of the female. Both sexes sport long narrow bills with serrated edges that aid these diving ducks when hunting the small fish, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans and other invertebrates they prefer.  Read more

Help identifying invasives

LIBERTY, NY — Free identification services for all potential invasive species are offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County. “Invasive species are plants, animals including insects, pathogens and parasites that spread quickly and cause harm to other species,” according to Presidential Executive Order 13112. Even though only one percent of new species introduced each year become invasive, the environmental damage caused has been estimated at $138 billion a year.

Contact CCE, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd., or call 845/292-6180.

Scouts participate in derby

SHOHOLA, PA — Shohola Boy Scout Troop #76 recently participated in the 2013 Klondike Derby sponsored by the Delaware River District of the Boy Scouts of America. This year, the event was held at Thunder View Farms, Grahamsville, NY and the theme was “Down on the Farm.”

The course consisted of eight different stations including first aid, building a shelter, tree identification, fire building, bridge building and ice rescue.  Read more

Feedback sought on fee increase

MILFORD, PA — The U.S. Forest Service seeks input on a proposal to raise interpretive tour fees by $2 at Grey Towers National Historic Site. A 30-day public response period will end March 15.  Read more