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September 2013

Heroin bust in Liberty

The Village of Liberty Police Department Detective Division concluded a month long investigation into sales of heroin and crack cocaine from an apartment on Dwyer Avenue in the Village of Liberty with the execution of a no-knock search warrant in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  Read more

Novak found guilty on all counts

His 13-year-old daughter gave testimony that contradicted the star witness. His fellow paramedics testified that he was a caring professional, and that the star witness was cruel and spiteful. Ultimately, however, the jury believed the star witness and the version of events she provided. The jury found Paul Novak guilty of the murder of his wife on December 13, 2008 in the tiny hamlet of Lava, NY. The verdict was delivered on September 27.  Read more

Our Mother's Daughters

October 10, 2013
October 17, 2013
October 24, 2013
October 31, 2013
November 7, 2013
November 14, 2013

Our Mother’s Daughters, a six-week class taught by Kathie Carlson, MA, will be held on Thursdays, October 10 to November 14 from 1:30-3pm at The Sanctuary of Oils, 61 Commercial St. Limited to 10. The cost is $150 for the series. Register now; call 570/503-7044.

For More Information: 
Contact Kathie Carlson
Contact Phone #: 
570/503-7044

Sawing demonstration and tours

October 5, 2013

The Joel Hill water-powered, Civil War Era Sawmill will hold this season's last public sawing and tours of the old mill, 11am-3pm. Owned by the Equinunk Historical Society the sawmill is located on Duck Harbor Rd. 570/224-8500.

For More Information: 
Linda Wescott
Contact Phone #: 
570/224-8500

St. Joseph Penny Social

October 12, 2013

St. Joseph Church of Rileyville will hold its annual Penny Social at the Catholic Family Community Center on Cliff St. Doors open at 5pm, calling begins at 6pm. Refreshments will be available. Includes basket raffle, door prizes, baked goods. Donations welcomed. 570/729-7024.

For More Information: 
Joanne
Contact Phone #: 
570/729-7024

Open registration at Stoneworks Learning Center

September 26, 2013 - October 15, 2013

Open registration for Enrichment classes & Youth Afterschool Program. Info for all programs, including Homeschool Cooperative at The Stoneworks Learning Center, 1036 REAR Main St. (directly behind The Cooperage). More info at www.thestoneworks.org.

For More Information: 
Rebecca Ballentine
Contact Phone #: 
570/251-7704

Upper Delaware photo contest announced

In June 2013, the first Upper Delaware BioBlitz took place in Northern Wayne County, PA, during which teams of scientists and volunteers documented 1,024 distinct species of plants, animals and insects during a 24-hour period (learn more at upperdelawarebioblitz.com).

The effort provides a snapshot of the biodiversity of life on the Starlight, PA property, and has since led to the first “Photos of Nature in the Upper Delaware Watershed” contest.  Read more

Learning curve

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The greatest sense of satisfaction comes from knowing you have done your best, for that is all that any of us can ever hope to render. Doing so requires inner strength, perseverance and determination, attributes that don’t show up in win/loss records or statistics. Marshaling all we have in the face adversity, pain, overwhelming odds and even the heartbreak of defeat can forge character and a realization of a timeless truth: Success is not measured against others, but against oneself, for there will always be those who are more talented and more successful.  Read more

Big Sky on the road with ‘Women on Fire’

GARDINER, NY — An afternoon of 12 monologues will be presented by Big Sky Productions, one of Sullivan County’s resident theatre troupes, at the Gardiner Library Community Room on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m.  Read more

Big Eddy Film Festival a success

NARROWSBURG, NY — Many people gathered last Friday night on the upper floor of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance for the opening night gala of the Big Eddy Film Festival. The festival screened 28 independent films over the weekend. The opening night feature was “The Truth About Emmanuel” and the two features on Saturday night were “Hide your Smiling Faces” and “Knuckle Jack.”

Other films included “Tiny,” a documentary about the tiny house movement, and many short films that were shot in the area, like “Skin” and “This Park Is Mine.”  Read more