The meeting of the Sullivan County Health and Family Services Meeting was packed with onlookers at the government center on June 6, with many people coming to show support for Dr. David Sager, who had recently been fired from his job as deputy commissioner of the Division of Family Services (DFS). Read more
“We Few, We Happy Few,” an exhibit of sculpture and drawings by Matt Pozorski opens with a reception at the Delaware Arts Center’s Loft Gallery, 7-9pm. The exhibit will be on view through July 6. Free and open to the public. Visit www.ArtsAllianceSite.org or call 845/252-7576.
Pike County officials are hoping that new legislation proposed in Harrisburg will divert “a lot of expense” for homeowners who would have to modify waterfront on-lot sewage systems under new PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) policy.
Pike Commissioners’ Chair Rich Caridi said at the meeting on June 6 that area Assembly and state Senate members have proposed legislation to mitigate the new policy. Read more
Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, June 4. Only one of the eight trotters in the race finished, and the race was declared a non contest by the judges and all wagers were refunded. Read more
It’s turtle time in the Upper Delaware River region—time to watch out for dark disc-like shapes along area roadways as turtles move about seeking areas of dirt and gravel in which to deposit their eggs.
This common and attractive turtle exhibits a combination of deep green, black, bright red and yellow coloring. It is often seen basking on logs and rocks in ponds, lakes and wetlands to regulate body temperature. Like snakes, turtles are “poikilothermic,” meaning that their body temperature is largely affected by the temperature of their surroundings. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Kevin “CaptainMath” DeVizia of the Tri-State Geocachers will present “Thanks for the cache!” a geocaching workshop, on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
Join DeVizia for a session introducing the sport of geocaching, the fast-growing hobby in which you use a handheld GPS device or a smartphone to find hidden containers called “geocaches.” Read more
GREENTOWN, PA — On Saturday, June 8, Promised Land State Park staff and the Leave-No-Trace Traveling Trainers from Boulder, CO will host a daylong series of programs.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet the visiting Leave-No-Trace trainers and park staff at the tables near the food concession in the Day Use Area.
Introduction to Kayaking Session 1 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Day Use Beach Area, and Session 2 from 2 to 3 p.m. Usage fee is $5 to borrow the park’s kayaks, or bring your own kayak or canoe. Join Carissa Longo, environmental education specialist, to learn how to paddle. Read more
BETHEL, NY — “The Landscape: Emblematic and Abstract,” featuring the works of Daisy de Puthod and Madelon Jones, will open on Friday, June 7 at the Stray Cat Gallery, with a reception on Saturday, June 8 from 4 to 7 p.m.
De Puthod prefers to paint her subjects figuratively with a bold and colorful contemporary style. Jones’ work utilizes mediums such as embossment, painting and encaustic capturing nature’s form and color through the abstraction. Read more