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November 2013

Equinunk Historical Society Holiday Open House

December 6, 2013
December 7, 2013
December 8, 2013

The Equinunk Historical Society Open House, 12 noon. J.R. & Leana Stanton will provide seasonal music. If you can, please bring a dish to share. The newly restocked Calder Corner Shop is open for holiday shopping. 570/224-6722.

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Carol MacMaster
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570/224-6722

Lake Huntington News

It’s a little cold out there. The lawn is covered with snow, the heat is up and the soup is on. It’s during times like this that I wish I were a snow bird going to Florida, but knowing me, I would just complain that it’s too hot. I love to shovel snow, but I hate to drive on the icy roads. Today we worked at the food pantry, putting together 50 Thanksgiving dinners for local families; we could not do it without the support of all of you.  Read more

Sullivan County Workforce Development Board meeting

December 10, 2013

Meeting of the Sullivan County Workforce Development Board at Sullivan County BOCES, Rubin Pollack Center, Career & Tech Dining Room, Ferndale-Loomis Rd., 8-9am. 845/807-0385.

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845-807-0385

A Thanksgiving story; The tale of ‘three sisters:’ squash, corn and beans

At Christmastime in 1620, 102 passengers arrived at Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower. It was a brutal first winter, and by its end nearly half of the Pilgrims had perished. By the following November only 53 remained to celebrate their first harvest feast in the New World, the same feast we now recognize as the first Thanksgiving.

The truth is that without food from Native Americans during the Pilgrims’ first year and lessons in how to grow native crops, even fewer settlers would have survived.  Read more

‘Foraging and Feasting’; A new field guide and cookbook

At a presentation at Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor, NY, author and herbalist Dina Falconi and botanical illustrator Wendy Hollender talked about their new book “Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook.” The 230-page book contains 50 detailed and beautiful illustrations of wild plants and thousands of recipes using the wild plants and others. The presentation and book signing included food made from wild edible plants by Jen McGlashan of Channery Hill Farm in Callicoon Center, NY.  Read more

Catskill Regional Medical Center enhances imaging services

Callicoon, NY — Catskill Regional’s Grover M. Hermann Hospital recently announced that digital screening mammography and bone density testing are now available at its campus in Callicoon. These services are also available at the Catskill Regional Imaging Center located in Monticello in addition to other imaging services.  Read more

Birth Announcements

Wayne Memorial Hospital announces the following births:

September 29, 2013 — John Andrew LaBelle Jr. was born to Jessica Lynn Carrigan and John Andrew LaBelle of Greeley, PA. Maternal grandparent is Elizabeth Carney of Lake Ariel, PA. Paternal grandparents are John Thomas LaBelle and Jodie Marie Labelle of Greeley, PA.

October 11, 2013 — Sylvia Clementine was born to Daphne Laput and Evan Laput of Shohola, PA. Maternal grandparents are Vera and Matthew Frendak of Shohola, PA. Paternal grandparents are Amador and Carol Laput of Glen Spey, NY.  Read more

Assistance available with health insurance process

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) has been designated a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization to assist the public with the health insurance marketplace process. Services are offered free of charge to everyone, not just patients of WMCHC physician practices.

WMCHC has appointed two full-time outreach enrollment coordinators, thanks in part to a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train and retain staff for this service.  Read more

The health benefits of coconuts

Coconuts are one of the most wonderful foods on the planet and can even help save your life.  Read more

Thanksgiving and mental health; Gratitude helps diminish the darkness

As Thanksgiving is approaching I’ve gotten to think about the role that gratitude has played in the mental, spiritual and/or physical growth of the many people I have journeyed with in my practice through the years. When I speak of gratitude, I am speaking of a feeling or a state of mind that arises when one gives focused attention to the things that one values, both within oneself and in the world at large.  Read more